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T900 - Cylindrite $ 125
Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t900a.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t900b.jpg]

Exceptionally rich Cylindrite specimen composed almost entirely of spray formations of Cylindrite crystals. The only macro sized crystals of this cylindrical crystal habit in the mineral world.


T901 - Cylindrite $ 125
Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2 cm


Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t901a.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t901b.jpg]

Exceptionally rich Cylindrite specimen composed almost entirely of spray formations of Cylindrite crystals. The only macro sized crystals of this cylindrical crystal habit in the mineral world.


T902 - Whiteite $ 180
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902a.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902b.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902c.jpg]

Large, double-terminated single crystal with associated Quartz crystals. Undamaged.


T903 - Apatite, Muscovite, Schorl $ 250 SOLD
Kunar, Afghanistan
cabinet - 13 x 9 x 7 cm


Apatite, Muscovite, Schorl from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t903a.jpg] Apatite, Muscovite, Schorl from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t903b.jpg] Apatite, Muscovite, Schorl from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t903c.jpg]

A 1.7cm purple Apatite crystal associated with Quartz, Schorl, and large, translucent silvery green books of Muscovite.


T906 - Bastnasite $ 350
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906a.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906b.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906c.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906d.jpg]

Well formed, complete single translucent yellow/brown Basnasite crystal. There is a small notch on the bottom where it was attached to another crystal. Undamaged and good on both sides.


T907 - Diaspore $ 350
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5 x 1.3 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t907a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t907b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t907c.jpg]

Single translucent to transparent crystal of Diaspore. This is rare material from old stocks in Turkey, no more is being found as the deposit has been exhausted. Though somewhat etched in appearance, this is a terminated crystal, which are uncommon. Gemstones cut from Diaspore are marketed as 'Zultanite".


T908 - Barite $ 80
France
miniature - 4 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm


Barite from France [db_pics/pics/t908a.jpg] Barite from France [db_pics/pics/t908b.jpg] Barite from France [db_pics/pics/t908c.jpg]

Terminated single gem Barite crystal. Very slight edge wear, otherwise undamaged. There is an old collection number painted on the bottom.


T909 - Arsenopyrite on Quartz $ 250 SOLD
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Arsenopyrite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t909a.jpg] Arsenopyrite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t909b.jpg] Arsenopyrite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t909c.jpg] Arsenopyrite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t909d.jpg]

Highly aesthetic specimen of bright, silvery Arsenopyrite crystals on a single Quartz crystal. There is slight chipping on a couple Arsenopyrite crystals, but overall very clean and showy, and good from all angles. There is a smal amount of Siderite crystals too, and even an Arsenopyrite crystal included within the Quartz crystal. It's like a miniature modern art sculpture, a really beautiful piece.


T910 - Quartz $ 150 SOLD
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t910a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t910b.jpg]

Quartz scepter with a rough, milky stalk and a transparent red scepter head.


T911 - Quartz $ 170 SOLD
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t911a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t911b.jpg]

Quartz crystal colored by Hematite. Transparent orange, complete all around.


T912 - Diamond $ 325
Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.1 cm


Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t912a.jpg] Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t912b.jpg]

Polished slice of a Diamond crystal showing color zoning. For further information, read the article titled 'Optically-zoned (Star) Diamonds from Zimbabwe' in the March-April 2014 issue of Rocks and Minerals magazine.


T913 - Diamond $ 300
Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.1 cm


Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t913a.jpg] Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t913b.jpg]

Polished slice of a Diamond crystal showing color zoning. For further information, read the article titled 'Optically-zoned (Star) Diamonds from Zimbabwe' in the March-April 2014 issue of Rocks and Minerals magazine.


T914 - Diamond $ 350
Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.1 cm


Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t914a.jpg] Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t914b.jpg]

Polished slice of a Diamond crystal showing color zoning. Looks like a face. For further information, read the article titled 'Optically-zoned (Star) Diamonds from Zimbabwe' in the March-April 2014 issue of Rocks and Minerals magazine.



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