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T946 - Selenite $ 400
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
large cabinet - 17.5 x 9 x 8 cm


Selenite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t946a.jpg] Selenite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t946b.jpg] Selenite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t946c.jpg] Selenite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t946d.jpg] Selenite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t946e.jpg]

The world's best, and certainly the largest, Selenite crystals are found at Naica. This double-terminated, transparent Selenite crystal is considered tiny for the mine, where crystal size is measured in feet, but it is perfectly sized for a collector. Complete and undamaged, recently released from an old collection. There is a good yellow phantom in the crystal on the left side.


T947 - Huelandite $ 180
Fassatal, South Tyrol, Italy
cabinet - 11.5 x 8 x 7 cm


Huelandite from Fassatal, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/t947a.jpg] Huelandite from Fassatal, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/t947b.jpg] Huelandite from Fassatal, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/t947c.jpg]

Open vug lined with red Huelandite crystals. Loads of good crystals lining all sides of the cavity.


T948 - Apophyllite on Analcime $ 280
Seiser Alp, South Tyrol, Italy
cabinet - 11.5 x 8 x 6 cm


Apophyllite on Analcime from Seiser Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/t948a.jpg] Apophyllite on Analcime from Seiser Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/t948b.jpg] Apophyllite on Analcime from Seiser Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/t948c.jpg]

Open vug lined with pink Analcime crystals with tabular, transparent Apophyllite crystals on the Analcime.


T949 - Stibnite $ 450
Baia Sprie mine, MaramureČ™ Co., Romania
large cabinet - 20 x 12 x 4 cm


Stibnite from Baia Sprie mine, MaramureČ™ Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/t949a.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie mine, MaramureČ™ Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/t949b.jpg]

Large flat specimen covered by clusters of Stibnite crystals with Calcite on the front side. Backside is also fully crystallized with rounded masses of grey Calcite. Large, showy display specimen out of an old collection.


T950 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 300
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950c.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950d.jpg]

Gem purple Kunzite crystal with the backside coated by tan Stilbite crystals. A beautiful, well terminated Kunzite on it's own, with added color and flair due to the Stilbite. Pegmatitic Stilbite is uncommon.


T951 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 100
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951c.jpg]

Gem purple Kunzite crystal with the backside coated by tan Stilbite crystals. A beautiful, well terminated Kunzite on it's own, with added color and flair due to the Stilbite. Pegmatitic Stilbite is uncommon. Well terminated but priced lower because one face is a cleavage, but can be displayed perfectly from the Stilbite covered side.


T952 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 280
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 1.2 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t952a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t952b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t952c.jpg]

Gem purple Kunzite crystal with the backside coated by tan Stilbite crystals. A beautiful, well terminated Kunzite on it's own, with added color and flair due to the Stilbite. Pegmatitic Stilbite is uncommon.


T953 - Tourmaline $ 400
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.8 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Tourmaline from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t953a.jpg] Tourmaline from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t953b.jpg] Tourmaline from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t953c.jpg]

Transparent single crystal, green for most of it's length with a purple tip. Well terminated and facet quality for it's entire length.


T954 - Quartz $ 700
Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam
large cabinet - 17 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm


Quartz from Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t954a.jpg] Quartz from Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t954b.jpg] Quartz from Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t954c.jpg]

Large, tapering Quartz crystal with interesting inclusions. The is the best, largest crystal from the one and only parcel I've ever seen of this material. The core is filled with hair-like crystals and green, yellow and red coloration. There is a green phantom at the tip and the outer zone is transparent.


T955 - Jamesonite in Apatite $ 200
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955a.jpg] Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955b.jpg] Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955c.jpg]

Glassy single Apatite crystal from the famous Siglo XX Mine. The Apatite appears to be clear but colored grey due to inclusions of needle-like crystals of Jamesonite. Old dealer price was $400 on this unusual thumbnail.


T956 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 425 SOLD
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/t956a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/t956b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/t956c.jpg]

Three Quartz crystals partially coated by deep blue, translucent Fluorite crystals. A particularly aesthetic one in my opinion.


T957 - Arsenopyrite $ 280
Panasquiera, Portugal
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 5 cm


Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t957a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t957b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t957c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Arsenopyrite crystals. Interestingly, the crystals are two colors. There is a first generation of larger, more silvery grey crystals and a second generation with a more golden 'Pyrite' color. Nothing but bright shiny crystals all around and a couple of Quartz crystals.


T958 - Pyromorphite $ 300
Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t958a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t958b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t958c.jpg]

Floater cluster of bright green Pyromorphite, well crystalizzed all around. There is one damaged tip on the backside, otherwise perfect all around. This specimen has the top color for the find.


T959 - Carletonite $ 400 SOLD
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Carletonite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t959a.jpg] Carletonite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t959b.jpg]

Well terminated single Carletonite crystal. A rarity that I bought from Frank Melanson approx. 15 years ago.


T960 - Spinel $ 220 SOLD
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/t960a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/t960b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/t960c.jpg]

Glassy, spinel-twinned crystal. Unusual in that it is nearly colorless with just a faint pink coloration.



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