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C186 - Lazurite with Pyrite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389) SOLD
Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


Lazurite with Pyrite from Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c186a.jpg] Lazurite with Pyrite from Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c186b.jpg] Lazurite with Pyrite from Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c186c.jpg]

Two crystals of Lazurite on matrix with Pyrite. The main crystal is 1.2cm and well exposed from the matrix 360 degrees around. The added color and sparkle from the Pyrite makes the piece.


C188 - Fluorite with Barite $ 1800 (=~ AUS$ 2332) SOLD
Berbes, Asturias, Spain
cabinet - 15 x 12 x 9 cm


Fluorite with Barite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/c188a.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/c188b.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/c188c.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/c188d.jpg]

Color zoned purple Fluorite with blades of white Barite. Beautiful translucent cubes of Fluorite to 4.3cm in size on the diagonal. Damaged crystal are present along the edges where the specimen broke away, but the large central crystals are perfect.


C189 - Heliodor $ 550 (=~ AUS$ 712) SOLD
Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.7 x 2.7 x 2 cm


Heliodor from Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c189a.jpg] Heliodor from Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c189b.jpg] Heliodor from Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c189c.jpg]

Icicle-like etched Heliodor crystal. Transparent crystal with medium yellow color. Not quite as spectacular as the Ukrainian Heliodors, but at a fraction of the price. Perfect except for where a narrow ridge of crystal broke off at the rear top. Weighs 57.8 grams. .


C190 - Rhodochrosite stalactite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 518) SOLD
Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Prov., Argentina
small cabinet - 8 x 2 x 2 cm


Rhodochrosite stalactite from Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Prov., Argentina [db_pics/pics/c190a.jpg] Rhodochrosite stalactite from Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Prov., Argentina [db_pics/pics/c190b.jpg] Rhodochrosite stalactite from Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Prov., Argentina [db_pics/pics/c190c.jpg] Rhodochrosite stalactite from Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Prov., Argentina [db_pics/pics/c190d.jpg]

Undamaged stalactite of Rhodochrosite. Appears to be two closly intergrown stalactites. The surface is crystallized and pink on one side, grey on the other. .


C191 - Chrome Cerussite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Magnet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Chrome Cerussite from Magnet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/c191a.jpg] Chrome Cerussite from Magnet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/c191b.jpg] Chrome Cerussite from Magnet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/c191c.jpg]

Bright yellow Cerussite 'snowflakes' on a limonite matrix. Rare old material from the Magnet Mine. Comes with Andy Seibel and Schneiders labels.


C192 - Wulfenite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 518)
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4 cm


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c192a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c192b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c192c.jpg]

Aesthetic specimen of Wulfenite crystals on a vuggy Limonite matrix. This piece is special because it has both typical translucent Butterscotch colored crystals, and smaller gem crystals.


C193 - Lepidolite on Topaz $ 950 (=~ AUS$ 1231) SOLD
Xanda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 6 cm


Lepidolite on Topaz from Xanda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c193a.jpg] Lepidolite on Topaz from Xanda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c193b.jpg] Lepidolite on Topaz from Xanda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c193c.jpg] Lepidolite on Topaz from Xanda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c193d.jpg] Lepidolite on Topaz from Xanda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c193e.jpg]

Large glassy blue Topaz crystal. Complete all around and undamaged with a couple etched faces and nicely transparent. The crystal detached in the pocket and the bottom is coated by Lepidolite crystals. Weighs approximately 391 grams.


C194 - Erythrite on Quartz $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Shaft 1, Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Erythrite on Quartz from Shaft 1, Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c194a.jpg] Erythrite on Quartz from Shaft 1, Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c194b.jpg] Erythrite on Quartz from Shaft 1, Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c194c.jpg]

Quartz crystal lined vug loaded with large, bright purple Erythrite crystals to 3cm. A very rich example of this species.


C195 - Aquamarine with Schorl $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777) SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c195a.jpg] Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c195b.jpg] Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c195c.jpg]

Recently mined specimen of a 5.7 x 2cm Aquamarine crystal with two attached terminated Schorl crystals. Undamaged and very showy.


C196 - Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 518)
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196a.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196b.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196c.jpg]

Recently mined specimen of a 4 x 1.5cm Aquamarine crystal with an attached Quartz crystal and Schorl crystals. Undamaged and very showy.


C197 - Covellite on Quartz $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197a.jpg] Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197b.jpg] Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197c.jpg] Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197d.jpg]

Hexagonal platy crystals of irridescent Covellite on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. While larger foliated masses of Covellite crystals are more commonly seen, my favorite type from the locality are those such as this specimen with the individual crystals standing up on a bed of Quartz crystals.


C198 - Pyromorphite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is nearly solid Pyromorphite with just a very small amount of limonite. Showy with top lime green color. Comes with old Steve Perry label.


C199 - Rhodochrosite with Ferberite $ 700 (=~ AUS$ 907) SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c199a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c199b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c199c.jpg]

Transluscent red Rhodochrosite crystals attached to a Ferberite crystal with associated Pyrite. Rhodochrosite is uncommon for this mine, and this is the best one I have ever seen, in addition to being good sized for the locality.


C200 - Azurite $ 2000 (=~ AUS$ 2591)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4 x 4.5 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200e.jpg]

Large group of chunky Azurite crystals. Main crystal is 3.8cm wide across the termination. Translucent along the edges when held to a light. There are small Cerussite crystals present. Undamaged except where it broke away from the host rock on the right side. Comes with an old label from noted Tsumeb collector Carl Acosta and old price of $3,800.



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