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C455 - Apophyllite with Stilbite $ 350 (=~ € 285)
Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 5 cm


Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455a.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455b.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455c.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455d.jpg]

Aesthetic formation of yellow Apophyllite and pink Stilbite crystals. The crystals grew around a Quartz stalactite so it's perfectly crystallized all around, and the only 'contact' is the tiny 3mm end of the stalactite that can be seen at the very bottom. The largest Apop is 4.3cm across. A gorgeous, undamaged specimen.


C456 - Quartz $ 1250 (=~ € 1016)
Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia
cabinet - 11 x 8.5 x 8 cm


Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456c.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456d.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456e.jpg]

Matrix Quartz specimen featuring a stunning 6cm transparent crystal rising out of a Quartz and Calcite crystal lined vug. The crystal has a sharp smokey phantom and red Hematite inclusions. Perfect and undamaged. Flat, sawcut base.


C457 - Gold SOLD
Kisbanya, Transylvania, Romania
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


Gold from Kisbanya, Transylvania, Romania [db_pics/pics/c457a.jpg] Gold from Kisbanya, Transylvania, Romania [db_pics/pics/c457b.jpg] Gold from Kisbanya, Transylvania, Romania [db_pics/pics/c457c.jpg] Gold from Kisbanya, Transylvania, Romania [db_pics/pics/c457d.jpg]

Loads of leafy Gold atop sparkling white drusy Quartz crystals. Out of an old collection built in the 1960s and '70s. The old label shows a price of $450 (about $3,500 in todays dollars based on inflation alone, not taking into account the dramatic rise in mineral values over the last decade).


C458 - Danburite $ 390 (=~ € 317) SOLD
Dal'negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Danburite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c458a.jpg] Danburite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c458b.jpg] Danburite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c458c.jpg] Danburite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c458d.jpg]

Transparent amber/brown Danburite crystal with bevelled edges. I've had this crystal for over 10 years, it's the best one I've ever been able to acquire.


C460 - Cerussite on Barite $ 450 (=~ € 366) SOLD
Mibladen Morocco
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 4 cm


Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen Morocco [db_pics/pics/c460a.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen Morocco [db_pics/pics/c460b.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen Morocco [db_pics/pics/c460c.jpg]

Large Cerussite crystals atop pink Barite. These are fairly common (or were) though usually with much smaller crystals. This is by far the best such specimen I've ever owned. It's undamaged and densely covered with large, translucent crystals to 4cm, with just the right amount of pink barite showing for optimal contrast.


C461 - Axinite in Quartz $ 300 (=~ € 244) SOLD
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Axinite in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c461a.jpg] Axinite in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c461b.jpg]

Axinite crystals completly included within a partial transparent Quartz crystal. This is from a large pocket opened by John Seibel several years ago. The pocket produced hundreds of specimens, many with Axinite partially included within Quartz crystals. This was the only one I could find that had good sized Axinite crystals completely enclosed within the Quartz. The included Axinite crystals are up to 9mm in size.


C462 - Aquamarine $ 150 (=~ € 122)
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462a.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462b.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462c.jpg]

Transparent blue Beryl from the Erongo finds. This one is unusual for the locality in that it is totally transparent and it's lightly etched. Complete and undamaged. Good luster too, better than photos.


C463 - Lepidolite on Tourmaline $ 240 (=~ € 195)
Paprok, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463a.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463b.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463c.jpg]

Pink and green Tourmaline crystal with an attached cluster of Lepidolite. There is a Quartz crystal and another small Tourmaline sticking out of the Lepidolite cluster. Clean and undamaged.


C464 - Silver $ 600 (=~ € 488)
Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.4 x 2.0 cm


Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464a.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464b.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464c.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464d.jpg]

Thick, ropey Silver wire rising up off a small bit of matrix. The wire rises up then does a U-turn back down towards the base, with another thick wire flaring off the top of the curve. The wires reach 5mm in thickness.


C465 - Silver $ 280 (=~ € 228)
Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2.0 cm


Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c465a.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c465b.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c465c.jpg]

Sturdy 2-3mm Silver wire from the famous Uchuchacua Mine in Peru. The main wire rises up then branches out into 4 separate wires at the top.


C466 - Apophyllite $ 250 (=~ € 203)
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c466a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c466b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c466c.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips.


C467 - Apophyllite $ 290 (=~ € 236)
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c467a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c467b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c467c.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips.


C468 - Cerussite $ 240 (=~ € 195)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c468a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c468b.jpg]

Floater specimen of Cerussite crystals on matrix with green Duftite. Crystallized all around with a perfectly centered 'snowflake' Cerussite crystal of 1.3cm. Insignificant damage to some crystals.


C469 - Quartz $ 250 (=~ € 203)
Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c469a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c469b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c469c.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c469d.jpg]

Fat, juicy Amethyst with a smaller crystal crossing in front. Great color, undamaged.



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