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C559 - Covellite $ 2500 (=~ £ 1799)
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
cabinet - 10 x 9.5 x 5 cm


Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559a.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559b.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559c.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559d.jpg]

Irridescent blades of Covellite crystals on matrix with Quartz crystals. From the Don Boydston collection and comes with an old Burminco label.


C560 - Covellite $ 3800 (=~ £ 2734)
Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 6 cm


Covellite from Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c560a.jpg] Covellite from Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c560b.jpg] Covellite from Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c560c.jpg]

Irridescent blades of Covellite crystals in a few different areas on matrix. Ex. J.H. Marshall Jr. and Geary Murdock collections and comes with three old labels. One label indicates 'exceptionally well crystallized Covellite. One of the finest specimens I have ever seen from this locality'.


C561 - Benitoite, Neptunite $ 1200 (=~ £ 863) SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
cabinet - 15 x 8.0 x 3 cm


Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c561a.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c561b.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c561c.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c561d.jpg]

Flat matrix of Natrolite coated schist studded with Neptunite and Benitoite crystals. Largest Benitoite is 1.5cm, with Neptunites to 2.7cm.


C562 - Benitoite, Neptunite $ 600 (=~ £ 432) SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c562a.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c562b.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c562c.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c562d.jpg]

Flat matrix of Natrolite coated schist with Neptunite and Benitoite crystals. Largest Benitoite is 1.3cm. I'm always on the lookout for Benitoite crystals with good luster, and this is one of those rare finds with great luster and deep blue color. Areas of transparency in the Benitoite crystals.


C563 - Quartz with petroleum $ 200 (=~ £ 144) SOLD
Zhob, Belochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


Quartz with petroleum from Zhob, Belochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c563a.jpg] Quartz with petroleum from Zhob, Belochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c563b.jpg] Quartz with petroleum from Zhob, Belochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c563c.jpg]

Double-terminated clear Quartz crystal with inclusions of yellow petroleum (oil). There is one indentation from another crystal and the crystal is pristine and undamaged. Lots of oil in this one and larger sized than most. The oil is fluorescent.


C564 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 1200 (=~ £ 863)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.2 x 6 x 4 cm


Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564c.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564d.jpg]

Color-zoned purple/blue Fluorite cube with 5 terminated Quartz crystals grown along the sides.Two small trivial nicks otherwise pristine. Wonderful transparency and aesthetics.


C565 - Cumengite $ 350 (=~ £ 252) SOLD
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Cumengite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c565a.jpg] Cumengite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c565b.jpg] Cumengite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c565c.jpg] Cumengite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c565d.jpg]

Rare Cumengite specimen just released for sale by a Mexican miner. Cumengite is a rare halide that grows on the faces of Boleite cubes. On this specimen, there are large, perfect pointed crystals of Cumengite on 3 of Boleite cube faces, a pair of short pointed crystals on one face, and two small, contacted crystals on the remaining 2 cube faces.


C566 - Quartz $ 475 (=~ £ 342)
McEarl Mine, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA
cabinet - 10 x 4 x 4 cm


Quartz from McEarl Mine, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/c566a.jpg] Quartz from McEarl Mine, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/c566b.jpg] Quartz from McEarl Mine, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/c566c.jpg] Quartz from McEarl Mine, Garland Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/c566d.jpg]

Water clear transparent Quartz crystals of the high quality this mine is famous for. Main crystal is pristine and undamaged without even the slightest internal veil or imperfection in the upper half. One small nick present on the small side crystal.


C567 - Calcite on Copper $ 175 (=~ £ 126)
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567a.jpg] Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567b.jpg] Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567c.jpg]

Small Calcite crystals atop crystalline Copper with good patina. Calcite and green Epidote on the backside.


C568 - Prehnite $ 300 (=~ £ 216)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c568a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c568b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c568c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c568d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals on Graphite. Such yellow Prehnites have come from Merelani sporadically over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big chunky crystals all over in a mound shaped formation. There is some chipping present, but mostly nothing but great crystals sticking out in various directions. A good one for the find.


C569 - Prehnite $ 150 (=~ £ 108)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c569a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c569b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c569c.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Such yellow Prehnites have come from Merelani sporadically over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big chunky crystals all over, nothing but great crystals sticking out in various directions. A good one for the find.


C570 - Prehnite $ 300 (=~ £ 216)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals on Graphite. Such yellow Prehnites have come from Merelani sporadically over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big chunky crystals all over in a tall mound shaped formation. There is some chipping present, but mostly nothing but great crystals sticking out 360 degrees in all directions. A good one for the find.


C571 - Carrollite $ 300 (=~ £ 216)
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c571a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c571b.jpg]

Exquisite jewel of a Carrollite set perfectly in rhombic white Calcite. The octahedron is 1.1cm in size, highly lustrous, and undamaged.


C572 - Apatite $ 500 (=~ £ 360)
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572d.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572e.jpg]

Large blue/green Apatite crystals on Quartz crystals with Siderite. The Apatite crystals are highly lustrous and reach 2cm in size. Undamaged.


C573 - Wulfenite $ 350 (=~ £ 252) SOLD
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3 cm


Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c573a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c573b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c573c.jpg]

Distinctive Wulfenite crystals from recent finds at Mina Oujela. This is almost solid Wulfenite with just a small amount of Limonite on the bottom. It also uncommon for being relatively large sized without damage.



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