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G395 - Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) $ 200 (=~ £ 144)
Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland
small cabinet - 7.3 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm


Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395a.jpg] Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395b.jpg] Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395c.jpg] Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395d.jpg] Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395e.jpg]

A plate-like matrix of water-clear quartz crystals showing an excellent example of a rare gwindel habit group measuring about 2.8cm tall on the right side. Nearly perfect with only minimal contact, mainly at the edges on the back side and difficult to see. A classic Swiss specimen.


SM153 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350 (=~ £ 252)
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153d.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153e.jpg]

Complete single 'Chrome Tourmaline', which is vanadium and chromium rich Dravite found in east Africa. Fine undamaged crystal with deep green color. Comes with a former dealer label showing a price of $750.


SM156 - Chrome Diopside $ 200 (=~ £ 144) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Chrome Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM156a.jpg] Chrome Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM156b.jpg] Chrome Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM156c.jpg] Chrome Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM156d.jpg]

Fine quality single Diopside crystal with the top color for the locality (which happens to produce the world's best Diopside crystals). For some reason the more transparent Diopside crystal from Merelani typically have pale color and the bright, deep green Diopside crystals are less transparent. This crystal has both top color and good transparency. The termination has an unusual growth pattern but is undamaged.


SM158 - Bastnasite $ 150 (=~ £ 108)
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158a.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158b.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158c.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158d.jpg]

Fine quality Bastnasite specimen composed of a cluster of undamaged crystals to 1.6cm in size. Translucent yellow/brown in color. Complete all around and undamaged.


SM162 - Copper after Cuprite $ 120 (=~ £ 86)
Onganja, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm


Copper after Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM162a.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM162b.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM162c.jpg]

Undamaged floater cluster of Copper crystals that have replaced Cuprite crystals. Main crystals is 1.5cm.


SM168 - Epidote $ 80 (=~ £ 58) SOLD
Bajaur Agency, Pakistan
miniature - 3.4 x 1.6 x 0.3 cm


Epidote from Bajaur Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM168a.jpg] Epidote from Bajaur Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM168b.jpg] Epidote from Bajaur Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM168c.jpg] Epidote from Bajaur Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM168d.jpg]

Rare faden Epidote crystal mined in 2016 in Bajaur Agency, Pakistan, hand selected from the pocket and shipped to me. Sharply formed double-terminated crystal with good transparency and a distinct faden line running up the center. Undamaged.


SM171 - Eosphorite on Rose Quartz $ 300 (=~ £ 216)
Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171a.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171b.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171d.jpg]

Cluster of pink rose Quartz crystals with attached Eosphorite crystals. The specimen has particularly good, uniform and regular shaped Quartz crystals. The specimen detached in the pocket and there are Eosphorite crystals on both the front and back sides. Undamaged.


SM173 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 280 (=~ £ 201)
Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173a.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173b.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173c.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173d.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of Gersdorffite, a nickel arsenic sulfide, on matrix with green Annabergite. Crystals reach 1.9cm wide.


SM174 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 280 (=~ £ 201)
Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5 cm


Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174a.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174b.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174c.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174d.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174e.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of Gersdorffite, a nickel arsenic sulfide, on matrix with green Annabergite. Crystals reach 2.4cm wide.


SM179 - Cassiterite, Apatite, Tourmaline, Arsenopyrite $ 200 (=~ £ 144)
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Cassiterite, Apatite, Tourmaline, Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM179a.jpg] Cassiterite, Apatite, Tourmaline, Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM179c.jpg] Cassiterite, Apatite, Tourmaline, Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM179d.jpg]

Fine Panasquiera specimen with green Apatite crystals, Cassiterite crystals, Arsenopyrite, clear Quartz crystals, and fibrous Tourmaline crystals. The Quartz crystals have great inclusions of the Tourmaline. Undamaged.


C600 - Cerussite on Barite $ 280 (=~ £ 201)
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600a.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600b.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600c.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600d.jpg]

Fine quality twinned yellow Cerussite crystal perfectly centered atop bladed pink Barite crystals. The Cerussite is perfect and undamaged with areas that are bright yellow and transparent. Comes with old labels from Bob Sullivan, Len Pisciotta, and Cliff Krueger. The Krueger label indicates it was bought for $60 on August 26, 1982.


C601 - Mottramite $ 250 (=~ £ 180)
Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


Mottramite from Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c601a.jpg] Mottramite from Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c601b.jpg] Mottramite from Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c601c.jpg] Mottramite from Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c601d.jpg]

Large bubbly mass of Mottramite with areas of highly satiny surface luster. Undamaged with an old specimen number painted on the bottom and an old label showing a price of $250.


C602 - Pyromorphite $ 200 (=~ £ 144)
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602d.jpg]

Chunky Quartz matrix covered on multiple sides by drusy Pyromorphite and on one side by larger crystals. The Crystal range from yellowish green to bright neon lime green that contrast well against the white matrix. A couple missing crystals keep the price much lower than the visual impact would suggest.


C603 - Vanandinite $ 650 (=~ £ 468)
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.7 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603a.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603b.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603c.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603d.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603e.jpg]

Large red Vanadinite crystals to 1.8cm on matrix. Showy grouping of crystals with main group undamaged and all others except two insignificant 5mm crystals also undamaged. Although Vanadinite specimens are currently common, aesthetic clusters such as this are not.


C604 - Uvite on Magnesite $ 220 (=~ £ 158)
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c604a.jpg] Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c604b.jpg] Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c604c.jpg]

Undamaged green Uvite crystals on white Magnesite. Fine example of this occurrence, with crystals on the backside too.



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