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J417 - Quartz on Prehnite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 972)
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm


Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417a.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417b.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417c.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417d.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417e.jpg]

Criss-crossing Quartz crystals with smokey scepters atop a mound of green Prehnite. Highly aesthetic specimen that has it all - good color contrast, exciting form, and looks good from any angle. Undamaged except for some partial quartz crystals along the lower edges.


J418 - Brookite in Quartz $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583)
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418c.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418d.jpg]

Sharp, water clear Quartz crystals included by Brookite crystals. The main Quartz crystal has both a large 2cm Brookite that rises up off the bottom plus a smaller approximately 8mm Brookite floating in the termination. Fine and undamaged, one of the better examples from this occurrence that I've seen.


J422 - Tourmaline, Quartz $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583) SOLD
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422a.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422b.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422c.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422d.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422e.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422f.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422g.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422h.jpg] Tourmaline, Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J422i.jpg]

Matrixless cluster of green Tourmaline crystals hosting two double-terminated Quartz crystals. The Quartz are included by needles of Tourmaline that give them a somewhat blue coloration. Old specimen out of a collection.


J426 - Quartz $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 97)
Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Quartz from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J426a.jpg] Quartz from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J426b.jpg] Quartz from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J426c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around and undamaged with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Old specimen found in 1996.


J401 - Prehnite with Epidote $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583) SOLD
Commune Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali
small cabinet - 8 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Prehnite with Epidote from Commune Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/J401a.jpg] Prehnite with Epidote from Commune Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/J401b.jpg] Prehnite with Epidote from Commune Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/J401c.jpg]

Out of the thousands of Mali Prehnite/Epidote specimens I've seen over the years, this one may be the most interesting, fun, and unique. A tall stack of globular green Prehnite that reminds me of Marge Simpson's hair from the television show 'The Simpsons'. The cluster of Epidote crystals at the base provide a nice accent. Complete all around and undamaged.


J411 - Aquamarine with Muscovite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 155) SOLD
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Aquamarine with Muscovite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J411a.jpg] Aquamarine with Muscovite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J411b.jpg] Aquamarine with Muscovite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J411c.jpg]

Transparent Aquamarine crystal, 2.5cm tall, upright in front of a backdrop of Muscovite crystals.


J407 - Aquamarine $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 155)
Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407a.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407b.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407c.jpg]

Transparent criss-crossing Aquamarine crystals. Good transparency and undamaged, cute thumbnail.


J394 - Prehnite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J394a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J394b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J394c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J394d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation that is complete all around, undamaged except for a couple tiny nicks that are hard to find.


J395 - Prehnite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 648)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It's undamaged and formed atop a (now gone) Tanzanite crystal and only tiny bits of Tanzanite remain on the base.


J397 - Prehnite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It ahs some contact/rough areas along the rear right side but can be displayed showing nothing but fat, juicy yellow crystals.


J398 - Prehnite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J398a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J398b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J398c.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. Little to no damage with Graphite attached to the back side.


J334 - Hematite $ 160 (=~ AUS$ 207)
Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334a.jpg] Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334b.jpg] Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334c.jpg] Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334d.jpg]

Crystals of irridescent Hematite associated with Pyrite. Colorful sheens of reds and greens play across the surface of the crystals. Comes with an old Lawrence Conklin label.


J403 - Tourmaline $ 140 (=~ AUS$ 181)
Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403a.jpg] Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403b.jpg] Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403c.jpg] Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403d.jpg]

Complete single Tourmaline crystal (likely Liddicoatite) with a transparent green base and a bright pink termination. Slight edge wear otherwise undamaged. Weighs 4.2 grams.


J330 - Augelite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 155)
Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 2 cm


Augelite from Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J330a.jpg] Augelite from Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J330b.jpg] Augelite from Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J330c.jpg]

Lustrous and sharp Augelite crystals well dispersed across the flat surface. Associated with Quartz and Pyrite. Undamaged.


J380 - Smithsonite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583) SOLD
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J380a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J380b.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J380c.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J380d.jpg]

Bubbly looking layers of blue Smithsonite that ranges from intense blue to a more lavender blue. Older specimen with excellent color.



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