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J503 - Spinel $ 200 SOLD
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 2 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J503a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J503b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J503c.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystal from a new find. Complete all around with typical pitted growth but only very minor chipping. Good luster and translucency.


J507 - Spinel $ 200
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J507a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J507b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J507c.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J507d.jpg]

Intergrown spinel-twinned purple Spinel crystals from a new find. Complete all around with typical pitted growth but only very minor chipping. Good luster and translucency.


J518 - Vayrynenite $ 750 SOLD
Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Vayrynenite from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J518a.jpg] Vayrynenite from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J518b.jpg] Vayrynenite from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J518c.jpg] Vayrynenite from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J518d.jpg]

Amazing double-terminated Vayrynenite on matrix. Matrix Vayrynenite are hard to find, let alone a double-terminated crystal. Good flat, smooth termination faces on both ends with natural pitting along the prism faces. As a bonus there are small Vayrynenite crystals (5 to the left and 2 to the right) attached to the matrix that add even more opulence to an already rare piece. One of the small crystals is also double-terminated. Undamaged.


J521 - Tourmaline $ 750
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.8 x 1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J521a.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J521b.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J521c.jpg]

Facet quality 'lipstick' Tourmaline of light green grading up to a red termination. One of the small side crystals has a chipped termination, otherwise the enire piece is undamaged. Weighs 7.39 grams.


J525 - Wulfenite $ 125 SOLD
Rawhide Mine, Mojave Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Wulfenite from Rawhide Mine, Mojave Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J525a.jpg] Wulfenite from Rawhide Mine, Mojave Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J525b.jpg] Wulfenite from Rawhide Mine, Mojave Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J525c.jpg] Wulfenite from Rawhide Mine, Mojave Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J525e.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite matrix. One crystal is a perfect, undamaged 1cm transparent 'window pane'..


J555 - Gold with Ferberite $ 260
Julcani Mine, Huancavelica, Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Gold with Ferberite from Julcani Mine, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J555a.jpg] Gold with Ferberite from Julcani Mine, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J555b.jpg] Gold with Ferberite from Julcani Mine, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J555c.jpg]

Spongy masses of Gold associated with Ferberite crystals in a Quartz matrix. These were found years ago and I've not seen them since, this specimen out of an old collection. It featured 4 small areas of Gold, each directly adjacent to a Ferberite crystal.



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