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J891 - Mimetite on Smithsonite $ 750 (=~ ¥ 79485) SOLD
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 2.5 cm


Mimetite on Smithsonite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J891a.jpg] Mimetite on Smithsonite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J891b.jpg] Mimetite on Smithsonite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J891c.jpg]

Satiny, globular yellow Smithsonite with attached sprays of Mimetite. A beautiful and rare Mapimi specimen.


J894 - Quartz with inclusions $ 250 (=~ ¥ 26495)
Madan, Bulgaria
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Quartz with inclusions from Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/J894a.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/J894b.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/J894c.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/J894d.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/J894e.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/J894f.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/J894g.jpg]

This is an interesting Quartz specimen I found in a parcel of Galena, Pyrite, Sphalerite and other Bulgarian minerals. It's a complete and undamaged cluster of parallel grown, double-terminated Quartz crystals with a variety of different included and attached minerals including Galena, Chalcopyrite, and Realgar. Pristine and perfect, a gem of a specimen.


J781 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897)
Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/J781a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/J781b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/J781c.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/J781d.jpg]

Gemmy, well terminated Kunzite crystal with attached Stilbite crystals on one side. Stilbite, a zeolite mineral, is not commonly found in granitic pegmatites. With this specimen you have both a rarity and and beautiful display piece.


J895 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 380 (=~ ¥ 40272)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 2 x 2.0 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J895a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J895b.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J895c.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j895d.jpg]

Quartz scepter from a 2017 find, and one of the best I saw. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete all around. Withthe exception of two tiny crystals sticking into the side, the specimen is entirely undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


J899 - Tourmaline var. Indicolite $ 750 (=~ ¥ 79485)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.4 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J899c.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J899e.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/j899f.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/j899g.jpg]

Double-terminated GEM Indicolite. 6.89 grams of transparent gem quality blue Tourmaline. Both terminations are undamaged, however neither is typical, one being indented from growth into another crystal, the other stepped in various directions. Old material from the collection of gem cutter who originally purchased this as cutting rough.


J892 - Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 63588)
Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India
cabinet - 10 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/J892a.jpg] Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/J892b.jpg] Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/J892c.jpg] Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/J892d.jpg] Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/J892e.jpg]

Laterally compressed translucent white Calcite crystal completely covered by a layer of sugary Quartz crystals, with attached double-terminated pink Stilbite crystals to 3.5cm. Unusual specimen that is reminiscent of Steve Smale's specimen known as 'The Cricket Bat' (see page 117 of the Smale Collection book). One tiny Stilbite crystal is incomplete, otherwise undamaged, with the Stilbite only on one side. Only the second one like it I've seen.


J898 - Cassiterite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31794)
Viloco Mine, La Paz Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 2 cm


Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J898a.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J898b.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J898c.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J898d.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J898e.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J898f.jpg]

Quartz rich matrix covered almost entirely on one side by thick lustrous Cassiterite crystals and small Pyrite crystals. Nearly a complete floater specimen with the Cassiterite wrapping around the edges to a mostly Quartz and Pyrite covered backside. No damage.


J904 - Scheelite on Muscovite $ 1500 (=~ ¥ 158970)
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
thumbnail - 11 x 8 x 5 cm


Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/J904a.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/J904b.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/J904c.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/j904i.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/j904f.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/j904g.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/j904h.jpg]

A large 4.5cm orange Scheelite is the focal point of the Muscovite crystal mass with other smaller Scheelite crystals. Nearly a floater with crystals on both sides and a small contact area along the bottom edge. I count 10 Scheelite crystals in all. It's in remarkably good condition giventhe crystals being present on all sides, wtihteh only detraction being some chipping on a back edge of the large crystal.


J773 - Hutchinsonite with Pyrite $ 275 (=~ ¥ 29144)
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J773a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J773b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J773c.jpg]

Pyrite and red crystals of Hutchinsonite on matrix. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 5mm long and contrast nicely with the Pyrite.


J808 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897)
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J808a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J808b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J808c.jpg]

Gemmy single Chrome Tourmaline crystal, which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Intense, saturated green color. Undamaged, complete crystal.


J809 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 100 (=~ ¥ 10598)
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J809a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J809b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J809c.jpg]

Gemmy single Chrome Tourmaline crystal, which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Intense, saturated green color. Undamaged, complete crystal with slight contacting from another crystal on part of a back face.


J800 - Valentinite $ 220 (=~ ¥ 23316)
Colavi Mine, Potosí, Bolivia
miniature - 3.8 x 2.1 x 1.1 cm


Valentinite from Colavi Mine, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J800a.jpg] Valentinite from Colavi Mine, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J800b.jpg] Valentinite from Colavi Mine, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J800c.jpg]

A very good example of the very rare Antimony Oxide, Valentinite. This specimen features both single crystals to 7mm (good sized!) and hemispherical crystal groups. More good crystals on the back side too.


J810 - Feldspar var. Moonstone $ 800 (=~ ¥ 84784)
Namalulu, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810a.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810b.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810c.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810d.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810e.jpg]

Blocky, grey/white Felspar crystals from a recent (and seemingly one time) find of crystallized moonstone from Tanzania. This is the single best specimen I've seen with both quality, well formed crystals and good color. The main crystal is 4.1cm wide and displays a satiny blue color across the end surfaces. This 'Schiller effect' is seen when you turn the crystal under lighting. Good color can be seen on a number of the other smaller crystals too. Moonstone crystals are rare!



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