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AB101 - Aquamarine $ 480 (=~ AUS$ 622)
Centervill, Boise Co., Idaho
miniature - 4.1 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Aquamarine from Centervill, Boise Co., Idaho [db_pics/pics/ab101a.jpg] Aquamarine from Centervill, Boise Co., Idaho [db_pics/pics/ab101b.jpg]

Well terminated and gemmy single Aqua from Idaho. There is a shall indentation from another crystal on part of the back surface, otherwise perfect. Collected by Geary Murdock in 1985.


AB102 - Aquamarine $ 420 (=~ AUS$ 544)
Centervill, Boise Co., Idaho
miniature - 3.7 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Centervill, Boise Co., Idaho [db_pics/pics/ab102a.jpg] Aquamarine from Centervill, Boise Co., Idaho [db_pics/pics/ab102b.jpg]

Well terminated and gemmy single Aqua from Idaho. Collected by Geary Murdock in 1985.


AB103 - Rhodochrosite on Fluorite $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 842) SOLD
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite on Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ab103a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ab103b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ab103c.jpg]

Single octahedral green Fluorite with attached Rhodochrosite. The Fluorite is 3cm on edge and the color combination is striking.


AB104 - Copper after Azurite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/ab104a.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/ab104b.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/ab104c.jpg]

Cluster of Azurite that has been completely replaced by Copper. Dominant main crystal with smaller crystals atttached to the front center. Complete on both sides with well defined, sharp edges and undamaged. A remarkable and fantastic specimen.


AB105 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 1800 (=~ AUS$ 2332) SOLD
Hunan, China
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ab105a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ab105b.jpg]

Transparent blue Fluorite cubes on matrix with attached Calcite and colorless Quartz crystals. The Fluorite cubes have internal phantoms. Beautiful well saturated color!


AB106 - Cuprian Smithsonite with Mimetite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 972) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ab106a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ab106b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ab106c.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ab106d.jpg]

Colorful Tsumeb classic now hard to find. Smithsonite crystals to 7mm that stand up nicely off the matrix. Sparkly and undamaged rarity.


AB107 - Mimetite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583) SOLD
Gem Pocket, Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Mimetite from Gem Pocket, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ab107a.jpg] Mimetite from Gem Pocket, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ab107b.jpg] Mimetite from Gem Pocket, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ab107c.jpg]

Transparent yellow Mimetite crystals on matrix from the famous 1971 gem pocket find at Tsumeb which produced what are considered the best of species Mimetite specimens. This specimen features 8 exceptionally glassy and transparent Mimetite crystals to 1.1cm in size. 7 of the 8 crystals are terminated with one crystal grown into the side of another. There are a couple areas of damage on the specimen, but affecting only 1 of the 8 crystals. Hard to find Tsumeb classic.


AB108 - Smithsonite $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 842)
Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe, Zambia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Smithsonite from Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/ab108a.jpg] Smithsonite from Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/ab108b.jpg] Smithsonite from Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/ab108c.jpg]

Two large, double-terminated Smithsonite crystals that display dramatically on matrix. This locality is not known for volumes of specimens but I have seen the occasional really interesting specimen from here over the years and this counts as one of them. The largest Smithsonite is 3.6cm wide and the specimen displays well from either side. There are unfortunately small cleaves on the tip of each crystal, but they don't ditract that much, especially when considering the rarity of the piece and the overall visual impact.


AB109 - Covellite on Pyrite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1554) SOLD
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Covellite on Pyrite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/ab109a.jpg] Covellite on Pyrite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/ab109b.jpg] Covellite on Pyrite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/ab109c.jpg]

Irridescent purple/blue bladed crystals of Covellite atop golden Pyrite crystals, a strikingly colorful rarity.


AB111 - Gold $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 1166) SOLD
El Dorado Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.2 x 0.4 cm


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Gold from El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ab111a.jpg] Gold from El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ab111b.jpg] Gold from El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ab111c.jpg]

Wide, thick crystal of Gold showing a a broad, flat face on the front with clusters of smaller crystals attached to the backside. Weighs 3.26 grams.


AB112 - Tanzanite $ 6000 (=~ AUS$ 7772) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab112a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab112b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab112c.jpg]

Good sized pink Tanzanite crystal, one of the largest I've seen. Pinks are uncommon and this one is unique with a dark blue phantom line dividing the pink zone on top and a more purple/pink zone below. There is a chip on a back edge, but the termination is good and it can be displayed from the front undamaged. A beautiful and uncommon Tanzanite. Weighs 21.1 grams.


AB113 - Tanzanite $ 3000 (=~ AUS$ 3886)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 0.7 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab113a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab113b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab113c.jpg]

Stunning bi-color Tanzanite crystal of yellow over vivid purple/blue. This crystal has superb luster and unusually uniform shape, retaining an even 7mm thickness all the way from the base to the termination. There are two chips, including one on the back termination, but the sheer pizzaz and dramatic coloration greatly overcomes it, it's that pretty and unique. The best bi-color Tanzanite I've ever had. Weighs 13 grams.


AB114 - Tanzanite $ 2800 (=~ AUS$ 3627)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab114a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab114b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab114c.jpg]

High quality single crystal, very gemmy near termination. Trichroic with good red color up the C-axis. Natural, unheated, and undamaged. Weighs 116 carats.

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