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M905 - Aquamarine on Quartz $ 350 SOLD
Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1 x 1 cm


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Aquamarine on Quartz from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/M905a.jpg] Aquamarine on Quartz from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/M905b.jpg] Aquamarine on Quartz from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/M905d.jpg]

Transparent Aquamarine crystal attached to a smokey Quartz crystal. The Aquamarine is unusualy transparent, perfect and undamaged with good color, especially for a small size. The Smokey Quartz shows good termination faces on the front, is contacted at the back. A sweet little gem of a thumbnail!


M888 - Ilvaite $ 180
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.5 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M888a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M888b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M888c.jpg]

Thick, glossy single black Ilvaite crystal with typical chisel-shaped termination. There is a small area of Quartz in one termination face that has caused an indentation in the face. I'm not sure if it natural growth or damage as the Quartz itself is fully crystallized. Complete all around. Good large, thick crystal.


M903 - Tourmaline $ 160 SOLD
Malkan, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M903a.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M903b.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M903c.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M903d.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal with a yellow/brown base and pink termination. Slight chipping on one edge otherwise undamaged. Complete all around. Weighs 16.18 grams.


M923 - Tourmaline $ 450 SOLD
Malkan, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M923a.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M923b.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M923c.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M923d.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M923e.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M923f.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal with a yellow/brown base and pink upper half. Transluscent with bright coloration. This crystal has a frosted surface luster due to a thin layer of second generation Tourmaline growth on the surface. There is also a small Tourmaline attached to the side. Complete all around and undamaged. Weighs 47.1 grams.


M922 - Tourmaline $ 250
Malkan, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.6 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


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Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M922a.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M922b.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M922c.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M922d.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal with a yellow/brown base and pink termination. Translucent to transparent with strong color (the yellow zone is transparent and the pink zone is more translucent). Complete all around and undamaged. Weighs 19.7 grams.


M906 - Chrysoberyl $ 225
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Chrysoberyl from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M906a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M906b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M906c.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M906d.jpg]

Small sixling twin of Chrysoberyl. Although the top two are larger, all six 'legs' are present. Transluscent and undamaged.


M877 - Fluorite $ 125
Valzergues Mine, Averyon, France
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Fluorite from Valzergues Mine, Averyon, France [db_pics/pics/M877a.jpg] Fluorite from Valzergues Mine, Averyon, France [db_pics/pics/M877b.jpg] Fluorite from Valzergues Mine, Averyon, France [db_pics/pics/M877c.jpg]

Golden yellow cubic Fluorite crystal. Undamaged.


M901 - Aquamarine $ 450
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901a.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901b.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901c.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901d.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901e.jpg]

Terminated single Aquamarine crystal with attached Muscovite and Albite. Glassy luster and gemmy with very slight surface etching. I found one tiny, trivial nick, otherwise complete all around and undamaged.


M902 - Aquamarine on Feldspar $ 225
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Aquamarine on Feldspar from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M902a.jpg] Aquamarine on Feldspar from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M902b.jpg] Aquamarine on Feldspar from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M902c.jpg] Aquamarine on Feldspar from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M902d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent Aquamarine crystals attached to a twinned, etched Feldspar crystal. Small crystals of black Tourmaline are also present. Undamaged.


M845 - Sanidine $ 600 SOLD
Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar
miniature - 3.5 x 3.3 x 2.1 cm


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Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M845a.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M845b.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M845c.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M845d.jpg]

Felspar is a mineral not ususally known for fine collector gem crystals, but at this locality in Madagascar, amazing water clear crystals are sometimes found. This is a double-terminated crystal in excellent condition (I found 1 small chip and a bit of matrix attached to the bottom face), crystallized on all sides. The crystal has a good yellow coloration and is internally transparent. The faces alternate from smooth and glassy to a curvy surface texture that is common to these and always reminds me of a topographic map. There is a natural hollow area that extends into part of the back face. Weighs 43.47 grams.


M836 - Sanidine $ 250
Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm


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Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M836a.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M836b.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M836c.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M836d.jpg]

Felspar is a mineral not ususally known for fine collector gem crystals, but at this locality in Madagascar, amazing water clear crystals are sometimes found. This is a terminated crystal in good condition with just minor chipping, crystallized all around. The crystal has a good yellow coloration and is internally transparent. Weighs 18.7 grams.


M848 - Sanidine $ 600 SOLD
Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm


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Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M848a.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M848b.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M848c.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M848d.jpg]

Felspar is a mineral not ususally known for fine collector gem crystals, but at this locality in Madagascar, amazing water clear crystals are sometimes found. This is a double-terminated crystal in excellent condition (undamaged), crystallized on all sides. The crystal has a good yellow coloration and is internally transparent. The faces have a curvy surface texture that is common to these and always reminds me of a topographic map. Weighs 21.5 grams.


M842 - Sanidine $ 350
Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm


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Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M842a.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M842b.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M842c.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M842d.jpg]

Felspar is a mineral not ususally known for fine collector gem crystals, but at this locality in Madagascar, amazing water clear crystals are sometimes found. This is a thick, gemmy crystal in good condition (I found 1 small chip). The crystal is terminated with four smooth, flat prism faces. The crystal has a good yellow coloration and is internally transparent - looks to me like facet quality for the entire crystal. Weighs 35.91 grams.


M846 - Sanidine $ 250 SOLD
Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2 cm


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Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M846a.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M846b.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M846c.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M846d.jpg]

Felspar is a mineral not ususally known for fine collector gem crystals, but at this locality in Madagascar, amazing water clear crystals are sometimes found. This is a thick, gemmy crystal in good condition (edge chipping present). The crystal is terminated with four smooth, flat prism faces. The crystal has a good yellow coloration and is internally transparent. Weighs 34.68 grams.

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