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M910 - Fluorite $ 850
Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 5 cm


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Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M910a.jpg] Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M910b.jpg] Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M910d.jpg]

Purple/blue Fluorite crystals with phantoms. Good color saturation and translucency, undamaged. Ex. A.E. Seaman mineral museum with label.


M913 - Tourmaline $ 2000
Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M913a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M913b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M913c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M913d.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M913e.jpg]

Highly aesthetic cluster of 4 intergrown Tourmaline crystals with alternating colors of green and red. Interestingly, the taller crystals have more typical terminations and the shortest crystals has a more flat termination face. Undamaged.


M916 - Aquamarine $ 450
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M916a.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M916b.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M916c.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M916d.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M916e.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M916f.jpg]

Gemmy Aquamarine crystals intergrown with Quartz and Albite a a few black tourmaline inclusions. This is an undamaged floater fully crystallized all around.


M920 - Faden Quartz with Inclusions $ 350 SOLD
Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 6.8 x 2 cm


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Faden Quartz with Inclusions from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M920a.jpg] Faden Quartz with Inclusions from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M920d.jpg] Faden Quartz with Inclusions from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M920f.jpg] Faden Quartz with Inclusions from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M920g.jpg] Faden Quartz with Inclusions from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M920h.jpg]

Cluster of faden Quartz crystals with linear peach and green colored inclusions. The inclusions give a silky, almost cat's-eye appearance to the Quartz. Undamaged and crystallized all around, a floater. Really unusual Quartz crystal unlike any I've seen before.


M911 - Faden Quartz with Inclusions $ 250
Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 4.8 x 1.8 cm


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Faden Quartz with Inclusions from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M911a.jpg] Faden Quartz with Inclusions from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M911b.jpg] Faden Quartz with Inclusions from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M911c.jpg] Faden Quartz with Inclusions from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M911d.jpg] Faden Quartz with Inclusions from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M911e.jpg]

Cluster of faden Quartz crystals with linear peach and green colored inclusions. The inclusions give a silky, almost cat's-eye appearance to the Quartz. Undamaged and crystallized all around with a point of contact on the bottom. Really unusual Quartz crystal unlike any I've seen before.


M376 - Dravite $ 950
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
cabinet - 11 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M376b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M376c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M376d.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M376e.jpg]

Blue capped Dravite crystal from an unusual, one time find in 2017. This is the largest I've ever had, and the largest I ever recall seening from this find. The crystal consists of a dark base followed by a translucent to transparent white zone, then a deep blue cap. The termination (blue and white zones) is partially etched but undamaged, though there is some chipping along the dark prism faces. Rare coloration for Dravite.


M710 - Enstatite $ 75
Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M710a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M710b.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M710c.jpg]

Complete single gem crystal, facet quality. Good luster and a good, though slightly etched, termination. Crystals from this find are usually only suitable for facet rough as most are unterminated and etched, in fact this crystal was pulled from facet rough. Specimen quality Enstatite crystals are uncommon.


M914 - Topaz $ 650
Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm


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Topaz from Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M914a.jpg] Topaz from Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M914b.jpg] Topaz from Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M914c.jpg] Topaz from Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M914d.jpg] Topaz from Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M914e.jpg]

Double-terminated gem Topaz crystal with attached Quartz and Albite. Transparent and undamaged.


M917 - Sphalerite on Rhodochrosite $ 280 SOLD
Gilman, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


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Sphalerite on Rhodochrosite from Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M917a.jpg] Sphalerite on Rhodochrosite from Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M917b.jpg] Sphalerite on Rhodochrosite from Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M917c.jpg] Sphalerite on Rhodochrosite from Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M917d.jpg] Sphalerite on Rhodochrosite from Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M917h.jpg]

Sphalerite crystals on lenticular pink Rhodochrosite on a pyrite matrix. An old classic from Gilman.


M885 - Rhodochrosite $ 300
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 7 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M885a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M885b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M885d.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M885f.jpg]

Rhodochrosite crystals to 1.5cm in a Quartz lined cavity. This is one of those specimens that give you a feeling of what it must have been like to find it in the mine, with both sides of the cavity intact.


M921 - Spessartine, Apatite $ 625
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Spessartine, Apatite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M921a.jpg] Spessartine, Apatite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M921b.jpg] Spessartine, Apatite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M921c.jpg] Spessartine, Apatite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M921d.jpg] Spessartine, Apatite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M921e.jpg] Spessartine, Apatite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M921f.jpg]

Red Spessartine either grown over or replacing a pink Apatite crystal. The garnets come together around the Apatite and retain the general form of the Apatite, with natural gaps between the garnets evidenced by etched faces in the walls of the gaps. These are certainly unusual and uncommon specimens, and I've only had 2 before. A flaoter fully crystallized all around, with attached mica.


M918 - Fluorite $ 150
Denton Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite from Denton Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M918a.jpg] Fluorite from Denton Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M918b.jpg] Fluorite from Denton Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M918c.jpg] Fluorite from Denton Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M918d.jpg]

Purple cubic Fluorite crystals on matrix. Good phantoms and better than photos.


M912 - Wulfenite with Quartz $ 50 SOLD
M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Congo
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite with Quartz from M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/M912a.jpg] Wulfenite with Quartz from M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/M912b.jpg] Wulfenite with Quartz from M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/M912c.jpg] Wulfenite with Quartz from M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/M912d.jpg]

A 3cm Wulfenite crystal attached to another Wulfenite that is covered by Quartz crystals. There is pitting in the fron surface, but it is well terminated and displays well.


M915 - Epidote on Sphene $ 600
Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915a.jpg] Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915c.jpg] Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915d.jpg] Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915e.jpg]

This is one heck of a nice thumbnail featuring a spray formation of green Epiodte attached tothe tip of a transparent Sphene crystal. Excellent aethetics and the spray is undamaged, specimen only has a bit of chipping along the base of the Sphene on one side. Really nice one!


M924 - Tourmaline $ 225
Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.3 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M924a.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M924b.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M924c.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M924d.jpg]

Gemmy lavender colored Tourmaline with green zones and a green termination. Glassy and undamaged with natural etching. Weighs 5.47 grams.
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