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D573 - Fluorite $ AT-AUCTION
Rio Bravo, Coahuila, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Fluorite from Rio Bravo, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D573a.jpg] Fluorite from Rio Bravo, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D573b.jpg] Fluorite from Rio Bravo, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D573c.jpg] Fluorite from Rio Bravo, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D573d.jpg]

Highly transparent Fluorite crystals with well saturated, deep purple color. It's a deep, slightly blue purple and so transparent that light readily passes through despite the deep color. Very clean with only a couple small chips. Out of an old collection, the old Burrminco label lists the locality as Rio Bravo.


D491 - Diamonds $ 650 SOLD
Congo
thumbnail - 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


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Diamonds from Congo [db_pics/pics/D491a.jpg] Diamonds from Congo [db_pics/pics/D491b.jpg] Diamonds from Congo [db_pics/pics/D491c.jpg] Diamonds from Congo [db_pics/pics/D491d.jpg]

11 Diamond crystals from the Congo. Most are cubes up to 4mm on edge. Total weight for the set is 4.8 carats.


D492 - Diamonds $ 450 SOLD
South Africa
thumbnail - 0.3 x 0.2 x 0.2 cm


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Diamonds from South Africa [db_pics/pics/D492a.jpg] Diamonds from South Africa [db_pics/pics/D492b.jpg] Diamonds from South Africa [db_pics/pics/D492c.jpg] Diamonds from South Africa [db_pics/pics/D492d.jpg] Diamonds from South Africa [db_pics/pics/D492e.jpg]

19 Diamond crystals from South Africa. A good mixture of different shapes, up to 3mm on edge (a couple are about 3.5mm). Small crystals but excellent luster, transparency, and colorful with some yellows and a blue. Total weight for the set is 1.5 carats. Note only 18 appear in the photo - a small clear triangular crystal was stuck to the lid of the case and missed out on the photo.


D493 - Diamond $ 250 SOLD
South Africa
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/D493a.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/D493b.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/D493c.jpg]

Octahedral Diamond crystal from South Africa. Glassy and transparent, especially under lighting. Diamond weight is 1.10 carats.


D500 - Emerald $ 270
Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500a.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500b.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500c.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent hexagonal Emerald crystal with a good, flat termination. Deeper green color inthe lower half, grading up to a light green termination. Complete and undamaged.


D456 - Proustite $ 450
unknown
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456a.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456b.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456c.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456d.jpg]

A 1.2cm cluster of thick Proustite crystals on matrix. This is out of an old collection but with no locality/no label available. Chunky crystals with good red color. Undamaged.


D504 - Topaz $ 145
Custer Co., Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


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Topaz from Custer Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/D504a.jpg] Topaz from Custer Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/D504b.jpg] Topaz from Custer Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/D504c.jpg] Topaz from Custer Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/D504d.jpg]

Single colorless Topaz crystal from Idaho. Complete all around and undamaged with a bit of attached Albite. Neat locality piece.


D556 - Calcite on Tsavorite $ 125 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Calcite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D556a.jpg] Calcite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D556b.jpg] Calcite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D556c.jpg] Calcite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D556d.jpg]

Cluster of glassy Tsavorite crystals with attached white Calcite or Apatite crystals and Pyrite. Attractive association.


D560 - Faden Tsavorite $ 75 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.5 x 0.2 cm


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Faden Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D560a.jpg] Faden Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D560b.jpg] Faden Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D560c.jpg] Faden Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D560d.jpg]

Small but fine quality Tsavorite crystal. Glassy and transparent with a distinct faden line running up the center. Complete and undamaged.


D547 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 175 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D547a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D547b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D547c.jpg]

High quality deep green Tsavorite crystal on Graphite crystals. The main Tsavorite is 6mm, totally transparent and undamaged, a little jewel of a crystal. A number of other Tsavorite crystals are present and mixed among the Graphite crystals.


D515 - Opal after Bamboo $ 200 SOLD
Banten, Java, Indonesia
miniature - 4.1 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D515a.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D515b.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D515c.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D515d.jpg]

Black opal that has completely replaced a section of fossil Bamboo from recent finds in Java. It has a bright play of color (reds, blues, and greens) in areas.


D516 - Opal after Bamboo $ 200 SOLD
Banten, Java, Indonesia
miniature - 4.6 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D516a.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D516b.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D516c.jpg]

Black opal that has completely replaced a section of fossil Bamboo from recent finds in Java. It has a bright play of color (reds, blues, and greens) in areas.


D517 - Opal after Bamboo $ 200
Banten, Java, Indonesia
miniature - 3.7 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


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Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D517a.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D517b.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D517c.jpg]

Black opal that has completely replaced a section of fossil Bamboo from recent finds in Java. It has a bright play of color (reds, blues, and greens) in areas.


M893 - Ilvaite $ 125
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.4 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M893a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M893d.jpg]

Glossy black Ilvaite crystal with an undamaged, chisel-tipped termination. Complete all around.

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