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D599 - Rhodonite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 26495)
Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm


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Rhodonite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/D599a.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/D599b.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/D599c.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/D599d.jpg]

Double-terminated single Rhodonite crystal from Franklin. Clean with good uniform pink color. Undamaged.


D598 - Willemite $ 1200 (=~ ¥ 127176)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D598a.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D598b.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D598c.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D598d.jpg]

Highly translucent and lustrous Willemite crystals on Calcite from Tsumeb. Individual crystals are about 5mm in size and have an intereting coloration of blue/green on the ends with a yellow zone in the center.


D570 - Tourmaline var. Indicolite $ 1800 (=~ ¥ 190764)
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.4 x 5.3 x 2.2 cm


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Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570b.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570c.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570d.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570e.jpg]

A larger 6.4 x 2.2 cm blue Tourmaline crystal with a smaller crystal stuck out of the side. Both crystals are well terminated. A little different than your typical single crystals.


D597 - Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper $ 950 (=~ ¥ 100681)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597a.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597b.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597c.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597d.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597e.jpg]

This is one of the special Tsumeb specimens that amaze. Cerussite and Rosasite over a mass of Copper. A floater with good crystals on all sides. Ex. Jim Parrish and Norm Dawson collections with labels.


D603 - Azurite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 29674) SOLD
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D603a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D603b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D603c.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D603d.jpg]

Highly lustrous Azurite crystals to 1.2cm on matrix. EXCELLENT blue color with undamaged crystals. A USA classic.


D602 - Selenite $ 225 (=~ ¥ 23846)
Las Salinas, Pisco Prov., Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Selenite from Las Salinas, Pisco Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/D602a.jpg] Selenite from Las Salinas, Pisco Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/D602b.jpg] Selenite from Las Salinas, Pisco Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/D602c.jpg] Selenite from Las Salinas, Pisco Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/D602d.jpg]

Long, transparent Gypsum var. Selenite crystal on smaller Selenite and a small amount of matrix. The main crystal is a twin and is double terminated at the small area that extends out the bottom. Highly trasparent and undamaged, this displays superbly.


D601 - Tourmaline $ 500 (=~ ¥ 52990)
Chia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.7 x 1 x 0.6 cm


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Tourmaline from Chia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D601a.jpg] Tourmaline from Chia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D601b.jpg] Tourmaline from Chia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D601c.jpg]

Transparent red single Tourmaline. Highly lustrous and transparent with a perfect, complex termination. Undamaged, with a shallow indentation from another crystal on one side, otherwise perfect. A little less red in person than the camera picked up. Weighs 5.4 grams.


D574 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 475 (=~ ¥ 50340)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574d.jpg]

Crystals of Tsavorite and Diopside on Graphite. The crystals formed in a vug on massive Graphite with crystals of Graphite present lining the vug. The main Tsavorite is about 7mm and highly gemmy. Tsavorite is a chrome and vanadium rich variety of Grossular from East Africa and is one of the most valuable types of garnet found anywhere. This specimen was found at the Merelani Tanzanite mines and a fine example of some of minerals found at this locality.


D571 - Laumontite on Tanzanite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 63588)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.8 x 3 x 3 cm


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Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571a.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571b.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571c.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571d.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571e.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571f.jpg]

Tall crystals of Tanzanite with attached Laumontite on the backside. Good deep blue color.


D596 - Stolzite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093) SOLD
Kara Mines, Hampshire District, Tasmania, Australia
miniature - 4.8 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Stolzite from Kara Mines, Hampshire District, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/D596a.jpg] Stolzite from Kara Mines, Hampshire District, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/D596b.jpg] Stolzite from Kara Mines, Hampshire District, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/D596c.jpg] Stolzite from Kara Mines, Hampshire District, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/D596d.jpg]

Rich coverage of orange Stolzite crystals covering the front display face of specimen.


D594 - Pyrite on Ferberite $ 650 (=~ ¥ 68887)
San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.1 x 2 cm


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Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594a.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594b.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594c.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594d.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594e.jpg]

Thick, well terminated single Ferberite crystal with Pyrite crystals attached the sides and back. An unusual and outstanding thumbnail.


D592 - Andradite var. Topazolite $ 275 (=~ ¥ 29144) SOLD
Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D592a.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D592b.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D592c.jpg]

Lustrous golden colored Topazolite crystals and dark green Clinochlore on matrix. The Topazolite crystals reach 4mm and are bright and lustrous. Found near the Benitoite Gem Mine.


D485 - Rutile in Quartz $ 275 (=~ ¥ 29144)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 11.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D485a.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D485b.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D485c.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D485d.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D485e.jpg]

Large transparent smokey Quartz crystal with inclusions of Rutile needles. The crystal is double-terminated and crystallized all around though the backside grew into clay and is covered by many tiny faces rather than one large crystal face. There are a few chips but it's in overall good condition. Out of an old collection.


D576 - Tsavorite, Pyrite on Graphite $ 275 (=~ ¥ 29144) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tsavorite, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D576a.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D576b.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D576c.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D576d.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D576e.jpg]

Crystals of Tsavorite and Pyrite on Graphite. The pyrite crystals are very interesting, typical form for Merelani but with cubic growths growing out from the sides. One side has Pyrite and Tsavorite crystals, the other side is covered by Tsavorite. Tsavorite is a chrome and vanadium rich variety of Grossular from East Africa and is one of the most valuable types of garnet found anywhere. This specimen was found at the Merelani Tanzanite mines and a fine example of some of minerals found at this locality.

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