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NA204 - Idrialite with Cinnabar $ 100 SOLD
Culver-Baer Mine, Sonoma County, California
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2


Idrialite with Cinnabar from Culver-Baer Mine, Sonoma County, California [db_pics/pics/na204a.jpg] Idrialite with Cinnabar from Culver-Baer Mine, Sonoma County, California [db_pics/pics/na204b.jpg]


A703 - Kesterite on Aquamarine $ 850 SOLD
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China
cabinet - 11.2 x 5 x 3 cm


Kesterite on Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a703a.jpg] Kesterite on Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a703b.jpg] Kesterite on Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a703c.jpg] Kesterite on Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a703d.jpg]

Numerous (approx. 15) tabular Aquamarine crystals to 3cm on Muscovite with a 1.3cm cluster of Kesterite crystals perched among the Aquas. The Kesterite are sharply crystalized with a green coating of Mushistonite. Beautiful and undamaged.


A704 - Topaz $ 1500 SOLD
Gong Shan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 4.7 x 4.1 cm


Topaz from Gong Shan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a704a.jpg] Topaz from Gong Shan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a704b.jpg]

Large single Topaz crystal with excellent glassy luster and transparency. Very slight smoky coloration, stands up on its own.


A705 - Topaz $ 400 SOLD
Gong Shan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.4 x 2.8 cm


Topaz from Gong Shan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a705a.jpg] Topaz from Gong Shan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a705b.jpg]

Single Topaz crystal with excellent glassy luster and transparency. Steep, multi-faceted termination.


A707 - Sapphire $ 250 SOLD
Balangoda, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 3.1 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Sapphire from Balangoda, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/a707a.jpg] Sapphire from Balangoda, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/a707b.jpg] Sapphire from Balangoda, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/a707c.jpg]

Finely crystallized colorless Sapphire with sharp edges - not water worn like many Sri Lankan Sapphires.


A708 - Goshenite with Elabaite, Apatite $ 280 SOLD
Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Goshenite with Elabaite, Apatite from Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a708a.jpg] Goshenite with Elabaite, Apatite from Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a708b.jpg] Goshenite with Elabaite, Apatite from Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a708c.jpg]

Double terminated, transparent Goshenite crystal with two double terminated Elbaites and two Apatites. One of the Elbaite is bent and rehealed, and it appears there is a third small Elbaite inside the Goshenite. All in all a great little combo specimen.


A709 - Goshenite with Elbaite, Muscovite $ 200 SOLD
Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm


Goshenite with Elbaite, Muscovite from Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a709a.jpg] Goshenite with Elbaite, Muscovite from Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a709b.jpg] Goshenite with Elbaite, Muscovite from Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a709c.jpg]

Double terminated, transparent Goshenite crystal with an attached terminated green Elbaite.


A710 - Fluororichterite $ 250 SOLD
Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm


Fluororichterite from Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a710a.jpg] Fluororichterite from Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a710b.jpg] Fluororichterite from Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a710c.jpg]

Gem single crystal with superb multi-faceted termination. Only limited amounts of these were found. Most were just shards only suitable for gem rough; terminated crystals were few and far between, and the termination on this one is the best I've seen.


AF842 - Azurite with Arsentsumebite $ 200 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Azurite with Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af842a.jpg] Azurite with Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af842b.jpg] Azurite with Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af842c.jpg]

Deep blue, shiny Azurite crystals lining a vug in bright green Arsentsumebite. The color contrast on this piece is fantastic.


AF843 - Emerald $ 1250 SOLD
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 3.0 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Emerald from Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/af843a.jpg] Emerald from Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/af843b.jpg] Emerald from Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/af843c.jpg]

Gem Emerald crystal with pyramidal termination. These Jos Emeralds are highly gemmy as compared to other Emeralds. This crystal if undamaged on the outside and facet quality on the inside.


AF844 - Chrysoberyl $ 500 SOLD
Lac Alaotra, Madagascar
miniature - 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.7 cm


Chrysoberyl from Lac Alaotra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af844a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Lac Alaotra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af844b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Lac Alaotra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af844c.jpg]

V-twin Chrysoberyl, undamaged with great color. Although one "arm" is stunted, the other makes up for it with the tip being gem quality with saturated color.


E596 - Heliodor $ 280 SOLD
Mine #2, Volodarsk-Volynskiy, Ukraine
miniature - 4.6 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Heliodor from Mine #2, Volodarsk-Volynskiy, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/e596a.jpg] Heliodor from Mine #2, Volodarsk-Volynskiy, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/e596b.jpg]

Etched gem crystal. Undamaged floater with the superb etching patterns typical for this locality.


E597 - Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite $ 300
Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e597a.jpg] Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e597b.jpg] Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e597c.jpg]

4cm wide by 3.5cm tall crystal of Pyrrhotite that has been replaced by Pyrite, coated by pale pink spheres of Rhodochrosite.


E598 - Dolomite, Galena, Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite $ 150 SOLD
Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo
small cabinet - 6 x 5.3 x 2.5 cm


Dolomite, Galena, Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e598a.jpg] Dolomite, Galena, Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e598b.jpg] Dolomite, Galena, Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e598c.jpg]

5.5cm wide crystal of Pyrrhotite that has been replaced by Pyrite, coated by sparkly white spheres of Dolomite and Galena at the central base. Overall a fine psuedo which is very bright, shiny, and showy.


E600 - Rhodochrosite after Bivalve $ 280 SOLD
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite after Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/e600a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/e600b.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present and visible. One end has been cut on polished to reveal the inside.



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