Mixed Minerals

Mixed Minerals from the Tucson Show 2011


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SA838 - Emerald $ 350 SOLD
Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 3.8 x 3.3 x 3.0


Emerald from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa838a.jpg] Emerald from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa838b.jpg] Emerald from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa838c.jpg]

Radial groups of Emerald crystals in black schist matrix. Unusual formation of crystals that is different than trapiche formations and unlike any other Emerald specimen I have seen before. Another radial group on the backside too.


AF845 - Euclase $ 400 SOLD
Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af845a.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af845b.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af845c.jpg]

Glassy double terminated Euclase. Gorgeous, rich blue color with a central deep blue stripe. Though not as gemmy as Columbian Euclase, specimens from this locality have the deepest, most saturated blue color of any Euclase. The mine is long closed and this specimen dates back to at least the 1980s. The front and termination faces are flat and smooth, the sides have some indentations where it intergrew with other crystals.


AF846 - Euclase $ 950 SOLD
Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 3 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm


Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af846a.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af846b.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af846c.jpg]

Large, glassy Euclase crystal with a smaller crystal in the termination. Gorgeous, rich blue color. Though not as gemmy as Columbian Euclase, specimens from this locality have the deepest, most saturated blue color of any Euclase. The mine is long closed and this specimen dates back to at least the 1980s. The front and termination faces are flat and smooth, the left side of main crystal is cleaved.


AF847 - Euclase $ 1800 SOLD
Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af847a.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af847b.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af847c.jpg]

Glassy, equant single Euclase. Gorgeous, rich blue color and complete all around. Though not as gemmy as Columbian Euclase, specimens from this locality have the deepest, most saturated blue color of any Euclase. The mine is long closed and this specimen dates back to at least the 1980s. Best crystal of the lot with lots of gemmy areas.


AF848 - Euclase SOLD
Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1 cm


Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af848a.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af848b.jpg]

Deep blue, translucent Euclase crystal. Gorgeous, rich blue color though only a partial crystal. Though not as gemmy as Columbian Euclase, specimens from this locality have the deepest, most saturated blue color of any Euclase. The mine is long closed and this specimen dates back to at least the 1980s. The front and front termination faces are present. Right photo backlit to show blue color. Valued at $300.


AF849 - Euclase SOLD
Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm


Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af849a.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af849b.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af849c.jpg]

Glassy Euclase crystal with lots of transparent areas. Gorgeous, rich blue color. Though not as gemmy as Columbian Euclase, specimens from this locality have the deepest, most saturated blue color of any Euclase. The mine is long closed and this specimen dates back to at least the 1980s. The front and termination faces are flat and smooth, the backside is a cleavage face. A rarity.


AF850 - Euclase $ 400 SOLD
Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af850a.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af850b.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af850c.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/af850d.jpg]

Glassy single Euclase crystal with lots of transparent areas. Gorgeous, rich blue color. Though not as gemmy as Columbian Euclase, specimens from this locality have the deepest, most saturated blue color of any Euclase. The mine is long closed and this specimen dates back to at least the 1980s. Although the left side has some indentations where itintergrewwith another crystal, this is a complete crystal complete all around.


AF851 - Ruby $ 75 SOLD
Montepuez, Mozambique
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.2 cm


Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af851a.jpg] Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af851b.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Ruby crystal with triangular growth features on the faces.


AF852 - Ruby $ 50 SOLD
Montepuez, Mozambique
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.0 x 0.2 cm


Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af852a.jpg] Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af852b.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Ruby crystal with triangular growth features on the faces.


AF854 - Ruby $ 75 SOLD
Montepuez, Mozambique
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.1 x 0.3 cm


Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af854a.jpg] Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af854b.jpg]

Glassy, translucent Ruby crystal with deep red color.


AF855 - Ruby $ 75 SOLD
Montepuez, Mozambique
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.1 x 0.3 cm


Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af855a.jpg] Ruby from Montepuez, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/af855b.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Ruby crystal.


E613 - Diaspore $ 400 SOLD
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/e613a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/e613b.jpg]

V-twin Diaspore, gemmy and undamaged with golden color. These V-twin crystal are uncommon, and such crystals with undamaged tips are rarer still. A more yellow, golden color than photos, and much better in person than photos indicate.


E614 - Diaspore $ 350 SOLD
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/e614a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/e614b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/e614c.jpg]

V-twin Diaspore, gemmy and undamaged with golden color. These V-twin crystal are uncommon, and such crystals with undamaged tips are rarer still. The long arm has some flat termination faces, the shorter arm has more typical splintery termination.


E615 - Diaspore $ 120 SOLD
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/e615a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/e615b.jpg]

Single, gemmy Diaspore with excellent color change properties. This was selected from facet rough that displayed the best color change quality. Terminated crystal, internally transparent.


E616 - Diaspore $ 120 SOLD
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/e616a.jpg]

Single, gemmy Diaspore with excellent color change properties. This was selected from facet rough that displayed the best color change quality. Terminated crystal, internally transparent.



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