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J194 - Apatite $ 80
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm


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Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J194a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J194b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J194c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. There is some attached matrix, including on the termination, but it is undamaged.


J199 - Apatite $ 70
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm


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Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J199a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J199b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J199c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster and areas of transparency. Undamaged crystal that really glows with backlighting.


J426 - Quartz $ 75
Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J426a.jpg] Quartz from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J426b.jpg] Quartz from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J426c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around and undamaged with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Old specimen found in 1996.


J259 - Agate after bivalve $ 90
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Agate after bivalve from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J259a.jpg] Agate after bivalve from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J259b.jpg] Agate after bivalve from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J259c.jpg]

Fossil bivalve shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found.


J436 - Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions $ 70
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 3.6 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm


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Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J436a.jpg] Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J436b.jpg] Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J436c.jpg]

A lustrous group of several Smoky Quartz crystals that shows golden acicular crystals of Rutile shooting through its interior. No damage to the main crystals which are complexly terminated all around. In addition, there are several white color rhombohedral crystals of an unidentified species included within the Quartz.


J437 - Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions $ 90
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


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Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J437a.jpg] Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J437b.jpg] Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J437c.jpg]

A single, double-terminated, glassy Smoky Quartz crystal that shows golden acicular crystals of Rutile shooting through its interior. No damage to the crystal which is complexly terminated all around. In addition, there are several white color rhombohedral crystals of an unidentified species included within the Quartz. Old label show a price of $120.


J439 - Smoky Quartz $ 80
Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm


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Smoky Quartz from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California [db_pics/pics/J439a.jpg] Smoky Quartz from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California [db_pics/pics/J439b.jpg] Smoky Quartz from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California [db_pics/pics/J439d.jpg] Smoky Quartz from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California [db_pics/pics/J439e.jpg]

A fine, sharply terminated, complete Smoky Quartz crystal from this classic California locality. Only a small amount of micro-chipping here and there, otherwise a good sized, near-perfect example. Note that there is a small stepped growth near the termination as seen in photos - this is natural growth and not damage.


J225 - Spessartine $ 65
Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J225a.jpg] Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J225b.jpg] Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J225c.jpg]

Faceted Spessartine gemstone. A 5mm round weighing 0.75 carats. Good orange color.


J578 - Prehnite $ 50
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.6 x 5.0 x 5.0 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J578a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J578b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J578c.jpg]

Olive green color Prehnite crystals with sharp radial clusters overall. A small amount of silver-gray Graphite can be seen mainly on the bottom. An excellent quality specimen with good luster and very translucent. No major damage and only minimal chipping here and there. Though darker in color due to Graphite inclusions, this is an excellent specimen with large, well defined crystals that I value at $300.


J524 - Quartz $ 90
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.0 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm


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Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J524a.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J524b.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J524c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Very minor chipping on one side of the stem portion. Old specimen found in 1996.


J523 - Quartz $ 90
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.7 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm


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Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J523a.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J523b.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J523c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around and undamaged with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Old specimen found in 1996.


J429 - Quartz $ 60
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.1 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm


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Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J429a.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J429b.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J429c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around and undamaged with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Old specimen found in 1996.


J428 - Quartz $ 60
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.9 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm


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Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J428a.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J428b.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J428c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Some chipping on one side of the stem portion. Old specimen found in 1996.


J427 - Quartz $ 75
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.6 x 3.0 x 2.4 cm


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Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J427a.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J427b.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J427c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around and undamaged with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Old specimen found in 1996.


J517 - Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) $ 90
Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru
miniature - 4.3 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm


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Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) from Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J517a.jpg] Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) from Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J517b.jpg] Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) from Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J517c.jpg]

Calcite lined vug with clusters of dark green Clinoatacamite. The Clinoatacamite crystals on this specimen are lustrous and well formed. These are regarded as some of the world's best Clinoatacamite examples. Inspection revealed that this specimen had broken and been repaired repaired prior to my purchase.
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