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J136 - Agate after Shell $ 60
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J136a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J136b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J136c.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate.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.


J134 - Agate after Shell $ 50
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J134a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J134b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J134c.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate.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.


J137 - Agate after Shell $ 60
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J137a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J137b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J137c.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate.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. An uncommonly seen species.


J141 - Agate after Shell $ 60
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
miniature - 3.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J141a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J141b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J141c.jpg]

Fossil 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.


J159 - Spinel $ 100
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 2 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J159a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J159b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J159c.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystals from a new find. Complete all around with minor chipping in areas but in overall good condition. Good luster and translucency.


J186 - Apatite $ 80
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J186a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J186b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J186c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster and areas of transparency. Some chipping present but relatively undamaged.


J183 - Apatite $ 80
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.6 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J183a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J183b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J183c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Chipping on one edge otherwise undamaged.


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


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


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.


J369 - Quartz $ 50
Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Quartz from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J369a.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J369b.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J369c.jpg]

Transparent, slightly sceptered single smokey Quartz crystal. Undamaged.


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


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.


J563 - Huebnerite with Quartz $ 75
Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru
miniature - 4.5 x 4.2 x 4 cm


Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/J563a.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/J563b.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/J563c.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/J563d.jpg]

Upright standing crystals of dark red Huebnerite associated with clear Quartz crystals. A Pasto Bueno classic.


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


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


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


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.



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