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AF431 - Azurite $ 200
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431c.jpg]

One of the best of the lot in terms of large, well defined individual crystals that spray out in different directions. Floater cluster with no damage, fine quality.


AF437 - Azurite $ 150
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.4 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af437a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af437b.jpg]

Rosette cluster of crystals, large, well defined individual crystals. No damage.


AF442 - Azurite $ 240
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.2 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af442a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af442b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af442c.jpg]

Aesthetic thumbnail with large individual crystals. No damage, floater specimen.


J16 - Jeremejevite $ 1200
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j16a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j16b.jpg]

Etched floater Jeremejevite crystal with good blue color and plenty of gem zones. Thick crystal with most of the original, flat prism faces still present, more etched at the ends. One of the best of the lot and 14 carats in weight. No damage.


AF318 - Azurite $ 150
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 4.3 x 3.6 x 3 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite crystals from a recent find. Good large crystals, best is a 3 cm double terminated cluster.


A855 - Anatase on Albite with Quartz $ 250
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855a.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855b.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855c.jpg]

Anatase crystals to 14mm set in snow-white, sparkling Albite crystals with transparent Quartz crystals.


A139 - Ferberite on Quartz $ 360
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139a.jpg] Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139b.jpg] Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139c.jpg]

Sharply formed Ferberite crystal fronting a clear Quartz crystal, both accented by small clusters of mica. I purchased this from Debbie Meng many years ago (10?) just as production from the Yaogangxian mine was hitting the market, and it has been in my collection every since. Undamaged, well balanced, and displays great.


NA409 - Smithsonite $ 200
Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na409a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na409b.jpg]

Fine sky blue botryoidal Smithsonite. This type has a more blue color than is typical and a bright, shimmering surface luster.


A639 - Beryllonite $ 300
Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 4.6 x 3.0 x 2 cm


Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a639a.jpg] Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a639b.jpg] Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a639c.jpg]

Double terminated crystal with good fiber optic qualities. Similar to the polished Ulexite ofter seen, you can see printed words through the crystal when placed on newsprint (though not nearly as well as Ulexite).


A640 - Beryllonite with Quartz $ 300
Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 3.2 x 2.0 x 2 cm


Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640a.jpg] Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640b.jpg] Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640c.jpg]

Double terminated Beryllonite with an attached double terminated Quartz.


AF647 - Tanzanite $ 2000
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647d.jpg]

Fine quality Tanzanite, undamaged with good luster. Trichroic with nice red color when viewed from the top.


AF691 - Carrollite $ 550
Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af691a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af691b.jpg]

A pair of highly lustrous Carrollite crystals attached to the face of a Calcite rhomb. Largest crystal is 1.1cm.


E609 - Sphalerite $ 150
Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609a.jpg] Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609b.jpg] Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609c.jpg] Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609d.jpg]

Sharply formed, lustrous black tetrahedral crystals of Sphalerite, some with small Sphalerites growing fromt he sides of the alrger crystals. Fine quality crystals.


NA229 - Copper $ 300
Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229a.jpg] Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229b.jpg] Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229c.jpg] Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229d.jpg]

Well crystallized, arborescent group of Copper crystals with a nice patina.


AF352 - Smithsonite $ 900
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352d.jpg]

Large white rhombs that reach 1.5cm wide in a near floater cluster - just one small point of attachment in center of backside. Bright white on the front with reddish brown colored crystals on the backside - crystals on backside are just as lustrous on the front. No matrix, nothing but very high quality crystals and no damage, very good specimen.



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