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D106 - Cerussite on Mimetite $ 400
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


Cerussite on Mimetite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d106a.jpg] Cerussite on Mimetite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d106b.jpg]

Bright yellow botryoidal Mimetite with a white Cerussite crystal set right in the middle.


D128 - Fluorite $ 400
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Fluorite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d128a.jpg] Fluorite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d128b.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue crystals from recent finds. Glass-like crystals with one tiny crystal of Galena on the bottom.


T109 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t109a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t109b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t109c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t109d.jpg]

Intergrown pair of Chrome Tourmaline crystals which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 6.6 grams.


T110 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1150
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 4.1 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t110a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t110b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t110c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t110d.jpg]

Intergrown pair of Chrome Tourmaline crystals which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged with some shalow indentations where other crystals were attached. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 10.5 grams.


T111 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1100
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.9 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t111a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t111b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t111c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t111d.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 5.8 grams.


T142 - Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena $ 480
Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142a.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142b.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142c.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142d.jpg]

Rare silvery crystals of Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and metallic gray Galena crystals. Siegenite is a rare cobalt nickel sulfide and not often seen for sale. Lots of octahedral Siegenite crystals on both the front and back. The combination of the 3 minerals on this one creates a visually impactful specimen. Ex. J. Passaneau collection.


T175 - Tourmaline $ 300
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175d.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate. There is a chip one one side near the termination as seen in the fourth photo, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 6.3 grams.


T179 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179c.jpg]

Classic large sized, complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a blue/green over red coloration. Slight chipping along termination edge, otherwise undamaged. Termination has a mirror bright luster, and but for the visible growth features you would swear it was polished. Weighs 21.7 grams.


T187 - Tourmaline $ 400
Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187a.jpg] Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187b.jpg] Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187c.jpg]

Unusual 'black' Tourmaline crystal. This came in a lot from a collection and was labeled as 'Black Tourmaline". It is clearly an Elbaite and not Schorl and has a dark grey color with hints of purple blue and green. Gemmy and transparent from top to bottom. I've never seen a similar crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 8.5 grams.


T212 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 225
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t212a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t212b.jpg]

Elongated pink cobaltian Calcite crystals on matrix. Undamaged.


T223 - Cerussite $ 420
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.6 x 1.4 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. Undamaged.


T240 - Barite $ 400
El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240a.jpg] Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240b.jpg] Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240c.jpg]

Gem quality golden brown crystal complete all around. In excellent condition for this locality, with only some minor edge chipping. Fully transparent internally, so much so you see right through it and some of what looks like inclusions in the photos are really just shadows from some irregular surface areas on the lower backside of the crystal.


T255 - Rhodochrosite $ 300
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255c.jpg]

Cluster of thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite. This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Crystals reach 2.5cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas, mostly on the backside.


T277 - Diopside $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277c.jpg]

Rich chrome green Diopside crystal from the famous December 2007 find that produced Diopsides with a vivid, rich green color, far and away better than average Merelani Diopside. This is a fine single crystal complete all around with good luster. Undamaged with slight intergrowths of Graphite on one side.


T279 - Tanzanite $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t279a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t279b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t279c.jpg]

Unusual deep blue Tanzanite crystal with a bubbly green/brown mineral attached the sides and back. On the backside, underneath this mineral, are Prehnite crystals. Complete and undamaged.



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