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T515 - Apatite $ 150
Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
miniature - 3.6 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t515a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t515b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t515c.jpg]

Group of glassy Apatite crystals on a mica covered matrix. The apatite crystals have a blue/grey color and are undamaged except for one small edge chip.


T542 - Dioptase with Cerussite $ 320
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.0 cm


Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542a.jpg] Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542b.jpg] Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542c.jpg]

Undamaged 1.2cm Cerussite crystal on matrix with Dioptase crystals. There is also a light powder blue mineral in areas on the matrix.


T551 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 3500
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551d.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration and gemmy!! This is one the best I've seen of this all green style from the 'Commander Mine' find in 2016. There is unfortunately part of the crystal missing from the lower back side as seen in the third photo. Regardless, it is a spectacular crystal that would command twice as much or more if perfect, the color and clarity is just that good, and it can be displayed without showing the missing area. Last photo is backlit. Weighs 17.2 grams.


T602 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 350
American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602c.jpg]

Rhodochrosite crystals on clear Fluorite.The Fluorite has great luster and has small step faces modifying the main octahedral form. This is a floater specimen crystallized all around. Super pretty and undamaged.


T622 - Oil in Quartz $ 350
Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.1 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622a.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622b.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz crystals in a cluster with inclusions of black carbon and yellow oil. These have been found for a few years now, but usually as single crystals in the 0.5 to 1.5cm size range. This specimen is unusual in that it has large individual crystals (to 2.8cm) and is in a cluster. The largest crystal is contacted on the backside, otherwise undamaged.


T634 - Copper $ 270
Champion Mine, Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm


Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634a.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634b.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634c.jpg]

Branching groups of Copper crystals with a good patina. At first glance this appears like it could be a common hackly mass of Copper, however examination quickly reveals the sharply formed crystals.


T636 - Zircon with Quartz $ 440
Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636a.jpg] Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636b.jpg] Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636c.jpg]

Striking specimen of criss-crossing Zircon crystals at the base of a transparent smokey Quartz. Superb, undamaged.


T658 - Chalcocite $ 420
Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 3.6 x 2 cm


Chalcocite from Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t658a.jpg] Chalcocite from Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t658b.jpg] Chalcocite from Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t658c.jpg]

Large, complete single crystal. Well crystallized on both sides and shows good iridescence. This is old material from the collection of longtime African dealer Rob Smith. If you search Mindat photos for the locality, all you will find are millimeter sized crystals.


T666 - Norrishite with Sugilite $ 150
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
miniature - 3.3 x 2 x 1 cm


Norrishite with Sugilite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t666a.jpg] Norrishite with Sugilite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t666b.jpg]

Microcrystals of Norrishite with purple Sugilite.


T678 - Amethyst $ 80
Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 4.4 x 2 x 2 cm


Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t678a.jpg] Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t678b.jpg] Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t678c.jpg]

Transparent light purple Amethyst crystals with main crystal a lovely scepter.


T722 - Tourmaline $ 300
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 4.5 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t722a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t722b.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged except for one small chip on a lower side. Weighs 20.5 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T725 - Tourmaline $ 300
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged except for minor edge chatter and highly gemmy in the upper and lower thirds. Weighs 17 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T745 - Quartz $ 160
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t745a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t745b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t745c.jpg]

Cluster of orange Quartz, the coloration caused by Hematite. Tiny chip on the tips, otherwise undamaged.


T746 - Creedite $ 700
Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan
miniature - 4.8 x 3.8 x 3 cm


Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746a.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746b.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746c.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746d.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746e.jpg]

Rare blue/purple Creedite crystals from my favorite locality for the species. There are a couple brokey crystals on the periphery, but it's generally in great condition. Ex. Fersman Minerlogical Museum with label.


T752 - Cuprite on Malachite $ 450
Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia
miniature - 3.9 x 3 x 2.7 cm


Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752a.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752b.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752c.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752d.jpg]

Highly aesthetic specimen of a large single crystal of Malachite with attached octahedra of Cuprite. The Malachite has spherical indentations on the front and backside with a broad, flat termination. The locality is believed to be Ongonja, but it is possible it could be Katanga. Undamaged.



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