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SM639 - Rosalite $ 260
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639a.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639b.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639c.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639d.jpg]

Large crystals of translucent Roselite to over 1cm on matrix. One small crystal has a cleave, and one amin crystal is located along the edge and incomplte there, otherwise undamaged. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection and comes with an old dealer label showing a price of $650.


SM646 - Babingtonite $ 150
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm


Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646a.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646b.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646c.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646d.jpg]

Cluster of Babingtonite crystals from a now old and defunct locality. The crystals have broad, flat terminations to 1.7cm wide. It's essentially a floater, well crystallized all around with a couple areas of contact.


SM650 - Scapolite $ 650
Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650c.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650d.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650e.jpg]

Single yellow Scapolite with a more uncommon wide crystal form. Gemmy with glassy surface luster, complete all around and undamaged.


SM658 - Tremolite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM658a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM658b.jpg]

Chunky cluster of deep green Tremolite crystals from a recent find. Well terminated at one end. Great color.


SM659 - Tremolite $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM659a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM659b.jpg]

Single green Tremolite crystal with transparent zones. The termination is a lttle irregular and was probably intergrown with ohter Tremolite crystals. Good on both sides.


SM665 - Tremolite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 0.8 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM665a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM665b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM665c.jpg]

Double-terminated cluster of deep green Tremolite crystals. Translucent with great color.


C653 - Rhodochrosite after Shell $ 450
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm


Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653c.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present. One side has been cut to reveal the bubbly pink Rhodochrosite inside.


C657 - Tourmaline $ 250
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.6 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657d.jpg]

Double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. The flat termination end is a transparent green, and the more pyramidal termination end is yellow, an uncommon color for Tourmaline.


C658 - Tourmaline $ 250
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658c.jpg]

Double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. The flat termination end is a transparent green, and the more pyramidal termination end is yellow, an uncommon color for Tourmaline.


SM751 - Prehnite $ 240
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.4 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751c.jpg]

Thick cluster of curved blue Prehnite crystals in the rough shape of a 'rosette' on a contrasting Quartz covered black Graphite matrix. The color of the blue changes in natural sunlight versus indoor lighting, and gets more deeply colored in the thicker parts.


SM759 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.7 x 3.7 x 3.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM759a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM759c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM759d.jpg]

Exceptionally bright, glowing, translucent lemon yellow Prehnite on a small amount of Graphite matrix. Great quality from limited finds of a few years back. The main group is 3.8cm wide and symetrical. There is some Graphite in areas but the main group is pristine and exceptional. Some contacting around the Prehnite at the base.


SM784 - Cerussite $ 180
Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm


Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM784a.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM784b.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM784c.jpg]

A single, complexly terminated Cerussite crystal with a bit of rust color matrix from Morocco. The crystal is highly lustrous and very clean all around, with no apparant damage. Typical twinning for Cerussite is seen. Ex. Andy Seibel Minerals.


T2 - Amethyst $ 200
Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2c.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2d.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2e.jpg]

24 specimens of Amethyst, many of them scepters. One is a colorless, undamaged DT crystal. Specimen sizes are generally 1.5 to 4 cm in size. For reference, each box is 4cm square, and the entire flat is 18 x 26cm.


TR10 - Calcite $ 450
Turt Mine, Romania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


Calcite from Turt Mine, Romania [db_pics/pics/TR10a.jpg] Calcite from Turt Mine, Romania [db_pics/pics/TR10b.jpg] Calcite from Turt Mine, Romania [db_pics/pics/TR10c.jpg]

Stunning specimen of a 'flower' of white Calcite atop a stalk of tan Calcite. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. Can't say enough about how pretty this one is.


SM870 - Cerussite $ 160
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM870a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM870b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM870c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears to have been a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. The main faces and most edges are undamaged, but with some edge chipping.



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