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J77 - Cerussite $ 200
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
miniature - 4.9 x 2.9 x 2.0 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J77a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J77b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J77c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears they are from a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has flat, lustrous front and back faces and highly complex terminatation growth along the edges. Minor damage to some of the bottom edge terminations near the small bit of matrix that remains.


J78 - Cerussite $ 160
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
miniature - 4.5 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J78a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J78b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J78c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears they are from a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has flat, lustrous front and back faces and highly complex terminatation growth along the edges. Minor chipping to some of the edge terminations and near the small bit of matrix that remains.


J83 - Spessartine $ 500
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J83a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J83b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J83c.jpg]

An equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with only a few small natural surface pits and no black inclusions. Rich bright citrus orange coloration throughout. Weighs 296 carats.


J82 - Spessartine $ 500
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J82a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J82b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J82c.jpg]

An equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no points of contact. Rich bright citrus orange coloration throughout with several gem-like areas. A very clean example for the species. Weighs 254 carats.


J81 - Spessartine $ 300
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J81a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J81b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J81c.jpg]

An equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with a few small natural surface pits and minor black inclusions. Rich bright citrus orange coloration throughout with a few gemmy areas. Weighs 151 carats.


J80 - Spessartine $ 300
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J80a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J80b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J80c.jpg]

A fairly equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with a couple of points of contact and/or small natural surface pits. Rich bright citrus orange coloration throughout. Weighs 249 carats.


C662 - Tourmaline $ 750
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.1 x 1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662d.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662e.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal with atached Lepidolite. Good pink color with a darker red at the termination. One tiny nick, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 9.4 grams.


C663 - Azurite on Malachite $ 1200
Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite on Malachite from Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c663a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c663b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c663c.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c663d.jpg]

Four Azurite crystals on bright green Malachite. Undamaged, visually stunning specimen.


C671 - Aquamarine $ 850
Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
miniature - 3.7 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671a.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671b.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671c.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671d.jpg]

Transparent Aquamarine crystal with the good blue color Vietnamese Aqua are known for. An undamaged crystal that is fully transparent top to bottom.


C673 - Azurite $ 850
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673d.jpg]

Cluster of stout, intergrown Azurite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged except for a couple of tiny, trivial nicks and a small partial crystal attached to one side. Good blue color overall with areas of bright 'electric' blue. There is an old collection number affixed to the bottom.


J92 - Amethyst $ 120
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J92a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J92c.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/j92d.jpg]

Cluster of glassy Amethyst crystals from 2018 finds. Great purple color, gemmy, and undamaged.


J100 - Amethyst $ 90
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J100a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J100b.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J100c.jpg]

Glassy double-terminated Amethyst crystal from 2018 finds. Good medium purple color and sit upon smaller white Quartz crystals. One tiny chip found on one edge, otherwise undamaged.


J97 - Amethyst $ 90
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm


Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J97a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J97b.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J97c.jpg]

Double-terminated Amethyst crystal from 2018 finds. Glassy surface luster with medium purple color. There are some indentations on the backside but it's all fully crystallized natural growth. Undamaged with a few atttached tiny white Quartz crystals that it grew upon.


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.


J142 - Agate after Shell $ 200
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 2.9 x 1.2 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J142a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J142b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J142c.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/j142d.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent grey 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. Fine quality example of a lesser seen species.



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