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J181 - Apatite $ 140
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.1 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J181a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J181b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J181c.jpg]

Large, chunky single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Slight chipping but relatively undamaged.


J193 - Apatite $ 120
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J193a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J193b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J193c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Some matrix attached to one side, but undamaged.


J194 - Apatite $ 80
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J194a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J194b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J194c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. There is some attached matrix, including on the termination, but it is undamaged.


J329 - Tourmaline $ 150
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.2 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/j329a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/j329b.jpg]

Double-terminated Tourmaline with classic Paprok colors of green with a red termination.  Undamaged with good transparency.


J275 - Topaz after Augelite with Quartz $ 750
Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru
miniature - 5 x 3 x 3 cm


Topaz after Augelite with Quartz from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/j275a.jpg] Topaz after Augelite with Quartz from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/j275b.jpg] Topaz after Augelite with Quartz from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/j275c.jpg] Topaz after Augelite with Quartz from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/j275d.jpg]

Two light lavender casts of Topaz after Augelite associated with elongated, transparent Quartz crystals. This was fouond about ten years ago when the great Augelite finds were made. There are two casts present, the largest over 2cm. This is the best of only a few I saw available. They were originally thought to be Fluorite after Augelite, but have been tested and confirmed to be Topaz.


J256 - Bornite after Carrollite $ 1800
Kamoya Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Bornite after Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/J256a.jpg] Bornite after Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/J256b.jpg] Bornite after Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/J256c.jpg] Bornite after Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/J256d.jpg]

Large and lustrous Bornite after Carrollite crystal, 3.5cm wide, on a Bornite matrix with other smaller crystals. The price would be justified simply as a Carrollite of this size and quality on matrix, but even more so as this uncommon psuedomorph, it's really special. Analyzed.


J322 - Fluorite in Quartz $ 220
Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
miniature - 4.7 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J322a.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J322b.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J322c.jpg]

Pair of attached, double-terminated clear Quartz crystals with inclusions of purple Fluorite crystals. These were found one time perhaps 10 years ago and have not been found since. There are 2 included Fluorite crystals. Undamaged.


J317 - Spinel $ 750
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J317a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J317b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J317g.jpg]

Superb floater cluster of octahedral purple Spinel crystals from a new find. Complete all around and undamaged. Good luster and translucency.


J306 - Diopside $ 950
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306c.jpg]

Single Diopside crystal with intense lime green color. Complete all around and undamaged with some Tanzanite attached to the lower left side. Translucent to transparent.


J305 - Bismuth with Fluorite $ 1500
Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England
miniature - 3.8 x 3.3 x 1.0 cm


Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305a.jpg] Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305b.jpg] Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305c.jpg] Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305d.jpg]

Historic specimen of crystallized Bismuth with Fluorite. Comes with old labels from Cal Graeber, the Nick Carruth collection, and Ward's Natural Science.


TU245 - Fluorite with Muscovite $ 450
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4.8 x 3.8 x 3 cm


Fluorite with Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu245a.jpg] Fluorite with Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu245b.jpg] Fluorite with Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu245c.jpg] Fluorite with Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu245d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Fluorite cubes with Muscovite crystals. The Fluorite have blue/green color with purple phantoms deep inside. Exceedingly bright and transparent. Mounted on a Lucite stand.


TU250 - Fluorite $ 500
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu250a.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu250b.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu250c.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu250d.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite cubes with exceptionally glossy, wet-looking luster. There is a cleave on the lower right corner of the amin crystals, otherwise undamaged.


TU252 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 600
Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252c.jpg]

Water-clear, colorless Fluorite cubes without matrix surrounding a single Calcite crystal. Great luster with slight corner modifications. Undamaged.


TU253 - Fluorite on Quartz with Barite $ 400
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253d.jpg]

Water-clear, purple Fluorite cubes on a Quartz crystal covered matrix with small white Barite crystals. The Fluorite crystals have superb surface luster. Damage to one Barite cluster on the lower right side, otherwise undamaged. Good Fluorite crystals on the back side too!


J364 - Topaz $ 150
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.4 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J364a.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J364b.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J364c.jpg]

Transparent single Topaz crystal. Complete all around and undamaged except for two small edge chips. Clear enough to facet.



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