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J374 - Tourmaline $ 390
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.9 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J374a.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J374b.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J374c.jpg]

Single blue/green 'Indicolite' crystal with a steep termination. Very transparent top to bottom. There is some edge chipping on one side, otherwise perfect with good color.


J395 - Prehnite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It's undamaged and formed atop a (now gone) Tanzanite crystal and only tiny bits of Tanzanite remain on the base.


J397 - Prehnite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It ahs some contact/rough areas along the rear right side but can be displayed showing nothing but fat, juicy yellow crystals.


J398 - Prehnite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J398a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J398b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J398c.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. Little to no damage with Graphite attached to the back side.


J382 - Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite $ 300
Egremont, Cumbria, England
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382a.jpg] Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382b.jpg] Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382c.jpg]

Red Hematite matrix with typical black Hematite crystals (both sides) and Quartz crystals (one side). What is uncommon is the presence of Fluorite crystals which occur as transparent cubes of about 3mm.


J390 - Apatite on Feldspar $ 250
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 5 x 2 cm


Apatite on Feldspar from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J390a.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J390b.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J390c.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J390d.jpg]

Pink Apatite crystals with black Tourmaline on a good crystal of white Feldspar. Undamaged.


J393 - Chabazite on Prehnite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393a.jpg] Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393b.jpg] Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393c.jpg] Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393d.jpg]

Large translucent yellow Prehnite crystals with attached blue/grey Chabazite crystals. 


C693 - Liddicoatite $ 2300
Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
miniature - 4.5 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm


Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693c.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693d.jpg]

Thick single Liddicoatite crystal with lots of color variation as you move up the crystal, ending in a transparent, colorless 'Achroite' termination. In excellent condition with perfect, glassy termination faces and just a small bit of edge wear on one edge near the base, otherwise complete all around and undamaged. Weighs 50.76 grams.


C694 - Dolomite with Hematite $ 950
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694a.jpg] Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694b.jpg] Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694c.jpg]

Water clear Dolomite crystal with included and attached silvery blades of Hematite. The Brumado mine is best known for Uvite and Magnesite but also produces other really interesting pieces such as pink Topaz, Emeralds, and superb Dolomite. The large Dolomite is twinned and tabular, with the smaller crytals at the base a mixture of both untwinned rhombs and tabular twins. Showy and lustrous, complete all around. The right side is smooth and lustrous but appears to be a cleavage face. Comes mounted on a Lucite stand. Unusual, aesthetic specimen!


C697 - Fluorite $ 750
Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.7 cm


Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c697a.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c697b.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c697c.jpg]

Blue and purple Fluorite from the famous Minerva Mine. There is a purple core with outer zones of various shades of blue. This is the color that is hard to find and that everyone wants. Nice and gemmy and nearly pristine with just a cleave at one corner.


C700 - Hambergite with Tourmaline $ 1200
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.7 cm


Hambergite with Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c700a.jpg] Hambergite with Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c700b.jpg] Hambergite with Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c700c.jpg]

Exquisite and uncommon specimen composed of a terminated translucent to transparent Hambergite crystal accented at the base by a cluster of bi-color, double-terminated Tourmaline crystals. There are four pink and green Tourmaline crystals in the cluster.


C703 - Quartz Gwindel $ 950
Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703a.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703b.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703c.jpg]

Smokey Quartz gwindel with a well pronounced curve and very smooth, lustrous faces. Transparent with little to no internal cracks or veils. Undamaged with much better glassy luster than the photos indicate.


C704 - Clinoatacamite with Calcite $ 1250
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704c.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704d.jpg]

Large and especially fine quality Clinoatacamite crystals with white Calcite over a layer of Malachite. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens, and this is a good one. The crystals are all pristine. They were protected by a layer of Selenite that I dissolved away, leaving these perfect crystals. Individual crystals reach 1.3cm wide. The Lily Mine is now closed.


J571 - Azurite $ 350
Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571a.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571b.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571c.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571d.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571e.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571f.jpg]

Fine floater cluster of Azurite crystals with a good, bright blue color (not too dark or black). Complete all around and undamaged.


J572 - Wulfenite $ 280
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572d.jpg]

Red Wulfenite crystals on matrix. Fine and undamaged crystals. From the Don Boydston collection acquired by John Seibel in 2005.



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