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NA260 - Neptunite $ 260
Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/na260a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/na260b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/na260c.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/na260d.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/na260e.jpg]

Fine Neptunite crystals on Natrolite, main crystal is a relatively large 2.8 cm double terminated crystal


NA127 - Acanthite $ 380
Guanajuato, Mexico
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Acanthite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na127a.jpg] Acanthite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na127b.jpg] Acanthite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na127c.jpg]

Fine thumbnail acanthite with mulitple crystals culminating in a large, sharp 1.5cm cubic crystal at the tip. Better in person, 3.1 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm.


SA424 - Silver on Acanthite $ 145
Uchuchacua Mine, Peru
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Silver on Acanthite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa424a.jpg] Silver on Acanthite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa424b.jpg] Silver on Acanthite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa424c.jpg] Silver on Acanthite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa424d.jpg]

Silver wires on a very unusual hoppered, skeletal Acanthite crystal, size 1.5 x 1 x 0.7 cm.


WP19 - Chalcocite $ 320
Levant Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England
thumbnail - 2 x 1.6 x 0.9 cm
ex.  Dr. Wolfgang Pohl


Chalcocite from Levant Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/wp19a.jpg] Chalcocite from Levant Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/wp19b.jpg] Chalcocite from Levant Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/wp19c.jpg]

Superb thumbnail of a twin Chalcocite crystal. The small cluster of crystal broke off the main and has now been repaired and the price has been halved. Comes with old Richard Barstow label. Ex. Wolfgang Pohl collection, 2 x 1.6 x 0.9 cm.


AF571 - Hausmannite $ 240
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.7 cm


Hausmannite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af571a.jpg] Hausmannite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af571b.jpg] Hausmannite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af571c.jpg]

Large single crystal with a few smaller crystals attached. Main crystal is 2.7cm tip to tip, size 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.7 cm.


AF106 - Silver on Acanthite $ 750
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af106a.jpg] Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af106b.jpg] Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af106c.jpg] Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af106d.jpg]

Thick, curving, ropey Silver wires protruding out from all sides of a group of Acanthite crystals. The silver is a little tarnished and could be brightened up if desired, 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.


A684 - Aquamarine $ 300
Shigar Valley, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm


Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a684a.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a684b.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a684c.jpg]

Gem Aqua with a bullet termination on one end and a flat, slightly etched termination on the other. Light etching is present on a few of the prism faces, internally transparent, good quality crystal. Size 2.8 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm.


A275 - Herderite on Topaz $ 700
Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm


Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275a.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275b.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275c.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275d.jpg]

Green Herderite crystals to 1.6cm on a gem Topaz crystal, 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm.


A276 - Clinozoisite $ 300
Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 1 cm


Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a276a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a276b.jpg]

Complete, glassy and gemmy single crystal, complete all around, 2.7 x 2.5 x 1 cm.


A280 - Peridot $ 400
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a280a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a280b.jpg]

Peridot crystal cluster. The crystals have great lime green color and are very gemmy, size 2.7 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm.


A281 - Peridot $ 400
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281b.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281c.jpg]

Sharp Peridot crystal with good green color and very gemmy. Good Peridot crystals will have sharp edges versus the more commonly seen rounded edged crystals - this is a good one, size 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm.


NA907 - Grossular $ 300
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na907a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na907b.jpg]

Rare large, clear Grossular garnets to 1 cm wide. Slightly yellow at the transparent corners, 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm. These white/clear crystals were always rare and now even more so since the mine is closed.


NA511 - Acanthite $ 450
Guanajuato, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm
ex.  John Barlow


Acanthite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na511a.jpg] Acanthite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na511b.jpg] Acanthite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na511c.jpg]

Large cubic crystals, ex. John Barlow collection #3561 (Acanthite specimens #3562 and 3563 are described in his book), 2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm.


AF121 - Tanzanite $ 2400
Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af121a.jpg] Tanzanite from Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af121b.jpg] Tanzanite from Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af121c.jpg]

Pair of intergrown crystal with super color and luster. There is one area of damage on one side near the top, but this piece had so much pop and pizzazz it could not be passed up. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 2.6 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm.


AF131 - Tanzanite $ 800
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af131a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af131b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af131c.jpg]

Superb bi-color Tanzanite crystal from a new find at Merelani. Transparent yellow over a blue base. Along with the excellent transparency, the surface luster of the crystals from this find is also excellent. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 1.8 x 1 x 0.6 cm.



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