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D281 - Covellite $ 350
Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.9 x 2.2 cm


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Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D281a.jpg] Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D281b.jpg] Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D281c.jpg] Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D281d.jpg] Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D281e.jpg]

Thick crystal groups of irridecent Covellite. Can be displayed equally well from a number of directions.


D288 - Bertrandite $ 180
Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
miniature - 3.6 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm


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Bertrandite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/D288a.jpg] Bertrandite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/D288b.jpg] Bertrandite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/D288c.jpg] Bertrandite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/D288e.jpg] Bertrandite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/D288f.jpg] Bertrandite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/D288h.jpg]

Rich specimen of Bertrandite associated with Quartz crystals, small Pyrite crystals, and yellow mica. The Akchatau mine is famous for purple creedite, smoky quartz and mixed specimens of purple fluorite, Apatite and Bertrandite, though specimens from this mine are not commonly seen anymore.


D291 - Clinoclase $ 380
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2 x 0.8 cm


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Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/D291a.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/D291b.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/D291d.jpg]

Thick, solid mass of dark blue, botryoidal Clinoclase, perhaps the best example of this style I've ever seen from the Majuba Hill Mine. Ex. Rock Currier collection #3912.


D285 - Olmiite on Celestite $ 200
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285a.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285b.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285c.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285d.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285e.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285f.jpg]

Brown Olmiite crystals on a matrix of solid Celestite crystals. A fairly uncommon association, and I can find only one example on Mindat.


D292 - Spessartine with Quartz $ 450
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292a.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292b.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292c.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292d.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292e.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292g.jpg]

Cluster of smokey Quartz amost entirely covered by Spessartine garnets. This was from the Jeanne Rosati collection and came with a Trinity Mineral Company label that called a psuedomorph of Spessartine after Quartz. A small amount of smokey Quartz crystal can be seen in the tips of the 3 largest 'fingers' of Spessartine. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. There is no matrix and even part of the bottom is covered by Spessartine crystals.


K448 - Prehnite $ 175
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K448a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K448b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K448c.jpg]

Individual crystals and crystal groups of translucent yellow Prehnite. Merelani Prehnite is among the best in the world, and specimens from recent finds such as this are among the best ever found at the locality. Solid Prehnite with a bit of attached Graphite on the backside. Large, gemmy crystals radiating out in all directions. The cluster is complete all around and translucent throughout. Undamaged except for one point of contact near the top.


K841 - Prehnite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K841a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K841b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K841c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K841d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K841e.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K841f.jpg]

Large toothy crystals of translucent yellow Prehnite with a thin layer of Graphite on the bottom. Merelani Prehnite is among the best in the world, and specimens from recent finds such as this are among the best ever found at the locality. Solid Prehnite with large, gemmy crystals radiating out along the top. The cluster is complete all around, translucent throughout, and undamaged.


K857 - Prehnite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.3 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K857a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K857b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K857c.jpg]

Yellow/green Prehnite with both spherical crystal groups and individual chisel-shaped crystals. Solid, translucent Prehnite with a thin layer of Graphite on the bottom. Merelani Prehnite is among the best in the world, and specimens from recent finds such as this are among the best ever found at the locality. This style, with rounded masses that morph into chisel-tip crystals, is distinct and from finds in 2019. The cluster is translucent throughout and undamaged.


K860 - Prehnite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K860a-2.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K860b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K860c.jpg]

Individual crystals and crystal groups of translucent yellow Prehnite. Merelani Prehnite is among the best in the world, and specimens from recent finds such as this are among the best ever found at the locality. Solid Prehnite with a bit of attached Graphite on the backside. Large, gemmy crystals radiating out in all directions. The cluster is complete all around and translucent throughout. Undamaged except for at the bottom where it intergrew with a Tanzanite crystal, and some bit of remaining Tanzanite are present.


D312 - Opal after Bamboo $ 325
Banten, Java, Indonesia
miniature - 4.2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D312a.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D312b.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D312c.jpg]

Black opal that has completely replaced a section of fossil Bamboo from recent finds in Java. It has a bright play of color (reds and greens) in areas and also shows fine detail of the former bamboo. These were found in the past 2 years and are uncommon.


D314 - Opal after Bamboo $ 400
Banten, Java, Indonesia
miniature - 4 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D314a.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D314b.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D314c.jpg]

Black opal that has completely replaced a section of fossil Bamboo from recent finds in Java. It has a bright play of color (reds, blues, and greens) in areas and also shows fine detail of the former bamboo. These were found in the past 2 years and are uncommon.


K428 - Chrysoberyl 'Cats-eye' $ 120
Brazil
thumbnail - 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Chrysoberyl 'Cats-eye' from Brazil [db_pics/pics/K428a.jpg]

A round cabochon of golden yellow Chrysoberyl that shows a sharp cat's eye effect. Weighs 0.45 carats.


K975 - Spessartine $ 450
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K975a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K975b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K975c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K975d.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with large size, good form, and good color. Slight edge chipping but very limited and overall in great condition.


K531 - Spessartine $ 275
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K531a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K531b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K531c.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good color and transparent gem zones. Very trivial edge wear, essentially undamaged.


K894 - Spessartine $ 275
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894d.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good color. There is an area of black inclusions, but the large amount of transparent gem zones in the rest of the crystal more than makes of for it. Minor edge wear and a contact where it grew against another crystal, but complete and in overall good condition.
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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139

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