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M637 - Tourmaline $ 220
Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


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Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M637a.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M637b.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M637c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal from recent finds at the Aricanga Mine. Hot pink body color with a green cap. Complete all around and weighs 3.81 grams.


M603 - Quartz scepter $ 150
Southern Zambia Province, Zambia
small cabinet - 7 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz scepter from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M603a.jpg] Quartz scepter from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M603b.jpg] Quartz scepter from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M603c.jpg]

Quartz scepter from recent finds in Zambia. The scepter head has both Amethyst and smokey coloration. Undamaged and double-terminated.


M614 - Peridot $ 250
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M614a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M614b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M614c.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M614d.jpg]

Highly gemmy and lustrous, vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster.


M617 - Peridot $ 150
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M617a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M617b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M617c.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M617d.jpg]

Highly gemmy vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster on the narrow prism faces and frosted luster on the wider prism faces.


M618 - Peridot $ 200
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M618a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M618b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M618c.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M618d.jpg]

Highly gemmy and lustrous, vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster.


M619 - Peridot $ 250
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M619a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M619b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M619c.jpg]

Highly gemmy and lustrous, vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster.


M621 - Peridot $ 200
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M621a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M621b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M621c.jpg]

Highly gemmy and lustrous, vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster.


M622 - Peridot $ 250
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M622a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M622b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M622c.jpg]

Highly gemmy and lustrous, vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster.


M623 - Peridot $ 200
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M623a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M623b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M623c.jpg]

Highly gemmy and lustrous, vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster.


M624 - Peridot $ 250
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M624a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M624b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M624c.jpg]

Highly gemmy and lustrous, vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster.


TR101 - Euclase $ 900
La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm


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Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/tr101a.jpg] Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/tr101b.jpg] Euclase from La Marina Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia [db_pics/pics/tr101c.jpg]

Single blue Euclase crystal from the 2015 find. Terminated and glassy crystal with beautiful blue color. There is slight edge chipping on one side, a natural indentation along the base of the other side, and a chip on the back face. A beautiful rarity.


TR102 - Gold $ 150
Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
thumbnail - 1 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Gold from Black Hills, South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/tr102a.jpg] Gold from Black Hills, South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/tr102b.jpg]

Water worn solid Gold nugget from the Black Hills in South Dakota, which are uncommon to find. Weighs 1.83 grams.


TR103 - Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz $ 6000
Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103a.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103b.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103c.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103d.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103e.jpg]

Cluster of transparent green Tourmaline crystals, a 3.2cm Topaz crystal, Muscovite, and lots bright yellow Stibiotantalite. This is one of the richest Stibiotantalite specimens I've seen, which by itself would be special. But the association of the gemmy Tourmaline crystals and the Topaz makes this a real stunner. Undamaged. It has also not been professionally cleaned, which could further enhance it's beauty.


TR104 - Goethite on Quartz $ 275
Tichka Massif, High Atlas Mtns., Morocco
miniature - 3.8 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm


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Goethite on Quartz from Tichka Massif, High Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/tr104a.jpg] Goethite on Quartz from Tichka Massif, High Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/tr104b.jpg] Goethite on Quartz from Tichka Massif, High Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/tr104c.jpg]

Double-terminated Quartz crystal with a crest of Goethite crystals around the center. This is a real cute piece with both terminations sticking out either side of the spikey goethite. Sort of reminds me of a Hedgehog.


TR105 - Benitoite $ 4500
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/tr105a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/tr105b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/tr105c.jpg]

Two deep blue Benitoite crystals on white Natrolite over a schist matrix. Stunning example with a large 2.8cm crystal and a smaller 1cm crystal in front. Undamaged and hard to find specimen.
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73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
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