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V126 - Diaspore $ 450
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v126a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v126b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v126c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Complete and undamaged with the point of contact at the bottom of the 'V'. There is a natural indentation near the termination of the short 'arm'. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


V127 - Diaspore $ 380
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v127a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v127b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v127c.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v127d.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Complete and undamaged except for possible cleaving along one side and with the point of contact at the bottom of the 'V'. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


V128 - Diaspore $ 380
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v128a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v128b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v128c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Complete and undamaged with the point of contact at the bottom of the 'V'. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


V129 - Diaspore $ 380
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v129a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v129b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v129c.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v129d.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Complete and undamaged with the point of contact at the bottom of the 'V'. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


V130 - Diaspore $ 420
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v130a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v130b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v130c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Complete and undamaged with the point of contact at the bottom of the 'V'. One termination is a bit ragged and indented, but it's undamaged and there are flat faces in areas of this termination. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


V131 - Diaspore $ 500
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v131a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v131b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v131c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Complete and undamaged with the point of contact at the bottom of the 'V'. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


V132 - Diaspore $ 450
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v132a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v132b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v132c.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v132d.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v132e.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Complete and undamaged. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


D528 - Rosasite, Aurichalcite $ 60
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm


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Rosasite, Aurichalcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D528a.jpg] Rosasite, Aurichalcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D528b.jpg] Rosasite, Aurichalcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D528c.jpg] Rosasite, Aurichalcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D528d.jpg]

Limonite vugs lined with both Rosasite and Aurichalcite. Fresh and clean, this vug has only been open for a matter of weeks. I particularly like the sprays of Aurichalcite that have been coated by Rosasite.


D573 - Fluorite $ 350
Rio Bravo, Coahuila, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Fluorite from Rio Bravo, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D573a.jpg] Fluorite from Rio Bravo, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D573b.jpg] Fluorite from Rio Bravo, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D573c.jpg] Fluorite from Rio Bravo, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D573d.jpg]

Highly transparent Fluorite crystals with well saturated, deep purple color. It's a deep, slightly blue purple and so transparent that light readily passes through despite the deep color. Very clean with only a couple small chips. Out of an old collection, the old Burrminco label lists the locality as Rio Bravo.


D500 - Emerald $ 270
Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500a.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500b.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500c.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent hexagonal Emerald crystal with a good, flat termination. Deeper green color inthe lower half, grading up to a light green termination. Complete and undamaged.


D456 - Proustite $ 450
unknown
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456a.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456b.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456c.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456d.jpg]

A 1.2cm cluster of thick Proustite crystals on matrix. This is out of an old collection but with no locality/no label available. Chunky crystals with good red color. Undamaged.


D504 - Topaz $ 145
Custer Co., Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


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Topaz from Custer Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/D504a.jpg] Topaz from Custer Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/D504b.jpg] Topaz from Custer Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/D504c.jpg] Topaz from Custer Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/D504d.jpg]

Single colorless Topaz crystal from Idaho. Complete all around and undamaged with a bit of attached Albite. Neat locality piece.


M893 - Ilvaite $ 125
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.4 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M893a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M893d.jpg]

Glossy black Ilvaite crystal with an undamaged, chisel-tipped termination. Complete all around.


D599 - Rhodonite $ 250
Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm


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Rhodonite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/D599a.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/D599b.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/D599c.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/D599d.jpg]

Double-terminated single Rhodonite crystal from Franklin. Clean with good uniform pink color. Undamaged.


D598 - Willemite $ 1200
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D598a.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D598b.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D598c.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D598d.jpg]

Highly translucent and lustrous Willemite crystals on Calcite from Tsumeb. Individual crystals are about 5mm in size and have an intereting coloration of blue/green on the ends with a yellow zone in the center.
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