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D488 - Cerussite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D488a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D488b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D488c.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D488d.jpg]

Highly transparent and glassy pair of Cerussite crystalsfrom Tsumeb. Very clean with only a couple small chips.


D486 - Galena with Quartz $ 120
Butte Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486a.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486b.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486c.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486d.jpg]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals (some skeletal!) associated with Quartz crystals. This came out of an old collection without a label, but have "Butte Co." writtn on the back. It's possibly from the Surcease gold mine. Neat and unusual piece for a California collector.


D487 - Galena $ 120
Iowa, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487a.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487b.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487c.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487d.jpg]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals from Iowa! A nice stack of cubes. This came out of an old collection with the only 'Iowa' as the locality. Neat and unusual piece for an Iowa mineral collector.


DS1 - Diaspore $ 950
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS1a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS1b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS1c.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.


DS2 - Diaspore $ 500
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2c.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2d.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 a point of contact at the bottom of the V where it grew against the matrix. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


D505 - Pezzottaite $ 175
Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.4 cm


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Pezzottaite from Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D505a.jpg] Pezzottaite from Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D505b.jpg] Pezzottaite from Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D505c.jpg] Pezzottaite from Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D505d.jpg]

Single Pezzottaite crystal (Caesium rich Beryl) with a raspberry red color and good transparency. The crystal has a broad, smooth front face with bevelled edges and a more etched and stepped growth on the backside.


D507 - Pezzottaite $ 475
Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


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Pezzottaite from Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D507a.jpg] Pezzottaite from Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D507b.jpg] Pezzottaite from Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D507c.jpg]

Single Pezzottaite crystal (Caesium rich Beryl) with a raspberry red color and good transparency. The crystal has a broad, smooth front face with bevelled edges and a more etched and stepped growth on the backside. A small terminated Tourmaline crystal extends into the lower right side of the Pezzottaite with the termination fully included inside.


M349 - Azurite $ 225
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349a.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349b.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349c.jpg]

Rosette formations of bright 'electric' blue Azurite crystals on matrix. Stunning and uncommon Arizona thumbnail. There are a couple small spheres of Malachite also present.


D482 - Amethyst $ 375
Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa
cabinet - 12 x 8.5 x 5 cm


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Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482a.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482c.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482d.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482e.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482g.jpg]

Lustrous Amethyst Quartz crystals with two separate generations of growth. The first generation has large Amethyst crystals measuring to about 4cm thick, with the later generation being overgrowths of smaller crystals on the larger crystals. These are known as 'Cactus Quartz' and this is a large sized example. Very clean with no significant damage, all the tips are perfect, just a bit of chipping/contact near the base. Complete all around.


D483 - Axinite on and in Quartz $ 250
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 9 x 5.5 cm


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Axinite on and in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D483a.jpg] Axinite on and in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D483c.jpg] Axinite on and in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D483d.jpg] Axinite on and in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D483f.jpg] Axinite on and in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D483g.jpg]

Large, well formed cluster of Quartz crystals, an undamaged floater. There are small crystals of Axinite both on the surface and included within the Quartz. I have seen larger crystals of Axinite included in other Quartz crystals from the locality, but in terms of the Quartz, this is the finest floater cluster I've seen.


D484 - Duftite in Calcite $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5 cm


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Duftite in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D484a.jpg] Duftite in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D484b.jpg] Duftite in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D484c.jpg] Duftite in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D484d.jpg]

Green Duftite included within glassy rhombs of Calcite, a Tsumeb classic.
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