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CO107 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 350
Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co107a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co107b.jpg]

Intergrown octahedral Malachite after Cuprite crystals from a 1979 find in Zambia, just released for the first time. Complete and undamaged except for one micro chip on one corner.


CO108 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 300
Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co108a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co108b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co108c.jpg]

Octahedral Malachite after Cuprite crystal from a 1979 find in Zambia, just released for the first time. Contacted on the bottom with damage to one corner.


SA708 - Indicolite $ 400
Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


Indicolite from Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa708a.jpg] Indicolite from Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa708b.jpg]

Vivid blue Tourmaline crystal with pink core. A blue 'watermelon' Tourmaline. Undamaged.


SA711 - Chrysoberyl $ 750
Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.1 x 0.6 cm


Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa711a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa711b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa711c.jpg]

Beautiful and gemmy V-twin Chrysoberyl. Complete and undamaged.


SA712 - Hematite with Rutile $ 150
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 3.5 x 1.9 x 0.5 cm


Hematite with Rutile from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa712a.jpg] Hematite with Rutile from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa712b.jpg] Hematite with Rutile from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa712c.jpg]

Sharply formed and incredibly bright silvery colored Hematite crystal with attached golden Rutile. Mirror bright and smooth on the front, back, and edges.


SA717 - Dumortierite in Quartz $ 350 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
near Vaca Morta quarry, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.9 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Dumortierite in Quartz from near Vaca Morta quarry, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa717a.jpg] Dumortierite in Quartz from near Vaca Morta quarry, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa717b.jpg]

Blue crystals of Dumortierite included within a double terminated Quartz crystal. Undamaged.


SA718 - Dumortierite in Quartz $ 350 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
near Vaca Morta quarry, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Dumortierite in Quartz from near Vaca Morta quarry, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa718a.jpg] Dumortierite in Quartz from near Vaca Morta quarry, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa718b.jpg]

Blue crystals of Dumortierite included within a clear Quartz crystal.


SA719 - Brazilianite $ 300
Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa719a.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa719b.jpg]

A 4.5cm wide double-terminated crystal forms the base for an upright pointed crystal. Glassy and undamaged with minor attached Albite.


SA720 - Brazilianite $ 300
Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.7 x 3.0 x 2.4 cm


Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa720a.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa720b.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa720c.jpg]

Attractive cluster of glassy and gemmy Brazilianite with the main crystal a thick 3.5cm long crystal. Undamaged and sits upright on its own.


TU224 - Quartz $ 600
Daye, Hubei Prov., China
large cabinet - 15.5 x 15.5 x 9.5 cm


Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224a.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224b.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224c.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224d.jpg]

Amazing floater cluster composed entirely of double-terminated Quartz crystals. This stunning piece is complete all around and surprizingly undamaged for it's size and with so many different points sticking out in all directions. Individual Quartz crystals reach 14.5cm long. WAY better in person.


TU230 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 1800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm


Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu230a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu230b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu230c.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu230d.jpg]

One of the most spectacular color combinations are these yellow Prehnites on Tanzanite. These are not common and this one displays strong colors of each mineral. Bright lemon yellow Prehnite crystals cover the back and one side of a single Tanzanite. Wow!


TU231 - Dravite $ 460
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu231a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu231b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu231c.jpg]

Gem quality rootbeer brown Dravite crystal with a complex, stepped termination. An unusual feature of this crystal is a thin horzontal zone of cat's-eye that runs through the middle of the crystal, causing it to slightly offset, how this formed is a mystery to me. Complete and undamaged.


B109 - Anatase $ 200 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 120
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 3 cm


Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b109a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b109b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b109c.jpg]

Anatase crystals to 1.1cm on an Albite coated matrix with gem transparent Quartz crystals. The Quartz are hard to see in the photos (they are exceptionally clear!), but they are really nice.


TZ507 - Dravite $ 300
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz507a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz507b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz507c.jpg]

Well terminated gem Dravite. Uncommonly good quality, with most of the crystal facet grade.


B131 - Vesuvianite $ 300
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b131a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b131b.jpg]

Large, greenish yellow single crystal. Bright and gemmy at the termination. This mine is long closed and Vesuvianites of this size are hard to find now.



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