Selected Specimens

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B818 - Fluorite over Tourmaline $ 350
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 3 cm


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Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818a.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818b.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818c.jpg]

Single Fluorite crystal that has overgrown a single Tourmaline crystal. The bas of the Tourmaline can be seen at the bottom, along with a small amount of Albite. Great color!


B820 - Tremolite $ 180
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b820a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b820b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b820c.jpg]

Terminated single crystal with brilliant deep green coloration. Most are mere shards and terminated crystals are much less common.


B836 - Volkovskite $ 500
Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England
small cabinet - 6.4 x 4 x 3 cm


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Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836a.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836b.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836c.jpg]

Intergrown crystal groups of rare Volkovskite. This recent find of Volkovskite set the world standard for the species. They were found as a biproduct of mining for potash, and because the Volkovskite damages mine machinery, the area where it was found is now avoided and it is unclear if anymore will be recovered.


B837 - Volkovskite $ 350
Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 1.1 cm


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Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b837a.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b837b.jpg]

Large, distinct crystals of rare Volkovskite. This recent find of Volkovskite set the world standard for the species. They were found as a biproduct of mining for potash, and because the Volkovskite damages mine machinery, the area where it was found is now avoided and it is unclear if anymore will be recovered.


B842 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 300
Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842a.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842b.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842c.jpg]

Fine quality crystals of Gersdorffite with bright green Annabergite adding good color contrast.


B848 - Apatite $ 750
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 4.8 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm


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Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848a.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848b.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848c.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848d.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848e.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848f.jpg]

Three purple Apatite crystals on Albite. Main crystal is 1.8cm wide with great purple color. Afghani purple Apatite can be great but ususally dissapoints with perhaps less than 10% of the specimen I see being of interest, when you can find any. This specimen delivers.


B853 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 4.1 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853c.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 73 grams.


B854 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854d.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 35 grams.


B856 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 500
Landanai, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b856a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b856b.jpg]

Large partial Chrome Tourmaline crystal from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 110 grams.


B866 - Bastnasite-(Ce) $ 350
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1 cm


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Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866a.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866b.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866c.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866d.jpg]

Well formed floater cluster of Bastnasite crystals. The main crystal is good sized with uniform thickness and sharp, crisp edges. The color is a translucent rootbeer brown with an outer zone of yellow.


B867 - Bastnasite-(Ce) $ 150
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm


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Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b867a.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b867b.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b867c.jpg]

Well formed Bastnasite crystal, translucent rootbeer brown in color. Complete and undamaged.


B874 - Azurite on Malachite $ 300
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/b874a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/b874b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/b874c.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/b874d.jpg]

Bright, glassy blue Azurite on Malachite. This came out of an old collection and there are some damaged crystals present, and it has been priced down accordingly. An american classic with lots of visual pop.


B875 - Kunzite $ 750
Kunar, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.2 x 2 cm


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Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b875a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b875b.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b875c.jpg]

Transparent, perfectly terminated pink Kunzite crystal. Complete all around and undamaged.


B878 - Rhodochrosite $ 350
Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 2.8 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/b878a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/b878b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/b878c.jpg]

Pink Rhodochrosite on Quartz. The old label dates this specimen back to at least 1982.


B892 - Smithsonite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b892a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b892b.jpg]

Open vug filled with sharp rhombs of pink Smithsonite. Crystals reach 9mm in size. The dark grey sulfide matrix is partially covered by micro Pyrite crystals.

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