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AF106 - Silver on Acanthite $ 750
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af106a.jpg] Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af106b.jpg] Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af106c.jpg] Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af106d.jpg]

Thick, curving, ropey Silver wires protruding out from all sides of a group of Acanthite crystals. The silver is a little tarnished and could be brightened up if desired, 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.


NA236 - Amethyst $ 450 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 270
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 6 cm


Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na236a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na236b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na236c.jpg]

Amethyst crystals to 2.3 cm, some reverse scepters, 10 x 9 x 6 cm.


NA317 - Amethyst $ 350
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na317aa.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na317bb.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na317c.jpg]

"V" group of Amethyst on matrix, crystal on left a scepter, 5 x 4 x 4 cm.


AF557 - Vanadinite $ 200
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af557a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af557b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af557c.jpg]

Orangy red crystals with excellent luster. Thick crystals to 8mm wide covering matrix. Vanadanite has been coming out in quantity over the years, but both quantity and quality has diminished over the past few years. I found one Moroccan miner in Tucson this year with a handful of quality pieces. Get a good one now, 4 x 2 x 1.5 cm.


A910 - Epidote on Quartz $ 600
Meigu, Sichuan Prov., China
large cabinet - 18 x 15 x 14 cm


Epidote on Quartz from Meigu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a910a.jpg] Epidote on Quartz from Meigu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a910b.jpg] Epidote on Quartz from Meigu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a910c.jpg] Epidote on Quartz from Meigu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a910d.jpg]

Large cabinet sized specimen of Epidote crystals on cluster of large Quartz crystals. Waht makes this specimen is the 10.5cm double terminated crystal setting pererfectly in the center, as if being held in an hand. A couple of tiny trivial nicks, otherwise all crystals complete and in good condition, it's even recrystallized all along the bottom, 18 x 15 x 14 cm.


AF492 - Acanthite $ 350
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af492a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af492b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af492c.jpg]

Large, well formed Acanthite with individual crystals to 2cm. Complete all around with small wire of Silver in areas, size 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.


AF498 - Acanthite $ 300
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498c.jpg]

Well formed Acanthite crystals with individuals to 1.5cm. Good luster on the crystals too, size 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm.


NA806 - Amethyst $ 800
Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico
large cabinet - 16 x 10 x 8 cm


Amethyst from Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na806a.jpg] Amethyst from Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na806b.jpg] Amethyst from Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na806c.jpg]

Beautiful large cabinet sized specimen covered with light purple Amethyst crystals, 16 x 10 x 8 cm.


AF485 - Demantoid Garnet on Quartz $ 550
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485a.jpg] Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485b.jpg] Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485c.jpg]

Four sharp, gem quality Demantoid crystals on cluster of Quartz crystals. This was etched out of Calcite. Size 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm.


A275 - Herderite on Topaz $ 700
Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm


Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275a.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275b.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275c.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275d.jpg]

Green Herderite crystals to 1.6cm on a gem Topaz crystal, 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm.


A276 - Clinozoisite $ 300
Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 1 cm


Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a276a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a276b.jpg]

Complete, glassy and gemmy single crystal, complete all around, 2.7 x 2.5 x 1 cm.


A281 - Peridot $ 400
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281b.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281c.jpg]

Sharp Peridot crystal with good green color and very gemmy. Good Peridot crystals will have sharp edges versus the more commonly seen rounded edged crystals - this is a good one, size 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm.


A251 - Quartz on Ferberite $ 300
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251a.jpg] Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251b.jpg] Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251c.jpg] Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251d.jpg]

Clear Quartz crystals on a large, well formed Ferberite crystal. Classic Yaogangxian piece, 7 x 6 x 3 cm.


A252 - Pyrrhotite on Chalcopyrite $ 175
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 2 cm


Pyrrhotite on Chalcopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a252a.jpg] Pyrrhotite on Chalcopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a252b.jpg] Pyrrhotite on Chalcopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a252c.jpg]

Three rosettes of Pyrrhottite on on Chalcopyrite with metallic needles of Jamesonite. This is older material from Yaogangxian that was not common, 3.2 x 2 x 2 cm.


T56 - Tanzanite $ 6000
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t56a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t56b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t56c.jpg]

Highly transparent Tanzanite crystal with excellent color. This crystal is from recent finds from a zone that is producing blue and green striped crystals when viewed in one direction. On the main face there is a central vertical blue zone with light green on the edges, more apparent in person than the photos. Top quality.



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