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T241 - Indicolite $ 2500
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241a.jpg] Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241b.jpg] Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241c.jpg]

Long single gem 'pencil' with a good termination at one end. Fully transparent for the entire crystal - gem facet rough quality. Undamaged.


T242 - Kunzite $ 500
Kunar Province, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 8 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm


Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t242a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t242b.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t242c.jpg]

Transparent purple/yellow Kunzite crystal with a sharpness of form not typical for the species. Uniform prism faces and nice flat termination faces. The bottom has rehealed, so technically double terminated though the bottom faces are not as complete and nice as the top termination. One shallow chip on one edge, otherwise completely undamaged and very clean looking.


T245 - Aquamarine $ 950
Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal
small cabinet - 6 x 3.2 x 1.5 cm


Aquamarine from Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal [db_pics/pics/t245a.jpg] Aquamarine from Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal [db_pics/pics/t245b.jpg] Aquamarine from Lamjung District, Gandeki, Nepal [db_pics/pics/t245c.jpg]

Two Aquamarine crystals grown on either side of a thin matrix of mica and feldspar. The crystals are gemmy with a good medium blue color and each are terminated on one end. Uncommon locality, and Mindat only has one Aqua pictured from this locality.


T246 - Tantalite on Morganite $ 1800
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.7 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm


Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246a.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246b.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246c.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246d.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246e.jpg]

Single undamaged Morganite crystal with good pink color. A 9mm Tantalite crystal is attached to one side. Good glassy luster.


T248 - Tourmaline $ 3200
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.8 x 2.3 x 2 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248c.jpg]

Exquisite cluster of brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with flat, glassy terminations. There is one small incomplete crystal at the base, otherwise all the crystals are perfect and undamaged. Weighs 29.8 grams.


T249 - Sapphire $ 320
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t249a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t249b.jpg]

Double-terminated blue Sapphire crystal. Glassy luster with sharp edges (not water worn) and areas of transparency.


T250 - Sapphire $ 220
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t250a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t250b.jpg]

Twin blue Sapphire crystals. Translucent to transparent.


T252 - Topaz $ 400
Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t252a.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t252b.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t252c.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t252d.jpg]

Light blue single Topaz crystal with wonderful growth patterns on the termination faces. In overall great condition but with chipping on one lower face.


T254 - Rhodochrosite $ 1200
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254d.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254e.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254f.jpg]

Thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from an August 8, 2015 find that produced a small number of crystals tht are unusually thick for Mont St. Hilaire. We are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Main crystal is 4cm wide. Undamaged (stepped growth on some corners) with some etched areas, mostly on the backside. Floater specimen with no points of attachment.


T255 - Rhodochrosite $ 300
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255c.jpg]

Cluster of thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite. This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Crystals reach 2.5cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas, mostly on the backside.


T256 - Rhodochrosite $ 450
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 3.1 x 3 x 2 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t256a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t256b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t256c.jpg]

Thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Main crystal is 3cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas.


T257 - Rhodochrosite $ 250
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t257a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t257b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t257c.jpg]

Thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Main crystal is 2.5cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas.


T258 - Rhodochrosite $ 150
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t258a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t258b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t258c.jpg]

Single elongated rhomb of red Rhodochrosite. This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here. Undamaged with some etched areas.


T259 - Rhodochrosite $ 240
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t259a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t259b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t259c.jpg]

Single rhomb of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here. Undamaged with some etched areas.


T264 - Malachite with Shattuckite $ 200
Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Malachite with Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t264a.jpg] Malachite with Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t264b.jpg] Malachite with Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t264c.jpg]

Spherical groups of blue Shattuckite with bright green primary Malachite crystals. The Shattuckite spheres have flat sides where they grew against pocket walls. Great color!



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