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T793 - Tourmaline $ 300
Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 1 x 0.7 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Tourmaline from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t793a.jpg] Tourmaline from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t793b.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal that grades up from medium green to clear to dark green at the termination. Unusual color zoning. Undamaged, with gem zones.


T794 - Quartz $ 150
Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 3 cm


Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794a.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794b.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794c.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794d.jpg]

Cluster of smokey grey Quartz crystals. The prism faces of the large crystals are covered by smaller Quartz crystals and the termination faces are flat and smooth. There is also color zoning in the terminations with dark zones along the edges. Found in 2017.


T802 - Legrandite $ 450
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t802a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t802b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t802c.jpg]

Bright golden crystal cluster of Legrandite with good terminations across the top, and even the tiny tips at the bottom end are terminated. Great color.


T810 - Copper $ 250
Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 11.8 x 6 x 1 cm


Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810a.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810b.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810c.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810d.jpg]

Flattened cluster of elongated Copper crystals with a good red patina. Good on both sides.


T812 - Wulfenite $ 150
Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm


Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t812a.jpg] Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t812b.jpg] Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t812c.jpg]

Small but stunning undamaged gem of a Wulfenite. Great color and luster.


T815 - Aragonite $ 150
San Luis Obispo, California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 8 x 7 cm


Aragonite from San Luis Obispo, California, USA [db_pics/pics/t815a.jpg] Aragonite from San Luis Obispo, California, USA [db_pics/pics/t815b.jpg] Aragonite from San Luis Obispo, California, USA [db_pics/pics/t815c.jpg]

Coral-like formation of Aragonite crystals. The Aragonite grades up from pink at the base to white.


T816 - Strengite, Kidwellite $ 300
Three Oak Gap, Polk Co., Arkansas, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Strengite, Kidwellite from Three Oak Gap, Polk Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/t816a.jpg] Strengite, Kidwellite from Three Oak Gap, Polk Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/t816b.jpg] Strengite, Kidwellite from Three Oak Gap, Polk Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/t816c.jpg]

Colorful specimen with purple Strengite on green Kidwellite with other phosphates Beraunite, Dufrenite, and Cacoxenite. Comes with a Kidwell label!! A Kidwellite from the Kidwell collection.


T824 - Dioptase on Shattuckite $ 1500
Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824a.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824b.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824c.jpg]

Colorful specimen of thick Dioptase cluster on blue Shattuckite. The Dioptase cluster is 2.3cm tall and undamaged.


T827 - Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite $ 3000
Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo
cabinet - 9.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm


Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827a.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827b.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827c.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827d.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827e.jpg]

Large open vug of blue Shattuckite over Dioptase. The Dioptase formerly covered larger Calcite crystals, which are now gone, only the tips of one or two crystals can be seen on the backside now, however their form is clearly evident from the inside of the vug. The specimen is almost entirely Dioptase and Shattuckite. An unusual feature of this specimen is the light, pearly luster on the surface of the Shattuckite, which is more typically a darker, matte luster. Rare and unusual.


T828 - Quartz faden $ 300
Grimsel Pass, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828a.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828b.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828c.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828d.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828e.jpg]

Glassy smokey Quartz crystal in an unusual (for Switzerland) faden growth formation, sort of a faden gwindel. Complete and glassy all around but with a damaged area on the top.


T832 - Rhodochrosite $ 900
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t832a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t832b.jpg]

Cluster of 2 gem red scalenohedral Rhodochrosite. Terminations are smooth but cleaved.


T833 - Rhodochrosite $ 2200
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833c.jpg]

Cluster of 5 gem red scalenohedral Rhodochrosite crystals. Some terminations cleaved though smooth. Gemmy with great color.


T834 - Rhodochrosite $ 900
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1 x 1 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t834a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t834b.jpg]

Single gem red scalenohedral Rhodochrosite. Single smooth cleave on termination.


T838 - Halite $ 350
Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838a.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838b.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838c.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of clear Halite crystals from the famous and long closed Wieliczka Mine. A floater, complete all around with no points of contact. Individual cubes reach 3cm on edge.


T840 - Chrome Dravite $ 950
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Chrome Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t840a.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t840b.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t840c.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t840d.jpg]

Amazingly rich chrome green Dravite that grades up to a cat's-eye termination. You may recall similar but brown crystals that were found at this mine in quantity over the past couple years. This crystal is new (late 2017) and the only one like it that was available - we can only cross our fingers that more will be found. Undamaged with an incredible color that is slightly more vivid than other Tanzanian green dravites.



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