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C284 - Cinnabar in Calcite $ 600
Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c284a.jpg] Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c284b.jpg] Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c284c.jpg]

Single yellow scalenohedral Calcite crystal with a sharp phantom of Cinnabar. This is a rare specimen from the old mercury mining district of Terlingua, located near the Mexican border. Cinnabar was discovered here in the 1880s, creating a temporary mining town, now nothing remains but a ghost town.


C285 - Cinnabar in Calcite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 240
Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c285a.jpg] Cinnabar in Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/c285b.jpg]

Single yellow scalenohedral Calcite crystal with a sharp phantom of Cinnabar. This is a rare specimen from the old mercury mining district of Terlingua, located near the Mexican border. Cinnabar was discovered here in the 1880s, creating a temporary mining town, now nothing remains but a ghost town.


C286 - Diaspore $ 950
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.1 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c286a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c286b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c286c.jpg]

Bright and gemmy V-twin crystal of Diaspore. This is about as free of damage as they get, with both tips undamaged with natural tapering terminations or possibly with flat contact faces on parts. It's also very glassy and bright with lots of internal transparency.


C287 - Fluorite with Scheelite $ 350
Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


Fluorite with Scheelite from Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c287a.jpg] Fluorite with Scheelite from Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c287b.jpg] Fluorite with Scheelite from Quan Zhou, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c287c.jpg]

Deep purple Fluorite crystals to 2.8cm on matrix associated with Scheelite crystals and Calcite. The Scheelite crystals reach 1cm in size.


C295 - Stibnite $ 950
Ichinokawa Mine, Ehime Pref. Shikoku Island, Japan
small cabinet - 7.3 x 1.7 x 1 cm


Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Ehime Pref. Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/c295a.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Ehime Pref. Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/c295b.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa Mine, Ehime Pref. Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/c295c.jpg]

Terminated single Stibnite crystal from the classic Japanese locality. Fine quality undamaged crystal out of the Don Boydston collection.


C298 - Fluorite with Chalcopyrite $ 1500
Annabel Lee Miine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 8.9 x 7.5 x 7 cm


Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Annabel Lee Miine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c298a.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Annabel Lee Miine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c298b.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Annabel Lee Miine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c298c.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Annabel Lee Miine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c298d.jpg]

Translucent blue cubic Fluorite with color zoning. The back and sides have attached small crystals of Chalcopyrite.


C303 - Cuprian Aragonite $ 400
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 10 x 7 cm


Cuprian Aragonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c303a.jpg] Cuprian Aragonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c303b.jpg] Cuprian Aragonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c303c.jpg]

Light green, branching clusters of Cuprian Aragonite from Tsumeb. In excellent condition all around, I can find no damage, and all the tips are good. Adding to the green coloration are little specks of attached and included Malachite.


C306 - Pyromorphite $ 850
Sherman Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 3 cm


Pyromorphite from Sherman Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c306a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Sherman Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c306b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Sherman Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c306c.jpg]

Green Pyromorphite crystals on matrix from the Sherman Mine, a lesser known locality located fairly close to the Bunker Hill Mine in Idaho. Excellent coverage of good crystals on both sides of a small ridge of matrix. Old label shows a price of $950.


C309 - Kunzite $ 1000
Namascotcha Mine, Mutala, Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 9 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm


Kunzite from Namascotcha Mine, Mutala, Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/c309a.jpg] Kunzite from Namascotcha Mine, Mutala, Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/c309b.jpg] Kunzite from Namascotcha Mine, Mutala, Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/c309c.jpg]

Exquisite etched gem crystal of light yellow/pink Kunzite. Glassy luster with nice form and entirely gem facet grade inside. Come with old labels showing a price of $1350. Undamaged and very good crystal. This is one of the best Kunzites I have seen from this locality.


C312 - Kunzite $ 750
Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm


Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c312a.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c312b.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c312c.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c312d.jpg]

Terminated pink Kunzite crystal with a smaller, double-terminated crystal attached to one side. The main crystal is also double-terminated, just not as nicely as the top termination. Complete and undamaged. Ex. Marty Zinn collection.


C313 - Aquamarine $ 2000
Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.3 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm


Aquamarine from Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c313a.jpg] Aquamarine from Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c313b.jpg] Aquamarine from Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c313c.jpg] Aquamarine from Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c313d.jpg]

Gorgeous and gemmy blue, blue/green aquamarine crystal with Muscovite attached to two sides. Undamaged with great glassy luster and highly transparent in the upper half. The prism faces have geometric growth features on the sides where the muscovite is present. The previous label shows a price of $3,800 - I got this in a 'fire sale' from a collector and am passing the savings on. Aside from some veils, the upper half is like transparent blue glass. Unfortunately the camera focuses right through the crystal to the back faces where the muscovite is present, making it look much worse in the photos as compared to when you hold it in your hand. Nicely beveled termination edges with a random, etched depression in one of the bevel faces.


C314 - Silver $ 200
Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.6 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


Silver from Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c314a.jpg] Silver from Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c314b.jpg] Silver from Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c314c.jpg]

Old Silver specimen with a dark patina over much of the surface, though with areas showing bright silver coloration. Weighs 17.6 grams.


C315 - Descloisite over Wulfenite $ 280 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 168
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.9 cm


Descloisite over Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c315a.jpg] Descloisite over Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c315b.jpg] Descloisite over Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c315c.jpg]

Blocky Wulfenite crystals coated by Descloisite. Ex. Robert Lambert collection with label. Label is dated 1994.


C318 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c318a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c318b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c318c.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached Calcite and/or Zeolites. Solid base that tapers out towards the top into multiple, feathery terminations. Pink is one the rarest colors for Tanzanite (or Zoisite if you prefer) and this one has well saturated color. Complete and undamaged. Unusual crystal from a late 2017 find.


C319 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c319a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c319b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c319c.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached Calcite and/or Zeolites in large, distict crystals, only one like it in the lot. Solid base that tapers out towards the top into multiple, feathery terminations. Pink is one the rarest colors for Tanzanite (or Zoisite if you prefer) and this one has well saturated color. Complete and undamaged. Unusual crystal from a late 2017 find.



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