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TU247 - Fluorite $ 900
Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu247a.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu247b.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu247c.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu247d.jpg]

Water clear light green Fluorite cubes on matrix. Cubes are undamaged except for the most trivial of edge nicks and reach 2cm on the diagonal. Some of the smaller crystals are so clear you can't see them until you reflect light off their faces. This is the best quality from this find that I could find. Complete all around and better than photos.


TU248 - Fluorite $ 950
Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu248a.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu248b.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu248c.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu248d.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/TU248.mp4]

Water clear light green Fluorite cubes on matrix. Central main isolated cube is 2cm on the diagonal. Some of the smaller crystals are so clear you can't see them until you reflect light off their faces. This is the best quality from this find that I could find. Complete all around and undamaged. Better than photos.


TU250 - Fluorite $ 500
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu250a.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu250b.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu250c.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu250d.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite cubes with exceptionally glossy, wet-looking luster. There is a cleave on the lower right corner of the amin crystals, otherwise undamaged.


TU251 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 750
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu251a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu251b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu251c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/TU251.mp4]

Transparent purple/blue Fluorite cubes on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. Exceptionally bright crystals! It really pops when compared to others. Glossy, wet-looking luster. There are a couple tiny, trivial nicks that you have to search for, otherwise undamaged. This one is really nice and way better than photos.


TU252 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 600
Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252c.jpg]

Water-clear, colorless Fluorite cubes without matrix surrounding a single Calcite crystal. Great luster with slight corner modifications. Undamaged.


TU253 - Fluorite on Quartz with Barite $ 400
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253d.jpg]

Water-clear, purple Fluorite cubes on a Quartz crystal covered matrix with small white Barite crystals. The Fluorite crystals have superb surface luster. Damage to one Barite cluster on the lower right side, otherwise undamaged. Good Fluorite crystals on the back side too!


J377 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 600
Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain
large cabinet - 19 x 12 x 6 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/J377a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/J377b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/J377c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/J377d.jpg]

Yellow Fluorite from Moscona is fairly common, but this specimen is uncommonly good due to it's large size (19cm), transparency, 'wet' luster, and accents of white scalenohedral Calcite crystals along the top edge.


J362 - Copper $ 450
White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.9 x 2.2 x 1 cm


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Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362a.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362b.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362c.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362d.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362.mp4]

Fantastic old Copper specimen composed a tall central spinel-twinned crystal with smaller attached crystals. Complete all around and undamaged with good patina.


J418 - Brookite in Quartz $ 450
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418c.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418d.jpg]

Sharp, water clear Quartz crystals included by Brookite crystals. The main Quartz crystal has both a large 2cm Brookite that rises up off the bottom plus a smaller approximately 8mm Brookite floating in the termination. Fine and undamaged, one of the better examples from this occurrence that I've seen.


J395 - Prehnite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It's undamaged and formed atop a (now gone) Tanzanite crystal and only tiny bits of Tanzanite remain on the base.


J397 - Prehnite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It ahs some contact/rough areas along the rear right side but can be displayed showing nothing but fat, juicy yellow crystals.


J382 - Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite $ 300
Egremont, Cumbria, England
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382a.jpg] Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382b.jpg] Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382c.jpg]

Red Hematite matrix with typical black Hematite crystals (both sides) and Quartz crystals (one side). What is uncommon is the presence of Fluorite crystals which occur as transparent cubes of about 3mm.


J383 - Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 350
Panasquiera, Portugal
cabinet - 10 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383d.jpg]

Bright, silvery crystals of Arseonpyrite with Quartz crystals. Showy Panasquiera classic in great condition.


J385 - Hematite in Quartz $ 350
Egremont, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385a.jpg] Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385b.jpg] Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385c.jpg]

Highly lustrous Quartz crystals with silvery/black Hematite crystals just under the surface of the Quartz crystals. Undamaged, with old collection numbers attached to the bottom.


J386 - Azurite with Malachite $ 280
Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386c.jpg]

Highly lustrous Azurite crystals, some partially psuedomorphed to Malachite. Besides the main coverage of crystals on top, there are also many vugs of crystals on the sides and bottom. Undamaged old specimen, with old collection number attached to the bottom.

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97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
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121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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