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C332 - Tanzanite $ 220
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c332a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c332b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c332c.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.


C334 - Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite $ 300
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
cabinet - 12.5 x 8 x 6 cm


Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334a.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334b.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334c.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334d.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334e.jpg]

Solid mass of Sphalerite crystals forms the matrix for deep purple cubic Fluorite crystals. The Fluorite crystals are partially etched away. The Fluorites show the glassy, gemmy 'Carthage Corners' that Fluorite from this mine is noted for. A cluster of cream colored Barite adds accent. A chip on one Fluorite corner, otherwise undamaged.


C337 - Fluorite on Sphalerite $ 225
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c337a.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c337b.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c337c.jpg]

Transparent, medium purple cubic Fluorite cube atop Sphalerite crystals. The Fluorite crystal is 3.2cm on the diagonal.


C340 - Tantalite $ 300
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1 x 0.3 cm


Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c340a.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c340b.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c340c.jpg]

Well formed single Tantalite crystal, with a thin tabular shape and perfect smooth sides. Medium luster, complete all around and undamaged except for a little edge wear or contact on the back part of upper left edge. Out of an old collection.


C343 - Sphaerosiderite $ 200
Mont Dore, France
miniature - 3.8 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343a.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343b.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343c.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343d.jpg]

Vug filled with hemispheres of Sphaerosiderite. Another small vug filled with Sphaerosiderite on the backside too. This is from the Al McGuinness collection, and comes with Al's label plus 3 older labels (four total labels), plus another label affixed to the back of the specimen.


C344 - Cuprite with Copper $ 300
New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344d.jpg]

Solid mass of Cuprite crystals intergrown with elongated, wire-like crystals of Copper.


C345 - Silver with Calcite $ 800
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 1.0 cm


Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345a.jpg] Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345b.jpg] Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345c.jpg]

Lattice-like crystals of Silver on Calcite. Longer spinel-twinned crystal rise up out of the Calcite, with smaller crystals filling in. This is out an old collection that looks like it was put together in the 1970s. The Silver has a natural dark patina that could easy be brightened up if desired.


C350 - Malachite and Azurite $ 350
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350a.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350b.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350c.jpg]

Botryoidal crystals of Azurite with areas of bright, chatoyant Malachite. The color of the Azurite is superb, as is the combination of colors. The matrix is composed of nodules of a vitreous black mineral.


C352 - Skutterudite $ 500
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Skutterudite from Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/c352a.jpg] Skutterudite from Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/c352b.jpg] Skutterudite from Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/c352c.jpg]

Good sized single Skutterudite from Schneeberg. A German classic that is hard to find, especially as compared to more common Moroccan specimens. It is a large crystal for the locality which more commonly produced 1cm size range crystals.


C353 - Tanzanite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 270
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353c.jpg]

A 2cm purple/blue Tanzanite crystal on a Calcite covered matrix with numerous other small partial Tanzanite crystals. Comes with an old label showing a price of $1100.


C357 - Apophyllite $ 250
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 6.7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c357a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c357b.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips.


C358 - Apophyllite $ 300
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358c.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips.


C361 - Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz $ 150 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 90
Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c361a.jpg] Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c361b.jpg]

New find of pink Calcite with attached clusters of Malachite all covered by a layer of sparkling Quartz crystals.


C362 - Apatite $ 150
Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c362a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c362b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c362c.jpg]

GEM single Apatite crystal. They are rarely this transparent and clean. Undamaged.


C364 - Aquamarine with Spessartine $ 280
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364a.jpg] Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364b.jpg] Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364c.jpg]

Gem 3.1cm Aqua crystal on Albite with attached Spessartine crystals. Undamaged.



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