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C190 - Rhodochrosite stalactite $ 400
Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Prov., Argentina
small cabinet - 8 x 2 x 2 cm


Rhodochrosite stalactite from Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Prov., Argentina [db_pics/pics/c190a.jpg] Rhodochrosite stalactite from Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Prov., Argentina [db_pics/pics/c190b.jpg] Rhodochrosite stalactite from Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Prov., Argentina [db_pics/pics/c190c.jpg] Rhodochrosite stalactite from Capillitas Mine, Catamarca Prov., Argentina [db_pics/pics/c190d.jpg]

Undamaged stalactite of Rhodochrosite. Appears to be two closly intergrown stalactites. The surface is crystallized and pink on one side, grey on the other. .


C191 - Chrome Cerussite $ 350
Magnet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Chrome Cerussite from Magnet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/c191a.jpg] Chrome Cerussite from Magnet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/c191b.jpg] Chrome Cerussite from Magnet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/c191c.jpg]

Bright yellow Cerussite 'snowflakes' on a limonite matrix. Rare old material from the Magnet Mine. Comes with Andy Seibel and Schneiders labels.


C192 - Wulfenite $ 400
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4 cm


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c192a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c192b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c192c.jpg]

Aesthetic specimen of Wulfenite crystals on a vuggy Limonite matrix. This piece is special because it has both typical translucent Butterscotch colored crystals, and smaller gem crystals.


C193 - Lepidolite on Topaz $ 950
Xanda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 6 cm


Lepidolite on Topaz from Xanda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c193a.jpg] Lepidolite on Topaz from Xanda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c193b.jpg] Lepidolite on Topaz from Xanda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c193c.jpg] Lepidolite on Topaz from Xanda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c193d.jpg] Lepidolite on Topaz from Xanda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c193e.jpg]

Large glassy blue Topaz crystal. Complete all around and undamaged with a couple etched faces and nicely transparent. The crystal detached in the pocket and the bottom is coated by Lepidolite crystals. Weighs approximately 391 grams.


C194 - Erythrite on Quartz $ 350
Shaft 1, Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Erythrite on Quartz from Shaft 1, Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c194a.jpg] Erythrite on Quartz from Shaft 1, Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c194b.jpg] Erythrite on Quartz from Shaft 1, Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c194c.jpg]

Quartz crystal lined vug loaded with large, bright purple Erythrite crystals to 3cm. A very rich example of this species.


C196 - Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl $ 400
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196a.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196b.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196c.jpg]

Recently mined specimen of a 4 x 1.5cm Aquamarine crystal with an attached Quartz crystal and Schorl crystals. Undamaged and very showy.


C197 - Covellite on Quartz $ 350
Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197a.jpg] Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197b.jpg] Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197c.jpg] Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197d.jpg]

Hexagonal platy crystals of irridescent Covellite on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. While larger foliated masses of Covellite crystals are more commonly seen, my favorite type from the locality are those such as this specimen with the individual crystals standing up on a bed of Quartz crystals.


C198 - Pyromorphite $ 280
Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is nearly solid Pyromorphite with just a very small amount of limonite. Showy with top lime green color. Comes with old Steve Perry label.


C200 - Azurite $ 2000
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4 x 4.5 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200e.jpg]

Large group of chunky Azurite crystals. Main crystal is 3.8cm wide across the termination. Translucent along the edges when held to a light. There are small Cerussite crystals present. Undamaged except where it broke away from the host rock on the right side. Comes with an old label from noted Tsumeb collector Carl Acosta and old price of $3,800.


C201 - Elbaite $ 450
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c201a.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c201b.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c201c.jpg]

Purple and pink Tourmaline crystal out of an old collection. This is classic old Virgem da Lapa material, probably from the 1960s. Gemmy from tip to bottom with a purple body color and bright pink termination. Undamaged and weighs 4.4 grams.


C202 - Elbaite $ 1350
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil
miniature - 5.0 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202a.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202b.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202c.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202d.jpg]

Purple and blue Tourmaline crystal out of an old collection. This is classic old Virgem da Lapa material, probably from the 1960s. Gemmy from tip to bottom with a blue base that grades up to a purple top. Undamaged and weighs 8.4 grams.


C205 - Legrandite $ 2200
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205c.jpg]

Floater, double-terminated Legrandite crystal from the recent (2017) find. Thick and translucent with great color. There were not many single crystals found (I only saw one other). .


C207 - Fluorite with Galena $ 400
Frazers Hush Mine, Weardale, Durham, England
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Fluorite with Galena from Frazers Hush Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c207a.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Frazers Hush Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c207b.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Frazers Hush Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c207c.jpg]

Translucent lavender colored Fluorite cubes associated with Galena. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, comes with old David & Matthew Barker label.


C208 - Topaz $ 600
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c208a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c208b.jpg]

Golden colored 'Imperial" Topaz crystal, complete and undamaged (there is etching on the termination faces, with more etching on one face). Weighs 17.7 grams.


C209 - Topaz $ 700
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.9 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c209a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c209b.jpg]

Golden colored 'Imperial" Topaz crystal, complete and undamaged except for one small edge chip. Weighs 21.3 grams.



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