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SM153 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153d.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153e.jpg]

Complete single 'Chrome Tourmaline', which is vanadium and chromium rich Dravite found in east Africa. Fine undamaged crystal with deep green color. Comes with a former dealer label showing a price of $750. I've set the minimum bid at less than half of the old dealer price.


SM158 - Bastnasite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158a.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158b.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158c.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158d.jpg]

Fine quality Bastnasite specimen composed of a cluster of undamaged crystals to 1.6cm in size. Translucent yellow/brown in color. Complete all around and undamaged.


SM162 - Copper after Cuprite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 155)
Onganja, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm


Copper after Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM162a.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM162b.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM162c.jpg]

Undamaged floater cluster of Copper crystals that have replaced Cuprite crystals. Main crystals is 1.5cm.


SM171 - Eosphorite on Rose Quartz $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171a.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171b.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171d.jpg]

Cluster of pink rose Quartz crystals with attached Eosphorite crystals. The specimen has particularly good, uniform and regular shaped Quartz crystals. The specimen detached in the pocket and there are Eosphorite crystals on both the front and back sides. Undamaged.


SM173 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173a.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173b.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173c.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173d.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of Gersdorffite, a nickel arsenic sulfide, on matrix with green Annabergite. Crystals reach 1.9cm wide.


SM174 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5 cm


Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174a.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174b.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174c.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174d.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174e.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of Gersdorffite, a nickel arsenic sulfide, on matrix with green Annabergite. Crystals reach 2.4cm wide.


C600 - Cerussite on Barite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600a.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600b.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600c.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600d.jpg]

Fine quality twinned yellow Cerussite crystal perfectly centered atop bladed pink Barite crystals. The Cerussite is perfect and undamaged with areas that are bright yellow and transparent. Comes with old labels from Bob Sullivan, Len Pisciotta, and Cliff Krueger. The Krueger label indicates it was bought for $60 on August 26, 1982.


C602 - Pyromorphite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259)
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602d.jpg]

Chunky Quartz matrix covered on multiple sides by drusy Pyromorphite and on one side by larger crystals. The Crystal range from yellowish green to bright neon lime green that contrast well against the white matrix. A couple missing crystals keep the price much lower than the visual impact would suggest.


C603 - Vanandinite $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 842)
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.7 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603a.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603b.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603c.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603d.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603e.jpg]

Large red Vanadinite crystals to 1.8cm on matrix. Showy grouping of crystals with main group undamaged and all others except two insignificant 5mm crystals also undamaged. Although Vanadinite specimens are currently common, aesthetic clusters such as this are not.


C604 - Uvite on Magnesite $ 220 (=~ AUS$ 285)
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c604a.jpg] Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c604b.jpg] Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c604c.jpg]

Undamaged green Uvite crystals on white Magnesite. Fine example of this occurrence, with crystals on the backside too.


SM184 - Apophyllite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 5 cm


Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM184a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM184c.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM184d.jpg]

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


SM185 - Apophyllite $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 311)
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 9 x 9 x 5 cm


Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM185a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM185b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM185c.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM185d.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM185e.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM185f.jpg]

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


SM189 - Apophyllite $ 290 (=~ AUS$ 376)
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 5 cm


Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM189a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM189b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM189c.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM189d.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM189e.jpg]

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


SM190 - Apophyllite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 233)
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM190a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM190b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM190c.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM190d.jpg]

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


G395 - Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259)
Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland
small cabinet - 7.3 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm


Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395a.jpg] Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395b.jpg] Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395c.jpg] Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395d.jpg] Quartz (with gwindel on matrix) from Oberaar VAlley, Cantori Bern, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/G395e.jpg]

A plate-like matrix of water-clear quartz crystals showing an excellent example of a rare gwindel habit group measuring about 2.8cm tall on the right side. Nearly perfect with only minimal contact, mainly at the edges on the back side and difficult to see. A classic Swiss specimen.



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37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
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