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A933 - Titanite with Ferro Actinolite $ 300
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
miniature - 4.8 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Titanite with Ferro Actinolite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a933a.jpg] Titanite with Ferro Actinolite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a933b.jpg] Titanite with Ferro Actinolite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a933c.jpg]

Floater cluster of twinned Titanite crystals intergrown with Ferro Actinolite. Olive green to yellowish brown in color with gem areas. Nice form, well crystallized all around.


A941 - Titanite $ 300
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm


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Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a941a.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a941b.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a941c.jpg]

Translucent to transparent twinned Titanite crystal from an unusual Paki locality that rarely produces. Olive green to yellowish brown in color with the extremely deep V along the top edge, characteristic for this locality. Well formed complete crystal with one small attached crystal.


A949 - Calcite on Stibnite $ 300
Henan Prov., China
cabinet - 10.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a949a.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a949b.jpg] Calcite on Stibnite from Henan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a949c.jpg]

Terminated Stibnite crystal with two attached white Calcite crystals to 3.5cm wide. I've had this piece for over 10 years and still have not seen one with larger and better Calcites, despite the quantities that have come out.


NA283 - Boleite $ 1200
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na283a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na283b.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na283c.jpg]

Boleite cubes on a stabilized clay matrix. Two cubes are on the front face, largest is 7mm on the diagonal, with a multitude of smaller crystals present on top, some intergrown with green Paratacamite.


SA345 - Pyrargyrite $ 1600
San Genaro, Peru
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Dr. Wolfgang Pohl


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Pyrargyrite from San Genaro, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa345a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from San Genaro, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa345b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from San Genaro, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa345c.jpg]

Cluster of thick Pyrargyrite crystals, complete all around. Four main crystals rise up to form the cluster, with smaller crystals at the base. This is from the Wolfgang Pohl collection with a label that indicates it was acquired at the 1985 Munich show for $680. Translucent to transparent cherry red when backlit. I have backlit one photo to show the color, but when held in the hand and backlit, the whole piece lights up, much better than the photo.


SA244 - Tantalite $ 2750
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 0.9 cm


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Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244a.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244b.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244c.jpg]

Single Tantalite crystal with good form and luster, has a tall, prismatic form. Complete all around in good shape but with a few small dings on the edges. This one came to me from a local collection; the previous owner having bought it in Brazil back in the 1970s. No further locality information was available.


AF168 - Cerussite with Smithsonite $ 2000 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1000
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.2 x 5 x 3.2 cm


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Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af168a.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af168b.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af168c.jpg]

A 2.5cm sixling of Smokey Cerussite associated with pink Smithsonite crystals. There is some slight damage on the Cerussite, but the neat association and the overall visual impact of the piece much more than overcome it.


TS100 - Cerussite on Mottramite $ 4500
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100a.jpg] Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100b.jpg] Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100c.jpg]

Stunning Cerussite crystal set atop a mound of Mottramite. The Cerussite is 4.3cm wide and complete all around. The Mottramite is sparkly mounds of a particularly deep forrest green color.


A150 - Lazurite $ 1500
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150a.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150b.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150c.jpg]

Sharply formed Lazurite crystals (which is uncommon) to 3cm in marble matrix.


CH102 - Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite $ 300
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/ch102a.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/ch102b.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/ch102c.jpg]

Classic combination specimen from Yaogangxian composed of a single Ferberite crystal with the backside and top overgrown by fine yellow Muscovite crystals, with Flourite cubes, Arsenopyrite, and clear Quartz crystals. .


A265 - Titanite $ 1000 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 500
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5.5 cm


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Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a265a.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a265b.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a265c.jpg]

Single 5cm tall Titanite crystal with black Ferro Actinolite crystals on Calcite matrix. Titanite is sharp and gemmy with a green/yellow/brown coloration. This is an uncommon locality that seldomly produces, with matrix specimens uncommon. .


E388 - Stibnite $ 270
Baiut, Romania
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm


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Stibnite from Baiut, Romania [db_pics/pics/e388a.jpg] Stibnite from Baiut, Romania [db_pics/pics/e388b.jpg] Stibnite from Baiut, Romania [db_pics/pics/e388c.jpg]

Thick, flat Stibnite crystals in an attractive spray formation. Individual crystals reach 1.5cm wide. Undamaged.


SA847 - Rose Quartz $ 450
Jequitinhonha River pegmatite, near Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Rose Quartz from Jequitinhonha River pegmatite, near Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa847a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Jequitinhonha River pegmatite, near Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa847b.jpg]

Superb Rose Quartz crystal formation atop a single white Quartz crystal.


US112 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 1800
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112d.jpg]

Single Neptunite rising up between three Benitoites. The right Benitoite is very transparent. Undamaged. Very hard to find in this quality and aesthetic arrangement. .


SA696 - Morganite $ 750
Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


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Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696a.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696b.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696c.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696d.jpg]

Light pink gem crystal in the rare dihexagonal dipyramid form. This is one of 3 such crystals obtained by Frank Melanson in 2011. This crystal (and one of the other two) have a rounded, psuedo-isometric appearance, looking similar in form to a garnet crystal.  For more information about these odd crystals, see the article here.

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