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E220 - Cuprite on Copper $ 550 (=~ ¥ 58289) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 330 (=~ ¥ 34973)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.5 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm


Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e220a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e220b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e220c.jpg]

Large compound Cuprite crystal, 3.4cm wide, atop Copper crystals. This is a large Cuprite and its formation atop the Copper crystals is striking. Complete all around and undamaged although the backside of the Cuprite has some natural etching.


E222 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 400 (=~ ¥ 42392)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 2.0 cm


Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e222a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e222b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e222c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Cuprite crystals with Silver. This is a rare association with this mine being the only I'm aware of that produces this association. Additionally, there is a 1.3cm Copper crystal group attached to one end.


E231 - Cuprite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 29674)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e231a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e231b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e231c.jpg]

Razor sharp intergrown pair of Cuprite crystals with good luster. Complete floater though back tip is slightly truncated and does not come to a point, undamaged.


E235 - Cuprite and Copper $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Cuprite and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e235a.jpg] Cuprite and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e235b.jpg] Cuprite and Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e235c.jpg]

Floater cluster of 3 Cuprite crystals partially psuedomorphed to Copper. Razor sharp and super quality.There are also small yellow flecks of Miersite on the surface of the Cuprite.


A933 - Titanite with Ferro Actinolite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31794)
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
miniature - 4.8 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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 (=~ ¥ 31794)
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm


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 (=~ ¥ 31794)
Henan Prov., China
cabinet - 10.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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 (=~ ¥ 127176)
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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 (=~ ¥ 169568)
San Genaro, Peru
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Dr. Wolfgang Pohl


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 (=~ ¥ 291445)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 0.9 cm


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 (=~ ¥ 211960) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 1200 (=~ ¥ 127176)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.2 x 5 x 3.2 cm


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 (=~ ¥ 476910)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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 (=~ ¥ 158970)
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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 (=~ ¥ 31794)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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 (=~ ¥ 105980) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 600 (=~ ¥ 63588)
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5.5 cm


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. .



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