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C685 - Andradite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.2 x 5 x 4 cm


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Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c685a.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c685b.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c685c.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c685d.jpg]

Yellow Andradite garnet crystals from recent finds in Veracruz. This specimen features numerous gemmy yellow crystals to 0.8cm. Attractive and unusual colored garnet.
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C687 - Smithsonite $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Smithsonite from Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c687a.jpg] Smithsonite from Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c687b.jpg] Smithsonite from Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c687c.jpg]

Open vug lined with satiny orange/tan Smithsonite crystals. Thick layer of translucent Smithsonite. Comes with a Wendel Minerals label that indicates it was formerly part of the Mayer collection.


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C688 - Hausmanite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 0)
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Hausmanite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c688a.jpg] Hausmanite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c688b.jpg] Hausmanite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c688c.jpg] Hausmanite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c688d.jpg]

Matrix covered by Andradite crystals in turn coated by numerous well formed Hausmanite crystals. Clean and undamaged. Comes with a Wendel Minerals label that indicates it was formerly part of the Mayer collection.
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J180 - Apatite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm


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Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J180a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J180b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J180c.jpg]

Large, chunky single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Undamaged with some natural indentaions from other crystals.
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J181 - Apatite $ 140 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.1 cm


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Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J181a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J181b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J181c.jpg]

Large, chunky single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Slight chipping but relatively undamaged.
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J183 - Apatite $ 80 (=~ CAN$ 0) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 40 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J183a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J183b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J183c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Chipping on one edge otherwise undamaged.


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J185 - Apatite $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 0) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J185a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J185b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J185c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Undamaged.


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J186 - Apatite $ 80 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


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Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J186a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J186b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J186c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster and areas of transparency. Some chipping present but relatively undamaged.
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J193 - Apatite $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J193a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J193b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J193c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Some matrix attached to one side, but undamaged.
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J194 - Apatite $ 80 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm


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Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J194a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J194b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J194c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. There is some attached matrix, including on the termination, but it is undamaged.
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J195 - Apatite $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


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Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J195a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J195b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J195c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster and areas of transparency. Undamaged crystal that really glows with backlighting.
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J199 - Apatite $ 70 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm


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Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J199a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J199b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J199c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster and areas of transparency. Undamaged crystal that really glows with backlighting.
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J329 - Tourmaline $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.2 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/j329a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/j329b.jpg]

Double-terminated Tourmaline with classic Paprok colors of green with a red termination.  Undamaged with good transparency.


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J275 - Topaz after Augelite with Quartz $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru
miniature - 5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Topaz after Augelite with Quartz from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/j275a.jpg] Topaz after Augelite with Quartz from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/j275b.jpg] Topaz after Augelite with Quartz from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/j275c.jpg] Topaz after Augelite with Quartz from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/j275d.jpg]

Two light lavender casts of Topaz after Augelite associated with elongated, transparent Quartz crystals. This was fouond about ten years ago when the great Augelite finds were made. There are two casts present, the largest over 2cm. This is the best of only a few I saw available. They were originally thought to be Fluorite after Augelite, but have been tested and confirmed to be Topaz.


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J276 - Smithsonite on Tennantite after Azurite $ 3500 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite on Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j276a.jpg] Smithsonite on Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j276b.jpg] Smithsonite on Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j276c.jpg] Smithsonite on Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j276d.jpg] Smithsonite on Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j276e.jpg]

Cluster of Tennantite after Azurite crystals covered by Smithsonite crystals. This is the most aesthetic example of this Tsumeb psuedomorph I have seen, and only one of very few that have the associated Smithsonite. It's a floater crystallized all around with a tall 4cm main crystal rising straight up out of the group. The small black areas are not damage - just areas where the Tennantite is corroded and Smithsonite did not grow. The main crystal is completely covered by Smithsonite on the backside and shows mostly Tennantite on the front side. Comes with a custom Lucite base that says 'Tennanite after Anhydrite", though I have only ever seen these called Tennantite after Azurite.

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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
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