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AR12 - Rhodochrosite on Quartz $ 350
Silverton, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12c.jpg]

Clusters of pink Rhodochrosite crystals atop Quartz crystals, undamaged.


AR13 - Millerite $ 350
Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13a.jpg] Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13b.jpg] Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13c.jpg]

Partial geode filled with golden hair-like Millerite, undamaged. Classic USA material from a now closed locality.


AR16 - Fluorite with Chalcopyrite $ 450
Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czeckoslovakia
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czeckoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR16a.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czeckoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR16b.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czeckoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR16c.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czeckoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR16d.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czeckoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR16e.jpg]

Dark reddish purple Fluorite crystals on matrix with Chalcopyrite and Quartz crystals. The largest Fluorite crystals reach 1.3 cm in largest dimension. Comes with an old Scott Williams label, undamaged.The locality is also known as Horní Slavkov.


AR17 - Rose Quartz on Quartz $ 750
Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR17a.jpg] Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR17b.jpg] Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR17c.jpg]

A 6cm covering of Rose Quartz crystals atop white Quartz. Bright and lustrous with individual Rose Quartz crystals to 1.7 cm. Undamaged.


AR18 - Quartz var. Agate $ 250
Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 0.6 cm


Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR18a.jpg] Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR18b.jpg] Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR18c.jpg] Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR18d.jpg]

Polished slice of classic Mexican banded agate, known as Laguna Agate, with shades of pink, red, lavender, and white.


AR20 - Epidote $ 750
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm


Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20a.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20b.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20c.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20d.jpg]

Jewel-like specimen of transparent Epidote crystals. Double-terminated crystals with a central faden line. Lustrous crystals, undamaged and nearly a floater with just a small area of contact at the base. Comes with an old Alvaro Lucio label.


AR21 - Rutile in Quartz $ 125
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21a.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21b.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21c.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent Quartz crystals densely included with silvery crystals of Rutile. Main crystal is undamaged.


AR22 - Sphene $ 450
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.6 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22a.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22b.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22c.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22d.jpg]

A 2.5cm twinned Sphene (Titanite) crystal on matrix covered with Epidote and other smaller Sphene crystals. Crystals on both sides. Undamaged and mounted on a Lucite stand.


AR23 - Quartz var. Agate $ 250
Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR23a.jpg] Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR23b.jpg] Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR23c.jpg]

Polished nodule of classic Mexican banded agate, known as Laguna Agate, with shades of pink, red, lavender, and white.


AR24 - Brazilianite $ 350
Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 1.9 cm


Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24a.jpg] Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24b.jpg] Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24d.jpg] Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24c.jpg]

Single crystals of classic yellow/green Brazilianite. Great luster and clarity. Contacted on the backside. Comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


SM786 - Rutile with Hematite and Quartz $ 240
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.0 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Rutile with Hematite and Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM786a.jpg] Rutile with Hematite and Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM786b.jpg] Rutile with Hematite and Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM786c.jpg]

A good sized specimen of intergrown golden Rutile needles and black Hematite on Quartz from the classic Brazilian locale for this combination. Individual Rutile needles are free-standing and are seen as inclusions in the 3cm terminated clear Quartz crystal. The bottom has been sawn flat to better display the specimen. Old label shows a price of $300.


SM788 - Andradite var. Demantoid $ 150
Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM788a.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM788b.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM788c.jpg]

Numerous rich green color, gemmy, dodecahedral Demantoid crystals with minor micro Stilbite crystals on matrix. The largest Demantoid crystal measures about 0.6cm across. High luster, gemmy crystals.


SM797 - Richterite $ 90
Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm


Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM797a.jpg] Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM797b.jpg] Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM797c.jpg] Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM797d.jpg]

Aggregates of yellow prismatic micro crystals of Richterite with minor Calcite in association. Langban is the type-locality for this rare species.


SM810 - Beryl var. Goshenite $ 200
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm


Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810a.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810b.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810c.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810d.jpg]

Well terminated 3.5cm wide crystal of Goshenite (colorless Beryl) on an albite matrix. Glassy luster and transparent at the termination. Double-terminated with Muscovite and tiny garnets attached in areas. Undamaged.


SM813 - Diaspore $ 260
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
small cabinet - 6.0 x 6.0 x 3.0 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SM813a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SM813b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SM813c.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SM813d.jpg]

Large partial V-twin crystal of Diaspore. It is unterminated or etched terminated, as most of these are, and is translucent with transparent zones. This is rare material from old stocks in Turkey, no more is being found as the deposit has been exhausted. Large Diaspore crystals such as this are uncommon.



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