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A161 - Elbaite $ 500
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a161a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a161b.jpg]

Single gemmy green crystal. Rich green color with a faint pink near the base. Complete and undamaged.


A596 - Apatite on Goshenite $ 750
Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596a.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596b.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596c.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596d.jpg]

Double terminated yellow and pink bi-color Apatite crystals reaching 8mm attached to the side of an etched Goshenite crystal. Superb for this find. Most of the Apatites are on the backside, but one is present near the base of the frontside of the Goshenite.


A597 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 2200
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan
large cabinet - 18 x 12 x 8 cm


Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a597a.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a597b.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a597c.jpg]

Clusters of gem Aquamarine crystals nestled in Muscovite blades. Large and showy specimen.


A602 - Sphene $ 1500
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Sphene from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a602a.jpg] Sphene from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a602b.jpg] Sphene from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a602c.jpg]

Stunning, transparent green Sphene (Titanite) crystal on matrix of Epidote crystals. Crystal is 2.7cm long and set upright on matrix to showcase its perfection and transparency. This is from an uncommon locality that my sources say is now virtually closed.


E220 - Cuprite on Copper $ 550
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
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.


E229 - Cuprite on Copper $ 250
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm


Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e229a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e229b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e229c.jpg]

Single 1.5cm Cuprite crystal atop a pedestal of Copper crystals. Good when viewed from any direction.


E231 - Cuprite $ 280
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
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
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.


A939 - Titanite $ 200
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.0 x 3.5 x 1.6 cm


Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a939a.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a939b.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a939c.jpg]

Large 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 leading edge characteristic for this locality. Good thick crystal.


A941 - Titanite $ 300
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
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
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
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.



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