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J147 - Agate after Shell $ 150 (=~ £ 108)
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J147a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J147b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J147c.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found. Much larger than most.


J154 - Spinel $ 150 (=~ £ 108)
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J154a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J154b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J154c.jpg]

Octahedral pink Spinel crystal. Complete crystal with good luster. A tiny chip on one point, otherwise undamaged.


J156 - Spinel $ 150 (=~ £ 108)
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J156a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J156b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J156c.jpg]

Complete octahedral pink Spinel crystal with good color. Complete all around with some natural etching/edge wear.


J157 - Spinel $ 120 (=~ £ 86)
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J157a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J157b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J157c.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystal from a new find. Complete all around and undamaged. Good luster and translucency.


J158 - Spinel $ 190 (=~ £ 137)
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J158a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J158b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J158c.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j158d.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j158e.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystals from a new find. Complete all around with minor edge wear on one edge, otherwise undamaged. Good luster and translucency.


J159 - Spinel $ 100 (=~ £ 72)
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 2 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J159a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J159b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J159c.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystals from a new find. Complete all around with minor chipping in areas but in overall good condition. Good luster and translucency.


J160 - Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase $ 200 (=~ £ 144)
Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 0.9 cm


Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J160a.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J160b.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J160c.jpg]

Psuedomorph of Quartz and Topaz after a double-terminated Orthoclase. These were found in the 1920s at the type locality for Topaz in Germany. Complete all around and undamaged specimen. These are rarely available, this one traded out of the collection of the Freiberg Mining University Museum.


J161 - Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase $ 200 (=~ £ 144)
Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany
miniature - 3.3 x 1.8 x 0.6 cm


Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J161a.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J161b.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J161c.jpg]

Psuedomorph of Quartz and Topaz after a double-terminated Orthoclase. These were found in the 1920s at the type locality for Topaz in Germany. Complete all around and undamaged specimen. These are rarely available, this one traded out of the collection of the Freiberg Mining University Museum.


J162 - Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase $ 200 (=~ £ 144)
Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J162a.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J162b.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J162c.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J162d.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J162e.jpg]

Psuedomorph of Quartz and Topaz after a double-terminated Orthoclase. These were found in the 1920s at the type locality for Topaz in Germany. Complete all around and undamaged specimen. These are rarely available, this one traded out of the collection of the Freiberg Mining University Museum.


J163 - Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase $ 200 (=~ £ 144)
Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J163a.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J163b.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J163c.jpg]

Psuedomorph of Quartz and Topaz after a double-terminated Orthoclase. These were found in the 1920s at the type locality for Topaz in Germany. Complete all around and undamaged specimen. These are rarely available, this one traded out of the collection of the Freiberg Mining University Museum.


J164 - Euchroite $ 250 (=~ £ 180)
Svatoduska, near Lubietova, Slovakia
miniature - 3.5 x 2.3 x 2 cm


Euchroite from Svatoduska, near Lubietova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/J164a.jpg] Euchroite from Svatoduska, near Lubietova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/J164b.jpg] Euchroite from Svatoduska, near Lubietova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/J164c.jpg]

Deep green Euchroite crystals to 2-3mm that contrast well against the dark brown matrix. Good crystals that are fairly well isolated.


C675 - Cuprite on Chrysocolla $ 1200 (=~ £ 863)
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 4 cm


Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c675a.jpg] Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c675b.jpg] Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c675c.jpg] Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c675d.jpg]

Cuprite crystals to 1.3cm on an uncommonly wide, flat Chrysocolla covered matrix. These came out years ago and are among my favorite Cuprite specimens as the Chrysocolla really sets off the Cuprite crystals. Crystals are undamaged with many more crystals present that are completely covered by the Chrysocolla. Areas of fibrous Malachite crystals enhance the look. Undamaged.


C676 - Malachite on Cuprite on Chrysocolla $ 450 (=~ £ 324)
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 5 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm


Malachite on Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c676a.jpg] Malachite on Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c676b.jpg] Malachite on Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c676c.jpg]

Cuprite crystals associated with Chrysocolla and Malachite crystals. There is some natural pitting in areas but the crystals are undamaged. These came out years ago and are now uncommon. Large individual crystals to 2.7cm.


C677 - Cuprite on Chrysocolla $ 500 (=~ £ 360)
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c677a.jpg] Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c677b.jpg] Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c677c.jpg]

Cuprite crystals to 1.9cm on a flat Chrysocolla covered matrix. These came out years ago and are among my favorite Cuprite specimens as the Chrysocolla really sets off the Cuprite crystals. Main crystal is sharp with just slight edge chipping in one area. There are also many more crystals present (can be seen along edges) that are completely covered by the Chrysocolla and could be exposed. Areas of fibrous Malachite crystals enhance the look.


C681 - Topaz $ 190 (=~ £ 137)
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.7 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c681a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c681b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c681c.jpg]

Undamaged single gem 'Imperial' Topaz crystal. There are vertical surface striations but the inside is pure transparent gem.



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