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D349 - Liddicoatite $ 650
Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
miniature - 4 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349c.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349d.jpg]

Transparent single Liddicoatite crystal with a yellow/brown base grasing up to a more reddish brown at the termination. Complete all around and somewhat rectangular in cross-section. Unusual crystal weighing 31.5 grams.


D351 - Smokey Quartz on Feldspar $ 120
Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351a.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351b.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351c.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351d.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351e.jpg]

Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from a well known California locality. This is a great example out of an old collection. The Quartz is 2.5cm and transparent - much more so than average specimens from the locality, and in perfect condition. A fine quality specimen, especially for a California suite.


M709 - Enstatite $ 125
Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709b.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709c.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709d.jpg]

Complete single gem crystal, facet quality. Good luster and a good, though slightly etched, termination. Crystals from this find are usually only suitable for facet rough as most are unterminated and etched, in fact this crystal was pulled from facet rough. Specimen quality Enstatite crystals are uncommon.


M791 - Tsavorite $ 125
Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791d.jpg]

Single Tsavorite crystal with good glassy luster a bright green coloration.


D293 - Harmotome $ 125 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 62
Strontian, Argyll, Scotland
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm


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Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293a.jpg] Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293b.jpg] Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293c.jpg]

Pearlescent white Harmotome crystals on matrix. An uncommon classic from Scotland.


D294 - Tarnowitzite $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294a.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294b.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294c.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294d.jpg]

Pearlescent white Tarnowitzite crystals covering the top surface of matrix. A Tsumeb classic.


D435 - Liddicoatite $ 350
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 0.3 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cut parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have otherwise appeared to be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by a thin yellow zone, then bright pink surrounding a transparent red central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 8.71 grams.


D436 - Liddicoatite $ 300
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
thumbnail - 3 x 2.4 x 0.4 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cut parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by a clear zone, then a thin green zone, then finally a bright pink, transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 6.58 grams.


D442 - Liddicoatite $ 450
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 0.4 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cut parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind that shows areas of blue followed by a hot pink zone, and a orange/yellow transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 23.66 grams.


D451 - Magnetite $ 125
Balmat, New York, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Magnetite from Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/D451a.jpg] Magnetite from Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/D451b.jpg] Magnetite from Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/D451c.jpg]

Single cubic Magnetite crystal from the classic USA locality of Balmat. Indivicual faces are not quite flat, each has a very slight pyramidal rise.


D460 - Andradite $ 125
Copper Mtn., Prince-of-Wales Island, Alaska, USA
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 1 cm


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Andradite from Copper Mtn., Prince-of-Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/D460a.jpg] Andradite from Copper Mtn., Prince-of-Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/D460b.jpg] Andradite from Copper Mtn., Prince-of-Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/D460c.jpg]

Sharp, well formed single Andradite crystal from a locality more well known for it's Epidote. Complete all around and undamaged though contacted n the bottom face where it grew against matrix.


D462 - Quartz with inclusions $ 75
Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462a.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462b.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462c.jpg]

Black hydrocarbon inclusions inside a transparent, double-terminated Quartz crystal. Fine and undamaged. Prefessionally mounted in a perky box.


D469 - Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite $ 175
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


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Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D469a.jpg] Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D469b.jpg] Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D469c.jpg] Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D469d.jpg]

Unusual composite specimen of a Chalcocite crystal with a 'veneer' on the front face of Malachite after Azurite. A spray of fibrous Malachite extends off the right side.


D472 - Enargite $ 125
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472c.jpg]

Cluster of silvery black Enargite crystals with high metallic luster.


D473 - Barite $ 75
Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.2 cm


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Barite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D473a.jpg] Barite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D473b.jpg] Barite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D473c.jpg]

Transparent golden colored single Barite crystal. Somewhat small in size, it's big in luster and transparency.
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