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J265 - Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral $ 125
Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J265a.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J265b.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J265c.jpg]

Specimen of Realgar and Orpiment that has replaced fossilized coral. Sawcut on front face to show the coral structure.


J269 - Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral $ 125
Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 1.5 cm


Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J269a.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J269b.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J269c.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J269d.jpg]

Specimen of Realgar and Orpiment that has replaced fossilized coral. Sawcut on front face to show the coral structure.


J320 - Fluorite in Quartz $ 325
Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
small cabinet - 6.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J320a.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J320b.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J320c.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J320d.jpg]

Double terminated clear Quartz crystal with inclusions of purple Fluorite crystals. These were found one time perhaps 10 years ago and have not been found since. I count 5 included Fluorite crystals. Undamaged.


J322 - Fluorite in Quartz $ 220
Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
miniature - 4.7 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J322a.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J322b.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J322c.jpg]

Pair of attached, double-terminated clear Quartz crystals with inclusions of purple Fluorite crystals. These were found one time perhaps 10 years ago and have not been found since. There are 2 included Fluorite crystals. Undamaged.


J321 - Fluorite in Quartz $ 250
Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
small cabinet - 6.0 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J321a.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J321b.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J321c.jpg]

Double terminated clear Quartz crystal with inclusions of purple Fluorite crystals. These were found one time perhaps 10 years ago and have not been found since. I count 5 included Fluorite crystals plus some neat negative crystals where the Fluorite dissolved away. A couple tiny edge chips but basically undamaged.


J319 - Fluorite in Quartz $ 350
Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
small cabinet - 6.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm


Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J319a.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J319b.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J319c.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J319d.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J319e.jpg]

Double terminated clear Quartz crystal with inclusions of purple Fluorite crystals. These were found one time perhaps 10 years ago and have not been found since. I count at least 10 included Fluorite crystals. A couple tiny edge chips but basically undamaged.


J318 - Fluorite in Quartz $ 320
Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
small cabinet - 7.9 x 2 x 1.7 cm


Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J318a.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J318b.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J318c.jpg]

Double terminated clear Quartz crystal with inclusions of purple Fluorite crystals. These were found one time perhaps 10 years ago and have not been found since. There are 2 included Fluorite crystals. A couple edge chips but in overall great condition.


J267 - Pyrhottite $ 260
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267a.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267b.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267c.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267d.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267e.jpg]

Large, chunky single Pyrhottite crystal from Mexico. This is from an old collection and these are now uncommon to find. Besides being a large crystal, it has an interesting purple sheen over much of the surface.


J268 - Spinel with Pargasite $ 350
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm


Spinel with Pargasite from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J268a.jpg] Spinel with Pargasite from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J268b.jpg] Spinel with Pargasite from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J268c.jpg]

Octahedral red Spinel crystal partially surrounded by green Pargasite. Great color and Spinel with Pargasite are less common from this locality.


J317 - Spinel $ 750
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J317a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J317b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J317g.jpg]

Superb floater cluster of octahedral purple Spinel crystals from a new find. Complete all around and undamaged. Good luster and translucency.


J306 - Diopside $ 950
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306c.jpg]

Single Diopside crystal with intense lime green color. Complete all around and undamaged with some Tanzanite attached to the lower left side. Translucent to transparent.


J232 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J232a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J232b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J232c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Fantastic color and undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 12 grams.


J233 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 250
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J233a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J233b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J233c.jpg]

Double-terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Fantastic color and undamaged except for a small contact area on the bottom termination. Weighs 7.6 grams.


J301 - Zircon $ 180
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J301a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J301b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J301c.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J301d.jpg]

Fine quality undamaged single Zircon crystal with good reddish color. Good transparency.


J307 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307d.jpg]

Complete single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite and two terminated Diopside crystals.



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