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Tourmaline var. Uvite with Magnesite and Quartz from Brumado, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm7a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Uvite with Magnesite and Quartz from Brumado, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm7b.jpg] Tourmaline var. Uvite with Magnesite and Quartz from Brumado, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm7c.jpg]



TOURM7 - Tourmaline var. Uvite with Magnesite and Quartz
$ 195.00

Brumado, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2 cms

This Uvite has a deep green color, and is pleasantly "stacked," vertically. It has a sprinkling of Magnesite and Quartz crystals, making it a desirable specimen from Brumado. This piece originated through Hawthorneden, back when they were readily being found. Since then, the supply of good Uvites has dried up. Pic #3 is the back side of the specimen, also attractive and with a small area missing a crystal (not too eye catching and it's on the back!). 




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Sphalerite on Quartz from Shuikoushan Lead/Zinc Mine, Chaling, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/pics/sphalerite1a.jpg] Sphalerite on Quartz from Shuikoushan Lead/Zinc Mine, Chaling, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/pics/sphalerite1b.jpg] Sphalerite on Quartz from Shuikoushan Lead/Zinc Mine, Chaling, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/pics/sphalerite1c.jpg] Sphalerite on Quartz from Shuikoushan Lead/Zinc Mine, Chaling, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/pics/sphalerite1d.jpg]



SPHALERITE1 - Sphalerite on Quartz
$ 195.00

Shuikoushan Lead/Zinc Mine, Chaling, Hunan Province, China
cabinet - 11.5 x 8 x 6 cm

Two very large Sphalerite crystals are pleasantly perched on a bed of clear Quartz crystals. On top of the Sphalerites are water clear Drusy Quartz crystal clusters. This piece is aesthetic, especially in its contrast. The dark orangey Sphalerites vs. the white/clear quartz. The Sphalerites are relatively rounded, vs. the Quartz pointiness. And finally the tiny, fine druzy clear Quartz contrasts the larger cluster of points. It's in good condition overall. There's a minor blemish on the far right side of the lower Sphalerite crystal. Comes with a 1.25 inch three-prong acrylic stand. 




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QUARTZ11 - Quartz "Faden"
$ 125.00

Dara Ismael Khan District, Waziristan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 7.0 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm

I recently got this as part of a collection from the man who originally "found," this deposit in Pakistan about 11 years ago. He had a nice stash of unique pieces. This crystal group is really unusual because it exhibits both the tabular form right alongside a conventional prismatic Quartz crystal. The white center "line" down the center of the tabular crystal is called a Faden (in German this means "thread") it is the central line of growth that the crystal grows outward from. this piece sits nicely by itself and has unique character.




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Datolite with Quartz from Dalnegorsk, Primorskij Kraj, Russia [db_pics/pics/datolite1a.jpg] Datolite with Quartz from Dalnegorsk, Primorskij Kraj, Russia [db_pics/pics/datolite1b.jpg] Datolite with Quartz from Dalnegorsk, Primorskij Kraj, Russia [db_pics/pics/datolite1c.jpg]



DATOLITE1 - Datolite with Quartz
$ 65.00

Dalnegorsk, Primorskij Kraj, Russia
miniature - 4.4 x 3.7 x 2.8 cm

This bright twinned Datolite is perched alongside a cluster of Quartz crystals. Many Datolites from this location are either dark and blocky or so light in color as to seem invisible. This example has a slight green tint. Some of the quartz crystals have broken off, but the centerpiece is the Datolite, which is in great shape (very tiny chipping along an edge, seen with loupe).




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Quartz var. Faden from Dara Ismael Khan District, Waziristan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/quartz16a.jpg] Quartz var. Faden from Dara Ismael Khan District, Waziristan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/quartz16b.jpg] Quartz var. Faden from Dara Ismael Khan District, Waziristan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/quartz16c.jpg] Quartz var. Faden from Dara Ismael Khan District, Waziristan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/quartz16d.jpg] Quartz var. Faden from Dara Ismael Khan District, Waziristan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/quartz16e.jpg] Quartz var. Faden from Dara Ismael Khan District, Waziristan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/quartz16f.jpg]



QUARTZ16 - Quartz var. Faden
$ 235.00

Dara Ismael Khan District, Waziristan, Pakistan
cabinet - 13.3 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm

This spectacular Faden Quartz is an excellent example from the original find in Pakistan. I grabbed this piece along with a few other fine examples from an italian dealer who was the first broker of this find about 12 years ago. It shows the white stripe of the "thread" (in German: Faden) well, it has great clarity, no damage. It is tall and is on matrix.




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Quartz Var. Rose from Lavra da Ilha Pegmatite, Taquaral, Itinga, Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/rose3a.jpg] Quartz Var. Rose from Lavra da Ilha Pegmatite, Taquaral, Itinga, Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/rose3b.jpg] Quartz Var. Rose from Lavra da Ilha Pegmatite, Taquaral, Itinga, Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/rose3c.jpg]



ROSE3 - Quartz Var. Rose
$ 235.00

Lavra da Ilha Pegmatite, Taquaral, Itinga, Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.1 x 5 x 2.3 cm

This Rose quartz is very bright,its lustre makes you think it's been sprayed with silicon (it has not). It has a great, rich pink color and good crystallization. It's rather translucent, and the color is better in person than the pics. Fine condition with a small flat section of contact in the upper left that is (not damaged). 




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Quartz, var. Herkimer Diamond from Ace of Diamonds Mine, Herkimer County,  New York [db_pics/pics/herkimer6a.jpg] Quartz, var. Herkimer Diamond from Ace of Diamonds Mine, Herkimer County,  New York [db_pics/pics/herkimer6b.jpg] Quartz, var. Herkimer Diamond from Ace of Diamonds Mine, Herkimer County,  New York [db_pics/pics/herkimer6c.jpg]



HERKIMER6 - Quartz, var. Herkimer Diamond
$ 120.00

Ace of Diamonds Mine, Herkimer County, New York
miniature - 3.7 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm

Herkimer Diamonds are a special variety of Quartz, found in Herkimer county, New York. The deposit occurs in dolomite (silicified limestone) and is incredibly difficult to break. Fossils are found alongside Herkimers, that further indicates a low temperature crystallization. Miners use heavy sledge hammers and chizels to remove many feet of overburden, to expose the pocket layer. Herkimers were named by General Herkimer in the mid 1800's.

This interesting cluster consists of 5 clear crystals, that grew this way in the pocket, were mined individually and then re-constructed using clear epoxy. There are several small contacts (where ever smaller herks grew and were not recovered), and one small black spot where it contacted the dolomite slightly. Overall damage free.  




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Quartz Var. Rose from Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz57a.jpg] Quartz Var. Rose from Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz57b.jpg] Quartz Var. Rose from Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz57c.jpg]



QUARTZ57 - Quartz Var. Rose
$ 95.00

Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm

I spent several hours pouring through a recently found pocket of over 10,000 rose quartz specimens fresh from the mine in Brazil. This was in the top 2 pieces.  It has a distinct pink color, with bright, long crystal length up to 1.0 cm. It has no damage at all not even on the back or base. I can mount this on an acrylic base for anyone who buys it (just ask). It weighs 6 grams.






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