Zoisite Var. Tanzanite from Arusha, Merelani, Tanzania [TANZANITE5]
Zoisite Var. Tanzanite
Arusha, Merelani, Tanzania
Danburite rough and cut from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [DANBURITE6]
Danburite rough and cut
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Adamite on Limonite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [ADAMITE8]
Adamite on Limonite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [DIOPSIDE7]
Diopside
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
Dioptase from Altyn-Tyube, Karagandy Oblast, Kazakhstan [DIOPTASE1]
Dioptase
Altyn-Tyube, Karagandy Oblast, Kazakhstan
Olmiite on Calcite from N Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, Republic of South Africa [OLMIITE4]
Olmiite on Calcite
N Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, Republic of South Africa

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Sikhote-Alin Meteorite from Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/sikhote8a.jpg] Sikhote-Alin Meteorite from Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/sikhote8b.jpg] Sikhote-Alin Meteorite from Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/sikhote8d.jpg]



SIKHOTE8 - Sikhote-Alin Meteorite
$ 245.00
SOLD
Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Eastern Siberia, Russia
small cabinet - 6.3 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm

This nickel iron meteorite fell on Feb. 12, 1947 in the Sikhote-alin Mountains of Eastern Siberia, Russia. It is the largest observed meteorite fall in history, with over 23000 kg raining down on the earth in the form of iron shrapnel and the more rare individual fallen meteorites such as this one. A couple years ago, the Russian government has made it difficult to export, and diggers I knew said there was almost nothing left to find. 

This piece has two distinct sides. One side ihas small regmaglypts and the other has a smoother wavier texture. It has a pleasant, dynamic shape reminiscient of an artist's sculpture. It weighs 110 grams.




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Garnet var. Hessonite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/hessonite7a.jpg] Garnet var. Hessonite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/hessonite7b.jpg] Garnet var. Hessonite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/hessonite7c.jpg] Garnet var. Hessonite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/hessonite7d.jpg]



HESSONITE7 - Garnet var. Hessonite
$ 135.00

Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm

Beautiful cluster of bright, gemmy Hessonite garnets. Production has been sporadic at best, with a few small pockets found with hand tools in the last 3 years, otherwise there's been nothing since the 1980's. This piece is super bright, the color is slightly lighter in person. No damage. 




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Adamite on Limonite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/adamite5a.jpg] Adamite on Limonite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/adamite5b.jpg] Adamite on Limonite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/adamite5c.jpg] Adamite on Limonite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/adamite5d.jpg]



ADAMITE5 - Adamite on Limonite
$ 215.00
SOLD
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.0 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm

This Adamite features three bright and shiny complete crystallizations of Adamite. It exemplifies the pleasant contrast between the yellow Adamite (primary sphere measures 1.75 cms) and the earthy red tone of the Limonite. This piece was mined in the autumn of 2008, when a prolonged drought made the water level within the Ojuela mine drop to expose the Adamite level. These levels had faced flooding since the late 1970's. Since then, these same levels have not been reached and production has been virtually nil. It displays well from two angles, as the backside has a small vug of additional Adamite. No damage.




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Apatite from Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/apatite5a.jpg] Apatite from Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/apatite5b.jpg]



APATITE5 - Apatite
$ 95.00
SOLD
Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm

This showy apatite cluster came out of the collection of Brazilian miner, who collected this piece over 9 years ago. Nice purplish Apatite crystals, quite bright and reflective. No damage. 




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Calcite Var Cobaltian from Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/calcite8a.jpg] Calcite Var Cobaltian from Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/calcite8b.jpg] Calcite Var Cobaltian from Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/calcite8c.jpg]



CALCITE8 - Calcite Var Cobaltian
$ 75.00
SOLD
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo
small cabinet - 6.0 x 3.2 x 3.3 cm

Brilliant color. It's natural but it looks dyed. Unusual to have such bold color. Good condition no damage to the crystals. Comes mounted on a custom acryllic base.




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Quartz Var. Rutilated (rough and cut) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz47a.jpg] Quartz Var. Rutilated (rough and cut) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz47c.jpg] Quartz Var. Rutilated (rough and cut) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz47d.jpg] Quartz Var. Rutilated (rough and cut) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz47e.jpg] Quartz Var. Rutilated (rough and cut) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz47f.jpg]



QUARTZ47 - Quartz Var. Rutilated (rough and cut)
$ 195.00
SOLD
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.6 x 5.7 x 5.5 cm

Rough rutilated Quartz isn't really available on the market, given it's value as cutting rough. (the Chinese are buying it at the mine and shipping right to China). I found this chunk in an old collection from the 1960's - 1970's. The rough is incredibly good- definately cutting rough! Thick golden needles of rutile in smoky quartz with small chips of Hematite. Deep inside the piece there are "rays," of rutile that may be part of a star. The rough weighs 327 grams. I've paired it with a 27 gram super bright Cab from the hawthorneden stock. 




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Fluorapatite from Mercado Mine, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/apatite6a.jpg] Fluorapatite from Mercado Mine, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/apatite6b.jpg] Fluorapatite from Mercado Mine, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/apatite6c.jpg]



APATITE6 - Fluorapatite
$ 95.00
SOLD
Mercado Mine, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.0 x .8 cm

This apatite is found in the "market Mine," nearby the famous Ojuela mine nearby Durango, Mexico. I have been buying these crystals for over 12 years, and finding gemmy crystals in good condition is difficult, primarily because the crystals are not in their original matrix, as the deposit collapsed millions of years ago. Occasionally clusters are available, and they look like someone mixed up apatite crystals in cement and let it dry. Production has been terrible over the last 3 years. This one was mined about 6 years ago.

This is a beautiful, gemmy Apatite crystal. It is ultra-bright and distinctly yellow. There is a micro chip below the termination edge (not eye catching). These gemmy crystals are really hard to find anymore.




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Beryl Var. Emerald from Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/emerald6a.jpg] Beryl Var. Emerald from Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/emerald6b.jpg] Beryl Var. Emerald from Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/emerald6c.jpg]



EMERALD6 - Beryl Var. Emerald
$ 95.00
SOLD NET
Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia
thumbnail - 1.05 x .6 x .5 cm

This emerald crystal has great color, it "says," Emerald even from across the room.  Gemmy near the termination, well crystallized. One micro chip below the edge of the termination (after I used a microscope to examine). A great value (a friend of mine came back from Columbia and so I'm passing on the good deal I got). It weighs 3.28 carats.




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Beryl Var. Aquamarine with Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/aqua11a.jpg] Beryl Var. Aquamarine with Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/aqua11b.jpg] Beryl Var. Aquamarine with Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/aqua11c.jpg] Beryl Var. Aquamarine with Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/aqua11d.jpg] Beryl Var. Aquamarine with Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/aqua11e.jpg]



AQUA11 - Beryl Var. Aquamarine with Muscovite
$ 695.00
SOLD
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
cabinet - 13 x 7.5 x 8.0 cm

This is a large Aqua specimen. It weighs 642 grams (1 pound 6.65 ozs). It has four large crystals and seven or eight smaller crystals. It has great color, and a bright, reflective surface. I've pictured the interpenetration of the central 5 cm crystal with a smaller aqua that terminates in the center of the host crystal. No visible damage, there is some contact along the sides. 




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Tourmaline Var. Elbaite from Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm41a.jpg] Tourmaline Var. Elbaite from Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm41b.jpg] Tourmaline Var. Elbaite from Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm41c.jpg]



TOURM41 - Tourmaline Var. Elbaite
$ 95.00
SOLD
Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.6 x .6 x .5 cm

Gemmy, blue and red tourmaline. Weighs 12.12 carats (2.42 grams). Great termination, no damage (one spot of contact near base).



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