Apophyllite with Scolecite from Jalisgoan, near Jalgoan, Maharashtra State, India [APOPHYLLITE5]
Apophyllite with Scolecite
Jalisgoan, near Jalgoan, Maharashtra State, India
Opal (rough and cut) from Shoa Province, Ethiopia [OPAL12]
Opal (rough and cut)
Shoa Province, Ethiopia
Quartz VAR. Citrine from Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [QUARTZ61]
Quartz VAR. Citrine
Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Quartz var. Faden from Dara Ismael Khan District, Waziristan, Pakistan [QUARTZ16]
Quartz var. Faden
Dara Ismael Khan District, Waziristan, Pakistan
Sugilite with Aegerine from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [SUGILITE5]
Sugilite with Aegerine
N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa
Zoisite Var. Tanzanite from Merelani Mine, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [TANZANITE6]
Zoisite Var. Tanzanite
Merelani Mine, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania

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Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar4a.jpg] Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar4c.jpg] Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar4d.jpg] Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar4e.jpg]



LARIMAR4 - Larimar aka Blue Pectolite
$ 165.00
SOLD
Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic
miniature - 4.8 x 3.3 x .8 cm

Larimar aka Blue Pectolite, is similar to petrified wood. It is only found in the Dominican Republic, and shares its distinctive color with the Caribean ocean. This piece is breathtaking. It has a rich blue color with great "spider web," patterning. It is thick at .8 cm, but it such high quality as to be 90% translucent with backlighting (see fourth pic for backlit example). It has an excellent polish, and a heavy "feel" when holding it. This example is not for jewelry, it is an amazing piece of Larimar for someone who wants a fine example. It weighs 36 grams.




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Beryl var. Aquamarine (etched) from Itatia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/aqua12a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine (etched) from Itatia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/aqua12b.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine (etched) from Itatia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/aqua12c.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine (etched) from Itatia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/aqua12d.jpg]



AQUA12 - Beryl var. Aquamarine (etched)
$ 165.00
SOLD
Itatia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm

This beautiful Aquamarine was naturally etched by acids occuring deep in the Earth during, or after the original Beryl crystal formed. It has hundreds of "crystal faces," due to the etching phenomenon. It conjures images of icebergs and glaciers. It came out of a "stash," from the Hawthorneden inventory we purchased several years ago. It has no damage. It weighs 57.9 grams. It is bluer in person. It has a naturally crystallized flat face that serves well as its base. 




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Tourmaline Var. Bi-color Elbaite from Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm43a.jpg] Tourmaline Var. Bi-color Elbaite from Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm43b.jpg] Tourmaline Var. Bi-color Elbaite from Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm43c.jpg] Tourmaline Var. Bi-color Elbaite from Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm43d.jpg] Tourmaline Var. Bi-color Elbaite from Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm43e.jpg]



TOURM43 - Tourmaline Var. Bi-color Elbaite
$ 950.00
SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.0 x 5.0 x 3.2 cm

This is a gem, bi-colored Tourmaline from Brazil. It is more pinkish rubellite on one side and more teal-blue indicolite on the other side. There are a dozen different crystals all growing together. The colors are Intense, and there's nothing opaque about it. This is a great piece as a palm-sized, massive example of gem tourmaline from Brazil. It has excellent lustre. I just got this from an estate collection and it comes with its original label form Luis Leite, a famous Portugeuse dealer who passed away in the late 1990's. It weighs a substantial 121 grams! Given it is a "conglomeration," of gem pegmatite tourmaline, there are some broken crystals along with pristine terminated ones. 




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Tourmaline Var. Bi-color Elbaite from Barra Da Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm44a.jpg] Tourmaline Var. Bi-color Elbaite from Barra Da Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm44b.jpg] Tourmaline Var. Bi-color Elbaite from Barra Da Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm44c.jpg] Tourmaline Var. Bi-color Elbaite from Barra Da Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm44d.jpg] Tourmaline Var. Bi-color Elbaite from Barra Da Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm44e.jpg]



TOURM44 - Tourmaline Var. Bi-color Elbaite
$ 115.00
SOLD
Barra Da Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.6 x .9 x .9 cm

This cool gemmy Tourmaline from Brazil, is electric green, with a pink base. It is a little etched, which is typical from this mine. Great condiiton with only a tiny "rub" along the top edge below the termination (hard to see in person). This is facet-grade Tourmaline and is neat to have in a collection as an example. It weighs 3.7 grams. 




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Lapis Lazuli (hand polished) from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/lapis3a.jpg] Lapis Lazuli (hand polished) from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/lapis3b.jpg] Lapis Lazuli (hand polished) from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/lapis3c.jpg] Lapis Lazuli (hand polished) from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/lapis3d.jpg]



LAPIS3 - Lapis Lazuli (hand polished)
$ 115.00
SOLD
Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm

This royal blue Lapis sculpture has intense, fabulous color. (an even richer blue in person) It has an excellent polish (done in Hong Kong, not in Afganistan), and the carving itself resembles a spinnaker sail. It weighs 95.9 grams. It has just enough gold pyrite, and a tiny bit of white marble to accentuate the intense blue that only comes from the best Lapis. I pulled a handful of the best pieces from a large purchase of hundreds that I bought three years ago (since then the quality has been terrible). It exhibits the right combination of color, polish and shape. Set it on a shelf, or on your desk and enjoy its natural beauty. This is the same grade that cabs are cut from and set in gold rings. 




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Malachite Pseudomorph after Cuprite from Chessy-les-Mines, Rhone, Rhone Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/cuprite3a.jpg] Malachite Pseudomorph after Cuprite from Chessy-les-Mines, Rhone, Rhone Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/cuprite3b.jpg] Malachite Pseudomorph after Cuprite from Chessy-les-Mines, Rhone, Rhone Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/cuprite3c.jpg]



CUPRITE3 - Malachite Pseudomorph after Cuprite
$ 95.00
SOLD
Chessy-les-Mines, Rhone, Rhone Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.1 x .95 x .7 cm

Apparently these classic pseudomorphs were all mined prior to 1850. Good crystallization. It weighs 2.2 grams. 




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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/rhodochrosite3a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/rhodochrosite3b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/rhodochrosite3c.jpg]



RHODOCHROSITE3 - Rhodochrosite
$ 375.00

N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm

A hard-to-find thumbnail size gem Rhodochrosite! There are three major prismatic, scalenohedral crystals with white phantoms and naturally flat terminations. I recently pried this out of a friend's thumbnail collection with a generous trade. It has the code "TCRT2551" on the underside (my friend didn't know which collection it came out of). It weighs 21.76 carats = 4.35 grams. No damage, and there is a noticeable change in the color of the Rhodochrosite crystals... Before the white phantom it is a deeper flawless red, after the phantom, it becomes a lighter red.




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Quartz Var. Rose from Lavra da Ilha Pegmatite, Taquaral, Itinga, Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/rose4a.jpg] Quartz Var. Rose from Lavra da Ilha Pegmatite, Taquaral, Itinga, Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/rose4b.jpg] Quartz Var. Rose from Lavra da Ilha Pegmatite, Taquaral, Itinga, Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/rose4c.jpg]



ROSE4 - Quartz Var. Rose
$ 235.00
SOLD
Lavra da Ilha Pegmatite, Taquaral, Itinga, Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8.0 x 4.0 cm

This is a big example of Rose Quartz from a pegmatite. It is mostly Rose quartz crystals, but has a pleasant contrast with some mica and feldspar. It displays many different ways, and looks distinctly pink even from across the room.  It weighs 194 grams (6.87 ozs). It's in good condition.




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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 Cluster from Ace of Diamonds Mine, Herkimer County,  New York [db_pics/pics/quartz51a.jpg] Quartz Var. Herkimer Diamond Cluster from Ace of Diamonds Mine, Herkimer County,  New York [db_pics/pics/quartz51b.jpg] Quartz Var. Herkimer Diamond Cluster from Ace of Diamonds Mine, Herkimer County,  New York [db_pics/pics/quartz51c.jpg] Quartz Var. Herkimer Diamond Cluster from Ace of Diamonds Mine, Herkimer County,  New York [db_pics/pics/quartz51d.jpg]



QUARTZ51 - Quartz Var. Herkimer Diamond Cluster
$ 235.00
SOLD
Ace of Diamonds Mine, Herkimer County, New York
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4.8 x 3.0 cm

This unique Herkimer Diamond cluster is very clear and is naturally balanced, so it stands by itself even though each crystal is large and is headed at opposite 45 degree angles from the base. The larger crystal is slightly tabular (flat). It is elegant and adds artistic elevation to a display.

It appears to be a "natural," this means the crystals haven't been reconstructed using epoxy to regain their original growth structure. I just got this at an estate sale, so I wasn't able to inquire its exact history. It's pristine, no dings to mention. There's one small crystal in the back that is missing (it left its indentation). It weighs 71 grams.



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