Smithsonite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [SMITHSONITE5]
Smithsonite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [RHODOCHROSITE3]
Rhodochrosite
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa
Opal var. Hyalite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [OPAL14]
Opal var. Hyalite
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Creedite with Fluorite from Navidad mine, Durango, Mexico [CREEDITE6]
Creedite with Fluorite
Navidad mine, Durango, Mexico
Rhodochrosite on matrix from Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Lima Dept., Peru [RHODOCHROSITE4]
Rhodochrosite on matrix
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Lima Dept., Peru
Lapis Lazuli (polished and carved) from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [LAPIS4]
Lapis Lazuli (polished and carved)
Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan

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Tourmaline var. Indicolite with Lepidolite from Pederneira Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm9a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite with Lepidolite from Pederneira Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm9b.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite with Lepidolite from Pederneira Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm9c.jpg]



TOURM9 - Tourmaline var. Indicolite with Lepidolite
$ 275.00
SOLD
Pederneira Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6 x 7 x 7 cm

This attractive gemmy Tourmaline exhibits excellent blue color. Its termination has multiple 'tops,' complimented with a few small purple Lepidolite crystals. It weighs 6.5 grams. 




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Quartz with Epidote inclusions from Ankaraka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/quartz9a.jpg] Quartz with Epidote inclusions from Ankaraka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/quartz9b.jpg] Quartz with Epidote inclusions from Ankaraka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/quartz9c.jpg]



QUARTZ9 - Quartz with Epidote inclusions
$ 85.00
SOLD
Ankaraka, Madagascar
small cabinet - 7.0 x 4.8 x 2.2 cm

This is a fine example of thousands of Quartz crystals we have imported from this particular mine over the last 11 years. The Epidote created phantoms within the Quartz on a very fine particle basis. This is a tabular (flat) crystal with multiple terminations. The back shows how the phantoms formed. It is a micro-particle Epidote coating.  It weighs 89 grams.




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Quartz Quartz Quartz



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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Amblygonite with Smoky Quartz and Feldspar from Telirio Mine, Divina das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/amblygonite1a.jpg] Amblygonite with Smoky Quartz and Feldspar from Telirio Mine, Divina das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/amblygonite1b.jpg] Amblygonite with Smoky Quartz and Feldspar from Telirio Mine, Divina das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/amblygonite1c.jpg]



AMBLYGONITE1 - Amblygonite with Smoky Quartz and Feldspar
$ 125.00
SOLD
Telirio Mine, Divina das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.2 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm

Amblygonite is a rare phosphate mineral found occasionally in Brazil. I got this piece as part of the Hawthorneden stock, because Frank had bought several pockets of Amblygonites over the years. Of all the pieces that we got, this was the only one on matrix. For what it is, this is a really unique, hard to find specimen. The Amblygonite crystal is growing up in between two smoky quartz crystals. It's in great condition. 




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Spinel on marble from Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar) [db_pics/pics/spinel2a.jpg] Spinel on marble from Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar) [db_pics/pics/spinel2b.jpg] Spinel on marble from Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar) [db_pics/pics/spinel2c.jpg]



SPINEL2 - Spinel on marble
$ 65.00
SOLD
Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
thumbnail - 3.2 x 2.9 x 1.8 cm

This cute example of spinel crystals on matrix has a cluster of red crystals that measure 1.2 cms long. They have a cherry red color that makes for a pleasing contrast with the white marble.




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Quartz with petroleum inclusions from Zhob Baluchistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/quartz10a.jpg] Quartz with petroleum inclusions from Zhob Baluchistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/quartz10b.jpg] Quartz with petroleum inclusions from Zhob Baluchistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/quartz10c.jpg] Quartz with petroleum inclusions from Zhob Baluchistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/quartz10d.jpg] Quartz with petroleum inclusions from Zhob Baluchistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/quartz10f.jpg]



QUARTZ10 - Quartz with petroleum inclusions
$ 60.00
SOLD
Zhob Baluchistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm

This is a fine example of this uncommon form of Quartz. It is a four phase inclusion in a double terminated Quartz crystal found in central Pakistan 4 years ago. It is highly fluorescent under both short wave and long wave (both pictured). The long wave makes the petroleum fluoresce yellow, the short wave brings out the more reds and blues. (both are pictured above). There are two bubbles that move within the yellow petroleum. The gas bubble forms when the the Quartz cools after forming, the petroleum contracts more than the Quartz because it is less dense, it pulls a vacume within the fluid thus creating a "gas" bubble.  The four phases are: the gas bubble trapped in the petroleum, the petroleum itself, a darker brown previously organic material, and black carbon inclusions. I learned this from an insightful geologist who specializes in Quartz inclusions, whom I met at the Tucson Main show.  




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Schorl with Fluorite and Muscovite from Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/schorl1a.jpg] Schorl with Fluorite and Muscovite from Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/schorl1b.jpg] Schorl with Fluorite and Muscovite from Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/schorl1c.jpg] Schorl with Fluorite and Muscovite from Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/schorl1d.jpg] Schorl with Fluorite and Muscovite from Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/schorl1e.jpg]



SCHORL1 - Schorl with Fluorite and Muscovite
$ 275.00
SOLD NET
Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia
cabinet - 9.7 x 5.6 x 4.7 cm

This is a beautiful example of this unusual association found in Erongo, Namibia. The Tourmaline is bright and glassy, the Fluorite covers the Schorl Crystal with its rich boytroidal green color. On top of all of it are sprinkled bright yellow Muscovite crystals. This was the best example I came across from the small pocket I had seen. It's a nice, big crystal without any visible damage.




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Azurite and Malachite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/azurite2a.jpg] Azurite and Malachite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/azurite2b.jpg] Azurite and Malachite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/azurite2c.jpg] Azurite and Malachite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/azurite2d.jpg]



AZURITE2 - Azurite and Malachite
$ 395.00
SOLD NET
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm

This is an ultra sharp Azurite specimen, featuring bright glassy blue crystals. Directly beneath them are Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite that are bright green and chatoyant. This piece has an attractive contrast between blue and glassy and Green and chatoyant. The piece is in great shape, with only a small contact on one of the Azurite crystals. This comes from Tsumeb, the premier classic location of Africa. It was mined in the early eighties back when the mine was in production. 




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Beryl var. Aquamarine on Matrix with Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/aqua6a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine on Matrix with Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/aqua6b.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine on Matrix with Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/aqua6c.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine on Matrix with Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/aqua6d.jpg]



AQUA6 - Beryl var. Aquamarine on Matrix with Schorl
$ 2250.00
SOLD NET
Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.1 x 5.0 x 4.7 cm

This is one of the finest Aqua and Schorl specimens from Erongo I have ever seen. The Aquas branch off in five distinct directions. The primary crystal is over 5 cm. The color is a rich blue, with clarity near the ends of the Aquas. The largest 5 of 6 crystals are without dings in great shape. The smallest appears to be worn off or contacted at the end. this is the kind of piece I covet. For its size, this is a fantastic Beryl specimen on a worldwide level. 




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Garnet var. Hessonite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/hessonite5a.jpg] Garnet var. Hessonite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/hessonite5c.jpg] Garnet var. Hessonite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/hessonite5d.jpg] Garnet var. Hessonite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/hessonite5e.jpg] Garnet var. Hessonite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/hessonite5f.jpg]



HESSONITE5 - Garnet var. Hessonite
$ 2800.00
SOLD NET
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.5 x 1.9 cm

This beautiful piece captures the quintessential color and form of the coveted garnets found in Quebec. The crystals are bright, gemmy and have a deep rich cognac color. This recently came out of a collection in Canada. The piece is pristine, without dings of any kind. Specimens this bright and pristine are hard to come by, and make classic additions to even the highest end collection.



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