Beryl var. Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam [AQUA10]
Beryl var. Aquamarine
Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam
Corundum var. Sapphire from Potanino Mine, Ilmen Mountains, Russia [CORUNDUM8]
Corundum var. Sapphire
Potanino Mine, Ilmen Mountains, Russia
Spinel (rough and cut) from Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar) [SPINEL4]
Spinel (rough and cut)
Mogok, Sagaing District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Adamite on Limonite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [ADAMITE6]
Adamite on Limonite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Opal: Rough and Cut from Shoa Province, Ethiopia [OPAL2]
Opal: Rough and Cut
Shoa Province, Ethiopia
Tourmaline Var. Elbaite from Kunar Province, Afganistan [TOURM29]
Tourmaline Var. Elbaite
Kunar Province, Afganistan

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Azurite from Nevada Lode, La Sal, San Juan Co. Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/azurite5a.jpg] Azurite from Nevada Lode, La Sal, San Juan Co. Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/azurite5b.jpg] Azurite from Nevada Lode, La Sal, San Juan Co. Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/azurite5c.jpg]



AZURITE5 - Azurite
$ 195.00 SOLD NET
Nevada Lode, La Sal, San Juan Co. Utah, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.5 x 2.6 cm

This is one of the best Azurite roses from Utah we got from Hawthorneden when we purchased all their inventory. It is brilliant and sparkly, without any damage. It is an exceptional example, that I held back in our reserves. This piece came to us through Hawthorneden, because Frank had bought an entire room full of Azurites from this deposit in the late 1980's. Not much has been found since then, and in the 1990's Bisbee roses were widely available, then China started producing in the late 1990's. This piece has great color, and a fine lustre. It weighs 95 grams.




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Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/azurite6a.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/azurite6b.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/azurite6c.jpg]



AZURITE6 - Azurite
$ 120.00 SOLD
Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 6.2 x 6.3 x 3.8 cm

Mined in the seventies, this classic example of Morenci azurite is sparkly with rich color saturation. You can see a mid layer of drusy Malachite. It weighs 249 grams. There are a few cleaved crystals out of the hundreds on the piece.




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Spessartine Garnets with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/spessartine7a.jpg] Spessartine Garnets with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/spessartine7b.jpg] Spessartine Garnets with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/spessartine7c.jpg]



SPESSARTINE7 - Spessartine Garnets with Quartz
$ 120.00 SOLD
Tongbei, Fujian Province, China
miniature - 4.75 x 3.4 x 1.7 cm

This aesthetic piece has bright transparent orange garnets surrounding a single vertical, glassy smoky quartz crystal. It's a great example from this location, no damage.




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Linarite from Sunshine #1 Mine, Bingham, NM [db_pics/pics/linarite1a.jpg] Linarite from Sunshine #1 Mine, Bingham, NM [db_pics/pics/linarite1b.jpg]



LINARITE1 - Linarite
$ 95.00
Sunshine #1 Mine, Bingham, NM
miniature - 4 x 3.1 x 1.4 cm

I just acquired this from John Rakovan, who for years has lead research digs to the various mines in Bingham, NM. Fluorite is the primary mineral found, and Linarite is quite rare. This one has a distinct rich blue color.It comes with his label.




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Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah mountains, Utah [db_pics/pics/redberyl3a.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah mountains, Utah [db_pics/pics/redberyl3b.jpg]



REDBERYL3 - Red Beryl
$ 495.00 SOLD NET
Violet Claims, Wah Wah mountains, Utah
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.75 x 2.8 cm

Red Beryls are getting very difficult to find on the market, as there is little to no mining occurring. The beryls here are rich and bright. The largest crystal is double terminated and measures 1 full cm. This largest crystal has a deep-colored transparent section to it. No damage.




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Rhodochrosite on matrix from Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Alma Dist., Park Co., Colorado [db_pics/pics/rhodochrosite5b.jpg]



RHODOCHROSITE5 - Rhodochrosite on matrix
$ 750.00 SOLD
Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Alma Dist., Park Co., Colorado
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.0 x 3.0 cm

This is a good all around Colorado Rhodochrosite, composed of about 12 rhombohedrons. The color is good, with enough red to it to differentiate it from many paler examples. It's in good condition with only a little rubbing in the lower right corner. Since the mine closed several years ago these are few and far between, and I've seen prices on pieces like this pushing $2500 at other dealer's booths.

 




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Fluorite on Sphalerite w/ Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee [db_pics/pics/fluorite12a.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite w/ Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee [db_pics/pics/fluorite12b.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite w/ Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee [db_pics/pics/fluorite12c.jpg]



FLUORITE12 - Fluorite on Sphalerite w/ Calcite
$ 95.00 SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee
small cabinet - 7.0 x 5.7 x 3.1 cm

This is a good example of older Elmwood production. There are two gemmy purple fluorites on rootbeer, glassy Sphalerites, with a little calcite crystal tucked in for good measure. Good condition, a little rubbing on the bottom, no big deal.




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Quartz with Hedenbergite from Serifos, Greece [db_pics/pics/quartz59a.jpg] Quartz with Hedenbergite from Serifos, Greece [db_pics/pics/quartz59b.jpg] Quartz with Hedenbergite from Serifos, Greece [db_pics/pics/quartz59d.jpg] Quartz with Hedenbergite from Serifos, Greece [db_pics/pics/quartz59e.jpg]



QUARTZ59 - Quartz with Hedenbergite
$ 175.00 SOLD
Serifos, Greece
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm

This is one of the fattest Quartz crystals from this location I've ever seen. It also has two other crystals growing alongside it, which adds aesthetic appeal. These are typically mined underwater (SCUBA) off the coast of this amazing island in the Mediteranean.




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Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mimetite4a.jpg] Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mimetite4b.jpg] Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mimetite4c.jpg] Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mimetite4d.jpg]



MIMETITE4 - Mimetite
$ 125.00 SOLD
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.25 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm

A pocket of these spaectacular Mimetites were found at the Ojuela in the spring of '13. It was the first substantial find of Mimetite from the Ojuela in many decades. This piece is bright and lustrous, and undamaged. There is a small Wulfenite near the base of the same color as a bonus. Very few hit the market that were undamaged. 




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Smithsonite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/smithsonite2a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/smithsonite2b.jpg]



SMITHSONITE2 - Smithsonite
$ 95.00 SOLD NET
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.1 x 1.5 cm

Individual crystals on matrix, instead of intergrown or drusy. They stand out with good color and crystallization. Tsumeb has been closed for twenty + years.

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