Quartz, var. Herkimer Diamond from Ace of Diamonds Mine, Herkimer County,  New York [HERKIMER6]
Quartz, var. Herkimer Diamond
Ace of Diamonds Mine, Herkimer County, New York
Zoisite Var. Tanzanite from Arusha, Merelani, Tanzania [TANZANITE5]
Zoisite Var. Tanzanite
Arusha, Merelani, Tanzania
Dioptase from Altyn-Tyube, Karagandy Oblast, Kazakhstan [DIOPTASE1]
Dioptase
Altyn-Tyube, Karagandy Oblast, Kazakhstan
Serandite with Aegirine from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [SERANDITE1]
Serandite with Aegirine
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Quartz
Quartz "Faden"
Dara Ismael Khan District, Waziristan, Pakistan
Opal: Rough and Cut from Shoa Province, Ethiopia [OPAL2]
Opal: Rough and Cut
Shoa Province, Ethiopia

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Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar6a.jpg] Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar6b.jpg] Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar6c.jpg]



LARIMAR6 - Larimar aka Blue Pectolite
$ 345.00 SOLD
Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic
large cabinet - 18.5 x 11 x 1 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 large! It weighs 414 grams (14 oz+). It's over 7 inches long. A Larimar slab this size is unusual to find on the market as the nodules don't typically get this large, and a slab of this quality is not easily found on the market as many cabs could be cut from it, and made into jewelry.  The slab is thicker than normal, but you can still see about 30% of light through it when backlit. It is also polished on both sides, which is a nice touch (most slabs are not polished). 




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Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar5a.jpg] Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar5b.jpg] Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar5c.jpg]



LARIMAR5 - Larimar aka Blue Pectolite
$ 595.00 SOLD
Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic
large cabinet - 22.5 x 12.5 x 1 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 huge! It weighs 636 grams (1 pound 6 oz+). It's over 9 inches long, so imagine an adolescent Sasquatch shape. A Larimar slab this size is rare to find on the market as the nodules don't typically get this large, and a slab of this quality is not easily found on the market as many cabs could be cut from it, and made into jewelry. I like it as a specimen, since the color of this quality is so distinctive and attractive. The slab is thicker than normal, but you can still see about 30% of light through it when backlit. It is also polished on both sides, which is a nice touch (most slabs are not polished). 




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Tourmaline Var. Tri-Color Elbaite from Sapo mine, Goibiera, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm50a.jpg] Tourmaline Var. Tri-Color Elbaite from Sapo mine, Goibiera, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm50b.jpg] Tourmaline Var. Tri-Color Elbaite from Sapo mine, Goibiera, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm50c.jpg] Tourmaline Var. Tri-Color Elbaite from Sapo mine, Goibiera, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm50d.jpg]



TOURM50 - Tourmaline Var. Tri-Color Elbaite
$ 395.00 SOLD
Sapo mine, Goibiera, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.4 x 3.3 x 2.7

These elusive tourmalines were mined around 1996. Known as tri-color blue caps, the best examples start red, then go to yellow and finally a blue termination. Typical examples are currently worth in excess of $50 per gram. This crystal is a weird example as it exploded, and split while in the pocket and continued to terminate. I have seen this before while mining Quartz and good examples are quite uncommon. It is a floater, as even the base is crystallized. It has multiple terminations, It has about 12 spire-like terminations, of those about 7 are complete. It has good color and is highly reflective. It weighs 65 grams!




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Creedite with Fluorite from Navidad mine, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/creedite6a.jpg] Creedite with Fluorite from Navidad mine, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/creedite6b.jpg] Creedite with Fluorite from Navidad mine, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/creedite6c.jpg] Creedite with Fluorite from Navidad mine, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/creedite6d.jpg]



CREEDITE6 - Creedite with Fluorite
$ 175.00 SOLD
Navidad mine, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 5 cm

This beautiful Creedite is three spherical clusters linked together. It is asthetic and bright and has a small blue, gemmy fluorite thrown infor good measure. It's in great condition, as it is crystallized all around (floater).

Although the mineral Creedite is common, excellent examples are not. It's in fine condition, esp. since virtually all creedites are damaged (many occur on the ceiling of the mine and have to be pried loose with a pole and then hopefully caught as they fall (like spiked coconuts falling - yikes!). Creedites are found in a highly mineralized clay (that affects their color), within a Breccia Pipe, that had injected hot solution that later crystallized as Creedite. Mining these is fraught with danger, as cave-ins are quite common, and have finished recent production (according to Mike New).




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Quartz VAR. Citrine from Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz61a.jpg] Quartz VAR. Citrine from Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz61b.jpg] Quartz VAR. Citrine from Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz61c.jpg] Quartz VAR. Citrine from Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz61d.jpg] Quartz VAR. Citrine from Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz61e.jpg]



QUARTZ61 - Quartz VAR. Citrine
$ 195.00 SOLD
Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 11.5 x 4.25 x 4 cm

This quartz is very bright and lustrous. The termination is totally sharp and free of damage. It has a contact in the back, which actually creates interesting relief inside the crystal when you look at it head-on. It's a light citrinewith an interesting form in great condition. 




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Danburite rough and cut from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/danburite6a.jpg] Danburite rough and cut from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/danburite6b.jpg]



DANBURITE6 - Danburite rough and cut
$ 375.00 NET
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm

Danburite is found in a Tin Mine in Mexico. The miners that bring them out are apparently quite rough with them, as 98% of all the crystals are dinged. The crystal's termination is pristine, overall it is in good shape. It is roughly thumb size. It has a light pink cast to it.

The stone was faceted by Michael Davis, a well known american cutter. It weighs over 12.5 carats, it is a clean (flawless) stone that is extraordinarily bright due to its emerald cushion cut, and the fact that Danburite has a higher refractory index than diamond. I find good danburite rough once every few years, then I give it to Mike to cut beautiful stones. I then find a matching crystal that is in good condition. The stone would retail for between $40 and $60 per carat ($625 value).




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Beryl Var. Emerald from Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/emerald7a.jpg] Beryl Var. Emerald from Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/emerald7b.jpg] Beryl Var. Emerald from Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/emerald7c.jpg] Beryl Var. Emerald from Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/emerald7d.jpg]



EMERALD7 - Beryl Var. Emerald
$ 795.00 SOLD NET
Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia
miniature - 3.8 x 2.4 x 2.7 cm

The Emerald crystal is 9mm wide by 7mm tall by approx. 9mm deep. It's very bright green, and the crystal is deep into the matrix, so the color is rich and it pulls you into it. There must be a carat+ stone easy if you faceted it. It's well terminated and really pops from across the room. A classic columbian emerald. It comes mounted on an 1` 1/2" acrylic base. 




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Sugilite with Aegerine from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/sugilite1a.jpg] Sugilite with Aegerine from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/sugilite1b.jpg] Sugilite with Aegerine from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/sugilite1c.jpg]



SUGILITE1 - Sugilite with Aegerine
$ 495.00 SOLD NET
N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 1.5 cm

Here is an excellent specimen of crystallized Sugilite from the new find at the N'Chwaning III mine. For years Sugilite has been found at the Wessels Manganese mine, in massive, non-crystallized seams of solid purple. This was a relatively small pocket at the new location. For the size few were any better than this one. The sugilite has that electric purple quality with fine fibrous needles. I have seen pricing from other dealers has been higher than $1500 for a piece this nice. Comes mounted on a one inch square acrylic base.

 




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Tourmaline var. Indicolite with Lepidolite from Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm51a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite with Lepidolite from Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm51b.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite with Lepidolite from Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tourm51c.jpg]



TOURM51 - Tourmaline var. Indicolite with Lepidolite
$ 275.00 SOLD NET
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Brazil
miniature - 5.0 x 1.8 x .8 cm

This is a solid, gemmy tourmaline with purple Lepidolite. The top crystal is double terminated, and overall it is a bright crystal with the classic Santa Rosa color. It's just under 2 inches long, and is pristine except for a small contact near the base where lepidolite had been growing on it, and came off at some point. Gemmy tourmalines from Brazil have become scarce on the marketplace. 




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Mimetite from San Pedro Corralitos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mimetite5a.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corralitos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mimetite5b.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corralitos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mimetite5c.jpg]



MIMETITE5 - Mimetite
$ 295.00 SOLD
San Pedro Corralitos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 5.0 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm

These classic mimetites were mined in the 70's. Good ones are very valuable. This one came out of a collection in Arizona, it has a rich orange-yellow color with bright boytroidal nobs. The top right corner has slight breakage behind the nob, but cannot been seen when viewing it head-on. A good miniature of a hard-to-find location. 

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