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
Apophyllite with Scolecite from Jalisgoan, near Jalgoan, Maharashtra State, India [APOPHYLLITE5]
Apophyllite with Scolecite
Jalisgoan, near Jalgoan, Maharashtra State, India
Olmiite on matrix from N Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, Republic of South Africa [OLMIITE1]
Olmiite on matrix
N Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, Republic of South Africa
Opal: Rough and Cut from Shoa Province, Ethiopia [OPAL2]
Opal: Rough and Cut
Shoa Province, Ethiopia
Quartz Var. Rose from Lavra da Ilha Pegmatite, Taquaral, Itinga, Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [ROSE3]
Quartz Var. Rose
Lavra da Ilha Pegmatite, Taquaral, Itinga, Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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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Sugilte with Aegerine from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/sugilite4a.jpg] Sugilte with Aegerine from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/sugilite4b.jpg]



SUGILITE4 - Sugilte with Aegerine
$ 575.00 SOLD
N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa
thumbnail - 6 x 3.9 x 2.5 cm

Within the last 2 years, a small pocket of crystallized Sugilite was found at the N'Chwanning III mine. Sugilite is typically found at the Wessels mine, in solid chunks, so this was an amazing discovery. Fibrous purple crystals grow in the seams of the Aegerine matrix. The Sugilite is an electric purple (daylight) that shifts to an electric magenta under incandescent light. Many seams of fibrous needle Sugilite twist and turn in the greater matrix, in a 360 degree view of color.  No damage. 




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Sugilite with Aegerine from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/sugilite3a.jpg] Sugilite with Aegerine from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/sugilite3b.jpg] Sugilite with Aegerine from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/sugilite3c.jpg] Sugilite with Aegerine from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/sugilite3d.jpg]



SUGILITE3 - Sugilite with Aegerine
$ 335.00 SOLD
N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm

Within the last 2 years, a small pocket of crystallized Sugilite was found at the N'Chwanning III mine. Sugilite is typically found at the Wessels mine, in solid chunks, so this was an amazing discovery. Fibrous purple crystals grow in the seams of the Aegerine matrix. The Sugilite is an electric purple (daylight) that shifts to an electric magenta under incandescent light. A fine piece, with lots of color for its size. No damage. 




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Sugilite with Aegerine from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/sugilite2a.jpg] Sugilite with Aegerine from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/sugilite2b.jpg] Sugilite with Aegerine from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/sugilite2c.jpg]



SUGILITE2 - Sugilite with Aegerine
$ 3500.00 SOLD NET
N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Republic of South Africa
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm

Within the last 2 years, a small pocket of crystallized Sugilite was found at the N'Chwanning III mine. Sugilite is typically found at the Wessels mine, in solid chunks, so this was an amazing discovery. this piece was described to me as being in the top 10 of the specimens recovered from the pocket, and from the specimens I have seen this is a spectacular example. Fibrous purple crystals grow in the seams of the Aegerine matrix. The Sugilite is an electric purple (daylight) that shifts to an electric magenta under incandescent. No damage. 




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Rhodochrosite from Hotazel mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/rhodochrosite10a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Hotazel mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/rhodochrosite10b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Hotazel mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/rhodochrosite10c.jpg]



RHODOCHROSITE10 - Rhodochrosite
$ 395.00 - ON HOLD
Hotazel mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.2 x 1 cm

The Rhodos are sharp, bright, and richly colored. No visible damage. Crystal length is up to 5mm. 




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Cinnabar on Quartz with chalcopyrite from Nikitovka Deposit, Central Donbass, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/cinnabar1a.jpg] Cinnabar on Quartz with chalcopyrite from Nikitovka Deposit, Central Donbass, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/cinnabar1b.jpg] Cinnabar on Quartz with chalcopyrite from Nikitovka Deposit, Central Donbass, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/cinnabar1c.jpg]



CINNABAR1 - Cinnabar on Quartz with chalcopyrite
$ 325.00 SOLD
Nikitovka Deposit, Central Donbass, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm

Beautiful red with a shimmering luster. It looks great from both sides (as pictured), the cinnaber crystals wrap around the edge indicating this was a floater. We see loads of cinnabar from china, usually a single crystal here and there (occasionally with crystals glued on calcite matrix as well), Ukraine cinnabar is very scarce on the market, and this is a substantially large cluster of them. No obvious damage (put it under a scope and 1 or 2 rubbed spots), It weighs 67 grams.




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Smithsonite Var. Cuprian from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/smithsonite4a.jpg] Smithsonite Var. Cuprian from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/smithsonite4b.jpg]



SMITHSONITE4 - Smithsonite Var. Cuprian
$ 1395.00 SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3 cm

These bright apple-green copper-rich crystals seem to glow from within. The largest Smithsonite crystal is a full 2 cm across. Tsumeb as most people know has been arguably the most exciting copper rich mine ever worked. The sheer variety of minerals and various crystal forms is truly amazing. Within this "seam," all the crystals are nicely intact without damage. 

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