Catagory :  GALLERY 5
Locality: Raywoo Mine, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.5  x 4 x 3.5 cm
A double terminated Epidote crystal. Most of the crystal faces are very lustrous,
while several have some sparkly micro titanite crystals that impart the
speckly yellow green you see in places.  This is crystalized all around and has a
bright luster that is much better than the average from this find.
Locality: Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Shoshone Co., Idaho
Size:  5.8 x 4 x 4 cm
A less common form from the Bunker Hill mine, orange shaded, elongated
pyromorphite crystals.  Some of the longest crystals on the top cluster
are 3/4 inch long.  Got this direct from the mine operator selling out of a
motel room in the Desrt Inn, Tucson in 1985.  
Very clean and free of damage.
Locality: Shigar Valley, Gilgit Div., Pakistan
Size:  4.7 x 4 x 3.8 cm
A 4.7 cm Topaz with a collar of snow white cleavelandite around it !
Lots of WOW factor in this miniature.
The tip poking thru the cleavelandite is gem clear with a flat termination and beveled
sides.The specimen sits naturally at a 45 degree angle on the cleavelandite.
Killer miniature.  Ex. Dudley Blawet, circa 1991
Locality:Doko, Basha Valley, Skardu Dist., Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size:  6 x 5 x 4.5 cm
A complete colorless Topaz crystal nested on crystalized Albite.
Almost a complete floater except for one contact area on the backside as
shown in the lower middle photo.
This is a most unusual and aesthetic Topaz.
Locality: Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huanuco, Peru
Size:  7.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm
Cluster of thick golden Barite crystals to about 2 cm on edge.
Very clean and damage free. Better than pics!
Locality: Virginia Crushed Stone Quarry, Loudoun Co., Virginia
Size:  7.5 x 5.5 x 2 cm
This was collected around 1995 by a local collector at a "closed" quarry and
is from a very limited find that represents some of the best Datolite found
in the traprocks in many years. This is a pretty large specimen from the find
as many of the specimens recovered were TN's and small miniatures.
TOPAZ with Cleavelandite
Locality: Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Northern Area, Pakistan
Size:  7.5 x 3.7 x 1.4 cm
A top shelf floater Epidote, crystalized all around and in pristine condition.  
It is gemmy and transparent with glassy luster and great aesthetics.
Found in 1996.
Ex Dudley Blawet, Ex Ertel collection
Locality: Scrubi, Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Size:  4.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm
Very sharp and aesthetic garnet specimen collected in 1991. Superb quality.
Ex Ertel collection
Locality: Itauz Mine, Dzerzhazgan, Kazakhstan
Size:  4 cm
An exceptional crystal of Copper from the Itauz mine.  
The crystal is 4 cm long, a floater, with a long twinned crystal ending in a
neat little twistie group.
Very Choice.
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Locality: Riemvasmaak, Kakamas Dist., Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 7 x 3.3 x 3.5 cm
Green octohedral Fluorite on fluorite, the main crystal is about 3 cm on edge.  
No damage, almost neon green color.
Locality: Mamuju Dist., Sulawesi Island, Indonesia
Size: 6 x 4 x 2 cm
A purple "Grape" Chalcedony from the recent finds on this Indonesian island.
Very clean with great color.
Locality: Nickelville, Ambatondrazaka, Tamatave, Madagascar
Size:  5.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm
This is a large, terminated  5 cm tall x 3 cm thick Schorl crystal with about
four other crystals all attached and intergrown at the top of the largest crystal.
Quite a neat group.
Locality: Viloco, La Paz, Bolivia
Size:  5.5 x 4 x 3 cm
An old 1980's vintage Cassiterite with pristine crystals to about 1.7 cm.
Ex Rich Kosner and Greg Crenko collections.