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J715 - Diopside with Tsavorite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715a.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715b.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715c.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715d.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715e.jpg]

Cluster of Diopside crystals with attached Tsavorite. A couple small points of contact present but it's basically a floater with Diopside crystals sticking out in all directions. The Tsavorite are bright and gemmy!


J714 - Tsavorite $ 150 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J714a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J714b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J714c.jpg]

Cluster of bright green Tsavorite crystals. The specimen is composed of Tsavorites of the elongated/faden habit with a number groups all intergrown together. Crystallized all around.


J718 - Diopside with Tsavorite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718a.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718b.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718c.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718d.jpg]

Diopside crystals intergrown with elongated Tsavorite crystals. Crystallized all around. The Tsavorite are bright and gemmy and up to 7mm long.


J719 - Graphite in Tsavorite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Graphite in Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J719a.jpg] Graphite in Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J719b.jpg] Graphite in Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J719c.jpg]

Sharp single Tsavorite crystal with two very good inclusions of singel Graphite crystals.


J720 - Tsavorite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J720a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J720b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J720c.jpg]

Sharp single Tsavorite crystal with good color and attached Pyrite.


J721 - Tsavorite $ 120 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J721a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J721b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J721c.jpg]

Gemmy Tsavorite crystals with good color.


J556 - Fluorite $ 200 SOLD
Okaruso, Namibia
cabinet - 9.7 x 7.2 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite from Okaruso, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J556a.jpg] Fluorite from Okaruso, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J556b.jpg] Fluorite from Okaruso, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J556c.jpg]

Gemmy green and purple Fluorite cubes with good surface luster. Beautiful transition of color with transparent green crystals showing light purple edges. Very good condition all around other than a couple of minor chips here and there.


J517 - Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) $ 90
Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru
miniature - 4.3 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm


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Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) from Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J517a.jpg] Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) from Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J517b.jpg] Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) from Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J517c.jpg]

Calcite lined vug with clusters of dark green Clinoatacamite. The Clinoatacamite crystals on this specimen are lustrous and well formed. These are regarded as some of the world's best Clinoatacamite examples. Inspection revealed that this specimen had broken and been repaired repaired prior to my purchase.


J611 - Pyrargyrite with Pyrite $ 200
Uchuchacua Mine, Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.2 x 5.0 cm


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Pyrargyrite with Pyrite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J611a.jpg] Pyrargyrite with Pyrite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J611b.jpg] Pyrargyrite with Pyrite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J611c.jpg]

Rich Pyrargyrite specimen with numerous clusters of well-defined crystals scattered throughout the sulfide matrix. Other species in association include Pyrite, Quartz, and Calcite.


J551 - Franckeite $ 150 SOLD
San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 4.6 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm


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Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J551a.jpg] Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J551b.jpg] Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J551c.jpg]

Radiating needles of Franckeite crystals intergrown into a large, massive specimen. Franckeite is a rare sulfosalt consisting of lead, tin, iron, and antimony. An excellent example with fine radiating crystals.


J546 - Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite $ 140 SOLD
San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 3.8 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm


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Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J546a.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J546b.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J546c.jpg]

A fine example of the rare sulfosalt species, Franckeite, with radiating spear-shaped crystals and what was formerly known as Potosiite (now discredited). Potosiite is the variety of Franckeite that is tin-poor in its chemistry with crystals more tabular in shape. A rare specimen.


J589 - Vesuvianite $ 225
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.0 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


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Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589d.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589e.jpg]

A good sized matrix Vesuvianite specimen, one of the best color combination examples for this type. The matrix is purple mangan Vesuvianite covered by an outer layer of yellow/green Vesuvianite crystals. Largest single crystal in the group is just over 2cm in length. The mine is now closed.


J624 - Anatase on Albite with Quartz $ 150 SOLD
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.0 x 5.8 x 3.8 cm


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Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J624a.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J624b.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J624c.jpg]

Three Anatase crystals seen on white Albite and Quartz covered matrix. The largest single Anatase crystal is 9mm across. All three crystals are undamaged and translucent at the tips.


J484 - Prehnite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.7 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J484a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J484b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J484e.jpg]

Well crystallized Prehnite from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly translucent with a greenish yellow color with large, chunky crystals. These recent Prehnites are the best ever found at the locality.


J481 - Prehnite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.4 x 5.0 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J481a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J481b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j481d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j481e.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j481f.jpg]

Gemmy bright yellow-green Prehnite in a spherical grouping with sharp ridges of crystals. A small amount of silver-gray Graphite can be seen on one side. There is also an inclusion of blue, incomplete Tanzanite crystals. The quality of the Prehnite is superb with big crystals extending out of the main group with good luster and very translucent. Only minor contact and cleaving in a few areas.
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