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T107 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1100
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107d.jpg]

Uncommon intergrown cluster of 4 Chrome Tourmaline crystals, which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and the entire crystal is flawless to highly gemmy. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 7.9 grams.


T168 - Tourmaline $ 3000 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 1800
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.4 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168d.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168e.jpg]

Complete and terminated Tourmaline with a deep cranberry red coloration - great color that is highly saturated and stands up to the brightest lights. Shallow chipping on lower portion of one narrow edge, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 50 grams.


T179 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179c.jpg]

Classic large sized, complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a blue/green over red coloration. Slight chipping along termination edge, otherwise undamaged. Termination has a mirror bright luster, and but for the visible growth features you would swear it was polished. Weighs 21.7 grams.


T225 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 1500
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4.5 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t225a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t225b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t225c.jpg]

Old Mashamba West specimen with the large sized Cobaltian Calcite crystals, formerly from Gilbert Gauthier stock. There is one damaged crystal on the bottom edge, otherwise all are perfect. There are small black inclusions in the crystals, each having one or two. Old, hard to find specimen.


T232 - Lazulite, Siderite, Apatite $ 3000
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
large cabinet - 20.5 x 13 x 3 cm


Lazulite, Siderite, Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t232a.jpg] Lazulite, Siderite, Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t232b.jpg] Lazulite, Siderite, Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t232c.jpg] Lazulite, Siderite, Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t232d.jpg]

Large flat piece of ironstone with front face loaded with crystals. Blue Lazulite, tan Siderite, and white Apatite. Many pieces only have the Lazulite and Siderite which can leave them darker in appearance. The numerous white Apatites lighten up this specimen, along with the well dispersed, isolated Lazulites. This is easily the best of a large lot of these I obtained over 15 years ago and I'm posting it now for the first time ever.


T231 - Pyrite $ 2500
Huanzala Mine, Peru
cabinet - 14.5 x 13 x 9 cm


Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/t231a.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/t231b.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/t231c.jpg]

Cluster of Pyrite crystals with a main crystal 5.5cm wide. This was the best piece out of a small lot of these unusually shaped crystals that Scott Werschky brought into the country about 10-15 years ago. No matrix, nothing but solid Pyrite crystals.


T230 - Benitoite $ 1400 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 840
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
large cabinet - 16 x 15 x 7.0 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230d.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230e.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230f.jpg]

Benitoite specimen with large front dispay face with approximately 50 Benitoite crystals, largest reaching 1.3 cm in size. Also present are numerous Neptunite and Djurleite crystals. There is alot of Benitoite here, with 10 crystals of 1cm or larger! This could be trimmed up into a number of great specimens.


T241 - Indicolite $ 2500
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241a.jpg] Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241b.jpg] Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241c.jpg]

Long single gem 'pencil' with a good termination at one end. Fully transparent for the entire crystal - gem facet rough quality. Undamaged.


T246 - Tantalite on Morganite $ 1800
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.7 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm


Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246a.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246b.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246c.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246d.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246e.jpg]

Single undamaged Morganite crystal with good pink color. A 9mm Tantalite crystal is attached to one side. Good glassy luster.


T248 - Tourmaline $ 3200
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.8 x 2.3 x 2 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248c.jpg]

Exquisite cluster of brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with flat, glassy terminations. There is one small incomplete crystal at the base, otherwise all the crystals are perfect and undamaged. Weighs 29.8 grams.


T254 - Rhodochrosite $ 1200
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254d.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254e.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254f.jpg]

Thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from an August 8, 2015 find that produced a small number of crystals tht are unusually thick for Mont St. Hilaire. We are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Main crystal is 4cm wide. Undamaged (stepped growth on some corners) with some etched areas, mostly on the backside. Floater specimen with no points of attachment.


T296 - Tsavorite $ 1600 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 960
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296d.jpg]

Single Tsavorite crystal with intergrowths of Graphite. Complete all around though portions of the top and bottom are irregular where it grew with the Graphite. Great color and sharpness of form.


T298 - Tourmaline $ 1250
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.6 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298c.jpg]

Brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with a flat, glassy termination. In addition to the strong red and green colors, there is a small yellow zone between the red and green. One very tiny nick on the termination edge, otherwise perfect and undamaged. Weighs 12.6 grams.


T335 - Rhodochrosite $ 1800
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t335a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t335b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t335c.jpg]

Juicy, good sized deep red single Rhodo crystal. Complete all around though with an indentation from an adjacent crystal on one side. Small cleave at the termination. There is also an old collection number afixed to the base.


T342 - Cumengite on Selenite $ 1200
Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342a.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342b.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342c.jpg]

Rare crystals of Cumengite on a translucent Selenite matrix with green Paratacamite. The main crystal is 7mm wide but there are many more small crystals present. This specimen was in the personal collection of the mine manager who collected it in 1971 and just released it for sale. It is very rare to find a matrix Cumengite specimen!



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