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T846 - Tanzanite $ 3000
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t846a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t846b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t846c.jpg]

Stunning bi-color Tanzanite crystal of yellow over vivid purple/blue. This crystal has superb luster and unusually uniform shape, retaining an even 7mm thickness all the way from the base to the termination. There are two chips, including one on the back termination, but the sheer pizzaz and dramatic coloration greatly overcomes it, it's that pretty and unique. Weighs 13 grams.


T870 - Azurite $ 3500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870e.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870f.jpg]

Cluster of large, partially etched Azurite crystals from Tsumeb. Fully crystallized all around, even part of the bottom is recrystallized! There is a small indentation showing Malachite on the lower front face (possibly damage, possibly natural), and the lower backside of the back crystal has some indentations/contact from another former Azurite crystal. Otherwise good all around. These good large Tsumeb Azurites are very hard to come by now.


T887 - Tanzanite $ 2000 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t887a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t887b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t887c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t887d.jpg]

Double-terminated natural Tanzanite crystal with good luster and gem zones. Unheated and undamaged. Double terminated Tanzanite crystals are uncommon.


T940 - Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940a.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940b.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940c.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940d.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940e.jpg]

Unique specimen of a heart-shaped Sphene with attached Tsavorite and Pyrite. Complete all around and undamaged. Incredible, unusual thumbnail.


T943 - Azurite with Malachite $ 4500
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t943a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t943b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t943c.jpg]

Outstanding cluster of Azurite crystals from the Watercourse Pocket. An undamaged floater with the superb blue color these are known for. Backside has the typical small stringers of Malachite attached. Nothing but crystals all around.


C148 - Andradite var. Demantoid $ 1200
Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy
cabinet - 12.5 x 7 x 1.8 cm


Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148a.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148b.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148c.jpg]

Thin matrix covered with bright green garnet crystals. The garnets are over 1cm in size and many are transparent. This is a great example out of an old collection with good coverage of crystals on a thin flat matrix. Most crystals are good though some damaged crystals keep the price much lower than it otherwise would be.


C153 - Scheelite $ 1000
Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153a.jpg] Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153b.jpg] Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153c.jpg]

Rare specimen of Italian Scheelite on matrix. An old specimen from a classic locality not commonly seen for sale. The crystal measures 2cm and is a good yellow with gemmy zones. There are at least 3 other small Scheelite present on the Pyrite rich matrix.


C172 - Feldspar var. Moonstone $ 1500
Namalulu, Tanzania
large cabinet - 21 x 19 x 7 cm


Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172a.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172b.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172c.jpg]

New find of crystallized moonstone from Tanzania. Individual crystals to 2cm that display a satiny blue color when turned under lighting. This 'Schiller effect' of color is seen at different angles on the different crystals and was therefore not possible to catch in still photos and these are therefore more colorful and attractive in person. Moonstone crystals are rare! Large, relatively flat crystal covered specimen. Biggest of lot with good blue on crystals.


C188 - Fluorie with Barite $ 1800
Berbes, Asturias, Spain
cabinet - 15 x 12 x 9 cm


Fluorie with Barite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/c188a.jpg] Fluorie with Barite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/c188b.jpg] Fluorie with Barite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/c188c.jpg] Fluorie with Barite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/c188d.jpg]

Color zoned purple Fluorite with blades of white Barite. Beautiful translucent cubes of Fluorite to 4.3cm in size on the diagonal. Damaged crystal are present along the edges where the specimen broke away, but the large central crystals are perfect.


C200 - Azurite $ 2000
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4 x 4.5 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200e.jpg]

Large group of chunky Azurite crystals. Main crystal is 3.8cm wide across the termination. Translucent along the edges when held to a light. There are small Cerussite crystals present. Undamaged except where it broke away from the host rock on the right side. Comes with an old label from noted Tsumeb collector Carl Acosta and old price of $3,800.


C205 - Legrandite $ 2200
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205c.jpg]

Floater, double-terminated Legrandite crystal from the recent (2017) find. Thick and translucent with great color. There were not many single crystals found (I only saw one other). .


C231 - Diamond $ 2500
Sierra Leone
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/c231a.jpg] Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/c231b.jpg] Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/c231c.jpg] Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/c231d.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal. Great luster with trigonal hillocks and indentations. All tips are present, with two showing stepped growth, possibly due to twinning. Translucent with gem zones. Stunning and rare gem crystal. Weighs 7.55 carats.


C235 - Diamond $ 1900
Congo
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235a.jpg] Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235b.jpg] Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235c.jpg]

Complete Diamond crystal in the form of a distorted cube. The surface has a dimpled appearance, but it appears clear inside. Weighs 3.25 carats.


C234 - Diamond $ 1600
Argyle Mine, Western Australia, Australia
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Diamond from Argyle Mine, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/c234b.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/c234c.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/c234d.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/c234e.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal. Great luster with a pink/purple/brown coloration. Weighs 1.75 carats.


C233 - Diamond $ 1000
Angola
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Diamond from Angola [db_pics/pics/c233a.jpg] Diamond from Angola [db_pics/pics/c233c.jpg] Diamond from Angola [db_pics/pics/c233d.jpg] Diamond from Angola [db_pics/pics/c233e.jpg]

Octahedral Diamond crystal with a smaller attached crystal. Great luster and transparency. An octahedron but bottom tip is truncated and slightly indented forming a relatively flat bottom surface. Weighs 2.0 carats.



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