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T240 - Barite $ 400
El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240a.jpg] Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240b.jpg] Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240c.jpg]

Gem quality golden brown crystal complete all around. In excellent condition for this locality, with only some minor edge chipping. Fully transparent internally, so much so you see right through it and some of what looks like inclusions in the photos are really just shadows from some irregular surface areas on the lower backside of the crystal.


T255 - Rhodochrosite $ 300
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255c.jpg]

Cluster of thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite. This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Crystals reach 2.5cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas, mostly on the backside.


T277 - Diopside $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277c.jpg]

Rich chrome green Diopside crystal from the famous December 2007 find that produced Diopsides with a vivid, rich green color, far and away better than average Merelani Diopside. This is a fine single crystal complete all around with good luster. Undamaged with slight intergrowths of Graphite on one side.


T279 - Tanzanite $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t279a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t279b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t279c.jpg]

Unusual deep blue Tanzanite crystal with a bubbly green/brown mineral attached the sides and back. On the backside, underneath this mineral, are Prehnite crystals. Complete and undamaged.


T300 - Sugilite $ 350
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.3 x 2.2 x 1.0 cm


Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t300a.jpg] Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t300b.jpg]

Bright, chatoyant fibrous Sugilite occurring as tightly packed crystals on matrix. Good on both sides. From a rare and limited find in 2014.


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.


T308 - Tourmaline $ 800
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.2 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t308a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t308b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t308c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t308d.jpg]

Single blue-cap Tourmaline with a thick blue zone over a strong pink body color. Complete all around and undamaged except for one chip one the termination edge. Weighs 12 grams.


T354 - Wulfenite $ 200
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t354a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t354b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t354c.jpg]

Thick butterscotch colored crystals to 1.2cm in size. Old material. Irregular growth on one corner of main crystal is not damage.


T368 - Heliodor $ 350
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.3 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Heliodor from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t368a.jpg] Heliodor from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t368b.jpg]

Gem quality Heliodor crystal, terminated and undamaged except for one tiny chip on one side of the termination, which is hard to notice among the irregular etched surfaces. Lightly etched with lateral etch marks on some edges.


T378 - Apatite with Fluorite $ 450
Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal
miniature - 4.9 x 3 x 3 cm


Apatite with Fluorite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t378a.jpg] Apatite with Fluorite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t378b.jpg] Apatite with Fluorite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t378c.jpg]

Glassy green Apatite crystals. The addition of purple Fluorite makes this a really colorful piece. Slight chipping on one edge, otherwise undamaged.


T374 - Azurite $ 350
Bisbee, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374c.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374d.jpg]

Four sharp, well defined crystals of Azurite on a Limonite matrix. The crystals reach 1cm in size and are undamaged. Comes with an Arizon-Sonora Desert Museum label.


T384 - Apatite with Muscovite $ 450
Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 3.2 x 2 cm


Apatite with Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t384a.jpg] Apatite with Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t384b.jpg] Apatite with Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t384c.jpg]

Showy cluster of glassy green Apatite crystals. Bright and lively crystals. Undamaged. The camera does not pick up the green well and the brightness is not well conveyed in photos, thus this is way better in person than the photos may indicate.


T420 - Dioptase $ 240
Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Dioptase from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t420a.jpg] Dioptase from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t420b.jpg]

Dioptase crystal cluster with main crystal 1.6 x 0.8 cm in size.


T451 - Tourmaline $ 690
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t451a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t451b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t451c.jpg]

Single Tourmaline with excellent color!!! This is from a pocket found in 2016. If you are looking for well saturated color that stands up to strong light, then this one is for you. Bright red/pink body color, followed by a thin zone of yellow, then a green cap. There is a terminated sidecar crystal attached, plus the bottom is etchy and terminated is parts. There is also slight chatoyancy in areas and overall a really great crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 6.6 grams.


T454 - Tourmaline $ 780
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.5 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t454a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t454b.jpg]

Single Tourmaline with excellent color!!! This is from a pocket found in 2016. If you are looking for well saturated color that stands up to strong light, then this one is for you. Bright red/pink body color, followed by a thin zone of yellow, then a green cap. Complete and undamaged with a tiny Tourmaline growing in the edge of the termination. Weighs 7.8 grams.



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