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T187 - Tourmaline $ 400
Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187a.jpg] Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187b.jpg] Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187c.jpg]

Unusual 'black' Tourmaline crystal. This came in a lot from a collection and was labeled as 'Black Tourmaline". It is clearly an Elbaite and not Schorl and has a dark grey color with hints of purple blue and green. Gemmy and transparent from top to bottom. I've never seen a similar crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 8.5 grams.


T208 - Apatite on Clinozoisite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 270
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Apatite on Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t208a.jpg] Apatite on Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t208b.jpg] Apatite on Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t208c.jpg]

Stacked tabular Apatite crystals grown around Clinozoisite crystals. Transparent, complete all around with glassy luster.


T212 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 225
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t212a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t212b.jpg]

Elongated pink cobaltian Calcite crystals on matrix. Undamaged.


T222 - Cerussite $ 390
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t222a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t222b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t222c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink, with especially bright yellow in the central area of this one. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. Undamaged.


T218 - Prehnite $ 450
O & G No. 1 Quarry, Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.7 x 3 cm


Prehnite from O & G No. 1 Quarry, Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/t218a.jpg] Prehnite from O & G No. 1 Quarry, Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/t218b.jpg] Prehnite from O & G No. 1 Quarry, Orenaug Hills, Woodbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/t218c.jpg]

Prehnite spheres on basalt. The Prehnite spheres glisten like pearls and have an inner white zone with an outer layer of the less common translucent blue/grey color. From the Charlie Key Prehnite collection. There are some incomplete spheres along the edges where it broke away, but no damage to the main Prehnites.


T223 - Cerussite $ 420
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.6 x 1.4 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. Undamaged.


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.



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