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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.


T456 - Apatite on Feldspar $ 150
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Feldspar from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t456a.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t456b.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t456c.jpg]

Undamaged floater specimen of Feldspar crystal with an attached 1.5cm purple Apatite crystal with Lepidolite.


T463 - Apatite on Quartz $ 140
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t463a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t463b.jpg]

Rehealed Quartz crystal shard with an attached 1.3cm Apatite crystal. The Apatite is color zoned with a central blue stripe.


T477 - Apatite on Quartz $ 380
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477c.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477d.jpg]

Quartz crystal with attached Apatite crystals. Main Apatite is 1.9cm and transparent, sticky straight out off the side of the Quartz.


T478 - Elbaite over Liddicoatite $ 480
Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3 cm


Elbaite over Liddicoatite from Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t478a.jpg] Elbaite over Liddicoatite from Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t478b.jpg] Elbaite over Liddicoatite from Luc Yen District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t478c.jpg]

Green Elbaite over a red Liddicoatite core. This is the largest crystal from a small lot from this find I obtained several years ago, and I've not seen many, if any, since. Weighs 84 grams.


T479 - Siegenite $ 180
Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 2 x 2 cm


Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t479a.jpg] Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t479b.jpg] Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t479c.jpg]

Approximately 20 crystals of rare Siegenite on matrix. Siegenite is a rare cobalt, nickel sulfide. The Siegenite crystals are partially coated by a fine layer of Pyrite crystals.


T492 - Tanzanite $ 6500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492c.jpg]

Gem quality Tanzanite crystal with attached Graphite, Calcite, and Diopside. One micro nick on one edge, otherwise perfect and undamaged. Natural, unheated crystal with particularly good aesthetics.


T512 - Kunzite $ 150
Kunar Province, Afghansitan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghansitan [db_pics/pics/t512a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghansitan [db_pics/pics/t512b.jpg]

Light green Kunzite crystal with unusually good, flat termination faces. Slight etching in areas. Undamaged.


T515 - Apatite $ 150
Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
miniature - 3.6 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t515a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t515b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t515c.jpg]

Group of glassy Apatite crystals on a mica covered matrix. The apatite crystals have a blue/grey color and are undamaged except for one small edge chip.


T542 - Dioptase with Cerussite $ 320
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.0 cm


Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542a.jpg] Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542b.jpg] Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542c.jpg]

Undamaged 1.2cm Cerussite crystal on matrix with Dioptase crystals. There is also a light powder blue mineral in areas on the matrix.


T546 - Cerussite $ 180
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t546a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t546b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t546c.jpg]

Glassy single crystal of Cerussite. A floater with no points of attachment, crystalized all around. Minor chipping on edges (note the indented area on upper left side near termination is natural and crystallized, not damage).


T551 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 3500
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t551d.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration and gemmy!! This is one the best I've seen of this all green style from the 'Commander Mine' find in 2016. There is unfortunately part of the crystal missing from the lower back side as seen in the third photo. Regardless, it is a spectacular crystal that would command twice as much or more if perfect, the color and clarity is just that good, and it can be displayed without showing the missing area. Last photo is backlit. Weighs 17.2 grams.


T586 - Aquamarine $ 150
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t586a.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t586b.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t586c.jpg]

Aquamarine cluster on a matrix of Feldspar. Complete all around and undamaged except for some light edge chipping.


T602 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 350
American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602c.jpg]

Rhodochrosite crystals on clear Fluorite.The Fluorite has great luster and has small step faces modifying the main octahedral form. This is a floater specimen crystallized all around. Super pretty and undamaged.


T605 - Tourmaline $ 2000
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.5 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm


Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t605a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t605b.jpg]

Single glassy Tourmaline crystal with top top color!! The core is a well saturated raspberry color, followed by a more transparent greenish color, and finally capped by a thin bright blue zone (what color!!!). The termination face has mirror luster. Weighs 18.6 grams.



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