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T607 - Dioptase in Quartz $ 1500
Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 4.7 x 3.0 x 3 cm


Dioptase in Quartz from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t607a.jpg] Dioptase in Quartz from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t607b.jpg] Dioptase in Quartz from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t607c.jpg] Dioptase in Quartz from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t607d.jpg]

Rare specimen of Dioptase crystals included in Quartz. These are not often seen and it's the only one I've ever owned. There were a handful of specimens from the Congo with slightly bigger Quartz crystals and included Dioptase crystals that sold in the $25K-$35K range. In this specimen, the Dioptase crystals settled on an earlier generation of yellow colored Quartz (which I understand is caused by Sulfur).


T608 - Tourmaline $ 600
Chia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.7 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Chia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t608a.jpg] Tourmaline from Chia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t608b.jpg] Tourmaline from Chia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t608c.jpg]

Multi-colored Tourmaline crystal with shades of red and green. It has the appearance of a larger crystal that has grown atop, and at a slightly different angle, to a smaller crystal, or it may be that the bottom of the larger crystal partially etched away and later recrystalized. In any case, it's a beautiful piece that is mostly double-terminated, and complete all around.


T622 - Oil in Quartz $ 350
Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.1 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622a.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622b.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz crystals in a cluster with inclusions of black carbon and yellow oil. These have been found for a few years now, but usually as single crystals in the 0.5 to 1.5cm size range. This specimen is unusual in that it has large individual crystals (to 2.8cm) and is in a cluster. The largest crystal is contacted on the backside, otherwise undamaged.


T621 - Oil in Quartz $ 400
Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm


Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t621a.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t621b.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t621c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz crystals in a cluster with inclusions of black carbon and yellow oil. These have been found for a few years now, but usually as single crystals in the 0.5 to 1.5cm size range. This specimen is unusual in that it has large individual crystals (to 2.6cm) and is in a floater cluster with no points of attachment, and it's undamaged.


T619 - Tsavorite with Calcite on Graphite $ 2500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 2.3 x 2 cm


Tsavorite with Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t619a.jpg] Tsavorite with Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t619b.jpg] Tsavorite with Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t619c.jpg]

An uncommon matrix Tsavorite specimen with large gemmy crystals associated with Calcite on Graphite. The two largest crystals are each about 1.7cm wide. The crystals are very gemmy, good sized, and on matrix. The white Calcite crystals provide nice color contrast too. There is significant gem value to the crystals, possibly more valuble than my asking price. The central crystal has a facet grade gem area that is 13 x 10 x 7mm. Large gem quality Tsavorites are hard to find, especially on matrix.


T634 - Copper $ 270
Champion Mine, Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm


Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634a.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634b.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634c.jpg]

Branching groups of Copper crystals with a good patina. At first glance this appears like it could be a common hackly mass of Copper, however examination quickly reveals the sharply formed crystals.


T636 - Zircon with Quartz $ 440
Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636a.jpg] Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636b.jpg] Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636c.jpg]

Striking specimen of criss-crossing Zircon crystals at the base of a transparent smokey Quartz. Superb, undamaged.


T658 - Chalcocite $ 420
Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 3.6 x 2 cm


Chalcocite from Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t658a.jpg] Chalcocite from Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t658b.jpg] Chalcocite from Kipushi Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t658c.jpg]

Large, complete single crystal. Well crystallized on both sides and shows good iridescence. This is old material from the collection of longtime African dealer Rob Smith. If you search Mindat photos for the locality, all you will find are millimeter sized crystals.


T665 - Andradite after Gaudefroyite $ 300
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Andradite after Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t665a.jpg] Andradite after Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t665b.jpg] Andradite after Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t665c.jpg]

Sharply formed psuedomorph of Andradite that has replaced a single, rather large Gaudyfroyite crystal. The crystals is a uniform dark red in color with some residual slivers of Gaudefroyite on the surface. From the collection of Rob Smith.


T666 - Norrishite with Sugilite $ 150
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
miniature - 3.3 x 2 x 1 cm


Norrishite with Sugilite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t666a.jpg] Norrishite with Sugilite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t666b.jpg]

Microcrystals of Norrishite with purple Sugilite.


T678 - Amethyst $ 80
Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 4.4 x 2 x 2 cm


Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t678a.jpg] Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t678b.jpg] Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t678c.jpg]

Transparent light purple Amethyst crystals with main crystal a lovely scepter.


T682 - Azurite with Malachite $ 450
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t682a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t682b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t682c.jpg]

Bright 'electric' blue Azurite crystals from the watercourse pocket, with the characteristic spiderwebs of Malachite on the backside.


T722 - Tourmaline $ 300
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 4.5 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t722a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t722b.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged except for one small chip on a lower side. Weighs 20.5 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T720 - Tourmaline $ 200
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 4.2 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t720a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t720b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t720c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged though two sides have ares that intergrew with other Tourmaline crystals. Weighs 15.3 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T719 - Tourmaline $ 220
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 3.6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t719a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t719b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t719c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged and highly gemmy in the upper and lower thirds. Weighs 13.9 grams. This was recently released from a collection.



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