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T887 - Tanzanite $ 2000
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.


T888 - Tanzanite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t888a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t888b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t888c.jpg]

Double-terminated cluster of Tanzanite crystals with good luster and color. This crystal has likely been heated. Double terminated Tanzanite crystals are uncommon. Weighs 99 carats.


T899 - Dravite $ 750
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 4 x 4 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t899a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t899b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t899c.jpg]

Stout single Dravite crystal with an excellent termination. The crystal is dark and grades up to a clear zone followed by a bright blue cap. Undamaged. Hand picked from hundreds for quality.


T900 - Cylindrite $ 125
Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t900a.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t900b.jpg]

Exceptionally rich Cylindrite specimen composed almost entirely of spray formations of Cylindrite crystals. The only macro sized crystals of this cylindrical crystal habit in the mineral world.


T916 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 225
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4.1 x 2 x 1.6 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t916a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t916b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete all around. There is a chip along one termination edge, otherwise undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the larger more colorful crystals in the lot.


T923 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 280
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 2 x 2 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t923a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t923b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T917 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 220
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t917a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t917b.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t917c.jpg]

Parallel growth, double terminated Quartz scepters from a 2017 find. The scepter heads have both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged though with slight etching or interferred growth in a few areas. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T924 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 200
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t924a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t924b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T925 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 140
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t925a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t925b.jpg]

Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged except for a couple tiny chips. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T928 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 220
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t928a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t928b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T929 - Quartz with Hematite $ 180
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Quartz with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t929a.jpg] Quartz with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t929b.jpg] Quartz with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t929c.jpg]

Cluster of phantomed Quartz crystals from a 2017 find. The tips are clear to light smokey and the stalks are pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged and the bottom is completely rehealed/recrystallized. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T939 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939c.jpg]

Formation of multiple elongated Tsavorite crystal groups with small attached Diopside crystals. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. Floater specimen, undamaged with no points of contact. An amazing specimen!!!


T937 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t937a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t937b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t937c.jpg]

Elongated Tsavorite crystal group with attached Pyrite crystals. Towering stack of crystals with a distinct faden line. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. Complete and undamaged floater crystallized all around. An amazing specimen!!!


T942 - Hematite in Quartz $ 150
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Hematite in Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t942a.jpg] Hematite in Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t942b.jpg]

Quartz scepter with the scepter head colored orange by Hematite inclusions.


T961 - Datolite $ 160
Route 84, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Datolite from Route 84, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/t961a.jpg] Datolite from Route 84, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/t961b.jpg] Datolite from Route 84, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/t961c.jpg]

Well formed single Datolite crystal out of an old collection. Label indicates a date of 1966. Undamaged with gem zones.



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