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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.


T970 - Tanzanite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t970a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t970b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t970c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t970d.jpg]

Natural purple/blue Tanzanite crystal. Complete all around and undamaged with nice gem zones. Unheated.


C141 - Heliodor $ 500
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine
miniature - 3.3 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm


Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c141a.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c141b.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c141c.jpg]

Exquisite gem Heliodor crystal with typical etching for the locality. Excellent luster and all gem internally. This crystal has good color and visual appeal, especially for this size range. Complete and undamaged.


C142 - Jamesonite in Calcite $ 400
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 4 cm


Jamesonite in Calcite from Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/c142a.jpg] Jamesonite in Calcite from Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/c142b.jpg] Jamesonite in Calcite from Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/c142c.jpg] Jamesonite in Calcite from Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/c142d.jpg]

Complete spherical cluster of Calcite crystals colored dark grey by inclusions of Jamesonite. This is an outstanding example, complete all around with no points of contact, and undamaged. Sprinkled with small Dolomite crystals in areas and some small Quartz crystals in association.


C147 - Copper $ 300
Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147a.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147b.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147c.jpg]

Well crystallized group of Copper crystals. Undamaged floater group good on all sides. With minor amounts of associated Calcite.


C159 - Tanzanite on Prehnite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.9 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159a.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159b.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159c.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159d.jpg]

Partially etched, gemmy 3.5cm Tanzanite crystal attached to exceptionally well formed Prehnite. The Tanzanite is undamaged and there is contacting on the edge of the Prehnite cluster. This specimen is an example of the some the great Prehnite that has been coming out of Merelani recently featuring highly translucent, thick blocky crystals. There are some additional etched Tanzanite fragments on the Prehnite. 


C166 - Kermesite $ 350
Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
miniature - 4.7 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm


Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166a.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166b.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166c.jpg]

Diverging spray of Kermesite crystals with a bright metallic luster.


C164 - Axinite $ 350
Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164a.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164b.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164c.jpg]

Transparent purple blades of Axinite on matrix.


C168 - Fluorite $ 100
Diana Maria Mine, Weardale, Durham, England
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Fluorite from Diana Maria Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c168a.jpg] Fluorite from Diana Maria Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c168b.jpg] Fluorite from Diana Maria Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c168c.jpg]

Interpenetrating cubes of transparent Fluorite. The crystals are green with a blue phantom. New material. The phantom zone is transparent too, just doesn't show in photo.


C170 - Grossular $ 200
Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Grossular from Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/c170a.jpg] Grossular from Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/c170b.jpg] Grossular from Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/c170c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous Grossular crystals from recent finds in China. The crystals reach 1cm in size and have good surface striations, some being very gemmy. Nothing but Grossular crystals, good on the front side but with some contacts on the back side.


C198 - Pyromorphite $ 280
Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is nearly solid Pyromorphite with just a very small amount of limonite. Showy with top lime green color. Comes with old Steve Perry label.


C196 - Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl $ 400
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196a.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196b.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196c.jpg]

Recently mined specimen of a 4 x 1.5cm Aquamarine crystal with an attached Quartz crystal and Schorl crystals. Undamaged and very showy.


C202 - Elbaite $ 1350
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil
miniature - 5.0 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202a.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202b.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202c.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202d.jpg]

Purple and blue Tourmaline crystal out of an old collection. This is classic old Virgem da Lapa material, probably from the 1960s. Gemmy from tip to bottom with a blue base that grades up to a purple top. Undamaged and weighs 8.4 grams.


C203 - Elbaite $ 1100
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerias, Brazil
miniature - 5.0 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Elbaite from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c203a.jpg] Elbaite from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c203b.jpg] Elbaite from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c203c.jpg]

Green with pink termination Tourmaline crystal out of an old collection. These were sometimes called 'lipstick' Tourmalines. Gemmy from tip to bottom with a medium green body color and bright pink termination. Undamaged and weighs 6.8 grams.



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