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TU107 - Gossular on Diopside $ 1200
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Gossular on Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/tu107a.jpg] Gossular on Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/tu107b.jpg] Gossular on Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/tu107c.jpg]

Rare pink Grossular crystals on green Diopside.Grossular crystals are transparent and reach 9mm.


TZ129 - Tanzanite $ 4200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129d.jpg]

High quality single crystal, very gemmy near termination. Trichroic with good red color up the C-axis. Natural, unheated, and undamaged. Weighs 116 carats.


TS180 - Azurite $ 550
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180c.jpg]

Sharp and lustrous Azurite crystal with a rare serrated habit. The crystal is a uniform 5mm thick and a deep translucent blue when backit. I put a light behind the crystal in one photo to show the translucency. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


AF963 - Olmiite $ 900
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963a.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963b.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963c.jpg]

Superb matrix specimen with two complete clusters of translucent Olmiite. This is a specimen I bought many years ago from Clive Quiet from the original find. Perfect and undamaged, looking like a pair of gumdrops.


TS183 - Smithsonite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183c.jpg]

Fine and lustrous crystals of pink Smithsonite. Some of the crystals have a grey/black coloration right along the very edges - people say this style looks as if a blow torch was passed over them.Good color and undamaged.


TZ146 - Prehnite $ 270
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146c.jpg]

Blue Prehnite in a fantastic, flower-like formation. A complete floater with minor amounts of attached Graphite. Translucent blue with a really nice formation, way better than most from the find which were mostly irregular massess of crystals with damage along the edges.


TZ156 - Tanzanite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156c.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy single Tanzanite crystal with and unusual form, somewhat triangular in cross-section. Fine and undamaged.


AF864 - Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite $ 450
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864c.jpg]

Super bright pink crystals of Cobaltian Calcite from the big find of perhaps 10 years ago. This one stands out for a variety of reasons including the well separated crystals that revael the pyrite underneath, the 3-dimensional nature of the matrix which is much more interesting than typical flat pieces, great color, and the color contrast between the Calcite and pyrite.


TZ181 - Alabandite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.1 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181c.jpg]

Single black octahedral crystal.


TZ192 - Alabandite $ 850 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 510
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.0 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192c.jpg]

Single black crystal with cubic form.


TZ193 - Alabandite $ 900 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 540
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193d.jpg]

Single black crystal.


A963 - Elbaite $ 400
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 3 x 3.0 cm


Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a963a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a963b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a963c.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a963d.jpg]

Elegant pair of multi-colored Elbaite on blades of white Feldspar. One end of the double-terminated crystals have a yellow color and pyramidal termination, the other ends have a green color and a flatter termination.


K100 - Hematite $ 450
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm


Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100a.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100b.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100c.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100d.jpg]

Cluster of prismatic Hematite crystals. These are a rare form, hexagonal in cross-section with a flat termination from a single pocket found approximately 5-6 years ago.


TS191 - Cerussite with Mimetite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Cerussite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts191a.jpg] Cerussite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts191b.jpg] Cerussite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts191c.jpg]

Near floater specimen (a little bit of contacting present on left side only) of numerous Cerussite sixling twins and bright yellow Mimetite crystals. Main Cerussite crystal is 2cm across, but there are also about 10 others present, all around the front, back, and sides. In great condition, interesting piece.


TS194 - Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite $ 240
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2 cm


Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194a.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194b.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194c.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194d.jpg]

Fine quality Hausmanite (sharply formed with very bright, satiny luster) with an attached pale yellow Ettringite crystal on red Andradite.



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