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AF136 - Tanzanite $ 1800
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af136a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af136b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af136c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous gem Tanzanite crystal, complete high quality crystal. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 2.2 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm.


AF137 - Tanzanite $ 2500
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af137a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af137b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af137c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous gem Tanzanite crystal, complete high quality crystal. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 2.5 x 2 x 1.1 cm.


AF264 - Tanzanite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af264a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af264b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af264c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous gem blue/yellow Tanzanite crystal, probably more glassy and transparent in person. Complete high quality crystal. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 2.3 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm.


AF840 - Tanzanite $ 1600
Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af840a.jpg] Tanzanite from Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af840b.jpg] Tanzanite from Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af840c.jpg] Tanzanite from Karo Pit, near Block D, Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af840d.jpg]

Nearly flawless single crystal, it almost looks like a faceted gem. Thee are some growth marks on a few areas of the surface that appear to be where Graphite contacted the crystal, but they are just on the very surface. Rarely are Tanzanite crystals so gemmy. Thick, blocky crystal blue down one face and purple when viewed on the side. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal. 16.5 carats in weight, 2.1 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm.


T34 - Tanzanite $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t34a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t34b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t34c.jpg]

Fine gem Tanzanite crystal with good transparency from top to bottom. Complete all around and undamaged, 2.2 x 1 x 0.8 cm.


AF277 - Prehnite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.3 x 2.4 x 2 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af277a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af277b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af277c.jpg]

Floater cluster of lemon yellow Prehnite intergrown with a white fibrous mineral, possibly Zoisite. The cluster is complete all around and undamaged, excellent piece.


AF433 - Azurite $ 200
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433c.jpg]

Thick, blocky Azurite crystals, undamaged floater cluster, one of the best in the lot.


J13 - Jeremejevite with Tourmaline $ 500
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


Jeremejevite with Tourmaline from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j13a.jpg] Jeremejevite with Tourmaline from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j13b.jpg] Jeremejevite with Tourmaline from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j13c.jpg]

Stout, etched Jeremejevite crystal with attached acicular green Tourmaline. Great blue color with gem zones. Thicker and wider than the more pencil shaped crystals that are typical for the species. No damage.


J32 - Jeremejevite $ 300
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j32a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j32b.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy etched Jeremejevite crystal with good blue color. No damage.


J34 - Jeremejevite $ 500
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.0 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j34a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j34b.jpg]

Long and gemmy etched Jeremejevite crystal, good sized crystal!


E385 - Vesuvianite $ 450
Bellecombe, Aosta Valley, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Vesuvianite from Bellecombe, Aosta Valley, Italy [db_pics/pics/e385a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Bellecombe, Aosta Valley, Italy [db_pics/pics/e385b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Bellecombe, Aosta Valley, Italy [db_pics/pics/e385c.jpg]

Fine transparent green crystals. Main crystal is a fine 2 x 0.8 cm, but even all the smaller crystals are perfectly terminated and undamaged (except along edges). High quality old time specimen.


SA583 - Proustite $ 1200
Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583a.jpg] Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583b.jpg] Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583c.jpg]

Complete,terminated single crystal of one of most sought after of minerals in the collecting world. Bright translucent red when backlit.


AF326 - Jeremejevite $ 1800
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326b.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326c.jpg]

Large single crystal from a find in spring 2010. Large size for the species, with both good length and perhaps more significantly, exceptional thickness. The crystal is naturally etched however retains a good glassy luster and has lots of internal transparency.


AF721 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 3900
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 1 cm


Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721f.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721g.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721h.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721i.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721j.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721k.jpg]

Killer Tanzanite thumbnail that's also a great association piece too.  Fine, gemmy blue Tanzanite crystal with excellent luster and great transparency with attached large, single Prehnite crystals (analyzed) on the backside. Prehnite from Merelani is usually seen as rounded aggregates, yet on this specimen they occur as individual crystals to 7mm wide. In addition to the Prehnite, there are white crystals of an unidentified mineral also attached to the backside. A very nice Tanzanite, undamaged with TOP luster, good color and highly gemmy.


NA473 - Calcite on Conichalcite $ 150
Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473a.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473b.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473c.jpg]

Translucent Calcite crystals to 2.4cm.



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