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T170 - Tourmaline $ 590
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170c.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a green over deep red coloration. Undamaged. Weighs 9.8 grams.


T171 - Tourmaline $ 180
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t171a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t171b.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to clear then to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate.Undamaged. Weighs 2 grams.


T176 - Tourmaline $ 240
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 3.0 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t176a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t176b.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate.Undamaged. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T178 - Tourmaline $ 690
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178d.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate. Minor chipping on edges, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 9.7 grams.


T182 - Tourmaline $ 200
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182d.jpg]

Gemmy pink and green double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T202 - Sphene $ 200
San Quentin, Baja, Mexico
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Sphene from San Quentin, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t202a.jpg] Sphene from San Quentin, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t202b.jpg]

Old specimen of Sphene (Titanite) from the coastal Pacific town of San Quentin in northern Baja California. A floater single crystal that is gemmy and has great green color. Hard to find crystal, first one I've ever owned.


T249 - Sapphire $ 320
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t249a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t249b.jpg]

Double-terminated blue Sapphire crystal. Glassy luster with sharp edges (not water worn) and areas of transparency.


T250 - Sapphire $ 220
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t250a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t250b.jpg]

Twin blue Sapphire crystals. Translucent to transparent.


T256 - Rhodochrosite $ 450
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 3.1 x 3 x 2 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t256a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t256b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t256c.jpg]

Thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Main crystal is 3cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas.


T257 - Rhodochrosite $ 250
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t257a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t257b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t257c.jpg]

Thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Main crystal is 2.5cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas.


T259 - Rhodochrosite $ 240
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t259a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t259b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t259c.jpg]

Single rhomb of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here. Undamaged with some etched areas.


T258 - Rhodochrosite $ 150
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t258a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t258b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t258c.jpg]

Single elongated rhomb of red Rhodochrosite. This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here. Undamaged with some etched areas.


T264 - Malachite with Shattuckite $ 200
Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Malachite with Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t264a.jpg] Malachite with Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t264b.jpg] Malachite with Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t264c.jpg]

Spherical groups of blue Shattuckite with bright green primary Malachite crystals. The Shattuckite spheres have flat sides where they grew against pocket walls. Great color!


T276 - Diopside $ 800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276c.jpg]

Rich chrome green Diopside crystal from the famous December 2007 find that produced Diopsides with a vivid, rich green color, far and away better than average Merelani Diopside. This is a fine single crystal complete all around with good luster. Undamaged.


T283 - Graphite in Tremolite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm


Graphite in Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t283a.jpg] Graphite in Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t283b.jpg]

Single chrome Tremolite crystal with included Graphite crystals.



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