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T283 - Graphite in Tremolite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
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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.


T294 - Apatite $ 200
Mahenge, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Apatite from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t294a.jpg] Apatite from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t294b.jpg]

Mining for Spinels in Mahenge in 2016 has turned up a handful of these unusually colored single Apatite crystals. I bought every one I could, which was only 4. The color is blue with a hint of green and it's very gemmy. Undamaged with one small contact or irregular growth on one back edge.


T296 - Tsavorite $ 1800 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 1080
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296d.jpg]

Single Tsavorite crystal with intergrowths of Graphite. Complete all around though portions of the top and bottom are irregular where it grew with the Graphite. Great color and sharpness of form.


T299 - Tourmaline $ 460
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t299a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t299b.jpg]

Brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with a flat, glassy termination. In addition to the strong red and green colors, there is a small yellow zone between the red and green. Perfect and undamaged. Weighs 4.6 grams.


T309 - Tourmaline $ 800
Paprok, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t309a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t309b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t309c.jpg]

Single blue-cap Tourmaline with blue over a strong pink body color. Complete all around and undamaged except for a few slight chips. Weighs 16.7 grams.


T310 - Tourmaline $ 650
Paprok, Afghanistan
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Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t310a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t310b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t310c.jpg]

Single blue-cap Tourmaline with blue over a strong pink body color. Complete all around and undamaged. Weighs 16.9 grams.


T312 - Tourmaline $ 500
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t312a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t312b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t312c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t312d.jpg]

Transparent pink Tourmaline crystal that intensifies to a cranberry color at the termination. This is an unusual crystal for the Himalaya Mine, somewhat square in cross-section with a steep multi-faceted termination. Undamaged.


T315 - Wulfenite $ 290
M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm


Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315a.jpg] Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315b.jpg] Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315c.jpg]

Single translucent yellow crystal on matrix. Undamaged though back edge is contacted where it grew against the pocket wall.


T323 - Tourmaline $ 200
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t323a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t323b.jpg]

Single 'lipstick' Tourmaline crystal, complete all around and perfectly terminated.


T321 - Diopside on Graphite $ 290
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321c.jpg]

Fine and undamaged single Diopside on Graphite. Great color and uniform shape. Hard to find this good.


T320 - Aquamarine $ 150
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


Aquamarine from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t320a.jpg] Aquamarine from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t320b.jpg] Aquamarine from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t320c.jpg]

Transparent, tabular Aqua on Albite and Muscovite containing a fluid-filled cavity with a moving bubble. Undamaged.


T328 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 650
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t328a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t328b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t328c.jpg]

Single chromium and vanadium rich Dravite crystal with exceptional color. Many of these are very dark, this one really explodes with saturated deep green color, way beter than most. Undamaged.


T329 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t329a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t329b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t329c.jpg]

Single chromium and vanadium rich Dravite crystal with an unusually elongated form for the locality. The body is dark green with vivid, emerald green color at the terminations. Undamaged.


T332 - Spinel $ 90
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/t332a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/t332b.jpg]

Thick spinel-twinned Spinel crystal. Translucent with a purple/red coloration.


T341 - Diopside on Graphite $ 240
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t341a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t341b.jpg]

Cluster of Diopside on Graphite. Great color.



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