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T410 - Vorobyevite $ 150
Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.0 x 1 cm


Vorobyevite from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t410a.jpg] Vorobyevite from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t410b.jpg] Vorobyevite from Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t410c.jpg]

Barrel-shaped Vorobyevite crystal, partially cat's-eye. Undamaged.


T416 - Sapphire $ 750
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t416a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t416b.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t416c.jpg]

Parcel of 15 Sapphire crystals, most showing good form with little edge wear. 13 blue crystals, one pink, and one yellow.


T417 - Sapphire $ 500
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t417a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t417b.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t417c.jpg]

Gemmy blue Sapphire crystal wtih good form and edges. Weighs 18.5 carats.


T418 - Cuprite $ 200
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418c.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t418d.jpg]

Perfect undamaged floater octahedron with bevelled edges. 0.9cm on edge, 1.2cm wide tip to tip.


T424 - Gratonite $ 240
Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/t424a.jpg] Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/t424b.jpg] Gratonite from Excelsior Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Peru [db_pics/pics/t424c.jpg]

Cluster of Gratonite crystals on matrix. This cluster is composed of particularly stout crystals. Undamaged.


T429 - Orthoclase var. Sanidine $ 400
Itrongay, Madagascar
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm


Orthoclase var. Sanidine from Itrongay, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t429a.jpg] Orthoclase var. Sanidine from Itrongay, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t429b.jpg] Orthoclase var. Sanidine from Itrongay, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t429c.jpg]

Double-terminated gem crystal of Orthoclase. These are uncommon to find with this color, luster and transparency, despite having a couple chips. A floater specimen with crystal faces on all sides. Weighs 60 carats.


T436 - Sapphire $ 180
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t436a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t436b.jpg]

Parcel of 18 blue Sapphire crystals showing varying degrees of translucency and edge wear. Largest crystal is 1.9cm.


T439 - Sapphire $ 100
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t439a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t439b.jpg]

Parcel of 10 Sapphire crystals showing varying degrees of translucency and edge wear. Largest crystal is 2.1cm.


T450 - Tourmaline $ 1000
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t450a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t450b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t450c.jpg]

Single Tourmaline with excellent color!!! This is from a pocket found in 2016. If you are looking for well saturated color that stands up to strong light, then this one is for you. Bright red/pink body color, followed by a thin zone of yellow, then a green cap. Weighs 10.4 grams. One very small nick along the termination edge, otherwise undamaged.


T472 - Afghanite $ 280
Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Afghanite from Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t472a.jpg] Afghanite from Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t472b.jpg] Afghanite from Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t472c.jpg]

Single Afghanite crystal with good edges and color on matrix with Pyrite.


T480 - Apatite $ 225
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t480a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t480b.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t480c.jpg]

Double terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and facet grade for it's entire length. Some edge wear but overall very good.


T481 - Apatite $ 225
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481b.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and facet grade for it's entire length.


T483 - Apatite $ 250
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t483a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t483b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and facet grade for it's entire length. Undamaged though backside is indented where another crystal grew.


T500 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500d.jpg]

Paticularly fine quality chrome tourmaline crystal (chromium or vandium rich Dravite) with top color and good transparency. one tiny (1mm or less) chip on one edge, otherwise undamaged.


T503 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 180
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 2 cm


Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503c.jpg]

Two Tourmaline crystals on a Quartz crystal. This is one I've had for about 40 years, purchased from Frasiers rock shop in Berkeley back in the 70s.



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