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T897 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777)
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t897a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t897b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t897c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and mostley gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T906 - Bastnasite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906a.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906b.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906c.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906d.jpg]

Well formed, complete single translucent yellow/brown Basnasite crystal. There is a small notch on the bottom where it was attached to another crystal. Undamaged and good on both sides.


T902 - Whiteite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 233) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 108 (=~ AUS$ 140)
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902a.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902b.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902c.jpg]

Large, double-terminated single crystal with associated Quartz crystals. Undamaged, better than photos!


T912 - Diamond $ 325 (=~ AUS$ 421)
Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.1 cm


Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t912a.jpg] Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t912b.jpg]

Polished slice of a Diamond crystal showing color zoning. For further information, read the article titled 'Optically-zoned (Star) Diamonds from Zimbabwe' in the March-April 2014 issue of Rocks and Minerals magazine.


T913 - Diamond $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.1 cm


Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t913a.jpg] Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t913b.jpg]

Polished slice of a Diamond crystal showing color zoning. For further information, read the article titled 'Optically-zoned (Star) Diamonds from Zimbabwe' in the March-April 2014 issue of Rocks and Minerals magazine.


T919 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t919a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t919b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T920 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t920a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t920b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T927 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 324)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t927a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t927b.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t927c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T926 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 233)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t926a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t926b.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t926c.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t926d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. With unidentified yellow inclusions. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T933 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933c.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933d.jpg]

Formation of elongated Tsavorite crystals that grade up in size towards the top, with attached tiny Pyrite crystals. Glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. It's essentially a floater, with a small point of contact at the thick end. At the right angle it looks like a lightning bolt. An amazing specimen!!!


T935 - Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 648)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t935a.jpg] Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t935b.jpg] Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t935c.jpg]

Formation of multiple elongated Tsavorite crystal groups with attached sphene, diopside, and Pyrite crystals. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. It's essentially a floater, with only the very tip of one part of the bottom as a possible point of contact. An amazing specimen!!!


T936 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 648)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936c.jpg]

Elongated Tsavorite crystal group with attached Pyrite crystals. Twisting, towering stack of crystals with a distinct faden line. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. Complete and undamaged with the point of contact at the bottom of the stack. An amazing specimen!!!


T940 - Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1554)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940a.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940b.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940c.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940d.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940e.jpg]

Unique specimen of a heart-shaped Sphene with attached Tsavorite and Pyrite. Complete all around and undamaged. Incredible, unusual thumbnail.


T955 - Jamesonite in Apatite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 155)
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955a.jpg] Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955b.jpg] Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955c.jpg]

Glassy single Apatite crystal from the famous Siglo XX Mine. The Apatite appears to be clear but colored grey due to inclusions of needle-like crystals of Jamesonite. Old dealer price was $400 on this unusual thumbnail.


T971 - Tanzanite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971d.jpg]

Natural yellow and purple/blue bi-color Tanzanite crystal. Complete all around and undamaged except for one tiny edge chip, with nice gem zones. Unheated.



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