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T919 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 200
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
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.


T926 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 180
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.


T927 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 250
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.


T932 - Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm


Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t932a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t932b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t932c.jpg]

Formation of three elongated Tsavorite crystal groups forming a polygon with a small Diopside in the center and numerous 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 only the very tip of the long end being a point of contact. An amazing specimen!!!


T933 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 600
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!!!


T940 - Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite $ 1200
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.


T938 - Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t938a.jpg] Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t938b.jpg] Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t938c.jpg]

Formation of elongated Tsavorite crystals 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 well crystallized all around with the top and the bottom as a possible point of contact, it may have spanned the entire pocket. An amazing specimen!!!


T936 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 500
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!!!


T935 - Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite $ 500
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!!!


T955 - Jamesonite in Apatite $ 200
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.


T958 - Pyromorphite $ 300
Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t958a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t958b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t958c.jpg]

Floater cluster of bright green Pyromorphite, well crystalizzed all around. There is one damaged tip on the backside, otherwise perfect all around. This specimen has the top color for the find.


T964 - Zircon $ 150
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t964a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t964b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t964c.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t964d.jpg]

Unusually shaped, Zircon crystal with a nice wine red to red brown coloration. Complete and undamaged. Bipyramidal form.


T973 - Tanzanite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t973a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t973b.jpg]

Natural yellow and purple/blue bi-color Tanzanite crystal. Complete all around and undamaged except for slight edge chipping, with nice gem zones. Unheated. Prism faces are glassy and smooth, termination faces show light etching.


T971 - Tanzanite $ 200
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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