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TZ212 - Wurtzite with Sphalerite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.0 x 1 cm


Wurtzite with Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz212a.jpg] Wurtzite with Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz212b.jpg]

Translucent red/orange color pagoda shaped crystal. At the tips are dark areas of epitaxial Sphalerite.


E238 - Copper after Cuprite with Silver $ 1200
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238a.jpg] Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238b.jpg] Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238c.jpg]

Intergrown octahedrons of Copper that have nearly completely replaced earlier Cuprite crystals (just a touch of Cuprite is visible). Complete all around and undamaged. Small areas of Silver are aso present giving it added appeal. This is an exceptional specimen as most of these have a coarser appearance due to larger subcrystals of Copper. The finess of the Copper leads to a much sharper crystal.


TZ231 - Magnesio Axinite $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.0 x 0.6 cm


Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz231a.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz231b.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz231c.jpg]

Superb quality single crystal with purple coloration. Sharp and highly glassy. Very slight chatter along edges, otherwise undamaged. Front and backsides shown.


TZ279 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz279a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz279b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz279c.jpg]

Highly gemmy single crystal, complete and undamaged.


SA702 - Ludlamite $ 600
Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702a.jpg] Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702b.jpg] Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702c.jpg]

1.4cm crystal of Ludlamite on matrix with Siderite. Aesthtics and quality are superb, undamaged.


SA705 - Apatite with Pyrite $ 400
Julcani Mine, Peru
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705a.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705b.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705c.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705d.jpg]

Hard to find, old time specimen of yellow/green Apatite associated with Pyrite. The apatite has good luster, is double-terminated, perfect and undamaged.


NA492 - Boleite $ 600
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na492a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na492b.jpg]

Complete single cube of this rare mineral from a long defunct mine. Good sized. Ex. Harvard University collection with label.


TZ295 - Scapolite $ 150
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz295a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz295b.jpg]

Bright, complete single gem crystal. Facet quality internally.


TZ298 - Scapolite $ 150
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz298a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz298b.jpg]

Bright, complete single gem crystal. Facet quality internally.


E354 - Cuprite $ 150
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of sharp Cuprite crystals. Complete all around with some contacting at the base.


E355 - Cuprite $ 200
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e355a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e355b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e355c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of sharp Cuprite crystals. A complete floater but with a couple areas where other crystals were intergrown. Tiny amounts of copper and silver attached.


TZ317 - Tsavorite on Calcite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz317a.jpg] Tsavorite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz317b.jpg]

Gem quality green grossular crystal on matrix of Calcite crystals. The Tsavorite is 1cm wide and complete all around with one side indented where it intergrew with another crystal. Backside has attached Graphite crystals. It's not common to find a nice matrix specimen and even less common to find one with such a gemm quality Tsavorite.


TZ327 - Alabandite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz327a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz327b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz327c.jpg]

Single crystal with clean, smooth faces. One of the cleanest looking crystals I've seen.


TZ329 - Alabandite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz329a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz329b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz329c.jpg]

Single crystal with clean, smooth faces with some pitting. The bevelled edges are unusual and give this one character.


TZ331 - Alabandite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.7 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz331a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz331b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz331c.jpg]

Small but high quality single crystal with clean, smooth faces.



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