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TZ317 - Tsavorite on Calcite $ 650 (=~ ¥ 68887)
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.


TZ329 - Alabandite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093)
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.


TZ337 - Wurtzite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 26495)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz337a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz337b.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal.


TZ338 - Wurtzite $ 750 (=~ ¥ 79485)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz338a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz338b.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal. One photo is backit to highlight the excellent translucency.


TZ341 - Wurtzite $ 650 (=~ ¥ 68887)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz341a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz341b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz341c.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal.


TZ342 - Wurtzite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 63588)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342c.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal. These were a huge story a few years ago when discovered as the world's best for species. Another world's best for the Merelani Tanzanite mines.


TU155 - Azurite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 21196)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu155a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu155b.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on a small amount of matrix. Main crystal is 2.5cm long and 1.8cm wide and undamaged. Damage to one of the small side crystals.


TU158 - Azurite with Malachite $ 180 (=~ ¥ 19076)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu158a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu158b.jpg]

A single large Azurite crystal with areas altered to Malachite. The Azurite has superb luster and bright 'electric' blue color. There is one small nick along the top edge, otherwise perfect.


NA964 - Rhodochrosite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31794)
Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na964a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na964b.jpg]

Sharp, thin twinned Rhodocrosite crystal. A floater specimen well crystallized on all sides.


AF208 - Carrollite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31794)
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208d.jpg]

Well formed single cuboctahedral crystal with a grey surface patina. This is from the Lorraine Sofia collection and likely predates the big Carrollite finds that started in 2001. High quality and undamaged


TZ361 - Tremolite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 42392)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz361a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz361b.jpg]

Single Tremolite crystal with smooth faces and a good termination - much better than average for these which are usually very etched or etched-looking. Ex. Alex Schauss collection.


TU180 - Azurite with Malachite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180d.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached. Undamaged floater cluster composed of 4 intergrown crystals. Superb.


TU181 - Azurite with Malachite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 21196)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2 x 2 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu181a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu181b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu181c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached. Floater cluster of intergrown crystals, nearly perfect with just a couple tiny contacts.


TU185 - Azurite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu185a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu185b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu185c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached. Undamaged floater cluster composed of 4 intergrown crystals. Superb.


TU193 - Azurite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 21196)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu193a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu193b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu193c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color. Top crystal is a 1.8 cm double terminated crystal complete all around.



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