Selected Specimens

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TS180 - Azurite $ 550
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180c.jpg]

Sharp and lustrous Azurite crystal with a rare serrated habit. The crystal is a uniform 5mm thick and a deep translucent blue when backit. I put a light behind the crystal in one photo to show the translucency. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


TS181 - Cadmium Smithsonite $ 750 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 375
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181a.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181b.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181c.jpg]

Golden yellow rhombs of Smithsonite to 1.2cm wide.


AF963 - Olmiite $ 900
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963a.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963b.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963c.jpg]

Superb matrix specimen with two complete clusters of translucent Olmiite. This is a specimen I bought many years ago from Clive Quiet from the original find. Perfect and undamaged, looking like a pair of gumdrops.


TS183 - Smithsonite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183c.jpg]

Fine and lustrous crystals of pink Smithsonite. Some of the crystals have a grey/black coloration right along the very edges - people say this style looks as if a blow torch was passed over them.Good color and undamaged.


TZ146 - Prehnite $ 270
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146c.jpg]

Blue Prehnite in a fantastic, flower-like formation. A complete floater with minor amounts of attached Graphite. Translucent blue with a really nice formation, way better than most from the find which were mostly irregular massess of crystals with damage along the edges.


TZ156 - Tanzanite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156c.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy single Tanzanite crystal with and unusual form, somewhat triangular in cross-section. Fine and undamaged.


AF864 - Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite $ 450
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864c.jpg]

Super bright pink crystals of Cobaltian Calcite from the big find of perhaps 10 years ago. This one stands out for a variety of reasons including the well separated crystals that revael the pyrite underneath, the 3-dimensional nature of the matrix which is much more interesting than typical flat pieces, great color, and the color contrast between the Calcite and pyrite.


A960 - Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 10 x 5 cm


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Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960c.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960d.jpg]

Large 5cm Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite associated with green Quartz crystals, all of which are attached to a thick chunk of Magnetite crystals. The Scheelite crystal is partially etched at the bottom revealing a metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) inside the Scheelite.


E530 - Prehnite $ 250
Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


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Prehnite from Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain [db_pics/pics/e530a.jpg] Prehnite from Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain [db_pics/pics/e530b.jpg]

Complete spherical cluster of translucent green Prehnite. Crystallized all around and undamaged.


TZ181 - Alabandite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.1 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181c.jpg]

Single black octahedral crystal.


TZ188 - Alabandite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz188a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz188b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz188c.jpg]

Single large black octahedral crystal of Alabandite. As with many other species of minerals, Merelani has a way of producing the world's best crystals. Nowhere else in the world do you find such large, fine quality crystals. Only the Uchuchacua Mine in Peru even comes close, buthtose crystals are much smaller and usually all bunched together, not is large distinct single crystals such as this. Original list price was $250.


TZ189 - Alabandite $ 700 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 420
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 5 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz189a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz189b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz189c.jpg]

Huge single black octahedral crystal, largest of the lot. Sharp overall form though with a pitted surface.


TZ192 - Alabandite $ 500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.0 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192c.jpg]

Single black crystal with cubic form.


TZ193 - Alabandite $ 600 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193d.jpg]

Single black crystal.


A965 - Elbaite $ 350
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


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Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965c.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965d.jpg]

Double-terminated Elbaite attached to a double-terminated Quartz crystal. Main crystal is undamaged, though a tiny second Elbaite grown out of the Quartz is damaged across the termination, but it is so small you don't notice. Both crystals terminate in a yellow coloration.
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