Selected Specimens

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J721 - Tsavorite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J721a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J721b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J721c.jpg]

Gemmy Tsavorite crystals with good color.


J722 - Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722a.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722b.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722c.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722d.jpg]

Fine quality and unusual floater cluster of elongated Tsavorite crystals, brown Sphene crystals, and glassy Diopside crystals. Well crystallized on all sides.


J427 - Quartz $ 75
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.6 x 3.0 x 2.4 cm


Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J427a.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J427b.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J427c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around and undamaged with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Old specimen found in 1996.


J428 - Quartz $ 60
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.9 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm


Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J428a.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J428b.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J428c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Some chipping on one side of the stem portion. Old specimen found in 1996.


J429 - Quartz $ 60
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.1 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm


Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J429a.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J429b.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J429c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around and undamaged with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Old specimen found in 1996.


J523 - Quartz $ 90
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.7 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm


Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J523a.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J523b.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J523c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around and undamaged with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Old specimen found in 1996.


J524 - Quartz $ 90
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.0 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm


Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J524a.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J524b.jpg] Quartz from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J524c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Very minor chipping on one side of the stem portion. Old specimen found in 1996.


J556 - Fluorite $ 200
Okaruso, Namibia
cabinet - 9.7 x 7.2 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from Okaruso, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J556a.jpg] Fluorite from Okaruso, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J556b.jpg] Fluorite from Okaruso, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J556c.jpg]

Gemmy green and purple Fluorite cubes with good surface luster. Beautiful transition of color with transparent green crystals showing light purple edges. Very good condition all around other than a couple of minor chips here and there.


J517 - Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) $ 90
Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru
miniature - 4.3 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm


Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) from Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J517a.jpg] Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) from Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J517b.jpg] Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) from Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J517c.jpg]

Calcite lined vug with clusters of dark green Clinoatacamite. The Clinoatacamite crystals on this specimen are lustrous and well formed. These are regarded as some of the world's best Clinoatacamite examples. Inspection revealed that this specimen had broken and been repaired repaired prior to my purchase.


J516 - Rhodochrosite after bivalve shell $ 250
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
miniature - 4.0 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm


Rhodochrosite after bivalve shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/J516a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after bivalve shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/J516b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after bivalve shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/J516d.jpg] Rhodochrosite after bivalve shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/J516e.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present and in perfect condition. One end has been cut to reveal the pink Rhodochrosite inside. The old iron mine where these were found is long closed and these are no longer being found. An undamaged, very well preserved example.


J611 - Pyrargyrite with Pyrite $ 200
Uchuchacua Mine, Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.2 x 5.0 cm


Pyrargyrite with Pyrite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J611a.jpg] Pyrargyrite with Pyrite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J611b.jpg] Pyrargyrite with Pyrite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J611c.jpg]

Rich Pyrargyrite specimen with numerous clusters of well-defined crystals scattered throughout the sulfide matrix. Other species in association include Pyrite, Quartz, and Calcite.


J546 - Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite $ 140
San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 3.8 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm


Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J546a.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J546b.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J546c.jpg]

A fine example of the rare sulfosalt species, Franckeite, with radiating spear-shaped crystals and what was formerly known as Potosiite (now discredited). Potosiite is the variety of Franckeite that is tin-poor in its chemistry with crystals more tabular in shape. A rare specimen.


J589 - Vesuvianite $ 225
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.0 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589d.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589e.jpg]

A good sized matrix Vesuvianite specimen, one of the best color combination examples for this type. The matrix is purple mangan Vesuvianite covered by an outer layer of yellow/green Vesuvianite crystals. Largest single crystal in the group is just over 2cm in length. The mine is now closed.


J624 - Anatase on Albite with Quartz $ 150
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.0 x 5.8 x 3.8 cm


Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J624a.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J624b.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J624c.jpg]

Three Anatase crystals seen on white Albite and Quartz covered matrix. The largest single Anatase crystal is 9mm across. All three crystals are undamaged and translucent at the tips.


J484 - Prehnite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.7 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J484a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J484b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J484e.jpg]

Well crystallized Prehnite from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly translucent with a greenish yellow color with large, chunky crystals. These recent Prehnites are the best ever found at the locality.



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