Selected Specimens

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TU103 - Fluorite $ 250
2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia
miniature - 4 x 4 x 4 cm


Fluorite from 2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu103a.jpg] Fluorite from 2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu103b.jpg] Fluorite from 2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu103c.jpg]

Cluster of transparent cubic Fluorite with purple phantoms. Excellent luster.


TU106 - Sphalerite on Quartz $ 250
Dal'Negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


Sphalerite on Quartz from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu106a.jpg] Sphalerite on Quartz from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu106b.jpg] Sphalerite on Quartz from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu106c.jpg] Sphalerite on Quartz from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu106d.jpg]

Large 4cm wide cluster of Sphalerite intergrown with Quartz crystals with a Calcite attached to one side. Undamaged with great luster and quite showy.


TU107 - Gossular on Diopside $ 1200
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Gossular on Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/tu107a.jpg] Gossular on Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/tu107b.jpg] Gossular on Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/tu107c.jpg]

Rare pink Grossular crystals on green Diopside.Grossular crystals are transparent and reach 9mm.


TU114 - Topaz $ 2400
Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5.1 x 4.2 cm


Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114a.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114b.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114c.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114d.jpg]

Large glassy Topaz crystal with typical wedge shaped termination and large termination faces. A complete crystal but with damage to left back face, otherwise complete and undamaged. Beautiful crystal.


TU115 - Yugawaralite on Quartz $ 800
Nasik, India
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Yugawaralite on Quartz from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/tu115a.jpg] Yugawaralite on Quartz from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/tu115b.jpg] Yugawaralite on Quartz from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/tu115c.jpg] Yugawaralite on Quartz from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/tu115d.jpg]

4.5cm wide cluster of the rare mineral Yugawaralite on a well trimmed matrix covered by drusy Quartz. Undamaged.


TU122 - Stilbite $ 400
Nasik, India
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4 cm


Stilbite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/tu122a.jpg] Stilbite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/tu122b.jpg]

Usually found in pink crystals, this red Stilbite is unusual in color and forms a 3.9cm cluster with a 1.9 cm individual crystal to the right side..


TU127 - Anapaite $ 300
Kertch, Crimea, Russia
small cabinet - 7.8 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Anapaite from Kertch, Crimea, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu127a.jpg] Anapaite from Kertch, Crimea, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu127b.jpg] Anapaite from Kertch, Crimea, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu127c.jpg]

Translucent apple-green Anapaite on fossil bivalve. Way better than average specimen from the Marty Zinn collection with main Anapaite cluster 1.2cm across. As a bonus, on the backside there is another fossil with a small tan Barite crystal inside.


A310 - Kunzite $ 850
Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 7.4 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm


Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a310a.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a310b.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a310c.jpg]

Sculptural yellow Kunzite crystal. The unusual shape was formed by natural etching in the pegmatite pocket. Highly gemmy crystal with great luster, and it's undamaged.


NA628 - Manganoan Adamite $ 900
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 3 cm


Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na628a.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na628b.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na628c.jpg]

Large, lustrous white and purple Adamite crystals. Crystals are undamaged and reach 3cm in length.


TZ125 - Magnesio-axinite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 0.4 cm


Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz125a.jpg] Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz125b.jpg] Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz125c.jpg]

Gemmy purple crystal, undamaged except along the bottom where it was attached to the matrix. Good color and uncommonly good in terms of lack of damage.


TZ129 - Tanzanite $ 4200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129d.jpg]

High quality single crystal, very gemmy near termination. Trichroic with good red color up the C-axis. Natural, unheated, and undamaged. Weighs 116 carats.


TZ130 - Tanzanite $ 8000
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz130a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz130b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz130c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz130d.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz130e.jpg]

Tanzanite crystal cluster with a 5cm tall central crystal and 4cm tall crystal attached to the back and smaller crystals at the base. Natural, unheated, and undamaged. The white spot seen on the face of the main crystal is a crystal of Prehnite and is not damage.


AF816 - Azurite $ 350
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm


Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816c.jpg]

Single Azurite crystal with lots of small side crystals. Good luster and undamaged.


A318 - Lollingite on Scheelite $ 350
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm


Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318c.jpg]

A 4.5 cm Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite. The Scheelite crystal is partially etched. The Scheelite has a metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) that formed as an epimorph of the Scheelite and was later covered by another layer of Scheelite.


A322 - Elbaite with Beryl on Albite $ 1500
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3.6 cm


Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322a.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322b.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322c.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322d.jpg]

Fine, floater specimen of a spherical cluster of Albite bladed crystals with attached Elbaite and Beryl. The largest Elbaite is a double-terminated 4.3 cm crystal with a translucent sea green color. The Beryl is colorless and 2 cm wide. Fine and undamaged and good from all angles.



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