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M352 - Tsavorite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.9 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M352a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M352b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M352c.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite. Though not highly gemmy, it's undamaged (some areas etched and rehealed) with impressive size and great color.


M353 - Tanzanite on Tsavorite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353a.jpg] Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353b.jpg] Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353c.jpg] Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353d.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite and a 1.2cm intergrown, terminated Tanzanite crystal on the left side. It's glassy and gemmy with great color. It's undamaged with a valley in the fron face where Graphite interferred with the growth. There are also included crystals of graphite inside the Tsavorite. Unusual combination and impressive for the Tsavorite alone.


M493 - Danburite $ 125
Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493a.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493b.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493c.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493d.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493e.jpg]

Cluster of Danburite crystals on matrix. Single crystals are common, but matrix pieces, especially in miniature size, are uncommon. Over 10 crystals in the cluster, plus a tiny 'beta' Quartz crystal.


M636 - Tourmaline on Beryllonite $ 290
Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M636c.jpg] Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/m636a.jpg] Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/m636b.jpg] Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/m636d.jpg]

Well formed, transparent Beryllonite crystal with attached green Tourmaline. Undamaged with glassy luster and well crystallized front and back.


M639 - Tourmaline $ 950
Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M639a.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M639b.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M639c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal from recent finds at the Aricanga Mine. Hot pink body color with a green cap. Complete all around and weighs 15.35 grams.


M638 - Tourmaline $ 340
Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


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Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M638a.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M638b.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M638c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal from recent finds at the Aricanga Mine. Hot pink body color with a green cap. Complete all around and weighs 4.95 grams.


M637 - Tourmaline $ 220
Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


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Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M637a.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M637b.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M637c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal from recent finds at the Aricanga Mine. Hot pink body color with a green cap. Complete all around and weighs 3.81 grams.


M603 - Quartz scepter $ 150
Southern Zambia Province, Zambia
small cabinet - 7 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz scepter from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M603a.jpg] Quartz scepter from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M603b.jpg] Quartz scepter from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M603c.jpg]

Quartz scepter from recent finds in Zambia. The scepter head has both Amethyst and smokey coloration. Undamaged and double-terminated.


M618 - Peridot $ 200
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M618a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M618b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M618c.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M618d.jpg]

Highly gemmy and lustrous, vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster.


M619 - Peridot $ 250
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M619a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M619b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M619c.jpg]

Highly gemmy and lustrous, vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster.


M621 - Peridot $ 200
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M621a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M621b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M621c.jpg]

Highly gemmy and lustrous, vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster.


M622 - Peridot $ 250
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M622a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M622b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M622c.jpg]

Highly gemmy and lustrous, vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster.


M624 - Peridot $ 250
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M624a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M624b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M624c.jpg]

Highly gemmy and lustrous, vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster.


TR102 - Gold $ 150
Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
thumbnail - 1 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Gold from Black Hills, South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/tr102a.jpg] Gold from Black Hills, South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/tr102b.jpg]

Water worn solid Gold nugget from the Black Hills in South Dakota, which are uncommon to find. Weighs 1.83 grams.


TR103 - Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz $ 6000
Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103a.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103b.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103c.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103d.jpg] Stibiotantalite on Tourmaline, Topaz from Shengus, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tr103e.jpg]

Cluster of transparent green Tourmaline crystals, a 3.2cm Topaz crystal, Muscovite, and lots bright yellow Stibiotantalite. This is one of the richest Stibiotantalite specimens I've seen, which by itself would be special. But the association of the gemmy Tourmaline crystals and the Topaz makes this a real stunner. Undamaged. It has also not been professionally cleaned, which could further enhance it's beauty.
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85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
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109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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