Selected Specimens

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K468 - Albite on Tourmaline $ 380
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Albite on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K468a.jpg] Albite on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K468b.jpg] Albite on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K468c.jpg] Albite on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K468d.jpg]

Rosette of Albite attached tothe base of a single Tourmaline crystal. The Tourmaline is well terminated and grades up from a dark green to a light green to a blue termination. The blue color is uncommon for Stak Nala and very nice.


K474 - Dioptase $ 550
Tantara Mine, Congo
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Congo [db_pics/pics/K474a.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Congo [db_pics/pics/K474c.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Congo [db_pics/pics/K474d.jpg]

Cluster of large Dioptase crystals that grew atop the tips of Calcite crystals (now gone). The Dioptase crystals reach 1.8cm in size and are undamaged.


K510 - Garnet, Dravite in Graphite $ 150
Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm


Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K510a.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K510b.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K510c.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K510d.jpg]

3 red Garnet crystals in a matrix of grey Graphite. Small dark crystals of Dravite are also embedded in the Graphite. The Garnets reach 12mm in diameter and have been analyzed as mostly Almandine with a touch of Pyrope in the outer layers. These make stunning specimens due to the fact that the Graphite has been removed from around the backs of the Garnets allowing light to pass through the crystals, creating glowing 'red embers'.


K504 - Garnet, Dravite in Graphite $ 120
Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm


Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K504a.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K504b.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K504c.jpg]

5 red Garnet crystals in a matrix of grey Graphite. Small dark crystals of Dravite are also embedded in the Graphite. The Garnets reach 10mm in diameter and have been analyzed as mostly Almandine with a touch of Pyrope in the outer layers. These make stunning specimens due to the fact that the Graphite has been removed from around the backs of the Garnets allowing light to pass through the crystals, creating glowing 'red embers'.


K509 - Garnet, Dravite in Graphite $ 250
Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA
cabinet - 14 x 11 x 1.5 cm


Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K509a.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K509b.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K509c.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K509e.jpg]

13 red Garnet crystals in a matrix of grey Graphite. Small dark crystals of Dravite are also embedded in the Graphite. The Garnets reach 10mm in diameter and have been analyzed as mostly Almandine with a touch of Pyrope in the outer layers. These make stunning specimens due to the fact that the Graphite has been removed from around the backs of the Garnets allowing light to pass through the crystals, creating glowing 'red embers'.


K363 - Quartz $ 150
Himalaya Mtns., India
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 5 cm


Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363a.jpg] Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363b.jpg] Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363c.jpg]

Water-clear, colorless Quartz crystals from the Indian Himalayas. Slight chipping on one back termination face, otherwise perfect. Stands upright for display.


K459 - Prehnite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K459a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K459b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K459c.jpg]

Spherical groups of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals on Graphite. Great color with large distinct crystals.


K462 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.3 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K462a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K462b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K462c.jpg]

Grouping of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals with a slight amount of attached Graphite. Great color with large distinct crystals. There is also an attached crystal of whitish Chabazite. Slight chipping is present but overall in great condition and a very good one for Merelani Prehnite.


K362 - Brucite $ 300
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4.9 x 2 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K362a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K362b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K362c.jpg]

Bright lemon yellow Brucite crystals from the original finds of a couple years ago. I looked through hundreds of specimens to find the brightest, most deeply saturated yellow specimens such as this. This specimen is solid Brucite and is well crystallized on both sides. The bright yellow Brucite formed as a second generation over a thin piece of white Brucite. These new specimens from Pakistan are world's best for the species.


K230 - Copper $ 200
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 15 x 9.5 x 8 cm


Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/K230a.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/K230b.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/K230d.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/K230f.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/K230g.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k230c.jpg]

Large specimen with hackly masses of Copper sticking out all over. A very colorful piece with green Epidote, a red rock matrix, and bright Turquoise blue areas.


K511 - Tourmaline on Quartz $ 1850
Pederniera Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 15 x 10 x 7 cm


Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K511a.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K511b.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K511c.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K511d.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K511e.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K511h.jpg]

Large, floater specimen of multi-colored Tourmaline crystals on a large Quartz crystal. This is an old specimen dating back to the early days of the mine (I am told the 1980s). Even though they are all from the same pocket, the Tourmalines show a variety of colors and form - some with dark terminations, others with yellowish terminations, and some with pink cores. The best is a 4cm well terminated crystal of transparent green with a yellow termination. The Quartz crystal is rehealed on the bottom. This is a great (and inexpensive) specimen for a collector who wants to put together a Pederniera collection reflecting the various pockets and styles found at the mine.


K351 - Tsavorite $ 75
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.4 x 1 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K351a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K351b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K351c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K351d.jpg]

Elongated single Tsavorite crystals with good color. Glassy luster and translucent grading to transparent along the top edge. It's contacted or
incomplete on one end, but has an uncommon form and is good sized.


K585 - Oil in Quartz $ 400
Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm


Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K585a.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K585b.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K585c.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K585d.jpg]

Transparent Quartz crystal with inclusions of orange/yellow petroleum. It has 2 mobing bubbles that travel up to 1cm inside the Quartz. This is unusual as most from this find are double-terminated floaters while this specimen is the only prismatic Quartz of this type I've ever had. Undamaged.


K447 - Prehnite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K447a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K447b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K447c.jpg]

Intergrown rosettes of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals. Great color with large distinct crystals. Well crystallized all around and nearly a floater with just a small area contacted against Graphite. Slight chipping is present but overall in great condition and a very good one for Merelani Prehnite.


K458 - Prehnite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458d.jpg]

Rosette of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals with an attached partial cluster. Solid Prehnite with a flat backside due to growth against Calcite. Main crystal cluster is 4.5cm wide.



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