Selected Specimens

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B245 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 799)
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b245a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b245b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b245c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration.Fantastic color and undamaged.


B247 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 533)
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b247a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b247b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration.Note that some from this find such as this one have an unusual indented crystal form at the very tip. The three outer triangular faces of the termination are flat, while the center triangle goes inward. Complete and undamaged.


B249 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 266)
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b249a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b249b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Undamaged.


B250 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 333) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200)
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.0 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b250a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b250b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b250c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with fantastic green coloration. A small crystal but with exceptionally bright and lively color. One of only 4 terminated crystals from a small parcel of gem rough produced.


B264 - Apatite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200)
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b264a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b264b.jpg]

Bright lemon yellow single crystal of Apatite. A six-sided prism complete all around that is translucent to transparent. More gemmy than most from the lot. Mined in mid 2015


B275 - Chrome Tremolite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200)
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.9 x 0.4 cm


Chrome Tremolite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b275a.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b275b.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b275c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of brilliant green Tremolite. Gemmy with lustrous, flat termination faces. Great color and quality for this material which is not common.Undamaged.


B288 - Azurite on Dickite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 466)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


Azurite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b288a.jpg] Azurite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b288b.jpg] Azurite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b288c.jpg]

A 1.7cm wide Azurite crystal perched atop Dickite coated matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B289 - Azurite, Malachite on Dickite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1598)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b289a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b289b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b289c.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b289d.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 1.6cm with green Malachite on a Dickite coated matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. A small chip on one crystal otherwise undamaged.


B290 - Azurite, Malachite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 999)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b290a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b290b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b290c.jpg]

Wide single Azurite crystals with other smaller crystals and a sphere of green Malachite. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B291 - Azurite, Malachite on Dickite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 999)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b291a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b291b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b291c.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b291d.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 1.5cm with green Malachite on a Dickite coated matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B292 - Azurite, Malachite on Dickite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 266) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 160)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b292a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b292b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b292c.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 1.4cm, including a double terminated crystal across the top, with green Malachite. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Nearly a floater but with a coupel contacts.


B294 - Azurite, Malachite on Dickite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 533)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b294a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b294b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b294c.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 1.6cm with green Malachite on a Dickite coated matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. A chip to one crystal otherwise undamaged.


B295 - Azurite, Malachite on Dickite $ 220 (=~ AUS$ 293) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 132 (=~ AUS$ 176)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b295a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b295b.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 1.3cm with green Malachite on a Dickite coated matrix. There is also a metallic mineral near the base. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Damage to one crystal, otherwise undamaged.


B296 - Azurite, Malachite on Dickite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 466)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b296a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b296b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b296c.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 1.7cm with green Malachite on a Dickite coated matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B298 - Volborthite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 533)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.3 cm


Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b298a.jpg] Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b298b.jpg]

Volborthite crystals in a 0.7cm group on a Quartz matrix. This specimen is unusual for the pocket (only one of a few I saw) in that it has glassy, lustrous crystals with transparency. This pocket has produced the world's finest Volborthite by a huge margin and while this one is not the largest, it is of excellent quality. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.



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