Selected Specimens

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US111 - Red Beryl $ 4750 (=~ AUS$ 4626)
Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 4 cm


Red Beryl from Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah [db_pics/pics/us111a.jpg] Red Beryl from Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah [db_pics/pics/us111b.jpg] Red Beryl from Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah [db_pics/pics/us111c.jpg] Red Beryl from Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah [db_pics/pics/us111d.jpg]

Red Beryl crystals to 1.3cm in Rhyolite matrix. Nicely arranged crystals with good glassy luster. .


US112 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1461)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112d.jpg]

Single Neptunite rising up between three Benitoites. The right Benitoite is very transparent. Undamaged. Very hard to find in this quality and aesthetic arrangement. .


US113 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 1600 (=~ AUS$ 1558)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us113a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us113b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us113c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us113d.jpg]

Single 1.6 cm Neptunite attached to a 1.1cm triply terminated Benitoite. Undamaged on a small amount of matrix. Very hard to find in this quality and aesthetic arrangement. .


US114 - Ferroaxinite on Quartz $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 390)
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California
cabinet - 15 x 11 x 10 cm


Ferroaxinite on Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/us114a.jpg] Ferroaxinite on Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/us114b.jpg] Ferroaxinite on Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/us114c.jpg] Ferroaxinite on Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/us114d.jpg]

Large floater cluster of Quartz crystals with attached Axinite crystals.The Axinite is also included within the Quartz in some areas. There is some damage to the Quartz crystals in a couple areas, but not very significant considering the size of this piece and it's 360 degree display. This was just recently mined and could be improved with further cleaning.


A955 - Elbaite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 341)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm


Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a955a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a955b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a955c.jpg]

Double terminated and undamaged Elbaite with attached blades of Albite. Yellow is an uncommon color in Tourmaline but has been seen recently from Stak Nala. This crystal was selected from a large lot due to the yellow coloration. The crystal is green grading up through a yellow zone to a clear termination.


A957 - Elbaite $ 275 (=~ AUS$ 268)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.1 x 3 x 2 cm


Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a957a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a957b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a957c.jpg]

Terminated and undamaged Elbaite. Yellow is an uncommon color in Tourmaline but has been seen recently from Stak Nala. This crystal was selected from a large lot due to the yellow coloration. The crystal is green grading up through a yellow zone to a clear termination. The crystal is partially covered with Albite and has a couple small attached Tourmaline crystals.


TS128 - Azurite, Malachite after Azurite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 244)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.6 cm


Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts128a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts128b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts128c.jpg]

Opaque white mineral, possibly Anglesite or Quartz, 'capped' by a malachite after Azurite crystal, with other Malachite after Azurites below and lustrous, unpsuedomorphed Azurite crystals.


A158 - Elbaite with Albite $ 220 (=~ AUS$ 214)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.6 x 2 x 2 cm


Elbaite with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a158a.jpg] Elbaite with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a158b.jpg] Elbaite with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a158c.jpg]

Double terminated single Elbaite crystal with attached blades of Albite. The crystal is a very gemmy green on one end with a thin zone of pink on the other termination.


A235 - Elbaite with Albite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 244)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.1 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


Elbaite with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a235a.jpg] Elbaite with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a235b.jpg] Elbaite with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a235c.jpg] Elbaite with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a235d.jpg]

Pair of double terminated Elbaite crystals with attached blades of Albite. The crystals are green on one end and pink on the other terminations, undamaged.


US117 - Grossular $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 292)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/us117a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/us117b.jpg]

Gem quality Grossular crystals to 1cm, good luster.


US118 - Wardite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1169)
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 2 cm


Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/us118a.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/us118b.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/us118c.jpg]

Exceptionally fine Wardite specimen with highy lustrous golden yellow crystals as opposed to others which have white crystals. Crystals are translucent to transparent and reach 1cm in size. Minor Lazulite in association.


A828 - Topaz $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 244)
Yunnan Province, China
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm
ex.  James Houran


Topaz from Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/a828a.jpg] Topaz from Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/a828b.jpg] Topaz from Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/a828c.jpg]

Gem quality Topaz crystal with complex, multi-faceted termination. Fine and undamaged.


A829 - Clinozoisite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 292)
Tormiq, Gilgit, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.9 cm


Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a829a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a829b.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a829c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of Clinozoisite crystals, undamaged with great luster. The high degree of transparency and the formation make this a great specimen.


SA696 - Morganite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 730)
Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696a.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696b.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696c.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696d.jpg]

Light pink gem crystal in the rare dihexagonal dipyramid form. This is one of 3 such crystals obtained by Frank Melanson in 2011. This crystal (and one of the other two) have a rounded, psuedo-isometric appearance, looking similar in form to a garnet crystal.


TS133 - Dioptase $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1461)
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 4 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts133a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts133b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts133c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts133d.jpg]

Four large Dioptase crystals to 1.3 cm on white Calcite. I bought this specimen from Clive Quiet approximately 10 years ago. Crystals are bright, lustrous, and translucent.



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