Selected Specimens

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TU16 - Hambergite, Elbaite on Quartz $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1924)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4 cm


Hambergite, Elbaite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu16a.jpg] Hambergite, Elbaite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu16b.jpg] Hambergite, Elbaite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu16c.jpg] Hambergite, Elbaite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu16d.jpg] Hambergite, Elbaite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu16e.jpg]

Green color-zoned Elbite crystal and two Hambergites adorn a double-terminated Quartz crystal. Well balanced specimen with a Hambergite crystal on either end, largest a twinned 1.5 cm crystal. Undamaged except for a tiny nick on one of the 3 termination tips of the right side of the Quartz. Superb piece that could be cleaned and prepped to look even better.


TU20 - Rutile with Quartz $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 385)
Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 3 cm


Rutile with Quartz from Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan [db_pics/pics/tu20a.jpg] Rutile with Quartz from Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan [db_pics/pics/tu20b.jpg] Rutile with Quartz from Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan [db_pics/pics/tu20c.jpg]

Sharp and lustrous Rutile crystal grown adjacent to a Quartz crystal.


TU29 - Malachite over Bornite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 577)
Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
cabinet - 12.5 x 8 x 3.5 cm


Malachite over Bornite from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/tu29a.jpg] Malachite over Bornite from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/tu29b.jpg] Malachite over Bornite from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/tu29c.jpg]

Bornite crystals to 1.5 cm wide with a surficial coating of Malachite. The crystals are well separated and dispersed across the flat display face and the crystal form is discernable despite the Malachite coating. Bornite crystals are rare and those with Malachite coating rarer still.


TU30 - Vivianite $ 800 (=~ AUS$ 1026)
Tomokoni Mine, Potosi, Bolivia
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 5 cm


Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/tu30a.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/tu30b.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/tu30c.jpg]

Pair of gemmy green Vivianites, one pointing up and the other sort of down and across, in a vug in red sandstone matrix. Perhaps the most aesthetic specimen of these Vivianites I have ever seen. No damage.


TU32 - Fluorite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 385)
Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu32a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu32b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu32c.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu32d.jpg]

Transparent lavender Fluorite crystal atop a small stalk of etched Fluorite.


TU33 - Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 834)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu33a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu33b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu33c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu33d.jpg]

Thick, heavy Arsenopyrite crystals spinkled with brassy Chalcopyrite crystal that reach 1.1cm with a 1.6cm wide Ferberite rising up straight through the Arsenopyrite. Classic Yaogangxian specimen of great quality.


TU34 - Fluorite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 385)
Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu34a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu34b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu34c.jpg]

Transparent Fluorite crystals to 3cm across.


TU38 - Scheelite $ 550 (=~ AUS$ 705)
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm


Scheelite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/tu38a.jpg] Scheelite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/tu38b.jpg]

Octahedral, golden Scheelite crystal 4cm on edge.


TU39 - Fluorite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1539)
Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 8.9 x 8 x 4.5 cm


Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39c.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39d.jpg]

Transparent octahedral Fluorite crystals to 3cm on matrix.


TU43 - Tremolite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 321)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu43a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu43b.jpg]

Gemmy, vivid green Tremolite with a perfect, glassy termination.


TU47 - Tremolite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 385)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu47a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu47b.jpg]

Gemmy, vivid green Tremolite with a complex, glassy termination.


TU51 - Tremolite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 154)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu51a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu51b.jpg]

Vivid green Tremolite with a perfect, glassy termination. Not as transparent as some, but with deep green color.


TU54 - Tremolite $ 160 (=~ AUS$ 205)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu54a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu54b.jpg]

Gemmy, vivid green Tremolite with a flat, glassy termination and minor Calcite and Graphite on one side.


TU61 - Quartz with Helvite $ 700 (=~ AUS$ 898)
Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China
large cabinet - 18 x 6 x 5 cm


Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61a.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61b.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61c.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61d.jpg]

Large, transparent Quartz crystal with attached and partially included black Helvite crystals. The Quartz has chlorite inclusions and has a well defined green phantom right near the termination. It also hasa slight reddixh cast in areas. As a bonus, the base of the crystal is completely rehealed.


TU66 - Quartz scepter $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 231)
Madagascar
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


Quartz scepter from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/tu66a.jpg] Quartz scepter from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/tu66b.jpg] Quartz scepter from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/tu66c.jpg]

Amazingly uniform and symetrical Amethyst scepter over white Quartz.



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