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AF868 - Jeremejevite with Tourmaline $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 253)
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm


Jeremejevite with Tourmaline from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af868a.jpg] Jeremejevite with Tourmaline from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af868b.jpg]

Etched, gemmy blue Jeremejevite crystal on hollow cast of Tourmaline. The Jeremevite formed, were covered by the Tourmaline, and later began to etch away, leaving the etched Jeremejevite. A big, chunky blue Jeremejevite 1.2cm long.


AF873 - Elbaite $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 283)
Otjimbuju, Omaruru District, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Elbaite from Otjimbuju, Omaruru District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af873a.jpg] Elbaite from Otjimbuju, Omaruru District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af873b.jpg]

Thick terminated, gemmy Elbaite, red at base and grading to green. Weighs 15.3 grams.


NA447 - Adamite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 303)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na447a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na447b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na447c.jpg]

Fine pinwheel clusters of Adamite on Limonite.


SA244 - Tantalite $ 2750 (=~ CAN$ 2779)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 0.9 cm


Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244a.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244b.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244c.jpg]

Single Tantalite crystal with good form and luster, has a tall, prismatic form. Complete all around in good shape but with a few small dings on the edges. This one came to me from a local collection; the previous owner having bought it in Brazil back in the 1970s. No further locality information was available.


AF912 - Tanzanite $ 4200 (=~ CAN$ 4245)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.4 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af912a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af912b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af912c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af912d.jpg]

Outstanding bi-color crystal, one of the best of this type I have seen. I have been watching these yellow/blue bi-colors as they have been being found over the past few years and this one would rank as the largest high quality crystal, and one of the top 4 overall. Luster is superb - very glassy. The top 1cm is flawless gem quality and would cut a significant gemstone. Undamaged, with a backside that slopes up to a partial crystal embedded in the backs. Weighs 24.6 grams.


AF913 - Tanzanite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 303)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af913a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af913b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af913c.jpg]

Gem quality thumbnail sized crystal, highly transparent with great luster, complete and undamaged. Uncommonly gemmy thumbnail crystal for a great price.


NA275 - Apatite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 152)
Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na275a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na275b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na275c.jpg]

Yellow Apatite crystals in matrix, largest is 3.2cm long and fully terminated.


AF168 - Cerussite with Smithsonite $ 2000 (=~ CAN$ 2021)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.2 x 5 x 3.2 cm


Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af168a.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af168b.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af168c.jpg]

A 2.5cm sixling of Smokey Cerussite associated with pink Smithsonite crystals. There is some slight damage on the Cerussite, but the neat association and the overall visual impact of the piece much more than overcome it.


A146 - Sphene $ 2000 (=~ CAN$ 2021)
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 2 cm


Sphene from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a146a.jpg] Sphene from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a146b.jpg] Sphene from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a146c.jpg] Sphene from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a146d.jpg]

Large and gemmy single twinned crystal of Sphene from an uncommon locality. Although there is damage to one end, crystals from this locality always seem to have some damage, just due to the nature of the deposit. However, this crystal is as sharp and well formed as I've seen, and it is large. Crystals fromt his locality are characterized by their deep 'V' along the long edge, and on this crystal it reaches 1.5cm deep. Good golden green color too.


NA292 - Vesuvianite $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 758)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na292a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na292b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na292c.jpg]

Cluster of Vesuvianite crystals, some solid purple and others a light yellow/green with purple terminations.


NA309 - Augelite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 606)
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 4 cm


Augelite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/na309a.jpg] Augelite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/na309b.jpg] Augelite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/na309c.jpg]

Green Augelite crystals 5-7mm in size covering most of the front of the matrix, associated with smaller Siderite crystals. A very good Yukon Augelite specimen.


NA359 - Grossular $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 657)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.0 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na359a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na359b.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na359c.jpg]

Orange Grossular crystals in two different habits make up this interesting and aesthetic piece. Crystals on the left are very compressed and flat, yet crystallized on both sides. Crystals on the right side are more round, with a nearly complete 9mm crystal. Back side fully crystallized too.


NA360 - Grossular $ 260 (=~ CAN$ 263)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.8 cm


Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na360a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na360b.jpg]

Transparent orange Grossular crystals on matrix. Main crystal is large at 2.6cm wide and so transparent you can see through it to the matrix beneath.


CAN100 - Silver $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 354)
Keely Frontier Mine, S. Lorraine Township, Ontario, Canada
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Silver from Keely Frontier Mine, S. Lorraine Township, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/can100a.jpg] Silver from Keely Frontier Mine, S. Lorraine Township, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/can100b.jpg]

Thick, curved wires of Silver. Main crystals are thick and robust, with a thinner wire leaving at the base. Weighs 2.3 grams.


AF978 - Spessartine $ 1000 (=~ CAN$ 1011)
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.6 x 4.2 x 4 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af978a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af978b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af978c.jpg]

Large deep orange crystal amazingly complete and symetrical. Complete all around with only one tiny chip at one corner. This is from the original find. I purchased this long ago and only now rediscovered it an an old mineral flat. Very good quality for the size. There are some dark black inclusion in areas, but also many gem areas of transparent orange.



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