Selected Specimens

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TU208 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 400 (=~ £ 301)
Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208c.jpg]

Complete single crystal with great form and smooth surface luster. Undamaged.


TU209 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 200 (=~ £ 151)
Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu209a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu209b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu209c.jpg]

Complete single crystal with great form and smooth surface luster. Undamaged.


TU213 - Elbaite $ 180 (=~ £ 136)
Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Elbaite from Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu213a.jpg] Elbaite from Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu213b.jpg] Elbaite from Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu213c.jpg]

Color zoned green Elbaite crystal. Complete and undamaged.


TZ486 - Wurtzite $ 480 (=~ £ 361)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz486a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz486b.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


TZ490 - Wurtzite $ 800 (=~ £ 602)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz490a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz490b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz490c.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


TZ493 - Wurtzite $ 450 (=~ £ 339)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.1 x 1 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz493a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz493b.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


TZ499 - Wurtzite $ 350 (=~ £ 264)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.1 x 0.6 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz499a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz499b.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


M160 - Brochantite $ 3000 (=~ £ 2259)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 11.5 x 8 x 3 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160d.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160e.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160f.jpg]

Thick chisel-shaped crystals of deep forest green Brochantite crystals on matrix. A few of the crystals to the lower right grew against the pocket/seam wall otherwise the crystals all have wonderful sharp terminations. These are thick, robust crystals from a 2014 find and are much different in style than earlier finds from the mine which were usually more fragile, hair-like crystals.


M166 - Brochantite $ 150 (=~ £ 113)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m166a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m166b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m166c.jpg]

Thick, deep forest green Brochantite crystals with high luster on matrix. Nice chisel-shaped terminations. These are thick, robust crystals from a 2014 find and are much different in style than earlier finds from the mine which were usually more fragile, hair-like crystals.


M169 - Azurite $ 1200 (=~ £ 904)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m169a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m169b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m169c.jpg]

Bright, electric blue Azurite crystals from the watercourse pocket. Two larger intergrown crystals form the backdrop for a number of smaller crystals projecting forward. Undamaged.


TZ470 - Dravite $ 400 (=~ £ 301)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz470a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz470b.jpg]

Large, light brown gem crystal with great luster.


TZ471 - Dravite $ 350 (=~ £ 264)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 2.5 x 1.0 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz471a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz471b.jpg]

Large, light brown Dravite crystal wtih great luster and a wide, flattened crystal shape.


TZ472 - Dravite $ 500 (=~ £ 377)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.3 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz472a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz472b.jpg]

Large Dravite crystal that is a dark rootbeer brown (but transparent) at one end, that grades to a transparent grey color at the other end. This crystal has a slight bend caused by multiple fracturing and rehealing that occurred within the pegmatite.Thick, gem crystal.


TZ475 - Dravite $ 300 (=~ £ 226)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz475a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz475b.jpg]

Deep rootbeer colored Dravite crystal with a sharp triangular termination. Facet grade gem quality for the entire crystal but with a few internal fracture zones/veils.


TZ476 - Dravite $ 130 (=~ £ 98)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz476a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz476b.jpg]

Gemmy brown Dravite with a steep termination. Complete and undamaged.



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