Selected Specimens

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A957 - Elbaite $ 275 (=~ ¥ 26961)
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 (=~ ¥ 24510)
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 (=~ ¥ 21569)
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 (=~ ¥ 24510)
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 (=~ ¥ 29412)
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 (=~ ¥ 117647)
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 (=~ ¥ 24510)
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 (=~ ¥ 29412)
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 (=~ ¥ 73529)
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 (=~ ¥ 147059)
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.


TS141 - Mottramite $ 275 (=~ ¥ 26961)
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Mottramite from Tsumeb Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts141a.jpg] Mottramite from Tsumeb Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts141b.jpg] Mottramite from Tsumeb Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts141c.jpg]

Fantastic floater Mottramite specimen, crystallized on all sides with a shimmering green/brown luster. Specimen is essentially flat with coral-like structures rising up off both sides. There are a few areas of damage, but overall in great shape and a really nice Mottramite.


TS146 - Malachite after Azurite $ 275 (=~ ¥ 26961)
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
miniature - 3.6 x 2.9 x 1 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts146a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts146b.jpg]

V-shaped pair of Malachite after Azurite crystals. Sharply formed with velvety surface luster.


TS149 - Smithsonite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 19608)
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
miniature - 4.0 x 3.7 x 1.5 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts149a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts149b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb Mine, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts149c.jpg]

Cluster of light yellow Smithsonite crystals. No matrix, nothing but translucent Smithsonite.


A872 - Mimetite with Duftite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 39216)
Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872a.jpg] Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872b.jpg] Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872c.jpg] Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872d.jpg]

Cluster of Mimetite crystals 2.2cm wide, with individual crystals to 9mm, some with attached green Duftite crystals. Undamaged. Locality is closed and these are seldom seen for sale anymore.


A873 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 850 (=~ ¥ 83333)
Ping Wu, Sichuan, China
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 4 cm


Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873a.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873b.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873c.jpg]

Highly lustrous, tabular blue crystals on Muscovite. Thick, high quality Aqua, undamaged.



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