Selected Specimens

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AF492 - Acanthite $ 350
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af492a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af492b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af492c.jpg]

Large, well formed Acanthite with individual crystals to 2cm. Complete all around with small wire of Silver in areas, size 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.


AF498 - Acanthite $ 300
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498c.jpg]

Well formed Acanthite crystals with individuals to 1.5cm. Good luster on the crystals too, size 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm.


NA806 - Amethyst $ 800
Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico
large cabinet - 16 x 10 x 8 cm


Amethyst from Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na806a.jpg] Amethyst from Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na806b.jpg] Amethyst from Hacienda del Solar Mine, Taxco, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na806c.jpg]

Beautiful large cabinet sized specimen covered with light purple Amethyst crystals, 16 x 10 x 8 cm.


AF485 - Demantoid Garnet on Quartz $ 550
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485a.jpg] Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485b.jpg] Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485c.jpg]

Four sharp, gem quality Demantoid crystals on cluster of Quartz crystals. This was etched out of Calcite. Size 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm.


A275 - Herderite on Topaz $ 700
Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm


Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275a.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275b.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275c.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275d.jpg]

Green Herderite crystals to 1.6cm on a gem Topaz crystal, 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm.


A276 - Clinozoisite $ 300
Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 1 cm


Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a276a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a276b.jpg]

Complete, glassy and gemmy single crystal, complete all around, 2.7 x 2.5 x 1 cm.


A281 - Peridot $ 400
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281b.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281c.jpg]

Sharp Peridot crystal with good green color and very gemmy. Good Peridot crystals will have sharp edges versus the more commonly seen rounded edged crystals - this is a good one, size 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm.


A251 - Quartz on Ferberite $ 300
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251a.jpg] Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251b.jpg] Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251c.jpg] Quartz on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a251d.jpg]

Clear Quartz crystals on a large, well formed Ferberite crystal. Classic Yaogangxian piece, 7 x 6 x 3 cm.


A252 - Pyrrhotite on Chalcopyrite $ 175
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 2 cm


Pyrrhotite on Chalcopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a252a.jpg] Pyrrhotite on Chalcopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a252b.jpg] Pyrrhotite on Chalcopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a252c.jpg]

Three rosettes of Pyrrhottite on on Chalcopyrite with metallic needles of Jamesonite. This is older material from Yaogangxian that was not common, 3.2 x 2 x 2 cm.


T56 - Tanzanite $ 6000
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t56a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t56b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t56c.jpg]

Highly transparent Tanzanite crystal with excellent color. This crystal is from recent finds from a zone that is producing blue and green striped crystals when viewed in one direction. On the main face there is a central vertical blue zone with light green on the edges, more apparent in person than the photos. Top quality.


AF431 - Azurite $ 200
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431c.jpg]

One of the best of the lot in terms of large, well defined individual crystals that spray out in different directions. Floater cluster with no damage, fine quality.


AF433 - Azurite $ 200
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433c.jpg]

Thick, blocky Azurite crystals, undamaged floater cluster, one of the best in the lot.


AF437 - Azurite $ 150
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.4 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af437a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af437b.jpg]

Rosette cluster of crystals, large, well defined individual crystals. No damage.


AF442 - Azurite $ 240
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.2 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af442a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af442b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af442c.jpg]

Aesthetic thumbnail with large individual crystals. No damage, floater specimen.


J16 - Jeremejevite $ 1200
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j16a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j16b.jpg]

Etched floater Jeremejevite crystal with good blue color and plenty of gem zones. Thick crystal with most of the original, flat prism faces still present, more etched at the ends. One of the best of the lot and 14 carats in weight. No damage.



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