Selected Specimens

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


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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


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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.


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


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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


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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


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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.


D366 - Zircon $ 120
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D366a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D366b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D366c.jpg]

Single gemmy Zircon crystal with a nice wine red to red brown coloration. Complete all around and undamaged except for some slight edge chipping. Smooth, flat crystal faces on the termination with surface growth patterns on the prism faces, which is common with these crystals.


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


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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


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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.


AF318 - Azurite $ 150
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 4.3 x 3.6 x 3 cm


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Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite crystals from a recent find. Good large crystals, best is a 3 cm double terminated cluster.


SA583 - Proustite $ 1200
Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


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Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583a.jpg] Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583b.jpg] Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583c.jpg]

Complete,terminated single crystal of one of most sought after of minerals in the collecting world. Bright translucent red when backlit.


AF326 - Jeremejevite $ 1800
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


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Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326b.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326c.jpg]

Large single crystal from a find in spring 2010. Large size for the species, with both good length and perhaps more significantly, exceptional thickness. The crystal is naturally etched however retains a good glassy luster and has lots of internal transparency.


A855 - Anatase on Albite with Quartz $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855a.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855b.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855c.jpg]

Anatase crystals to 14mm set in snow-white, sparkling Albite crystals with transparent Quartz crystals.


NA409 - Smithsonite $ 200
Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


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Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/NA409a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/NA409b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/NA409c.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/NA409d.jpg]

Fine sky blue botryoidal Smithsonite. This type has a more blue color than is typical and a bright, shimmering surface luster.


A139 - Ferberite on Quartz $ 360
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139a.jpg] Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139b.jpg] Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139c.jpg]

Sharply formed Ferberite crystal fronting a clear Quartz crystal, both accented by small clusters of mica. I purchased this from Debbie Meng many years ago (10?) just as production from the Yaogangxian mine was hitting the market, and it has been in my collection every since. Undamaged, well balanced, and displays great.


AF721 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 3900
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 1 cm


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Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721f.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721g.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721h.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721i.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721j.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721k.jpg]

Killer Tanzanite thumbnail that's also a great association piece too.  Fine, gemmy blue Tanzanite crystal with excellent luster and great transparency with attached large, single Prehnite crystals (analyzed) on the backside. Prehnite from Merelani is usually seen as rounded aggregates, yet on this specimen they occur as individual crystals to 7mm wide. In addition to the Prehnite, there are white crystals of an unidentified mineral also attached to the backside. A very nice Tanzanite, undamaged with TOP luster, good color and highly gemmy.

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