Selected Specimens

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B932 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 600
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b932a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b932b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and gemmy the entire length. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016.


B936 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b936a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b936b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b936c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and the majority of the crystal is highly gemmy. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016.


B937 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 400
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b937a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b937b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b937c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and the majority of the crystal is flawless to highly gemmy. Undamaged but with a grooove in the lower backside and a small indentation in one face where other Tourmaline crystals were intergrown. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016.


B940 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1250
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b940a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b940b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged except for a tiny nick on the upper right side. One narrow face on the left side has etched, stepped growth patterns. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016.


B941 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 600
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b941a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b941b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016.


B943 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 250
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b943a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b943b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamagedexcept for one small nick on the edge of the termination. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016.


D100 - Cuprian Austinite $ 390
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Cuprian Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d100a.jpg] Cuprian Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d100b.jpg] Cuprian Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d100c.jpg]

Bright green, translucent masses of Cuprian Austinite on Limonite matrix. Largest group is 3.5 cm across! Excellent color.


D106 - Cerussite on Mimetite $ 400
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


Cerussite on Mimetite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d106a.jpg] Cerussite on Mimetite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d106b.jpg]

Bright yellow botryoidal Mimetite with a white Cerussite crystal set right in the middle.


D114 - Rhodochrosite $ 350
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d114a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d114b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d114c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d114d.jpg]

Very cute thumbnail sized specimen with bright pink Rhodochrosite set on a long single Rhodochrosite crystal that has been psuedomorphed.


D115 - Sulfur $ 150
San Felipe, Baja, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm


Sulfur from San Felipe, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d115a.jpg] Sulfur from San Felipe, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d115b.jpg]

Bright yellow Sulfur crystals to 1.2cm that contrast well against the white matrix. Good coverage of crystals.


D118 - Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine $ 150
Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine from Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d118a.jpg] Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine from Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d118b.jpg] Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine from Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d118c.jpg]

Cluster of Feldspar crystals with an irridescent blue on the narrow faces grown around a single black Aegerine crystal. Reminds me of a guitar. Very few localities produce true moonstone crystals.


D119 - Sulfur $ 150
San Felipe, Baja, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Sulfur from San Felipe, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d119a.jpg] Sulfur from San Felipe, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d119b.jpg]

Bright yellow Sulfur crystals to 1.2cm that contrast well against the white matrix. Good crystals.


D123 - Legrandite $ 300
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d123a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d123b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d123c.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d123d.jpg]

Bright golden, gemmy single spray of Legrandite. Backside of termination intergrew into Limonite, but the front tip has good termination faces.


D126 - Mottramite over/after Quartz $ 180
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Mottramite over/after Quartz from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d126a.jpg] Mottramite over/after Quartz from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d126b.jpg] Mottramite over/after Quartz from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d126c.jpg] Mottramite over/after Quartz from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d126d.jpg]

Oujela Mottramite is common enough, but I've never seen a specimen from here of Mottramite over Quartz crystals. There are numerous crystals of Quartz that are either covered by or replaced by Mottramite. There is Quartz at the base of the specimen, but when I look closely at the bottoms of the crystals at the edge, I can see no Quartz in the cores, which leads me to believe the Quartz has been replaced by Mottramite.


D128 - Fluorite $ 400
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Fluorite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d128a.jpg] Fluorite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d128b.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue crystals from recent finds. Glass-like crystals with one tiny crystal of Galena on the bottom.



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