Selected Specimens

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M105 - Azurite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 30488)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m105a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m105b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m105c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m105d.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster composed of a major 2.0cm crystal situated on top, with smaller crystals. Crystallized all around with some Malachite. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color.


A802 - Peridot $ 150 (=~ ¥ 18293)
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a802a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a802b.jpg]

Tall single Peridot crystal with exceptional color. Undamaged and complete all around.


NM101 - Jeremejevite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 30488)
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.3 x 0.2 cm


Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/nm101a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/nm101b.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/nm101c.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/nm101d.jpg]

Parcel of 10 Jeremejevite crystals. Colors range from blue to clear, most show some degree of etching. Some attached Schorl on some.  Crystals range in size up to 2.2cm long.


E629 - Azurite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 73171)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e629a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e629b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e629c.jpg]

Lovely rosettes of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is composed of two attached clusters of gorgeous blue color. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E630 - Azurite with Malachite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 30488)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630e.jpg]

Clusters of thick Azurite crystals from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. Some of the crystals have partially psuedomorphed to Malachite. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E633 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 950 (=~ ¥ 115854)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e633a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e633b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e633c.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e633d.jpg]

Four sharp crystals of Malachite after Cuprite atop Azurite. The Azurite is not simply a colorful matrix, it is finely crystallized all around and undamaged. Superb!


E635 - Azurite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 36585)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4.4 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e635a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e635b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e635c.jpg]

Lovely rosettes of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is composed of intergrown clusters of gorgeous blue color. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E640 - Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 73171)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4.8 x 3.8 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e640a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e640b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e640c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e640d.jpg]

Cluster of blocky Azurite crystals from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen has an attached crystal of Malachite after Cuprite and hollow areas that are also lined by Azurite crystals.


E644 - Azurite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 30488)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.6 x 1.1 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e644a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e644b.jpg]

Sharp cluster of Azurite crystals from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is composed of intergrown Azurite crystals with an overall diamond shaped form. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


TZ387 - Dravite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 48780)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz387a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz387b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz387c.jpg]

Transparent, light brown Dravite grading to a darker rootbeer color at the base. There is a sharp change to silvery grey, cat's-eye Dravite approximately half way up the crystal. These half normal/half cats-eye crystals are much less common than normal crystals from the find, and crystals with such a sharp delineation between the two even more so. Weighs 18.9 grams.


TZ391 - Dravite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 30488)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.6 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz391a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz391b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz391c.jpg]

Transparent, rootbeer brown Dravite with a sharp change to cat's-eye Dravite near the top. The bottom half shows a series of natural fracturing and rehealing resulting in a bent crystal, very interesting and unusual.


TZ402 - Dravite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 42683)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.3 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz402a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz402b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz402c.jpg]

Transparent, light brown Dravite with a darker rootbeer color in the lower half and a sharp change to silvery grey, cat's-eye Dravite near the top. These half normal/half cats-eye crystals are much less common than normal crystals from the find, and crystals with such a sharp delineation between the two even more so. Weighs 16.3 grams.


TZ406 - Alabandite with Tanzanite $ 950 (=~ ¥ 115854)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406a.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406b.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406c.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406d.jpg]

Large, well formed single Alabandite crystal a full 7cm on edge. This is a very large crystal with good shape and large smooth faces. Attached to the side is a very interesting formation of light blue Tanzanite enclosed within a white Calcite rhomb.


TZ410 - Tsavorite included by Graphite $ 750 (=~ ¥ 91463)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Tsavorite included by Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz410a.jpg] Tsavorite included by Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz410b.jpg] Tsavorite included by Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz410c.jpg]

Complete, floater Tsavorite crystal with exceptional glassy luster. Undamaged and pristine. Gem quality and at the center are a few included platy crystals of Graphite. Top quality Tsavorite.


TZ413 - Diopside $ 850 (=~ ¥ 103659)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz413a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz413b.jpg]

Complete, single crystal with exceptional glassy luster. Undamaged and pristine. Gem quality at the termination. Uncommonly fine quality Diopside crystal.



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