Selected Specimens

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B284 - Zircon $ 200 (=~ ¥ 20408)
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b284a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b284b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of red/brown Zircon. Transparent top to bottom.Undamaged. One photo backlit to show transparency.


B285 - Zircon $ 120 (=~ ¥ 12245)
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b285a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b285b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of red/brown Zircon. Translucent to transparent.Chipped/contacted on one corner otherwise undamaged.


B311 - Dioptase $ 2400 (=~ ¥ 244898)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.0 x 3.7 x 3 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311c.jpg]

Large single Dioptase, 1.5cm long, on a matrix covered by smaller Dioptase crystals. An exquisite specimen from the Georg Gebhard collection.


B313 - Scorodite with Pyrite $ 480 (=~ ¥ 48980)
Babu, Guangxi Zhuang, China
small cabinet - 6.4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Scorodite with Pyrite from Babu, Guangxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/b313a.jpg] Scorodite with Pyrite from Babu, Guangxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/b313b.jpg] Scorodite with Pyrite from Babu, Guangxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/b313c.jpg]

Lustrous purple/blue Scorodite crystals with Pyrite. Recall that the majority of Scorodite from this find are very dark, almost black and opaque. Bright translucent purple/blue crystals such as these are the exception.


B314 - Gold $ 3800 (=~ ¥ 387755)
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2 cm


Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314a.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314b.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314c.jpg]

Bright Gold crystals throughout a Quartz matrix. There is a wonderful hoppered octhedral crystal front and center that is 6mm on edge. There is also lots of Gold all throughthe Quartz, so this could be further etched to reveal lots more Gold if desired.


B316 - Diopside on Tanzanite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 61224)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2 cm


Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b316a.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b316b.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b316c.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b316d.jpg]

Clusters of Diopside crystals attached to a purple/blue Tanzanite crystal. Undamaged.


B317 - Diopside on Tanzanite $ 950 (=~ ¥ 96939)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.3 cm


Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317a.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317b.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317c.jpg]

Clusters of Diopside crystals attached to a purple/blue Tanzanite crystal. Undamaged.


B321 - Dioptase $ 500 (=~ ¥ 51020)
Katanga Prov., Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321a.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321b.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321c.jpg]

Solid cluster of nothing but Dioptase crystals, with the focus on a central, large upright crystal. Main crystal is 1.5cm in diameter, rises up 1.5cm higher than the others, and is undamaged.


B324 - Dioptase $ 400 (=~ ¥ 40816)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324c.jpg]

Double terminated Dioptase crystal of large size. The crystal is translucent to transparent. It is contacted on the backside where it grew against the matrix, and has a smaller attached crystal. A great thumbnail, if from Tsumeb price would be double.


B326 - Dioptase $ 600 (=~ ¥ 61224)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326c.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326d.jpg]

Double terminated Dioptase crystal of large size. The crystal is translucent to transparent. It is contacted on the backside where it grew against the matrix, and has a smaller attached crystal that is damaged at the tip that can serve as a natural base to elevate both the main, undamaged terminations. Bright and very transparent at one end.


B327 - Dioptase $ 350 (=~ ¥ 35714)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b327a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b327b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b327c.jpg]

Bright translucent green Dioptase crystals on a Chrysocolla matrix.


B328 - Dioptase with Chrysocolla $ 650 (=~ ¥ 66327)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 1 cm


Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328a.jpg] Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328b.jpg] Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328c.jpg] Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Dioptase crystals with attached spheres of Chrysocolla. 'Dioptase-man' or 'Gumby'? Bright and very transparent.


B329 - Dioptase $ 450 (=~ ¥ 45918)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b329a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b329b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b329c.jpg]

Sharp Dioptase crystals standing straight up on a Chrysocolla matrix. Bright and transparent crystals.


B330 - Dioptase $ 600 (=~ ¥ 61224)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b330a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b330b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b330c.jpg]

Double terminated Dioptase crystal of large size. The crystal is translucent to transparent. It is contacted only on the backside of the lower termination where it grew against the matrix, and has a smaller attached crystals. Bright and very transparent at the tip.


B331 - Dioptase $ 700 (=~ ¥ 71429)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b331a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b331b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b331c.jpg]

Large single Dioptase crystal that is highly translucent. Complete all around. Bright and very transparent at the tip.



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