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TS201 - Azurite $ 80 (=~ ¥ 9524)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.3 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts201a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts201b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts201c.jpg]

An open vug in matrix loaded with prismatic Azurite crystals. The Auzrite crystals are highly translucent with great color.


TS202 - Malachite after Azurite $ 180 (=~ ¥ 21429)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts202a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts202b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts202c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts202d.jpg]

A 1.7cm wide chisel-shaped crystal of Malachite after Azurite associated with other smaller crystals. Wel formed crystals with good chatoyancy to the Malachite.


A115 - Apatite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 47619)
Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.6 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm


Apatite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a115a.jpg] Apatite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a115b.jpg] Apatite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a115c.jpg]

An 8mm wide crystal of purple Apatite well centered on matrix of Quartz and Lepidolite. Most Afghan purple Apatites I see are imperfect with bad luster or otherwise unsuitable as a fine specimen. This is the uncommon exception with good color, luster, and a nice display.


A143 - Fluorite $ 270 (=~ ¥ 32143)
Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a143a.jpg] Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a143b.jpg] Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a143c.jpg]

Fantastic water-clear fluorite crystals from a recent, limited find. Light green in color, undamaged, very fine quality.


A189 - Fluorite $ 125 (=~ ¥ 14881)
Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a189a.jpg] Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a189b.jpg]

Fantastic water-clear fluorite crystals from a recent, limited find. Light green in color, undamaged though lower left side of main crystal has some contacting.


AF1001 - Libethenite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 17857)
Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


Libethenite from Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af1001a.jpg] Libethenite from Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af1001b.jpg] Libethenite from Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af1001c.jpg]

Fibrous crystals of Libethenite on matrix, with the very tip of the main crystal having smooth, lustrous faces. Undamaged, from an old find.


TZ268 - Grossular var. Tsavorite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 33333)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz268a.jpg] Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz268b.jpg] Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz268c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal with highly glassy surface luster, great transparency.


PAK104 - Topaz $ 450 (=~ ¥ 53571)
Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 5.0 x 3.5 cm


Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak104a.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak104b.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak104c.jpg]

Large 5cm double-terminated Topaz crystal on an Albite matrix. The lower portion of theTopaz has some included dark, elongated crystals of an unidentified mineral.


PAK105 - Topaz $ 500 (=~ ¥ 59524)
Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak105a.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak105b.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak105c.jpg]

Absolute gem of a double-terminated Topaz crystal on an Albite matix with another small gem Topaz in front. Highly transparent and complete all around, like a jewel set atop the Albite.


TZ271 - Alabandite with Pyrite, Tanzanite $ 225 (=~ ¥ 26786)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


Alabandite with Pyrite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz271a.jpg] Alabandite with Pyrite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz271b.jpg] Alabandite with Pyrite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz271c.jpg]

Intergrown, rounded crystals of Alabandite associted with Pyrite and Tanzanite.


M101 - Azurite with Malachite $ 80 (=~ ¥ 9524)
Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/m101a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/m101b.jpg]

Floater group of Azurite crystals with areas of Malachite.


PAK107 - Anatase on Albite $ 100 (=~ ¥ 11905)
Kharan Mountian, Belochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3 cm


Anatase on Albite from Kharan Mountian, Belochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak107a.jpg] Anatase on Albite from Kharan Mountian, Belochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak107b.jpg] Anatase on Albite from Kharan Mountian, Belochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak107c.jpg]

Snow-white crystals of Albite and razor sharp, mirror lustrous Anatase crystals to 9mm. The top crystal is double-terminated.


TZ272 - Tsavorite $ 100 (=~ ¥ 11905)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 1 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz272a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz272b.jpg]

Glassy green Grossular crystal, bright and gemmy. This crystal was formerly part of a cluster and therefore the sides have indentation where other crystals were present.


TZ273 - Tsavorite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 35714)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz273a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz273b.jpg]

Cluster of green Grossular crystals, bright and gemmy, on Graphite. This was found in late 2013 from finds that produced a small number of such clusters.


TZ274 - Tsavorite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 35714)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz274a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz274b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz274c.jpg]

Large single floater Tsavorite crystal. Good sized, gemmy, with glassy faces and no points of attachment. The crystal does have significant damage along some edges and one corner and is marked down accordingly (would be an approx. $3000 crystal in perfect condition), still it is complete all around and a value for a crystal this size.



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