Selected Specimens

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TS183 - Smithsonite $ 750 (=~ ¥ 73529)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183c.jpg]

Fine and lustrous crystals of pink Smithsonite. Some of the crystals have a grey/black coloration right along the very edges - people say this style looks as if a blow torch was passed over them.Good color and undamaged.


TZ146 - Prehnite $ 270 (=~ ¥ 26471)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146c.jpg]

Blue Prehnite in a fantastic, flower-like formation. A complete floater with minor amounts of attached Graphite. Translucent blue with a really nice formation, way better than most from the find which were mostly irregular massess of crystals with damage along the edges.


TZ149 - Diopside $ 400 (=~ ¥ 39216)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz149a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz149b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz149c.jpg]

Large single Diopside crystal, complete all around with good luster. Though light in color, it is uncommonly large and of good quality, with just a couple very tiny nicks.


TZ154 - Tanzanite $ 2200 (=~ ¥ 215686)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz154a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz154b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz154c.jpg]

Fancy colored Tanzanite crystal with a pink coloration in one direction, yellow in the other, and a peachy color up the C-axis. There is a cleavage on the back face, otherwise this is in good condition, but despite the minor damage, this is in way better condition than most of the fancy colored Tanzanites I've seen. A very unusual coloration.


TZ156 - Tanzanite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 58824)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156c.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy single Tanzanite crystal with and unusual form, somewhat triangular in cross-section. Fine and undamaged.


TZ158 - Tanzanite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 24510)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz158a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz158b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz158c.jpg]

Bi-color Tanzanite crystal (yellow over blue). Small but of high quality with glassy luster and no damage.


AF864 - Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 44118)
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864c.jpg]

Super bright pink crystals of Cobaltian Calcite from the big find of perhaps 10 years ago. This one stands out for a variety of reasons including the well separated crystals that revael the pyrite underneath, the 3-dimensional nature of the matrix which is much more interesting than typical flat pieces, great color, and the color contrast between the Calcite and pyrite.


AF734 - Brucite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 44118)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Brucite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af734a.jpg] Brucite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af734b.jpg] Brucite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af734c.jpg]

A perfect hemisphere of crystallized Brucite grown around a small amount of Manganite. Perfect all around without damaged, even crystallized on the bottom.


TZ159 - Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite $ 750 (=~ ¥ 73529)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.1 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm


Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz159a.jpg] Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz159b.jpg] Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz159c.jpg] Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz159d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Diopside crystals, undamaged with no points of contact. A 1cm Tanzanite crystal is attached to the backside, as are platy hexagonal crystals of Graphite.


TZ161 - Kyanite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 34314)
Tanzania
large cabinet - 15.5 x 2.0 x 0.6 cm


Kyanite from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz161a.jpg] Kyanite from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz161b.jpg] Kyanite from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz161c.jpg]

Large translucent green Kyanite crystal with a blue stripe. There were some very big, chunky Kyanites unearthed as aprt of this recent find, but this was the best specimen to my tastes, with a smooth, flat termination at one end.


A960 - Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 44118)
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 10 x 5 cm


Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960c.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960d.jpg]

Large 5cm Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite associated with green Quartz crystals, all of which are attached to a thick chunk of Magnetite crystals. The Scheelite crystal is partially etched at the bottom revealing a metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) inside the Scheelite.


E529 - Hauerite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 44118)
Desticella Mine, Raddusa, Sicily, Italy
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


Hauerite from Desticella Mine, Raddusa, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/e529a.jpg] Hauerite from Desticella Mine, Raddusa, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/e529b.jpg]

Single, complete octahedron with a smaller crystal attached to one face.


E530 - Prehnite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 24510)
Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


Prehnite from Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain [db_pics/pics/e530a.jpg] Prehnite from Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain [db_pics/pics/e530b.jpg]

Complete spherical cluster of translucent green Prehnite. Crystallized all around and undamaged.


TZ163 - Dravite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 29412)
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz163a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz163b.jpg]

Terminated single Dravite crystal with a beautiful red/brown color. The crystal has good luster and is transparent and shows off especially well when backlit. Best of the lot.


TZ166 - Dravite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 14706)
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz166a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz166b.jpg]

Terminated single Dravite crystal with a beautiful red/brown color. The crystal has good luster and is transparent and shows off especially well when backlit. One small chip on a back termination edge, otherwise undamaged.



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