Selected Specimens

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TU29 - Malachite over Bornite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 44118)
Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
cabinet - 12.5 x 8 x 3.5 cm


Malachite over Bornite from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/tu29a.jpg] Malachite over Bornite from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/tu29b.jpg] Malachite over Bornite from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/tu29c.jpg]

Bornite crystals to 1.5 cm wide with a surficial coating of Malachite. The crystals are well separated and dispersed across the flat display face and the crystal form is discernable despite the Malachite coating. Bornite crystals are rare and those with Malachite coating rarer still.


TU30 - Vivianite $ 800 (=~ ¥ 78431)
Tomokoni Mine, Potosi, Bolivia
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 5 cm


Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/tu30a.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/tu30b.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/tu30c.jpg]

Pair of gemmy green Vivianites, one pointing up and the other sort of down and across, in a vug in red sandstone matrix. Perhaps the most aesthetic specimen of these Vivianites I have ever seen. No damage.


TU32 - Fluorite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 29412)
Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu32a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu32b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu32c.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu32d.jpg]

Transparent lavender Fluorite crystal atop a small stalk of etched Fluorite.


TU33 - Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite $ 650 (=~ ¥ 63725)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu33a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu33b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu33c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu33d.jpg]

Thick, heavy Arsenopyrite crystals spinkled with brassy Chalcopyrite crystal that reach 1.1cm with a 1.6cm wide Ferberite rising up straight through the Arsenopyrite. Classic Yaogangxian specimen of great quality.


TU34 - Fluorite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 29412)
Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu34a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu34b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu34c.jpg]

Transparent Fluorite crystals to 3cm across.


TU37 - Scheelite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 44118)
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China
miniature - 4 x 4 x 4 cm


Scheelite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/tu37a.jpg] Scheelite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/tu37b.jpg] Scheelite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/tu37c.jpg]

Complete octahedal Scheelite crystal. 1.4cm area at one termination is transparent, facet quality.


TU38 - Scheelite $ 550 (=~ ¥ 53922)
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm


Scheelite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/tu38a.jpg] Scheelite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/tu38b.jpg]

Octahedral, golden Scheelite crystal 4cm on edge.


TU39 - Fluorite $ 1200 (=~ ¥ 117647)
Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 8.9 x 8 x 4.5 cm


Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39c.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39d.jpg]

Transparent octahedral Fluorite crystals to 3cm on matrix.


TU43 - Tremolite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 24510)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu43a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu43b.jpg]

Gemmy, vivid green Tremolite with a perfect, glassy termination.


TU46 - Tremolite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 14706)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu46a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu46b.jpg]

Gemmy, vivid green Tremolite with a good termination.


TU47 - Tremolite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 29412)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu47a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu47b.jpg]

Gemmy, vivid green Tremolite with a complex, glassy termination.


TU51 - Tremolite $ 120 (=~ ¥ 11765)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu51a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu51b.jpg]

Vivid green Tremolite with a perfect, glassy termination. Not as transparent as some, but with deep green color.


TU54 - Tremolite $ 160 (=~ ¥ 15686)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu54a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu54b.jpg]

Gemmy, vivid green Tremolite with a flat, glassy termination and minor Calcite and Graphite on one side.


TU59 - Tremolite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 14706)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu59a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu59b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu59c.jpg]

Group of 8 green Tremolite crystals, largest is 2.2cm tall. These are all good crystals, each with a perfect, glassy termination, and they are glassy with good transparency.


TU61 - Quartz with Helvite $ 700 (=~ ¥ 68627)
Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China
large cabinet - 18 x 6 x 5 cm


Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61a.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61b.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61c.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61d.jpg]

Large, transparent Quartz crystal with attached and partially included black Helvite crystals. The Quartz has chlorite inclusions and has a well defined green phantom right near the termination. It also hasa slight reddixh cast in areas. As a bonus, the base of the crystal is completely rehealed.



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