Selected Specimens

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AF900 - Diopside on Tanzanite $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 1166)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af900a.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af900b.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af900c.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af900d.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af900e.jpg]

Fabulous combination specimen with fine crystals of Diopside (cluster of 2 sharply formed crystals), Graphite, and small bladed, unidentified white crystals on a double terminated Tanzanite. The Tanzanite is double terminated, color-zoned, and has a sharply pointed termination with central gem zones. The Tanzanite has been heated and has been priced accordingly, however this is a special piece regardless.


NA304 - Neptunite $ 800 (=~ AUS$ 1036)
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 5.4 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm


Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304a.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304b.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304c.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304d.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304e.jpg]

Unusually stout Neptunite crystals in thick clusters. Fine and undamaged.


NA305 - Neptunite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777)
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na305a.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na305b.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na305c.jpg]

Unusually stout Neptunite crystals in thick clusters. Fine quality with main cluster undamaged and damage to backside of small cluster.


AF431 - Azurite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259)
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af431c.jpg]

One of the best of the lot in terms of large, well defined individual crystals that spray out in different directions. Floater cluster with no damage, fine quality.


AF433 - Azurite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259)
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af433c.jpg]

Thick, blocky Azurite crystals, undamaged floater cluster, one of the best in the lot.


AF437 - Azurite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.4 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af437a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af437b.jpg]

Rosette cluster of crystals, large, well defined individual crystals. No damage.


AF442 - Azurite $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 311)
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.2 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af442a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af442b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af442c.jpg]

Aesthetic thumbnail with large individual crystals. No damage, floater specimen.


J16 - Jeremejevite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1554)
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j16a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j16b.jpg]

Etched floater Jeremejevite crystal with good blue color and plenty of gem zones. Thick crystal with most of the original, flat prism faces still present, more etched at the ends. One of the best of the lot and 14 carats in weight. No damage.


J32 - Jeremejevite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j32a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j32b.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy etched Jeremejevite crystal with good blue color. No damage.


J34 - Jeremejevite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 648)
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.0 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j34a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j34b.jpg]

Long and gemmy etched Jeremejevite crystal, good sized crystal!


E385 - Vesuvianite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583)
Bellecombe, Aosta Valley, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Vesuvianite from Bellecombe, Aosta Valley, Italy [db_pics/pics/e385a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Bellecombe, Aosta Valley, Italy [db_pics/pics/e385b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Bellecombe, Aosta Valley, Italy [db_pics/pics/e385c.jpg]

Fine transparent green crystals. Main crystal is a fine 2 x 0.8 cm, but even all the smaller crystals are perfectly terminated and undamaged (except along edges). High quality old time specimen.


AF581 - Jeremejevite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583)
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm


Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af581a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af581b.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af581c.jpg]

Pair of etched crystals, largest 2.2 x 0.8cm, rising dramaticly off matrix. Before this find (April 2010), matrix Jeremejevites were uncommon and expensive. Not only did this find produce a number of matrix pieces, but the crystals were much thicker than previous finds. private_notes


AF318 - Azurite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 4.3 x 3.6 x 3 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite crystals from a recent find. Good large crystals, best is a 3 cm double terminated cluster.


SA583 - Proustite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1554)
Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583a.jpg] Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583b.jpg] Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583c.jpg]

Complete,terminated single crystal of one of most sought after of minerals in the collecting world. Bright translucent red when backlit.


AF326 - Jeremejevite $ 1800 (=~ AUS$ 2332)
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326b.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326c.jpg]

Large single crystal from a find in spring 2010. Large size for the species, with both good length and perhaps more significantly, exceptional thickness. The crystal is naturally etched however retains a good glassy luster and has lots of internal transparency.



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