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T880 - Brookite $ 95
Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Brookite from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t880a.jpg] Brookite from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t880b.jpg] Brookite from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t880c.jpg]

3 intergrown Brookite crystals, partially translucent.


T881 - Quartz with Hematite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Wolsendorf Fluorite mining District, Schwandorf, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany
cabinet - 14 x 9.5 x 4 cm


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Quartz with Hematite from Wolsendorf Fluorite mining District, Schwandorf, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t881a.jpg] Quartz with Hematite from Wolsendorf Fluorite mining District, Schwandorf, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t881b.jpg]

Red Hematite included Quartz crystals over a small amount of Fluorite. An old spcimen that is nearly pristine.


T883 - Vanadinite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 12 x 11 x 6 cm


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Vanadinite from San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t883a.jpg] Vanadinite from San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t883b.jpg] Vanadinite from San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t883c.jpg]

Old specimen of Vanadinite with Calcite. Individual crystals reach over 1cm in length. From an old collection, amazingly only a couple crystals missing.


T884 - Apatite $ 150
Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 8 x 4.5 cm


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Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t884a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t884b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t884c.jpg]

Gem yellow Apatite crystals in matrix. The main crystal is 3cm tall.


T890 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 500
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t890a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t890b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and mostly gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 3.1 grams.


T891 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 600
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.9 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t891a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t891b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and mostly gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 3.7 grams.


T892 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 380
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t892a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t892b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t892c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and mostly gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 4.0 grams.


T893 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 550
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t893a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t893b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t893d.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and mostly gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.2 grams.


T894 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 550
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t894a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t894b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and mostly gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T895 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 450
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 0.9 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t895a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t895b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green at the base. Fantastic color and mostly gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.3 grams.


T897 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 600
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t897a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t897b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t897c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and mostley gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T898 - Dravite $ 480
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t898a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t898b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t898c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t898d.jpg]

Parallel, intergrown Dravite crystals. The crystals are dark and grade up to a clear zone followed by bright blue caps. Unlike most, the dark zone on these crystals are mostly transparent (see backlit photos). Hand picked from hundreds for quality.


T902 - Whiteite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902a.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902b.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902c.jpg]

Large, double-terminated single crystal with associated Quartz crystals. Undamaged, better than photos!


T906 - Bastnasite $ 350
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2 x 1.2 cm


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Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906a.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906b.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906c.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906d.jpg]

Well formed, complete single translucent yellow/brown Basnasite crystal. There is a small notch on the bottom where it was attached to another crystal. Undamaged and good on both sides.


T912 - Diamond $ 325
Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.1 cm


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Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t912a.jpg] Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t912b.jpg]

Polished slice of a Diamond crystal showing color zoning. For further information, read the article titled 'Optically-zoned (Star) Diamonds from Zimbabwe' in the March-April 2014 issue of Rocks and Minerals magazine.

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