Selected Specimens

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SA839 - Pyrite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 730)
Huanzala Mine, Peru
cabinet - 10 x 6.5 x 5 cm


Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa839a.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa839b.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa839c.jpg]

Cluster of 5 main Pyrite crystals with complex form. This was selected by me as the best specimen out of a large Pyrite shipment about 10 years ago. Main crystal is 4.5 cm wide.


SA841 - Quartz on Epidote $ 700 (=~ AUS$ 682)
Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Quartz on Epidote from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa841a.jpg] Quartz on Epidote from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa841b.jpg] Quartz on Epidote from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa841c.jpg]

Tall, slender Epidote crystal group with perfect terminations. The backside is covered with Quart crystals, and near the top is a 3.5cm double-terminated Quartz crystal. This was brought into the country by Steve Perry about 15 years ago and is the best of the entire lot Steve had.


TS180 - Azurite $ 550 (=~ AUS$ 536)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180c.jpg]

Sharp and lustrous Azurite crystal with a rare serrated habit. The crystal is a uniform 5mm thick and a deep translucent blue when backit. I put a light behind the crystal in one photo to show the translucency. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


TS181 - Cadmium Smithsonite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 730)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181a.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181b.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181c.jpg]

Golden yellow rhombs of Smithsonite to 1.2cm wide.


AF963 - Olmiite $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 877)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963a.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963b.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963c.jpg]

Superb matrix specimen with two complete clusters of translucent Olmiite. This is a specimen I bought many years ago from Clive Quiet from the original find. Perfect and undamaged, looking like a pair of gumdrops.


TS183 - Smithsonite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 730)
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 (=~ AUS$ 263)
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 (=~ AUS$ 390)
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.


TZ151 - Prehnite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 146)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.4 x 1.1 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz151a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz151b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz151c.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.


TZ154 - Tanzanite $ 2200 (=~ AUS$ 2143)
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 (=~ AUS$ 584)
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.


TZ157 - Diopside $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 117)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz157a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz157b.jpg]

Highly gemmy single crystal, complete and undamaged. It's uncommon to find Diopsides with this high a degree of transparency.


TZ158 - Tanzanite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 244)
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 (=~ AUS$ 438)
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 (=~ AUS$ 438)
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.



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