Selected Specimens

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T276 - Diopside $ 800 (=~ AUS$ 1036)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276c.jpg]

Rich chrome green Diopside crystal from the famous December 2007 find that produced Diopsides with a vivid, rich green color, far and away better than average Merelani Diopside. This is a fine single crystal complete all around with good luster. Undamaged.


T277 - Diopside $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 648)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277c.jpg]

Rich chrome green Diopside crystal from the famous December 2007 find that produced Diopsides with a vivid, rich green color, far and away better than average Merelani Diopside. This is a fine single crystal complete all around with good luster. Undamaged with slight intergrowths of Graphite on one side.


T279 - Tanzanite $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 1166)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t279a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t279b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t279c.jpg]

Unusual deep blue Tanzanite crystal with a bubbly green/brown mineral attached the sides and back. On the backside, underneath this mineral, are Prehnite crystals. Complete and undamaged.


T283 - Graphite in Tremolite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 155)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm


Graphite in Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t283a.jpg] Graphite in Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t283b.jpg]

Single chrome Tremolite crystal with included Graphite crystals.


T294 - Apatite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 259)
Mahenge, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Apatite from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t294a.jpg] Apatite from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t294b.jpg]

Mining for Spinels in Mahenge in 2016 has turned up a handful of these unusually colored single Apatite crystals. I bought every one I could, which was only 4. The color is blue with a hint of green and it's very gemmy. Undamaged with one small contact or irregular growth on one back edge.


T296 - Tsavorite $ 1800 (=~ AUS$ 2332) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 1080 (=~ AUS$ 1399)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296d.jpg]

Single Tsavorite crystal with intergrowths of Graphite. Complete all around though portions of the top and bottom are irregular where it grew with the Graphite. Great color and sharpness of form.


T298 - Tourmaline $ 1250 (=~ AUS$ 1619)
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.6 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298c.jpg]

Brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with a flat, glassy termination. In addition to the strong red and green colors, there is a small yellow zone between the red and green. One very tiny nick on the termination edge, otherwise perfect and undamaged. Weighs 12.6 grams.


T299 - Tourmaline $ 460 (=~ AUS$ 596)
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t299a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t299b.jpg]

Brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with a flat, glassy termination. In addition to the strong red and green colors, there is a small yellow zone between the red and green. Perfect and undamaged. Weighs 4.6 grams.


T300 - Sugilite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.3 x 2.2 x 1.0 cm


Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t300a.jpg] Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t300b.jpg]

Bright, chatoyant fibrous Sugilite occurring as tightly packed crystals on matrix. Good on both sides. From a rare and limited find in 2014.


T305 - Gold $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 1166)
Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 3.6 x 2 x 0.5 cm


Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t305a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t305b.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t305c.jpg]

Leaf-like crystalline Gold specimen with 'herring-bone' structure with smaller attached crystals. Weighs 4.2 grams.


T306 - Gold $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1943)
Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 2 x 0.8 cm


Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t306a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t306b.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t306c.jpg]

Leaf-like crystalline Gold specimen with with smaller crystals attached to the 'leaf'. Weighs 6.6 grams.


T307 - Tourmaline $ 2000 (=~ AUS$ 2591)
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 4 x 2 x 2 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t307a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t307b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t307c.jpg]

Single blue-cap Tourmaline with blue over a strong pink body color. Complete all around and undamaged except for very slight chipping. Weighs 36.3 grams.


T308 - Tourmaline $ 800 (=~ AUS$ 1036)
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.2 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t308a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t308b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t308c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t308d.jpg]

Single blue-cap Tourmaline with a thick blue zone over a strong pink body color. Complete all around and undamaged except for one chip one the termination edge. Weighs 12 grams.


T309 - Tourmaline $ 800 (=~ AUS$ 1036)
Paprok, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t309a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t309b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t309c.jpg]

Single blue-cap Tourmaline with blue over a strong pink body color. Complete all around and undamaged except for a few slight chips. Weighs 16.7 grams.


T310 - Tourmaline $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 842)
Paprok, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t310a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t310b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t310c.jpg]

Single blue-cap Tourmaline with blue over a strong pink body color. Complete all around and undamaged. Weighs 16.9 grams.



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