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T104 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 700 (=~ CAN$ 904)
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t104a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t104b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t104c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration at the termination and a more olive green below. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged with a small indentation near the bottom where another crystal grew. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 3.9 grams.


T105 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 516)
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t105a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t105b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t105c.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 highly gemmy. Undamaged except for two tiny nicks on termination edges. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.8 grams.


T106 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 390 (=~ CAN$ 503)
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t106a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t106b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t106c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t106d.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Fantastic color and the entire crystal is transparent. Undamaged with a small attached Calcite crystal. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T107 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1100 (=~ CAN$ 1420)
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107d.jpg]

Uncommon intergrown cluster of 4 Chrome Tourmaline crystals, 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 the entire crystal is flawless to highly gemmy. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 7.9 grams.


T108 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 950 (=~ CAN$ 1226)
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t108a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t108b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration and a small amount olive green at the base. Fantastic color and undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 7.5 grams.


T109 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200 (=~ CAN$ 1549)
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t109a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t109b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t109c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t109d.jpg]

Intergrown pair of Chrome Tourmaline crystals 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 highly gemmy. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 6.6 grams.


T110 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1150 (=~ CAN$ 1485)
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 4.1 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t110a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t110b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t110c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t110d.jpg]

Intergrown pair of Chrome Tourmaline crystals 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 highly gemmy. Undamaged with some shalow indentations where other crystals were attached. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 10.5 grams.


T111 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1100 (=~ CAN$ 1420)
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.9 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t111a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t111b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t111c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t111d.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 highly gemmy. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 5.8 grams.


T113 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 645)
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t113a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t113b.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 highly gemmy. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.9 grams


T116 - Cerussite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 1162)
Touissit Mine, Oujda, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.7 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm


Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t116a.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t116b.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t116c.jpg]

Complete sixling Cerussite that is good sized. Large Cerussites are not as common from Touissit as they are from Tsumeb. The old label calls this a Cat's-eye Cerussite and indeed there are fibrous inclusions in areas that display a shiller effect. Complete on both sides and undamaged.


T125 - Euclase $ 1250 (=~ CAN$ 1614)
Lost Hope Mine, Karoi, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t125a.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t125b.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t125c.jpg] Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Karoi, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t125d.jpg]

Stacked cluster of inky blue Euclase crystals. Some damage to a couple of the lesser crystals with a perfect main crystal on top that is 1.1cm and double terminated. Ex. Charlie Key collection.


T128 - Cuprian Adamite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 323)
Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


Cuprian Adamite from Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/t128a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/t128b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Gold Hill Mine, Tooele Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/t128c.jpg]

Bright green sperical clusters of Cuprian Adamite crystals on limonite matrix. Undamaged and excellent for a USA cuprian Adamite.


T129 - Epistilbite $ 320 (=~ CAN$ 413)
Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Epistilbite from Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/t129a.jpg] Epistilbite from Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/t129b.jpg] Epistilbite from Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/t129c.jpg]

Sperical cluster of Epistilbite crystals in an open vug in basalt. The crystals are highly lustrous and extend out from the center to varying distances creating a neat visual effect. Unfortunately one crystal at the very edge where the matrix broke away in incomplete. The rest of the spherical mass is perfect.


T132 - Lueshite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 258)
Lueshe carbonatite, Kivu Prov., Congo
thumbnail - 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Lueshite from Lueshe carbonatite, Kivu Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/t132a.jpg] Lueshite from Lueshe carbonatite, Kivu Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/t132b.jpg] Lueshite from Lueshe carbonatite, Kivu Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/t132c.jpg]

A complete 5mm cube of Lueshite from the type locality. Rare, sharply formed crystal. Lueshite is a rare niobium-containing species.


T133 - Cafarsite $ 220 (=~ CAN$ 284)
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t133a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t133b.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t133c.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of the rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate Cafarsite. Good luster with flashes of red/orange color. From the type locality.



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