Selected Specimens

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TZ283 - Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite $ 380 (=~ £ 249)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm


Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283a.jpg] Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283b.jpg] Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283c.jpg]

Floater group of Sphalerite crystals in excellent condition with attached Graphite and backside and bottom coated by Calcite crystals. Complete and undamaged.


TZ284 - Tanzanite on Calcite $ 650 (=~ £ 427)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 4 cm


Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284a.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284b.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284c.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284d.jpg]

Large Calcite crystal with attached Graphite and gem Tanzanite. The Calcite is clear with an outer coating of translucent, satiny Calcite. The Tanzanite is 1.6cm long, gemmy and undamaged.


NA492 - Boleite $ 600 (=~ £ 394)
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na492a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na492b.jpg]

Complete single cube of this rare mineral from a long defunct mine. Good sized. Ex. Harvard University collection with label.


NA517 - Chromium Clinochlore $ 125 (=~ £ 82)
Jenko Mine, Calaveras Co., California
miniature - 3.5 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm


Chromium Clinochlore from Jenko Mine, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/na517a.jpg] Chromium Clinochlore from Jenko Mine, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/na517b.jpg]

Bright purple crystals of Clinochlore on Chromite matrix. Old label calls this variety 'Kotschubeite' and indicates this was purchased from Jack Parnau in 1984. Ex. Ralph Merrill collection.


PAK112 - Quartz $ 300 (=~ £ 197)
North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan
small cabinet - 9.3 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Quartz from North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak112a.jpg] Quartz from North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak112b.jpg]

Floater specimen of faden Quartz with the majority of the specimen a flat, tabular form. Undamaged.


NA954 - Serandite with Analcime $ 480 (=~ £ 315)
Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 3.5 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Serandite with Analcime from Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na954a.jpg] Serandite with Analcime from Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na954b.jpg]

Single well terminated Serandite crystal, more elongated in form than most, with the classic association of white Analcime crystals.


A304 - Calcite $ 250 (=~ £ 164)
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a304a.jpg] Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a304b.jpg]

Translucent yelow/green Calcite crystal from a new find. An unusual neon color similar to Brazilianite color. Only 2 flats of this material were available at the show with one Chinese dealer, and 90% of those were only partial crystals, this one being one of the best complete crystals.


A305 - Calcite $ 300 (=~ £ 197)
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a305a.jpg] Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a305b.jpg]

Translucent yelow/green Calcite crystal from a new find. An unusual neon color similar to Brazilianite color. Only two flats of this material was avilable at the show with one Chinese dealer, and 90% of them were only partial crystals, this one being one of the best complete crystals.


E519 - Manganite $ 2500 (=~ £ 1641)
Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519c.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519d.jpg]

Cluster of large crystals of Manganite, with individual crystals to 2.5cm tall and 1.2cm across on the terminations. Ex. Ralph Merril and W.F. Davidson collections. The Merril label indicates it was purchased in 1954 for $350.


A306 - Quartz with Calcite $ 200 (=~ £ 131)
Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306a.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306b.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306c.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306d.jpg]

Lustrous and sharp sceptered Quartz crystal associated with peach colored Calcite crystals. Undamaged.


NA957 - Calcite on Fluorite included by Chalcopyrite $ 250 (=~ £ 164)
Annabell Lee Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3 cm


Calcite on Fluorite included by Chalcopyrite from Annabell Lee Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/na957a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite included by Chalcopyrite from Annabell Lee Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/na957b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite included by Chalcopyrite from Annabell Lee Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/na957c.jpg]

Tan Calcite crystals on a yellow Fluorite cube which is included by flecks of Chalcopyrite. The color saturation of the Fluorite is amazing, as is the luster. Undamaged.


NA958 - Morganite $ 650 (=~ £ 427)
Elizabeth R Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Morganite from Elizabeth R Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/na958a.jpg] Morganite from Elizabeth R Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/na958b.jpg] Morganite from Elizabeth R Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/na958c.jpg]

Gemmy pink Morganite crystal with attached mica at the base. Ex. Benjamin Schumer collection.


K105 - Datolite with Hausmanite $ 350 (=~ £ 230)
Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Datolite with Hausmanite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k105a.jpg] Datolite with Hausmanite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k105b.jpg] Datolite with Hausmanite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k105c.jpg] Datolite with Hausmanite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k105d.jpg]

Translucent pink Datolite on matrix with pagoda-shaped Hausmanite crystals. Crystal is 1.3 cm long. A rare combination.


PAK116 - Topaz $ 300 (=~ £ 197)
Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
cabinet - 11 x 10 x 4.5 cm


Topaz from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak116a.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak116b.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak116c.jpg]

Matrix specimen of two Topaz crystals with Albite, smokey Quartz, and Schorl.


TZ292 - Scapolite $ 290 (=~ £ 190)
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz292a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz292b.jpg]

Bright, complete single gem crystal. Facet quality internally.



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