Selected Specimens

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TU159 - Azurite $ 180
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on matrix. The Azurite has superb luster and bright 'electric' blue color. Largest crystal is 1.7cm wide. No damage.


TU160 - Azurite with Malachite $ 250
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu160a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu160b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu160c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite on the backside. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color. Light damage to some edges, floater specimen.


E458 - Epidote $ 200
Knappenwand, Untersulzbach Valley, Austria
thumbnail - 3 x 0.5 x 0.2 cm


Epidote from Knappenwand, Untersulzbach Valley, Austria [db_pics/pics/e458a.jpg] Epidote from Knappenwand, Untersulzbach Valley, Austria [db_pics/pics/e458b.jpg]

Transparent, glassy single crystal. Perfectly terminated and undamaged.


NA964 - Rhodochrosite $ 300
Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na964a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na964b.jpg]

Sharp, thin twinned Rhodocrosite crystal. A floater specimen well crystallized on all sides.


SA850 - Brazilianite $ 120
Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa850a.jpg] Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa850b.jpg]

Gemmy crystal with good deep color.


TZ346 - Tanzanite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz346a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz346b.jpg]

Complete, highly gemmy single crystal. Undamaged and unheated.


AF208 - Carrollite $ 300
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208d.jpg]

Well formed single cuboctahedral crystal with a grey surface patina. This is from the Lorraine Sofia collection and likely predates the big Carrollite finds that started in 2001. High quality and undamaged


TU168 - Elbaite $ 470
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm


Elbaite from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tu168a.jpg] Elbaite from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tu168b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single crystal with a blue/purple body color and a cranberry termination.


TU178 - Azurite $ 90
Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu178a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu178b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu178c.jpg]

Well formed, pointed crystals of Azurite.


TZ352 - Tanzanite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz352a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz352b.jpg]

Complete, undamaged single crystal with excellent color and transparency. Natural and unheated.


TZ356 - Alabandite with Calcite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Alabandite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz356a.jpg] Alabandite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz356b.jpg] Alabandite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz356c.jpg]

Octahedral Alabandite crystal with interesting growth hillocks on one face. Two faces are covered by Calcite crystals and there is another small white unidentified crystal present.


TZ359 - Alabandite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz359a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz359b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal with good faces.


TZ361 - Tremolite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz361a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz361b.jpg]

Single Tremolite crystal with smoth faces and a good termination - much better than average for these which are usually very etched or etched-looking. Ex. Alex Schauss collection.


C116 - Epidote after Andradite $ 200
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c116a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c116b.jpg]

Pair of sharply formed green Epidote after Andradite crystals attached to Andradite.


C118 - Epidote after Andradite with Quartz $ 200
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3 x 2.7 cm


Epidote after Andradite with Quartz from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c118a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite with Quartz from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c118b.jpg]

Superb example of Epidote that has replaced Andradite. This was originally a large Anadradite compound crystal and is now mostly Epidote. Most of the Epidote follows the same structure of the Garnet, however some has formed typical prismatic crystal form. There is also Quartz after Andradite present along with Quartz crystals. The highlight is the 1.2cm nearly complete Epidote after Andradite crystal.



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