Selected Specimens

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TZ137 - Tanzanite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz137a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz137b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz137c.jpg]

Single Tanzanite crystal with a good, uniform shape. Trichroic with blue and purple coloration from the sides and a good red color up the C-axis. Natural, unheated, and undamaged.


TS178 - Cerussite $ 7500
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 5 cm


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts178a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts178b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts178c.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts178d.jpg]

Large, complete Cerussite in amazing condition considering it's a large, old, and brittle mineral - I can only a few small areas of contact or damage and even the bottom is crystallized. These fine, large Cerussites from Tsumeb are increasingly hard to acquire


TZ141 - Tanzanite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz141a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz141b.jpg]

A 3cm wide double-terminated Tanzanite set across the top of another Tanzanite. I found this in a parcel of heated Tanzanite crystals, but you rarely find double terminated Tanzanite and the composition of the crystals was so nice that I bought it despite it having been heated.


AF816 - Azurite $ 350
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm


Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816c.jpg]

Single Azurite crystal with lots of small side crystals. Good luster and undamaged.


AF798 - Azurite $ 200
Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af798a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af798b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af798c.jpg]

Undamaged, floater cluster of Azurite crystals wwith minor amounts of Malachite. The crystals have good form and luster and display a wide range of sizes up to 1.5cm.


AF799 - Cuprite with Calcite $ 400
Mashamba Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


Cuprite with Calcite from Mashamba Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af799a.jpg] Cuprite with Calcite from Mashamba Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af799b.jpg] Cuprite with Calcite from Mashamba Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af799c.jpg]

Cuprite crystals with pink Calcite crystals on matix. Display face is 6cm tall and 5cm wide, with Calcite and and an additional small Cuprite on the backside. Main Cuprite crystal is 1.4cm.


A318 - Lollingite on Scheelite $ 350
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm


Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318c.jpg]

A 4.5 cm Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite. The Scheelite crystal is partially etched. The Scheelite has a metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) that formed as an epimorph of the Scheelite and was later covered by another layer of Scheelite.


A320 - Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz $ 300
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 10 x 5 cm


Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a320a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a320b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a320c.jpg]

Large 4.5cm Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite associated with green Quartz over Magnetite. The Scheelite crystal is partially etched, revealing a metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) that formed as an epimorph of the Scheelite and was later covered by another layer of Scheelite. An interesting specimen that also has visual pizzaz due to the shiny Lollingite and green Quartz. Other Scheelite are present and completely covered by Lollingite.


A322 - Elbaite with Beryl on Albite $ 1500
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3.6 cm


Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322a.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322b.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322c.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322d.jpg]

Fine, floater specimen of a spherical cluster of Albite bladed crystals with attached Elbaite and Beryl. The largest Elbaite is a double-terminated 4.3 cm crystal with a translucent sea green color. The Beryl is colorless and 2 cm wide. Fine and undamaged and good from all angles.


A323 - Beryl with Elbaite and Albite $ 400
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3.6 cm


Beryl with Elbaite and Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a323a.jpg] Beryl with Elbaite and Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a323b.jpg] Beryl with Elbaite and Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a323c.jpg]

Interesting floater specimen of a colorless to pale blue Beryl. Attached to one side is a green Elbaite that is naturally curved caused by fraturing and rehealing in the pagmatite pocket in which it grew. On the other side is a translucent Albite rising up and away from the Beryl. The bottom is rehealed making this a floater. Undamaged with a nice composition.


A327 - Anatase on Quartz $ 200
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Anatase on Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a327a.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a327b.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a327c.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a327d.jpg]

Sharply formed Anatase crystals on Albite associated with Quartz crystals. Nine Anatase crystals to about 7mm in size. Some of the Quartz crystal has green Chlorite inclusions.


A328 - Aquamarine $ 180
Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam
miniature - 3.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a328a.jpg] Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a328b.jpg]

Highly transparent single Aqua crystal with great luster, undamaged.


TU134 - Quartz with Aegerine $ 300
Mulanje Mountain, Malawi
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 2 cm


Quartz with Aegerine from Mulanje Mountain, Malawi [db_pics/pics/tu134a.jpg] Quartz with Aegerine from Mulanje Mountain, Malawi [db_pics/pics/tu134b.jpg] Quartz with Aegerine from Mulanje Mountain, Malawi [db_pics/pics/tu134c.jpg]

Tabular shaped smokey Quartz crystal with an Aegerine crystal rising up and out the front. If that wasn't good enough, there is also what appears to be a Japan-law twin Quartz embedded in the backside - the angle looks like 90-degrees, but the plane of the two crystals is slightly off.


TU137 - Quartz $ 500
Mulanje Mountain, Malawi
cabinet - 10 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Quartz from Mulanje Mountain, Malawi [db_pics/pics/tu137a.jpg] Quartz from Mulanje Mountain, Malawi [db_pics/pics/tu137b.jpg]

Gem quality smokey Quartz crystal, highly transparent with deep smokey color - but not so dark and you can easily see right through it. Bevelled faces are present on the upper right corner of a prism face. The regular faces have high luster while the bevelled faces have a matte luster. Great crystal!


A329 - Elbaite $ 9000
Paprok, Afghansistan
small cabinet - 7.2 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Afghansistan [db_pics/pics/a329a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Afghansistan [db_pics/pics/a329b.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Afghansistan [db_pics/pics/a329c.jpg]

Large pink single crystal with a flat termination.A couple trivial micro chips present along termination edge, otherwise perfect. Excellent color and good sized.



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