Selected Specimens

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PAK104 - Topaz $ 450 (=~ ¥ 53571)
Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 5.0 x 3.5 cm


Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak104a.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak104b.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak104c.jpg]

Large 5cm double-terminated Topaz crystal on an Albite matrix. The lower portion of theTopaz has some included dark, elongated crystals of an unidentified mineral.


PAK105 - Topaz $ 500 (=~ ¥ 59524)
Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak105a.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak105b.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak105c.jpg]

Absolute gem of a double-terminated Topaz crystal on an Albite matix with another small gem Topaz in front. Highly transparent and complete all around, like a jewel set atop the Albite.


TZ271 - Alabandite with Pyrite, Tanzanite $ 225 (=~ ¥ 26786)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


Alabandite with Pyrite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz271a.jpg] Alabandite with Pyrite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz271b.jpg] Alabandite with Pyrite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz271c.jpg]

Intergrown, rounded crystals of Alabandite associted with Pyrite and Tanzanite.


M101 - Azurite with Malachite $ 80 (=~ ¥ 9524)
Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/m101a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/m101b.jpg]

Floater group of Azurite crystals with areas of Malachite.


PAK107 - Anatase on Albite $ 100 (=~ ¥ 11905)
Kharan Mountian, Belochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3 cm


Anatase on Albite from Kharan Mountian, Belochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak107a.jpg] Anatase on Albite from Kharan Mountian, Belochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak107b.jpg] Anatase on Albite from Kharan Mountian, Belochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak107c.jpg]

Snow-white crystals of Albite and razor sharp, mirror lustrous Anatase crystals to 9mm. The top crystal is double-terminated.


TZ272 - Tsavorite $ 100 (=~ ¥ 11905)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 1 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz272a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz272b.jpg]

Glassy green Grossular crystal, bright and gemmy. This crystal was formerly part of a cluster and therefore the sides have indentation where other crystals were present.


TZ273 - Tsavorite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 35714)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz273a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz273b.jpg]

Cluster of green Grossular crystals, bright and gemmy, on Graphite. This was found in late 2013 from finds that produced a small number of such clusters.


TZ274 - Tsavorite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 35714)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz274a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz274b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz274c.jpg]

Large single floater Tsavorite crystal. Good sized, gemmy, with glassy faces and no points of attachment. The crystal does have significant damage along some edges and one corner and is marked down accordingly (would be an approx. $3000 crystal in perfect condition), still it is complete all around and a value for a crystal this size.


TZ279 - Tanzanite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 41667)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz279a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz279b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz279c.jpg]

Highly gemmy single crystal, complete and undamaged.


PAK108 - Topaz $ 350 (=~ ¥ 41667)
Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
miniature - 4.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak108a.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak108b.jpg]

Gem quality double-terminated Topaz crystal on Albite. Undamaged except for one tiny chip along one edge.


PAK109 - Topaz $ 150 (=~ ¥ 17857)
Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 2 cm


Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak109a.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak109b.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak109c.jpg]

Gem quality single Topaz crystal, complete and undamaged.


SA700 - Epidote $ 1500 (=~ ¥ 178571)
Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 10.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Epidote from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa700a.jpg] Epidote from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa700b.jpg] Epidote from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa700c.jpg] Epidote from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa700d.jpg] Epidote from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa700e.jpg]

Double-terminated, diverging grouping of Epidote crystals. Undamaged and superb quality with each end terminating in crisp, flat terminations. Mined in the mid 1990s, Steve Perry bought the pocket and brought them back to the USA. This specimen was my pick as the best of the pocket.


SA701 - Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite $ 900 (=~ ¥ 107143)
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701a.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701b.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701c.jpg]

Rare spherical cluster of Vauxite crystals. Vauxite group is 2.4cm in diameter.


SA702 - Ludlamite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 71429)
Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702a.jpg] Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702b.jpg] Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702c.jpg]

1.4cm crystal of Ludlamite on matrix with Siderite. Aesthtics and quality are superb, undamaged.


SA704 - Apatite with Quartz, Pyrite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 47619)
Julcani Mine, Peru
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Apatite with Quartz, Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa704a.jpg] Apatite with Quartz, Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa704b.jpg] Apatite with Quartz, Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa704c.jpg] Apatite with Quartz, Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa704d.jpg] Apatite with Quartz, Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa704e.jpg]

Hard to find, old time specimen of yellow/green Apatite crystals along side a Quartz crystal. One of the small Apatites is incomplete, all the others perfect and undamaged.



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