Selected Specimens

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B309 - Elbaite with Lepidolite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 73171)
Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


Elbaite with Lepidolite from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b309a.jpg] Elbaite with Lepidolite from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b309b.jpg]

Gem green Elbaite with a bright red termination and an attached book of purple Lepidolite. From a mid 1990s find. The strong colors make for a striking specimen. Undamaged.


B311 - Dioptase $ 2400 (=~ ¥ 292683)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.0 x 3.7 x 3 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311c.jpg]

Large single Dioptase, 1.5cm long, on a matrix covered by smaller Dioptase crystals. An exquisite specimen from the Georg Gebhard collection.


B313 - Scorodite with Pyrite $ 480 (=~ ¥ 58537)
Babu, Guangxi Zhuang, China
small cabinet - 6.4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Scorodite with Pyrite from Babu, Guangxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/b313a.jpg] Scorodite with Pyrite from Babu, Guangxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/b313b.jpg] Scorodite with Pyrite from Babu, Guangxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/b313c.jpg]

Lustrous purple/blue Scorodite crystals with Pyrite. Recall that the majority of Scorodite from this find are very dark, almost black and opaque. Bright translucent purple/blue crystals such as these are the exception.


B314 - Gold $ 3800 (=~ ¥ 463415)
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2 cm


Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314a.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314b.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314c.jpg]

Bright Gold crystals throughout a Quartz matrix. There is a wonderful hoppered octhedral crystal front and center that is 6mm on edge. There is also lots of Gold all throughthe Quartz, so this could be further etched to reveal lots more Gold if desired.


B315 - Sphalerite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 42683)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b315a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b315b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b315c.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b315d.jpg]

An unusually good and complete Sphalerite crystal. Nearly a floater with contacting on one face only. Translucent red when backlit. Undamaged.


B316 - Diopside on Tanzanite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 73171)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2 cm


Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b316a.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b316b.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b316c.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b316d.jpg]

Clusters of Diopside crystals attached to a purple/blue Tanzanite crystal. Undamaged.


B317 - Diopside on Tanzanite $ 950 (=~ ¥ 115854)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.3 cm


Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317a.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317b.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317c.jpg]

Clusters of Diopside crystals attached to a purple/blue Tanzanite crystal. Undamaged.


B318 - Hematite $ 850 (=~ ¥ 103659)
Beckermet Iron Mine, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4 cm


Hematite from Beckermet Iron Mine, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/b318a.jpg] Hematite from Beckermet Iron Mine, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/b318b.jpg]

Shiny black 'Kidney ore' from this historic iron mine.Aesthetic specimen that has been in a private collection since the 1970s.


B321 - Dioptase $ 500 (=~ ¥ 60976)
Katanga Prov., Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321a.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321b.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321c.jpg]

Solid cluster of nothing but Dioptase crystals, with the focus on a central, large upright crystal. Main crystal is 1.5cm in diameter, rises up 1.5cm higher than the others, and is undamaged.


B324 - Dioptase $ 400 (=~ ¥ 48780)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324c.jpg]

Double terminated Dioptase crystal of large size. The crystal is translucent to transparent. It is contacted on the backside where it grew against the matrix, and has a smaller attached crystal. A great thumbnail, if from Tsumeb price would be double.


B325 - Dioptase $ 600 (=~ ¥ 73171)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b325a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b325b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b325c.jpg]

Large crystal group of parallel growth Dioptase. Impressive size and complete and undamaged all around.


B326 - Dioptase $ 600 (=~ ¥ 73171)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326c.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326d.jpg]

Double terminated Dioptase crystal of large size. The crystal is translucent to transparent. It is contacted on the backside where it grew against the matrix, and has a smaller attached crystal that is damaged at the tip that can serve as a natural base to elevate both the main, undamaged terminations. Bright and very transparent at one end.


B327 - Dioptase $ 350 (=~ ¥ 42683)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b327a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b327b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b327c.jpg]

Bright translucent green Dioptase crystals on a Chrysocolla matrix.


B328 - Dioptase with Chrysocolla $ 650 (=~ ¥ 79268)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 1 cm


Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328a.jpg] Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328b.jpg] Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328c.jpg] Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Dioptase crystals with attached spheres of Chrysocolla. 'Dioptase-man' or 'Gumby'? Bright and very transparent.


B329 - Dioptase $ 450 (=~ ¥ 54878)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b329a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b329b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b329c.jpg]

Sharp Dioptase crystals standing straight up on a Chrysocolla matrix. Bright and transparent crystals.



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