Selected Specimens

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TZ253 - Tanzanite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 24510)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz253a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz253b.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal in excellent condition. A complete crystal with great transparency. The crystal exhibits blue and purple pleochrosim when viewed from the front and sides. Although this crystal was purchased as part of a parcel of unheated crytals, the lack of a red coloration up the C-axis indicates that this crystal may have been heated. Regardless, it is a robust crystal more transparent than most and a great buy at this price.


TZ254 - Wurtzite $ 100 (=~ ¥ 9804)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz254a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz254b.jpg]

Single translucent orange crystal with a stepped termination. Contacted along the backside.


TZ257 - Dravite $ 80 (=~ ¥ 7843)
Namalulu, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.2 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz257a.jpg]

Transparent reddish brown crystal section of Dravite with an unusual, etched looking form. From a new find.


TZ261 - Zircon $ 60 (=~ ¥ 5882)
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz261a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz261b.jpg]

Complete, steeply terminated single crystal with areas of good transparency, deep red/brown color.


TZ264 - Spessartine $ 400 (=~ ¥ 39216)
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz264a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz264b.jpg]

Complete, symetrical single crystal with good orange color and a lack of black Braunite inclusions which plague most of these. Undamaged except for a couple very tiny nicks. Selected from hundreds years ago for it's high quality and held back until now.


TS201 - Azurite $ 80 (=~ ¥ 7843)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.3 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts201a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts201b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts201c.jpg]

An open vug in matrix loaded with prismatic Azurite crystals. The Auzrite crystals are highly translucent with great color.


TS202 - Malachite after Azurite $ 180 (=~ ¥ 17647)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts202a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts202b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts202c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts202d.jpg]

A 1.7cm wide chisel-shaped crystal of Malachite after Azurite associated with other smaller crystals. Wel formed crystals with good chatoyancy to the Malachite.


A115 - Apatite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 39216)
Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.6 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm


Apatite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a115a.jpg] Apatite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a115b.jpg] Apatite from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a115c.jpg]

An 8mm wide crystal of purple Apatite well centered on matrix of Quartz and Lepidolite. Most Afghan purple Apatites I see are imperfect with bad luster or otherwise unsuitable as a fine specimen. This is the uncommon exception with good color, luster, and a nice display.


A143 - Fluorite $ 270 (=~ ¥ 26471)
Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a143a.jpg] Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a143b.jpg] Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a143c.jpg]

Fantastic water-clear fluorite crystals from a recent, limited find. Light green in color, undamaged, very fine quality.


A189 - Fluorite $ 125 (=~ ¥ 12255)
Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a189a.jpg] Fluorite from Dongpo Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a189b.jpg]

Fantastic water-clear fluorite crystals from a recent, limited find. Light green in color, undamaged though lower left side of main crystal has some contacting.


AF1001 - Libethenite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 14706)
Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


Libethenite from Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af1001a.jpg] Libethenite from Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af1001b.jpg] Libethenite from Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af1001c.jpg]

Fibrous crystals of Libethenite on matrix, with the very tip of the main crystal having smooth, lustrous faces. Undamaged, from an old find.


TZ268 - Grossular var. Tsavorite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 27451)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz268a.jpg] Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz268b.jpg] Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz268c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal with highly glassy surface luster, great transparency.


E389 - Liroconite $ 1800 (=~ ¥ 176471)
Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
miniature - 3.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/e389a.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/e389b.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/e389c.jpg]

Intense blue crystals of Lironconite in 3 separate vugs in matrix (two on front, one in backside). Crystals reach 3-4mm in size. Spectacular color!


TZ417 - Tsavorite on Graphite with Pyrite $ 3250 (=~ ¥ 318627)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz417a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz417b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz417c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz417d.jpg]

Stunner of a Tsavorite specimen with numerous Tsavorites to 7mm on a crystalline Graphite matrix with a couple of Pyrite cubes as a bonus. Very uncommon to find such a matrix Tsavorite specimen, and the color and sparkle of these crystals is spectacular.


TZ419 - Wurtzite $ 20 (=~ ¥ 1961)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz419a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz419b.jpg]

Single reddish brown crystal.



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