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T249 - Sapphire $ 320 (=~ ¥ 33914)
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t249a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t249b.jpg]

Double-terminated blue Sapphire crystal. Glassy luster with sharp edges (not water worn) and areas of transparency.


T250 - Sapphire $ 220 (=~ ¥ 23316)
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t250a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t250b.jpg]

Twin blue Sapphire crystals. Translucent to transparent.


T252 - Topaz $ 400 (=~ ¥ 42392)
Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t252a.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t252b.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t252c.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t252d.jpg]

Light blue single Topaz crystal with wonderful growth patterns on the termination faces. In overall great condition but with chipping on one lower face.


T254 - Rhodochrosite $ 1200 (=~ ¥ 127176)
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254d.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254e.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254f.jpg]

Thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from an August 8, 2015 find that produced a small number of crystals tht are unusually thick for Mont St. Hilaire. We are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Main crystal is 4cm wide. Undamaged (stepped growth on some corners) with some etched areas, mostly on the backside. Floater specimen with no points of attachment.


T255 - Rhodochrosite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31794)
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255c.jpg]

Cluster of thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite. This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Crystals reach 2.5cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas, mostly on the backside.


T256 - Rhodochrosite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 47691)
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 3.1 x 3 x 2 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t256a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t256b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t256c.jpg]

Thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Main crystal is 3cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas.


T257 - Rhodochrosite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 26495)
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t257a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t257b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t257c.jpg]

Thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Main crystal is 2.5cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas.


T258 - Rhodochrosite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897)
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t258a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t258b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t258c.jpg]

Single elongated rhomb of red Rhodochrosite. This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here. Undamaged with some etched areas.


T259 - Rhodochrosite $ 240 (=~ ¥ 25435)
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t259a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t259b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t259c.jpg]

Single rhomb of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here. Undamaged with some etched areas.


T264 - Malachite with Shattuckite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 21196)
Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Malachite with Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t264a.jpg] Malachite with Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t264b.jpg] Malachite with Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t264c.jpg]

Spherical groups of blue Shattuckite with bright green primary Malachite crystals. The Shattuckite spheres have flat sides where they grew against pocket walls. Great color!


T276 - Diopside $ 800 (=~ ¥ 84784)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276c.jpg]

Rich chrome green Diopside crystal from the famous December 2007 find that produced Diopsides with a vivid, rich green color, far and away better than average Merelani Diopside. This is a fine single crystal complete all around with good luster. Undamaged.


T277 - Diopside $ 500 (=~ ¥ 52990)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277c.jpg]

Rich chrome green Diopside crystal from the famous December 2007 find that produced Diopsides with a vivid, rich green color, far and away better than average Merelani Diopside. This is a fine single crystal complete all around with good luster. Undamaged with slight intergrowths of Graphite on one side.


T279 - Tanzanite $ 900 (=~ ¥ 95382)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t279a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t279b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t279c.jpg]

Unusual deep blue Tanzanite crystal with a bubbly green/brown mineral attached the sides and back. On the backside, underneath this mineral, are Prehnite crystals. Complete and undamaged.


T283 - Graphite in Tremolite $ 120 (=~ ¥ 12718)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm


Graphite in Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t283a.jpg] Graphite in Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t283b.jpg]

Single chrome Tremolite crystal with included Graphite crystals.


T294 - Apatite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 21196)
Mahenge, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Apatite from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t294a.jpg] Apatite from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t294b.jpg]

Mining for Spinels in Mahenge in 2016 has turned up a handful of these unusually colored single Apatite crystals. I bought every one I could, which was only 4. The color is blue with a hint of green and it's very gemmy. Undamaged with one small contact or irregular growth on one back edge.



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