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T158 - Dioptase with Wulfenite $ 700
Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158a.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158b.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158c.jpg]

Bright green Dioptase and orange Wulfenite crystals on a matrix of hard blue Chrysocolla. Classic old time material.


T160 - Tincalconite after Borax $ 350
Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 4 cm


Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160a.jpg] Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160b.jpg] Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160c.jpg]

Sharp, exceptionally well formed psuedomorph of Tincalconite after borax. Undamaged with excellent presentation from any angle. Not many of this quality recovered. The pure white color somehow lends to an overal artistic, sculptural appearance.


T161 - Benitoite $ 425
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 2 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161c.jpg]

Gemmy bright blue Benitoite crystals to 1.3cm. Central crystal has good sized gem zone/facet rough. This one has the qualities you want in Benitoite - good color, luster, sharp edges, and transparency.


T167 - Tourmaline $ 240
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.2 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t167a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t167b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t167c.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a blue/green over pink coloration. Undamaged. Weighs 4 grams.


T168 - Tourmaline $ 3000
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.4 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168d.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t168e.jpg]

Complete and terminated Tourmaline with a deep cranberry red coloration - great color that is highly saturated and stands up to the brightest lights. Shallow chipping on lower portion of one narrow edge, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 50 grams.


T170 - Tourmaline $ 590
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170c.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a green over deep red coloration. Undamaged. Weighs 9.8 grams.


T171 - Tourmaline $ 180
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t171a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t171b.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to clear then to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate.Undamaged. Weighs 2 grams.


T174 - Tourmaline $ 180
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.2 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t174a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t174b.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to clear then to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate.Undamaged. Weighs 2.8 grams.


T175 - Tourmaline $ 300
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175d.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate. There is a chip one one side near the termination as seen in the fourth photo, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 6.3 grams.


T176 - Tourmaline $ 240
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 3.0 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t176a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t176b.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate.Undamaged. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T178 - Tourmaline $ 690
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.6 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178d.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate. Minor chipping on edges, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 9.7 grams.


T179 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179c.jpg]

Classic large sized, complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a blue/green over red coloration. Slight chipping along termination edge, otherwise undamaged. Termination has a mirror bright luster, and but for the visible growth features you would swear it was polished. Weighs 21.7 grams.


T182 - Tourmaline $ 200
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182d.jpg]

Gemmy pink and green double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T187 - Tourmaline $ 400
Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187a.jpg] Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187b.jpg] Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187c.jpg]

Unusual 'black' Tourmaline crystal. This came in a lot from a collection and was labeled as 'Black Tourmaline". It is clearly an Elbaite and not Schorl and has a dark grey color with hints of purple blue and green. Gemmy and transparent from top to bottom. I've never seen a similar crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 8.5 grams.


T190 - Tourmaline $ 350
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t190a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t190b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t190c.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a blue/green over pink coloration on Clevelandite feldspar. The small crystal flat in the Clevelandite is unterminated, otherwise specimen is undamaged.



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