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T568 - Tsavorite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568d.jpg]

A recent surprise from Merelani are these elongated clusters of Tsavorite crystals, some of which, like this one, appear to be faden growth. Complete group of crystals with glassy luster and a distinct faden line running up through the center.


T569 - Pyrite on Tsavorite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569a.jpg] Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569b.jpg] Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569c.jpg]

A recent surprise from Merelani are these elongated Tsavorite crystals. Glassy green crystal, undamaged, with attached Pyrite crystals.


T576 - Tanzanite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t576a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t576b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t576c.jpg]

Single, complete Tanzanite crystal. An interesting combination of blue and yellow coloration. Superb quality and highly transparent. Undamaged, natural Tanzanite.


T577 - Magnesio Axinite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.3 cm


Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t577a.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t577b.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t577c.jpg]

Single, complete Magnesio Axinite crystal. These are only found sporadically at Merelani, and even when found, are mostly just fragments of crystals. This is an uncommonly complete crystal, relatively undamaged with just a contact and chip along one edge.


T584 - Fluorite $ 300
Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t584a.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t584b.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t584c.jpg]

Complex, stepped Fluorite crystal, characteristic for this mine, on matrix. The crystal is 4.2cm wide and transparent, with a purple/blue color. Glassy luster, complete and undamaged.


T593 - Analcime on Serandite $ 90 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 54
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Analcime on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t593a.jpg] Analcime on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t593b.jpg] Analcime on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t593c.jpg]

Analcime crystals to 1.8cm on pink Serandite crystals. Ex. Charlie Key.


T600 - Variscite with Crandallite $ 1800
Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA
large cabinet - 18 x 10 x 4.5 cm


Variscite with Crandallite from Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/t600a.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/t600b.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/t600c.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/t600d.jpg]

Large nodule of Variscite with one side brightly polished. This piece amazingly has 4 separate areas (at least) of Variscite surrounded by yellow Crandallite. These are rare to find now in this size and quality.


T601 - Dioptase on Chrysocolla over Cerussite $ 550
Sanda Mine, Mindouli, Congo
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


Dioptase on Chrysocolla over Cerussite from Sanda Mine, Mindouli, Congo [db_pics/pics/t601a.jpg] Dioptase on Chrysocolla over Cerussite from Sanda Mine, Mindouli, Congo [db_pics/pics/t601b.jpg] Dioptase on Chrysocolla over Cerussite from Sanda Mine, Mindouli, Congo [db_pics/pics/t601c.jpg]

Old specimen composed of a reticulated 'snowflake' of Cerussite that has been coated by Chrysocolla with Dioptase crystals attached to one side. All the Dioptase aren't in perfect condition, but I think it displays best from the side without the Dioptase anyways. This was recently released from a collection and I've never seen one like it before. The label notes that it was purchased from John Seibel in 1997. A rare and unusual thumbnail!


T602 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 350
American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602c.jpg]

Rhodochrosite crystals on clear Fluorite.The Fluorite has great luster and has small step faces modifying the main octahedral form. This is a floater specimen crystallized all around. Super pretty and undamaged.


T603 - Pyromorphite $ 750
9 Level, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3 cm


Pyromorphite from 9 Level, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/t603a.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/t603b.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/t603c.jpg]

Yellow/green Pyromorphite crystals covering matrix. The crystals have an incredible wet looking luster and are undamaged.


T611 - Rose Quartz on Quartz $ 500
Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t611a.jpg] Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t611b.jpg] Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t611c.jpg]

A large single white Quartz crystals that has been coated by Rose Quartz crystals across the front faces and wrapping around the back. The Rose Quartz is in turn sprinkled with Eosphorite. A good sized, colorful specimen and undamaged.


T614 - Chrome Tremolite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm


Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t614a.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t614b.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t614c.jpg]

Good sized, terminated Chrome Tremolite crystal with excellent color. This is a little larger than most, and has an excellent, multi-faced termination. It also has outstanding color, and appears to have some cutting quality gems zones inside too.


T622 - Oil in Quartz $ 350
Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.1 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622a.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622b.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz crystals in a cluster with inclusions of black carbon and yellow oil. These have been found for a few years now, but usually as single crystals in the 0.5 to 1.5cm size range. This specimen is unusual in that it has large individual crystals (to 2.8cm) and is in a cluster. The largest crystal is contacted on the backside, otherwise undamaged.


T624 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 5.2 x 2.6 x 2.0 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t624a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t624b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t624c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in relatively good condition with just a bit of chipping on the back termination edge. It's nicely translucent with an etched base and weighs 51.8 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T625 - Hematite after Ilmenite with Rutile $ 200
Mwinilunga District, North-Western Province, Zambia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm


Hematite after Ilmenite with Rutile from Mwinilunga District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/t625a.jpg] Hematite after Ilmenite with Rutile from Mwinilunga District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/t625b.jpg] Hematite after Ilmenite with Rutile from Mwinilunga District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/t625c.jpg]

Large Hematite crystals that have psuedomorphed Ilmenite crystals, with large epitaxial Rutile crystals. There is edge damage to the Hematite. A good sized example from this locality.



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