Selected Specimens

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SA850 - Brazilianite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 154)
Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa850a.jpg] Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa850b.jpg]

Gemmy crystal with good deep color.


TZ346 - Tanzanite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 192)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz346a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz346b.jpg]

Complete, highly gemmy single crystal. Undamaged and unheated.


AF208 - Carrollite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 385)
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208d.jpg]

Well formed single cuboctahedral crystal with a grey surface patina. This is from the Lorraine Sofia collection and likely predates the big Carrollite finds that started in 2001. High quality and undamaged


TU165 - Rosalite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1539)
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


Rosalite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu165a.jpg] Rosalite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu165b.jpg] Rosalite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu165c.jpg] Rosalite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu165d.jpg] Rosalite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu165e.jpg]

Dolomite matrix with 5 large, distinct Roselite crystals to 1cm. The crystals are fabulous being both lustrous and translucent. Exceptional for the large crystal size and the isolation of the crystals.


TU168 - Elbaite $ 470 (=~ AUS$ 603)
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm


Elbaite from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tu168a.jpg] Elbaite from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tu168b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single crystal with a blue/purple body color and a cranberry termination.


TU170 - Kunzite $ 4500 (=~ AUS$ 5772)
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
cabinet - 10.5 x 5.1 x 3.7 cm


Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/tu170a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/tu170b.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/tu170c.jpg]

Thick, gem quality single crystal with bright yellow color. The crystal is double terminated with etched terminations, undamaged and complete all around, a floater. A stout, thick crystal as compared to the more typical flat, thin Kunzites and it appears to be internally flawless. The backside is relatively flat and at first glance appears to be cleaved, but under a loupe you can see that it is naturally etched. Superb Kunzite!


TU178 - Azurite $ 90 (=~ AUS$ 115)
Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu178a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu178b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu178c.jpg]

Well formed, pointed crystals of Azurite.


TZ352 - Tanzanite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 257)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz352a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz352b.jpg]

Complete, undamaged single crystal with excellent color and transparency. Natural and unheated.


TZ353 - Zircon $ 80 (=~ AUS$ 103)
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz353a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz353b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz353c.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single gem crystal with a dark wine red color and areas of transparency.


TZ355 - Zircon $ 50 (=~ AUS$ 64)
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz355a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz355b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz355c.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single gem crystal with a dark wine red color and areas of transparency.


TZ356 - Alabandite with Calcite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 192)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Alabandite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz356a.jpg] Alabandite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz356b.jpg] Alabandite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz356c.jpg]

Octahedral Alabandite crystal with interesting growth hillocks on one face. Two faces are covered by Calcite crystals and there is another small white unidentified crystal present.


TZ359 - Alabandite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 192)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz359a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz359b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal with good faces.


TZ361 - Tremolite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 513)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz361a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz361b.jpg]

Single Tremolite crystal with smoth faces and a good termination - much better than average for these which are usually very etched or etched-looking. Ex. Alex Schauss collection.


C116 - Epidote after Andradite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 257)
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c116a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c116b.jpg]

Pair of sharply formed green Epidote after Andradite crystals attached to Andradite.


C118 - Epidote after Andradite with Quartz $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 257)
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3 x 2.7 cm


Epidote after Andradite with Quartz from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c118a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite with Quartz from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c118b.jpg]

Superb example of Epidote that has replaced Andradite. This was originally a large Anadradite compound crystal and is now mostly Epidote. Most of the Epidote follows the same structure of the Garnet, however some has formed typical prismatic crystal form. There is also Quartz after Andradite present along with Quartz crystals. The highlight is the 1.2cm nearly complete Epidote after Andradite crystal.



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