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TZ292 - Scapolite $ 290 (=~ AUS$ 282)
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz292a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz292b.jpg]

Bright, complete single gem crystal. Facet quality internally.


TZ294 - Scapolite $ 290 (=~ AUS$ 282)
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz294a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz294b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz294c.jpg]

Bright, complete single gem crystal. Facet quality internally.


TZ295 - Scapolite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 146)
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz295a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz295b.jpg]

Bright, complete single gem crystal. Facet quality internally.


TZ296 - Enstatite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 146)
Kilosa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz296a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz296b.jpg]

Complete single gem crystal. Facet quality internally.


TZ298 - Scapolite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 146)
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz298a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz298b.jpg]

Bright, complete single gem crystal. Facet quality internally.


TZ301 - Enstatite $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 73)
Kilosa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz301a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz301b.jpg]

Complete single gem crystal. Facet quality internally.


TZ302 - Enstatite $ 65 (=~ AUS$ 63)
Kilosa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz302a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz302b.jpg]

Complete single gem crystal. Facet quality internally.


TZ305 - Pyrite $ 1000 (=~ AUS$ 974)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
cabinet - 11.5 x 8 x 5.5 cm


Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz305a.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz305b.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz305c.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz305d.jpg]

There has been the best production of Pyrite from Merelani over the past year of so than I've ever seen before, and this specimen is one of the best I've ever seen. It has top luster over all surfaces (others have matte luster in areas) and the color is spectacular, much better than the photos can convey. It has a large main crystal 8cm wide, and it's a floater with no points of attachment. There is some damage as to be expected on most Pyrite from this locality, but some of what appears to be damage may not be as Merelani Pyrite often has strange growth features. Some faces are flat and smooth, others are slightly recessed with growth hillocks across the surface. Due to the high luster it was hard to photograph and you will find this to be much better in person than the photos.


NA962 - Domeykite, Algodonite $ 100 (=~ AUS$ 97)
Mohawk Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan
miniature - 3.9 x 2.4 x 1.0 cm


Domeykite, Algodonite from Mohawk Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/na962a.jpg] Domeykite, Algodonite from Mohawk Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/na962b.jpg]

Water-worn intergrowth of the copper arsenides Domekite and Algodonite. Polished on one side, natural on the other.


AF896 - Carrollite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 146)
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 3 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af896a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af896b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af896c.jpg]

Bright, large single crystal. This is a complete crystal, though with large indentations where it grew around Calcite.


E353 - Cuprite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 341)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e353a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e353b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e353c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of sharp Cuprite crystals. Perfect floater with no points of attachment.


E354 - Cuprite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 146)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of sharp Cuprite crystals. Complete all around with some contacting at the base.


E355 - Cuprite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 195)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e355a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e355b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e355c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of sharp Cuprite crystals. A complete floater but with a couple areas where other crystals were intergrown. Tiny amounts of copper and silver attached.


PAK117 - Topaz with Albite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 244)
Shigar Valley, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Topaz with Albite from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak117a.jpg] Topaz with Albite from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak117b.jpg] Topaz with Albite from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak117c.jpg]

A 4cm tall Topaz crystal set in white Albite blades. The crystal is gemmy and glassy with a stepped growth habit on one side.


TZ308 - Tsavorite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 438)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 1 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz308a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz308b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz308c.jpg]

Complete, gemmy green grossular crystal. As is typical of the recent 2013 production, this crystal has great glassy luster, is medium green in color, and has Graphite inclusions. What was also typical for these finds was groups of crystal clusters, and this specimen had some other crystals attached formerly and has four small indentations on a couple faces where other intergrew and a little bit of damage next to the contacts. This is minor though and overall this is a great crystal.



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