Selected Specimens

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TZ342 - Wurtzite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342c.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal.


TU150 - Azurite with Malachite $ 750
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150d.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with some crystals partially altered to Malachite. The Azurite has superb luster and bright 'electric' blue color. One crystal at center has a neat halo of malachite alteration around Azurite. Damage to one lower left edge crystal, otherwise perfect.


TU155 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu155a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu155b.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on a small amount of matrix. Main crystal is 2.5cm long and 1.8cm wide and undamaged. Damage to one of the small side crystals.


TU156 - Azurite with Malachite $ 350
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu156a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu156b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu156c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu156d.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with Malachite, mostly on the backside. The Azurite has superb luster and bright 'electric' blue color. A couple of the crystals are broken and the price ahs ben reduced accordingly. The backside is also fully crystallized. A very showy and bright piece.


TU158 - Azurite with Malachite $ 180
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu158a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu158b.jpg]

A single large Azurite crystal with areas altered to Malachite. The Azurite has superb luster and bright 'electric' blue color. There is one small nick along the top edge, otherwise perfect.


TU159 - Azurite $ 180
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on matrix. The Azurite has superb luster and bright 'electric' blue color. Largest crystal is 1.7cm wide. No damage.


TU160 - Azurite with Malachite $ 250
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu160a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu160b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu160c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite on the backside. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color. Light damage to some edges, floater specimen.


E458 - Epidote $ 200
Knappenwand, Untersulzbach Valley, Austria
thumbnail - 3 x 0.5 x 0.2 cm


Epidote from Knappenwand, Untersulzbach Valley, Austria [db_pics/pics/e458a.jpg] Epidote from Knappenwand, Untersulzbach Valley, Austria [db_pics/pics/e458b.jpg]

Transparent, glassy single crystal. Perfectly terminated and undamaged.


NA964 - Rhodochrosite $ 300
Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na964a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na964b.jpg]

Sharp, thin twinned Rhodocrosite crystal. A floater specimen well crystallized on all sides.


SA850 - Brazilianite $ 120
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
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
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
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
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
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!



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