Selected Specimens

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TZ517 - Scapolite $ 120
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal in perfect condition.


TZ518 - Tanzanite $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518d.jpg]

Bi-colored Tanzanite crystal with superb glassy luster. There are a couple tiny nicks on the lower sides, but overall in great condition and complete all around.


TZ520 - Spessartine $ 2000
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz520a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz520b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz520c.jpg]

Fine quality 1.5cm Spessartine in reddish pink mica. This is a specimen I held back for years and is my favorite of any I have owned in this size range.


TZ522 - Spessartine $ 300
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz522a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz522b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz522c.jpg]

Bright orange Spessartine crystals to 1.2cm in silvery mica.


B791 - Apatite with Pyrite $ 150
Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China
small cabinet - 7.7 x 5 x 3 cm


Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b791a.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b791b.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b791c.jpg]

Tabular pink Apatite crystals to 1.2cm with sparkling bright Pyrite crystals. There is also a Quartz crystal and a small Fluorite.


B792 - Apatite with Pyrite $ 150
Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3 cm


Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b792a.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b792b.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b792c.jpg]

Tabular pink Apatite crystals to 1.4cm with sparkling bright Pyrite crystals.


B793 - Apatite with Pyrite $ 120
Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b793a.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b793b.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b793c.jpg]

Tabular pink Apatite crystals with sparkling bright Pyrite crystals. Crystal group is 1.6cm across.


B794 - Apatite with Pyrite $ 120
Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 3 cm


Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b794a.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b794b.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b794c.jpg]

Tabular pink Apatite crystals with sparkling bright Pyrite crystals.


B795 - Apatite with Pyrite $ 120
Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b795a.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b795b.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b795c.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b795d.jpg]

Tabular pink Apatite crystals with sparkling bright Pyrite crystals. Crystal group is 1.6cm across.


B796 - Apatite, Fluorite $ 100
Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Apatite, Fluorite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b796a.jpg] Apatite, Fluorite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b796b.jpg] Apatite, Fluorite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b796c.jpg]

Tabular pink Apatite crystals to 1.1cm across with purple cubic Fluorite.


B797 - Hematite $ 240
Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797a.jpg] Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797b.jpg] Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797c.jpg]

Old specimen of psuedo cubic Hematite. Main crystal is 1.6cm across (on diagonal). Old label indicates it was a rare find in 1962, valued at $20 at the time. The old label indicates this was found in 'Goyoz', which refers to the state currently spelled Goias, but I believe the correct locality is Casa de Pedra. Uncommon.


B798 - Rhodonite $ 300
San Martín Mine, Chiurucu, Ancash Department, Peru
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 1.7 cm


Rhodonite from San Martín Mine, Chiurucu, Ancash Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/b798a.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martín Mine, Chiurucu, Ancash Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/b798b.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martín Mine, Chiurucu, Ancash Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/b798c.jpg]

Bright pink sprays of diverging crystals. Attractive specimen.


B801 - Azurite with Malachite $ 400
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.2 x 4 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801d.jpg]

Sprays of chisel shaped Azurite crystals spraying out from a white matrix. A few spheres of Malachite add color. The Azurite is a deeper navy blue than the photos indicate.


B802 - Helvite with Calcite $ 450
Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm


Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802a.jpg] Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802b.jpg] Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802c.jpg]

Fine quality cluster of Helvite with attached translucent white Calcite crystals. Nearly undamaged but with a tips missing at the very ends of a few Helvite crystals, really only noticable when magnified. Nice composition to the specimen and very showy.


B803 - Azurite $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803d.jpg]

A thick 4cm Azurite crystal or crystal group on matrix with a couple of more prismatic crystals below the main crystal. There is also Cerussite and Mimetite present. Great color to the Azurite, not dark but a bright blue.



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