Selected Specimens

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TZ361 - Tremolite $ 400
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
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
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.


C120 - Andradite, Epidote after Andradite $ 140
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Andradite, Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c120a.jpg] Andradite, Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c120b.jpg]

A large 2cm Epidote after Andradite with a surface veneer of Andradite.


C124 - Epidote after Andradite $ 140
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
miniature - 3.9 x 2.7 x 2 cm


Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c124a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c124b.jpg]

Cluster of 4 intergrown Epidote after Andradite crystals. One side of the left crystal is broken giving a 'window' into the interior of the crystals showing alternating banding of Epidote and Andradite.


C127 - Epidote after Andradite $ 300
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c127a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c127b.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c127c.jpg]

Sharp, deep green 2.5cm Epidote after Andradite crystal on matrix of Epidote and Andradite with smaller psudomorphs present. Good quality specimen of this rare replacement.


CH103 - Fluorite on Ferberite $ 290
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm


Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103a.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103b.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103c.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite cubes atop a Ferberite crystal. The Fluorites are glassy and undamaged.


CH104 - Orpiment $ 120
Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7.8 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Orpiment from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch104a.jpg] Orpiment from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch104b.jpg]

Long, terminated Orpiment crystals grown around Calcite. Translucent orange color with good, glassy chisel-shaped terminations.


CH105 - Orpiment with Calcite $ 300
Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch105a.jpg] Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch105b.jpg] Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch105c.jpg]

Long, terminated Orpiment crystals grown alongside a clear Calcite crystal. Translucent orange color with good, glassy chisel-shaped terminations.


CH107 - Fluorite on Muscovite $ 850
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 5 cm


Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107a.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107b.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107c.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue Fluorite cubes on a matrix of Muscovite. The Fluorites are glassy and undamaged. Chalcopyrite crystals are present along the left side.


TS205 - Smithsonite $ 2400
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 6.5 x 5 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts205a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts205b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts205c.jpg]

Pink Smithsonite crystals on matrix, the largest of which is 2cm and well centered for display. This is an old Dave Wilber specimen dating back to 1970.


TS208 - Smithsonite $ 1750
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts208a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts208b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts208c.jpg]

Long, 4.5cm Smithsonite crystal on matrix with other smaller crystals. Beautiful and undamaged with a pinkish/orange coloration. These elongated crystals are rare and unique to Tsumeb.


TS207 - Mottramite over Calcite $ 280
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 11 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Mottramite over Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts207a.jpg] Mottramite over Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts207b.jpg]

White Calcite rhombs completely covered by rich forest green-colored Mottramite. This specimen just has a great look about it, with a very uniform color, sharply formed, crisp-looking rhombs, with a later generation of micro-Calcite that gives the whole piece sparkle as you turn it in your hand. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


NA122 - Natrolite $ 320
Chimney Rock Quarry, Boundbrook, New Jersey
small cabinet - 5.3 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Boundbrook, New Jersey [db_pics/pics/na122a.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Boundbrook, New Jersey [db_pics/pics/na122b.jpg]

Large, gemmy single Natrolite crystal. Crystals from this locality are considered to be the best of species, and this is a good one.


TZ367 - Tremolite on Tanzanite $ 220
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz367a.jpg] Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz367b.jpg]

Wow! Talk about color, this specimen is vibrant and dramatic with candy-colored pink and purple Tanzanite intergrown with bright green Tremolite.



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