Selected Specimens

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T294 - Apatite $ 200
Mahenge, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Apatite from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t294a.jpg] Apatite from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t294b.jpg]

Mining for Spinels in Mahenge in 2016 has turned up a handful of these unusually colored single Apatite crystals. I bought every one I could, which was only 4. The color is blue with a hint of green and it's very gemmy. Undamaged with one small contact or irregular growth on one back edge.


T296 - Tsavorite $ 1800 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 1080
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t296d.jpg]

Single Tsavorite crystal with intergrowths of Graphite. Complete all around though portions of the top and bottom are irregular where it grew with the Graphite. Great color and sharpness of form.


T297 - Tourmaline $ 1300
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.8 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t297a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t297b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t297c.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t297d.jpg]

Brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with flat, glassy terminations. In addition to the strong red and green colors, there is a small yellow zone between the red and green, and there are some cat's-eye chatoyant zones near the base that add alot of pizzaz (much better in person than the photos). Perfect and undamaged. Weighs 13.3 grams.


T298 - Tourmaline $ 1250
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.6 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298c.jpg]

Brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with a flat, glassy termination. In addition to the strong red and green colors, there is a small yellow zone between the red and green. One very tiny nick on the termination edge, otherwise perfect and undamaged. Weighs 12.6 grams.


T299 - Tourmaline $ 460
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t299a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t299b.jpg]

Brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with a flat, glassy termination. In addition to the strong red and green colors, there is a small yellow zone between the red and green. Perfect and undamaged. Weighs 4.6 grams.


T300 - Sugilite $ 350
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.3 x 2.2 x 1.0 cm


Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t300a.jpg] Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t300b.jpg]

Bright, chatoyant fibrous Sugilite occurring as tightly packed crystals on matrix. Good on both sides. From a rare and limited find in 2014.


T305 - Gold $ 900
Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 3.6 x 2 x 0.5 cm


Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t305a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t305b.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t305c.jpg]

Leaf-like crystalline Gold specimen with 'herring-bone' structure with smaller attached crystals. Weighs 4.2 grams.


T306 - Gold $ 1500
Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 2 x 0.8 cm


Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t306a.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t306b.jpg] Gold from Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t306c.jpg]

Leaf-like crystalline Gold specimen with with smaller crystals attached to the 'leaf'. Weighs 6.6 grams.


T307 - Tourmaline $ 2000
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 4 x 2 x 2 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t307a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t307b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t307c.jpg]

Single blue-cap Tourmaline with blue over a strong pink body color. Complete all around and undamaged except for very slight chipping. Weighs 36.3 grams.


T308 - Tourmaline $ 800
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.2 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t308a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t308b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t308c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t308d.jpg]

Single blue-cap Tourmaline with a thick blue zone over a strong pink body color. Complete all around and undamaged except for one chip one the termination edge. Weighs 12 grams.


T309 - Tourmaline $ 800
Paprok, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t309a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t309b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t309c.jpg]

Single blue-cap Tourmaline with blue over a strong pink body color. Complete all around and undamaged except for a few slight chips. Weighs 16.7 grams.


T310 - Tourmaline $ 650
Paprok, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t310a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t310b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t310c.jpg]

Single blue-cap Tourmaline with blue over a strong pink body color. Complete all around and undamaged. Weighs 16.9 grams.


T311 - Aquamarine $ 400
Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar
small cabinet - 6.5 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311a.jpg] Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311b.jpg] Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311c.jpg] Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311d.jpg]

Single Aquamarine crystal with good medium blue color. Double terminated and lightly etched. No damage.


T312 - Tourmaline $ 500
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm


Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t312a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t312b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t312c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t312d.jpg]

Transparent pink Tourmaline crystal that intensifies to a cranberry color at the termination. This is an unusual crystal for the Himalaya Mine, somewhat square in cross-section with a steep multi-faceted termination. Undamaged.


T315 - Wulfenite $ 290
M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm


Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315a.jpg] Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315b.jpg] Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315c.jpg]

Single translucent yellow crystal on matrix. Undamaged though back edge is contacted where it grew against the pocket wall.



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