Selected Specimens

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T320 - Aquamarine $ 150
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


Aquamarine from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t320a.jpg] Aquamarine from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t320b.jpg] Aquamarine from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t320c.jpg]

Transparent, tabular Aqua on Albite and Muscovite containing a fluid-filled cavity with a moving bubble. Undamaged.


T321 - Diopside on Graphite $ 290
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321c.jpg]

Fine and undamaged single Diopside on Graphite. Great color and uniform shape. Hard to find this good.


T323 - Tourmaline $ 200
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t323a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t323b.jpg]

Single 'lipstick' Tourmaline crystal, complete all around and perfectly terminated.


T328 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 650
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t328a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t328b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t328c.jpg]

Single chromium and vanadium rich Dravite crystal with exceptional color. Many of these are very dark, this one really explodes with saturated deep green color, way beter than most. Undamaged.


T329 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t329a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t329b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t329c.jpg]

Single chromium and vanadium rich Dravite crystal with an unusually elongated form for the locality. The body is dark green with vivid, emerald green color at the terminations. Undamaged.


T332 - Spinel $ 90
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/t332a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/t332b.jpg]

Thick spinel-twinned Spinel crystal. Translucent with a purple/red coloration.


T335 - Rhodochrosite $ 1800
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t335a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t335b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t335c.jpg]

Juicy, good sized deep red single Rhodo crystal. Complete all around though with an indentation from an adjacent crystal on one side. Small cleave at the termination. There is also an old collection number afixed to the base.


T336 - Tourmaline $ 500
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t336a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t336b.jpg]

Spectacular, deeply saturated new production from Barra de Salinas. Deep cranberry red followed by a thin yellow zone and a green termination. Complete all around and undamaged, with a tiny feather of Tourmaline that sticks up a little higher than the rest. Weighs 6.5 grams.


T337 - Tourmaline $ 750
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t337a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t337b.jpg]

Spectacular, deeply saturated new production from Barra de Salinas. Deep cranberry red followed by a thin yellow zone and a green termination. Complete all around and undamaged. Weighs 9.5 grams.


T338 - Tourmaline $ 200
Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Tourmaline from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t338a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t338b.jpg]

Single 'hot' pink Tourmaline crystal, typical great color for the Stewart Mine. Complete all around and perfectly terminated.


T339 - Sapphire $ 60
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t339a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t339b.jpg]

Single gem crystal with good transparency and relatively sharp edges.


T341 - Diopside on Graphite $ 240
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t341a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t341b.jpg]

Cluster of Diopside on Graphite. Great color.


T342 - Cumengite on Selenite $ 1200
Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342a.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342b.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342c.jpg]

Rare crystals of Cumengite on a translucent Selenite matrix with green Paratacamite. The main crystal is 7mm wide but there are many more small crystals present. This specimen was in the personal collection of the mine manager who collected it in 1971 and just released it for sale. It is very rare to find a matrix Cumengite specimen!


T343 - Cumengite on Selenite $ 3500
Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
cabinet - 11.5 x 10 x 7 cm


Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343a.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343b.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343c.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343d.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343e.jpg]

Rare crystals of Cumengite on a hard Selenite rich matrix with green Paratacamite. The main crystal is 12mm wide and there is another smaller crystal nearby. There is a small nick on one the tips of the main crystal. This specimen was in the personal collection of the mine manager who collected it in 1971 and just released it for sale. It is very rare to find a matrix Cumengite specimen!


T346 - Szenicsite $ 750
Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.0 x 2 cm


Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346a.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346b.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346c.jpg]

Dense grouping of bright green platy crystals of rare Szenicsite. A good thumbnail of a mineral that is both rare and attractive.



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