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T692 - Tsavorite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t692a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t692b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t692c.jpg]

A real GEM of a Tsavorite crystal. Totally transparent and crystalized on all sides, even the bottom. Some Tsavorites grow perched atop the edges of Graphite crystals which allows crystal faces to form on the bottom as well as the top and sides.There are residual thin black grooves on the bottom where the Graphite crystals were, otherwise fully crystallized.


T695 - Vesuvianite $ 250
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm


Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t695a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t695b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t695c.jpg]

Double terminated floater crystal with purple core and green/yellow terminations. Although it has lighter purple color than most, the central area has good transparency, which is uncommon. Ex. Charlie Key.


T696 - Vesuvianite $ 200
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t696a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t696b.jpg]

Double terminated floater crystal with purple core and green/yellow terminations. Ex. Charlie Key.


T697 - Prehnite $ 350
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.8 x 1 cm


Prehnite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t697a.jpg] Prehnite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t697b.jpg] Prehnite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t697c.jpg]

Three interconnected, curving and lustrous Prehnite crystals. Although many other localities produce good Prehnite, they are usually in rounded clusters or platy masses, not distinct individual crystals such as this. Nowhere, to my knowledge, produces as good crystals as those found at the Jeffrey Mine, but they are not well known because there just aren't many available, in fact this is only the second one I have owned. Ex. Charlie Key.


T706 - Benstonite in Calcite $ 600 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 360
Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


Benstonite in Calcite from Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t706a.jpg] Benstonite in Calcite from Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t706b.jpg] Benstonite in Calcite from Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t706c.jpg]

Flattened rhombic Calcite crystals coated and/or included by Benstonite. Good crystals on both sides. Rare, old material out of an old collection.


T707 - Celestite $ 260 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 156
Wood Co., Ohio, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 3 cm


Celestite from Wood Co., Ohio, USA [db_pics/pics/t707a.jpg] Celestite from Wood Co., Ohio, USA [db_pics/pics/t707b.jpg]

Attractive, undamaged cluster of Celestite crystals. The crystals are more white on the outside and more blue and translucent in the interior.


T717 - Copper 'Skull' $ 1200
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 8 cm


Copper 'Skull' from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t717a.jpg] Copper 'Skull' from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t717b.jpg] Copper 'Skull' from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t717c.jpg] Copper 'Skull' from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t717d.jpg]

Large, exceptional Copper 'Skull', a cast of Copper formed when Copper coats a rounded nodule in a conglomerate with the nodule later eroding away leaving the "skull'. This one is both good sized and exceptionally well formed (complete) and preserved. Many get smashed or dented or are only partial hemispheres. I'd say this one has about 80% coverage of what was the former nodule.


T721 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t721a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t721b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t721c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged and highly gemmy in the upper and lower thirds. Weighs 49 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T722 - Tourmaline $ 300
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 4.5 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t722a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t722b.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged except for one small chip on a lower side. Weighs 20.5 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T724 - Tourmaline $ 600
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 6.8 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t724a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t724b.jpg]

Long, terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, slightly etched and undamaged except for a couple small chips on side faces. Weighs 34.9 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T725 - Tourmaline $ 300
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged except for minor edge chatter and highly gemmy in the upper and lower thirds. Weighs 17 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T726 - Tourmaline $ 250
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 5.8 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t726a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t726b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t726c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, with minor edge chatter and a small chip on the termination. Weighs 34.4 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T730 - Fluorite $ 450
Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t730a.jpg] Fluorite from Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t730b.jpg] Fluorite from Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t730c.jpg]

Deep amber colored cubic Fluorite over purple Fluorite. This is an old piece, probably at least 50 years old and potentially much older. Mining in this area started in the 15th century, the exact mine name is unknown.


T734 - Herderite $ 3000
Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm


Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734a.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734b.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734c.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734d.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734e.jpg]

Large single Herderite crystal with good purple color from the mine that has produced the world's best. This is a very large crystal and in good condition with many typical faces, etched (but glassy) faces, and a couple areas of contact.


T735 - Kunzite $ 1200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.8 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t735a.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t735b.jpg]

Gem quality purple/pink Kunzite crystal with a good termination. Back side of crystal appears to be a cleavage face. Weighs 147 grams.



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