Selected Specimens

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TZ231 - Magnesio Axinite $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 877)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.0 x 0.6 cm


Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz231a.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz231b.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz231c.jpg]

Superb quality single crystal with purple coloration. Sharp and highly glassy. Very slight chatter along edges, otherwise undamaged. Front and backsides shown.


TZ232 - Magnesio Axinite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1461)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 0.8 cm


Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz232a.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz232b.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz232c.jpg]

Superb quality single crystal with purple coloration. Sharp and highly glassy. Very slight chatter along edges, otherwise undamaged.


TZ237 - Dravite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 195)
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz237a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz237b.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz237c.jpg]

Bag of approximately 200 Dravite crystals. Lots of terminated crystals, most are gemmy reddish brown to yellowish brown. Many are facetable. Total weight is 282 carats.


E432 - Wiluite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 146)
Vilyui River Basin, Eastern Siberian Region, Russia
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1 x 1 cm


Wiluite from Vilyui River Basin, Eastern Siberian Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/e432a.jpg] Wiluite from Vilyui River Basin, Eastern Siberian Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/e432b.jpg]

Double terminated translucent brown crystal from the type locality (better translucency than most). Wiluite is a member of the Vesuvianite group. Ex. Allan Young collection.


A969 - Elbaite (R) $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 146)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm


Elbaite (R) from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a969a.jpg] Elbaite (R) from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a969b.jpg] Elbaite (R) from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a969c.jpg] Elbaite (R) from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a969d.jpg]

Highly aesthetic grouping of five double-terminated Elbaite crystals intergrown with Albite. The Elbaite are green with light pink terminations. One Elbaite has one professional repair. 


A970 - Elbaite (R) $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 146)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 2.0 cm


Elbaite (R) from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a970a.jpg] Elbaite (R) from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a970b.jpg]

Highly aesthetic grouping of five double-terminated Elbaite crystals intergrown with Albite. The Elbaite are green with clear terminations. One Elbaite has one professional repair. 


TZ238 - Alabandite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 292)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz238a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz238b.jpg]

Large single octahedral crystal. One tip is intergrown with Tanzanite. The crystal shows natural etching and is good sized for the find and huge by world standards.


TZ241 - Dravite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 117)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz241a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz241b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz241c.jpg]

Facet quality single crystal, yellow brown coloration. Slight chipping along edges, excellent transparency.


TZ252 - Prehnite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 292)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252c.jpg]

Blue Prehnite specimen about as good as these get form wise as most of these are massess of crystals with at least some damage around the edges. This is a clean group front and back, nearly a floater with some traces of Graphite on the bottom where it was attached. These have a nice color change between shades of blue in different lighting.


C100 - Andradite, Epidote psuedomorph $ 100 (=~ AUS$ 97)
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Andradite, Epidote psuedomorph from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c100a.jpg] Andradite, Epidote psuedomorph from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c100b.jpg] Andradite, Epidote psuedomorph from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c100c.jpg]

Large single Andradite crystal that formed as a cast over a previous Andradite. When viewed from the side you can see the growth history with alternating layers of Andradite and Epidote psuedomorph after andradite.