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SA726 - Tourmaline $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 692)
Northern Malawi
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm


Tourmaline from Northern Malawi [db_pics/pics/sa726a.jpg] Tourmaline from Northern Malawi [db_pics/pics/sa726b.jpg] Tourmaline from Northern Malawi [db_pics/pics/sa726c.jpg]

Gemmy, terminated Tourmaline crystal mined in late 2014 from an undisclosed locality in northern Malawi. Color grades from blue at the base up to green at the termination. A few small chips present but overall in great condition and complete all around. Weighs 28 grams.


TU223 - Ilvaite with Quartz $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 899)
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 2.0 cm


Ilvaite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu223a.jpg] Ilvaite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu223b.jpg] Ilvaite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu223c.jpg]

Intersecting, double-terminated Ilvaite crystals, one 9cm and the other 7.5cm long. Perfect and undamaged with small crystals of attached Quartz.


TU224 - Quartz $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 830)
Daye, Hubei Prov., China
large cabinet - 15.5 x 15.5 x 9.5 cm


Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224a.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224b.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224c.jpg] Quartz from Daye, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu224d.jpg]

Amazing floater cluster composed entirely of double-terminated Quartz crystals. This stunning piece is complete all around and surprizingly undamaged for it's size and with so many different points sticking out in all directions. Individual Quartz crystals reach 14.5cm long. WAY better in person.


TU225 - Ilvaite with Quartz $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 622)
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 2.5 cm


Ilvaite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu225a.jpg] Ilvaite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu225b.jpg]

Intersecting, double-terminated Ilvaite crystals, one 8.8cm and the other 9cm long. A third crystal rises up behind the pair. The bottom of the third crystal is broken off behind the main crystal and is barely noticable. Terminations and the rest of the crystals are perfect.


TU230 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 1800 (=~ AUS$ 2490)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm


Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu230a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu230b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu230c.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu230d.jpg]

One of the most spectacular color combinations are these yellow Prehnites on Tanzanite. These are not common and this one displays strong colors of each mineral. Bright lemon yellow Prehnite crystals cover the back and one side of a single Tanzanite. Wow!


TU231 - Dravite $ 460 (=~ AUS$ 636)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu231a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu231b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu231c.jpg]

Gem quality rootbeer brown Dravite crystal with a complex, stepped termination. An unusual feature of this crystal is a thin horzontal zone of cat's-eye that runs through the middle of the crystal, causing it to slightly offset, how this formed is a mystery to me. Complete and undamaged.


TU233 - Tourmaline $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 484)
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.7 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/tu233a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/tu233b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/tu233c.jpg]

Color zoned pink and green Tourmaline crystal. Light damage along one side, otherwise perfect. Weighs 9.3 grams.


TU235 - Topaz on Albite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 622)
Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu235a.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu235b.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu235c.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu235d.jpg]

Gem quality Topaz crystal that displays dramatically in front Albite crystals and golden Muscovite. The crystal is 4.5cm tall and very transparent. There is some damage as seen in photos, which keeps the price way down for how well this displays.


TU236 - Topaz on Albite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 484)
Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu236a.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu236b.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu236c.jpg]

Gem quality Topaz crystal on Albite crystals. The crystal is 3.3cm tall with good transparency, and is undamaged.


C132 - Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla $ 70 (=~ AUS$ 97)
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c132a.jpg] Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c132b.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla, and waxy olive yellow crystals of Bromian Chloraryrite.


C133 - Dioptase, Chrysocolla $ 80 (=~ AUS$ 111)
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 3.0 cm


Dioptase, Chrysocolla from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c133a.jpg] Dioptase, Chrysocolla from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c133b.jpg]

Excellent coverage of bright green crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla.


C134 - Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla $ 90 (=~ AUS$ 124)
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 1.2 cm


Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c134a.jpg] Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c134b.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla, and waxy olive yellow crystals of Bromian Chloraryrite.


C135 - Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite $ 60 (=~ AUS$ 83)
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c135a.jpg] Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c135b.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Dioptase with Hemimorphite and waxy olive yellow crystals of Bromian Chloraryrite.


C140 - Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite $ 60 (=~ AUS$ 83)
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c140a.jpg] Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c140b.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite and waxy olive yellow crystals of Bromian Chloraryrite.


B100 - Dioptase $ 3000 (=~ AUS$ 4150)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 2.0 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b100a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b100b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b100c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b100d.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b100e.jpg]

Large double terminated single crystal with a handful of attached smaler crystals and Calcite. The crystal itself is 2.6cm long and 1.5 cm thick. There are a couple minor nicks but overall in great shape. Ex. Jack Halpern collection.



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