Selected Specimens

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TZ156 - Tanzanite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 584)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156c.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy single Tanzanite crystal with and unusual form, somewhat triangular in cross-section. Fine and undamaged.


TZ157 - Diopside $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 117)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz157a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz157b.jpg]

Highly gemmy single crystal, complete and undamaged. It's uncommon to find Diopsides with this high a degree of transparency.


TZ158 - Tanzanite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 244)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz158a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz158b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz158c.jpg]

Bi-color Tanzanite crystal (yellow over blue). Small but of high quality with glassy luster and no damage.


AF864 - Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 438)
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864c.jpg]

Super bright pink crystals of Cobaltian Calcite from the big find of perhaps 10 years ago. This one stands out for a variety of reasons including the well separated crystals that revael the pyrite underneath, the 3-dimensional nature of the matrix which is much more interesting than typical flat pieces, great color, and the color contrast between the Calcite and pyrite.


AF734 - Brucite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 438)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Brucite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af734a.jpg] Brucite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af734b.jpg] Brucite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af734c.jpg]

A perfect hemisphere of crystallized Brucite grown around a small amount of Manganite. Perfect all around without damaged, even crystallized on the bottom.


AF735 - Liddicoatite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1169)
Anjanabonoina Mine, Antsirabe Region, Madagascar
miniature - 3.9 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina Mine, Antsirabe Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af735a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina Mine, Antsirabe Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af735b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina Mine, Antsirabe Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/af735c.jpg]

Large, gemmy crystal with a red base and a yellow termination. Complete all around and in super condition. Better than photos.


TZ159 - Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 730)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.1 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm


Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz159a.jpg] Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz159b.jpg] Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz159c.jpg] Diopside with Graphite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz159d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Diopside crystals, undamaged with no points of contact. A 1cm Tanzanite crystal is attached to the backside, as are platy hexagonal crystals of Graphite.


TZ160 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 146)
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 1.0 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz160a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz160b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz160c.jpg]

Deep emerald green Tourmaline with an unusual multipointed termination. I understand these are Dravite/Uvite and despite the common name, the coloring agent is vanadium.


TZ161 - Kyanite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 341)
Tanzania
large cabinet - 15.5 x 2.0 x 0.6 cm


Kyanite from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz161a.jpg] Kyanite from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz161b.jpg] Kyanite from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz161c.jpg]

Large translucent green Kyanite crystal with a blue stripe. There were some very big, chunky Kyanites unearthed as aprt of this recent find, but this was the best specimen to my tastes, with a smooth, flat termination at one end.


A960 - Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 438)
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 10 x 5 cm


Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960c.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960d.jpg]

Large 5cm Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite associated with green Quartz crystals, all of which are attached to a thick chunk of Magnetite crystals. The Scheelite crystal is partially etched at the bottom revealing a metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) inside the Scheelite.


E529 - Hauerite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 438)
Desticella Mine, Raddusa, Sicily, Italy
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


Hauerite from Desticella Mine, Raddusa, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/e529a.jpg] Hauerite from Desticella Mine, Raddusa, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/e529b.jpg]

Single, complete octahedron with a smaller crystal attached to one face.


E530 - Prehnite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 244)
Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


Prehnite from Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain [db_pics/pics/e530a.jpg] Prehnite from Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain [db_pics/pics/e530b.jpg]

Complete spherical cluster of translucent green Prehnite. Crystallized all around and undamaged.


TZ163 - Dravite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 292)
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz163a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz163b.jpg]

Terminated single Dravite crystal with a beautiful red/brown color. The crystal has good luster and is transparent and shows off especially well when backlit. Best of the lot.


TZ166 - Dravite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 146)
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz166a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz166b.jpg]

Terminated single Dravite crystal with a beautiful red/brown color. The crystal has good luster and is transparent and shows off especially well when backlit. One small chip on a back termination edge, otherwise undamaged.


TZ169 - Dravite $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 122)
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz169a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz169b.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz169c.jpg]

Highly gemmy intergrown pair of Dravite crystals. Undamaged.



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