Selected Specimens

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E353 - Cuprite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 341)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e353a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e353b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e353c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of sharp Cuprite crystals. Perfect floater with no points of attachment.


E354 - Cuprite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 146)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of sharp Cuprite crystals. Complete all around with some contacting at the base.


E355 - Cuprite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 195)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e355a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e355b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e355c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of sharp Cuprite crystals. A complete floater but with a couple areas where other crystals were intergrown. Tiny amounts of copper and silver attached.


PAK117 - Topaz with Albite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 244)
Shigar Valley, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Topaz with Albite from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak117a.jpg] Topaz with Albite from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak117b.jpg] Topaz with Albite from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak117c.jpg]

A 4cm tall Topaz crystal set in white Albite blades. The crystal is gemmy and glassy with a stepped growth habit on one side.


TZ308 - Tsavorite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 438)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 1 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz308a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz308b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz308c.jpg]

Complete, gemmy green grossular crystal. As is typical of the recent 2013 production, this crystal has great glassy luster, is medium green in color, and has Graphite inclusions. What was also typical for these finds was groups of crystal clusters, and this specimen had some other crystals attached formerly and has four small indentations on a couple faces where other intergrew and a little bit of damage next to the contacts. This is minor though and overall this is a great crystal.


TZ309 - Tsavorite with Calcite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 117)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Tsavorite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz309a.jpg] Tsavorite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz309b.jpg] Tsavorite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz309c.jpg]

Green grossular crystals with attached spherical clusters of Calcite.


TZ311 - Tsavorite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1169)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz311a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz311b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz311c.jpg]

Complete, gemmy green grossular crystal. Fine quality with great transparency. Everything on this one is high quality, even the Graphite inclusions - not just black fuzz, there are some good hexagonal crystals! One tiny chip otherwise perfect all around and complete, a natural gem.


TZ312 - Tsavorite on Tanzanite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 244)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm


Tsavorite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz312a.jpg] Tsavorite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz312b.jpg] Tsavorite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz312c.jpg]

Two Tsavorite crystals attached to the face of a section of tanzanite crystal.


TZ313 - Diopside on Tsavorite $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 877)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Diopside on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz313a.jpg] Diopside on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz313b.jpg] Diopside on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz313c.jpg]

Stunning, complete, gemmy green grossular crystal with an attached terminated Diopside. Fine quality, complete floater crystal with zero damage and high luster. Way better than photos.


TZ315 - Tsavorite $ 550 (=~ AUS$ 536)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz315a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz315b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz315c.jpg]

Two complete, gemmy green grossular crystals. One contact on the smaller crystal where another crystal intergrew, otherwise complete and perfect all around. Great specimen.


TZ317 - Tsavorite on Calcite $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 633)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz317a.jpg] Tsavorite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz317b.jpg]

Gem quality green grossular crystal on matrix of Calcite crystals. The Tsavorite is 1cm wide and complete all around with one side indented where it intergrew with another crystal. Backside has attached Graphite crystals. It's not common to find a nice matrix specimen and even less common to find one with such a gemm quality Tsavorite.


TZ318 - Tsavorite on Diopside $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 438)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz318a.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz318b.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz318c.jpg]

Gem quality green grossular crystal on matrix of pale green Diopside crystals. The Tsavorite is 1.5cm wide and complete all around.


TZ319 - Tsavorite $ 800 (=~ AUS$ 779)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz319a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz319b.jpg]

Complete single gemmy green grossular crystal. Complete all around with glassy faces and Graphite inclusions. Complete all around, a rare floater crystal which the 2013 pockets seemed to produce more of than ever before. Edge wear on one edge, otherwise perfect and undamaged all around.


TZ321 - Alabandite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 438)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz321a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz321b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz321c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz321d.jpg]

Single crystal with clean, smooth faces.


TZ322 - Alabandite $ 550 (=~ AUS$ 536)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz322a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz322b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz322c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz322d.jpg]

Single crystal with clean, smooth faces and some attached graphite on the backside.



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