Selected Specimens

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TZ229 - Tsavorite $ 2000
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz229a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz229b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz229c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz229d.jpg]

Floater single crystal of Tsavorite. This was the best complete single crystal out of hundreds I examined from the recent finds of mid 2013. Great luster and transparency with some Graphite inclusions. Under a loupe I can find two tiny dings on edges, otherwise perfect.


TZ231 - Magnesio Axinite $ 900
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.


C101 - Epidote after Andradite $ 200
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c101a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c101b.jpg]

Cluster of green Epidote after Andradite crystals. The crystals are sharply formed and reach 2.5cm in size. There are a couple remaining traces of a thin veneer of Andradite that was once present over the Epidote.


C102 - Andradite, Epidote psuedomorph $ 180
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 2.0 cm


Andradite, Epidote psuedomorph from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c102a.jpg] Andradite, Epidote psuedomorph from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c102b.jpg] Andradite, Epidote psuedomorph from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c102c.jpg]

Interesting specimen that at first glance looks like a pair of good Andradite crystals. But if you look at the back you see that the red Andradite forms a thin layer over Epidote that completely replaced previous Andradite crystals.


C108 - Andradite, Epidote psuedomorph $ 100
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Andradite, Epidote psuedomorph from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c108a.jpg] Andradite, Epidote psuedomorph from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c108b.jpg]

Pair of large Andradite crystals that formed as casts over previous Andradites. When viewed from the side you can see the growth history with alternating layers of Andradite and Epidote psuedomorph after Andradite.


TZ253 - Tanzanite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz253a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz253b.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal in excellent condition. A complete crystal with great transparency. The crystal exhibits blue and purple pleochrosim when viewed from the front and sides. Although this crystal was purchased as part of a parcel of unheated crytals, the lack of a red coloration up the C-axis indicates that this crystal may have been heated. Regardless, it is a robust crystal more transparent than most and a great buy at this price.



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