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E654 - Azurite $ 100
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e654a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e654b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e654c.jpg]

Azurite crystals from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This is a parcel of 3 specimens, largest 2.8cm, all with good crystallization. 


TZ387 - Dravite $ 400
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz387a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz387b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz387c.jpg]

Transparent, light brown Dravite grading to a darker rootbeer color at the base. There is a sharp change to silvery grey, cat's-eye Dravite approximately half way up the crystal. These half normal/half cats-eye crystals are much less common than normal crystals from the find, and crystals with such a sharp delineation between the two even more so. Weighs 18.9 grams.


TZ391 - Dravite $ 250
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.6 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz391a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz391b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz391c.jpg]

Transparent, rootbeer brown Dravite with a sharp change to cat's-eye Dravite near the top. The bottom half shows a series of natural fracturing and rehealing resulting in a bent crystal, very interesting and unusual.


TZ402 - Dravite $ 350
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.3 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz402a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz402b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz402c.jpg]

Transparent, light brown Dravite with a darker rootbeer color in the lower half and a sharp change to silvery grey, cat's-eye Dravite near the top. These half normal/half cats-eye crystals are much less common than normal crystals from the find, and crystals with such a sharp delineation between the two even more so. Weighs 16.3 grams.


TZ403 - Dravite $ 35
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz403a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz403b.jpg]

transparent, rootbeer colored Dravite crystals with a sharp change to light brown at the termination where it's just starting to turn cat's-eye (a few vertical structures are present in this zone).


TZ406 - Alabandite with Tanzanite $ 950
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406a.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406b.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406c.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406d.jpg]

Large, well formed single Alabandite crystal a full 7cm on edge. This is a very large crystal with good shape and large smooth faces. Attached to the side is a very interesting formation of light blue Tanzanite enclosed within a white Calcite rhomb.


TZ410 - Tsavorite included by Graphite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Tsavorite included by Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz410a.jpg] Tsavorite included by Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz410b.jpg] Tsavorite included by Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz410c.jpg]

Complete, floater Tsavorite crystal with exceptional glassy luster. Undamaged and pristine. Gem quality and at the center are a few included platy crystals of Graphite. Top quality Tsavorite.


TZ411 - Spessartine $ 100
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.0 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz411a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz411b.jpg]

Single Spessartine attached to a small amount of matrix. This crystal has exceptional brightness and color.


TZ413 - Diopside $ 850
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz413a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz413b.jpg]

Complete, single crystal with exceptional glassy luster. Undamaged and pristine. Gem quality at the termination. Uncommonly fine quality Diopside crystal.


TZ415 - Kyanite with Quartz $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.8 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Kyanite with Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz415a.jpg] Kyanite with Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz415b.jpg] Kyanite with Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz415c.jpg]

Blue Kyanite crystal with great color and translucency and attached Quartz. These are uncommon at Merelani and I have only had a couple previously.


TZ416 - Kyanite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
cabinet - 10 x 3.3 x 3 cm


Kyanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz416a.jpg] Kyanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz416b.jpg] Kyanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz416c.jpg]

Large blue Kyanite crystal, significantly larger than any other I've ever seen from the locality . These are uncommon at Merelani and I have only had a couple previously.


US157 - Copper with Calcite $ 2500
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157a.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157b.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157c.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157d.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157e.jpg]

Hackly Copper protruding out of a Quartz matrix with areas overgrown by clear Calcite crystals. Well balanced specimen with lots of Copper and good coverage of Calcite crystals heavily included by bright, non-tarnished Copper. There is some damage to the Calcite, but it is in overall good condition.


TS227 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 800
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.6 x 3.8 x 2 cm


Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts227a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts227b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts227c.jpg]

Bright green Smithsonite crystals that contrast well against the white Dolomite matrix.


TS229 - Smithsonite with Quartz $ 200
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Smithsonite with Quartz from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts229a.jpg] Smithsonite with Quartz from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts229b.jpg] Smithsonite with Quartz from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts229c.jpg] Smithsonite with Quartz from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts229d.jpg]

Pink Smithsonite crystals on matrix with Quartz crystals to 1.2cm long.


TS230 - Azurite with Malachite after Azurite $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Azurite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts230a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts230b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts230c.jpg]

Highly colorful specimen of Azurite, Malachite after Azurite crystals on a bright yellow/green matrix.



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