Selected Specimens

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TZ268 - Grossular var. Tsavorite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 27451)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz268a.jpg] Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz268b.jpg] Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz268c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal with highly glassy surface luster, great transparency.


A971 - Hematite on Quartz $ 450 (=~ ¥ 44118)
Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 13 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Hematite on Quartz from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a971a.jpg] Hematite on Quartz from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a971b.jpg] Hematite on Quartz from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a971c.jpg]

Large, some what flattened green Quartz crystal with internal purple zones, clean and undamaged. At the base are smaller Quartz crystals and beautiful rosettes of Hematite.


E389 - Liroconite $ 1800 (=~ ¥ 176471)
Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
miniature - 3.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/e389a.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/e389b.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/e389c.jpg]

Intense blue crystals of Lironconite in 3 separate vugs in matrix (two on front, one in backside). Crystals reach 3-4mm in size. Spectacular color!


PAK104 - Topaz $ 450 (=~ ¥ 44118)
Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 5.0 x 3.5 cm


Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak104a.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak104b.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak104c.jpg]

Large 5cm double-terminated Topaz crystal on an Albite matrix. The lower portion of theTopaz has some included dark, elongated crystals of an unidentified mineral.


PAK105 - Topaz $ 500 (=~ ¥ 49020)
Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak105a.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak105b.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak105c.jpg]

Absolute gem of a double-terminated Topaz crystal on an Albite matix with another small gem Topaz in front. Highly transparent and complete all around, like a jewel set atop the Albite.


TZ271 - Alabandite with Pyrite, Tanzanite $ 225 (=~ ¥ 22059)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


Alabandite with Pyrite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz271a.jpg] Alabandite with Pyrite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz271b.jpg] Alabandite with Pyrite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz271c.jpg]

Intergrown, rounded crystals of Alabandite associted with Pyrite and Tanzanite.


M101 - Azurite with Malachite $ 80 (=~ ¥ 7843)
Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/m101a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/m101b.jpg]

Floater group of Azurite crystals with areas of Malachite.


PAK107 - Anatase on Albite $ 100 (=~ ¥ 9804)
Kharan Mountian, Belochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3 cm


Anatase on Albite from Kharan Mountian, Belochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak107a.jpg] Anatase on Albite from Kharan Mountian, Belochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak107b.jpg] Anatase on Albite from Kharan Mountian, Belochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak107c.jpg]

Snow-white crystals of Albite and razor sharp, mirror lustrous Anatase crystals to 9mm. The top crystal is double-terminated.


SA367 - Aquamarine $ 3500 (=~ ¥ 343137)
Jaqueto Mine, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.1 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Aquamarine from Jaqueto Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa367a.jpg] Aquamarine from Jaqueto Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa367b.jpg] Aquamarine from Jaqueto Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa367c.jpg]

Naturally etched, gem quality Aquamarine from the famous Jaqueto Mine in Brazil. The crystal is a complete floater that tapers at both ends and is almost entirely facet quality. Superb luster all around, with one small chip present, otherwise perfect and undamaged. 29.3 grams


A298 - Sapphire $ 3500 (=~ ¥ 343137)
Ratnapura, Sri Lanks
small cabinet - 5.4 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanks [db_pics/pics/a298a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanks [db_pics/pics/a298b.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanks [db_pics/pics/a298c.jpg]

Double terminated light blue Sapphire crystal. Larger crystals such as this are now hard to find, this one having been just released from a private collection. Complete all around, undamaged, with surprisingly sharp edges that show little to no rounding.


TZ272 - Tsavorite $ 100 (=~ ¥ 9804)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 1 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz272a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz272b.jpg]

Glassy green Grossular crystal, bright and gemmy. This crystal was formerly part of a cluster and therefore the sides have indentation where other crystals were present.


TZ273 - Tsavorite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 29412)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz273a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz273b.jpg]

Cluster of green Grossular crystals, bright and gemmy, on Graphite. This was found in late 2013 from finds that produced a small number of such clusters.


TZ274 - Tsavorite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 29412)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz274a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz274b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz274c.jpg]

Large single floater Tsavorite crystal. Good sized, gemmy, with glassy faces and no points of attachment. The crystal does have significant damage along some edges and one corner and is marked down accordingly (would be an approx. $3000 crystal in perfect condition), still it is complete all around and a value for a crystal this size.


TZ275 - Spessartine $ 1300 (=~ ¥ 127451)
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz275a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz275b.jpg]

Single gem crystal with excellent orange color. Complete all around and in perfect undamaged condition with the exception of a tiny chip on one point. These are no longer being found; this crystal was released out of a private collection. Having seen and sold many of these, I consider this one to have excellent color and overall quality.


TZ278 - Tanzanite $ 1750 (=~ ¥ 171569)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz278a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz278b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz278c.jpg]

Rare green Tanzanite crystal. This color is very uncommon and was only found many years ago, this piece having been released from a private collection. The crystal is complete and undamaged though there is some irregular growth along the left side.



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