Selected Specimens

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NA132 - Elbaite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 17857)
Big Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Elbaite from Big Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/na132a.jpg]

Nice hot pink Tourmaline with a thin green or blue cap at the termination. Complete and undamaged with a bit of pocket crud atop the termination.


NA133 - Wulfenite with Calcite $ 275 (=~ ¥ 32738)
Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?)
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3.0 cm


Wulfenite with Calcite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?) [db_pics/pics/na133a.jpg] Wulfenite with Calcite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?) [db_pics/pics/na133b.jpg] Wulfenite with Calcite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?) [db_pics/pics/na133c.jpg] Wulfenite with Calcite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?) [db_pics/pics/na133d.jpg]

Geometric box-work of large yellow Wulfenite crystals, each coated on one side big sugary Calcite crystals. The old label indicates this is from the Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine in Tiger, however it looks more like Glove Mine material to me. Largest crystal is 4.5cm across.


SA601 - Chrysoberyl $ 3800 (=~ ¥ 452381)
Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa601a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa601b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa601c.jpg]

Rare sixling Chrysoberyl. Complete all around though lower backside is indented. This is an old crystal from the Don Boydston collection dating back to at least the 1960s. It's likely from the famous Chrysoberyl find in the 1950s.


A979 - Anatase $ 250 (=~ ¥ 29762)
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 11 x 6.5 x 5.0 cm


Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979c.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979d.jpg]

At least 15 fine Anatase crystals on matrix with Albite and Quartz crystals. Sharp, lustrous and undamaged crystals.


TZ369 - Dravite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 35714)
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz369a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz369b.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz369c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal with a very rich emerald green color. Complete and undamaged.A little dark but with an intense green when backlit.


TZ370 - Tanzanite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 23810)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz370a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz370b.jpg]

Fine, glassy and gemmy Tanzanite crystal of classic form. Natural and unheated.


TZ371 - Tanzanite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 17857)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz371a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz371b.jpg]

Fine, glassy and gemmy Tanzanite crystal. Natural and unheated, complete all around.


TZ372 - Prehnite with Calcite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 33333)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.3 x 1.8 cm


Prehnite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz372a.jpg] Prehnite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz372b.jpg] Prehnite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz372c.jpg]

Translucent yellow Prehnite specimen from old stock. This one has good size and a particularly nice form for display. There is some white Calcite at the lower right and Graphite on the backside.


A980 - Topaz on Albite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 53571)
Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a980a.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a980b.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a980c.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a980d.jpg]

Gemmy 4cm Topaz crystal on Albite with a smaller 3cm Topaz crystal crossing in front. The Topaz is undamaged though intergrown with Albite on the upper right side. Nice aesthetics and complete all around.


A982 - Topaz on Albite $ 100 (=~ ¥ 11905)
Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm


Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a982a.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a982b.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a982c.jpg]

Gemmy 2.2cm Topaz crystal set attractively Albite. Undamaged.


A984 - Peridot $ 150 (=~ ¥ 17857)
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a984a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a984b.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a984c.jpg]

Gemmy and complete single Peridot crystal with fine lime green color. This crystal is from a parcel I bought many years ago. The parcel stood out to me as all the crystals had this great bright green color as compared to most available which had a more olive green color. Good transparency and with smooth, flat crystal faces as compared to most which are rounded in form. A great little crystal.


TS211 - Cerussite with Malachite after Azurite $ 480 (=~ ¥ 57143)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 2.2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Cerussite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts211a.jpg] Cerussite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts211b.jpg] Cerussite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts211c.jpg]

Thick, solid Cerussite twins (without any open honey-comb growth) on matrix associated with a Malachite after Azurite crystal. Fine and undamaged.


TS212 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 375 (=~ ¥ 44643)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.3 x 3.6 x 1.2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts212a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts212b.jpg]

Classic specimen of well separated crystals of Dioptase on white Calcite. Clean with a ding to the edge of upper right crystal.


TS215 - Smithsonite $ 2500 (=~ ¥ 297619)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215c.jpg]

Large, sharp pink Smithsonite on matrix. Main crystals is 2.2cm across and pristine. Good silky luster and very translucent.


TS216 - Calcite with Malachite after Azurite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 53571)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Calcite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts216a.jpg] Calcite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts216b.jpg] Calcite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts216c.jpg]

Coral-like formation of light green Calcite with four crystals of Malachite after Azurite.



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