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T940 - Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940a.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940b.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940c.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940d.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940e.jpg]

Unique specimen of a heart-shaped Sphene with attached Tsavorite and Pyrite. Complete all around and undamaged. Incredible, unusual thumbnail.


T942 - Hematite in Quartz $ 150
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Hematite in Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t942a.jpg] Hematite in Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t942b.jpg]

Quartz scepter with the scepter head colored orange by Hematite inclusions.


T943 - Azurite with Malachite $ 4500
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t943a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t943b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t943c.jpg]

Outstanding cluster of Azurite crystals from the Watercourse Pocket. An undamaged floater with the superb blue color these are known for. Backside has the typical small stringers of Malachite attached. Nothing but crystals all around.


T949 - Stibnite $ 450
Baia Sprie mine, Maramureș Co., Romania
large cabinet - 20 x 12 x 4 cm


Stibnite from Baia Sprie mine, Maramureș Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/t949a.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie mine, Maramureș Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/t949b.jpg]

Large flat specimen covered by clusters of Stibnite crystals with Calcite on the front side. Backside is also fully crystallized with rounded masses of grey Calcite. Large, showy display specimen out of an old collection.


T950 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 300
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950c.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950d.jpg]

Gem purple Kunzite crystal with the backside coated by tan Stilbite crystals. A beautiful, well terminated Kunzite on it's own, with added color and flair due to the Stilbite. Pegmatitic Stilbite is uncommon.


T951 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 100
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951c.jpg]

Gem purple Kunzite crystal with the backside coated by tan Stilbite crystals. A beautiful, well terminated Kunzite on it's own, with added color and flair due to the Stilbite. Pegmatitic Stilbite is uncommon. Well terminated but priced lower because one face is a cleavage, but can be displayed perfectly from the Stilbite covered side.


T952 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 280 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 168
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 1.2 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t952a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t952b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t952c.jpg]

Gem purple Kunzite crystal with the backside coated by tan Stilbite crystals. A beautiful, well terminated Kunzite on it's own, with added color and flair due to the Stilbite. Pegmatitic Stilbite is uncommon.


T955 - Jamesonite in Apatite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 120
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955a.jpg] Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955b.jpg] Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955c.jpg]

Glassy single Apatite crystal from the famous Siglo XX Mine. The Apatite appears to be clear but colored grey due to inclusions of needle-like crystals of Jamesonite. Old dealer price was $400 on this unusual thumbnail.


T968 - Scapolite $ 1200
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t968a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t968b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t968c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and undamaged. All GEM! Tiny surface imperfections show up in the photo that you don't even notice in person - looks like yellow glass in hand.


T971 - Tanzanite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971d.jpg]

Natural yellow and purple/blue bi-color Tanzanite crystal. Complete all around and undamaged except for one tiny edge chip, with nice gem zones. Unheated.


C146 - Leifite on Serandite $ 650
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Leifite on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/c146a.jpg] Leifite on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/c146b.jpg] Leifite on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/c146c.jpg]

Rare radial group of Leifite crystals on salmon pink Serandite crystals. With black Aegerine crystals.


C147 - Copper $ 300
Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147a.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147b.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147c.jpg]

Well crystallized group of Copper crystals. Undamaged floater group good on all sides. With minor amounts of associated Calcite.


C148 - Andradite var. Demantoid $ 1200
Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy
cabinet - 12.5 x 7 x 1.8 cm


Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148a.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148b.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148c.jpg]

Thin matrix covered with bright green garnet crystals. The garnets are over 1cm in size and many are transparent. This is a great example out of an old collection with good coverage of crystals on a thin flat matrix. Most crystals are good though some damaged crystals keep the price much lower than it otherwise would be.


C150 - Analcime $ 900
Seis Alp, South Tyrol, Italy
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Analcime from Seis Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/c150a.jpg] Analcime from Seis Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/c150b.jpg] Analcime from Seis Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/c150c.jpg]

Complete, textbook 3.8cm Analcime crystal set perfectly for display on a small amount of matrix. The Analcime is white with hints of pink coloration.


C152 - Axinite $ 900
Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 6 cm


Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152a.jpg] Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152b.jpg] Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152c.jpg] Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152d.jpg]

Gemmy blades of purple Axinite associated with Albite crystals on matrix from the classic European locality once considered the source of the finest Axinites in the world (now surpassed by some specimens from the Urals and California) though still highly treasured. Some fo the crystals are pure purple and gemmy, some show green Chlorite, there is also chlorite coating parts fo the matrix. Crystals reach 2cm in size and are in great condition except for the far right edge where it appears the specimen broke away from the host rock.



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