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T828 - Quartz faden $ 300
Grimsel Pass, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828a.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828b.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828c.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828d.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828e.jpg]

Glassy smokey Quartz crystal in an unusual (for Switzerland) faden growth formation, sort of a faden gwindel. Complete and glassy all around but with a damaged area on the top.


T832 - Rhodochrosite $ 900
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t832a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t832b.jpg]

Cluster of 2 gem red scalenohedral Rhodochrosite. Terminations are smooth but cleaved.


T833 - Rhodochrosite $ 2200
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833c.jpg]

Cluster of 5 gem red scalenohedral Rhodochrosite crystals. Some terminations cleaved though smooth. Gemmy with great color.


T834 - Rhodochrosite $ 900
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1 x 1 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t834a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t834b.jpg]

Single gem red scalenohedral Rhodochrosite. Single smooth cleave on termination.


T838 - Halite $ 350
Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838a.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838b.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838c.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of clear Halite crystals from the famous and long closed Wieliczka Mine. A floater, complete all around with no points of contact. Individual cubes reach 3cm on edge.


T840 - Chrome Dravite $ 950
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Chrome Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t840a.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t840b.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t840c.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t840d.jpg]

Amazingly rich chrome green Dravite that grades up to a cat's-eye termination. You may recall similar but brown crystals that were found at this mine in quantity over the past couple years. This crystal is new (late 2017) and the only one like it that was available - we can only cross our fingers that more will be found. Undamaged with an incredible color that is slightly more vivid than other Tanzanian green dravites.


T841 - Wurtzite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841c.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841d.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841e.jpg]

Well formed, thick Wurtzite crystal, complete all around and undamaged. There is Graphite, Diopside, Pyrite, and a partial Tanzanite crystal attached to the surface. Stunning thumbnail.


T843 - Tanzanite $ 6000
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t843a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t843b.jpg]

Good sized pink Tanzanite crystal. Pinks are uncommon and this one is unique with a dark blue phantom line dividing the pink zone on top and a more purple/pink zone below. There is a chip on a back edge, but the termination is good and it can be display from the front undamaged. Pinks are hard to come by, but for some reason perfect undamaged pinks are even more rare, even the best known fine pink Tanzanite has a chip or two. A beautiful and uncommon Tanzanite. Weighs 21.1 grams.


T846 - Tanzanite $ 3000
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t846a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t846b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t846c.jpg]

Stunning bi-color Tanzanite crystal of yellow over vivid purple/blue. This crystal has superb luster and unusually uniform shape, retaining an even 7mm thickness all the way from the base to the termination. There are two chips, including one on the back termination, but the sheer pizzaz and dramatic coloration greatly overcomes it, it's that pretty and unique. Weighs 13 grams.


T847 - Dravite $ 750
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t847a.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t847b.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t847c.jpg]

New 2017, limited production from the Commander Mine. These crystals are solid green and not bi-colors like last year. However the green is very rich and bright. A gemmy complete crystal that weighs 9.7 grams.


T849 - Dravite $ 150
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t849a.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t849b.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t849c.jpg]

New 2017, limited production from the Commander Mine. These crystals are solid green and not bi-colors like last year. However the green is very rich and bright. A gemmy complete crystal that weighs 1.2 grams.


T850 - Dravite $ 750
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t850a.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t850b.jpg]

New 2017, limited production from the Commander Mine. These crystals are solid green and not bi-colors like last year. However the green is very rich and bright. Slight edge chipping otherwise complete and undamaged. A gemmy complete crystal that weighs 5.7 grams.


T854 - Tsavorite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854c.jpg]

Rare faden Tsavorite crystal, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and there has been a fair production of it. While not as large as they get, this crystal is on the large side, and the quality is as good as it gets.


T856 - Grossular on Diopside $ 350
Eden Mills, Vermont, USA
miniature - 3.4 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t856a.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t856b.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t856c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of gem Grossular crystals on Diopside. The crystals are transparent with great color. The small crystal has a small chip, otherwise undamaged.


T863 - Quartz $ 250
Orange River, Namibia
miniature - 4.7 x 3.2 x 2 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t863a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t863b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t863c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of red Hematite included Quartz crystals. Good luster.



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