Selected Specimens

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T859 - Grossular on diopside $ 350
Eden Mills, Vermont, USA
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Grossular on diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t859a.jpg] Grossular on diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t859b.jpg]

Single gem Grossular crystal on a green Diopside crystal. Crystallized all around and 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.


T868 - Goshenite $ 350
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


Goshenite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t868a.jpg] Goshenite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t868b.jpg] Goshenite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t868c.jpg]

Old specimen of colorless Beryl. A tabular crystal that has been heavily etched though it retains some of the original crystal faces. Valued at $350.


T869 - Quartz on Hematite $ 800
Cleator Moor, Cumberland, England
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm


Quartz on Hematite from Cleator Moor, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/t869a.jpg] Quartz on Hematite from Cleator Moor, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/t869b.jpg] Quartz on Hematite from Cleator Moor, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/t869c.jpg]

Fine example of double terminated 'Beta Quartz' on Hematite crystals. A UK classic that is undamaged except for a couple places along the edges where it broke away from the host rock. The Quartz crystals are glassy and lustrous and, along with the bright metallic Hematite, give off lots of sparkle. A fine example out of an old collection.


T870 - Azurite $ 3500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870e.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870f.jpg]

Cluster of large, partially etched Azurite crystals from Tsumeb. Fully crystallized all around, even part of the bottom is recrystallized! There is a small indentation showing Malachite on the lower front face (possibly damage, possibly natural), and the lower backside of the back crystal has some indentations/contact from another former Azurite crystal. Otherwise good all around. These good large Tsumeb Azurites are very hard to come by now.


T872 - Tennantite aftr Azurite $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm


Tennantite aftr Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t872a.jpg] Tennantite aftr Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t872b.jpg] Tennantite aftr Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t872c.jpg]

Cluster of 3 crystals of Azurite that are mostly psuedomorphed to Tennantite. Not only is it an aesthetic cluster, on virtually all similar pieces I've owned, I've never seen any remaining Azurite, they have all been 100% psuedomorphed. On this one you can see areas of residual blue Azurite.


T874 - Aragonite $ 150
Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Aragonite from Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [db_pics/pics/t874a.jpg] Aragonite from Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [db_pics/pics/t874b.jpg] Aragonite from Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [db_pics/pics/t874c.jpg]

A 7cm double-terminated Aragonite crystal on smaller Aragonites. Great color on this old piece.


T876 - Cuprite $ 90
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t876a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t876b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/t876c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Cuprite octahedrons. Sharp and well formed. Slight chipping and an indentation from other crystals, otherwise complete all around and undamaged.


T879 - Apatite with Muscovite $ 200
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 1.7 cm


Apatite with Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t879a.jpg] Apatite with Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t879b.jpg]

Floater cluster of glassy and gemmy blue/green Apatite crystals with associated Muscovite and Arsenopyrite.


T880 - Brookite $ 95
Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Brookite from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t880a.jpg] Brookite from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t880b.jpg] Brookite from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t880c.jpg]

3 intergrown Brookite crystals, partially translucent.


T881 - Quartz with Hematite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
Wolsendorf Fluorite mining District, Schwandorf, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany
cabinet - 14 x 9.5 x 4 cm


Quartz with Hematite from Wolsendorf Fluorite mining District, Schwandorf, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t881a.jpg] Quartz with Hematite from Wolsendorf Fluorite mining District, Schwandorf, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t881b.jpg]

Red Hematite included Quartz crystals over a small amount of Fluorite. An old spcimen that is nearly pristine.


T883 - Vanadinite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 12 x 11 x 6 cm


Vanadinite from San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t883a.jpg] Vanadinite from San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t883b.jpg] Vanadinite from San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t883c.jpg]

Old specimen of Vanadinite with Calcite. Individual crystals reach over 1cm in length. From an old collection, amazingly only a couple crystals missing.


T884 - Apatite $ 150
Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 8 x 4.5 cm


Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t884a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t884b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t884c.jpg]

Gem yellow Apatite crystals in matrix. The main crystal is 3cm tall.


T887 - Tanzanite $ 2000 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t887a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t887b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t887c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t887d.jpg]

Double-terminated natural Tanzanite crystal with good luster and gem zones. Unheated and undamaged. Double terminated Tanzanite crystals are uncommon.


T888 - Tanzanite $ 500 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t888a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t888b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t888c.jpg]

Double-terminated cluster of Tanzanite crystals with good luster and color. This crystal has likely been heated. Double terminated Tanzanite crystals are uncommon. Weighs 99 carats.



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