Selected Specimens

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C210 - Topaz $ 400
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.7 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c210a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c210b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c210c.jpg]

Golden colored 'Imperial" Topaz crystal. Complete all around and in good condition with slight edge chipping. Weighs 26.8 grams.


C211 - Topaz $ 400
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.2 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c211a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c211b.jpg]

Golden colored 'Imperial" Topaz crystal, complete and undamaged. Weighs 12.6 grams.


C212 - Brazilianite $ 350
Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 1.6 cm


Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c212a.jpg] Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c212b.jpg] Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c212c.jpg]

Single crystal from the old, best find for the species.


C213 - Sphene $ 450
Mondo Mine, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 1.7 cm


Sphene from Mondo Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c213a.jpg] Sphene from Mondo Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c213b.jpg] Sphene from Mondo Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c213c.jpg]

A large, well formed single Sphene crystal from teh relatively new Mondo Mine. The locality is primarily mined for Quartz, but occassionally a good Sphene is found. This is as large and sharp and Sphene as I have seen from this locality so far. Good on front and back with gem zones.


C218 - Pink Tanzanite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c218a.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c218b.jpg]

Gemmy pink Tanzanite crystal with a stepped but undamaged termination.


C219 - Pink Tanzanite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c219a.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c219b.jpg]

Gemmy pink Tanzanite crystal with an orange/yellow color on the wide face and a great pink color when viewed on the narrow side faces.


C220 - Pink Tanzanite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220a.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220b.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220c.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220d.jpg]

Three interconnected pink Tanzanite crystals with attached zeolites. There is a little bit of blue at the base. Undamaged.


C221 - Pink Tanzanite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c221a.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c221b.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c221c.jpg]

Gemmy pink Tanzanite crystal with an orange/yellow color on the wide face and a great pink color when viewed on the narrow side faces.


C231 - Diamond $ 2500
Sierra Leone
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/c231a.jpg] Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/c231b.jpg] Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/c231c.jpg] Diamond from Sierra Leone [db_pics/pics/c231d.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal. Great luster with trigonal hillocks and indentations. All tips are present, with two showing stepped growth, possibly due to twinning. Translucent with gem zones. Stunning and rare gem crystal. Weighs 7.55 carats.


C233 - Diamond $ 1000
Angola
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Diamond from Angola [db_pics/pics/c233a.jpg] Diamond from Angola [db_pics/pics/c233c.jpg] Diamond from Angola [db_pics/pics/c233d.jpg] Diamond from Angola [db_pics/pics/c233e.jpg]

Octahedral Diamond crystal with a smaller attached crystal. Great luster and transparency. An octahedron but bottom tip is truncated and slightly indented forming a relatively flat bottom surface. Weighs 2.0 carats.


C234 - Diamond $ 1600
Argyle Mine, Western Australia, Australia
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Diamond from Argyle Mine, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/c234b.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/c234c.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/c234d.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/c234e.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal. Great luster with a pink/purple/brown coloration. Weighs 1.75 carats.


C235 - Diamond $ 1900
Congo
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235a.jpg] Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235b.jpg] Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235c.jpg]

Complete Diamond crystal in the form of a distorted cube. The surface has a dimpled appearance, but it appears clear inside. Weighs 3.25 carats.


C236 - Diamond $ 1400
Botswana
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Diamond from Botswana [db_pics/pics/c236a.jpg] Diamond from Botswana [db_pics/pics/c236b.jpg] Diamond from Botswana [db_pics/pics/c236c.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal. Great luster and very gemmy. Weighs 1.75 carats.


C237 - Diamond $ 5500
Williamson Mine, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Diamond from Williamson Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c237a.jpg] Diamond from Williamson Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c237b.jpg] Diamond from Williamson Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c237c.jpg] Diamond from Williamson Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c237d.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal with lots of trigonal hillocks on the surface. Translucent with gem zones.There are inclusions that give it a darker and yellowish appearance in ambient light, however when backlit (see photo), it's more transparent, white characteristics are evident. Large diamond crystals such as this are now very hard to come by. Weighs 17.8 carats.


C239 - Diamond $ 2800
South Africa
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c239a.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c239b.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c239c.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c239d.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal. Great luster with surface growth features. All tips present, with one tip stunted with multiple tips. Translucent with gem zones. Weighs 8.8 carats.



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