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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.


C144 - Fluorite with Celestite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
Clay Center, Ohio, USA
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 6.5 cm


Fluorite with Celestite from Clay Center, Ohio, USA [db_pics/pics/c144a.jpg] Fluorite with Celestite from Clay Center, Ohio, USA [db_pics/pics/c144b.jpg] Fluorite with Celestite from Clay Center, Ohio, USA [db_pics/pics/c144c.jpg] Fluorite with Celestite from Clay Center, Ohio, USA [db_pics/pics/c144d.jpg]

Large cubes of Fluorite on matrix with associated Celestite crystals. Largest Fluorite cube is 4.9cm wide and pristine. Beautiful display piece that shows well. There are even some small Fluorite cubes on the matrix below the Celestite. .


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.


C153 - Scheelite $ 1000
Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153a.jpg] Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153b.jpg] Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153c.jpg]

Rare specimen of Italian Scheelite on matrix. An old specimen from a classic locality not commonly seen for sale. The crystal measures 2cm and is a good yellow with gemmy zones. There are at least 3 other small Scheelite present on the Pyrite rich matrix.


C155 - Emerald $ 600 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 360
Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern Mts, Salzburg, Austria
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Emerald from Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern Mts, Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/c155a.jpg] Emerald from Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern Mts, Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/c155b.jpg] Emerald from Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern Mts, Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/c155c.jpg]

Emerald crystals in schist from the centuries old locality located high up in the mountains and covered with snow most of the year. The crystals have good color and luster, though not transparent. The largest crystal on the right is 2cm and there are numerous exposed crystals on the left side.


C159 - Tanzanite on Prehnite $ 750 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.9 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159a.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159b.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159c.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159d.jpg]

Partially etched, gemmy 3.5cm Tanzanite crystal attached to exceptionally well formed Prehnite. The Tanzanite is undamaged and there is contacting on the edge of the Prehnite cluster. This specimen is an example of the some the great Prehnite that has been coming out of Merelani recently featuring highly translucent, thick blocky crystals. There are some additional etched Tanzanite fragments on the Prehnite. 


C161 - Inesite $ 250
Hale Creek Mine, Trninty Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Inesite from Hale Creek Mine, Trninty Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c161a.jpg] Inesite from Hale Creek Mine, Trninty Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c161b.jpg] Inesite from Hale Creek Mine, Trninty Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c161c.jpg]

Open vug loaded with pink Inesite crystals. Undamaged specimen with individual crystals to over 1cm in size.


C164 - Axinite $ 350
Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164a.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164b.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164c.jpg]

Transparent purple blades of Axinite on matrix.


C166 - Kermesite $ 350
Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
miniature - 4.7 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm


Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166a.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166b.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166c.jpg]

Diverging spray of Kermesite crystals with a bright metallic luster.


C167 - Cerussite with Smithsonite $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 5 cm


Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167a.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167b.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167c.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167d.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167e.jpg]

Large, heavy twinned crystals of Cerussite with associated pink Smithsonite crystals. Some slight chipping present but overall in great condition.


C172 - Feldspar var. Moonstone $ 1500
Namalulu, Tanzania
large cabinet - 21 x 19 x 7 cm


Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172a.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172b.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172c.jpg]

New find of crystallized moonstone from Tanzania. Individual crystals to 2cm that display a satiny blue color when turned under lighting. This 'Schiller effect' of color is seen at different angles on the different crystals and was therefore not possible to catch in still photos and these are therefore more colorful and attractive in person. Moonstone crystals are rare! Large, relatively flat crystal covered specimen. Biggest of lot with good blue on crystals.



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