Selected Specimens

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C202 - Elbaite $ 1350
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil
miniature - 5.0 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202a.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202b.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202c.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c202d.jpg]

Purple and blue Tourmaline crystal out of an old collection. This is classic old Virgem da Lapa material, probably from the 1960s. Gemmy from tip to bottom with a blue base that grades up to a purple top. Undamaged and weighs 8.4 grams.


C205 - Legrandite $ 2200
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205c.jpg]

Floater, double-terminated Legrandite crystal from the recent (2017) find. Thick and translucent with great color. There were not many single crystals found (I only saw one other). .


C207 - Fluorite with Galena $ 400
Frazers Hush Mine, Weardale, Durham, England
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Fluorite with Galena from Frazers Hush Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c207a.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Frazers Hush Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c207b.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Frazers Hush Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c207c.jpg]

Translucent lavender colored Fluorite cubes associated with Galena. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, comes with old David & Matthew Barker label.


C208 - Topaz $ 600
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c208a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c208b.jpg]

Golden colored 'Imperial" Topaz crystal, complete and undamaged (there is etching on the termination faces, with more etching on one face). Weighs 17.7 grams.


C209 - Topaz $ 700
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.9 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c209a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c209b.jpg]

Golden colored 'Imperial" Topaz crystal, complete and undamaged except for one small edge chip. Weighs 21.3 grams.


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.


C222 - Pink Tanzanite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c222a.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c222b.jpg]

Gemmy pink Tanzanite crystal with a stepped but undamaged termination.


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.



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