Selected Specimens

US$    € EURO    ¥ YEN    £ POUND    CAN$    AUS$    Note

(click on a page number to go to that page:)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73

 page 66 / 73  -  prev  -  next  -  bottom  -  Home 


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.


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.


T860 - Grossular $ 200
Eden Mills, Vermont, USA
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Grossular from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t860a.jpg] Grossular from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t860b.jpg]

Single gem Grossular crystal. Crystallized all around with an indentation on the bottom where it intergrew with other Grossular crystal. Two small chips on the sides near the base.


T861 - Tourmaline on Quartz $ 950
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.2 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t861a.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t861b.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t861c.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t861d.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t861e.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t861f.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t861g.jpg]

Stunning specimen featuring a 3.5cm double-terminated Tourmaline crystal attached to a double-terminated Quartz crystal. The Quartz crystal is transparent with glassy luster. The Tourmaline crystals is transparent green with a yellow termination. 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.


T864 - Quartz $ 100
Orange River, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t864a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t864b.jpg]

Single red Hematite included Quartz crystal. I find this one very unusual in that most of the time the phantom is up near the termination. On this one the phantom is midway up the crystal. Undamaged.


T867 - Olmiite $ 1200
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2 cm


Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t867a.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t867b.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t867c.jpg]

Outstanding single globular Olmiite crystal on matrix. This is a specimen I bought from Clive Queit for $1000 about 10-15 years ago when the first came out and I've held it in my collection ever since. According to Clive it was one of the better single crystals recovered. Crystal is 2.5cm wide.


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


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


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. Fully crystallized all around, even part of the bottom is recrystallized. There is a small indentation showing Malachite on the lower front face (pssible damage?), 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.


T878 - Apatite $ 125
Ahrntal, Italy
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.9 x 0.5 cm


Apatite from Ahrntal, Italy [db_pics/pics/t878a.jpg] Apatite from Ahrntal, Italy [db_pics/pics/t878b.jpg]

Tabular, colorless single Apatite crystal. Old crystal out of a collection.



(click on a page number to go to that page:)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73

 page 66 / 73  -  prev  -  next  -  top  -  Home 

©2010-2017 Marin Mineral