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C327 - Tanzanite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c327a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c327b.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached Calcite and/or Zeolites. Solid base that tapers out towards the top with crystals all over the terminations. Pink is one the rarest colors for Tanzanite (or Zoisite if you prefer) and this one has well saturated color. Complete and undamaged. Unusual crystal from a late 2017 find.


C328 - Tremolite on Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c328a.jpg] Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c328b.jpg] Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c328c.jpg] Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c328d.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached green Tremolite and Calcite and/or Zeolites. Solid base that tapers out towards the top. Pink is one the rarest colors for Tanzanite (or Zoisite if you prefer) and this one has well saturated color. Complete and undamaged. Unusual crystal from a late 2017 find.


C330 - Tanzanite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c330a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c330b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c330c.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached Calcite and/or Zeolites. Multiple, feathery terminations along the sides but top is contacted. Pink is one the rarest colors for Tanzanite (or Zoisite if you prefer) and this one has well saturated color. Complete and undamaged. Unusual crystal from a late 2017 find.


C331 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c331a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c331b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c331c.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached Calcite and/or Zeolites. Solid base that tapers out towards the top into multiple, feathery terminations. Pink is one the rarest colors for Tanzanite (or Zoisite if you prefer) and this one has well saturated color. Complete and undamaged. Unusual crystal from a late 2017 find.


C332 - Tanzanite $ 220
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c332a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c332b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c332c.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached Calcite and/or Zeolites. Solid base that tapers out towards the top into multiple, feathery terminations. Pink is one the rarest colors for Tanzanite (or Zoisite if you prefer) and this one has well saturated color. Complete and undamaged. Unusual crystal from a late 2017 find.


C334 - Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite $ 300
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
cabinet - 12.5 x 8 x 6 cm


Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334a.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334b.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334c.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334d.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite with Barite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c334e.jpg]

Solid mass of Sphalerite crystals forms the matrix for deep purple cubic Fluorite crystals. The Fluorite crystals are partially etched away. The Fluorites show the glassy, gemmy 'Carthage Corners' that Fluorite from this mine is noted for. A cluster of cream colored Barite adds accent. A chip on one Fluorite corner, otherwise undamaged.


C336 - Fluorite on Galena $ 240 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 144
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


Fluorite on Galena from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c336a.jpg] Fluorite on Galena from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c336b.jpg] Fluorite on Galena from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c336c.jpg]

Slightly irridescent Galena crystal cluster with an attached, partially etched Fluorite crystal. This is an undamaged floater with no points of attachment. One of the Galena crystals wiggles slightly.


C337 - Fluorite on Sphalerite $ 225
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c337a.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c337b.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c337c.jpg]

Transparent, medium purple cubic Fluorite cube atop Sphalerite crystals. The Fluorite crystal is 3.2cm on the diagonal.


C340 - Tantalite $ 300
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1 x 0.3 cm


Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c340a.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c340b.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c340c.jpg]

Well formed single Tantalite crystal, with a thin tabular shape and perfect smooth sides. Medium luster, complete all around and undamaged except for a little edge wear or contact on the back part of upper left edge. Out of an old collection.


C343 - Sphaerosiderite $ 200
Mont Dore, France
miniature - 3.8 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343a.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343b.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343c.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343d.jpg]

Vug filled with hemispheres of Sphaerosiderite. Another small vug filled with Sphaerosiderite on the backside too. This is from the Al McGuinness collection, and comes with Al's label plus 3 older labels (four total labels), plus another label affixed to the back of the specimen.


C344 - Cuprite with Copper $ 300
New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344d.jpg]

Solid mass of Cuprite crystals intergrown with elongated, wire-like crystals of Copper.


C345 - Silver with Calcite $ 800
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 1.0 cm


Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345a.jpg] Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345b.jpg] Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345c.jpg]

Lattice-like crystals of Silver on Calcite. Longer spinel-twinned crystal rise up out of the Calcite, with smaller crystals filling in. This is out an old collection that looks like it was put together in the 1970s. The Silver has a natural dark patina that could easy be brightened up if desired.


C350 - Malachite and Azurite $ 350
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350a.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350b.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350c.jpg]

Botryoidal crystals of Azurite with areas of bright, chatoyant Malachite. The color of the Azurite is superb, as is the combination of colors. The matrix is composed of nodules of a vitreous black mineral.


C352 - Skutterudite $ 500
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Skutterudite from Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/c352a.jpg] Skutterudite from Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/c352b.jpg] Skutterudite from Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/c352c.jpg]

Good sized single Skutterudite from Schneeberg. A German classic that is hard to find, especially as compared to more common Moroccan specimens. It is a large crystal for the locality which more commonly produced 1cm size range crystals.


C353 - Tanzanite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 270
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353c.jpg]

A 2cm purple/blue Tanzanite crystal on a Calcite covered matrix with numerous other small partial Tanzanite crystals. Comes with an old label showing a price of $1100.



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