Selected Specimens

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SM646 - Babingtonite $ 150
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646a.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646b.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646c.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646d.jpg]

Cluster of Babingtonite crystals from a now old and defunct locality. The crystals have broad, flat terminations to 1.7cm wide. It's essentially a floater, well crystallized all around with a couple areas of contact.


SM647 - Babingtonite on Prehnite $ 150
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm


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Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM647a.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM647b.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM647c.jpg]

Cluster of Babingtonite crystals on spheres of green Prehnite from a now old and defunct locality. The crystals are undamaged and sharply formed. It's crystallized all with the contact at the base. It's out of a collection and is uncleaned and could be greatly improved.


SM648 - Topaz $ 180
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM648a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM648c.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM648d.jpg]

Single Toapz crystal with a pink body color and more typical orange color at the termination. Uncommon!


SM650 - Scapolite $ 650
Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650c.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650d.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650e.jpg]

Single yellow Scapolite with a more uncommon wide crystal form. Gemmy with glassy surface luster, complete all around and undamaged.


SM660 - Tremolite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM660a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM660b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM660c.jpg]

An unusually well formed single Tremolite crystal from recent finds. The crystal has a smooth, flat termination and good clarity.


SM655 - Dravite $ 30
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM655a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM655b.jpg]

New production of bi-colored Dravite (Tourmaline) from Mwajanga. The crystal is well terminated with a light yellow/green, transparent zone over a brown, mostly opaque lower half.


SM657 - Dravite $ 40
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM657a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM657b.jpg]

Brown Dravite (Tourmaline) from Mwajanga with an interesting white, 'cats-eye' termination.


SM658 - Tremolite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM658a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM658b.jpg]

Chunky cluster of deep green Tremolite crystals from a recent find. Well terminated at one end. Great color.


SM659 - Tremolite $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM659a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM659b.jpg]

Single green Tremolite crystal with transparent zones. The termination is a lttle irregular and was probably intergrown with ohter Tremolite crystals. Good on both sides.


SM662 - Tremolite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM662a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM662b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM662c.jpg]

Cluster of deep green, terminated Tremolite crystals atop a small amount of Graphite. Great color.


SM663 - Tremolite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM663a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM663b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM663c.jpg]

Cluster of deep green, terminated Tremolite crystals. Partially double-terminated. Great color.


SM664 - Tremolite $ 140
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.8 x 0.9 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM664a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM664b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM664c.jpg]

Thick, deep green, terminated Tremolite crystal. Nice flat termination at one end. Great color.


SM665 - Tremolite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 0.8 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM665a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM665b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM665c.jpg]

Double-terminated cluster of deep green Tremolite crystals. Translucent with great color.


SM666 - Tremolite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM666a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM666b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM666c.jpg]

Terminated deep green Tremolite crystal. Good flat termination with great color.


SM668 - Amethyst $ 50 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 25
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM668a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM668b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM668c.jpg]

Single Amethyst scepter from a recent find in Tanzania. Complete all around and undamaged.

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