Selected Specimens

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NA248 - Cuprian Adamite $ 450
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 2 cm
ex.  Brett Keller


Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248c.jpg]

Showy specimen of Cuprian Adamite on Calcite with crystals to 1.3 cm long. Good sized crystals that present dramatically for display.


AF352 - Smithsonite $ 900
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352d.jpg]

Large white rhombs that reach 1.5cm wide in a near floater cluster - just one small point of attachment in center of backside. Bright white on the front with reddish brown colored crystals on the backside - crystals on backside are just as lustrous on the front. No matrix, nothing but very high quality crystals and no damage, very good specimen.


AF380 - Tanzanite $ 2400
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380c.jpg]

Gem Tanzanite crystal with Calcite and another partial crystal in fron that realy sets off the main crystal. Beautiful specimen.


AF385 - Tanzanite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af385a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af385b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af385c.jpg]

Complete and gemmy Tanzanite crystal with a smaller crystal growing off the main, with attached Graphite and tiny Diopside.


AF388 - Pyrite on Tanzanite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388a.jpg] Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388b.jpg] Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388c.jpg]

Single Tanzanite crystal with a Pyrite crystal attached to one side of the crystal. Pyrite is not unusual from Merelani, but Tanzanite specimens with attached pyrite are uncommon, especially those with the pyrite perched so aesthetically on the Tanzanite. The Tanzanite is also a bi-color with a yellow termination over a blue body color. Unusual addition to a Merelani suite.


AF758 - Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite $ 800
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758a.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758b.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758c.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758d.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758e.jpg]

Water clear 2.8cm Quartz crystal attached to the front of a partial Tanzanite crystal. Some small, bright yellow Prehnite crystals add some color contrast to this unusual specimen. The left side of the Quartz crystal is coated by a druse of white Prehnite, and there are even some Graphite crystals attached.


AF763 - Tanzanite $ 4500
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763d.jpg]

Glassy bi-color crystal, blue base with a yellow termination. This crystal has superb luster and unusually uniform shape, retaining an even 8mm thickness all the way from the base to the termination. The yellow zone is facet grade and the blue zone, while having some internal fractures, is still mostly transparent - you can read through most of the crystal. Just a few tiny, trivial nicks otherwise totally undamaged. This is one of, if not the best of these yellow/blue bi-color crystals I have ever seen.


NA609 - Epidote $ 550
Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Epidote from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/na609a.jpg] Epidote from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/na609b.jpg] Epidote from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/na609c.jpg] Epidote from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/na609d.jpg]

Large, single Epidote crystal with impressive size and an unusual multiple termination that has a satiny sheen as light relects across its surface. This locality has produced great Epidote crystals over the years - they are not transparent but have great form and large size. This crystal was mined in 2011 and is the biggest of the 30 or so crystals found.


AF529 - Carrollite $ 250
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af529a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af529b.jpg]

Cluster of 5 mirror lustrous Carrollite crystals, and one Chalcopyrite crystal, in a cluster on white Calcite. Largest crystal is 1.1 cm wide.


AF531 - Carrollite $ 400
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af531a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af531b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af531c.jpg]

Superb thumbnail specimen composed of mirror lustrous Carrollite crystals atop a thin rhombic Calcite crystal. Crystals are octahedral in shape with the largest crystal 1.5 cm wide.


AF533 - Carrollite $ 290
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.8 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af533a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af533b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af533c.jpg]

Classic Carrollite with a perfectly placed 1.1 cm crystal in white Calcite.


AF534 - Dioptase $ 350
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af534a.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af534b.jpg]

Flat plate of large deep green Dioptase crystals. Largest crystal is 2.5 x 1.1 cm.


AF550 - Carrollite $ 200
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af550a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af550b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af550c.jpg]

Fine thumbnail with a 1.4cm Carrollite crystal perched atop smaller Carrollite and chalcopyrite crystals.


A431 - Aquamarine $ 600
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431a.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431b.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431c.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a431d.jpg]

Tabular, glassy Aqua crystals on Muscovite matrix. The quality of the Aqua is much better than typical for this locality, and the main crystal is much thicker than normal, being 3.8cm wide and 2.3 cm thick. One or two tiny nicks present, but basically undamaged. Ex. Matthew Webb #353.


AF564 - Azurite $ 440
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.4 x 2.3 x 1 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af564a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af564b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af564c.jpg]

Cluster of highly lustrous Azurite crystals, complete all around and translucent when backlit. Display equally well from either side. Some minor chipping along the termination of one crystal, otherwise undamaged.



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