Selected Specimens

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C353 - Tanzanite $ 350
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.


C354 - Tanzanite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c354a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c354b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c354c.jpg]

A 1.1cm purple/blue Tanzanite crystal on Graphite matrix. Small but transparent crystal with great color. There are also two small, gemmy Diopside crystals in the Graphite behind the Tanzanite.


C355 - Carrollite $ 450
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c355a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c355b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c355c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c355d.jpg]

Exquisite jewel of a Carrollite set perfectly in white Calcite. The octahedron is 1.5cm in size, highly lustrous, and undamaged.


C357 - Apophyllite $ 250
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 6.7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c357a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c357b.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips.


C358 - Apophyllite $ 300
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358c.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips.


C359 - Kyanite $ 150
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


Kyanite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c359a.jpg] Kyanite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c359b.jpg] Kyanite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c359c.jpg]

Blue Kyanite crystals in Quartz. Main crystal is 5.5cm tall and terminated, which is unusual.


C361 - Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz $ 150
Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c361a.jpg] Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c361b.jpg]

New find of pink Calcite with attached clusters of Malachite all covered by a layer of sparkling Quartz crystals.


C362 - Apatite $ 150
Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c362a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c362b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c362c.jpg]

GEM single Apatite crystal. They are rarely this transparent and clean. Undamaged.


C364 - Aquamarine with Spessartine $ 280
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364a.jpg] Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364b.jpg] Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364c.jpg]

Gem 3.1cm Aqua crystal on Albite with attached Spessartine crystals. Undamaged.


C365 - Cinnabar $ 450
Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c365a.jpg] Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c365b.jpg] Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c365c.jpg] Cinnabar from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/c365d.jpg]

Deep red, translucent twinned Cinnabar crystals on matrix associated with Quartz crystals. Hard to find specimen from an uncommon old locality. Main crystal is 8mm and perfect.


C367 - Apatite, Schorl, Muscovite $ 250
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
cabinet - 12 x 9.5 x 5 cm


Apatite, Schorl, Muscovite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c367a.jpg] Apatite, Schorl, Muscovite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c367b.jpg] Apatite, Schorl, Muscovite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c367c.jpg] Apatite, Schorl, Muscovite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c367d.jpg]

Light smokey Quartz crystals, black Schorl, and Muscovite blades with purple Apatite crystals. I count 8 Apatite crystals up to about 2.5cm in size. A neat example of pegmatite pocket wall. Some chipping on the Quartz, but in overall good condition.


C369 - Kunzite on Quartz $ 1250
Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


Kunzite on Quartz from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c369a.jpg] Kunzite on Quartz from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c369b.jpg] Kunzite on Quartz from Mawi Pegmatite, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c369c.jpg]

Three terminated Kunzite crystals rising out of a Quartz matrix. The Kunzite crystals are transparent with great color, especially given their size. Highly aesthetic and unusual matrix Kunzite.


C370 - Magnetite with Peridot $ 300
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
miniature - 4.2 x 3.8 x 2.3 cm


Magnetite with Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c370a.jpg] Magnetite with Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c370b.jpg] Magnetite with Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c370c.jpg]

A large central Magnetite crystal surrounded by gemmy green Peridot crystals.


C371 - Smithsonite $ 1800
Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 13 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371c.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371d.jpg]

Thick layer of botryoidal blue/green Smithsonite. Large undamaged specimen out of an old collection.


C373 - Barite on Fluorite $ 200
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
cabinet - 11 x 9 x 5 cm


Barite on Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c373a.jpg] Barite on Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c373b.jpg] Barite on Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c373c.jpg]

Cubic purple Fluorite crystal with attached white Barite.



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