Selected Specimens

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J83 - Spessartine $ 500
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J83a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J83b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J83c.jpg]

An equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with only a few small natural surface pits and no black inclusions. Rich bright citrus orange coloration throughout. Weighs 296 carats.


J84 - Spessartine $ 200
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J84a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J84b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J84c.jpg]

An equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with a couple of points of contact and black inclusions throughout, but a few clear gemmy orange areas. Weighs 162 carats.


C661 - Tourmaline $ 3500
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c661a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c661b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c661c.jpg]

Large single Tourmaline crystal that grades from pink to green then back to pink at the termination. Strong color with a steep pyramidal termination. A little more pink than the photos, and the green zone is a better green, and though somewhat dark in the photos, is very gemmy. Undamaged. Weighs 67.2 grams.


C662 - Tourmaline $ 750
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.1 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662d.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662e.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal with atached Lepidolite. Good pink color with a darker red at the termination. One tiny nick, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 9.4 grams.


C665 - Shattuckite $ 350
L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665a.jpg] Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665b.jpg] Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665c.jpg] Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665d.jpg]

Solid mass of Shattuckite and Malachite with a thin coating of Chrysocolla on the outside. The Shattuckite forms satiny, fibrous radial groups with Malachite filling the spaces in between.


C670 - Spessartine $ 650
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c670a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c670b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c670c.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color and no black inclusions. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good form and color. A large crystal of red mica is grown into part of the backside faces. Undamaged.


C671 - Aquamarine $ 850
Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
miniature - 3.7 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


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Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671a.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671b.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671c.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671d.jpg]

Transparent Aquamarine crystal with the good blue color Vietnamese Aqua are known for. An undamaged crystal that is fully transparent top to bottom.


C673 - Azurite $ 850
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673d.jpg]

Cluster of stout, intergrown Azurite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged except for a couple of tiny, trivial nicks and a small partial crystal attached to one side. Good blue color overall with areas of bright 'electric' blue. There is an old collection number affixed to the bottom.


J89 - Amethyst $ 250
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.2 cm


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Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J89a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J89b.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J89c.jpg]

Cluster of glassy Amethyst crystals from 2018 finds. Good purple color. Fine and undamaged.


J101 - Amethyst $ 300
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J101a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J101b.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J101c.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J101d.jpg]

Classic Jackson's Crossroads Amethyst specimen from 2018 finds. Good medium purple colored Amethyst crystals sit upon smaller white Quartz crystals. One tiny chip found on one edge, otherwise undamaged.


J102 - Amethyst $ 260 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 130
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.8 x 4.5 cm


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Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J102a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J102b.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J102c.jpg]

Large glassy single Amethyst crystal from 2018 finds. Good purple color some smaller attached white Quartz crystals. Undamaged.


J178 - Amethyst $ 300
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/j178a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/j178b.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/j178c.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/j178d.jpg]

Cluster of glassy Amethyst crystals from 2018 finds. Good medium purple colored Amethyst crystals that grew upon the tips of smaller white Quartz crystals, so it is crystallized on all sides with just a few of the tips of the small white crystals embedded inthe bottom. Fine and undamaged.


J128 - Agate after Shell $ 70
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm


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Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J128a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J128b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J128c.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found.


J134 - Agate after Shell $ 50
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


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Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J134a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J134b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J134c.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found.


J137 - Agate after Shell $ 60
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J137a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J137b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J137c.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found. An uncommonly seen species.

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