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SM670 - Amethyst $ 80 (=~ £ 58)
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM670a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM670b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM670c.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM670d.jpg]

Amethyst scepters from a recent find in Tanzania. 4 purple scepter heads atop a single white crystal, with Mica attached to the base.


SM671 - Amethyst $ 40 (=~ £ 29)
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM671a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM671b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM671c.jpg]

Amethyst scepter from a recent find in Tanzania. Purple scepter head atop a clear Quartz crystal.


SM672 - Amethyst $ 40 (=~ £ 29)
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM672a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM672b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM672c.jpg]

Amethyst cluster, some with scepters, from a recent find in Tanzania.


SM673 - Amethyst $ 35 (=~ £ 25)
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1 x 1 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM673a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM673b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM673c.jpg]

Amethyst cluster, with slight scepter formation, from a recent find in Tanzania. Complete and undamaged.


SM678 - Garnet $ 60 (=~ £ 43)
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


Garnet from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM678a.jpg] Garnet from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM678b.jpg] Garnet from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM678c.jpg] Garnet from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM678d.jpg]

Translucent orange/brown Garnet crystals on matrix from a recent find in Tanzania. Largest crystals is 9mm in size. Intergrown with Diopside.


SM683 - Amethyst $ 50 (=~ £ 36)
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM683a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM683b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM683c.jpg]

Sculptural Amethyst crystal with black spray-formation inclusions, from a recent find in Tanzania.


SM684 - Amethyst $ 40 (=~ £ 29)
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM684a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM684b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM684c.jpg]

Amethyst cluster with black hair-like inclusions, from a recent find in Tanzania.


SM734 - Tremolite $ 120 (=~ £ 86)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM734a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM734b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM734c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystals. Great color! Well terminated with an interesting 'side-car' crystal jutting out to one side. A bit of brown matrix remains with metallic Graphite intermixed. Nice, undamaged crystals with good transparency. Merelani sets the standard for Tremolite.


C643 - Calcite $ 600 (=~ £ 432)
Dal'Negorsk, Russia
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 8 cm


Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c643a.jpg] Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c643b.jpg] Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c643c.jpg] Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c643d.jpg]

Radial starburst formation of Calcite crystals atop a green (Chlorite?) and Calcite rich matrix. The individual Calcite spires are about 3cm long and have hundreds of shimmering crystal faces. Undamaged.


C647 - Azurite with Malachite $ 480 (=~ £ 345)
Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c647a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c647b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c647c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c647d.jpg]

Lustrous group of intergrown Bisbee Azurite crystals. A complete undamaged floater, well crystallized all around. Historic, fine specimen.


C649 - Amethyst scepter $ 150 (=~ £ 108)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649c.jpg]

Glassy and transparent amethyst scepter atop white Quartz. Complete all around and undamaged with an area of natural etching on one face. The Amethyst has hair-like black inclusions.


C653 - Rhodochrosite after Shell $ 450 (=~ £ 324)
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm


Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653c.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present. One side has been cut to reveal the bubbly pink Rhodochrosite inside.


C654 - Rhodochrosite after Shell $ 450 (=~ £ 324)
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.6 cm


Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c654a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c654b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c654c.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c654d.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present. There is a thin layer of the original white shell present, but it is all Rhodochrosite underneath both sides. One side has been cut to reveal the bubbly pink Rhodochrosite inside.


C657 - Tourmaline $ 250 (=~ £ 180)
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.6 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657d.jpg]

Double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. The flat termination end is a transparent green, and the more pyramidal termination end is yellow, an uncommon color for Tourmaline.


C658 - Tourmaline $ 250 (=~ £ 180)
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658c.jpg]

Double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. The flat termination end is a transparent green, and the more pyramidal termination end is yellow, an uncommon color for Tourmaline.



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