Selected Specimens

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J514 - Rhodochrosite after bivalve $ 350
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
miniature - 3.7 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm


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Rhodochrosite after bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/J514a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/J514b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/J514d.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present and in perfect condition. One end has been cut to reveal the pink Rhodochrosite inside.The old iron mine where these were found is long closed and these are no longer being found. An undamaged, very well preserved example.


J508 - Spinel $ 180
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J508a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J508b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J508c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J508d.jpg]

Two attached red Spinel crystals that contrast well agains the white matrix. These are transparent crystal, but with internal fracturing. Good color and luster and dispays perfectly from the front, with some contacting onthe backside.


J272 - Spessartine gemstone $ 190
Namibia (?)
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


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Spessartine gemstone from Namibia (?) [db_pics/pics/J272a.jpg] Spessartine gemstone from Namibia (?) [db_pics/pics/J272b.jpg] Spessartine gemstone from Namibia (?) [db_pics/pics/J272c.jpg] Spessartine gemstone from Namibia (?) [db_pics/pics/J272d.jpg]

6mm round Spessartine gemstone weighing 1.65 carats. The old label from 2003 calls it 'Mandarin Garnet' and shows of price of $100. Great color!


J639 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639d.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639e.jpg]

Double-terminated glassy and gemmy Diopside crystal with attached Pyrite and Tsavorite crystals. There are aslo a few Graphite crystals present, with some perfect crystals included within the Diopside.


J641 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J641a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J641b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J641c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of Diopside, Graphite, and Tsavorite crystals. The Diopside crytal is double-terminated. Floater specimen crystallized all around.


J645 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 240
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J645a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J645b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J645c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J645d.jpg]

Gorgeous and gemmy cluster of Tsavorite crystals atop a matrix of Graphite over Quartz. The cluster is about 1.3cm wide. There is some irregular growth on the right side caused by Graphite crystals but is not damaged.


J649 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J649a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J649b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J649c.jpg]

Gemmy Tsavorite crystals to 5mm atop a matrix of Graphite over Quartz. The crystals are bright and transparent and most are perfect with some damaged along the edge.


J650 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J650a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J650b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J650c.jpg]

Dense coverage of gemmy Tsavorite crystals atop a matrix of Graphite. Undamaged.


J652 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.3 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J652a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J652b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J652c.jpg]

Excellent colored gemmy Tsavorite crystals to 5mm atop a matrix of crystallized Graphite. Undamaged.


J656 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J656a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J656b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J656c.jpg]

A 1.8cm elongated faden Tsavorite crystal group attached to a flat, transparent unidentified crytal, possibly Tanzanite, on a matrix of Graphite, Pyrite crystals, and unidentifed white crystals.


J658 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 260
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658d.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658e.jpg]

Floater cluster of gemmy Tsavorite crystals, Diopside, and Pyrite crystals on Graphite crystals. Undamaged.


J663 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J663a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J663b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J663c.jpg]

Gemmy Tsavorite crystals to 1.2cm with good color on Graphite crystals. Undamaged.


J430 - Quartz variety Amethyst $ 120
Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa
small cabinet - 7.4 x 5.0 x 4.2 cm


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Quartz variety Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J430a.jpg] Quartz variety Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J430b.jpg] Quartz variety Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J430c.jpg]

Lustrous Amethyst Quartz crystals with two separate generations of growth. The first generation has large Amethyst crystals measuring about 1.0cm thick, with the later generation being overgrowths of smaller 1-2mm crystals on the larger crystals. Very clean with no obvious damage.


J431 - Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions $ 150
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm


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Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431a.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431d.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431e.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/j431x.jpg]

Cluster of clear Quartz crystals with a large Japan Law twin on one side. Long, slender clear Quartz crystals with inclusions of Sulfur and Muscovite. There are also unidentified white blebs and brown acicular crystals included within the Quartz. In good condtion with no significant damage,  all the main crystals are undamaged.  From the Chuck Trantham collection and comes with an old label from Alfredo Petrov showing a price of $160, and I offering it for less than Alfredo's old price.


J432 - Hematite and Amethyst phantom Quartz $ 200
Orange River, South Africa
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm


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Hematite and Amethyst phantom Quartz from Orange River, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J432b.jpg] Hematite and Amethyst phantom Quartz from Orange River, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J432c.jpg] Hematite and Amethyst phantom Quartz from Orange River, South Africa [db_pics/pics/j432a.jpg]

This specimen is a complex combination of multi-stage growth of Quartz that shows two distinct periods of development. The early stage growth is an Amethyst Quartz crystal with Hematite either in or on its faces. The late stage growth is a nearly complete coverage of clear Quartz, terminated on both ends. This pattern of development gives the specimen the appearance of having internal Hematite and Amethyst Quartz phantoms when viewed from the top or sides. A very aesthetic and interesting specimen. Old label shows a price of $250.
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