Selected Specimens

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SM501 - Tanzanite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM501a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM501b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM501c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM501d.jpg]

Interconnected, side-by-side Tanzanite crystals, complete and well terminated. This is a heated crystal and priced to move.


SM502 - Tanzanite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM502a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM502b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM502c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM502d.jpg]

Thick, chunky Tanzanite crystal with an unusual, ragged toothed termination that is colorless at the very top. This is a heated crystal and priced to move. Weighs 21.6 grams!


SM503 - Serandite $ 90
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.0 x 1 cm


Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503a.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503b.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503c.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503d.jpg]

Two intergrown crystals of salmon pink Serandite with attached mica.


SM504 - Azurite with Malachite $ 250
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM504a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM504b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM504c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM504d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM504e.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM504f.jpg]

Neat specimen, and unusual, composed of Malachite after Azurite psuedomorphs, with shiny, lustrous Azurite grown upone the tips of the psuedomorphs. Complete all around and undamaged.


SM516 - Pyrite $ 600
Huanzala Mine, Peru
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM516a.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM516b.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM516c.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM516d.jpg]

Large 4.5cm Pyrite crystal atop smaller crystals. Specimen is composed solid, highly lustrous Pyrite. Bright and showy.


SM512 - Brucite $ 450
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM512a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM512b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM512c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM512d.jpg]

pinwheel formation of translucent yellow Brucite on matrix from recent finds in Pakistan. Undamaged and good from both sides. Reminiscent of a Mapimi Adamite.


SM511 - Morganite $ 450
Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 13 x 9 x 8 cm


Morganite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM511a.jpg] Morganite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM511b.jpg] Morganite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM511c.jpg] Morganite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM511d.jpg] Morganite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM511e.jpg] Morganite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM511f.jpg]

Large pink Morganite crystal with large gem zones and glassy luster. Contacted on the bottom but front and most side faces good but intergrown in areas with Muscovite, Schorl, and Feldspar. Big crystal!!


SM528 - Prehnite $ 280
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM528a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM528b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM528c.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Such yellow Prehnites have come from Merelani sporadically over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big chunky crystals, a good one for the find.


SM530 - Prehnite $ 280
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530e.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Such yellow Prehnites have come from Merelani sporadically over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big chunky crystals that stick out in various directions. Some chipping, but nearly a floater crystalled all around, a good one for the find.


C631 - Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite $ 500
Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India
cabinet - 10.5 x 4 x 2 cm


Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c631a.jpg] Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c631b.jpg] Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c631c.jpg]

Laterally compressed translucent white Calcite crystal completely covered by a layer of sugary Quartz crystals, with attached pink Stilbite crystals. Unusual specimen that is reminiscent of Steve Smale's specimen known as 'The Cricket Bat' (see page 117 of the Smale Collection book). A couple of the Stilbite crystals are incomplete, otherwise undamaged, with the Stilbite only on one side. I've never seen another like this.


C632 - Silver $ 250
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c632a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c632b.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c632c.jpg]

Vein of white Calcite loaded with crytalline Silver with lots of exposed Silver crystals on top. The Silver is present all throughout the Calcite, top to bottom. Out of an old collection from the 1970s.


C633 - Silver $ 450
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633b.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633c.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633d.jpg]

Vein of white Calcite loaded with crytalline Silver with lots of exposed Silver crystals on top. The Silver is present all throughout the Calcite, top to bottom. Out of an old collection from the 1970s.


C634 - Silver $ 650
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634b.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634c.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634d.jpg]

Vein of white Calcite loaded with crytalline Silver with lots of exposed Silver crystals on top. The Silver is present all throughout the Calcite, top to bottom. Out of an old collection from the 1970s.


C635 - Inesite $ 3500
Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Inesite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c635a.jpg] Inesite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c635b.jpg] Inesite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c635c.jpg] Inesite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c635d.jpg] Inesite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c635e.jpg]

Old specimen of red Inesite in radial crystals groups on matrix of Xonotlite, with minor amounts of Calcite. Free of damage, fine specimen.


C636 - Tanzanite with Calcite $ 3500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Tanzanite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c636a.jpg] Tanzanite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c636b.jpg] Tanzanite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c636c.jpg]

Deep purple blue Tanzanite crystal perched atop a matrix of Tanzanite, Calcite, and Graphite. The Tanzanite is translucent with a jagged termination, and is undamaged. A fine, showy matrix Tanzanite that won't break the bank.



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