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J233 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 250
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J233a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J233b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J233c.jpg]

Double-terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Fantastic color and undamaged except for a small contact area on the bottom termination. Weighs 7.6 grams.


J301 - Zircon $ 180
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J301a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J301b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J301c.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J301d.jpg]

Fine quality undamaged single Zircon crystal with good reddish color. Good transparency.


J307 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307d.jpg]

Complete single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite and two terminated Diopside crystals.


J308 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J308d.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j308a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j308b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j308c.jpg]

Tsavorite crystals on Graphite with attached Pyrite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged. The main crystal is 1cm and transparent.


J309 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J309a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J309b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J309c.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J309e.jpg]

Tsavorite crystals on Graphite with attached Pyrite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged. The main crystal is 1cm and transparent.


J310 - Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310d.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310e.jpg]

Tsavorite crystals on Graphite with attached Pyrite. Two terminated Diopside crystals are squeezed between the Tsavorite and Graphite. Complete all around and undamaged. The main crystal is 1.5cm wide.


J305 - Bismuth with Fluorite $ 1500
Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England
miniature - 3.8 x 3.3 x 1.0 cm


Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305a.jpg] Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305b.jpg] Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305c.jpg] Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305d.jpg]

Historic specimen of crystallized Bismuth with Fluorite. Comes with old labels from Cal Graeber, the Nick Carruth collection, and Ward's Natural Science.


J311 - Spinel $ 120
Crazy Sphinx Mine, Lewis & Clark Co., Montana, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Spinel from Crazy Sphinx Mine, Lewis & Clark Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J311a.jpg] Spinel from Crazy Sphinx Mine, Lewis & Clark Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J311b.jpg] Spinel from Crazy Sphinx Mine, Lewis & Clark Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J311c.jpg]

A 1.8cm blue Spinel crystal atop a tan matirix. Slight chipping but it's in overall great condition.


J230 - Wulfenite $ 250
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 0.3 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J230a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J230b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J230c.jpg]

Lustrous single red/orange Wulfenite crystal on a small amount of matrix. Undamaged and complete all around with areas of transparency.


J231 - Wulfenite $ 250
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J231a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J231b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J231c.jpg]

Lustrous single red/orange Wulfenite crystals with a small amount of matrix. Undamaged and complete all around with areas of transparency.


TU240 - Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240a.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240b.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240c.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240d.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240e.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Fluorite cubes to 3cm on edge grown around a cluster of Arsenopyrite crystals. The Fluorite have green and purple color zones. A 3cm Ferberite crystal extends into the upper back of the Fluorite cluster and there are Quartz crystals attached to the top. I found one small edge nick on a side crystal, otherwise undamaged. Bright and showy, better than photos.


TU241 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 6 cm


Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241c.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241d.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241e.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Quartz crystal, coated on one half with fine mica crystals, with attached green Fluorite. Undamaged and good all around.


TU243 - Fluorite with Arsenopyrite $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243a.jpg] Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243b.jpg] Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243c.jpg] Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243d.jpg]

Purple Fluorite cubes to 3cm on edge grown with Arsenopyrite and Muscovite crystals all atop a Quartz crystal. Good all around and undamaged.


TU244 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 750
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 12 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244d.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244e.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244f.jpg]

Double-terminated cluster of smokey Quartz crystals partially coated by white Calcite crystals. A 2cm transparent, clear Fluorite crystal sits between the main Quartz crystal and the tips of smaller Quartz crystal that flares out from the main crystal. Dramatic display specimen. Well crystallized all around with smaller Quartz crystals flaring out in the opposite direction from the base of the main crystal. The Fluorite octahedron has slight cleaving on one face or natural step growth, and there is one partial Quartz crystal at the base of the main cluster, otherwise undamaged.


TU245 - Fluorite with Muscovite $ 450
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4.8 x 3.8 x 3 cm


Fluorite with Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu245a.jpg] Fluorite with Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu245b.jpg] Fluorite with Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu245c.jpg] Fluorite with Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu245d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Fluorite cubes with Muscovite crystals. The Fluorite have blue/green color with purple phantoms deep inside. Exceedingly bright and transparent. Mounted on a Lucite stand.



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