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J653 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 90
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J653a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J653b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J653c.jpg]

Large, gemmy Tsavorite crystals (one with a good Gaphite crytals inclusion) with Diopside atop a matrix of Graphite. Light damage to the Tsavorite. There are hundreds of tiny Diopside crystals present that have an unusual melted or etched appearance.


J654 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J654a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J654b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J654c.jpg]

Dense coverage of gemmy Tsavorite and Diopside crystals atop a matrix of Graphite. There is a single Pyrite in the center. Undamaged.


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


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.


J657 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 230
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J657a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J657b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J657c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J657d.jpg]

Dense coverage of gemmy Tsavorite crystals to 7mm and a Diopside crystal atop a matrix of Graphite crystals. Undamaged.


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


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.


J659 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.7 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J659a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J659b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J659c.jpg]

Large Tsavorite crystal on Graphite. This is a very large single crystal 3.5cm wide. It is undamaged however there is a fracture running down the center of the crystal preventing from being priced in the thousands of dollars. It had a Calcite coating that was removed during cleaning and the fracture was also formerly filled with Calcite (now gone). It is stable and undamaged with good luster.


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


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


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 inclusions $ 200
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm


Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431a.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431b.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431c.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431d.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431e.jpg]

This specimen has a Japan Law Twin pair of Quartz crystals in addition to numerous other long, slender, individual clear Quartz crystals. There are inclusions in many of the crystals of at least two other species. Small blebs of yellow color Sulfur can be seen in the Japan Law Twin pair accompanied by another unidentified white mineral. No major damage to the main crystals.


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


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.


J434 - Quartz with Rutile inclusions and Ilmenite $ 125
Itiabara, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.0 x 8.0 x 6.0 cm


Quartz with Rutile inclusions and Ilmenite from Itiabara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J434a.jpg] Quartz with Rutile inclusions and Ilmenite from Itiabara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J434b.jpg] Quartz with Rutile inclusions and Ilmenite from Itiabara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J434c.jpg] Quartz with Rutile inclusions and Ilmenite from Itiabara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J434d.jpg]

A large, classic, Brazilian Rutilated Quartz crystal showing golden Rutile needle-like crystals included throughout. One side has a natural hollow depression filled with silver-gray, flat Ilmenite crystals. The large Quartz crystal is in very good condition with only minor chipping in a few places. Ex. Chuck Trantham Collection, pre-1980.


J435 - Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions $ 120
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.4 x 3.6 cm


Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J435a.jpg] Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J435b.jpg] Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J435c.jpg]

A very glassy Smoky Quartz crystal, terminated on both ends, that provides a perfect window of view showing golden acicular crystals of Rutile shooting through its interior. You have to look closely otherwise you might think the crystal has damage on the ends, but it's actually complete. In addition, there are several white color rhombohedral crystals of an unidentified species included within the Quartz. Old label shows a price of $150.


J436 - Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions $ 70
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 3.6 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm


Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J436a.jpg] Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J436b.jpg] Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J436c.jpg]

A lustrous group of several Smoky Quartz crystals that shows golden acicular crystals of Rutile shooting through its interior. No damage to the main crystals which are complexly terminated all around. In addition, there are several white color rhombohedral crystals of an unidentified species included within the Quartz.


J437 - Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions $ 90
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J437a.jpg] Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J437b.jpg] Smoky Quartz with Rutile inclusions from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J437c.jpg]

A single, double-terminated, glassy Smoky Quartz crystal that shows golden acicular crystals of Rutile shooting through its interior. No damage to the crystal which is complexly terminated all around. In addition, there are several white color rhombohedral crystals of an unidentified species included within the Quartz. Old label show a price of $120.


J438 - Quartz $ 150
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J438b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J438c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J438d.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j438a.jpg]



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