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J722 - Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside $ 275 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 138
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


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Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722a.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722b.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722c.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722d.jpg]

Fine quality and unusual floater cluster of elongated Tsavorite crystals, brown Sphene crystals, and glassy Diopside crystals. Well crystallized on all sides.


K395 - Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
large cabinet - 17 x 12.5 x 4.5 cm


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Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395d.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395e.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395f.jpg]

Large specimen of cubic Galena coated by drusy Chalcopyrite and red Sphalerite crystals on a chert matrix. Large display specimen of a USA classic getting harder to find. Saw cut on back.


SM499 - Tanzanite $ 1200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 2.3 x 1 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499d.jpg]

Large, gemmy single Tanzanite crystal, complete and well terminated. There is an indentation from another crystal on the backside. This is a heated crystal and priced to move.


T742 - Rhodochrosite after Calcite $ 1800 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 900
Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 6 cm


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Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742c.jpg]

Pink rhodochrosite with the dominant crystal 6cm wide and perfectly centered atop the specimen. The Rhodochrosite formed as a replacement after Calcite. The specimen has areas of coverage by drusy Quartz and has associated Pyrite.


T794 - Quartz $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794a.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794b.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794c.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794d.jpg]

Cluster of smokey grey Quartz crystals. The prism faces of the large crystals are covered by smaller Quartz crystals and the termination faces are flat and smooth. There is also color zoning in the terminations with dark zones along the edges. Found in 2017.


T827 - Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite $ 3000 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1500
Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo
cabinet - 9.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827a.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827b.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827c.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827d.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827e.jpg]

Large open vug of blue Shattuckite over Dioptase. The Dioptase formerly covered larger Calcite crystals, which are now gone, only the tips of one or two crystals can be seen on the backside now, however their form is clearly evident from the inside of the vug. The specimen is almost entirely Dioptase and Shattuckite. An unusual feature of this specimen is the light, pearly luster on the surface of the Shattuckite, which is more typically a darker, matte luster. Rare and unusual.


T868 - Goshenite $ 390 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 195
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Goshenite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t868a.jpg] Goshenite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t868b.jpg] Goshenite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t868c.jpg]

Old specimen of colorless Beryl. A tabular crystal that has been heavily etched though it retains some of the original crystal faces. Valued at $350.


T902 - Whiteite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902a.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902b.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902c.jpg]

Large, double-terminated single crystal with associated Quartz crystals. Undamaged, better than photos!


C164 - Axinite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164a.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164b.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164c.jpg]

Transparent purple blades of Axinite on matrix.


C446 - Brochantite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Morocco
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 3 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Brochantite from Morocco [db_pics/pics/c446a.jpg] Brochantite from Morocco [db_pics/pics/c446b.jpg] Brochantite from Morocco [db_pics/pics/c446c.jpg]

Old specimen from the Bruce Murphy collection composed of nothing but Brochantite crystals. This was a rare specimen when Bruce acquired it, and I've not seen much Brochantite specimens from Morocco since. Bright emerald green crystals everywhere. This is likely from the Bou Bekker Mine.


C557 - Spinel $ 600 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 300
Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 8 cm


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Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557a.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557b.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557c.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557d.jpg]

Large 3cm black Spinel crystal on matrix with other smaller Spinel crystals. This is an old specimen from a collection from the 1960s and 70s, and unfortunately there was no  locality information available. I believe it to be from an old, lost locality in Riverside Co. It occurs with Chlorite and appears to have been partially etched from carbonate rock. It rates as a significant California Spinel. Undamaged.


C597 - Azurite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 1.3 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597d.jpg]

Cluster of blue Azurite crystals with jagged edges in places, which is an uncommon style from Tsumeb. There is a small chip on the termination, otherwise good. Transluscent blue on edges when backlit. Ex. Russel Jones, Carl Acosta collections and previous price of $185.


SM153 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 750 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 375
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153d.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153e.jpg]

Complete single 'Chrome Tourmaline', which is vanadium and chromium rich Dravite found in east Africa. Fine undamaged crystal with deep green color. Comes with a former dealer label showing an old price of $750. 


SM273 - Azurite $ 240 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 120
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM273a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM273b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM273c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM273d.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM273e.jpg]

Translucent, tabular Azurite crystals from the Volborthite zone. The crystals are complete and undamaged. Milpillas is already considered the best Azurite locality in the world. While crystals are currently abundant, now is the time to get a good one before supplies dry up.


K298 - Spessartine $ 650 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 325
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298d.jpg]

Bright citrus orange Spessartine crystal, complete all around. Equant form with gem zones. There is one minor edge chip and some natural small surface pits, but no significant damage. This is a good one, with minimal black inclusions that negatively affect most of these. The intensity of color and gem zones are even more apparent with backlighting. These are no longer being found. Weighs 26.8 grams.

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