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ST360 - Tourmaline $ 1800 (=~ AUS$ 2376)
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360c.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360d.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360.mp4]

Large, dark green single Tourmaline crystal from recent production at this famous mine in Zimbabwe. Tourmaline has been very rare from this mine historically, which has primarily targeted blue Topaz. Most Tourmaline found here occur as small pencil-like crystals and this fat, somewhat tabular crystal in an anomaly. Though dark, it is transparent facet grade throughout with a more greenish brown at the upper third and a bright pure green in the lower two thirds. There is a bit of edge chipping along the sides, it's complete all around, and has a perfect termination. Weighs a hefty 153 grams.


ST113 - Tourmaline $ 50 (=~ AUS$ 66)
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.3 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST113a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST113b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST113c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Fully terminated, complete, and undamaged. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. Excellent quality Tourmaline.


ST114 - Tourmaline $ 50 (=~ AUS$ 66)
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.4 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST114a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST114b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST114c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Fully terminated, complete, and undamaged. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. Excellent quality Tourmaline.


ST118 - Tourmaline $ 60 (=~ AUS$ 79)
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.5 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST118a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST118b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST118c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Fully terminated, complete, and undamaged. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. Excellent quality Tourmaline.


ST359 - Zircon $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 1188)
Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359a.jpg] Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359b.jpg] Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359c.jpg] Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359d.jpg] Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359.mp4]

Large, deep red complete Zircon crystal from Tanzania, much larger than typical for this locality. It has a steep pyramidal termination and is nicely transparent when backlit.


ST381 - Azurite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 792)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST381a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST381b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST381c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST381d.jpg]

A 2.8cm double-terminated Azurite crystal sits perfectly for display atop a small amount of matrix. Complete and undamaged with glassy faces all around and a few smaller crystal scattered around the base. Excellent miniature.


M887 - Ilvaite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 264)
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M887a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M887b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M887c.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M887d.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M887e.jpg]

Large, thick glossy black Ilvaite crystal, complete all around and undamaged. These new Huanggang Ilvaites are superb and easily some of the world's best for species.


ST444 - Tourmaline $ 1800 (=~ AUS$ 2376) SOLD
Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal
miniature - 3.7 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/ST444a.jpg] Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/ST444b.jpg] Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/ST444c.jpg] Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/ST444d.jpg]

Rare gem pink Tourmaline crystal with a greenish yellow termination from Nepal. This is an excellent crystal for the locality as most are very thin, pencil-like crystals. Though not as well known, Nepal has produced small amounts of some very high quality Tourmaline. Found long ago, this crystal is undamaged and weighs 7.23 grams.


ST388 - Chambersite $ 160 (=~ AUS$ 211) SOLD
Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST388a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST388b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST388c.jpg]

Complete and undamaged tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. Translucent 'Amethyst' purple in color and collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL660 - Clinoclase on Cornubite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 238)
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL660a.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL660b.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL660c.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Clinoclase over green Cornubite from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Both the front and back and 1 side have great crystals.


LL684 - Chalcophyllite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 158)
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL684a.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL684b.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL684c.jpg]

Rich coverage of platy blue/green crystals of Chalcophyllite on matrix. Specimens of Chalcophyllite are some of the most sought after from this mine.


ST445 - Pyrite $ 2000 (=~ AUS$ 2640) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arush Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm


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Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arush Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST445a.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arush Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST445b.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arush Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST445c.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arush Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST445d.jpg]

Large, complex, and COMPLETE single Pyrite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Merelani produces a number of 'world's best' species, and when these Pyrites started coming out recently, an argument could be made that Pyrite from Merelani is also among the world's best for species. The large size, golden color, complex form combined with high luster make them spectacular. However most have dings and are contacted on the back side where they grew against Graphite. This one is exceptional as it is fully crystallized all around and nearly pristine. There is a small indentation on the lower backside where it attached to a mixture of Calcite and Graphite, but even the inside of the indentation is crystallized. There were hundreds to thousands of these found, but very few were this size, and of those I've never seen one this perfect. If you were waiting for the right one, this might be it.

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