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SV305 - Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 274)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


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Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305a.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305b.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305c.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305d.jpg]

Elongated faden-like Tsavorite crystals on a matrix of Calcite crystals. This is an uncommon form of Tsavorite (Grossular) that are not often seen on matrix. There is a Diopside crystal and small Pyrite crystals in association. Great thumbnail from the Merelani Tanzanite mines.


SV250 - Heterogenite with Chrysocolla $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 274) SOLD
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 2 cm


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Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250a.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250c.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250f.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250h.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250i.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250j.jpg]

Botryoidal black Heterogenite with Chrysocolla on both sides of specimen.


SV348 - Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 480) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 1.8 cm


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Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV348a.jpg] Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV348b.jpg] Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV348c.jpg] Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV348d.jpg] Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV348e.jpg]

Lime greenSmithosonite with attached yellow Mimetite from Tsumeb. The Smithsonite formed as small crystals that replaced larger rhombs of either Smithsonite or Calcite. Ex. Uli Bahmann collection.


SV251 - Sugilite (fibrous) $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 480) SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 1 cm


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Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251a.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251b.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251c.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251d.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251e.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251f.jpg]

Purple fibrous Sugilite on both sides of a thin Manganite matrix. Bright, chatoyant fibrous Sugilite occurring as tightly packed crystals, good on both sides. From a rare and limited find in 2014.


SV319 - Tremolite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 549) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319c.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319d.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319e.jpg]

Bright crystals of Chrome Tremolite on matrix from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. A superb group of large terminated and doubly-terminated crystals. These are rare to find on matrix.


SV338 - Rosasite on Calcite $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 172) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Rosasite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV338a.jpg] Rosasite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV338b.jpg] Rosasite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV338c.jpg] Rosasite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV338d.jpg] Rosasite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV338e.jpg] Rosasite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV338f.jpg]

Blue/green Rosasite spheres over long groups of small Calcite crystals.


SV311 - Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite $ 2500 (=~ CAN$ 3431) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 5.5 cm


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Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311a.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311c.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311d.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311e.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311g.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311h.jpg]

Outstanding Dioptase crystals on white Calcite crystals from Tsumeb. A shallow vug of large (to 1.2cm) white Calcite crystals with sacttered, fairly isolated Dioptase. The Dioptase crystals have both good trnasparency and high luster. Some lighter gree Duftite adds even more color. There are some incomplete Dioptase along the outer edge, but the crystals in the vug are pristine. Ex. Dr. Abraham Feinberg collection.


SV256 - Tarnowitzite $ 225 (=~ CAN$ 309)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256a.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256b.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256c.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256f.jpg]

Three stout, white crystals of Tarnowitzite on a matrix covered by slightly reddish Dolomite crystals. All the crystals are well terminated and undamaged. There is an old collection number painted on the bottom.


SV254 - Barite with Malachite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 206) SOLD
Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254a.jpg] Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254b.jpg] Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254c.jpg] Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254d.jpg] Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254e.jpg]

Cluster of Barite crystals colored green by inclusions of Malachite.


SV340 - Descloizite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 274)
Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340a.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340b.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340c.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340d.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340e.jpg]

Specimen of solid Descloizite with one side covered by dark red to brown spear-shaped crystals. In excellent condition with just a couple missing crystals. Highly lustrous crystals.

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