Selected Specimens

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AU429 - Diamond $ 400 (=~ € 365)
Miba Mine, Mbuji Mayi, DR Congo
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Diamond from Miba Mine, Mbuji Mayi, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/au429a.jpg] Diamond from Miba Mine, Mbuji Mayi, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/au429b.jpg] Diamond from Miba Mine, Mbuji Mayi, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/au429c.jpg]

Single translucent Diamond crystal from the Congo. The Diamond is a cube that in somewhat flattened in one direction, forming a parallelogram shape. Complete all around and undamaged. Weighs 3.41 carats.


AU431 - Zoisite $ 400 (=~ € 365)
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


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Zoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au431a.jpg] Zoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au431b.jpg]

Rare green Zoisite crystal which are only sporadically found here at Alchuri. Sometimes called 'green Tanzanite', Alchuri is one of the only places in the world besides Tanzania to produce gemmy crystals of Zoisite. This is a beautiful undamaged cluster of multiple crystals.


AU432 - Ruby $ 1850 (=~ € 1690)
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm


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Ruby from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au432a.jpg] Ruby from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au432b.jpg] Ruby from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au432c.jpg] Ruby from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au432d.jpg]

Sharply formed crystals of translucent Ruby atop more corroded-looking, opaque light pink Ruby. The Ruby cluster is well crystallized all around and undamaged. A rare Ruby specimen from a locality better known for Spinel.


AU435 - Tsavorite $ 1200 (=~ € 1096)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au435a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au435b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au435c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au435d.jpg]

An extremely elongated Tsavorite crystal cluster with attached Pyrite crystals. Fully crystallized all around and undamaged, with just a tiny point of contact on the bottom. This style of Tsavorite is an unusual, wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines made years ago. This is one of the best of this style I've seen.


AU436 - Brucite $ 750 (=~ € 685)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au436a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au436b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au436c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au436d.jpg]

Cluster of bright lemon yellow Brucite from Pakistan. The Brucite is translucent and this specimen has the best, most deeply saturated yellow color of any Brucite I've owned.


AU437 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 750 (=~ € 685)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


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Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au437a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au437b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au437c.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au437d.jpg]

A single purple/blue Tanzanite crystal with 2-3 well formed crystals cluster of Prehnite attached to one side and extending up to the termination. Complete all around and undamaged. This is a spectacular thumbnail of this combination.


AU438 - Aquamarine $ 150 (=~ € 137)
Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au438a.jpg] Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au438b.jpg] Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au438c.jpg]

A bright, gemmy Aquamarine from old finds in the Jos Plateau in Nigeria. A cluster of 4 parallel grown crystals with superb glassy luster and transparency. Each formed with terminations at a slightly different height than the others. Complete all around and undamaged.


AU440 - Aquamarine $ 250 (=~ € 228)
Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au440a.jpg] Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au440b.jpg] Aquamarine from Jos Plateau, Plateau, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au440c.jpg]

A bright, gemmy single Aquamarine from old finds in the Jos Plateau in Nigeria. A well terminated single crystal with superb glassy luster and high transparency. Excellent steep, multi-faced termination.


AU441 - Scorodite $ 750 (=~ € 685)
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au441a.jpg] Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au441b.jpg] Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au441c.jpg] Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au441d.jpg]

Crystals of blue/green Scorodite on matrix with transparent Selenite. The Scorodite crystals are well isolated and reach 9mm in size. The upper Scorodite is sharp and lustrous, perfect in form. The lower crystal is also excellent, but with some minor chipping. This could be trimmed down into a fine thumbnail.


LP153 - Fluellite $ 150 (=~ € 137)
Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm


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Fluellite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/lp153a.jpg] Fluellite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/lp153b.jpg] Fluellite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/lp153c.jpg]

Shallow vug lined by drusy Quartz crystals that are sprinkled with glass, transparent crystals of Fluellite. Fluellite is a rare phosphate mineral and the world's best were found at this old Gold mine in Nevada.


MK958 - Topaz $ 50 (=~ € 46)
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk958a.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk958b.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk958c.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk958d.jpg]

Transparent golden brown Topaz crystal from the Maynard Claim in Utah. The Topaz is pristine, transparent, and has incredibly high glassy luster. Complete and undamaged. This specimen was mined in 2003.


MK959 - Topaz $ 70 (=~ € 64)
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk959a.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk959b.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk959c.jpg]

Transparent golden brown Topaz crystal from the Maynard Claim in Utah. The Topaz is pristine, transparent, and has incredibly high glassy luster. Complete and undamaged, you could facet a large gemstone from this one. This specimen was mined in 2003.


MK960 - Topaz $ 40 (=~ € 37)
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1 x 0.9 cm


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Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk960a.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk960b.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk960c.jpg] Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk960d.jpg]

Transparent golden brown Topaz crystal from the Maynard Claim in Utah. The Topaz is pristine, transparent, and has incredibly high glassy luster. Complete and undamaged with attached Rhyolite. This specimen was mined in 2003.


MK968 - Rutile, Hematite in Quartz $ 150 (=~ € 137)
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2 cm


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Rutile, Hematite in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk968a.jpg] Rutile, Hematite in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk968b.jpg] Rutile, Hematite in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk968c.jpg] Rutile, Hematite in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk968d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent smokey Quartz crystals with inclusions of golden, hair-like Rutile. This one also has a black Hematite crystal with radiating needles of golden Rutile partially included within one side of the crystal cluster.


AU294 - Scorodite $ 180 (=~ € 164)
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au294a.jpg] Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au294c.jpg] Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au294d.jpg]

Large, well formed Scorodite crystals on matrix. The crystals reach 7mm wide. The crystals are very sharply formed and complete and undamaged. Lots of great crystals packing the vug.
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