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AU871 - Zincolivenite $ 2500
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Zincolivenite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au871a.jpg] Zincolivenite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au871b.jpg] Zincolivenite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au871c.jpg] Zincolivenite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au871d.jpg]

Deep green fan-shaped crystal groups of Zincolivenite from a recent find at the Milpillas Mine. There were a few styles found, one of which were toothy clusters like these, reminiscent of Tsumeb. There is also an unidentified light green mineral present.


AU657 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au657a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au657b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au657c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au657e.jpg]

Extraordinary specimen of crystallized Prehnite from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Two interconnected spherical clusters of larege translucent to transparent yellow crystals. Complete all around floater and one of the better examples I've seen from the locality.


AU659 - Quartz with inclusions $ 180
Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Quartz with inclusions from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au659a.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au659b.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au659c.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au659d.jpg]

Transparent single Quartz crystals with inclusions of what are possibly Laumantite. Ex. Cal Graeber Quartz collection number Q-280.


AU874 - Amethyst 'barbell' Scepter $ 300
Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
cabinet - 10 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Amethyst 'barbell' Scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/au874a.jpg] Amethyst 'barbell' Scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/au874b.jpg] Amethyst 'barbell' Scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/au874c.jpg] Amethyst 'barbell' Scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/au874d.jpg]

Colorless Quartz crystal with Amethyst and Smoky scepters on each end forming what are called 'barbell' scepters. The larger end is complete all around, highly transparent with excellent color. The smaller end has a point of contact on the backside.


AU680 - Tremolite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au680a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au680b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au680c.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au680d.jpg]

Terminated single Tremolite crystal with bright, vivid green coloration. Transparent, complete all around, with a flat, glassy termination. Most are mere shards or fragments and complete terminated crystals such as this are are much less common. Like a number of other mineral species from Merelani, these Tremolites are considered the world's best of species.


AU681 - Tremolite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au681a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au681b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au681c.jpg]

Terminated single Tremolite crystal with bright, vivid green coloration. Transparent, complete all around, with a flat, glassy termination. Most are mere shards or fragments and complete terminated crystals such as this are are much less common. Like a number of other mineral species from Merelani, these Tremolites are considered the world's best of species.


AU876 - Cuprite $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 750
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au876a.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au876b.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au876c.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au876d.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au876e.jpg]

Large, bright red crystals of Cuprite on matrix. Whereas most Milpillas Cuprite are more flat lying on matrix, this specimen features robust crystals that rise up off the matrix. Individual crystals reach 1.4cm in size and are highly translucent to transparent when backlit.


AU683 - Natrolite $ 170
Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Natrolite from Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au683a.jpg] Natrolite from Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au683c.jpg] Natrolite from Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au683d.jpg]

Long translucent to transparent single Natrolite crystal. Perfectly terminated and complete and undamaged. From recent, limited production, these new Natrolites are exceptional for the species for their sharpness and transparency.


AU684 - Natrolite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.7 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Natrolite from Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au684a.jpg] Natrolite from Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au684c.jpg] Natrolite from Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au684d.jpg]

Long translucent to transparent single Natrolite crystal. Perfectly terminated and complete and undamaged. From recent, limited production, these new Natrolites are exceptional for the species for their sharpness and transparency.


AU686 - Tourmaline on Feldspar $ 280
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


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Tourmaline on Feldspar from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au686a.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au686b.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au686c.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au686d.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au686e.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/au686f.jpg]

Elegant and sculpturanl cluster of three Tourmaline crystals with attached white Feldspar. The crystals are a gemmy green at the terminations and I love how the crystals lean in towards each other as approach the terminations.


AU929 - Magnesioaxinite $ 2500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.3 x 3.2 x 0.4 cm


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Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au929a.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au929b.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au929c.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au929d.jpg]

Stunning single crystal of Magnesioaxinite (Axinite-Mg) from Tanzania. These are found as a biproduct of mining for Tanzanite and are only seldom found. This is a good one, with glassy luster, transparency, and nice purple coloration. It's nearly pristine, with only minor edge chipping, much better than the vast majority.


AU930 - Magnesioaxinite $ 800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 0.4 cm


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Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au930a.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au930b.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au930c.jpg]

Stunning single crystal of Magnesioaxinite (Axinite-Mg) from Tanzania. These are found as a biproduct of mining for Tanzanite and are only seldom found. This is a good one, with glassy luster, transparency, and nice pink and orange coloration. It's nearly pristine, with only minor edge chipping, much better than the vast majority.


AU931 - Magnesioaxinite $ 2500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.1 cm


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Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au931a.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au931b.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au931c.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au931d.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au931.mp4]

Stunning single crystal of Magnesioaxinite (Axinite-Mg) from Tanzania. These are found as a biproduct of mining for Tanzanite and are only seldom found. This is a good one, with glassy luster, transparency, and nice purple and blue coloration. It's much thicker and robust than most. Complte all around with minor edge chipping, much better than the vast majority.


AU934 - Spessartine $ 1500
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au934a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au934b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au934c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au934d.jpg]

Complete orange Spessartine crystal from recent production (yes, there is small scale mining ongoing at this locality). A complete crystal with very minor to no edge chipping and no black inclusions. Superb coloration that glows bright orange under lighting and areas of gem transparency. For some reason the crystals I've seen associated with red mica are some of the best from this deposit, and this one has a bit of red mica attached. A very nice one!!


AU740 - Spessartine $ 350
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.6 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au740a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au740b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au740c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/au740d.jpg]

Complete orange Spessartine crystal from recent production (yes, there is small scale mining ongoing at this locality). A complete crystal with very minor edge chipping and one contacted area on the bottom where it grew against another crystal. Has a second small crystal intergrown and has areas of gem transparency.

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73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
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121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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