Selected Specimens

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LV347 - Azurite on Malachite $ 150
Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LV347a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LV347b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LV347c.jpg]

Beautiful satiny blue Azurite crystals lining a vug in Malachite. The crystals are bright and well formed averaging 5mm in size.


LV328 - Amethyst $ 125
Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa
miniature - 4.7 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LV328a.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LV328b.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LV328c.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LV328d.jpg]

Lustrous Amethyst Quartz crystals known as 'Cactus Quartz' from South Africa. There are two generations of growth. The first generation has large Amethyst crystals measuring about 1.4cm thick, with a second generation of smaller crystals attached to the prism faces on the larger crystals. Undamaged.


LV102 - Amazonite $ 275
Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Amazonite from Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV102b.jpg] Amazonite from Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV102a.jpg] Amazonite from Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV102c.jpg]

Complete well terminated Amazonite crystal from Colorado. Fine quality, pristine single crystal.


LV217 - Chambersite $ 150
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/LV217a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/LV217b.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.


SV427 - Quartz over Cobaltian Calcite, Malachite $ 275
Tenke Fungurume, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 9.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


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Quartz over Cobaltian Calcite, Malachite from Tenke Fungurume, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV427a.jpg] Quartz over Cobaltian Calcite, Malachite from Tenke Fungurume, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV427b.jpg] Quartz over Cobaltian Calcite, Malachite from Tenke Fungurume, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV427e.jpg] Quartz over Cobaltian Calcite, Malachite from Tenke Fungurume, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV427h.jpg]

Colorful specimen of sparkling drusy Quartz over pink cobaltian Calcite and small isolated areas of Malachite. One of the best pieces from a small lot of these obtained by Tim Sherburn (who cleaned and trimmed this specimen) a few years ago. This was the only lot of these unusual specimens I've ever seen.


MK290 - Tanzanite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk290a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk290b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk290c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk290d.jpg]

Cluster of gemmy Tanzanite crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The main crystal is 1.7cm tall and highly transparent with a blue and light yellowish color. There is a bit of attached Graphite on the bottom and multiple other smaller crystals.


MK291 - Tanzanite on Calcite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk291a.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk291b.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk291c.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk291d.jpg]

Stunning gemmy Tanzanite crystal on Calcite crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The Tanzanite 1.9cm tall and highly transparent with a blue/purple color. The Tanzanite grows out of white Calcite crystals and stands alone in front of a jumbled mass of smaller Tanzanite crystals.


MK292 - Tanzanite $ 225
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 0.9 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292d.jpg]

Bi-color single Tanzanite crystal from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The crystal is gemmy, complete all around with yellow over blue coloration and an interesting stepped termination.


MK293 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293d.jpg]

Crystal of gemmy Tanzanite with Pyrite, Calcite, and Graphite from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The Tanzanite is 1.7cm tall, transparent with a blue and pink color. The termination faces down to the an open pocket of Tanzanite, Calcite, and Pyrite. Uncommon and colorful matrix Tanzanite specimen.


MK294 - Tanzanite $ 175
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 0.7 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk294a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk294b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk294c.jpg]

Tall cluster of gemmy Tanzanite crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The crystals are complete all around and undamaged, blue in color, and gemmy.


MK295 - Calcite on Tanzanite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295a.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295b.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295c.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295d.jpg]

A single gemmy blue Tanzanite crystal partially coated in Calcite from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The crystal has some contacting and a bit attached Graphite on one side but is otherwise perfect. Gemmy and colorful with a nice accent of the white Calcite.


MK296 - Tanzanite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296d.jpg]

Cluster of gemmy Tanzanite crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The two main crystals reach 2.9cm tall and are well terminated, transparent with a blue color. There is a bit of attached Graphite, Calcite and multiple other smaller crystals.


MK297 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 4750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297c.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297d.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297e.jpg]

Gemmy purple/blue Tanzanite crystal with attached Prehnite from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The Tanzanite has classic form and is complete all around. It's a natural, unheated crystal with and orange/red coloration when viewed up the C-axis (last photo shows this color, shot with my hand wrapped around the crystal and a light shining up from the bottom). The Prehnite is translucent lemon yellow and forms hemispherical clusters that total 2cm wide. It's rare to find such clean looking Prehnite on Tanzanite specimen. Weighs 28.75 grams.


MK300 - Kunzite $ 980
Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 1.5 cm


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Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk300a.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk300b.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk300c.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk300d.jpg]

Gem quality pink Kunzite crystal on matrix. Great ridged termination and highly transparent. Complete all around and undamaged.


LV369 - Smithsonite $ 400
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9.3 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV369a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV369b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV369c.jpg]

Light yellowish white Smithsonite crystals on a sulfide matrix from Tsumeb. The crystals have excellent form and reach 1.6cm in size. The crystals are translucent with areas of transparency.
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