Selected Specimens

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T240 - Barite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 610)
El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240a.jpg] Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240b.jpg] Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240c.jpg]

Gem quality golden brown crystal complete all around. In excellent condition for this locality, with only some minor edge chipping. Fully transparent internally, so much so you see right through it and some of what looks like inclusions in the photos are really just shadows from some irregular surface areas on the lower backside of the crystal.


T241 - Tourmaline var. Indicolite $ 2500 (=~ AUS$ 3812)
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241b.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241c.jpg]

Long single gem 'pencil' with a good termination at one end. Fully transparent for the entire crystal - gem facet rough quality. Undamaged.


T248 - Tourmaline $ 4000 (=~ AUS$ 6099)
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.8 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248c.jpg]

Exquisite cluster of brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with flat, glassy terminations. There is one small incomplete crystal at the base, otherwise all the crystals are perfect and undamaged. Weighs 29.8 grams.


T255 - Rhodochrosite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 457)
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/T255.mp4]

Cluster of thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite. This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Crystals reach 2.5cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas, mostly on the backside.


T277 - Diopside $ 700 (=~ AUS$ 1067)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 1 x 0.6 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277c.jpg]

Rich chrome green Diopside crystal from the famous December 2007 find that produced Diopsides with a vivid, rich green color, far and away better than average Merelani Diopside. This is a fine single crystal complete all around with good luster. Undamaged with slight intergrowths of Graphite on one side.


T298 - Tourmaline $ 1250 (=~ AUS$ 1906)
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.6 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298c.jpg]

Brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with a flat, glassy termination. In addition to the strong red and green colors, there is a small yellow zone between the red and green. One very tiny nick on the termination edge, otherwise perfect and undamaged. Weighs 12.6 grams.


T299 - Tourmaline $ 460 (=~ AUS$ 701)
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


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Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t299a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t299b.jpg]

Brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with a flat, glassy termination. In addition to the strong red and green colors, there is a small yellow zone between the red and green. Perfect and undamaged. Weighs 4.6 grams.


T311 - Aquamarine $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 610)
Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar
small cabinet - 6.5 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


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Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311a.jpg] Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311b.jpg] Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311c.jpg] Aquamarine from Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t311d.jpg]

Single Aquamarine crystal with good medium blue color. Double terminated and lightly etched. No damage.


T315 - Wulfenite $ 290 (=~ AUS$ 442)
M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm


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Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315a.jpg] Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315b.jpg] Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315c.jpg]

Single translucent yellow crystal on matrix. Undamaged though back edge is contacted where it grew against the pocket wall.


T328 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 991)
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t328a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t328b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t328c.jpg]

Single chromium and vanadium rich Dravite crystal with exceptional color. Many of these are very dark, this one really explodes with saturated deep green color, way beter than most. Undamaged.


T329 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 534)
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t329a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t329b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t329c.jpg]

Single chromium and vanadium rich Dravite crystal with an unusually elongated form for the locality. The body is dark green with vivid, emerald green color at the terminations. Undamaged.


T346 - Szenicsite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 1144)
Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.0 x 2 cm


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Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346a.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346b.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346c.jpg]

Dense grouping of bright green platy crystals of the rare mineral Szenicsite. A good thumbnail of a mineral that is both rare and attractive. Szenicsite is named after American mineral collectors Terry and Marissa Szenics, 


T358 - Euchroite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 762)
Lubjetova, Slovakia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Euchroite from Lubjetova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/t358a.jpg] Euchroite from Lubjetova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/t358b.jpg] Euchroite from Lubjetova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/t358c.jpg]

Deep green Euchroite crystals in various places on a stained Quartz matrix. Main area is 3.5cm wide with some distinct crystals to 5mm in size. From the type locality for this rare copper arsenate.


T362 - Wulfenite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 686)
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362d.jpg]

Thick chunky crystals on both sides of a calcite matrix. Crystals are undamaged except on one edge where the matrix broke away. I can't decide which side I like better, both are good.


T366 - Apatite on Quartz $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 534)
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.5 x 2 cm


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Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366c.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366d.jpg]

Large, flat tabular Quartz crystal that is well crystallized with smooth and glassy faces on one side, and with purple Apatite crystals coating the other side.  Big and showy specimen. Purple Apatite is among my favorite of all minerals.

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145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156
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