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B940 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1250
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b940a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b940b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged except for a tiny nick on the upper right side. One narrow face on the left side has etched, stepped growth patterns. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016.


D100 - Cuprian Austinite $ 390
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprian Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d100a.jpg] Cuprian Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d100b.jpg] Cuprian Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d100c.jpg]

Bright green, translucent masses of Cuprian Austinite on Limonite matrix. Largest group is 3.5 cm across! Excellent color.


D111 - Azurite $ 300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111c.jpg]

Large single crystal likely from the Milpillas Mine. This was shipped to me directly from Mexico from a miner who claimed it was from Sierra Rica, however it looks more like a Milpillas Mine crystal. At any rate, it's a big, showy single crystal crystallized on all sides, front and back, with some bits of matrix intergrown in areas.


D118 - Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine $ 150
Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine from Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d118a.jpg] Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine from Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d118b.jpg] Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine from Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d118c.jpg]

Cluster of Feldspar crystals with an irridescent blue on the narrow faces grown around a single black Aegerine crystal. Reminds me of a guitar. Very few localities produce true moonstone crystals.


D126 - Mottramite over/after Quartz $ 180
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Mottramite over/after Quartz from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d126a.jpg] Mottramite over/after Quartz from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d126b.jpg] Mottramite over/after Quartz from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d126c.jpg] Mottramite over/after Quartz from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d126d.jpg]

Oujela Mottramite is common enough, but I've never seen a specimen from here of Mottramite over Quartz crystals. There are numerous crystals of Quartz that are either covered by or replaced by Mottramite. There is Quartz at the base of the specimen, but when I look closely at the bottoms of the crystals at the edge, I can see no Quartz in the cores, which leads me to believe the Quartz has been replaced by Mottramite.


D128 - Fluorite $ 400
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Fluorite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d128a.jpg] Fluorite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d128b.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue crystals from recent finds. Glass-like crystals with one tiny crystal of Galena on the bottom.


T103 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t103a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t103b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t103c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and gemmy in the upper emerald green zone. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 7.7 grams.


T104 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 700
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t104a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t104b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t104c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration at the termination and a more olive green below. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged with a small indentation near the bottom where another crystal grew. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 3.9 grams.


T105 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 400
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t105a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t105b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t105c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged except for two tiny nicks on termination edges. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.8 grams.


T107 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1100
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t107d.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/T107.mp4]

Uncommon intergrown cluster of 4 Chrome Tourmaline crystals, which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and the entire crystal is flawless to highly gemmy. Undamaged except for a small chip on a sidecar crystal (there is a bit of natural, irregular growth on one termination edge). From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 7.9 grams.


T108 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 950
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t108a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t108b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration and a small amount olive green at the base. Fantastic color and undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 7.5 grams.


T109 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t109a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t109b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t109c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t109d.jpg]

Intergrown pair of Chrome Tourmaline crystals which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 6.6 grams.


T110 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1150
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 4.1 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t110a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t110b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t110c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t110d.jpg]

Intergrown pair of Chrome Tourmaline crystals which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged with some shalow indentations where other crystals were attached. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 10.5 grams.


T111 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1100
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.9 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t111a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t111b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t111c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t111d.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 5.8 grams.


T129 - Epistilbite $ 320
Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Epistilbite from Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/t129a.jpg] Epistilbite from Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/t129b.jpg] Epistilbite from Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/t129c.jpg] Epistilbite from Jalgoan, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/T129.mp4]

Sperical cluster of Epistilbite crystals in an open vug in basalt. The crystals are highly lustrous and extend out from the center to varying distances creating a neat visual effect. Unfortunately one crystal at the very edge where the matrix broke away in incomplete. The rest of the spherical mass is perfect.

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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146

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