Selected Specimens

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D119 - Sulfur $ 150 (=~ £ 111)
San Felipe, Baja, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Sulfur from San Felipe, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d119a.jpg] Sulfur from San Felipe, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d119b.jpg]

Bright yellow Sulfur crystals to 1.2cm that contrast well against the white matrix. Good crystals.


D126 - Mottramite over/after Quartz $ 180 (=~ £ 133)
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at the bottoms of the crystals at the edge, I can see no Quartz in the cores, which leads me to believe the Quartz has been replaced by Mottramite.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 (=~ £ 296)
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.


D129 - Austinite $ 200 (=~ £ 148)
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d129a.jpg] Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d129b.jpg]

Glistening single 'gumdrop' of Austinite, 1.5cm wide, on Limonite.


T103 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200 (=~ £ 889)
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 (=~ £ 519)
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 (=~ £ 296)
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 (=~ £ 815)
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 (=~ £ 704)
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 (=~ £ 889)
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 (=~ £ 852)
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 (=~ £ 815)
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.


T113 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 500 (=~ £ 370)
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t113a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t113b.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 2.9 grams


T129 - Epistilbite $ 320 (=~ £ 237)
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.


T133 - Cafarsite $ 220 (=~ £ 163)
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


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Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t133a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t133b.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t133c.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of the rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate Cafarsite. Good luster with flashes of red/orange color. From the type locality.
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