Selected Specimens

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T566 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1584)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566d.jpg]

Outstanding small thumbnail composed of two interconnected GEM Tsavorite crystal on Graphite. Flawless gem Tsavorite crystals are hard to come by because the cutting value is so high they are almost always cut as gemstones. This specimen has two glass-like, undamaged crystals, though one has a indentation where another Tsavorite was formerly located.


T567 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 1600 (=~ AUS$ 2112)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567d.jpg]

Crystallized Graphite with light green Diopside and vivid green Tsavorite crystals. Tsavorite crystals are 8mm and very gemmy with excellent color. Undamaged, uncommon and showy Merelani combo specimen.


T568 - Tsavorite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568d.jpg]

A recent surprise from Merelani are these elongated clusters of Tsavorite crystals, some of which, like this one, appear to be faden growth. Complete group of crystals with glassy luster and a distinct faden line running up through the center.


T569 - Pyrite on Tsavorite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569a.jpg] Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569b.jpg] Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569c.jpg]

A recent surprise from Merelani are these elongated Tsavorite crystals. Glassy green crystal, undamaged, with attached Pyrite crystals.


T576 - Tanzanite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210 (=~ AUS$ 277)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t576a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t576b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t576c.jpg]

Single, complete Tanzanite crystal. An interesting combination of blue and yellow coloration. Superb quality and highly transparent. Undamaged, natural Tanzanite.


T577 - Magnesio Axinite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 594)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.3 cm


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Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t577a.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t577b.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t577c.jpg]

Single, complete Magnesio Axinite crystal. These are only found sporadically at Merelani, and even when found, are mostly just fragments of crystals. This is an uncommonly complete crystal, relatively undamaged with just a contact and chip along one edge.


T602 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/t602c.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado [db_pics/pics/T602.mp4]

Rhodochrosite crystals on clear Fluorite.The Fluorite has great luster and has small step faces modifying the main octahedral form. This is a floater specimen crystallized all around. Super pretty and undamaged.


T603 - Pyromorphite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 990)
9 Level, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3 cm


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Pyromorphite from 9 Level, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/t603a.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/t603b.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/t603c.jpg]

Yellow/green Pyromorphite crystals covering matrix. The crystals have an incredible wet looking luster and are undamaged.


T611 - Rose Quartz on Quartz $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 660)
Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t611a.jpg] Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t611b.jpg] Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t611c.jpg]

A large single white Quartz crystals that has been coated by Rose Quartz crystals across the front faces and wrapping around the back. The Rose Quartz is in turn sprinkled with Eosphorite. A good sized, colorful specimen and undamaged.


T624 - Tourmaline $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1980)
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 5.2 x 2.6 x 2.0 cm


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Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t624a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t624b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t624c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in relatively good condition with just a bit of chipping on the back termination edge. It's nicely translucent with an etched base and weighs 51.8 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T635 - Orpiment $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 528)
Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635a.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635b.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635c.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/T635.mp4]

Golden Orpiment crystals on matrix from the best ever find of Orpiment in the USA. The crystals are translucent and reach 1.5cm in size. There is alot of '3-dimensionality' to the overall form of the piece, giving it more character as compared to the more common flat druses of crystals.


T638 - Copper $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 317)
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.7 x 2 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t638a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t638b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t638c.jpg]

Well crystallized branching group of copper crystals.


T639 - Harmotome on Calcite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 528)
Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland
cabinet - 11.5 x 7.5 x 3.0 cm


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Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639a.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639b.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639c.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639d.jpg]

Lustrous white crystals of the rare zeolite Harmotome across the front display face, with golden Calcite crystals on the backside. The Harmotome crystals occur in a wide mixture of size ranges up to 1cm.


T641 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1980)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641c.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641d.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641e.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641f.jpg]

An extremely elongated Tsavorite crystal with attached Pyrite crystals. Fully crystallized all around and undamaged, even the bottom end has some crystal faces present. This is the longest elongated Tsavorite I have yet seen from recent production.


T656 - Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) $ 2500 (=~ AUS$ 3300) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1250 (=~ AUS$ 1650)
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 7 cm


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Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656a.jpg] Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656b.jpg] Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656c.jpg] Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656d.jpg]

Rare large cluster of Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite crystals, the largest cluster I can recall ever seeing. Note that this has been repaired in a number of places. This came out of an old collection and the repairs have not been done to modern standards, so it could be greatly improved. There are five large crystals that comprise the group. Just a rare and spectacular piece.

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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

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