Selected Specimens

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T787 - Scolecite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 264)
Italy
miniature - 3.9 x 3.8 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Scolecite from Italy [db_pics/pics/t787a.jpg] Scolecite from Italy [db_pics/pics/t787b.jpg]

Small geode filled with white Scolecite crystals. There is one broken crystal deep in the vug, otherwise all crystals present though not terminated because they contacted the top of the geode. Unusual specimen, unfortunately no further locality information is available.


T793 - Tourmaline $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396)
Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 1 x 0.7 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Tourmaline from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t793a.jpg] Tourmaline from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t793b.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal that grades up from medium green to clear to dark green at the termination. Unusual color zoning. Undamaged, with gem zones.


T794 - Quartz $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 99)
Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794a.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794b.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794c.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794d.jpg]

Cluster of smokey grey Quartz crystals. The prism faces of the large crystals are covered by smaller Quartz crystals and the termination faces are flat and smooth. There is also color zoning in the terminations with dark zones along the edges. Found in 2017.


T802 - Legrandite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 594)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t802a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t802b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t802c.jpg]

Bright golden crystal cluster of Legrandite with good terminations across the top, and even the tiny tips at the bottom end are terminated. Great color.


T810 - Copper $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 11.8 x 6 x 1 cm


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Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810a.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810b.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810c.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810d.jpg]

Flattened cluster of elongated Copper crystals with a good red patina. Good on both sides.


T812 - Wulfenite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t812a.jpg] Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t812b.jpg] Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t812c.jpg]

Small but stunning undamaged gem of a Wulfenite. Great color and luster.


T815 - Aragonite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
San Luis Obispo, California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 8 x 7 cm


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Aragonite from San Luis Obispo, California, USA [db_pics/pics/t815a.jpg] Aragonite from San Luis Obispo, California, USA [db_pics/pics/t815b.jpg] Aragonite from San Luis Obispo, California, USA [db_pics/pics/t815c.jpg]

Coral-like formation of Aragonite crystals. The Aragonite grades up from pink at the base to white.


T824 - Dioptase on Shattuckite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1980)
Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824a.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824b.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824c.jpg]

Colorful specimen of thick Dioptase cluster on blue Shattuckite. The Dioptase cluster is 2.3cm tall and undamaged.


T827 - Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite $ 3000 (=~ AUS$ 3960) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1980)
Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo
cabinet - 9.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827a.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827b.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827c.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827d.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827e.jpg]

Large open vug of blue Shattuckite over Dioptase. The Dioptase formerly covered larger Calcite crystals, which are now gone, only the tips of one or two crystals can be seen on the backside now, however their form is clearly evident from the inside of the vug. The specimen is almost entirely Dioptase and Shattuckite. An unusual feature of this specimen is the light, pearly luster on the surface of the Shattuckite, which is more typically a darker, matte luster. Rare and unusual.


T828 - Quartz faden $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396)
Grimsel Pass, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828a.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828b.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828c.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828d.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828e.jpg]

Glassy smokey Quartz crystal in an unusual (for Switzerland) faden growth formation, sort of a faden gwindel. Complete and glassy all around but with a damaged area on the top.


T833 - Rhodochrosite $ 2200 (=~ AUS$ 2904)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833c.jpg]

Cluster of 5 gem red scalenohedral Rhodochrosite crystals. Some terminations cleaved though smooth. Gemmy with great color.


T838 - Halite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838a.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838b.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838c.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of clear Halite crystals from the famous and long closed Wieliczka Mine. A floater, complete all around with no points of contact. Individual cubes reach 3cm on edge.


T847 - Dravite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 990)
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


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Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t847a.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t847b.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t847c.jpg]

New 2017, limited production from the Commander Mine. These crystals are solid green and not bi-colors like last year. However the green is very rich and bright. A gemmy complete crystal that weighs 9.7 grams.


T850 - Dravite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 990)
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


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Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t850a.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t850b.jpg]

New 2017, limited production from the Commander Mine. These crystals are solid green and not bi-colors like last year. However the green is very rich and bright. Slight edge chipping otherwise complete and undamaged. A gemmy complete crystal that weighs 5.7 grams.


T854 - Tsavorite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 594)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854c.jpg]

Rare faden Tsavorite crystal, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and there has been a fair production of it. While not as large as they get, this crystal is on the large side, and the quality is as good as it gets.

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