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T870 - Azurite $ 3500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870e.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870f.jpg]

Cluster of large, partially etched Azurite crystals from Tsumeb. Fully crystallized all around, even part of the bottom is recrystallized! There is a small indentation showing Malachite on the lower front face (possibly damage, possibly natural), and the lower backside of the back crystal has some indentations/contact from another former Azurite crystal. Otherwise good all around. These good large Tsumeb Azurites are very hard to come by now.


T874 - Aragonite $ 150
Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 4 cm


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Aragonite from Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [db_pics/pics/t874a.jpg] Aragonite from Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [db_pics/pics/t874b.jpg] Aragonite from Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [db_pics/pics/t874c.jpg]

A 7cm double-terminated Aragonite crystal on smaller Aragonites. Great color on this old piece.


T880 - Brookite $ 95
Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Brookite from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t880a.jpg] Brookite from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t880b.jpg] Brookite from Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t880c.jpg]

3 intergrown Brookite crystals, partially translucent.


T883 - Vanadinite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 12 x 11 x 6 cm


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Vanadinite from San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t883a.jpg] Vanadinite from San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t883b.jpg] Vanadinite from San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t883c.jpg]

Old specimen of Vanadinite with Calcite. Individual crystals reach over 1cm in length. From an old collection, amazingly only a couple crystals missing.


T890 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 500
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t890a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t890b.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 mostly gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 3.1 grams.


T891 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 600
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.9 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t891a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t891b.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 mostly gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 3.7 grams.


T892 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 380
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t892a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t892b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t892c.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 mostly gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 4.0 grams.


T893 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 550
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t893a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t893b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t893d.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 mostly gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.2 grams.


T894 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 550
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t894a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t894b.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 mostly gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T895 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 450
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 0.9 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t895a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t895b.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 at the base. Fantastic color and mostly gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.3 grams.


T897 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 600
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t897a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t897b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t897c.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 mostley gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T898 - Dravite $ 480
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t898a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t898b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t898c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t898d.jpg]

Parallel, intergrown Dravite crystals. The crystals are dark and grade up to a clear zone followed by bright blue caps. Unlike most, the dark zone on these crystals are mostly transparent (see backlit photos). Hand picked from hundreds for quality.


T902 - Whiteite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902a.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902b.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902c.jpg]

Large, double-terminated single crystal with associated Quartz crystals. Undamaged, better than photos!


T906 - Bastnasite $ 350
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2 x 1.2 cm


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Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906a.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906b.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906c.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906d.jpg]

Well formed, complete single translucent yellow/brown Basnasite crystal. There is a small notch on the bottom where it was attached to another crystal. Undamaged and good on both sides.


T907 - Diaspore $ 350
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5 x 1.3 cm


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Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t907a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t907b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t907c.jpg]

Single translucent to transparent crystal of Diaspore. This is rare material from old stocks in Turkey, no more is being found as the deposit has been exhausted. Though somewhat etched in appearance, this is a terminated crystal, which are uncommon. Gemstones cut from Diaspore are marketed as 'Zultanite".

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