Selected Specimens

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T906 - Bastnasite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
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 (=~ AUS$ 462)
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".


T912 - Diamond $ 325 (=~ AUS$ 429)
Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.1 cm


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Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t912a.jpg] Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t912b.jpg]

Polished slice of a Diamond crystal showing color zoning. For further information, read the article titled 'Optically-zoned (Star) Diamonds from Zimbabwe' in the March-April 2014 issue of Rocks and Minerals magazine.


T913 - Diamond $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396)
Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.1 cm


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Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t913a.jpg] Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t913b.jpg]

Polished slice of a Diamond crystal showing color zoning. For further information, read the article titled 'Optically-zoned (Star) Diamonds from Zimbabwe' in the March-April 2014 issue of Rocks and Minerals magazine.


T916 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 225 (=~ AUS$ 297)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4.1 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t916a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t916b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete all around. There is a chip along one termination edge, otherwise undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the larger more colorful crystals in the lot.


T917 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 220 (=~ AUS$ 290)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t917a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t917b.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t917c.jpg]

Parallel growth, double terminated Quartz scepters from a 2017 find. The scepter heads have both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged though with slight etching or interferred growth in a few areas. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T919 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 264)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t919a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t919b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T920 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 264)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


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Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t920a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t920b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T922 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t922a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t922b.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t922c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. Largest of the lot.


T923 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 370)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 2 x 2 cm


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Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t923a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t923b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T924 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 264)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


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Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t924a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t924b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T926 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 238)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t926a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t926b.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t926c.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t926d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. With unidentified yellow inclusions. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T927 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


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Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t927a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t927b.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t927c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T928 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 220 (=~ AUS$ 290)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


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Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t928a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t928b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T933 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 792)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933c.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933d.jpg]

Formation of elongated Tsavorite crystals that grade up in size towards the top, with attached tiny Pyrite crystals. Glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. It's essentially a floater, with a small point of contact at the thick end. At the right angle it looks like a lightning bolt. An amazing specimen!!!
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