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J639 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639d.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639e.jpg]

Double-terminated glassy and gemmy Diopside crystal with attached Pyrite and Tsavorite crystals. There are aslo a few Graphite crystals present, with some perfect crystals included within the Diopside.


J649 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J649a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J649b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J649c.jpg]

Gemmy Tsavorite crystals to 5mm atop a matrix of Graphite over Quartz. The crystals are bright and transparent and most are perfect with some damaged along the edge.


J650 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J650a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J650b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J650c.jpg]

Dense coverage of gemmy Tsavorite crystals atop a matrix of Graphite. Undamaged.


J652 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.3 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J652a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J652b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J652c.jpg]

Excellent colored gemmy Tsavorite crystals to 5mm atop a matrix of crystallized Graphite. Undamaged.


J656 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J656a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J656b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J656c.jpg]

A 1.8cm elongated faden Tsavorite crystal group attached to a flat, transparent unidentified crytal, possibly Tanzanite, on a matrix of Graphite, Pyrite crystals, and unidentifed white crystals.


J658 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 260 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 130
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658d.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658e.jpg]

Floater cluster of gemmy Tsavorite crystals, Diopside, and Pyrite crystals on Graphite crystals. Undamaged.


J431 - Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions $ 150
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm


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Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431a.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431d.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431e.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/j431x.jpg]

Cluster of clear Quartz crystals with a large Japan Law twin on one side. Long, slender clear Quartz crystals with inclusions of Sulfur and Muscovite. There are also unidentified white blebs and brown acicular crystals included within the Quartz. In good condtion with no significant damage,  all the main crystals are undamaged.  From the Chuck Trantham collection and comes with an old label from Alfredo Petrov showing a price of $160, and I offering it for less than Alfredo's old price.


J442 - Quartz with Schorl inclusions $ 160
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5.0 x 4.8 x 3.8 cm


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Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442a.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442b.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442c.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442d.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442e.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442f.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442g.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442h.jpg]

A cluster of clear, sharply terminated Quartz crystals is host to several dark color Schorl Tourmaline crystals included within the center. The Schorl crystals are visible from both the front and back of the Quartz cluster. It comes with a very detailed Bob Trimingham label that notes an excellent provenance from some well-known collectors. No damage to any of the main crystals and only a minor amount of micro-chipping.


J447 - Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite $ 220
Cavnic, Romania
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.0 x 6.0 cm


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Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447a.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447b.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447c.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447d.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447e.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447.mp4]

A pair of large, double-terminated, Smoky Quartz crystals in parallel with each other, with a nice accent of brassy Pyrite crystals, faint pink color Manganocalcite, and white Calcite crystals. A beautiful combination of species with no apparant damage and only minimal chipping on the bottom.


J454 - Stephanite $ 300
Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J454d.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J454e.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/j454a.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/j454b.jpg]

Bright metallic crystals of the Silver sulfosalt Stephanite in a group on contrasting white granular Quartz. A superb and rare Stephanite and Quartz combination from Fresnillo.


J474 - Pyromorphite $ 275
9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.4 cm


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Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474a.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474b.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite came from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows botryoidal crystals with both orange and yellow-green color and high luster. No damage other than at the edges, essentially solid Pyromorphite. Ex. John Barlow Collection.


J680 - Calcite with Duftite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9.0 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680a.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680b.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680c.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j680d.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j680e.jpg]

Mound-shaped matrix covered by green Duftite and small Calcite crystals with groupings and single larger Calcites to 3.5cm. Minor chipping to some edges but in overall great condition and very showy from all angles, good from all sides. A very sculptural and attractive Calcite.


J419 - Smithsonite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of yellow Smithsonite crystals on matrix. Crystals reach 2cm in size. A good example of Tsumeb Smithsonite, considered teh world's best, and no longer being found.


TS254 - Azurite $ 1650
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254e.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254f.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254g.jpg]

Divergent sprays of Azurite crystals on a bit of white matrix. These are the uncommon GEM Azurites from Tsumeb that show great color and transparency when backlit.  Good pointed termination on most crystals.  A few crystals have ragged, unterminated ends but these are natural and not damaged. A rare old treasure.


J693 - Quartz on Fluorite $ 180
Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 8.0 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J693a.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J693b.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J693c.jpg]

Yellow Fluorite cubes to 3.5cm on edge with attached clear Quartz crystals, so clear they practically dissappear on the surfaces of the Fluorite. Translucent to transparent with good color saturation.
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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143

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