Selected Specimens

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K241 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K241a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K241b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K241c.jpg]

Druse of transparent Tsavorite crystals over much of a matrix of solid Graphite. Isolated crystals of Diopside in association.


K242 - Tsavorite, Pyrite, Quartz, Diopside on Graphite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Tsavorite, Pyrite, Quartz, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K242a.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite, Quartz, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K242b.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite, Quartz, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K242c.jpg]

Wonderful and uncommon Merelani combo specimen with a 1.1cm double-terminated Quartz crystal, a 1cm Pyrite crystal, and small Tsavorite and Diopside crystals on a matrix of solid Graphite. Quartz crystals on Graphite are uncommon.


K247 - Prehnite $ 220
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K247a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K247b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K247c.jpg]

Large, blocky crystals of bright lemon yellow Prehnite. Recent finds at Merelani have produced the best Prehnites found to date at the mines. With a small amount of attached Graphite on the back.


K248 - Prehnite $ 550
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K248a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K248b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K248c.jpg]

Large, blocky crystals of yellow to greenish yellow Prehnite. Very clean - I found a small amount of chipping at the tip of one crystal, otherwise perfect and undamaged and very aesthetic cluster, complete all around. Well defined, distinct crystals. Recent finds at Merelani have produced the best Prehnites found to date at the mines. With a small amount of attached Graphite on the bottom.


K249 - Prehnite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K249a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K249b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K249c.jpg]

Large, blocky crystals of bright lemon yellow Prehnite. Clean and undamaged and highly translucent. Recent finds at Merelani have produced the best Prehnites found to date at the mines. With a small amount of attached and included Graphite on the back.


K252 - Prehnite $ 280
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K252a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K252b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K252c.jpg]

Large, blocky crystals of bright lemon yellow Prehnite. Clean and undamaged and highly translucent. Recent finds at Merelani have produced the best Prehnites found to date at the mines. With a small amount of attached Graphite on the back.


K268 - Epidote $ 90
Rehoboth, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K268a.jpg] Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K268b.jpg] Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K268c.jpg]

Bright, glassy Epidote crystals from a less commonly seen locality. Translucent to transparent crystals.


K269 - Sulfohalite $ 140
Searles Lake, California
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269a.jpg] Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269b.jpg] Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269c.jpg]

This is as fine a Sulfohalite crystals as I've ever seen. Sharply formed with good yellow color and translucency. The bottom (sixth) point is incomplete but not damaged.


K270 - Andradite $ 60
Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K270a.jpg] Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K270b.jpg] Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K270c.jpg]

Sharp, slightly translucent red Andradite crystal, 1.5cm wide, in matrix.


K291 - Malachite after Azurite $ 260
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291d.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291e.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291.mp4]

Well formed crystals of Malachite after Azurite with a velvety surface luster. Individual crystals to 3.7cm. Mounted on a labelled Lucite stand. Undamaged.


K286 - Cuprite $ 220
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286a.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286b.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286c.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286d.jpg]

Sharp, well formed Cuprite crystals to 1.2cm wide.


K289 - Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite $ 650
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 13 x 9.0 x 6 cm


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Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289a.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289b.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289c.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289d.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289e.jpg]

Blue/green radial starburst formations of Aurichalcite, silvery blue Hemimorphite, green Smithsonite and more combine in a great combination specimen from the famous 79 Mine. It's both an interesting study piece and a colorful large display specimen.


K293 - Quartz $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293d.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 with and relatively undamaged with just a couple tiny nicks. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K294 - Quartz $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294d.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 with and relatively undamaged with just a couple tiny nicks. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K288 - Quartz $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 2 x 2 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288d.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288e.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey acoloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.
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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144

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