Selected Specimens

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M421 - Copper with ? $ 240 (=~ CAN$ 308)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421a.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421b.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421c.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421d.jpg]

Branching, arborescent cluster of Copper crystals from Tsumeb. One side of the cluster is coated by tiny acicular 'fuzzy' brown/black crystals of an unknown species.


M502 - Aurichalcite, Plattnerite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502a.jpg] Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502b.jpg] Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502c.jpg]

Vuggy Limonite matrix with blue/green Aurichalcite and black Plattnerite. Good crystals all over, front and back and filling vugs.


M630 - Enstatite $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 154)
Kilosa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630b.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630c.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630d.jpg]

Single crystal of transparent Enstatite. A partially etched and rehealed crystal with a good termination. Not perfect but gem quality Enstatite is rare.


M625 - Tanzanite with Diopside $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625a.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625b.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625c.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625d.jpg]

Uncommon and interesting Merelani specimen consisting of a 2.5cm terminated Tanzanite side-by-side with a 3cm Diopside, however the terminations are pointing in opposite directions. Never seen one like this before.


M626 - Tanzanite with Diopside $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 1927)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm


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Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626a.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626b.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626c.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626e.jpg]

Uncommon, aesthetic Merelani specimen consisting of two terminated Tanzanite crystals associated with Diopside. Stands upright on it's own and is complete all around. There is a small chip on the backside of the larger 3cm crystal, otherwise perfect and undamaged all around. Unheated and natural. Really stands out from the more commonly seen single crystals.


M536 - Galena with Calcite $ 225 (=~ CAN$ 289)
Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536a.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536b.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536c.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536d.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536e.jpg]

Large single Galena cube, 6cm on the diagonal, with an attached 5.5cm golden Calcite crystal. Classic USA specimen with a clean, aesthetic look.


M634 - Tsavorite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 450)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M634a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M634b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M634c.jpg]

Glassy single crystal with good color, high luster.


M352 - Tsavorite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.9 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M352a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M352b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M352c.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite. Though not highly gemmy, it's undamaged (some areas etched and rehealed) with impressive size and great color.


M353 - Tanzanite on Tsavorite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353a.jpg] Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353b.jpg] Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353c.jpg] Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353d.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite and a 1.2cm intergrown, terminated Tanzanite crystal on the left side. It's glassy and gemmy with great color. It's undamaged with a valley in the fron face where Graphite interferred with the growth. There are also included crystals of graphite inside the Tsavorite. Unusual combination and impressive for the Tsavorite alone.


M636 - Tourmaline on Beryllonite $ 290 (=~ CAN$ 373)
Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M636c.jpg] Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/m636a.jpg] Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/m636b.jpg] Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/m636d.jpg]

Well formed, transparent Beryllonite crystal with attached green Tourmaline. Undamaged with glassy luster and well crystallized front and back.


M639 - Tourmaline $ 950 (=~ CAN$ 1221)
Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M639a.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M639b.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M639c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal from recent finds at the Aricanga Mine. Hot pink body color with a green cap. Complete all around and weighs 15.35 grams.


M637 - Tourmaline $ 220 (=~ CAN$ 283)
Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


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Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M637a.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M637b.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M637c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal from recent finds at the Aricanga Mine. Hot pink body color with a green cap. Complete all around and weighs 3.81 grams.


M603 - Quartz scepter $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Southern Zambia Province, Zambia
small cabinet - 7 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz scepter from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M603a.jpg] Quartz scepter from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M603b.jpg] Quartz scepter from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M603c.jpg]

Quartz scepter from recent finds in Zambia. The scepter head has both Amethyst and smokey coloration. Undamaged and double-terminated.


M618 - Peridot $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M618a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M618b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M618c.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M618d.jpg]

Highly gemmy and lustrous, vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster.


M619 - Peridot $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


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Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M619a.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M619b.jpg] Peridot from Pyaung Gaung, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M619c.jpg]

Highly gemmy and lustrous, vivid green Peridot crystal. Mogok is known for the world's best Peridot, though they much less common than crystals from Pakistan. They are characterized by great transparency and fine green color, often with surface etching. Larger crystals (such as Bill Larson's that has been the back cover of Mineralogical Record many times), even only 4-5cm, can cost in the many tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, they are just that rare and desirable. Though small, this crystal is gem quality internally and has high surface luster.
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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

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