Selected Specimens

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M915 - Epidote on Sphene $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 792)
Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915a.jpg] Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915c.jpg] Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915d.jpg] Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915e.jpg] Epidote on Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M915.mp4]

This is one heck of a nice thumbnail featuring a spray formation of green Epiodte attached tothe tip of a transparent Sphene crystal. Excellent aethetics and the spray is undamaged, specimen only has a bit of chipping along the base of the Sphene on one side. Really nice one!


M924 - Tourmaline $ 225 (=~ AUS$ 297)
Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.3 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M924a.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M924b.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M924c.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M924d.jpg]

Gemmy lavender colored Tourmaline with green zones and a green termination. Glassy and undamaged with natural etching. Weighs 5.47 grams.


M320 - Azurite $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 99)
Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.3 cm


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Azurite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M320a.jpg] Azurite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M320b.jpg] Azurite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M320c.jpg] Azurite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M320d.jpg]

Specimen of solid Azurite with crystal lined vugs all over. An old classic out a collection built in the 1980s.


D352 - Zircon $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D352a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D352b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D352c.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D352d.jpg]

Single gemmy Zircon crystal with a nice wine red to red brown coloration. Complete all around and undamaged except for some slight edge chipping. Smooth, flat crystal faces on the termination with surface growth patterns on the prism faces, which is common with these crystals.


D353 - Zircon $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D353a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D353b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D353c.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D353d.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D353e.jpg]

Single gemmy Zircon crystal with a nice wine red to red brown coloration. Complete all around and undamaged. Smooth, flat crystal faces on the termination with undulating surface growth patterns on the prism faces, which is common with these crystals. Good transparency!


K926 - Azurite $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 99)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K926a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K926b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K926c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K926d.jpg]

Superb electric blue Azurite crystals forming a stacked grouping. This is from the watercourse pocket (also called the elegant pocket or spiderweb pocket) that was opened in 2013. Crystals with superb color and top, wet luster. Main crystal is 1.5cm and sits on top for maximum display.


M890 - Ilvaite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.3 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890c.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890d.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M890e.jpg]

Thick, glossy single black Ilvaite crystal with typical chisel-shaped termination. There is a small green Quartz crystal attached to the side. Complete all around. Good large, thick crystal.


M894 - Ilvaite $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 99)
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
thumbnail - 3 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M894a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M894b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M894c.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M894d.jpg]

Glossy single black Ilvaite crystal with typical chisel-shaped termination. Complete all around.


M927 - Quartz $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
Guananjuato, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Quartz from Guananjuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M927a.jpg] Quartz from Guananjuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M927b.jpg] Quartz from Guananjuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M927c.jpg] Quartz from Guananjuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M927d.jpg]

Single skeletal Quartz crystal with clay inclusions. Crystallized all around and in excellent condition with very minor chipping. Old specimen and neat locality piece. Out of an old collection built in the 1980s, and comes with an old label that shows a date of 1983.


K878 - Tsavorite $ 275 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K878a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K878b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K878c.jpg]

Large single crystal, glassy and transparent.


M794 - Tsavorite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 264)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M794a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M794b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M794c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M794d.jpg]

Large single crystal, glassy and transparent.


M543 - Smokey Quartz on Feldspar $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 99)
Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm


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Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M543a.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M543b.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M543c.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M543e.jpg]

Cluster of transparent Smokey Quartz crystals intergrown with Feldspar crystals from the pegmatite wall.


M932 - Tsavorite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 264)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.3 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M932a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M932e.jpg]

A very nice 9mm single crystal in Graphite matrix. The color is a deep green and it's undamaged. There are Diopside, Pyrite, and Calcite in association.


D204 - Tourmaline $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 594)
Poa Alta Mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm


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Tourmaline from Poa Alta Mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D204a.jpg] Tourmaline from Poa Alta Mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D204b.jpg] Tourmaline from Poa Alta Mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D204c.jpg] Tourmaline from Poa Alta Mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D204d.jpg]

Colorful and interesting Tourmaline crystal from the lesser known Poa Alta Mine. The lower is red and then the crystal alternates between various shades of greens and reds, then ends with a very thin purple pink termination. Complete all around and undamaged and has a natural indentation from another crystal on the lower backside. Weighs 6.37 grams.


D205 - Tourmaline $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1980)
Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


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Tourmaline from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D205a.jpg] Tourmaline from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D205b.jpg] Tourmaline from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D205c.jpg] Tourmaline from Sapo Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D205d.jpg]

Blue-cap Tourmaline crystal from the famous Sapo Mine. The lower core is red, followed by a blue/green zone then a deep blue termination. Complete all around and undamaged except for one trivial edge chip. Weighs 7.37 grams.
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