Selected Specimens

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K860 - Prehnite $ 150
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/K860a-2.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K860b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K860c.jpg]

Individual crystals and crystal groups of translucent yellow Prehnite. Merelani Prehnite is among the best in the world, and specimens from recent finds such as this are among the best ever found at the locality. Solid Prehnite with a bit of attached Graphite on the backside. Large, gemmy crystals radiating out in all directions. The cluster is complete all around and translucent throughout. Undamaged except for at the bottom where it intergrew with a Tanzanite crystal, and some bit of remaining Tanzanite are present.


K428 - Chrysoberyl 'Cats-eye' $ 120
Brazil
thumbnail - 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Chrysoberyl 'Cats-eye' from Brazil [db_pics/pics/K428a.jpg]

A round cabochon of golden yellow Chrysoberyl that shows a sharp cat's eye effect. Weighs 0.45 carats.


K975 - Spessartine $ 450
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K975a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K975b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K975c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K975d.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with large size, good form, and good color. Slight edge chipping but very limited and overall in great condition.


K531 - Spessartine $ 275
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K531a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K531b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K531c.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good color and transparent gem zones. Very trivial edge wear, essentially undamaged.


K894 - Spessartine $ 275
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894d.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good color. There is an area of black inclusions, but the large amount of transparent gem zones in the rest of the crystal more than makes of for it. Minor edge wear and a contact where it grew against another crystal, but complete and in overall good condition.


K529 - Spessartine $ 375
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K529a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K529b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K529c.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good color. There are areas of black inclusions, but the large amount of transparent gem zones in the rest of the crystal more than makes of for it. Minor edge wear and a contact where it grew against another crystal, but complete and in overall good condition.


K390 - Spessartine $ 150
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K390a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K390b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K390c.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good color. There is an area of black inclusions, but the large amount of transparent gem zones in the rest of the crystal more than makes of for it. Minor edge wear and a bit of dammage to one face, but complete and in overall good condition.


D349 - Liddicoatite $ 650
Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
miniature - 4 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349c.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349d.jpg]

Transparent single Liddicoatite crystal with a yellow/brown base grasing up to a more reddish brown at the termination. Complete all around and somewhat rectangular in cross-section. Unusual crystal weighing 31.5 grams.


D351 - Smokey Quartz on Feldspar $ 120
Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351a.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351b.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351c.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351d.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351e.jpg]

Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from a well known California locality. This is a great example out of an old collection. The Quartz is 2.5cm and transparent - much more so than average specimens from the locality, and in perfect condition. A fine quality specimen, especially for a California suite.


M709 - Enstatite $ 125
Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709b.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709c.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709d.jpg]

Complete single gem crystal, facet quality. Good luster and a good, though slightly etched, termination. Crystals from this find are usually only suitable for facet rough as most are unterminated and etched, in fact this crystal was pulled from facet rough. Specimen quality Enstatite crystals are uncommon.


M791 - Tsavorite $ 125
Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791d.jpg]

Single Tsavorite crystal with good glassy luster a bright green coloration.


D293 - Harmotome $ 125 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 62
Strontian, Argyll, Scotland
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm


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Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293a.jpg] Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293b.jpg] Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293c.jpg]

Pearlescent white Harmotome crystals on matrix. An uncommon classic from Scotland.


D294 - Tarnowitzite $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294a.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294b.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294c.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294d.jpg]

Pearlescent white Tarnowitzite crystals covering the top surface of matrix. A Tsumeb classic.


D435 - Liddicoatite $ 350
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 0.3 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cut parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have otherwise appeared to be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by a thin yellow zone, then bright pink surrounding a transparent red central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 8.71 grams.


D436 - Liddicoatite $ 300
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
thumbnail - 3 x 2.4 x 0.4 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cut parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by a clear zone, then a thin green zone, then finally a bright pink, transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 6.58 grams.

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