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T31 - Tanzanite $ 2000 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1000 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t31a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t31b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t31c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous gem Tanzanite crystal, complete all around and undamaged, excellent rich color. What else can you say, just a great gem quality crystal, 2.7 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm.


B417 - Dioptase $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225 SOLD
Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6 x 5.0 x 3 cm


Dioptase from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b417a.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b417b.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b417c.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b417d.jpg]

Colorful Diop specimen with isolated crystals spread across a vuggy brown and blue matrix. Central crystal is 1.3cm and stands up off the matrix and is glassy and perfect all around. there are larger crystals present but not as well exposed as this one. The blue Shattuckite and structure of the specimen make this an appealing piece.


B169 - Fluorite $ 2500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1250
Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia
cabinet - 10 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/b169a.jpg] Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/b169b.jpg] Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/b169c.jpg]

A 4cm Fluorite cube on matrix with Sphalerite. The Fluorite is a sea foam green with inclusions of white Aragonite needles. Fluorites from this find and this particular color are uncommon and hard to find. There is minor chipping present, otherwise the crystal is pristine with glassy luster and razor sharp edges. A hard to find piece for a Fluorite collector.


TZ434 - Dravite $ 850 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 425 SOLD
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.3 x 3.1 x 3 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz434a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz434b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz434c.jpg]

Large translucent, rootbeer colored Dravite crystal with a very sharp change to white, cat's-eye Dravite. These part rootbeer/part cat's-eye crystals are much less common than normal crystals from the find, and crystals with such a sharp delineation between the two even more so. Weighs 125 grams.


A147 - Dravite $ 1800 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 900
Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal
large cabinet - 16 x 11 x 8 cm


Dravite from Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/a147a.jpg] Dravite from Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/a147b.jpg] Dravite from Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/a147c.jpg] Dravite from Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/a147d.jpg]

Large mass of golden mica studded with Dravite crystals. Crystal reach 5.5cm long and are up to 2.8cm thick and are a transparent brown when backlit. This was mined in 1993 - I bought it in Nepal myself back in 1993. I count 12 crystals, and there are undoubtedly more within the mica.


AF168 - Cerussite with Smithsonite $ 2000 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1000
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.2 x 5 x 3.2 cm


Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af168a.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af168b.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af168c.jpg]

A 2.5cm sixling of Smokey Cerussite associated with pink Smithsonite crystals. There is some slight damage on the Cerussite, but the neat association and the overall visual impact of the piece much more than overcome it.


A391 - Opal SOLD
Quilpie, Queensland, Australia
cabinet - 12 x 7 x 4.5 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


Opal from Quilpie, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/a391a.jpg] Opal from Quilpie, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/a391b.jpg]

Large nodule containing a zone of precious opal, primarily in blues and purple and green colors.


NA289 - Caledonite $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 750 SOLD
Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California [db_pics/pics/na289a.jpg] Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California [db_pics/pics/na289b.jpg] Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California [db_pics/pics/na289c.jpg]

Open vug in matrix lined with bright blue Caledonite crystals, including an number of large crystals that reach 8mm in size. Rare and spectacular specimen. .


J14 - Jeremejevite $ 800 SOLD
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.9 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j14a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j14b.jpg]

Long, highly etched Jeremejevite crystal with great blue color and good luster and transparency. You don't see 3.9cm Jeremejevites too often. No damage.


A128 - Fluorite $ 850 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 425 SOLD
Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan, China
large cabinet - 19 x 17 x 9 cm


Fluorite from Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a128a.jpg] Fluorite from Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a128b.jpg] Fluorite from Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a128c.jpg]

Large, transparent green cubes of Fluorite. Largest crystal is 8cm across the face. Internally transparent with some glassy faces and some frosted faces. Big and showy.


A777 - Fluorite $ 650 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 325 SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
large cabinet - 18 x 9 x 8 cm


Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a777a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a777b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a777c.jpg]

Glassy, clear Fluorite cubes forming large cluster of stalactites. The base is an interconnected group of stalactites with about 4 rising up off the base to 15 cm long, with the fourth tallest missing a tip. Biggest of the lot, 18 x 9 x 8 cm.


A274 - Herderite $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 750 SOLD
Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Herderite from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a274a.jpg] Herderite from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a274b.jpg] Herderite from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a274c.jpg] Herderite from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a274d.jpg]

Glassy 2.7cm lime green Herderite crystal atop Albite. These are very hard to find and I have not seen new material of this color in years, 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm.


AF879 - Anglesite $ 500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 250 SOLD
Touissit Mine, Morocco
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af879a.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af879b.jpg]

A 4.5 x 3.2 cm main crystal dominates this specimen. The main crystal has two beautiful and distinct phantoms about 3/4 the way up. There is unfortunaltely some damage along one side of the main crystal, however does not detract significantly when compared to the impact of the main crystal. Size 5 x 5 x 4 cm.


A518 - Tourmaline $ 500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 250 SOLD
Pech, Kunnar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Pech, Kunnar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a518a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pech, Kunnar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a518b.jpg]

Thick gem Tourmaline from new find in Afghanistan with a pointed, pyramidal terminations. Facet quality for the entire length except for one internal fracture line. Glassy luster, complete and undamaged. 26.5 carats in weight, 2.9 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm.


NA276 - Lazulite $ 850 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 425 SOLD
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
cabinet - 13 x 12.5 x 3.5 cm


Lazulite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/na276a.jpg] Lazulite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/na276b.jpg] Lazulite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/na276c.jpg]

Bright Blue Lazulite crystals to 1.2 cm long thickly clustered on thin matrix plate. I bought a large lot fo these years ago and the few specimens with the white micro crystals coating the Lazulite (apatite? Brazilianite?) alwas had the brightest blue crystals, and this was the best of such specimens. Quartz and Siderite in association, backside also crystallized with smaller crystals, 13 x 12.5 x 3.5 cm.



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