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J659 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.7 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J659a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J659b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J659c.jpg]

Large Tsavorite crystal on Graphite. This is a very large single crystal 3.5cm wide. It is undamaged however there is a fracture running down the center of the crystal preventing from being priced in the thousands of dollars. It had a Calcite coating that was removed during cleaning and the fracture was also formerly filled with Calcite (now gone). It is stable and undamaged with good luster.


J651 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J651a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J651b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J651c.jpg]

Dense coverage of gemmy Tsavorite crystals, Diopside, and lsutrous metallic Pyrite crytals atop a matrix of Graphite. Undamaged.


J641 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J641a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J641b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J641c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of Diopside, Graphite, and Tsavorite crystals. The Diopside crytal is double-terminated. Floater specimen crystallized all around.


J330 - Augelite $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 2 cm


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Augelite from Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J330a.jpg] Augelite from Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J330b.jpg] Augelite from Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J330c.jpg]

Lustrous and sharp Augelite crystals well dispersed across the flat surface. Associated with Quartz and Pyrite. Undamaged.


J334 - Hematite $ 260 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 130
Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


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Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334a.jpg] Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334b.jpg] Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334c.jpg] Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334d.jpg]

Crystals of irridescent Hematite associated with Pyrite. Colorful sheens of reds and greens play across the surface of the crystals. Comes with an old Lawrence Conklin label.


J263 - Orpiment replacing fossil coral $ 125 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 62 SOLD
Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 1.2 cm


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Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J263a.jpg] Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J263b.jpg] Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J263c.jpg]

Specimen of Orpiment that has replaced fossilized coral. Sawcut on front face to show the coral structure.


J681 - Anglesite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


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Anglesite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J681a.jpg] Anglesite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J681b.jpg] Anglesite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J681c.jpg]

White Anglesite crystals to 1.5cm on a bit of blue, metallic matrix (Germanite?). There are also what appear to be small Wulfenite crystals in the matrix (Chillagite?). Some chipping but in overall good condition.


J392 - Wulfenite with Mimetite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 2.0 cm


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Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J392a.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J392b.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J392c.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J392d.jpg]

Wulfenite and Mimetite crystals scattered across a heavy, metallic sulfide matrix. Some green mineralization adds color contrast.  Great study specimen with hundreds of crystals.


J703 - Spessartine $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J703a.jpg] Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J703b.jpg] Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J703c.jpg]

Gemmy single Spessartine crystal from recents finds in Nigeria. The crystal is complete and transparent with a well saturated red/orange color. Most in the lot had contacts, this one is good all around.


K113 - Beryl (R) $ 220 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 110
Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia
cabinet - 13 x 3 x 2 cm


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Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113a.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113b.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113c.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113d.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113e.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113f.jpg]

Crystal of translucent green Beryl from the Strelley pegmatite, located approximatley 64 kilometres south-east of Port Hedland in Western Australia. The locality was originally mined for Cassiterite and Tantalite, however green Beryl was also recovered. This is a good size crystal from the John Saul collection. It is complete all around with good form and has been repaired in a few loactions.


J993 - Rose Quartz on Smokey Quartz $ 650 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 325 SOLD
Mount Mica, Paris, Maine, USA
cabinet - 12 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Rose Quartz on Smokey Quartz from Mount Mica, Paris, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/J993a.jpg] Rose Quartz on Smokey Quartz from Mount Mica, Paris, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/J993b.jpg] Rose Quartz on Smokey Quartz from Mount Mica, Paris, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/J993c.jpg]

Beautiful formation of deep Rose Quartz crystals atop a Smokey Quartz crystal. The Rose Quartz cluster is 6cm wide. Good color contrast with the Rose Quartz grown on smooth crystals faces of the Smokey Quartz. Good looking specimen and I love the Maine pedigree. .


J956 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J956a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J956b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J956c.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J956d.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j956aa.jpg]

Large Tsavorite crystals on a matrix of Pyrite, Quartz, Graphite and another unidentified dark purple mineral. The crystals are large, reaching 2.7cm wide. There is two lower left side crystals but overall it's in good condition. There are also some good individual Graphite crystals present. Matrix Tsavorite spcimens with such large crystals are uncommon.


J763 - Dioptase $ 950 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 475
Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo
cabinet - 11 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763a.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763b.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763c.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763d.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763e.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763f.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763g.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/J763i.jpg]

Bright and lustrous Dioptase crystals on a tan rock matrix. This specimen has interesting crystallization with both cup-shaped formations of solid Diptase and crystals with somewhat wheat-sheaf formations. There are also occasional tiny yellow Wulfenites present.


J243 - Spinel $ 125 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 62 SOLD
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J243a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J243b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J243c.jpg]

Complete octahedral pink Spinel crystal with good color. Slight edge chipping. A very good spinel.


J616 - Fluorite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Rogerly Mine, Durham, England
cabinet - 11.1 x 6.8 x 3.8 cm


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Fluorite from Rogerly Mine, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/J616a.jpg] Fluorite from Rogerly Mine, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/J616b.jpg] Fluorite from Rogerly Mine, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/J616c.jpg]

Transparent forest green color Fluorite crystals cover the entire top of the matrix. The largest single crystal is 3.0cm wide, located in the center of the specimen. It came from the mining activity done at Rogerly in the early 2000's. Bottom has been sawn flat to better display the specimen. Out of a collection, the invoice from 2006 shows a price of $185.

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