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J722 - Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside $ 275 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 138
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


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Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722a.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722b.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722c.jpg] Tsavorite, Sphene, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J722d.jpg]

Fine quality and unusual floater cluster of elongated Tsavorite crystals, brown Sphene crystals, and glassy Diopside crystals. Well crystallized on all sides.


J728 - Descloizite $ 260 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 130 SOLD
Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 14 x 8 x 7 cm


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Descloizite from Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J728a.jpg] Descloizite from Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J728b.jpg] Descloizite from Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J728c.jpg]

Sparkling red microcrystals of Descloizite with an uncommon red/orange coloration. The Descolizite is present over an area 10cm wide. Neat old specimen out of a collection from an obscure and defunct USA locality.


J185 - Apatite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J185a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J185b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J185c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Undamaged.


J183 - Apatite $ 80 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 40
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J183a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J183b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J183c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Chipping on one edge otherwise undamaged.


J159 - Spinel $ 100 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 50
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J159a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J159b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J159c.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystals from a new find. Complete all around with minor chipping in areas but in overall good condition. Good luster and translucency.


SM948 - Prehnite $ 80 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 40
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM948a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM948b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM948c.jpg]

Radial clusters of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Complete all around with some Graphite. Excellent example of what many say is the world's best Prehnite. Undamaged floater crystallized all around with a flat area where it grew against another crystal.


SM947 - Prehnite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM947a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM947b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM947c.jpg]

Radial clusters of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Complete all around with minor Calcite and Graphite. Excellent example of what many say is the world's best Prehnite. Undamaged floater crystallized all around.


SM928 - Kyanite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM928a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM928b.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM806 - Baryte with Sphalerite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
cabinet - 14.0 x 10.5 x 6.5 cm


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Baryte with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM806a.jpg] Baryte with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM806b.jpg] Baryte with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM806c.jpg] Baryte with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/SM806f.jpg]

During the 1960's and 1970's, The Elmwood Mine in Tennessee was a prolific source of large Sphalerite, Baryte, Galena, and Calcite specimens. This is a well-preserved example from that era that shows white granular Baryte in association with dark wine-red Sphalerite crystals. In great shape with no damage and the only point of attachment seen on the bottom. It retains an old dealer label from 1977. Weight is 3lb, 6.5oz.


SM835 - Azurite with Malachite $ 500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 250
Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China
large cabinet - 17.0 x 12.0 x 10.0 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835e.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui, China [db_pics/pics/SM835f.jpg]

This specimen is composed entirely of Azurite and Malachite veins with several open cavities showing high luster blue crystals of the Azurite - essentially a large Malachite geode lined with Azurite crystals. A very showy large cabinet size of the species. Weight approximately 4.0lbs.


SM834 - Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Zacatecas, Mexico
cabinet - 14.5 x 9.3 x 6.5 cm


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Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM834a.jpg] Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM834b.jpg] Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM834c.jpg] Jamesonite with iridescent sulfides from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM834d.jpg]

Large specimen of metallic-gray Jamesonite needles are richly scattered in and amongst hundreds of iridescent multi-colored Chalcopyrite and Pyrite crystals. An excellent cabinet size specimen from the famous Mexican locality. Weight is 1lb, 15oz. or 875 grams.


AR21 - Rutile in Quartz $ 125 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 62
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21a.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21b.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21c.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent Quartz crystals densely included with silvery crystals of Rutile. Main crystal is undamaged.


AR7 - Wulfenite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200
Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Wulfenite from Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria [db_pics/pics/AR7a.jpg] Wulfenite from Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria [db_pics/pics/AR7b.jpg]

Blocky orange Wulfenite crystals in a mound shaped cluster. These thick crystals were much less common than the more typical thin crystals found here. Old hard to find specimen. Crystals reach 1.1cm on edge, undamaged.


SM956 - Spessartine $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM956a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM956b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM956c.jpg]

Complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. A small amount of edge wear on one edge. Minimal black inclusions with many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 60 carats.


AR31 - Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Tsumeb, Nammibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.7 x 4.0 cm


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Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31c.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31d.jpg]

Classic Tsumeb specimen of Dioptase on white Calcite. Super lustrous, transluscent dark green Dioptase crystals in small clusters and isolated crystals. Areas of lighter green color Duftite are in association. There is damage to a couple of the Dioptase crystals, but the vast majority are fine and undamaged.

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