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AF927 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 110 SOLD
Uis Pegmatite, Kunene Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.8 x 1 cm


Elbaite on Quartz from Uis Pegmatite, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af927a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Uis Pegmatite, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af927b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Uis Pegmatite, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af927c.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Uis Pegmatite, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af927d.jpg]

Double terminated, floater Quartz crystal with an attached, terminated pink Elbaite crystal. Undamaged Quartz crystal that is totally transparent with alternating lightly frosted luster faces and highly lustrous faces.


AF928 - Elbaite $ 200 SOLD
Uis Pegmatite, Kunene Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Elbaite from Uis Pegmatite, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af928a.jpg] Elbaite from Uis Pegmatite, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af928b.jpg] Elbaite from Uis Pegmatite, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af928c.jpg]

Absolute GEM of an Elbaite crystal - facet quality top to bottom. Aside from the total gemmyness, cool termination, and general perfection, it has an interesting color with a zone of red bounded above and below by green stripes. Top quality.


AF929 - Dravite $ 350 SOLD
Nchongo, Umba Valley, Tanzania
small cabinet - 2.2 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Dravite from Nchongo, Umba Valley, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af929a.jpg] Dravite from Nchongo, Umba Valley, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af929b.jpg]

Single Dravite crystal exhibiting the "Usambara effect" color change (named after nearby mountains). This is a different type of color change than the Alexandrite effect, where the color changes in different types of lighting. In this case, the Dravite crystal appears green in normal lighting, however when a single light source is transmitted through the crystal, at a certain thickness, a sudden color shift from green to red is observed, while less thick areas remain green. Well terminated, complete crystal.


AF930 - Libethenite $ 200 SOLD
Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm


Libethenite from Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af930a.jpg] Libethenite from Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af930b.jpg] Libethenite from Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/af930c.jpg]

Three dark forest green Libethenite crystals that contrast nicely against the lighter colored matrix. This locality produced the world's best Libethenite, and this is a choice thumbnail from that find. Undamaged.


AF931 - Demantoid Garnet $ 425 SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm


Demantoid Garnet from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af931a.jpg] Demantoid Garnet from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af931b.jpg] Demantoid Garnet from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af931c.jpg]

Fine, 1.2 cm Demantoid crystal perfectly perched atop matrix. The crystals has a great green color and is translucent with lots of gemmy zones. Undamaged specimen that stands out amongst others from this locality.


AF932 - Scorodite $ 3200 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Scorodite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af932a.jpg] Scorodite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af932b.jpg] Scorodite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af932c.jpg] Scorodite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af932d.jpg]

Single prismatic Scorodite with SUPERB gemmy blue zone at termination - you could facet a gemstone from the termination. Ex. Rice museum specimen. Undamaged.


AF933 - Diopside $ 100 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af933a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af933b.jpg]

Single gem crystal, complete all around and undamaged, with a shallow indentation on backside where another crystal intergrew. Top electric green color, from the famous December 2007 pocket that produced these crystals of exceptional color.


A864 - Indicolite $ 1500 SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm


Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a864a.jpg] Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a864b.jpg] Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a864c.jpg] Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a864d.jpg]

Fine gem quality Indicolite perfectly accented with some attached Albite at the base. Undamaged.


A865 - Spinel $ 220 SOLD
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a865a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a865b.jpg]

Sharp, lustrous single crystal with smooth faces and lots of gem zones. High quality, undamaged single crystal.


A866 - Zoisite $ 1400 SOLD
Alchuri, Skardu District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.1 cm


Zoisite from Alchuri, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a866a.jpg] Zoisite from Alchuri, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a866b.jpg] Zoisite from Alchuri, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a866c.jpg]

Green "Tanzanite" crystal from Pakistan. These have always been intriguing to me as only the second locality I'm aware of that produces gem quality Zoisite, however production was always very sporadic and nothing has been turning up for years. I bought this about 15 years ago and it has been in my collection ever since. The left side of the crystal has some gemmy zones with great green coloration. Complete all around.


A867 - Sapphire SOLD
Luc Yen, Yen Bai Prov., Vietnam
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm


Sapphire from Luc Yen, Yen Bai Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a867a.jpg] Sapphire from Luc Yen, Yen Bai Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a867b.jpg]

Cluster of translucent pink Sapphire crystals. Largest crystal is 1.8cm long and complete all around.


A868 - Scapolite $ 240 SOLD
Badakshan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


Scapolite from Badakshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a868a.jpg] Scapolite from Badakshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a868b.jpg]

Single purple Scapolite with tremendous transparency - 100% facet quality. Beautiful crystal.


A869 - Liddicoatite $ 100 SOLD
Minh Tien, Luc Yen, Yen Bai Prov., Vietnam
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm


Liddicoatite from Minh Tien, Luc Yen, Yen Bai Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a869a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Minh Tien, Luc Yen, Yen Bai Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a869b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Minh Tien, Luc Yen, Yen Bai Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a869c.jpg]

Color zoned pair of Liddicoatite crystals with three distinct color bands, yellow to green with a red termination. The green band is unusually distinct. A somewhat flattened crystal which really allows the light to pass through and show off the colors. Lustrous and undamaged.


A870 - Apatite $ 75 SOLD
Nuristan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Apatite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a870a.jpg] Apatite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a870b.jpg] Apatite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a870c.jpg]

Terminated, translucent orange/pink Apatite crystal on a bed of Quartz crystals.


A871 - Spinel $ 95 SOLD
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1 cm


Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a871a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a871b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a871c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a871d.jpg]

Gem quality spinel crystals to 1cm. Dark purple color, the transparency is evident with a little bit of backlighting. All are undamaged and one is an interesting twin crystal.



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