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TZ117 - Tanzanite $ 9000 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 2.8 x 1.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz117a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz117b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz117c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz117d.jpg]

Complete and gemmy Tanzanite crystal, well crystallized all around. Undamaged except for a few trivial 1mm nicks and with strong blue, purple, and red color (up the C-axis). Natural, unheated crystal with rich color and good luster.


A315 - Elbaite $ 2400 SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 5 cm


Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a315a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a315b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a315c.jpg]

Spectacular Tourmaline specimen consisting of 21 yellow tipped Elbaites speared though Quartz and Feldspar crystals. A fully crystallized all around floater specimen unlike any I've ever had. 8 of the crystals are double terminated, the others are either not terminated on the other side or do not fully penetrate the Quartz. Not only is the formation spectacular, but the yellow color is uncommon in Tourmaline.


A316 - Elbaite $ 400 SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.8 x 3.3 x 3 cm


Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a316a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a316b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a316c.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a316d.jpg]

Spectacular Tourmaline specimen consisting of 5 yellow tipped Elbaites, 4 of which are speared though Quartz and Feldspar crystals. A fully crystallized all around floater specimen unlike any I've ever had. 2 of the crystals are double terminated. Not only is the formation spectacular, but the yellow color is uncommon in Tourmaline.


US149 - Benitoite $ 1500 SOLD
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm


Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us149a.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us149b.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us149c.jpg]

Fine specimen composed of 7 deep blue Benitoite crystals. Two of the crystals are triply terminated, largest crystal reaches 1.7cm wide.


US151 - Benitoite $ 600 SOLD
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us151a.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us151b.jpg]

Two Benitoite crystals that contrast well against the white Natrolite matrix. Crystals are translucent with good blue color. The largest is 1.2cm and essentially triply terminated (one termination is intergrown withthe Natrolite).


US152 - Benitoite $ 2600 SOLD
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 7.7 x 6.3 x 2 cm


Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us152a.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us152b.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us152c.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us152d.jpg]

Approximately 50-60 deep blue Benitoite crystals on schist matrix with Natrolite (and one Joaquinite!). One crystal shows damage and some show etching. Great coverage, great color, pics say it all.


US153 - Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite $ 800
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
miniature - 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm


Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us153a.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us153b.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us153c.jpg]

A 2.8cm vertically oriented Neptunite with a 1.5cm Benitoite and two small golden Joaquinite crystals. Nice structure and very attractive.


NA627 - Manganoan Adamite $ 800 SOLD
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na627a.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na627b.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na627c.jpg]

Dark Geothite matrix covered by lustrous white and purple Adamite crystals.


NA628 - Manganoan Adamite $ 900
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 3 cm


Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na628a.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na628b.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na628c.jpg]

Large, lustrous white and purple Adamite crystals. Crystals are undamaged and reach 3cm in length.



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