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TS178 - Cerussite $ 7500 SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 5 cm


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Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts178a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts178b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts178c.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts178d.jpg]

Large, complete Cerussite in amazing condition considering it's a large, old, and brittle mineral - I can only a few small areas of contact or damage and even the bottom is crystallized. These fine, large Cerussites from Tsumeb are increasingly hard to acquire


TZ140 - Tanzanite with Prehnite $ 2800 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2.4 x 2.5 cm


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Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz140a.jpg] Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz140b.jpg] Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz140c.jpg] Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz140d.jpg] Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz140e.jpg]

High quality Tanzanite crystal, very gemmy near termination. The luster on the crystal is superb, and the upper 2cm is transparent and gem grade. There is some pale yellow Prehnite on one face, and Graphite and Calcite on others, along with another 2.2 cm Tanzanite crystal. Natural, unheated crystal.


TZ142 - Tanzanite on Calcite $ 400 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz142a.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz142b.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz142c.jpg]

Fine thumbnail of a gem quality Tanzanite attached to a euhedral Calcite crystal. Great crystal, undamaged.


AF816 - Azurite $ 350
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm


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Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816c.jpg]

Single Azurite crystal with lots of small side crystals. Good luster and undamaged.


A322 - Elbaite with Beryl on Albite $ 1500
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3.6 cm


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Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322a.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322b.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322c.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322d.jpg]

Fine, floater specimen of a spherical cluster of Albite bladed crystals with attached Elbaite and Beryl. The largest Elbaite is a double-terminated 4.3 cm crystal with a translucent sea green color. The Beryl is colorless and 2 cm wide. Fine and undamaged and good from all angles.


A323 - Beryl with Elbaite and Albite $ 400 SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3.6 cm


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Beryl with Elbaite and Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a323a.jpg] Beryl with Elbaite and Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a323b.jpg] Beryl with Elbaite and Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a323c.jpg]

Interesting floater specimen of a colorless to pale blue Beryl. Attached to one side is a green Elbaite that is naturally curved caused by fraturing and rehealing in the pagmatite pocket in which it grew. On the other side is a translucent Albite rising up and away from the Beryl. The bottom is rehealed making this a floater. Undamaged with a nice composition.


A324 - Zircon $ 900 SOLD
Manogay, Dari-i-Pech, Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Zircon from Manogay, Dari-i-Pech, Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a324a.jpg] Zircon from Manogay, Dari-i-Pech, Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a324b.jpg]

Sharply formed 1.3 cm crystal of deep red Zircon in a Quartz and Mica matrix. This is as good a Zircon crystal as I have seen from this locality, and you don't see many of these for sale anymore.Undamaged and translucent.

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