Mixed Minerals


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B226 - Adamite $ 180
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b226a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b226b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b226c.jpg]

Large single Adamite crystal, 2 x 1cm, with yellow and purple coloration.


B228 - Grandidierite $ 2500 SOLD
Anosy Region, Tulear Province, Madagascar
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 3.3 cm


Grandidierite from Anosy Region, Tulear Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b228a.jpg] Grandidierite from Anosy Region, Tulear Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b228b.jpg] Grandidierite from Anosy Region, Tulear Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/b228c.jpg]

A superb example of this rare mineral with individual crystals over 4cm long. The Grandidierite is a translucent teal blue with termination faces present on a couple of the small crystals. Sawcut at base. I like this specimen more than any currently posted on Mindat.


B229 - Diopside on Graphite $ 1400 SOLD
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 3.3 x 2 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b229a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b229b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b229c.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b229d.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b229e.jpg]

A gemmy, double-terminated Diopside crystal perched atop crystalline Graphite. Superb luster and undamaged. Diopside crystal is 2.1cm long. There are also other small crystals present mixed amongst the Graphite crystals.


B230 - Sphalerite $ 150 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b230a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b230b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b230c.jpg]

A perfect floater crystal, translucent with orange/red coloration. Small but rare quality!


B231 - Chrysoberyl $ 250 SOLD
Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Chrysoberyl from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b231a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b231b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b231c.jpg]

Complete sixling crystal, good on both sides.


B232 - Chrysoberyl $ 75 SOLD
Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.0 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Chrysoberyl from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b232a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b232b.jpg]

Complete sixling crystal, good on both sides.


B234 - Alabandite $ 450 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b234a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b234b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b234c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b234d.jpg]

Large single Alabandite crystal with both smooth and stepped faces present, and attached Graphite and Diopside. Merelani Alabandites are easily the world's largest and best examples, and this one is a big one and with interesting form.


B235 - Alabandite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b235a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b235b.jpg]

Single octahedral Alabandite crystal with relatively smooth and sharp faces. Merelani Alabandites are easily the world's largest and best examples of the species.


B236 - Turquoise $ 40 SOLD
Karkaralinsk, Karagandy Prov., Kazakhstan
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.4 x 0.2 cm


Turquoise from Karkaralinsk, Karagandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/b236a.jpg]

Three colors of Turquoise - a medium blue, blue/green, and a dark inky blue, all in a dark brown matrix. Beautiful coloration and unusual. A nodule that has been cut and polished on one side..


B237 - Kyanite $ 50 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Kyanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b237a.jpg] Kyanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b237b.jpg] Kyanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b237c.jpg]

Translucent Kyanite crystal color zoned with light blue and an intense deep blue, the superb coloration you come to expect from Merelani.



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