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B847 - Morganite $ 2000
Skardu, Pakistan
cabinet - 14 x 12 x 10 cm


Morganite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b847a.jpg] Morganite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b847b.jpg] Morganite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b847c.jpg]

Large Morganite crystal a full 12cm wide across the termination. Glassy luster with interesting hexagonal growth structures across the top of the termination. There is a mass of light purple Lepidolite attached to the backside. Large, impressive gem crystal.


B848 - Apatite $ 750
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 4.8 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm


Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848a.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848b.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848c.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848d.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848e.jpg] Apatite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b848f.jpg]

Three purple Apatite crystals on Albite. Main crystal is 1.8cm wide with great purple color. Afghani purple Apatite can be great but ususally dissapoints with perhaps less than 10% of the specimen I see being of interest, when you can find any. This specimen delivers.


B849 - Apatite on Quartz $ 380
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b849a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b849b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b849c.jpg]

Purple Apatite crystals to 1cm atop Quartz. Undamaged and the Apatite has good luster.


B852 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 5000
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.8 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b852a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b852b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b852c.jpg]

Tall, gemmy Tanzanite crystal with attached Prehnite on one side. This is a natural, unheated crystal and has a honey/brown core at the bottom to prove it. In excellent condition all around with just a couple tiny, insignificant edge chips that can be found with a loupe.


B853 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 4.1 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853c.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 73 grams.


B854 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854d.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 35 grams.


B855 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 280
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b855a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b855b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b855c.jpg]

Fantastic partial Chrome Tourmaline crystal from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal has intense green coloration. It's not a complete crystal but the color is excellent. Weighs 22 grams.


B856 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 500
Landanai, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b856a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b856b.jpg]

Large partial Chrome Tourmaline crystal from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 110 grams.


B858 - Chrysocolla after Azurite $ 700 SOLD
Live Oak Mine, Inspiration, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm


Chrysocolla after Azurite from Live Oak Mine, Inspiration, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/b858a.jpg] Chrysocolla after Azurite from Live Oak Mine, Inspiration, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/b858b.jpg] Chrysocolla after Azurite from Live Oak Mine, Inspiration, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/b858c.jpg]

Chrysocolla after Azurite psuedos to 1.8cm. Excellent color! Ex. Evan Jones specimen.


B860 - Elbaite $ 350 SOLD
Astor Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3.0 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Elbaite from Astor Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b860a.jpg] Elbaite from Astor Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b860b.jpg]

Rare yellow Tourmaline crystal from Astor Valley. This area is noted for it's yellow Tourmaline but it is always hard to find. I just received this from a Paki friend who had held onto it for years.



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