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T490 - Tsavorite $ 800 (=~ ¥ 81633)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t490a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t490b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t490c.jpg]

Jewel-like crystals of Tsavorite on a Graphite matrix. The Tsavorites have excellent color and are transparent and undamaged. The main cluster is 2 intergrown crystals that together are 1.2cm wide.


T491 - Tourmaline $ 1200 (=~ ¥ 122449)
Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.1 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


Tourmaline from Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t491a.jpg] Tourmaline from Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t491b.jpg]

Fantastically colored Tourmaline crystal of light blue over a pink/red core. Undamaged with a partial crystal attached near the base. Weighs 13.5 grams.


T492 - Tanzanite $ 6500 (=~ ¥ 663265)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492c.jpg]

Gem quality Tanzanite crystal with attached Graphite, Calcite, and Diopside. One micro nick on one edge, otherwise perfect and undamaged. Natural, unheated crystal with particularly good aesthetics.


T493 - Stibiotantalite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 40816) SOLD
Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Stibiotantalite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t493a.jpg] Stibiotantalite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t493b.jpg] Stibiotantalite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t493c.jpg]

Rare yellow crystal of Stibiotantalite. Though unterminated, these yellow crystals are very uncommon and this is only the first I've owned. Translucent and undamaged, though the top is a contact face.


T494 - Brucite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 30612)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494d.jpg]

Elegant, wavy cluster of solid Brucite from a new find that grades from white to bright lemon yellow. Undamaged.


T496 - Brucite $ 180 (=~ ¥ 18367) SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t496a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t496b.jpg]

Thin growths of solid Brucite from a new find that grades from white to bright lemon yellow. Crystallized on front and backside with some attached matrix. Undamaged.


T498 - Brucite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 25510)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.4 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t498a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t498b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t498c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of solid, light to lemon yellow Brucite from a new find. Good crystals all around the edges.


T499 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 550 (=~ ¥ 56122) SOLD
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t499a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t499b.jpg]

Paticularly fine quality chrome tourmaline crystal (chromium or vandium rich Dravite) with top color and good transparency. Undamaged.


T500 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350 (=~ ¥ 35714)
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500d.jpg]

Paticularly fine quality chrome tourmaline crystal (chromium or vandium rich Dravite) with top color and good transparency. one tiny (1mm or less) chip on one edge, otherwise undamaged.


T501 - Amethyst $ 450 (=~ ¥ 45918)
Madagascar
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.7 x 1.8 cm


Amethyst from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t501a.jpg] Amethyst from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t501b.jpg] Amethyst from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t501c.jpg] Amethyst from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/t501d.jpg]

Double-sceptered Japan-law twin Quartz. Milky Quartz with Amethyst tips. Nearly a floater with just a tiny point of contact on the bottom. I found two small chips, otherwise it's undamaged and crystallized all around.


T502 - Prehnite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 28571) SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


Prehnite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t502a.jpg] Prehnite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t502b.jpg] Prehnite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t502c.jpg]

Purple tipped Prehnite crystals. Crystals to 1.3 cm tall. Some crystals are broken off the cluster.


T503 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 180 (=~ ¥ 18367)
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 2 cm


Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503c.jpg]

Two Tourmaline crystals on a Quartz crystal. This is one I've had for about 40 years, purchased from Frasiers rock shop in Berkeley back in the 70s.



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