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J715 - Diopside with Tsavorite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715a.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715b.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715c.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715d.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715e.jpg]

Cluster of Diopside crystals with attached Tsavorite. A couple small points of contact present but it's basically a floater with Diopside crystals sticking out in all directions. The Tsavorite are bright and gemmy!


J714 - Tsavorite $ 150 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J714a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J714b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J714c.jpg]

Cluster of bright green Tsavorite crystals. The specimen is composed of Tsavorites of the elongated/faden habit with a number groups all intergrown together. Crystallized all around.


J718 - Diopside with Tsavorite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718a.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718b.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718c.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718d.jpg]

Diopside crystals intergrown with elongated Tsavorite crystals. Crystallized all around. The Tsavorite are bright and gemmy and up to 7mm long.


J719 - Graphite in Tsavorite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Graphite in Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J719a.jpg] Graphite in Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J719b.jpg] Graphite in Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J719c.jpg]

Sharp single Tsavorite crystal with two very good inclusions of singel Graphite crystals.


J720 - Tsavorite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J720a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J720b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J720c.jpg]

Sharp single Tsavorite crystal with good color and attached Pyrite.


J721 - Tsavorite $ 120 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J721a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J721b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J721c.jpg]

Gemmy Tsavorite crystals with good color.


J427 - Quartz (M) $ 45
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.6 x 3.0 x 2.4 cm


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Quartz (M) from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J427a.jpg] Quartz (M) from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J427b.jpg] Quartz (M) from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J427c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around and undamaged with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Old specimen found in 1996. The 'stalk' of the specimen apperas to have been sanded down either to remove the white coating, enhance the scepter effect, or both.


J523 - Quartz (M) $ 40
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.7 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm


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Quartz (M) from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J523a.jpg] Quartz (M) from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J523b.jpg] Quartz (M) from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J523c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around and undamaged with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Old specimen found in 1996. The 'stalk' of the specimen apperas to have been sanded down either to remove the white coating, enhance the scepter effect, or both.


J556 - Fluorite $ 200 SOLD
Okaruso, Namibia
cabinet - 9.7 x 7.2 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite from Okaruso, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J556a.jpg] Fluorite from Okaruso, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J556b.jpg] Fluorite from Okaruso, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J556c.jpg]

Gemmy green and purple Fluorite cubes with good surface luster. Beautiful transition of color with transparent green crystals showing light purple edges. Very good condition all around other than a couple of minor chips here and there.


J517 - Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) $ 90
Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru
miniature - 4.3 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm


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Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) from Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J517a.jpg] Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) from Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J517b.jpg] Clinoatacamite on Calcite (R) from Lily Mine, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J517c.jpg]

Calcite lined vug with clusters of dark green Clinoatacamite. The Clinoatacamite crystals on this specimen are lustrous and well formed. These are regarded as some of the world's best Clinoatacamite examples. Inspection revealed that this specimen had broken and been repaired repaired prior to my purchase.


J516 - Rhodochrosite after bivalve shell $ 250
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
miniature - 4.0 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm


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Rhodochrosite after bivalve shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/J516a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after bivalve shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/J516b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after bivalve shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/J516d.jpg] Rhodochrosite after bivalve shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/J516e.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present and in perfect condition. One end has been cut to reveal the pink Rhodochrosite inside. The old iron mine where these were found is long closed and these are no longer being found. An undamaged, very well preserved example.


J611 - Pyrargyrite with Pyrite $ 200
Uchuchacua Mine, Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.2 x 5.0 cm


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Pyrargyrite with Pyrite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J611a.jpg] Pyrargyrite with Pyrite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J611b.jpg] Pyrargyrite with Pyrite from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J611c.jpg]

Rich Pyrargyrite specimen with numerous clusters of well-defined crystals scattered throughout the sulfide matrix. Other species in association include Pyrite, Quartz, and Calcite.


J551 - Franckeite $ 150 SOLD
San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 4.6 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm


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Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J551a.jpg] Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J551b.jpg] Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J551c.jpg]

Radiating needles of Franckeite crystals intergrown into a large, massive specimen. Franckeite is a rare sulfosalt consisting of lead, tin, iron, and antimony. An excellent example with fine radiating crystals.


J546 - Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite $ 140 SOLD
San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 3.8 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm


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Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J546a.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J546b.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J546c.jpg]

A fine example of the rare sulfosalt species, Franckeite, with radiating spear-shaped crystals and what was formerly known as Potosiite (now discredited). Potosiite is the variety of Franckeite that is tin-poor in its chemistry with crystals more tabular in shape. A rare specimen.


J589 - Vesuvianite $ 225
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.0 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


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Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589d.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/J589e.jpg]

A good sized matrix Vesuvianite specimen, one of the best color combination examples for this type. The matrix is purple mangan Vesuvianite covered by an outer layer of yellow/green Vesuvianite crystals. Largest single crystal in the group is just over 2cm in length. The mine is now closed.
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