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M355 - Tanzanite $ 950 (=~ € 772) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.1 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M355a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M355c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M355d.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M355e.jpg]

Rare double-terminated Tanzanite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Has a more grey/blue central zone and more intense purple blue coloration at the tips. There is chipping along one edge, otherwise undamaged. Double-terminated crystals are not common. This was part of of large lot purchase and is priced nicely.


M379 - Dravite $ 1200 (=~ € 976)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
cabinet - 10.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M379b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M379c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M379d.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M379f.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M379g.jpg]

Large, double-terminated blue-cap Dravite from a unique 2017 find. This one has so many things going for it, most importantly it's large size and good condition with only one bit of chipping along the termination. It features a dark body grading up to a translucent white zone followed by an intensly blue termination. While the dark zone in the majority of the crystals were opaque, this one is translucent, even despite it's larger size (I put a pen light behind it in one photo to show the translucency). The other end is terminated with a more pyramidal shape and has green overgrowths. There is another small Dravite intergrown in this end.


M363 - Dravite $ 280 (=~ € 228)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 2.6 x 2.1 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M363a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M363b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M363c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M363d.jpg]

Thick, terminated blue-cap Dravite from a unique 2017 find. It features a dark body grading up to a translucent white zone followed by an intensly blue termination. Undamaged and weighs 38 grams.


M365 - Dravite $ 280 (=~ € 228)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M365a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M365b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M365c.jpg]

Thick, terminated blue-cap Dravite from a unique 2017 find. It features a dark body grading up to a translucent white zone followed by an intensly blue termination. Undamaged and weighs 37.6 grams.


M371 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 650 (=~ € 528) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.3 x 3 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M371a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M371b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M371c.jpg]

Good coverage of gemmy green Tsavorite crystals on a Graphite matrix. The main crystal is a chunky 1cm crystal with good transparency and rises well up off the matrix. There are also Diopside crystals present mixed among the Tsavorites.


M354 - Tsavorite with Tanzanite $ 350 (=~ € 285) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M354a.jpg] Tsavorite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M354b.jpg] Tsavorite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M354c.jpg]

Uncommon association of yellow/brown Tanzanite crystals intergrown with green Tsavorite crystals. The main Tsavorite crystal 1.8cm wide.


M362 - Cinnabar with Quartz $ 325 (=~ € 264) SOLD
Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


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Cinnabar with Quartz from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/M362a.jpg] Cinnabar with Quartz from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/M362b.jpg] Cinnabar with Quartz from Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/M362c.jpg]

Deep red, translucent twinned Cinnabar crystals on matrix associated with Quartz crystals. Main crystal is 1.1cm tall. Hard to find specimen from an uncommon old locality.


M357 - Uvarovite $ 250 (=~ € 203)
Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M357a.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M357b.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M357c.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M357d.jpg]

Two intergrown deep green Uvarovite crystals to 9mm on Quartz. The central 9mm crystal is complete, with another crystal below and a partial crystal attached to the top. There are small amounts of Pyrite in the Quartz matrix.


M356 - Uvarovite $ 250 (=~ € 203)
Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M356a.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M356b.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M356c.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M356d.jpg]

Single 1.3cm deep green Uvarovite crystal in Quartz. The crystal is nearly complete, with a flat but broken surface on one face. There are small amounts of Pyrite in the Quartz matrix.


K923 - Azurite with Malachite $ 80 (=~ € 65)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K923a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K923b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K923c.jpg]

Cluster of deep blue Azurite crystals with a minor amount of attached Malachite. This is from what is called the Watercourse Pocket of the mine which produced some of the best specimens ever found there. Specimens from this pocket were composed of interlocking, lustrous crystals such as these. Like many from this pocket, it is a floater with small needle-like crystals of Malachite attached. This specimen features a 1.9cm main crystal with smaller intergrown crystals.


M330 - Stilbite with Quartz $ 125 (=~ € 102)
Garrawilla, Gunnadah, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


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Stilbite with Quartz from Garrawilla, Gunnadah, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M330a.jpg] Stilbite with Quartz from Garrawilla, Gunnadah, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M330b.jpg] Stilbite with Quartz from Garrawilla, Gunnadah, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M330c.jpg] Stilbite with Quartz from Garrawilla, Gunnadah, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M330d.jpg]

Cluster of 4 orange Stilbite crystals on a matrix covered by drusy Quartz. Small Quartz crystals are scattered across the surface of the Stilbite crystals.


M284 - Quartz $ 125 (=~ € 102)
Herkimer, New York, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/M284a.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/M284b.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/M284c.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/M284d.jpg]

Vuggy rock matrix. The vugs are lined with drusy Quartz crystals and two of the vugs contain double-terminated Quartz crystals known as 'Herkimer Diamonds', the largest measuring 1.6cm wide.

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