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SM663 - Tremolite $ 90
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM663a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM663b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM663c.jpg]

Cluster of deep green, terminated Tremolite crystals. Partially double-terminated. Great color.


SM659 - Tremolite $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM659a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM659b.jpg]

Single green Tremolite crystal with transparent zones. The termination is a lttle irregular and was probably intergrown with ohter Tremolite crystals. Good on both sides.


SM657 - Dravite $ 40
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM657a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM657b.jpg]

Brown Dravite (Tourmaline) from Mwajanga with an interesting white, 'cats-eye' termination.


SM655 - Dravite $ 30
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM655a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM655b.jpg]

New production of bi-colored Dravite (Tourmaline) from Mwajanga. The crystal is well terminated with a light yellow/green, transparent zone over a brown, mostly opaque lower half.


SM668 - Amethyst $ 50
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM668a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM668b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM668c.jpg]

Single Amethyst scepter from a recent find in Tanzania. Complete all around and undamaged.


SM673 - Amethyst $ 35
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1 x 1 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM673a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM673b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM673c.jpg]

Amethyst cluster, with slight scepter formation, from a recent find in Tanzania. Complete and undamaged.


SM671 - Amethyst $ 40
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM671a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM671b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM671c.jpg]

Amethyst scepter from a recent find in Tanzania. Purple scepter head atop a clear Quartz crystal.


SM670 - Amethyst $ 80
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM670a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM670b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM670c.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM670d.jpg]

Amethyst scepters from a recent find in Tanzania. 4 purple scepter heads atop a single white crystal, with Mica attached to the base.


SM879 - Amethyst scepter $ 60
Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Amethyst scepter from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM879a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM879b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM879c.jpg]

Purple Amethyst, heavily included by black hair-like crystals, on a clear Quartz crystal. Complete all around and very clean, wtih only one tiny chip. New material from Tanzania.


SM883 - Amethyst $ 80
Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.6 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM883a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM883b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM883c.jpg]

Purple Amethyst crystals with good color and brightness. Undamaged floater well crystallized all around. New material from Tanzania.


SM797 - Richterite $ 90
Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm


Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM797a.jpg] Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM797b.jpg] Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM797c.jpg] Richterite from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/SM797d.jpg]

Aggregates of yellow prismatic micro crystals of Richterite with minor Calcite in association. Langban is the type-locality for this rare species.


SM948 - Prehnite $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM948a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM948b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM948c.jpg]

Radial clusters of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Complete all around with some Graphite. Excellent example of what many say is the world's best Prehnite. Undamaged floater crystallized all around with a flat area where it grew against another crystal.


J97 - Amethyst $ 90
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm


Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J97a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J97b.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J97c.jpg]

Double-terminated Amethyst crystal from 2018 finds. Glassy surface luster with medium purple color. There are some indentations on the backside but it's all fully crystallized natural growth. Undamaged with a few atttached tiny white Quartz crystals that it grew upon.


J100 - Amethyst $ 90
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J100a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J100b.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J100c.jpg]

Glassy double-terminated Amethyst crystal from 2018 finds. Good medium purple color and sit upon smaller white Quartz crystals. One tiny chip found on one edge, otherwise undamaged.


J128 - Agate after Shell $ 70
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm


Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J128a.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J128b.jpg] Agate after Shell from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J128c.jpg]

Fossil shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found.



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