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T20 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 2000
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t20a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t20b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t20c.jpg]

Yellow Prehnite on a superb, gemmy blue/purple Tanzanite. There is a small ding on the backside of the termination, but regardless, this is one heck of a nice crystal with great luster and color, uniform shape and the nice association with the Prehnite. Illustrated in the Sept.-Oct. 2009 issue of the Mineralogical Record (Figure 84, page 386). 3.3 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm.


AF451 - Vanadinite on Barite $ 450
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Vanadinite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af451a.jpg] Vanadinite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af451b.jpg] Vanadinite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af451c.jpg]

Fine Vanadanite crystals to 13 x 7 mm on Barite coated by manganese oxides, 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm.


AF537 - Acanthite $ 300 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 180
Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af537a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af537b.jpg]

Sharp octahedral crystals to 12mm on edge. The crystals are very sharp in form but have slightly curved edges giving them a unique appearance, 3.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm.


AF546 - Acanthite $ 250
Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco
miniature - 3.2 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm


Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af546a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af546b.jpg]

Sharp octahedral crystals to 13mm on edge, 3.2 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm.


NA317 - Amethyst $ 350
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na317aa.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na317bb.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na317c.jpg]

"V" group of Amethyst on matrix, crystal on left a scepter, 5 x 4 x 4 cm.


SA561 - Silver $ 800
Uchuchacua Mine, Peru
miniature - 3.3 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm


Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa561a.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa561b.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa561c.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa561d.jpg]

Thick wires of Silver in aesthetic arrangment on a tiny bit of matrix, 3.3 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm.


AF557 - Vanadinite $ 200
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af557a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af557b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af557c.jpg]

Orangy red crystals with excellent luster. Thick crystals to 8mm wide covering matrix. Vanadanite has been coming out in quantity over the years, but both quantity and quality has diminished over the past few years. I found one Moroccan miner in Tucson this year with a handful of quality pieces. Get a good one now, 4 x 2 x 1.5 cm.


AF492 - Acanthite $ 350
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af492a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af492b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af492c.jpg]

Large, well formed Acanthite with individual crystals to 2cm. Complete all around with small wire of Silver in areas, size 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.


AF498 - Acanthite $ 300
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af498c.jpg]

Well formed Acanthite crystals with individuals to 1.5cm. Good luster on the crystals too, size 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm.


AF485 - Demantoid Garnet on Quartz $ 550
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485a.jpg] Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485b.jpg] Demantoid Garnet on Quartz from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af485c.jpg]

Four sharp, gem quality Demantoid crystals on cluster of Quartz crystals. This was etched out of Calcite. Size 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm.


A335 - Topaz $ 420
Shigar Valley, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a335a.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a335b.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a335c.jpg]

Gem Topaz crystal with a flat termination with beveled edges, size 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm.


A307 - Cinnabar with Calcite $ 350
Tongren, China
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Cinnabar with Calcite from Tongren, China [db_pics/pics/a307a.jpg] Cinnabar with Calcite from Tongren, China [db_pics/pics/a307b.jpg] Cinnabar with Calcite from Tongren, China [db_pics/pics/a307c.jpg] Cinnabar with Calcite from Tongren, China [db_pics/pics/a307d.jpg]

Exceptionally gemmy 1.1cm Cinnabar crystal in Dolomite vug with a 2.2cm orange Calcite crystal. You can see right through the Cinnabar to the Dolomite behind it. Two saw cuts on sides, size 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm.


T29 - Tanzanite $ 4500
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t29a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t29b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t29c.jpg]

Rare double Tanzanite with two crystals attached to each other at teh sides, both very gemmy with excellent color saturation. No damage, very good piece, 3.3 x 2.5 x 1 cm.


AF111 - Tanzanite $ 2500
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.7 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af111a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af111b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af111c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous gem Tanzanite crystal with purple blue color. Overall excellent quality and good sized. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal. 50 carats in weight, 3.5 x 2.7 x 0.9 cm.


T38 - Tanzanite $ 4500 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 2700
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t38a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t38b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t38c.jpg]

Good sized gem Tanzanite crystal with good transparency. Complete all around, fine gem crystal, 3.5 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm.



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