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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.


SM665 - Tremolite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 0.8 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM665a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM665b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM665c.jpg]

Double-terminated cluster of deep green Tremolite crystals. Translucent with great color.


SM667 - Amethyst $ 40
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM667a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM667b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM667c.jpg]

Sculptural cluster of Amethyst crystals from a recent find in Tanzania. Complexly crystallized all around and undamaged.


SM678 - Garnet $ 60
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


Garnet from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM678a.jpg] Garnet from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM678b.jpg] Garnet from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM678c.jpg] Garnet from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM678d.jpg]

Translucent orange/brown Garnet crystals on matrix from a recent find in Tanzania. Largest crystals is 9mm in size. Intergrown with Diopside.


C653 - Rhodochrosite after Shell $ 450
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm


Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653c.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present. One side has been cut to reveal the bubbly pink Rhodochrosite inside.


C657 - Tourmaline $ 250
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.6 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657d.jpg]

Double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. The flat termination end is a transparent green, and the more pyramidal termination end is yellow, an uncommon color for Tourmaline.


C658 - Tourmaline $ 250
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658c.jpg]

Double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. The flat termination end is a transparent green, and the more pyramidal termination end is yellow, an uncommon color for Tourmaline.


SM751 - Prehnite $ 240
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.4 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751c.jpg]

Thick cluster of curved blue Prehnite crystals in the rough shape of a 'rosette' on a contrasting Quartz covered black Graphite matrix. The color of the blue changes in natural sunlight versus indoor lighting, and gets more deeply colored in the thicker parts.


SM759 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.7 x 3.7 x 3.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM759a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM759c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM759d.jpg]

Exceptionally bright, glowing, translucent lemon yellow Prehnite on a small amount of Graphite matrix. Great quality from limited finds of a few years back. The main group is 3.8cm wide and symetrical. There is some Graphite in areas but the main group is pristine and exceptional. Some contacting around the Prehnite at the base.


SM784 - Cerussite $ 180
Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm


Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM784a.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM784b.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM784c.jpg]

A single, complexly terminated Cerussite crystal with a bit of rust color matrix from Morocco. The crystal is highly lustrous and very clean all around, with no apparant damage. Typical twinning for Cerussite is seen. Ex. Andy Seibel Minerals.


T2 - Amethyst $ 200
Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2c.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2d.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2e.jpg]

24 specimens of Amethyst, many of them scepters. One is a colorless, undamaged DT crystal. Specimen sizes are generally 1.5 to 4 cm in size. For reference, each box is 4cm square, and the entire flat is 18 x 26cm.


TR10 - Calcite $ 450
Turt Mine, Romania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


Calcite from Turt Mine, Romania [db_pics/pics/TR10a.jpg] Calcite from Turt Mine, Romania [db_pics/pics/TR10b.jpg] Calcite from Turt Mine, Romania [db_pics/pics/TR10c.jpg]

Stunning specimen of a 'flower' of white Calcite atop a stalk of tan Calcite. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. Can't say enough about how pretty this one is.


SM869 - Cerussite $ 380
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 4.2 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM869a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM869b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM869c.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM869d.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears to have been a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. Undamaged.


SM870 - Cerussite $ 160
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM870a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM870b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM870c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears to have been a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. The main faces and most edges are undamaged, but with some edge chipping.


SM854 - Cuprite $ 220
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/SM854a.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/SM854b.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/SM854c.jpg]

Well formed 6mm Cuprite crystal in a Chrysocolla lined vug. Undamaged.



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