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AR21 - Rutile in Quartz $ 125 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 75
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21a.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21b.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21c.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent Quartz crystals densely included with silvery crystals of Rutile. Main crystal is undamaged.


AR22 - Sphene $ 450
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.6 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22a.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22b.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22c.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22d.jpg]

A 2.5cm twinned Sphene (Titanite) crystal on matrix covered with Epidote and other smaller Sphene crystals. Crystals on both sides. Undamaged and mounted on a Lucite stand.


SM810 - Beryl var. Goshenite $ 200
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm


Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810a.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810b.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810c.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810d.jpg]

Well terminated 3.5cm wide crystal of Goshenite (colorless Beryl) on an albite matrix. Glassy luster and transparent at the termination. Double-terminated with Muscovite and tiny garnets attached in areas. Undamaged.


SM815 - Prehnite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM815a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM815b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM815c.jpg]

Outstanding, sharp cluster of blue Prehnite, crystallized in the form of a rosette. Rarely do you see blue Prehnites of this quality with such good crystal form. These are also color change, producing different shades of blue in indoor versus outdoor lighting.


SM816 - Prehnite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816d.jpg]

Outstanding, sharp cluster of blue Prehnite, crystallized in the form of a rosette. Rarely do you see blue Prehnites of this quality with such good crystal form. These are also color change, producing different shades of blue in indoor versus outdoor lighting.


SM817 - Azurite $ 225
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM817a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM817b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM817c.jpg]

Tabular, deep blue Azurite crystals with attached spheres of green Malachite from the area of the mine where the Volborthite was found. The Azurite has superb luster and areas of bright 'electric' blue color.


SM929 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM928 - Kyanite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 72
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM928a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM928b.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM926 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 1.0 cm


Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM926a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM926b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM926c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM932 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM932a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM932b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM932c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM936 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.2 cm


Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM936a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM936b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM936c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM966 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.0 x 2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of tabular blue azurite crystals. Translucent.


AR37 - Benitoite $ 120
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
miniature - 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm


Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37a.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37b.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37c.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37d.jpg]

Benitoite crystals were occasionally found as 'floaters' that had weathered out of the host crossite amphibole rock matrix. This is an example of a single large crystal with blue-gray color and a rough surface caused by the amphibole inclusions. Even though it's not dark blue in color, it does have the same 'cornflower blue' fluorescent color when seen under shortwave UV lighting.


AR39 - Pyromorphite $ 120
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows mounds of crystals with both orange and yellow-green color and high lustre. Minor damage to a few of the crystals. Essentially solid Pyromorphite.


AR48 - Pyromorphite $ 200
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.8 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR48a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR48b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR48c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with a mixture of orange, tan, and green color and high lustre.



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