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K293 - Quartz $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete with and relatively undamaged with just a couple tiny nicks. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K294 - Quartz $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete with and relatively undamaged with just a couple tiny nicks. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K307 - Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite $ 140
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307d.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307e.jpg]

A 2.5cm Pyrite crystal with attached Tsavorite and Diopside on a matrix of solid Graphite. There is a nice, complete single Graphite crystal attached to the Pyrite too.


K233 - Prehnite $ 280
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K233a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K233b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K233c.jpg]

This is a very interesting Prehnite composed of an almost perfect sphere of solid Prehnite, like a translucent gumdrop, with larger crystals growing out of the sphere in various directions.


K313 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K313a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K313b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K313c.jpg]

Large, gemmy Tsavorite crystals on a matrix of solid Graphite. The Tsavorite have good color and transparency and reach 1cm in size. There is a bit of chipping which keeps the price much lower than it would otherwise be. Regardless, it displays well with good color and crystal size.


K321 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K321a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K321b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K321c.jpg]

Gemmy Tsavorite crystals on a matrix of solid Graphite. The Tsavorite have good color and transparency and reach 5mm in size. I found 1 small nick on one crystal, otherwise it's undamaged.


MM107 - Quartz over Malachite after ? $ 600
Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Quartz over Malachite after ? from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/mm107a.jpg] Quartz over Malachite after ? from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/mm107b.jpg] Quartz over Malachite after ? from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/mm107c.jpg]

This is a one of kind specimen of Malachite psuedomorphed after another unidentified species, all covered by drusy Quartz. This came in a parcel of pink Calcite and Malachite (see specimen C361) and was the only one like it. An upright cluster of tabular crystals complete all around.


MM108 - Amethyst scepter $ 200
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


Amethyst scepter from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm108a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm108b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm108c.jpg]

Deep purple scepter overgrowth of Amethyst over a lighter colored Quartz crystal. Complete all around and undamaged with great color.


MM123 - Tourmaline in Morganite $ 750
Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2 cm


Tourmaline in Morganite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm123a.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm123b.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Stewart Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm123d.jpg]

Transparent Morganite crystal with inclusions of Lepidolite and a pink Tourmaline crystal. Purple Lepidolite and pink Tourmaline wrap around the base and sides. The back and part of the top are contacted. Tourmaline inclusions in Morganite are rare.


K463 - Prehnite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463d.jpg]

Rosette shaped group of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Great color and large crystals, this is one of the finest specimens from a large lot of recently mined and purchased Prehnite specimens from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The main rosette is 4cm tall and sits nearly vertically for display. The larger crystals appear to have grown from a central sphere of Prehnite. The bottom is somewhat flat where it grew against Graphite. It's pristine except for light chipping on some crystals and a contacted backside.


K470 - Rose Quartz $ 450
Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Rose Quartz from Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K470a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K470b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K470c.jpg]

Cluster of well formed Rose Quartz crystals atop a partial white Quartz crystal. Comes with an old label showing a price of $350.


K468 - Albite on Tourmaline $ 380
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Albite on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K468a.jpg] Albite on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K468b.jpg] Albite on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K468c.jpg] Albite on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K468d.jpg]

Rosette of Albite attached tothe base of a single Tourmaline crystal. The Tourmaline is well terminated and grades up from a dark green to a light green to a blue termination. The blue color is uncommon for Stak Nala and very nice.


K586 - Oil in Quartz $ 350
Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K586a.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K586b.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K586c.jpg]

Transparent Quartz crystal with inclusions of orange/yellow petroleum. It has 2 large, moving bubbles (to 4mm) that travel up to 1.2cm inside the Quartz. This has the largest amount of included oil in any Quartz of this type I've ever had. It's contacted on the bottom.


K585 - Oil in Quartz $ 400
Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm


Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K585a.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K585b.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K585c.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K585d.jpg]

Transparent Quartz crystal with inclusions of orange/yellow petroleum. It has 2 mobing bubbles that travel up to 1cm inside the Quartz. This is unusual as most from this find are double-terminated floaters while this specimen is the only prismatic Quartz of this type I've ever had. Undamaged.


K584 - Adamite $ 450
Oujela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Adamite from Oujela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K584a.jpg] Adamite from Oujela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K584b.jpg] Adamite from Oujela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K584c.jpg] Adamite from Oujela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K584d.jpg]

Thick 'pinwheel' formation of Adamite with a smaller attached crystal group. Highly sparkly and undamaged. Old specimen.



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