Selected Specimens

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E585 - Sphalerite $ 225
Mogila Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Sphalerite from Mogila Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/E585a.jpg] Sphalerite from Mogila Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/E585b.jpg] Sphalerite from Mogila Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/E585d.jpg] Sphalerite from Mogila Mine, Madan District, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e585d.jpg]

Razor sharp, lustrous, and transparent Spahlerite crystals to 1.8 cm pn Quartz matrix. The crystals are brown and green in color and of top quality, 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm.


NA260 - Neptunite $ 260
Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/NA260a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/NA260c.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/NA260d.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/NA260e.jpg]

Fine Neptunite crystals on Natrolite, main crystal is a relatively large 2.8 cm double terminated crystal


AF131 - Tanzanite $ 800
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.6 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af131a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af131b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af131c.jpg]

Superb bi-color Tanzanite crystal from a new find at Merelani. Transparent yellow over a blue base. Along with the excellent transparency, the surface luster of the crystals from this find is also excellent. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 1.8 x 1 x 0.6 cm.


AF115 - Tanzanite $ 900
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af115a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af115b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af115c.jpg]

Rare bi-color Tanzanite crystal with a yellow cap over a blue core. Another unusual feature of this crystal are aligned hair-like fibers of another mineral (Rutile?) that point inward and down from inside of the wide sides of the crystal (center photo). Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 2.4 x 1 x 0.8 cm.


AF136 - Tanzanite $ 1800
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af136a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af136b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af136c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous gem Tanzanite crystal, complete high quality crystal. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 2.2 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm.


AF137 - Tanzanite $ 2500
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.1 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af137a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af137b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af137c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous gem Tanzanite crystal, complete high quality crystal. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 2.5 x 2 x 1.1 cm.


AF264 - Tanzanite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af264a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af264b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af264c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous gem blue/yellow Tanzanite crystal, probably more glassy and transparent in person. Complete high quality crystal. Natural, unheated gem Tanzanite crystal, 2.3 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm.


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


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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 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1250
Merelani Hills, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.7 x 0.9 cm


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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.


T34 - Tanzanite $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t34a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t34b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t34c.jpg]

Fine gem Tanzanite crystal with good transparency from top to bottom. Complete all around and undamaged, 2.2 x 1 x 0.8 cm.


T35 - Tanzanite $ 3200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1600
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t35a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t35b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t35c.jpg]

Fine gem Tanzanite crystal with good transparency from top to bottom. Complete all around and undamaged, very good crystal, 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm.


T38 - Tanzanite $ 3500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1750
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


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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.


NA511 - Acanthite $ 750
Guanajuato, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm
ex.  John Barlow


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Acanthite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na511a.jpg] Acanthite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na511b.jpg] Acanthite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na511c.jpg]

Large cubic crystals, ex. John Barlow collection #3561 (Acanthite specimens #3562 and 3563 are described in his book), 2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm.


NA945 - Adamite $ 250
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2 cm


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Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na945a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na945b.jpg]

Unusual Adamite with long individual crystals to 1.5 cm, 6.5 x 5 x 2 cm. Not your typical Adamite - rather than hemispherical masses, this one has jackstraw arrangement of long crystals. A good one for a Mapimi collector.


NA907 - Grossular $ 300
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na907a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na907b.jpg]

Rare large, clear Grossular garnets to 1 cm wide. Slightly yellow at the transparent corners, 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm. These white/clear crystals were always rare and now even more so since the mine is closed.

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