Selected Specimens

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M509 - Hematite $ 150
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


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Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509a.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509c.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509d.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509e.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509f.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509g.jpg]

Specimen of vuggy Hematite with good lustrous crystals all over, primarily along the top surface and lining the vugs.


M421 - Copper with ? $ 240
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421a.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421b.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421c.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421d.jpg]

Branching, arborescent cluster of Copper crystals from Tsumeb. One side of the cluster is coated by tiny acicular 'fuzzy' brown/black crystals of an unknown species.


M502 - Aurichalcite, Plattnerite $ 150
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502a.jpg] Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502b.jpg] Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502c.jpg]

Vuggy Limonite matrix with blue/green Aurichalcite and black Plattnerite. Good crystals all over, front and back and filling vugs.


M633 - Enstatite $ 0
Kilosa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M633a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M633c.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M633d.jpg]

Large single crystal of transparent Enstatite. This are typically found are partially etched crystals, but gem quality Enstatite is rare. This is the largest I've seen in some time.


M630 - Enstatite $ 120
Kilosa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630b.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630c.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630d.jpg]

Single crystal of transparent Enstatite. A partially etched and rehealed crystal with a good termination. Not perfect but gem quality Enstatite is rare.


M625 - Tanzanite with Diopside $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625a.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625b.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625c.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625d.jpg]

Uncommon and interesting Merelani specimen consisting of a 2.5cm terminated Tanzanite side-by-side with a 3cm Diopside, however the terminations are pointing in opposite directions. Never seen one like this before.


M626 - Tanzanite with Diopside $ 1500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm


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Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626a.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626b.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626c.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626e.jpg]

Uncommon, aesthetic Merelani specimen consisting of two terminated Tanzanite crystals associated with Diopside. Stands upright on it's own and is complete all around. There is a small chip on the backside of the larger 3cm crystal, otherwise perfect and undamaged all around. Unheated and natural. Really stands out from the more commonly seen single crystals.


M536 - Galena with Calcite $ 225
Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536a.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536b.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536c.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536d.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536e.jpg]

Large single Galena cube, 6cm on the diagonal, with an attached 5.5cm golden Calcite crystal. Classic USA specimen with a clean, aesthetic look.


M634 - Tsavorite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M634a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M634b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M634c.jpg]

Glassy single crystal with good color, high luster.


M409 - Tsavorite $ 1500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M409a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M409b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M409c.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite. Though not highly gemmy, it's undamaged with impressive size and great color.


M352 - Tsavorite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.9 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M352a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M352b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M352c.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite. Though not highly gemmy, it's undamaged (some areas etched and rehealed) with impressive size and great color.


M353 - Tanzanite on Tsavorite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353a.jpg] Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353b.jpg] Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353c.jpg] Tanzanite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M353d.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite and a 1.2cm intergrown, terminated Tanzanite crystal on the left side. It's glassy and gemmy with great color. It's undamaged with a valley in the fron face where Graphite interferred with the growth. There are also included crystals of graphite inside the Tsavorite. Unusual combination and impressive for the Tsavorite alone.


M493 - Danburite $ 125
Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493a.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493b.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493c.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493d.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M493e.jpg]

Cluster of Danburite crystals on matrix. Single crystals are common, but matrix pieces, especially in miniature size, are uncommon. Over 10 crystals in the cluster, plus a tiny 'beta' Quartz crystal.


M636 - Tourmaline on Beryllonite $ 290
Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M636c.jpg] Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/m636a.jpg] Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/m636b.jpg] Tourmaline on Beryllonite from Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/m636d.jpg]

Well formed, transparent Beryllonite crystal with attached green Tourmaline. Undamaged with glassy luster and well crystallized front and back.


M639 - Tourmaline $ 950
Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M639a.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M639b.jpg] Tourmaline from Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M639c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal from recent finds at the Aricanga Mine. Hot pink body color with a green cap. Complete all around and weighs 15.35 grams.
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