Selected Specimens

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K771 - Diopside $ 130
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K771aa.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K771ca.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K771da.jpg]

Sharp single Diopside crystal with excellent luster, transparency. Better than average color for such a transparent crystal, and undamaged, complete all around.


K788 - Tanzanite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K788aa.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K788ba.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K788da.jpg]

Sharp single Tanzanite crystal with excellent luster, good transparency. Purple/blue with a yellow zone at the top. Undamaged and complete all around.


K789 - Tanzanite $ 225
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K789aa.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K789ca.jpg]

Tall, slender single Tanzanite crystal with excellent luster, transparency. Purple/blue with a yellow zone at the top. It's undamaged (there is a small indentation on one side that looks like a spot where another former crystal grew rather than damage), complete all around, and has a small sphere of white Calcite attached near the base.


K769 - Tsavorite $ 375
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K769aa.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K769b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K769ba.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K769ca.jpg]

Glassy single Tsavorite with great transparency. This is a rare floater with all crystal faces present. But for the included Graphite, this would be a fully transparent facet-quality gem crystal. The crystal faces are glassy and smooth with just a few surface irregularities caused by the Graphite. Nice crystal!


K832 - Kulanite $ 280
Stoneman Camp, Young Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


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Kulanite from Stoneman Camp, Young Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/K832a.jpg] Kulanite from Stoneman Camp, Young Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/K832b.jpg] Kulanite from Stoneman Camp, Young Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/K832c.jpg]

Exceptional specimen of the rare phosphate mineral Kulanite. These are often found as specimens with small drusy crystals. This specimen has a large isolated crystal/compound crystal (?) 1cm wide along with other smaller, isolated crystals. Out of an old collection.


K830 - Chalcocite $ 150
Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm


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Chalcocite from Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA [db_pics/pics/K830a.jpg] Chalcocite from Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA [db_pics/pics/K830b.jpg] Chalcocite from Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA [db_pics/pics/K830c.jpg]

Cluster of well formed Chalcocite crystals with a dark blue, irridescent color. Main crystal is 2.2cm in size.


K846 - Zircon $ 325
Mozambique
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Zircon from Mozambique [db_pics/pics/K846a.jpg] Zircon from Mozambique [db_pics/pics/K846b.jpg] Zircon from Mozambique [db_pics/pics/K846c.jpg]

Large single Zircon crystal, complete all around and undamaged. These are fairly new and I've only seen a few of them so far. Weighs 78 grams.


K828 - Chrome Tourmaline with Quartz, Calcite $ 225
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.7 x 1 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline with Quartz, Calcite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K828a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline with Quartz, Calcite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K828b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline with Quartz, Calcite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K828c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline with Quartz, Calcite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K828d.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline with Quartz, Calcite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K828e.jpg]

High quality, glassy 8mm Chrome Tourmaline (Dravite) on matrix. Small specimen, but a real jewel of a Tourmaline. Undamaged crystal that is transparent with great bright green color.


K838 - Brucite $ 300
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
large cabinet - 16 x 11 x 4.5 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K838a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K838b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K838c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K838d.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K838e.jpg]

Large matrix Brucite specimen from recents finds of what is the world's best Brucite. These are currently abundant, but mostly as smaller specimens without matrix. Undamaged specimen with large, translucent clusters of Brucite.


K837 - Pyrite on Tetrahedrite $ 175
Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Pyrite on Tetrahedrite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/K837a.jpg] Pyrite on Tetrahedrite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/K837b.jpg] Pyrite on Tetrahedrite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/K837c.jpg] Pyrite on Tetrahedrite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/K837d.jpg]

Cluster of Tetrahedrite crystals with coatings of Pyrite on select faces. Crystals reach 1.8cm on edge.


K822 - Spinel $ 200
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm


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Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/K822a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/K822b.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/K822c.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/K822d.jpg]

Translucent blue spinel crystal, a larger sized Spinel-twinned crystal. Slight edge/tip damage, but overall very good. These were first discovered in 2001 and are found mostly of industrial quality. Though they don't get very large, the color is spectacular. It's on the large size range and has very good color. Studies have shown these to be very high in Zinc and could be labelled as Gahnite.


K823 - Spinel $ 200
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


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Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/K823a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/K823b.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/K823c.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/K823d.jpg]

Translucent blue spinel crystal, an uncommon medium sized perfect crystal. Undamaged and complete. These were first discovered in 2001 and are found mostly of industrial quality. Though they don't get very large, the color is spectacular. Studies have shown these to be very high in Zinc and could be labelled as Gahnite.


K546 - Grossular $ 280
Stifle Memorial Claim, Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 4 cm


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Grossular from Stifle Memorial Claim, Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K546a.jpg] Grossular from Stifle Memorial Claim, Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K546b.jpg] Grossular from Stifle Memorial Claim, Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K546c.jpg]

Rare colorless Grossular crystals from a small find made in 2018 near Georgetown. The specimens were found in an approximately 3 meter long lens in Serpentine that was completely mined out. These have been analyzed as nearly pure end member Grossular with the crystals occurring in bunches or on massive white Grossular. Crystals 2-3mm in size. Grossular from this find shows varying degrees of pink/orange fluorescence under long wave ultraviolet light. This deposit is featured in the November-December 2019 Mineralogical Record magazine.


K547 - Grossular $ 400
Stifle Memorial Claim, Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 5 cm


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Grossular from Stifle Memorial Claim, Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K547a.jpg] Grossular from Stifle Memorial Claim, Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K547b.jpg] Grossular from Stifle Memorial Claim, Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K547c.jpg]

Rare colorless Grossular crystals from a small find made in 2018 near Georgetown. The specimens were found in an approximately 3 meter long lens in Serpentine that was completely mined out. These have been analyzed as nearly pure end member Grossular with the crystals occurring in bunches or on massive white Grossular. Solid 2-3mm crystals looking like a snowball. Grossular from this find shows varying degrees of pink/orange fluorescence under long wave ultraviolet light. This deposit is featured in the November-December 2019 Mineralogical Record magazine.


K548 - Grossular $ 80
Stifle Memorial Claim, Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Grossular from Stifle Memorial Claim, Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K548a.jpg] Grossular from Stifle Memorial Claim, Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K548b.jpg] Grossular from Stifle Memorial Claim, Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K548c.jpg]

Rare colorless Grossular crystals from a small find made in 2018 near Georgetown. The specimens were found in an approximately 3 meter long lens in Serpentine that was completely mined out. These have been analyzed as nearly pure end member Grossular with the crystals occurring in bunches or on massive white Grossular. 2-3mm crystals. Grossular from this find shows varying degrees of pink/orange fluorescence under long wave ultraviolet light. This deposit is featured in the November-December 2019 Mineralogical Record magazine.
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85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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