Selected Specimens

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NA628 - Manganoan Adamite $ 900
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 3 cm


Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na628a.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na628b.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na628c.jpg]

Large, lustrous white and purple Adamite crystals. Crystals are undamaged and reach 3cm in length.


TZ125 - Magnesio-axinite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 0.4 cm


Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz125a.jpg] Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz125b.jpg] Magnesio-axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz125c.jpg]

Gemmy purple crystal, undamaged except along the bottom where it was attached to the matrix. Good color and uncommonly good in terms of lack of damage.


TZ129 - Tanzanite $ 4200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz129d.jpg]

High quality single crystal, very gemmy near termination. Trichroic with good red color up the C-axis. Natural, unheated, and undamaged. Weighs 116 carats.


AF816 - Azurite $ 350
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm


Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816c.jpg]

Single Azurite crystal with lots of small side crystals. Good luster and undamaged.


A318 - Lollingite on Scheelite $ 350
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm


Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318c.jpg]

A 4.5 cm Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite. The Scheelite crystal is partially etched. The Scheelite has a metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) that formed as an epimorph of the Scheelite and was later covered by another layer of Scheelite.


A322 - Elbaite with Beryl on Albite $ 1500
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3.6 cm


Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322a.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322b.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322c.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322d.jpg]

Fine, floater specimen of a spherical cluster of Albite bladed crystals with attached Elbaite and Beryl. The largest Elbaite is a double-terminated 4.3 cm crystal with a translucent sea green color. The Beryl is colorless and 2 cm wide. Fine and undamaged and good from all angles.


A327 - Anatase on Quartz $ 200
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Anatase on Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a327a.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a327b.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a327c.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a327d.jpg]

Sharply formed Anatase crystals on Albite associated with Quartz crystals. Nine Anatase crystals to about 7mm in size. Some of the Quartz crystal has green Chlorite inclusions.


A334 - Huelandite with Stilbite $ 800
Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


Huelandite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/a334a.jpg] Huelandite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/a334b.jpg]

Fan-shaped cluster of purple Huelandite and bow-tie Silbite on a Quartz over Basalt matrix. The purple color is uncommon and the overall appearance is very good, and it's undamaged.


NA629 - Wulfenite $ 350
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.9 x 0.8 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/na629a.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wulfenite crystal. Collected in the 1970s.


TS180 - Azurite $ 550
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180c.jpg]

Sharp and lustrous Azurite crystal with a rare serrated habit. The crystal is a uniform 5mm thick and a deep translucent blue when backit. I put a light behind the crystal in one photo to show the translucency. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


TS181 - Cadmium Smithsonite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181a.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181b.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181c.jpg]

Golden yellow rhombs of Smithsonite to 1.2cm wide.


AF963 - Olmiite $ 900
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963a.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963b.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963c.jpg]

Superb matrix specimen with two complete clusters of translucent Olmiite. This is a specimen I bought many years ago from Clive Quiet from the original find. Perfect and undamaged, looking like a pair of gumdrops.


TS183 - Smithsonite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183c.jpg]

Fine and lustrous crystals of pink Smithsonite. Some of the crystals have a grey/black coloration right along the very edges - people say this style looks as if a blow torch was passed over them.Good color and undamaged.


TZ146 - Prehnite $ 270
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz146c.jpg]

Blue Prehnite in a fantastic, flower-like formation. A complete floater with minor amounts of attached Graphite. Translucent blue with a really nice formation, way better than most from the find which were mostly irregular massess of crystals with damage along the edges.


TZ156 - Tanzanite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz156c.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy single Tanzanite crystal with and unusual form, somewhat triangular in cross-section. Fine and undamaged.



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