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TZ193 - Alabandite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 360 (=~ AUS$ 466)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz193d.jpg]

Single black crystal.


A965 - Elbaite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965c.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a965d.jpg]

Double-terminated Elbaite attached to a double-terminated Quartz crystal. Main crystal is undamaged, though a tiny second Elbaite grown out of the Quartz is damaged across the termination, but it is so small you don't notice. Both crystals terminate in a yellow coloration.


TZ212 - Wurtzite with Sphalerite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 324)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.0 x 1 cm


Wurtzite with Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz212a.jpg] Wurtzite with Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz212b.jpg]

Translucent red/orange color pagoda shaped crystal. At the tips are dark areas of epitaxial Sphalerite.


K100 - Hematite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm


Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100a.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100b.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100c.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k100d.jpg]

Cluster of prismatic Hematite crystals. These are a rare form, hexagonal in cross-section with a flat termination from a single pocket found approximately 5-6 years ago.


E238 - Copper after Cuprite with Silver $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1554)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238a.jpg] Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238b.jpg] Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238c.jpg]

Intergrown octahedrons of Copper that have nearly completely replaced earlier Cuprite crystals (just a touch of Cuprite is visible). Complete all around and undamaged. Small areas of Silver are aso present giving it added appeal. This is an exceptional specimen as most of these have a coarser appearance due to larger subcrystals of Copper. The finess of the Copper leads to a much sharper crystal.


TS194 - Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 311)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2 cm


Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194a.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194b.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194c.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194d.jpg]

Fine quality Hausmanite (sharply formed with very bright, satiny luster) with an attached pale yellow Ettringite crystal on red Andradite.


TZ252 - Prehnite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252c.jpg]

Blue Prehnite specimen about as good as these get form wise as most of these are massess of crystals with at least some damage around the edges. This is a clean group front and back, nearly a floater with some traces of Graphite on the bottom where it was attached. These have a nice color change between shades of blue in different lighting.


TZ279 - Tanzanite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210 (=~ AUS$ 272)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz279a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz279b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz279c.jpg]

Highly gemmy single crystal, complete and undamaged.


SA701 - Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 1166)
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701a.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701b.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701c.jpg]

Rare spherical cluster of Vauxite crystals. Vauxite group is 2.4cm in diameter.


SA702 - Ludlamite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777)
Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702a.jpg] Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702b.jpg] Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702c.jpg]

1.4cm crystal of Ludlamite on matrix with Siderite. Aesthtics and quality are superb, undamaged.


SA705 - Apatite with Pyrite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 518)
Julcani Mine, Peru
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705a.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705b.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705c.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705d.jpg]

Hard to find, old time specimen of yellow/green Apatite associated with Pyrite. The apatite has good luster, is double-terminated, perfect and undamaged.


AF558 - Gaudefroyite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558a.jpg] Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558b.jpg] Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558c.jpg]

Thick Gaudefroyite crystals on Manganite matrix. The crystals reach 13 x 7mm in size. Rare piece.


TZ283 - Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite $ 380 (=~ AUS$ 492) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 228 (=~ AUS$ 295)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm


Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283a.jpg] Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283b.jpg] Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283c.jpg]

Floater group of Sphalerite crystals in excellent condition with attached Graphite and backside and bottom coated by Calcite crystals. Complete and undamaged. A really nice example and not a common Merelani specimen. Original list price was $380.


TZ284 - Tanzanite on Calcite $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 842)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 4 cm


Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284a.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284b.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284c.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284d.jpg]

Large Calcite crystal with attached Graphite and gem Tanzanite. The Calcite is clear with an outer coating of translucent, satiny Calcite. The Tanzanite is 1.6cm long, gemmy and undamaged.


NA492 - Boleite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777)
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na492a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na492b.jpg]

Complete single cube of this rare mineral from a long defunct mine. Good sized. Ex. Harvard University collection with label.



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