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K464 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.2 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K464a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K464b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K464c.jpg]

Rosette shaped groups of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Great color and large crystals, this is one of the finest specimens from a large lot of recently mined and purchased Prehnite specimens from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The back smooth and flat where it grew against Graphite. It's pristine except for light chipping along the top edge and a partial Tanzanite crystal intergrown in the lower right side.


K463 - Prehnite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463d.jpg]

Rosette shaped group of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Great color and large crystals, this is one of the finest specimens from a large lot of recently mined and purchased Prehnite specimens from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The main rosette is 4cm tall and sits nearly vertically for display. The larger crystals appear to have grown from a central sphere of Prehnite. The bottom is somewhat flat where it grew against Graphite. It's pristine except for light chipping on some crystals and a contacted backside.


K400 - Silver in Calcite $ 750
Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
large cabinet - 19 x 9.5 x 2.3 cm


Silver in Calcite from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/K400a.jpg] Silver in Calcite from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/K400b.jpg] Silver in Calcite from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/K400c.jpg]

Thick, heavy vein section of Silver in Calcite, a 2.3cm thick slab sawcut on both sides. There is a layer of solid Silver along the more straight edge, with the rest of the specimen filled with more dendritic Silver. Visually, it appears to be 40-50% Silver, and by weight, a much larger percentage. The specimen weighs ounces and was the best slab (richest, largest, thickest) out a large lot of Cobalt Silver I purchased from a Canadian miner over 20 years ago.


K419 - Lawsonite $ 250
Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10 x 10 x 4.5 cm


Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K419a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K419b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K419c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K419d.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K419e.jpg]

Rare blue/grey Lawsonite crystals to 1.5cm embedded in Glaucophane schist. Good sized, rich specimen from the type locality for Lawsonite.


K471 - Lawsonite $ 750
Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 4 cm


Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K471a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K471b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K471c.jpg]

Rare blue/grey Lawsonite crystals to 1.5cm embedded in Glaucophane schist. The main crystal is sharply formed and exposed fromt he schist on both sides. This is the single best example I've had and was in my collection for 20 years. From the type locality for Lawsonite.


K470 - Rose Quartz $ 450
Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Rose Quartz from Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K470a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K470b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K470c.jpg]

Cluster of well formed Rose Quartz crystals atop a partial white Quartz crystal. Comes with an old label showing a price of $350.


K472 - Covellite $ 200
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/K472a.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/K472b.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/K472c.jpg]

Irridescent blades of Covellite on a Quartz crystal coated matrix. The Covellite crystals reach 1cm in size.


K468 - Albite on Tourmaline $ 380
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Albite on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K468a.jpg] Albite on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K468b.jpg] Albite on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K468c.jpg] Albite on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K468d.jpg]

Rosette of Albite attached tothe base of a single Tourmaline crystal. The Tourmaline is well terminated and grades up from a dark green to a light green to a blue termination. The blue color is uncommon for Stak Nala and very nice.


K474 - Dioptase $ 550
Tantara Mine, Congo
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Congo [db_pics/pics/K474a.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Congo [db_pics/pics/K474c.jpg] Dioptase from Tantara Mine, Congo [db_pics/pics/K474d.jpg]

Cluster of large Dioptase crystals that grew atop the tips of Calcite crystals (now gone). The Dioptase crystals reach 1.8cm in size and are undamaged.


K510 - Garnet, Dravite in Graphite $ 150
Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm


Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K510a.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K510b.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K510c.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K510d.jpg]

3 red Garnet crystals in a matrix of grey Graphite. Small dark crystals of Dravite are also embedded in the Graphite. The Garnets reach 12mm in diameter and have been analyzed as mostly Almandine with a touch of Pyrope in the outer layers. These make stunning specimens due to the fact that the Graphite has been removed from around the backs of the Garnets allowing light to pass through the crystals, creating glowing 'red embers'.


K504 - Garnet, Dravite in Graphite $ 120
Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm


Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K504a.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K504b.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K504c.jpg]

5 red Garnet crystals in a matrix of grey Graphite. Small dark crystals of Dravite are also embedded in the Graphite. The Garnets reach 10mm in diameter and have been analyzed as mostly Almandine with a touch of Pyrope in the outer layers. These make stunning specimens due to the fact that the Graphite has been removed from around the backs of the Garnets allowing light to pass through the crystals, creating glowing 'red embers'.


K509 - Garnet, Dravite in Graphite $ 250
Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA
cabinet - 14 x 11 x 1.5 cm


Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K509a.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K509b.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K509c.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K509e.jpg]

13 red Garnet crystals in a matrix of grey Graphite. Small dark crystals of Dravite are also embedded in the Graphite. The Garnets reach 10mm in diameter and have been analyzed as mostly Almandine with a touch of Pyrope in the outer layers. These make stunning specimens due to the fact that the Graphite has been removed from around the backs of the Garnets allowing light to pass through the crystals, creating glowing 'red embers'.


K363 - Quartz $ 150
Himalaya Mtns., India
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 5 cm


Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363a.jpg] Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363b.jpg] Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363c.jpg]

Water-clear, colorless Quartz crystals from the Indian Himalayas. Slight chipping on one back termination face, otherwise perfect. Stands upright for display.


K459 - Prehnite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K459a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K459b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K459c.jpg]

Spherical groups of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals on Graphite. Great color with large distinct crystals.


K462 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.3 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K462a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K462b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K462c.jpg]

Grouping of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals with a slight amount of attached Graphite. Great color with large distinct crystals. There is also an attached crystal of whitish Chabazite. Slight chipping is present but overall in great condition and a very good one for Merelani Prehnite.



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