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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.


AF864 - Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite $ 450
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Pyrite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af864c.jpg]

Super bright pink crystals of Cobaltian Calcite from the big find of perhaps 10 years ago. This one stands out for a variety of reasons including the well separated crystals that revael the pyrite underneath, the 3-dimensional nature of the matrix which is much more interesting than typical flat pieces, great color, and the color contrast between the Calcite and pyrite.


AF734 - Brucite $ 450
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Brucite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af734a.jpg] Brucite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af734b.jpg] Brucite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af734c.jpg]

A perfect hemisphere of crystallized Brucite grown around a small amount of Manganite. Perfect all around without damaged, even crystallized on the bottom.


A960 - Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite $ 450
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 10 x 5 cm


Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960c.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz on Magnetite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a960d.jpg]

Large 5cm Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite associated with green Quartz crystals, all of which are attached to a thick chunk of Magnetite crystals. The Scheelite crystal is partially etched at the bottom revealing a metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) inside the Scheelite.


E530 - Prehnite $ 250
Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


Prehnite from Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain [db_pics/pics/e530a.jpg] Prehnite from Oficarsa Quarry, Carchelejo, Andalusia, Spain [db_pics/pics/e530b.jpg]

Complete spherical cluster of translucent green Prehnite. Crystallized all around and undamaged.


TZ181 - Alabandite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.1 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz181c.jpg]

Single black octahedral crystal.


TZ188 - Alabandite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz188a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz188b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz188c.jpg]

Single large black octahedral crystal of Alabandite. As with many other species of minerals, Merelani has a way of producing the world's best crystals. Nowhere else in the world do you find such large, fine quality crystals. Only the Uchuchacua Mine in Peru even comes close, buthtose crystals are much smaller and usually all bunched together, not is large distinct single crystals such as this. Original list price was $250.


TZ189 - Alabandite $ 700 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 420
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz189a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz189b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz189c.jpg]

Huge single black octahedral crystal, largest of the lot. Sharp overall form though with a pitted surface.


TZ192 - Alabandite $ 500 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.0 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz192c.jpg]

Single black crystal with cubic form.


TZ193 - Alabandite $ 600 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 360
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.


A963 - Elbaite $ 400
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 3 x 3.0 cm


Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a963a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a963b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a963c.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a963d.jpg]

Elegant pair of multi-colored Elbaite on blades of white Feldspar. One end of the double-terminated crystals have a yellow color and pyramidal termination, the other ends have a green color and a flatter termination.


A965 - Elbaite $ 350
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.


TZ211 - Wurtzite $ 300 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 180
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz211a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz211b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz211c.jpg]

Single crystal with a rich red/orange color, gemmy and bright.


TZ212 - Wurtzite with Sphalerite $ 250
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
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.



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