Selected Specimens

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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.


TS194 - Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite $ 240
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
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 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
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
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
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
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
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 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 228
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
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
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.


PAK112 - Quartz $ 300
North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan
small cabinet - 9.3 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Quartz from North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak112a.jpg] Quartz from North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak112b.jpg]

Floater specimen of faden Quartz with the majority of the specimen a flat, tabular form. Undamaged.


NA954 - Serandite with Analcime $ 480
Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 3.5 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Serandite with Analcime from Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na954a.jpg] Serandite with Analcime from Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na954b.jpg]

Single well terminated Serandite crystal, more elongated in form than most, with the classic association of white Analcime crystals.


A304 - Calcite $ 250
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a304a.jpg] Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a304b.jpg]

Translucent yelow/green Calcite crystal from a new find. An unusual neon color similar to Brazilianite color. Only 2 flats of this material were available at the show with one Chinese dealer, and 90% of those were only partial crystals, this one being one of the best complete crystals.



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