Selected Specimens

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D285 - Olmiite on Celestite $ 200
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285a.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285b.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285c.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285d.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285e.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285f.jpg]

Brown Olmiite crystals on a matrix of solid Celestite crystals. A fairly uncommon association, and I can find only one example on Mindat.


D292 - Spessartine with Quartz $ 450
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292a.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292b.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292c.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292d.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292e.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292g.jpg]

Cluster of smokey Quartz amost entirely covered by Spessartine garnets. This was from the Jeanne Rosati collection and came with a Trinity Mineral Company label that called a psuedomorph of Spessartine after Quartz. A small amount of smokey Quartz crystal can be seen in the tips of the 3 largest 'fingers' of Spessartine. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. There is no matrix and even part of the bottom is covered by Spessartine crystals.


K448 - Prehnite $ 175
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K448a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K448b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K448c.jpg]

Individual crystals and crystal groups of translucent yellow Prehnite. Merelani Prehnite is among the best in the world, and specimens from recent finds such as this are among the best ever found at the locality. Solid Prehnite with a bit of attached Graphite on the backside. Large, gemmy crystals radiating out in all directions. The cluster is complete all around and translucent throughout. Undamaged except for one point of contact near the top.


K841 - Prehnite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K841a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K841b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K841c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K841d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K841e.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K841f.jpg]

Large toothy crystals of translucent yellow Prehnite with a thin layer of Graphite on the bottom. Merelani Prehnite is among the best in the world, and specimens from recent finds such as this are among the best ever found at the locality. Solid Prehnite with large, gemmy crystals radiating out along the top. The cluster is complete all around, translucent throughout, and undamaged.


K857 - Prehnite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.3 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K857a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K857b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K857c.jpg]

Yellow/green Prehnite with both spherical crystal groups and individual chisel-shaped crystals. Solid, translucent Prehnite with a thin layer of Graphite on the bottom. Merelani Prehnite is among the best in the world, and specimens from recent finds such as this are among the best ever found at the locality. This style, with rounded masses that morph into chisel-tip crystals, is distinct and from finds in 2019. The cluster is translucent throughout and undamaged.


K860 - Prehnite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K860a-2.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K860b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K860c.jpg]

Individual crystals and crystal groups of translucent yellow Prehnite. Merelani Prehnite is among the best in the world, and specimens from recent finds such as this are among the best ever found at the locality. Solid Prehnite with a bit of attached Graphite on the backside. Large, gemmy crystals radiating out in all directions. The cluster is complete all around and translucent throughout. Undamaged except for at the bottom where it intergrew with a Tanzanite crystal, and some bit of remaining Tanzanite are present.


D312 - Opal after Bamboo $ 325
Banten, Java, Indonesia
miniature - 4.2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D312a.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D312b.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D312c.jpg]

Black opal that has completely replaced a section of fossil Bamboo from recent finds in Java. It has a bright play of color (reds and greens) in areas and also shows fine detail of the former bamboo. These were found in the past 2 years and are uncommon.


D314 - Opal after Bamboo $ 400
Banten, Java, Indonesia
miniature - 4 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D314a.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D314b.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/D314c.jpg]

Black opal that has completely replaced a section of fossil Bamboo from recent finds in Java. It has a bright play of color (reds, blues, and greens) in areas and also shows fine detail of the former bamboo. These were found in the past 2 years and are uncommon.


K428 - Chrysoberyl 'Cats-eye' $ 120
Brazil
thumbnail - 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Chrysoberyl 'Cats-eye' from Brazil [db_pics/pics/K428a.jpg]

A round cabochon of golden yellow Chrysoberyl that shows a sharp cat's eye effect. Weighs 0.45 carats.


K975 - Spessartine $ 450
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K975a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K975b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K975c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K975d.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with large size, good form, and good color. Slight edge chipping but very limited and overall in great condition.


K531 - Spessartine $ 275
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K531a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K531b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K531c.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good color and transparent gem zones. Very trivial edge wear, essentially undamaged.


K894 - Spessartine $ 275
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894d.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good color. There is an area of black inclusions, but the large amount of transparent gem zones in the rest of the crystal more than makes of for it. Minor edge wear and a contact where it grew against another crystal, but complete and in overall good condition.


K529 - Spessartine $ 375
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K529a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K529b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K529c.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good color. There are areas of black inclusions, but the large amount of transparent gem zones in the rest of the crystal more than makes of for it. Minor edge wear and a contact where it grew against another crystal, but complete and in overall good condition.


K390 - Spessartine $ 150
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K390a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K390b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K390c.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good color. There is an area of black inclusions, but the large amount of transparent gem zones in the rest of the crystal more than makes of for it. Minor edge wear and a bit of dammage to one face, but complete and in overall good condition.


D349 - Liddicoatite $ 650
Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
miniature - 4 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349c.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349d.jpg]

Transparent single Liddicoatite crystal with a yellow/brown base grasing up to a more reddish brown at the termination. Complete all around and somewhat rectangular in cross-section. Unusual crystal weighing 31.5 grams.
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121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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