Selected Specimens

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TZ337 - Wurtzite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz337a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz337b.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal.


TZ338 - Wurtzite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz338a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz338b.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal. One photo is backit to highlight the excellent translucency.


TZ341 - Wurtzite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz341a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz341b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz341c.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal.


TZ342 - Wurtzite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342c.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal. These were a huge story a few years ago when discovered as the world's best for species. Another world's best for the Merelani Tanzanite mines.


TU150 - Azurite with Malachite $ 750
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150d.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with some crystals partially altered to Malachite. The Azurite has superb luster and bright 'electric' blue color. One crystal at center has a neat halo of malachite alteration around Azurite. Damage to one lower left edge crystal, otherwise perfect.


TU155 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu155a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu155b.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on a small amount of matrix. Main crystal is 2.5cm long and 1.8cm wide and undamaged. Damage to one of the small side crystals.


TU158 - Azurite with Malachite $ 180
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu158a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu158b.jpg]

A single large Azurite crystal with areas altered to Malachite. The Azurite has superb luster and bright 'electric' blue color. There is one small nick along the top edge, otherwise perfect.


TU159 - Azurite $ 180
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on matrix. The Azurite has superb luster and bright 'electric' blue color. Largest crystal is 1.7cm wide. No damage.


NA964 - Rhodochrosite $ 300
Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na964a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont. St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na964b.jpg]

Sharp, thin twinned Rhodocrosite crystal. A floater specimen well crystallized on all sides.


AF208 - Carrollite $ 300
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208d.jpg]

Well formed single cuboctahedral crystal with a grey surface patina. This is from the Lorraine Sofia collection and likely predates the big Carrollite finds that started in 2001. High quality and undamaged


TU168 - Elbaite $ 470
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm


Elbaite from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tu168a.jpg] Elbaite from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tu168b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single crystal with a blue/purple body color and a cranberry termination.


TZ361 - Tremolite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 240
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz361a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz361b.jpg]

Single Tremolite crystal with smooth faces and a good termination - much better than average for these which are usually very etched or etched-looking. Ex. Alex Schauss collection.


CH103 - Fluorite on Ferberite $ 290
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm


Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103a.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103b.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103c.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite cubes atop a Ferberite crystal. The Fluorites are glassy and undamaged.


CH107 - Fluorite on Muscovite $ 1500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 5 cm


Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107a.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107b.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107c.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue Fluorite cubes on a matrix of Muscovite. The Fluorites are glassy and undamaged. Chalcopyrite crystals are present along the left side.


TU180 - Azurite with Malachite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180d.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached. Undamaged floater cluster composed of 4 intergrown crystals. Superb.



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