Selected Specimens

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TZ518 - Tanzanite $ 900 (=~ £ 667)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518d.jpg]

Bi-colored Tanzanite crystal with superb glassy luster. There are a couple tiny nicks on the lower sides, but overall in great condition and complete all around.


B801 - Azurite with Malachite $ 400 (=~ £ 296)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.2 x 4 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801d.jpg]

Sprays of chisel shaped Azurite crystals spraying out from a white matrix. A few spheres of Malachite add color. The Azurite is a deeper navy blue than the photos indicate.


B802 - Helvite with Calcite $ 450 (=~ £ 333)
Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm


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Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802a.jpg] Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802b.jpg] Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802c.jpg]

Fine quality cluster of Helvite with attached translucent white Calcite crystals. Nearly undamaged but with a tips missing at the very ends of a few Helvite crystals, really only noticable when magnified. Nice composition to the specimen and very showy.


B803 - Azurite $ 450 (=~ £ 333)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803d.jpg]

A thick 4cm Azurite crystal or crystal group on matrix with a couple of more prismatic crystals below the main crystal. There is also Cerussite and Mimetite present. Great color to the Azurite, not dark but a bright blue.


B807 - Malachite $ 150 (=~ £ 111)
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b807a.jpg] Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b807b.jpg]

Cup-shaped formation of botryoidal Malachite. No matrix, in great condition.


B814 - Fluorite casts on Amethyst $ 350 (=~ £ 259)
Southern Africa
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Fluorite casts on Amethyst from Southern Africa [db_pics/pics/b814a.jpg] Fluorite casts on Amethyst from Southern Africa [db_pics/pics/b814b.jpg] Fluorite casts on Amethyst from Southern Africa [db_pics/pics/b814c.jpg]

White Quartz cast after Fluorite intergrown with Amethyst. Ex. Irv Brown collection.


B818 - Fluorite over Tourmaline $ 350 (=~ £ 259)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 3 cm


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Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818a.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818b.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818c.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/B818.mp4]

Single Fluorite crystal that has overgrown a single Tourmaline crystal. The bas of the Tourmaline can be seen at the bottom, along with a small amount of Albite. Great color!


B820 - Tremolite $ 180 (=~ £ 133)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b820a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b820b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b820c.jpg]

Terminated single crystal with brilliant deep green coloration. Most are mere shards and terminated crystals are much less common.


B836 - Volkovskite $ 500 (=~ £ 370)
Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England
small cabinet - 6.4 x 4 x 3 cm


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Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836a.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836b.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836c.jpg]

Intergrown crystal groups of rare Volkovskite. This recent find of Volkovskite set the world standard for the species. They were found as a biproduct of mining for potash, and because the Volkovskite damages mine machinery, the area where it was found is now avoided and it is unclear if anymore will be recovered.


B837 - Volkovskite $ 350 (=~ £ 259)
Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 1.1 cm


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Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b837a.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b837b.jpg]

Large, distinct crystals of rare Volkovskite. This recent find of Volkovskite set the world standard for the species. They were found as a biproduct of mining for potash, and because the Volkovskite damages mine machinery, the area where it was found is now avoided and it is unclear if anymore will be recovered.


B842 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 300 (=~ £ 222)
Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842a.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842b.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842c.jpg]

Fine quality crystals of Gersdorffite with bright green Annabergite adding good color contrast.


B854 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200 (=~ £ 889)
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854d.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 35 grams.


B856 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 500 (=~ £ 370)
Landanai, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b856a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b856b.jpg]

Large partial Chrome Tourmaline crystal from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 110 grams.


B866 - Bastnasite-(Ce) $ 350 (=~ £ 259)
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1 cm


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Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866a.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866b.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866c.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866d.jpg]

Well formed floater cluster of Bastnasite crystals. The main crystal is good sized with uniform thickness and sharp, crisp edges. The color is a translucent rootbeer brown with an outer zone of yellow.


B867 - Bastnasite-(Ce) $ 150 (=~ £ 111)
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm


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Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b867a.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b867b.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b867c.jpg]

Well formed Bastnasite crystal, translucent rootbeer brown in color. Complete and undamaged.

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