Selected Specimens

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B138 - Erythrite $ 950
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm


Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b138a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b138b.jpg]

Incredible specimen of two attached ball-shaped formations of Erythrite crystals. A rare floater specimen for this species, crystallized all around. Definitely different than most Erythrites you will encounter.


B148 - Calcite on Tanzanite $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.0 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm


Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b148a.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b148b.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b148c.jpg]

Gemmy, complete Tanzanite crystal. Top luster and undamaged. When you see a loose single Tanzanite crystal it's easy to assume it was broken off matrix during mining, however the calcite on the bottom and backside of this crystal demonstrates that this crystal detached from the matrix naturally after formation. I think this is a very good value for a crystal of this size and quality.


B150 - Elbaite with Lepidolite $ 850
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California
miniature - 3.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Elbaite with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b150a.jpg] Elbaite with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b150b.jpg] Elbaite with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b150c.jpg]

Stunning single Elbaite crystal with attached books of bright purple Lepidolite. The Elbaite is 1.2cm wide with a classic bubble-gum pink color with a thin green zone at the termination, with good transparency.


B168 - Smithsonite $ 650
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 4 x 4 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b168a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b168b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b168c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b168d.jpg]

Pink Smithsonite crystals covering sulfide matrix. The crystals are bright and lively with great color. There are a couple areas where the specimen intergrew with the opposite pocket wall, otherwise it's a solid coverage of pink crystals.


B169 - Fluorite $ 2500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1250
Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia
cabinet - 10 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/b169a.jpg] Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/b169b.jpg] Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/b169c.jpg]

A 4cm Fluorite cube on matrix with Sphalerite. The Fluorite is a sea foam green with inclusions of white Aragonite needles. Fluorites from this find and this particular color are uncommon and hard to find. There is minor chipping present, otherwise the crystal is pristine with glassy luster and razor sharp edges. A hard to find piece for a Fluorite collector.


B171 - Barite on Calcite $ 350
Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota [db_pics/pics/b171a.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota [db_pics/pics/b171b.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota [db_pics/pics/b171c.jpg]

Pristine, transparent 3.6cm long Barite crystal on yellow calcite crystals. The Calcite too are good sized, reaching 7mm.


B172 - Cylindrite $ 450
Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm


Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b172a.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b172b.jpg]

Exceptionally rich Cylindrite specimen composed almost entirely of spray formations of Cylindrite crystals. The crystal clusters reach 4 cm in length.


B487 - Boleite $ 850
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
large cabinet - 16 x 10 x 7 cm


Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487b.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487c.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487d.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487e.jpg]

Large matrix specimen with numerous Boleite crystals. Matrix Boleite specimens, when available, are most commonly composed of dried clay containing Boleite crystals. This specimen is uncommon for both it's size and that the matrix is composed of hard rock and Gypsum. There are also cream colored Anglesite crystals present. The Boleite cubes reach 8mm in largest dimension. I count 9 larger Boleites, plus many more tiny crystals. This is a rare specimen from a long closed mine.


B235 - Alabandite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b235a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b235b.jpg]

Single octahedral Alabandite crystal with relatively smooth and sharp faces. Merelani Alabandites are easily the world's largest and best examples of the species.


B240 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 280
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b240a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b240b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration at the termination and a more yellow green at the base. Note that some from this find such as this one have an unusual indented crystal form at the very tip. The three outer triangular faces of the termination are flat, while the center triangle goes inward.


B241 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 500
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b241a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b241b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Complete and undamaged except for a chip on one edge.


B244 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 180
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b244a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b244b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Fantastic color and undamaged.


B245 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 600
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b245a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b245b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b245c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration.Fantastic color and undamaged.


B247 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 400
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b247a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b247b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration.Note that some from this find such as this one have an unusual indented crystal form at the very tip. The three outer triangular faces of the termination are flat, while the center triangle goes inward. Complete and undamaged.


B249 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 200
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b249a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b249b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Undamaged.



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