Selected Specimens

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T933 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933c.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t933d.jpg]

Formation of elongated Tsavorite crystals that grade up in size towards the top, with attached tiny Pyrite crystals. Glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. It's essentially a floater, with a small point of contact at the thick end. At the right angle it looks like a lightning bolt. An amazing specimen!!!


T935 - Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


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Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t935a.jpg] Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t935b.jpg] Tsavorite with Sphene, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t935c.jpg]

Formation of multiple elongated Tsavorite crystal groups with attached sphene, diopside, and Pyrite crystals. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. It's essentially a floater, with only the very tip of one part of the bottom as a possible point of contact. An amazing specimen!!!


T936 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936c.jpg]

Elongated Tsavorite crystal group with attached Pyrite crystals from the Merelani Tanzanite mines in Tanzania. Twisting, towering stack of crystals with a distinct faden line. Excellent color Tsavorite that is glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is unusual and only found over the course of one or two years.  It was a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. Complete and undamaged with the point of contact at the bottom of the stack. An amazing specimen!!!


T937 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


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Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t937a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t937b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t937c.jpg]

Elongated Tsavorite crystal group with attached Pyrite crystals. Towering stack of crystals with a distinct faden line. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. Complete and undamaged floater crystallized all around. An amazing specimen!!!


T939 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939c.jpg]

Formation of multiple elongated Tsavorite crystal groups with small attached Diopside crystals. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. Floater specimen, undamaged with no points of contact. An amazing specimen!!!


T940 - Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


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Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940a.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940b.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940c.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940d.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940e.jpg]

Unique specimen of a heart-shaped Sphene with attached Tsavorite and Pyrite. Complete all around and undamaged. Incredible, unusual thumbnail.


C146 - Leifite on Serandite $ 650
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Leifite on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/c146a.jpg] Leifite on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/c146b.jpg] Leifite on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/c146c.jpg]

Rare radial group of Leifite crystals on salmon pink Serandite crystals. With black Aegerine crystals.


C147 - Copper $ 300
Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147a.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147b.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147c.jpg]

Well crystallized group of Copper crystals. Undamaged floater group good on all sides. With minor amounts of associated Calcite.


C148 - Andradite var. Demantoid $ 1200
Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy
cabinet - 12.5 x 7 x 1.8 cm


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Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148a.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148b.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148c.jpg]

Thin matrix covered with bright green garnet crystals. The garnets are over 1cm in size and many are transparent. This is a great example out of an old collection with good coverage of crystals on a thin flat matrix. Most crystals are good though some damaged crystals keep the price much lower than it otherwise would be.


C152 - Axinite $ 900
Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 6 cm


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Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152a.jpg] Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152b.jpg] Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152c.jpg] Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152d.jpg]

Gemmy blades of purple Axinite associated with Albite crystals on matrix from the classic European locality once considered the source of the finest Axinites in the world (now surpassed by some specimens from the Urals and California) though still highly treasured. Some fo the crystals are pure purple and gemmy, some show green Chlorite, there is also chlorite coating parts fo the matrix. Crystals reach 2cm in size and are in great condition except for the far right edge where it appears the specimen broke away from the host rock.


C153 - Scheelite $ 1000
Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153a.jpg] Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153b.jpg] Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153c.jpg]

Rare specimen of Italian Scheelite on matrix. An old specimen from a classic locality not commonly seen for sale. The crystal measures 2cm and is a good yellow with gemmy zones. There are at least 3 other small Scheelite present on the Pyrite rich matrix.


C164 - Axinite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164a.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164b.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164c.jpg]

Transparent purple blades of Axinite on matrix.


C166 - Kermesite $ 350
Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
miniature - 4.7 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm


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Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166a.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166b.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166c.jpg]

Diverging spray of Kermesite crystals with a bright metallic luster.


C172 - Feldspar var. Moonstone $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 750
Namalulu, Tanzania
large cabinet - 21 x 19 x 7 cm


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Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172a.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172b.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172c.jpg]

New find of crystallized moonstone from Tanzania. Individual crystals to 2cm that display a satiny blue color when turned under lighting. This 'Schiller effect' of color is seen at different angles on the different crystals and was therefore not possible to catch in still photos and these are therefore more colorful and attractive in person. Moonstone crystals are rare! Large, relatively flat crystal covered specimen. Biggest of lot with good blue on crystals.


C177 - Feldspar var. Moonstone $ 450
Namalulu, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c177a.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c177b.jpg]

New find of crystallized moonstone from Tanzania. This is essentially one large individual crystals of 5.5cm with a satiny blue color on the front face. Uncommonly large crystal. Moonstone crystals are rare!

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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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