Selected Specimens

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T492 - Tanzanite $ 6500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.2 x 2 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t492c.jpg]

Gem quality Tanzanite crystal with attached Graphite, Calcite, and Diopside. One micro nick on one edge, otherwise perfect and undamaged. Natural, unheated crystal with particularly good aesthetics.


T494 - Brucite $ 300 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 150
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494d.jpg]

Elegant, wavy cluster of solid Brucite from a new find that grades from white to bright lemon yellow. Undamaged.


T500 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500d.jpg]

Paticularly fine quality chrome tourmaline crystal (chromium or vandium rich Dravite) with top color and good transparency. one tiny (1mm or less) chip on one edge, otherwise undamaged.


T503 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 180
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 2 cm


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Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503c.jpg]

Two Tourmaline crystals on a Quartz crystal. This is one I've had for about 40 years, purchased from Frasiers rock shop in Berkeley back in the 70s.


T506 - Azurite $ 4500
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506d.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506e.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506f.jpg]

Cluster of spikey, upright Azurite crystals on a contrasting white matrix. The Azurite crystals are partially psuedomorphed to Malachite and reach 3.5cm in length. Displays well from many angles.


T514 - Apatite $ 280
Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t514a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t514b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t514c.jpg]

Group of glassy Apatite crystals on a mica covered matrix. The apatite crystals have a nice pink color with a darker central band. Undamaged.


T515 - Apatite $ 150
Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
miniature - 3.6 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t515a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t515b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t515c.jpg]

Group of glassy Apatite crystals on a mica covered matrix. The apatite crystals have a blue/grey color and are undamaged except for one small edge chip.


T517 - Quartz $ 250
Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm


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Quartz from Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t517a.jpg] Quartz from Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t517b.jpg]

Smokey Quartz scepter with a light smokey head atop a darker (but still translucent) stalk. This is from a batch of crystals mined in 2016 that I got first pick from. Complete all around and undamaged except for a couple very slight edge chips.


T518 - Quartz $ 90
Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.2 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm


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Quartz from Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t518a.jpg] Quartz from Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t518b.jpg]

Smokey Quartz scepter with a light smokey head atop a darker (but still translucent) stalk. This is from a batch of crystals mined in 2016 that I got first pick from. Complete all around with an undamaged scepter head, the stalk has a chip on one side.


T530 - Topaz $ 95
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t530a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t530b.jpg]

Small but very gemmy single topaz. Complete all around and undamaged except for one small indentation or nick on a termination edge.


T533 - Zircon on Quartz $ 350
Mt. Malosa, Malawi
cabinet - 10.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Zircon on Quartz from Mt. Malosa, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t533a.jpg] Zircon on Quartz from Mt. Malosa, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t533b.jpg]

Transparent Smokey Quartz crystal with attached Zircons. The Zircon crystals are good sized for the locality, reaching 2.1cm. Undamaged.


T536 - Cuprite $ 200
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 1 cm


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Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t536a.jpg] Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t536b.jpg] Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t536c.jpg]

Two fine quality crystal groups from an old collection. One is 1.5cm, the other 1.3cm. Both have great undamaged crystals, the largest specimen a floater crystallzied all around.


T540 - Azurite on Arsentsumebite $ 180
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Azurite on Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t540a.jpg] Azurite on Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t540b.jpg]

Blue Azurite crystals that contrast well against the green Arsentsumebite.


T542 - Dioptase with Cerussite $ 320
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.0 cm


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Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542a.jpg] Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542b.jpg] Dioptase with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t542c.jpg]

Undamaged 1.2cm Cerussite crystal on matrix with Dioptase crystals. There is also a light powder blue mineral in areas on the matrix.


T545 - Rosasite, Smithsonite on Tennantite $ 340
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Rosasite, Smithsonite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t545a.jpg] Rosasite, Smithsonite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t545b.jpg] Rosasite, Smithsonite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t545c.jpg] Rosasite, Smithsonite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t545d.jpg]

A matrix covered by Dolomite and Quartz crystals with areas of blue Rosasite and Tennatite crystals coated by green Smithsonite.
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