Selected Specimens

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T170 - Tourmaline $ 590 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170c.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a green over deep red coloration. Undamaged. Weighs 9.8 grams.
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T175 - Tourmaline $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175d.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate. There is a chip one one side near the termination as seen in the fourth photo, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 6.3 grams.
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T178 - Tourmaline $ 690 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.6 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178d.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate. Minor chipping on edges, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 9.7 grams.
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T179 - Tourmaline $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179c.jpg]

Classic large sized, complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a blue/green over red coloration. Slight chipping along termination edge, otherwise undamaged. Termination has a mirror bright luster, and but for the visible growth features you would swear it was polished. Weighs 21.7 grams.
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T182 - Tourmaline $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182d.jpg]

Gemmy pink and green double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 2.7 grams.
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T187 - Tourmaline $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187a.jpg] Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187b.jpg] Tourmaline from Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t187c.jpg]

Unusual 'black' Tourmaline crystal. This came in a lot from a collection and was labeled as 'Black Tourmaline". It is clearly an Elbaite and not Schorl and has a dark grey color with hints of purple blue and green. Gemmy and transparent from top to bottom. I've never seen a similar crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 8.5 grams.
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T193 - Quartz $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t193a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t193b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t193c.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t193d.jpg]

Complete and terminated Quartz with both Amethyst and smokey coloration. There are also some attached small Analcime and Prehnite and included moving water bubbles. Top quality and undamaged except for one tiny 1-2mm edge nick.


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T194 - Quartz $ 240 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t194a.jpg]

Complete and terminated Quartz with both Amethyst and smokey coloration with included moving water bubbles. Top quality and undamaged.


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T195 - Quartz $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t195a.jpg]

Complete and terminated Quartz with both Amethyst and smokey coloration with one included water bubble that can move about 1.5cm. Top quality and undamaged.


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T198 - Vanadinite $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t198a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t198b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t198c.jpg]

Lustrous red Vanadanite crystals on matrix. Crystals reach 1.2cm wide and are thick. A couple of the crystals at the bottom along the edge are damaged, but all the others, the vast majority, are good. Bright, showy translucent red crystals.


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T200 - Fluorite $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Guyang, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200a.jpg] Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200b.jpg] Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200c.jpg]

Stepped octahedral Fluorite crystals that are highly translucent with a beautiful green coloration. Undamaged.
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T201 - Barite on Gaudyfroyite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Barite on Gaudyfroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t201a.jpg] Barite on Gaudyfroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t201b.jpg] Barite on Gaudyfroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t201c.jpg]

Solid Gaudyfroyite, with trace amount of red Andradite crystallized on both sides by Gaudyroyite crystals. Attached to the Gaudyroyite are white crystals of Barite that are frosted on the outside and more translucent on the inside
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T202 - Sphene $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
San Quentin, Baja, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 0.6 cm


Sphene from San Quentin, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t202a.jpg] Sphene from San Quentin, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t202b.jpg]

Old specimen of Sphene (Titanite) from the coastal Pacific town of San Quentin in northern Baja California. A floater single crystal that is gemmy and has great green color. Hard to find crystal, first one I've ever owned.
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T208 - Apatite on Clinozoisite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 270 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Apatite on Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t208a.jpg] Apatite on Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t208b.jpg] Apatite on Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t208c.jpg]

Stacked tabular Apatite crystals grown around Clinozoisite crystals. Transparent, complete all around with glassy luster.


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T212 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 225 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t212a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t212b.jpg]

Elongated pink cobaltian Calcite crystals on matrix. Undamaged.



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