Selected Specimens

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T554 - Diopside on Graphite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.4 x 1 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t554a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t554b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t554c.jpg]

Green Diopside crystals on Graphite. Two of the Diopsides are double terminated, largest is 1.7cm.


T555 - Diopside on Graphite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t555a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t555b.jpg]

Green Diopside crystals on Graphite. Good cluster.


T559 - Magnesio Axinite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 0.3 cm


Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t559a.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t559b.jpg]

Single, complete Magnesio Axinite crystal. These are only found spradically at Merelani, and even when found, are mostly just fragments of crystals. This is an uncommonly complete crystal, relatively undamaged with just a little chatter along one edge.


T563 - Diopside $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t563a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t563b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t563c.jpg]

Single Diopside with the top chrome green coloration. A funny thing about Merelani Diopsides is that the highly transparent crystals have lighter color, and crystals like this one, with the top color, have less transparency. There are two indentations from other crystals on one narrow side, otherwise complete and undamaged all around.


T564 - Diopside $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t564a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t564b.jpg]

Complete single Diopside with good transparency, undamaged.


T566 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t566d.jpg]

Outstanding small thumbnail composed of two interconnected GEM Tsavorite crystal on Graphite. Flawless gem Tsavorite crystals are hard to come by because the cutting value is so high they are almost always cut as gemstones. This specimen has two glass-like, undamaged crystals, though one has a indentation where another Tsavorite was formerly located.


T567 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 1600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t567d.jpg]

Crystallized Graphite with light green Diopside and vivid green Tsavorite crystals. Tsavorite crystals are 8mm and very gemmy with excellent color. Undamaged, uncommon and showy Merelani combo specimen.


T568 - Tsavorite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t568d.jpg]

A recent surprise from Merelani are these elongated clusters of Tsavorite crystals, some of which, like this one, appear to be faden growth. Complete group of crystals with glassy luster and a distinct faden line running up through the center.


T569 - Pyrite on Tsavorite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569a.jpg] Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569b.jpg] Pyrite on Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t569c.jpg]

A recent surprise from Merelani are these elongated Tsavorite crystals. Glassy green crystal, undamaged, with attached Pyrite crystals.


T576 - Tanzanite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t576a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t576b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t576c.jpg]

Single, complete Tanzanite crystal. An interesting combination of blue and yellow coloration. Superb quality and highly transparent. Undamaged, natural Tanzanite.


T577 - Magnesio Axinite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.3 cm


Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t577a.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t577b.jpg] Magnesio Axinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t577c.jpg]

Single, complete Magnesio Axinite crystal. These are only found sporadically at Merelani, and even when found, are mostly just fragments of crystals. This is an uncommonly complete crystal, relatively undamaged with just a contact and chip along one edge.


T584 - Fluorite $ 300
Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t584a.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t584b.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t584c.jpg]

Complex, stepped Fluorite crystal, characteristic for this mine, on matrix. The crystal is 4.2cm wide and transparent, with a purple/blue color. Glassy luster, complete and undamaged.


T593 - Analcime on Serandite $ 90 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 54
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Analcime on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t593a.jpg] Analcime on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t593b.jpg] Analcime on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t593c.jpg]

Analcime crystals to 1.8cm on pink Serandite crystals. Ex. Charlie Key.


T600 - Variscite with Crandallite $ 1800
Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA
large cabinet - 18 x 10 x 4.5 cm


Variscite with Crandallite from Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/t600a.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/t600b.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/t600c.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/t600d.jpg]

Large nodule of Variscite with one side brightly polished. This piece amazingly has 4 separate areas (at least) of Variscite surrounded by yellow Crandallite. These are rare to find now in this size and quality.


T601 - Dioptase on Chrysocolla over Cerussite $ 550
Sanda Mine, Mindouli, Congo
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


Dioptase on Chrysocolla over Cerussite from Sanda Mine, Mindouli, Congo [db_pics/pics/t601a.jpg] Dioptase on Chrysocolla over Cerussite from Sanda Mine, Mindouli, Congo [db_pics/pics/t601b.jpg] Dioptase on Chrysocolla over Cerussite from Sanda Mine, Mindouli, Congo [db_pics/pics/t601c.jpg]

Old specimen composed of a reticulated 'snowflake' of Cerussite that has been coated by Chrysocolla with Dioptase crystals attached to one side. All the Dioptase aren't in perfect condition, but I think it displays best from the side without the Dioptase anyways. This was recently released from a collection and I've never seen one like it before. The label notes that it was purchased from John Seibel in 1997. A rare and unusual thumbnail!



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