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T789 - Tanzanite $ 700 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t789a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t789b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t789c.jpg]

Bi-colored single Tanzanite crystal, yellow over a blue core, with some attached Calcite. Slight chipping on the back face, otherwise undamaged. 23 grams.


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T793 - Tourmaline $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 1 x 0.7 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


Tourmaline from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t793a.jpg] Tourmaline from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t793b.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal that grades up from medium green to clear to dark green at the termination. Unusual color zoning. Undamaged, with gem zones.


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T794 - Quartz $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 90 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 3 cm


Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794a.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794b.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794c.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794d.jpg]

Cluster of smokey grey Quartz crystals. The prism faces of the large crystals are covered by smaller Quartz crystals and the termination faces are flat and smooth. There is also color zoning in the terminations with dark zones along the edges. Found in 2017.


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T802 - Legrandite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t802a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t802b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t802c.jpg]

Bright golden crystal cluster of Legrandite with good terminations across the top, and even the tiny tips at the bottom end are terminated. Great color.
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T810 - Copper $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 11.8 x 6 x 1 cm


Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810a.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810b.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810c.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810d.jpg]

Flattened cluster of elongated Copper crystals with a good red patina. Good on both sides.
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T812 - Wulfenite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm


Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t812a.jpg] Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t812b.jpg] Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t812c.jpg]

Small but stunning undamaged gem of a Wulfenite. Great color and luster.
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T816 - Strengite, Kidwellite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Three Oak Gap, Polk Co., Arkansas, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Strengite, Kidwellite from Three Oak Gap, Polk Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/t816a.jpg] Strengite, Kidwellite from Three Oak Gap, Polk Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/t816b.jpg] Strengite, Kidwellite from Three Oak Gap, Polk Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/t816c.jpg]

Colorful specimen with purple Strengite on green Kidwellite with other phosphates Beraunite, Dufrenite, and Cacoxenite. Comes with a Kidwell label!! A Kidwellite from the Kidwell collection.
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T824 - Dioptase on Shattuckite $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824a.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824b.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824c.jpg]

Colorful specimen of thick Dioptase cluster on blue Shattuckite. The Dioptase cluster is 2.3cm tall and undamaged.
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T827 - Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite $ 3000 (=~ CAN$ 0) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 1800 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo
cabinet - 9.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm


Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827a.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827b.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827c.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827d.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827e.jpg]

Large open vug of blue Shattuckite over Dioptase. The Dioptase formerly covered larger Calcite crystals, which are now gone, only the tips of one or two crystals can be seen on the backside now, however their form is clearly evident from the inside of the vug. The specimen is almost entirely Dioptase and Shattuckite. An unusual feature of this specimen is the light, pearly luster on the surface of the Shattuckite, which is more typically a darker, matte luster. Rare and unusual.


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T828 - Quartz faden $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Grimsel Pass, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828a.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828b.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828c.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828d.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828e.jpg]

Glassy smokey Quartz crystal in an unusual (for Switzerland) faden growth formation, sort of a faden gwindel. Complete and glassy all around but with a damaged area on the top.
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T833 - Rhodochrosite $ 2200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t833c.jpg]

Cluster of 5 gem red scalenohedral Rhodochrosite crystals. Some terminations cleaved though smooth. Gemmy with great color.
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T838 - Halite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838a.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838b.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838c.jpg] Halite from Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland [db_pics/pics/t838d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of clear Halite crystals from the famous and long closed Wieliczka Mine. A floater, complete all around with no points of contact. Individual cubes reach 3cm on edge.
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T841 - Wurtzite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 0) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 360 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841c.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841d.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t841e.jpg]

Well formed, thick Wurtzite crystal, complete all around and undamaged. There is Graphite, Diopside, Pyrite, and a partial Tanzanite crystal attached to the surface. Stunning thumbnail.


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T843 - Tanzanite $ 6000 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t843a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t843b.jpg]

Good sized pink Tanzanite crystal. Pinks are uncommon and this one is unique with a dark blue phantom line dividing the pink zone on top and a more purple/pink zone below. There is a chip on a back edge, but the termination is good and it can be display from the front undamaged. Pinks are hard to come by, but for some reason perfect undamaged pinks are even more rare, even the best known fine pink Tanzanite has a chip or two. A beautiful and uncommon Tanzanite. Weighs 21.1 grams.
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T846 - Tanzanite $ 3000 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t846a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t846b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t846c.jpg]

Stunning bi-color Tanzanite crystal of yellow over vivid purple/blue. This crystal has superb luster and unusually uniform shape, retaining an even 7mm thickness all the way from the base to the termination. There are two chips, including one on the back termination, but the sheer pizzaz and dramatic coloration greatly overcomes it, it's that pretty and unique. Weighs 13 grams.



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