Selected Specimens

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C213 - Sphene $ 450
Mondo Mine, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 1.7 cm


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Sphene from Mondo Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c213a.jpg] Sphene from Mondo Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c213b.jpg] Sphene from Mondo Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c213c.jpg]

A large, well formed single Sphene crystal from teh relatively new Mondo Mine. The locality is primarily mined for Quartz, but occassionally a good Sphene is found. This is as large and sharp and Sphene as I have seen from this locality so far. Good on front and back with gem zones.


C219 - Pink Tanzanite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


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Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c219a.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c219b.jpg]

Gemmy pink Tanzanite crystal with an orange/yellow color on the wide face and a great pink color when viewed on the narrow side faces.


C220 - Pink Tanzanite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


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Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220a.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220b.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220c.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220d.jpg]

Three interconnected pink Tanzanite crystals with attached zeolites. There is a little bit of blue at the base. Undamaged.


C235 - Diamond $ 1900
Congo
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235a.jpg] Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235b.jpg] Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235c.jpg]

Complete Diamond crystal in the form of a distorted cube. The surface has a dimpled appearance, but it appears clear inside. Weighs 3.25 carats.


C240 - Diamond $ 1800
South Africa
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


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Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c240a.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c240b.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c240c.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal. Great luster with surface growth features. Translucent with gem zones. Weighs 8.25 carats.


C243 - Mangano Calcite $ 1200
Dal'negorsk, Russia
large cabinet - 20 x 9.5 x 6 cm


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Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243a.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243b.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243c.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243d.jpg]

Disc shaped pink Mangano Calcite crystals on matrix. Great pink color. Large undamaged display specimen.


C244 - Mangano Calcite $ 1200
Dal'negorsk, Russia
large cabinet - 23 x 12 x 8 cm


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Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244a.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244b.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244c.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244d.jpg]

Disc shaped pink Mangano Calcite crystals in two stacks. Each stack of crystals is at a different angle, so on the left you see the crystal tops and to the right you see a stack from the side. Large crystal on the left is 12cm wide. There are oriented inclusions of a dark needle-like mineral. Slight edge chipping but overall very clean and free of damage.


C245 - Mangano Calcite with Fluorite $ 1500
Dal'negorsk, Russia
large cabinet - 17 x 11 x 9 cm


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Mangano Calcite with Fluorite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c245a.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Fluorite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c245b.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Fluorite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c245c.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Fluorite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c245d.jpg]

Colorful specimen of disc shaped pink Mangano Calcite crystals with green Fluorite. The larger crystals are 7cm wide and most crystals have oriented inclusions of a dark needle-like mineral. Fine quality, colorful specimen. Undamaged and better than photos.


C246 - Fluorite $ 250
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246c.jpg]

Large, clear octahedron of Fluorite with Quartz crystals. Large, smooth flat crystal faces with a small natural step on the back face.


C248 - Azurite $ 150
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248c.jpg]

Bright 'electric' blue Azurite crystals to 2.7cm in size. The crystals have partially psuedomorphed to Malachite and you can see Malachite in two areas. This veneer of Azurite over an inner core of Malachite gives these specimens the bright 'electric' blue color. These are no longer being found.


C252 - Chrome Dravite $ 350
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


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Chrome Dravite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c252a.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c252b.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c252c.jpg]

Deep chrome green Dravite crystal with a curious clear (Achroite) termination. Translucent with excellent color and undamaged.


C253 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 2000
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


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Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c253a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c253b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c253c.jpg]

Outstanding thumbnail sized specimen of Dioptase crystals on white Calcite crystals. Main Dioptase is an undamaged 1.6cm crystal. There is one small cleaved crystal on the lower right (that could be trimmed away), all other crystals undamaged.


C254 - Malachite after Azurite $ 100
Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254c.jpg]

Pair of well fomred, crossing psuedomorphs of Malachite after Azurite.


C258 - Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite $ 650
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c258a.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c258b.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c258c.jpg]

New find of skeletal Galena from the 9th of September Mine. This is true skeletal Galena (not the manufactured specimens from about 10 years ago), only the second time in 20 years that they have been found. The Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite add color and contrast. Undamaged.


C259 - Galena with Quartz, Sphalerite $ 550
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Galena with Quartz, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c259a.jpg] Galena with Quartz, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c259b.jpg] Galena with Quartz, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c259c.jpg]

New find of skeletal Galena fromt eh 9th of September Mine. This is true skeletal Galena (not the manufactured specimens from about 10 years ago), only the second time in 20 years that they have been found. With Quartz crystals and Sphalerite. Undamaged.
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