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T841 - Wurtzite $ 600
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.


T843 - Tanzanite $ 6000
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.


T845 - Tanzanite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t845a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t845b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t845c.jpg]

Stout single pink Tanzanite crystal. Pink is an uncommon color and I buy any decent one I can find when they are available. This crystal has slight edge chipping and a deep pink body color. A beautiful and uncommon Tanzanite.


T846 - Tanzanite $ 3000
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.


T847 - Dravite $ 750
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t847a.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t847b.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t847c.jpg]

New 2017, limited production from the Commander Mine. These crystals are solid green and not bi-colors like last year. However the green is very rich and bright. A gemmy complete crystal that weighs 9.7 grams.


T849 - Dravite $ 150
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t849a.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t849b.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t849c.jpg]

New 2017, limited production from the Commander Mine. These crystals are solid green and not bi-colors like last year. However the green is very rich and bright. A gemmy complete crystal that weighs 1.2 grams.


T850 - Dravite $ 750
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t850a.jpg] Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t850b.jpg]

New 2017, limited production from the Commander Mine. These crystals are solid green and not bi-colors like last year. However the green is very rich and bright. Slight edge chipping otherwise complete and undamaged. A gemmy complete crystal that weighs 5.7 grams.


T854 - Tsavorite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t854c.jpg]

Rare faden Tsavorite crystal, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and there has been a fair production of it. While not as large as they get, this crystal is on the large side, and the quality is as good as it gets.


T856 - Grossular on Diopside $ 350
Eden Mills, Vermont, USA
miniature - 3.4 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t856a.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t856b.jpg] Grossular on Diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t856c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of gem Grossular crystals on Diopside. The crystals are transparent with great color. The small crystal has a small chip, otherwise undamaged.


T859 - Grossular on diopside $ 350
Eden Mills, Vermont, USA
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Grossular on diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t859a.jpg] Grossular on diopside from Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t859b.jpg]

Single gem Grossular crystal on a green Diopside crystal. Crystallized all around and undamaged.


T863 - Quartz $ 250
Orange River, Namibia
miniature - 4.7 x 3.2 x 2 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t863a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t863b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t863c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of red Hematite included Quartz crystals. Good luster.


T869 - Quartz on Hematite $ 800
Cleator Moor, Cumberland, England
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm


Quartz on Hematite from Cleator Moor, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/t869a.jpg] Quartz on Hematite from Cleator Moor, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/t869b.jpg] Quartz on Hematite from Cleator Moor, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/t869c.jpg]

Fine example of double terminated 'Beta Quartz' on Hematite crystals. A UK classic that is undamaged except for a couple places along the edges where it broke away from the host rock. The Quartz crystals are glassy and lustrous and, along with the bright metallic Hematite, give off lots of sparkle. A fine example out of an old collection.


T870 - Azurite $ 3500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870e.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t870f.jpg]

Cluster of large, partially etched Azurite crystals from Tsumeb. Fully crystallized all around, even part of the bottom is recrystallized! There is a small indentation showing Malachite on the lower front face (possibly damage, possibly natural), and the lower backside of the back crystal has some indentations/contact from another former Azurite crystal. Otherwise good all around. These good large Tsumeb Azurites are very hard to come by now.


T872 - Tennantite aftr Azurite $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm


Tennantite aftr Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t872a.jpg] Tennantite aftr Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t872b.jpg] Tennantite aftr Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t872c.jpg]

Cluster of 3 crystals of Azurite that are mostly psuedomorphed to Tennantite. Not only is it an aesthetic cluster, on virtually all similar pieces I've owned, I've never seen any remaining Azurite, they have all been 100% psuedomorphed. On this one you can see areas of residual blue Azurite.


T874 - Aragonite $ 150
Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Aragonite from Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [db_pics/pics/t874a.jpg] Aragonite from Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [db_pics/pics/t874b.jpg] Aragonite from Minglanilla Mine, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain [db_pics/pics/t874c.jpg]

A 7cm double-terminated Aragonite crystal on smaller Aragonites. Great color on this old piece.



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