Selected Specimens

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T897 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 600
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t897a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t897b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t897c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and mostley gem quality with just a few interanl veils. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T898 - Dravite $ 480
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t898a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t898b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t898c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t898d.jpg]

Parallel, intergrown Dravite crystals. The crystals are dark and grade up to a clear zone followed by bright blue caps. Unlike most, the dark zone on these crystals are mostly transparent (see backlit photos). Hand picked from hundreds for quality.


T899 - Dravite $ 750
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 4 x 4 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t899a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t899b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t899c.jpg]

Stout single Dravite crystal with an excellent termination. The crystal is dark and grades up to a clear zone followed by a bright blue cap. Undamaged. Hand picked from hundreds for quality.


T900 - Cylindrite $ 125
Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t900a.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t900b.jpg]

Exceptionally rich Cylindrite specimen composed almost entirely of spray formations of Cylindrite crystals. The only macro sized crystals of this cylindrical crystal habit in the mineral world.


T902 - Whiteite $ 180
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902a.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902b.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t902c.jpg]

Large, double-terminated single crystal with associated Quartz crystals. Undamaged.


T906 - Bastnasite $ 350
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906a.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906b.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906c.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t906d.jpg]

Well formed, complete single translucent yellow/brown Basnasite crystal. There is a small notch on the bottom where it was attached to another crystal. Undamaged and good on both sides.


T907 - Diaspore $ 350
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5 x 1.3 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t907a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t907b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t907c.jpg]

Single translucent to transparent crystal of Diaspore. This is rare material from old stocks in Turkey, no more is being found as the deposit has been exhausted. Though somewhat etched in appearance, this is a terminated crystal, which are uncommon. Gemstones cut from Diaspore are marketed as 'Zultanite".


T912 - Diamond $ 325
Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.1 cm


Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t912a.jpg] Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t912b.jpg]

Polished slice of a Diamond crystal showing color zoning. For further information, read the article titled 'Optically-zoned (Star) Diamonds from Zimbabwe' in the March-April 2014 issue of Rocks and Minerals magazine.


T913 - Diamond $ 300
Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.1 cm


Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t913a.jpg] Diamond from Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/t913b.jpg]

Polished slice of a Diamond crystal showing color zoning. For further information, read the article titled 'Optically-zoned (Star) Diamonds from Zimbabwe' in the March-April 2014 issue of Rocks and Minerals magazine.


T915 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 180
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t915a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t915b.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t915c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T916 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 225
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4.1 x 2 x 1.6 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t916a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t916b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete all around. There is a chip along one termination edge, otherwise undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the larger more colorful crystals in the lot.


T917 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 220
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t917a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t917b.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t917c.jpg]

Parallel growth, double terminated Quartz scepters from a 2017 find. The scepter heads have both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged though with slight etching or interferred growth in a few areas. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T919 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 200
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t919a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t919b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T920 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 200
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t920a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t920b.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen.


T922 - Quartz scepter with Hematite $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t922a.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t922b.jpg] Quartz scepter with Hematite from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t922c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. Largest of the lot.



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