Selected Specimens

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T936 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t936c.jpg]

Elongated Tsavorite crystal group with attached Pyrite crystals. Twisting, towering stack of crystals with a distinct faden line. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. Complete and undamaged with the point of contact at the bottom of the stack. An amazing specimen!!!


T937 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t937a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t937b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t937c.jpg]

Elongated Tsavorite crystal group with attached Pyrite crystals. Towering stack of crystals with a distinct faden line. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. Complete and undamaged floater crystallized all around. An amazing specimen!!!


T939 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t939c.jpg]

Formation of multiple elongated Tsavorite crystal groups with small attached Diopside crystals. Excellent color on the Tsavorite, glassy and well crystallized all around. This style of Tsavorite is new this year and highly unusual, and a wonderful surprise from the Merelani mines. Floater specimen, undamaged with no points of contact. An amazing specimen!!!


T940 - Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940a.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940b.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940c.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940d.jpg] Sphene with Tsavorite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t940e.jpg]

Unique specimen of a heart-shaped Sphene with attached Tsavorite and Pyrite. Complete all around and undamaged. Incredible, unusual thumbnail.


T942 - Hematite in Quartz $ 150
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Hematite in Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t942a.jpg] Hematite in Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t942b.jpg]

Quartz scepter with the scepter head colored orange by Hematite inclusions.


T943 - Azurite with Malachite $ 4500
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t943a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t943b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t943c.jpg]

Outstanding cluster of Azurite crystals from the Watercourse Pocket. An undamaged floater with the superb blue color these are known for. Backside has the typical small stringers of Malachite attached. Nothing but crystals all around.


T944 - Quartz with Schorl $ 250 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 150
Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Quartz with Schorl from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t944a.jpg] Quartz with Schorl from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t944b.jpg] Quartz with Schorl from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t944c.jpg] Quartz with Schorl from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t944d.jpg]

Unusual specimen of stacked, double-terminated Quartz crystals that appear to have grown around a Schorl crystal. When backlit you can see a dark shadow running up the center of the Quartz crystal that appears to be a Schorl crystal. There are also attached Feldspar and Muscovite crystals.There is one point of contact on part of the bottom, otherwise fully crystallized all around and undamaged. A strange one!


T948 - Apophyllite on Analcime $ 280
Seiser Alp, South Tyrol, Italy
cabinet - 11.5 x 8 x 6 cm


Apophyllite on Analcime from Seiser Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/t948a.jpg] Apophyllite on Analcime from Seiser Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/t948b.jpg] Apophyllite on Analcime from Seiser Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/t948c.jpg]

Open vug lined with pink Analcime crystals with tabular, transparent Apophyllite crystals on the Analcime.


T949 - Stibnite $ 450
Baia Sprie mine, MaramureČ™ Co., Romania
large cabinet - 20 x 12 x 4 cm


Stibnite from Baia Sprie mine, MaramureČ™ Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/t949a.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie mine, MaramureČ™ Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/t949b.jpg]

Large flat specimen covered by clusters of Stibnite crystals with Calcite on the front side. Backside is also fully crystallized with rounded masses of grey Calcite. Large, showy display specimen out of an old collection.


T950 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 300
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950c.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950d.jpg]

Gem purple Kunzite crystal with the backside coated by tan Stilbite crystals. A beautiful, well terminated Kunzite on it's own, with added color and flair due to the Stilbite. Pegmatitic Stilbite is uncommon.


T951 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 100
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951c.jpg]

Gem purple Kunzite crystal with the backside coated by tan Stilbite crystals. A beautiful, well terminated Kunzite on it's own, with added color and flair due to the Stilbite. Pegmatitic Stilbite is uncommon. Well terminated but priced lower because one face is a cleavage, but can be displayed perfectly from the Stilbite covered side.


T952 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 280 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 168
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 1.2 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t952a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t952b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t952c.jpg]

Gem purple Kunzite crystal with the backside coated by tan Stilbite crystals. A beautiful, well terminated Kunzite on it's own, with added color and flair due to the Stilbite. Pegmatitic Stilbite is uncommon.


T954 - Quartz $ 700
Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam
large cabinet - 17 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm


Quartz from Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t954a.jpg] Quartz from Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t954b.jpg] Quartz from Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t954c.jpg]

Large, tapering Quartz crystal with interesting inclusions. The is the best, largest crystal from the one and only parcel I've ever seen of this material. The core is filled with hair-like crystals and green, yellow and red coloration. There is a green phantom at the tip and the outer zone is transparent.


T955 - Jamesonite in Apatite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 120
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955a.jpg] Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955b.jpg] Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955c.jpg]

Glassy single Apatite crystal from the famous Siglo XX Mine. The Apatite appears to be clear but colored grey due to inclusions of needle-like crystals of Jamesonite. Old dealer price was $400 on this unusual thumbnail.


T958 - Pyromorphite $ 300
Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t958a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t958b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t958c.jpg]

Floater cluster of bright green Pyromorphite, well crystalizzed all around. There is one damaged tip on the backside, otherwise perfect all around. This specimen has the top color for the find.



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