Selected Specimens

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J649 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J649a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J649b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J649c.jpg]

Gemmy Tsavorite crystals to 5mm atop a matrix of Graphite over Quartz. The crystals are bright and transparent and most are perfect with some damaged along the edge.


J650 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J650a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J650b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J650c.jpg]

Dense coverage of gemmy Tsavorite crystals atop a matrix of Graphite. Undamaged.


J652 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.3 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J652a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J652b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J652c.jpg]

Excellent colored gemmy Tsavorite crystals to 5mm atop a matrix of crystallized Graphite. Undamaged.


J656 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J656a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J656b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J656c.jpg]

A 1.8cm elongated faden Tsavorite crystal group attached to a flat, transparent unidentified crytal, possibly Tanzanite, on a matrix of Graphite, Pyrite crystals, and unidentifed white crystals.


J658 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 260
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658d.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J658e.jpg]

Floater cluster of gemmy Tsavorite crystals, Diopside, and Pyrite crystals on Graphite crystals. Undamaged.


J663 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J663a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J663b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J663c.jpg]

Gemmy Tsavorite crystals to 1.2cm with good color on Graphite crystals. Undamaged.


J431 - Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions $ 150
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm


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Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431a.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431d.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J431e.jpg] Japan Law Quartz with Sulfur, Muscovite inclusions from Mundo Nuevo Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/j431x.jpg]

Cluster of clear Quartz crystals with a large Japan Law twin on one side. Long, slender clear Quartz crystals with inclusions of Sulfur and Muscovite. There are also unidentified white blebs and brown acicular crystals included within the Quartz. In good condtion with no significant damage,  all the main crystals are undamaged.  From the Chuck Trantham collection and comes with an old label from Alfredo Petrov showing a price of $160, and I offering it for less than Alfredo's old price.


J432 - Hematite and Amethyst phantom Quartz $ 200
Orange River, South Africa
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm


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Hematite and Amethyst phantom Quartz from Orange River, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J432b.jpg] Hematite and Amethyst phantom Quartz from Orange River, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J432c.jpg] Hematite and Amethyst phantom Quartz from Orange River, South Africa [db_pics/pics/j432a.jpg]

This specimen is a complex combination of multi-stage growth of Quartz that shows two distinct periods of development. The early stage growth is an Amethyst Quartz crystal with Hematite either in or on its faces. The late stage growth is a nearly complete coverage of clear Quartz, terminated on both ends. This pattern of development gives the specimen the appearance of having internal Hematite and Amethyst Quartz phantoms when viewed from the top or sides. A very aesthetic and interesting specimen. Old label shows a price of $250.


J439 - Smoky Quartz $ 160
Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm


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Smoky Quartz from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California [db_pics/pics/J439a.jpg] Smoky Quartz from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California [db_pics/pics/J439b.jpg] Smoky Quartz from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California [db_pics/pics/J439d.jpg] Smoky Quartz from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno County, California [db_pics/pics/J439e.jpg]

A fine, sharply terminated, complete Smoky Quartz crystal from this classic California locality. Only a small amount of micro-chipping here and there, otherwise a good sized, near-perfect example. Note that there is a small stepped growth near the termination as seen in photos - this is natural growth and not damage.


J442 - Quartz with Schorl inclusions $ 160
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5.0 x 4.8 x 3.8 cm


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Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442a.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442b.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442c.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442d.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442e.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442f.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442g.jpg] Quartz with Schorl inclusions from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J442h.jpg]

A cluster of clear, sharply terminated Quartz crystals is host to several dark color Schorl Tourmaline crystals included within the center. The Schorl crystals are visible from both the front and back of the Quartz cluster. It comes with a very detailed Bob Trimingham label that notes an excellent provenance from some well-known collectors. No damage to any of the main crystals and only a minor amount of micro-chipping.


J443 - Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin $ 400
Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 7.7 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm


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Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443a.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443b.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443c.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443d.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443e.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443f.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443g.jpg]

A superb group of flattened, translucent, and frosted Quartz crystals with the two largest forming a 7.8cm wide classic Japan Law Twin pair. No damage to any of the main crystals with the only visible contact being the point of attachment on the bottom. A beautiful classic Quartz presentation from the famous Washington Camp locality in Arizona. The specimen is accompanied by a wonderful accounting of it's provenance noted in the highly detailed label of Bob Trimingham.


J445 - Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar $ 240
Erongo Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.4 x 2.7 cm


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Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445a.jpg] Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445b.jpg] Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445c.jpg] Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445d.jpg]

A pair of dark purple Amethyst crystals stand upright on a sculptural matrix of white Microcline Feldspar crystals. No damage to this aesthetic species combination.


J447 - Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite $ 220
Cavnic, Romania
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.0 x 6.0 cm


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Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447a.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447b.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447c.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447d.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447e.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447.mp4]

A pair of large, double-terminated, Smoky Quartz crystals in parallel with each other, with a nice accent of brassy Pyrite crystals, faint pink color Manganocalcite, and white Calcite crystals. A beautiful combination of species with no apparant damage and only minimal chipping on the bottom.


J464 - Azurite on Malachite $ 175
Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah
thumbnail - 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah [db_pics/pics/J464a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah [db_pics/pics/J464b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah [db_pics/pics/J464c.jpg]

A classic Azurite rose-shaped crystal group on green Malachite. It's an aesthetic specimen with bright, lustrous crystals, and is complete all around. Ex. Hawthorneden Collection.


J454 - Stephanite $ 300
Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J454d.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J454e.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/j454a.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/j454b.jpg]

Bright metallic crystals of the Silver sulfosalt Stephanite in a group on contrasting white granular Quartz. A superb and rare Stephanite and Quartz combination from Fresnillo.
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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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