Selected Specimens

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J558 - Bournonite $ 175
Baia Sprie, Romania
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Bournonite from Baia Sprie, Romania [db_pics/pics/J558a.jpg] Bournonite from Baia Sprie, Romania [db_pics/pics/J558b.jpg] Bournonite from Baia Sprie, Romania [db_pics/pics/J558c.jpg] Bournonite from Baia Sprie, Romania [db_pics/pics/J558d.jpg] Bournonite from Baia Sprie, Romania [db_pics/pics/J558e.jpg]

Barrel-shaped Bournonite crystals to 6mm scattered on various sides of a mound-shaped sulfide matrix.


J550 - Stannite $ 180
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J550a.jpg] Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J550b.jpg] Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J550c.jpg]

Lustrous metallic, bronze-colored crystals of Stannite. Yaogangxian Stannite is in my opinion the best in the world. This is a pristine cluster with mica atttached to the backside, with a point of contact at the base.


J508 - Spinel $ 180
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J508a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J508b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J508c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J508d.jpg]

Two attached red Spinel crystals that contrast well agains the white matrix. These are transparent crystal, but with internal fracturing. Good color and luster and dispays perfectly from the front, with some contacting onthe backside.


J272 - Spessartine gemstone $ 190
Namibia (?)
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


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Spessartine gemstone from Namibia (?) [db_pics/pics/J272a.jpg] Spessartine gemstone from Namibia (?) [db_pics/pics/J272b.jpg] Spessartine gemstone from Namibia (?) [db_pics/pics/J272c.jpg] Spessartine gemstone from Namibia (?) [db_pics/pics/J272d.jpg]

6mm round Spessartine gemstone weighing 1.65 carats. The old label from 2003 calls it 'Mandarin Garnet' and shows of price of $100. Great color!


J639 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639d.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J639e.jpg]

Double-terminated glassy and gemmy Diopside crystal with attached Pyrite and Tsavorite crystals. There are aslo a few Graphite crystals present, with some perfect crystals included within the Diopside.


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.
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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
145 146 147

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