Selected Specimens

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J80 - Spessartine $ 300
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J80a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J80b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J80c.jpg]

A fairly equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with a couple of points of contact and/or small natural surface pits. Rich bright citrus orange coloration throughout. Weighs 249 carats.


J81 - Spessartine $ 300
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J81a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J81b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J81c.jpg]

An equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with a few small natural surface pits and minor black inclusions. Rich bright citrus orange coloration throughout with a few gemmy areas. Weighs 151 carats.


J82 - Spessartine $ 500
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J82a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J82b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J82c.jpg]

An equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no points of contact. Rich bright citrus orange coloration throughout with several gem-like areas. A very clean example for the species. Weighs 254 carats.


J83 - Spessartine $ 500
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J83a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J83b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J83c.jpg]

An equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with only a few small natural surface pits and no black inclusions. Rich bright citrus orange coloration throughout. Weighs 296 carats.


J84 - Spessartine $ 200
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J84a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J84b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J84c.jpg]

An equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with a couple of points of contact and black inclusions throughout, but a few clear gemmy orange areas. Weighs 162 carats.


C661 - Tourmaline $ 3500
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c661a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c661b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c661c.jpg]

Large single Tourmaline crystal that grades from pink to green then back to pink at the termination. Strong color with a steep pyramidal termination. A little more pink than the photos, and the green zone is a better green, and though somewhat dark in the photos, is very gemmy. Undamaged. Weighs 67.2 grams.


C662 - Tourmaline $ 750
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.1 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662d.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c662e.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal with atached Lepidolite. Good pink color with a darker red at the termination. One tiny nick, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 9.4 grams.


C663 - Azurite on Malachite $ 1200
Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c663a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c663b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c663c.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Mipillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c663d.jpg]

Four Azurite crystals on bright green Malachite. Undamaged, visually stunning specimen.


C665 - Shattuckite $ 350
L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665a.jpg] Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665b.jpg] Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665c.jpg] Shattuckite from L'Etoile, Lumbumbashi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c665d.jpg]

Solid mass of Shattuckite and Malachite with a thin coating of Chrysocolla on the outside. The Shattuckite forms satiny, fibrous radial groups with Malachite filling the spaces in between.


C670 - Spessartine $ 650
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c670a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c670b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c670c.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color and no black inclusions. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good form and color. A large crystal of red mica is grown into part of the backside faces. Undamaged.


C671 - Aquamarine $ 850
Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
miniature - 3.7 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


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Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671a.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671b.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671c.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/c671d.jpg]

Transparent Aquamarine crystal with the good blue color Vietnamese Aqua are known for. An undamaged crystal that is fully transparent top to bottom.


C673 - Azurite $ 850
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c673d.jpg]

Cluster of stout, intergrown Azurite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged except for a couple of tiny, trivial nicks and a small partial crystal attached to one side. Good blue color overall with areas of bright 'electric' blue. There is an old collection number affixed to the bottom.


J89 - Amethyst $ 250
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.2 cm


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Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J89a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J89b.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J89c.jpg]

Cluster of glassy Amethyst crystals from 2018 finds. Good purple color. Fine and undamaged.


J92 - Amethyst $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J92a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J92c.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/j92d.jpg]

Cluster of glassy Amethyst crystals from 2018 finds. Great purple color, gemmy, and undamaged.


J97 - Amethyst $ 90 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 45
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm


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Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J97a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J97b.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J97c.jpg]

Double-terminated Amethyst crystal from 2018 finds. Glassy surface luster with medium purple color. There are some indentations on the backside but it's all fully crystallized natural growth. Undamaged with a few atttached tiny white Quartz crystals that it grew upon.

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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
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