Selected Specimens

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SM683 - Amethyst $ 50
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM683a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM683b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM683c.jpg]

Sculptural Amethyst crystal with black spray-formation inclusions, from a recent find in Tanzania.


SM684 - Amethyst $ 40
Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM684a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM684b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM684c.jpg]

Amethyst cluster with black hair-like inclusions, from a recent find in Tanzania.


SM734 - Tremolite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM734a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM734b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM734c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystals. Great color! Well terminated with an interesting 'side-car' crystal jutting out to one side. A bit of brown matrix remains with metallic Graphite intermixed. Nice, undamaged crystals with good transparency. Merelani sets the standard for Tremolite.


C643 - Calcite $ 600
Dal'Negorsk, Russia
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 8 cm


Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c643a.jpg] Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c643b.jpg] Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c643c.jpg] Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c643d.jpg]

Radial starburst formation of Calcite crystals atop a green (Chlorite?) and Calcite rich matrix. The individual Calcite spires are about 3cm long and have hundreds of shimmering crystal faces. Undamaged.


C646 - Aquamarine $ 220
Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Aquamarine from Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/c646a.jpg] Aquamarine from Akwanga, Nasarawa State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/c646b.jpg]

Flawless gem Aqua with multifaceted termination and good medium blue color.


C647 - Azurite with Malachite $ 480
Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c647a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c647b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c647c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c647d.jpg]

Lustrous group of intergrown Bisbee Azurite crystals. A complete undamaged floater, well crystallized all around. Historic, fine specimen.


C649 - Amethyst scepter $ 150
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649c.jpg]

Glassy and transparent amethyst scepter atop white Quartz. Complete all around and undamaged with an area of natural etching on one face. The Amethyst has hair-like black inclusions.


C653 - Rhodochrosite after Shell $ 450
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm


Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c653c.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present. One side has been cut to reveal the bubbly pink Rhodochrosite inside.


C654 - Rhodochrosite after Shell $ 450
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.6 cm


Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c654a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c654b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c654c.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Shell from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c654d.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present. There is a thin layer of the original white shell present, but it is all Rhodochrosite underneath both sides. One side has been cut to reveal the bubbly pink Rhodochrosite inside.


C657 - Tourmaline $ 250
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.6 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657d.jpg]

Double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. The flat termination end is a transparent green, and the more pyramidal termination end is yellow, an uncommon color for Tourmaline.


C658 - Tourmaline $ 250
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c658c.jpg]

Double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. The flat termination end is a transparent green, and the more pyramidal termination end is yellow, an uncommon color for Tourmaline.


SM781 - Leucophanite on Birnessite after Serandite $ 200
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Leucophanite on Birnessite after Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM781a.jpg] Leucophanite on Birnessite after Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM781b.jpg] Leucophanite on Birnessite after Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM781c.jpg] Leucophanite on Birnessite after Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM781d.jpg]

Serandite crystals replaced by Birnessite. A small Leucophanite crystal is attached near the termination of one of the psuedomorphs.


SM751 - Prehnite $ 240
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.4 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751c.jpg]

Thick cluster of curved blue Prehnite crystals in the rough shape of a 'rosette' on a contrasting Quartz covered black Graphite matrix. The color of the blue changes in natural sunlight versus indoor lighting, and gets more deeply colored in the thicker parts.


SM759 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.7 x 3.7 x 3.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM759a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM759c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM759d.jpg]

Exceptionally bright, glowing, translucent lemon yellow Prehnite on a small amount of Graphite matrix. Great quality from limited finds of a few years back. The main group is 3.8cm wide and symetrical. There is some Graphite in areas but the main group is pristine and exceptional. Some contacting around the Prehnite at the base.


SM761 - Brucite $ 200
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 9.0 x 7.0 x 3.3 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM761a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM761b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM761c.jpg]

Large, solid radial masses of rich lemon-yellow color Brucite on minor matrix. Large, fine specimen. Though not the brightest lemon yellow, it is translucent, thick and sturdy.



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