Selected Specimens

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SM928 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM928a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM928b.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM929 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM932 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM932a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM932b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM932c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM936 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.2 cm


Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM936a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM936b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM936c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM944 - Prehnite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.0 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM944a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM944b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM944c.jpg]

Rosette cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Complete all around on a tiny bit of Graphite. Excellent example of what many say is the world's best Prehnite.


SM947 - Prehnite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM947a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM947b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM947c.jpg]

Radial clusters of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Complete all around with minor Calcite and Graphite. Excellent example of what many say is the world's best Prehnite. Undamaged floater crystallized all around.


SM948 - Prehnite $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM948a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM948b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM948c.jpg]

Radial clusters of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Complete all around with some Graphite. Excellent example of what many say is the world's best Prehnite. Undamaged floater crystallized all around with a flat area where it grew against another crystal.


SM952 - Spessartine $ 250
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM952a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM952b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM952c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM952d.jpg]

Equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. Some areas of black inclusions but many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 71 carats.


SM953 - Spessartine $ 750
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM953a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM953b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM953c.jpg]

Complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. Some areas of black inclusions but many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 104 carats.


SM954 - Spessartine $ 350
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM954a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM954b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM954c.jpg]

Equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. Some areas of black inclusions but many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 62 carats.


SM955 - Spessartine $ 350
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955d.jpg]

Complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. Some areas of black inclusions but many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 69 carats.


SM956 - Spessartine $ 450
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM956a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM956b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM956c.jpg]

Complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. A small amount of edge wear on one edge. Minimal black inclusions with many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 60 carats.


SM966 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.0 x 2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of tabular blue azurite crystals. Translucent.


CM101 - Cumengeite $ 250
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm101a.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm101b.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm101c.jpg]

Rare Cumengeite specimen just released for sale by a Mexican miner. Cumengeite is a rare halide that grows on the faces of Boleite cubes. On this specimen, there are perfect crystals of Cumengeite on 3 of Boleite cube faces and partially formed Cumengeite crystals on the remaining 3 cube faces. Although not a perfect star, these are hard to come by.


CM105 - Cumengeite $ 300
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm105a.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm105b.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm105c.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm105d.jpg]

Rare Cumengeite specimen just released for sale by a Mexican miner. Cumengeite is a rare halide that grows on the faces of Boleite cubes. On this specimen, there are pointed crystals of Cumengeite on 5 of Boleite cube faces and a flat Cumengeite or psuedoboleite on the remaing cube face. Although not a perfect star, these are hard to come by.



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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
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