Selected Specimens

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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.


SM773 - Tanzanite $ 180
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM773a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM773b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM773c.jpg]

Natural purple/blue Tanzanite crystal with a hint of yellow color. Complete all around and undamaged with nice gem zones and some attached Calcite. Unheated.


SM777 - Tanzanite $ 180
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM777a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM777b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM777c.jpg]

Single, complete Tanzanite crystal. A bi-color example with yellow over a small blue core. Complete, undamaged crystal with only minimal edge chipping. Highly gemmy in the upper half. Unheated, natural Tanzanite.Former dealer price of $800.


SM782 - Natrolite $ 160
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Natrolite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM782a.jpg] Natrolite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM782b.jpg] Natrolite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM782c.jpg]

A single, sharply terminated Natrolite crystal with internal gemmy areas. This crystal shows no damage other than contact on the bottom where separated from matrix. Exceptional example from the locality. Ex. Charlie Key.


SM784 - Cerussite $ 180
Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm


Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM784a.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM784b.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM784c.jpg]

A single, complexly terminated Cerussite crystal with a bit of rust color matrix from Morocco. The crystal is highly lustrous and very clean all around, with no apparant damage. Typical twinning for Cerussite is seen. Ex. Andy Seibel Minerals.


TA1 - Amethyst $ 200
Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ta1a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ta1b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ta1c.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ta1d.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ta1e.jpg]

54 specimens of Amethyst, many of them scepters. Specimen sizes are generally 1.5 to 2.5 cm in size. For reference, each box is 2.7cm square, and the entire flat is 18 x 26cm.


T2 - Amethyst $ 200
Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2c.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2d.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2e.jpg]

24 specimens of Amethyst, many of them scepters. One is a colorless, undamaged DT crystal. Specimen sizes are generally 1.5 to 4 cm in size. For reference, each box is 4cm square, and the entire flat is 18 x 26cm.


T3 - Amethyst $ 200
Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t3a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t3b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t3c.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t3d.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t3e.jpg]

54 specimens of Amethyst, many of them scepters. Specimen sizes are generally 1 to 2 cm in size. For reference, each box is 2.7cm square, and the entire flat is 18 x 26cm.


TR1 - Mangano Calcite $ 350
Romania
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 5 cm


Mangano Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR1a.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR1b.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR1c.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR1d.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR1e.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR1f.jpg]

Shimmering pink crystal of ManganoCalcite on a matrix of Quartz crystals and Pyrite. The crystal terminates into multiple spikey points. Undamaged.


TR2 - Calcite $ 280
Romania
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR2a.jpg] Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR2b.jpg] Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR2c.jpg] Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR2d.jpg] Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR2e.jpg]

Hollow Calcite cast that is covered by spikey Calcite crystals and has Calcite crystals lining the inside of the hollow area. Undamaged.


TR3 - Calcite $ 480
Romania
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR3a.jpg] Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR3b.jpg] Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR3c.jpg] Calcite from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR3d.jpg]

Stunning starburst spray of Calcite crystals atop a matrix of Galena, Sphalerite, and Pyrite. The tan Calcite crystals are sprinkled wtih white, disc-shaped Calcite crystals. A stunner, undamaged.



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