Selected Specimens

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C682 - Topaz $ 180
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.5 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c682a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c682b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c682c.jpg]

Undamaged single gem 'Imperial' Topaz crystal. There are vertical surface striations but the inside is pure transparent gem.


C683 - Thaumasite $ 1500
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.4 x 3 x 1.3 cm


Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c683a.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c683b.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c683c.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c683d.jpg]

Thaumasite is a rare mineral in the Ettringite group, the best were found at the N'Chwanning. This is a rare matrix specimen - you used to be able to find small single crystals but now even those are hard to find. Matrix specimens were always uncommon, and I have only ever had one before, a similar piece to this one that I paid a similar price to Katherine Woest about 15 years ago. Crystals are a transparent yellow and reach 5mm in diameter. White tufts of Xonotlite are dispersed between the Thaumasite crystals.


C684 - Andradite $ 350
Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c684a.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c684b.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c684c.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c684d.jpg]

Yellow Andradite garnet crystals from recent finds in Veracruz. This specimen features a well centered, large central crystal of 1.8cm, which is good sized for the find. Attractive and unusual colored garnet.


C685 - Andradite $ 350
Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.2 x 5 x 4 cm


Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c685a.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c685b.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c685c.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c685d.jpg]

Yellow Andradite garnet crystals from recent finds in Veracruz. This specimen features numerous gemmy yellow crystals to 0.8cm. Attractive and unusual colored garnet.


C686 - Scorodite $ 600 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 360
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3 cm


Scorodite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c686a.jpg] Scorodite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c686b.jpg] Scorodite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c686c.jpg]

Flat brown matrix covered with blue Scorodite crystals to 5mm. They grew in a thin seam so some of the crystals are contacted from the opposing pocket wall, but there are plenty of good non-contacted gemmy and glassy crystals.


C687 - Smithsonite $ 650
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Smithsonite from Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c687a.jpg] Smithsonite from Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c687b.jpg] Smithsonite from Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c687c.jpg]

Open vug lined with satiny orange/tan Smithsonite crystals. Thick layer of translucent Smithsonite. Comes with a Wendel Minerals label that indicates it was formerly part of the Mayer collection.


C688 - Hausmanite $ 900
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Hausmanite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c688a.jpg] Hausmanite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c688b.jpg] Hausmanite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c688c.jpg] Hausmanite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c688d.jpg]

Matrix covered by Andradite crystals in turn coated by numerous well formed Hausmanite crystals. Clean and undamaged. Comes with a Wendel Minerals label that indicates it was formerly part of the Mayer collection.


J180 - Apatite $ 200
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J180a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J180b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J180c.jpg]

Large, chunky single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Undamaged with some natural indentaions from other crystals.


J181 - Apatite $ 140
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.1 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J181a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J181b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J181c.jpg]

Large, chunky single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Slight chipping but relatively undamaged.


J183 - Apatite $ 80 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 48
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.6 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J183a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J183b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J183c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Chipping on one edge otherwise undamaged.


J185 - Apatite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 72
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J185a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J185b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J185c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Undamaged.


J186 - Apatite $ 80
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J186a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J186b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J186c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster and areas of transparency. Some chipping present but relatively undamaged.


J193 - Apatite $ 120
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J193a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J193b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J193c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. Some matrix attached to one side, but undamaged.


J194 - Apatite $ 80
Namalulu, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J194a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J194b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J194c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster. There is some attached matrix, including on the termination, but it is undamaged.


J195 - Apatite $ 120
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J195a.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J195b.jpg] Apatite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J195c.jpg]

Single Apatite crystal with a good blue/green color. Complete all around and translucent with a 'wet' luster and areas of transparency. Undamaged crystal that really glows with backlighting.



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