Selected Specimens

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


C666 - Wulfenite $ 120
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c666a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c666b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c666c.jpg]

Large 2.8cm wide Wulfenite crystal atop a smaller Wulfenite. Glassy and undamaged though part of one edge contacted the opposing pocket wall during growth. Good on both sides with great orange/red color and high luster.


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


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


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.


C672 - Polybasite $ 1200
Husky Mine, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Polybasite from Husky Mine, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/c672a.jpg] Polybasite from Husky Mine, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/c672b.jpg] Polybasite from Husky Mine, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/c672c.jpg] Polybasite from Husky Mine, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/c672d.jpg] Polybasite from Husky Mine, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/c672e.jpg]

Platy crystals of irridescent Polybasite. These are rare specimens collected in the 1970s and no more have been found since. Purples, greens, and yellows bounce off the surface as you turn it in hand. Main crystal is 2.3cm wide with smaller crystals attached to the backside.


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


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


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.


J91 - Amethyst $ 70
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 3 cm


Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J91a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J91b.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/J91c.jpg]

Single glassy Amethyst crystal from 2018 finds. Good purple color and though there are some natural indented growth patterns on one face, it is undamaged.



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