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MK290 - Tanzanite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk290a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk290b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk290c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk290d.jpg]

Cluster of gemmy Tanzanite crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The main crystal is 1.7cm tall and highly transparent with a blue and light yellowish color. There is a bit of attached Graphite on the bottom and multiple other smaller crystals.


MK291 - Tanzanite on Calcite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk291a.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk291b.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk291c.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk291d.jpg]

Stunning gemmy Tanzanite crystal on Calcite crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The Tanzanite 1.9cm tall and highly transparent with a blue/purple color. The Tanzanite grows out of white Calcite crystals and stands alone in front of a jumbled mass of smaller Tanzanite crystals.


MK292 - Tanzanite $ 225
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 0.9 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk292d.jpg]

Bi-color single Tanzanite crystal from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The crystal is gemmy, complete all around with yellow over blue coloration and an interesting stepped termination.


MK293 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk293d.jpg]

Crystal of gemmy Tanzanite with Pyrite, Calcite, and Graphite from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The Tanzanite is 1.7cm tall, transparent with a blue and pink color. The termination faces down to the an open pocket of Tanzanite, Calcite, and Pyrite. Uncommon and colorful matrix Tanzanite specimen.


MK294 - Tanzanite $ 175
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 0.7 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk294a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk294b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk294c.jpg]

Tall cluster of gemmy Tanzanite crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The crystals are complete all around and undamaged, blue in color, and gemmy.


MK295 - Calcite on Tanzanite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295a.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295b.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295c.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk295d.jpg]

A single gemmy blue Tanzanite crystal partially coated in Calcite from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The crystal has some contacting and a bit attached Graphite on one side but is otherwise perfect. Gemmy and colorful with a nice accent of the white Calcite.


MK296 - Tanzanite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk296d.jpg]

Cluster of gemmy Tanzanite crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The two main crystals reach 2.9cm tall and are well terminated, transparent with a blue color. There is a bit of attached Graphite, Calcite and multiple other smaller crystals.


MK297 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 4750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297a.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297b.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297c.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297d.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk297e.jpg]

Gemmy purple/blue Tanzanite crystal with attached Prehnite from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania. The Tanzanite has classic form and is complete all around. It's a natural, unheated crystal with and orange/red coloration when viewed up the C-axis (last photo shows this color, shot with my hand wrapped around the crystal and a light shining up from the bottom). The Prehnite is translucent lemon yellow and forms hemispherical clusters that total 2cm wide. It's rare to find such clean looking Prehnite on Tanzanite specimen. Weighs 28.75 grams.


MK298 - Cerussite with Barite $ 300 SOLD
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk298a.jpg] Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk298b.jpg] Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk298c.jpg] Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk298d.jpg]

Reticulated Cerussite and pink bladed Barite crystals on a matrix of Barite with Galena. The main Cerussite cluster is superb for the locality, white and highly lustrous and 2cm wide. There are many additional gemmy Cerussite crystals mixed in with the Barite on the fron side. Reticulated Cerussite is uncommon from Mibladen. The back side is covered by pink Barite crystals.


MK299 - Rhodochrosite $ 300 SOLD
Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk299a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk299b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk299c.jpg]

Single red Rhodochrosite rhomb on Quartz crystals. The Rhodo has gem quality areas and is 2cm wide on the diagonal.


MK300 - Kunzite $ 980
Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 1.5 cm


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Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk300a.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk300b.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk300c.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk300d.jpg]

Gem quality pink Kunzite crystal on matrix. Great ridged termination and highly transparent. Complete all around and undamaged.


LV369 - Smithsonite $ 400
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9.3 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV369a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV369b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV369c.jpg]

Light yellowish white Smithsonite crystals on a sulfide matrix from Tsumeb. The crystals have excellent form and reach 1.6cm in size. The crystals are translucent with areas of transparency.


LV354 - Linarite pseudo. Galena $ 200
Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


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Linarite pseudo. Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV354a.jpg] Linarite pseudo. Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV354b.jpg] Linarite pseudo. Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV354c.jpg] Linarite pseudo. Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV354d.jpg]

A 3cm wide crystal of Linarite after Galena on matrix. The Linarite has bright 'electic' blue color and is associated with green Brochantite, Anglesite, and Quartz crystals.


LV357 - Smithsonite psuedo. Dolomite $ 250
Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm


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Smithsonite psuedo. Dolomite from Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LV357a.jpg] Smithsonite psuedo. Dolomite from Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LV357b.jpg] Smithsonite psuedo. Dolomite from Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LV357c.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystals clearly evident. Smaller individual Smithsonite crystals are scattered across the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite. Comes with an old Ernie Schlichter label. Beautiful specimen!


LV371 - Pyrite, Quartz, Galena, Chalcopyrite $ 200 SOLD
Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Pyrite, Quartz, Galena, Chalcopyrite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LV371a.jpg] Pyrite, Quartz, Galena, Chalcopyrite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LV371b.jpg] Pyrite, Quartz, Galena, Chalcopyrite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LV371c.jpg] Pyrite, Quartz, Galena, Chalcopyrite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LV371d.jpg]

Quality old combination specimen of multiple species from the Leonard Mine in Butte, Montana. The Leonard Mine is a former Cu-Ag-W-Pb-Zn mine famous for it's Covellite. While the old label only lists the 4 species, a black crystal on the right side appears to be another species, possibly Chalcocite.

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