Selected Specimens

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ST436 - Tourmaline $ 750
Paprok, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 1 x 0.9 cm


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Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST436a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST436b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST436c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST436d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent single Tourmaline with unusual coloration. It's pink at the base followed by a green zone then a colorless upper half and termination. Complete and undamaged with a steep pyramidal termination. Weighs 5.73 grams.


ST430 - Wurtzite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


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Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST430a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST430b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST430c.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST430d.jpg]

Translucent to transparent red/orange single Wurtzite crystal. These were discovered a few years ago at the Merelani Tanzanite mines and are considered the world's best for species.


ST432 - Calcite on Dioptase in Calcite $ 400
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Calcite on Dioptase in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST432a.jpg] Calcite on Dioptase in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST432b.jpg] Calcite on Dioptase in Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST432c.jpg]

Bright green Dioptase crystals included within clear, rhombic Calcite crystals that were later covered by smaller, pearly white crystals of Calcite or Dolomite. There are even a few small Dioptase crystal on top the second generation of Calcite.
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