Selected Specimens

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SM666 - Tremolite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM666a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM666b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM666c.jpg]

Terminated deep green Tremolite crystal. Good flat termination with great color.


SM734 - Tremolite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM734a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM734b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM734c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystals. Great color! Well terminated with an interesting 'side-car' crystal jutting out to one side. A bit of brown matrix remains with metallic Graphite intermixed. Nice, undamaged crystals with good transparency. Merelani sets the standard for Tremolite.


C643 - Calcite $ 600
Dal'Negorsk, Russia
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 8 cm


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Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c643a.jpg] Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c643b.jpg] Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c643c.jpg] Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c643d.jpg]

Radial starburst formation of Calcite crystals atop a green (Chlorite?) and Calcite rich matrix. The individual Calcite spires are about 3cm long and have hundreds of shimmering crystal faces. Undamaged.


C649 - Amethyst scepter $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649c.jpg]

Glassy and transparent amethyst scepter atop white Quartz. Complete all around and undamaged with an area of natural etching on one face. The Amethyst has hair-like black inclusions.


C657 - Tourmaline $ 250
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.6 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c657d.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.


C658 - Tourmaline $ 250
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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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.


SM751 - Prehnite $ 240
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.4 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


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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


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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


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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.


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


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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


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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.


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


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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


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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


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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.


TR4 - Mangano Calcite with Quartz $ 350
Romania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR4a.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR4b.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR4c.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR4d.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Romania [db_pics/pics/TR4e.jpg]

Pink ManganoCalcite with white Quartz crystals and Pyrite. Undamaged.
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