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Four intergrown, very sharp, light tan crystals of olmiite to 1 cm on a bit of matrix. ExcellentTN of this rare (and newly described) manganese analog of poldervaartite found early this decade and now properly recognized as olmiite.
Sale Price: $200.00
Location: N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman, South Africa
Dimensions: 2.2 x 1.3 x 1.2cm
A very gemmy zoizite crystal (this one has been treated like all tanzanites are) with a wonderful termination, excellent luster and the trichroic color change. There is a microscopic ding on one side of the C face, otherwise it is a perfect and facetable TN!
Location: Merelani, Arusha, Tanzania
Dimensions: 1.7 x .7 x .6cm
A very sharp TN specimen of the rare yttrium phosphate xenotime, with excellent luster and a pleasing medium brown color. What makes this TN even even rarer is the fact that we have two crystals in parallel growth (don’t think it’s a twin) which is very unique since most of the time the crystals occur as singles. Super TN!
Location: Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil
Dimensions: 2.9 x 1.2 x .7cm
A pair of gemmy quartz crystals sit in front of a group of purple/green fluorapatite crystals. Excellent luster, color and gemmy crystals make up this large TN!
Location: Panasqueira, Portugal
Dimensions: 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5cm
Very bright and lustrous plates of hematite to 2 cm host bright red rutile crystals and are associated withy gemmy quartz crystals. Classic TN!
Location: Cavradi Gorge, Val Cunera, Grischun, Szitzerland
Dimensions: 2.4 x 1.6 x 1cm