Tourmaline var. Uvite with Magnesite and Quartz from Brumado, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil [TOURM7]
Tourmaline var. Uvite with Magnesite and Quartz
Brumado, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
Zoisite Var. Tanzanite from Arusha, Merelani, Tanzania [TANZANITE4]
Zoisite Var. Tanzanite
Arusha, Merelani, Tanzania
Opal var. Hyalite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [OPAL14]
Opal var. Hyalite
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Beryl var. Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam [AQUA10]
Beryl var. Aquamarine
Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam
Corundum Var. Sapphire from Balangoda, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province,  Sri Lanka [SAPPHIRE2]
Corundum Var. Sapphire
Balangoda, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Wulfenite from Wulfenite from Villa Ahumada, Sierra de Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [WULFENITE3]
Wulfenite
Wulfenite from Villa Ahumada, Sierra de Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico

home
about us
updates
themed links
quantity discounts
ordering information
show schedule
we buy collections
blog
contact us

CC logo

Mixed Worldwide Quality Minerals



US$    € EURO    ¥ YEN    £ POUND    CAN$    AUS$   

(click on a page number to go to that page:)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18

 page 12 / 18  -  prev  -  172 specimens selected  -  next  -  bottom  -  Home 




(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Beryl Var. Emerald from Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/emerald7a.jpg] Beryl Var. Emerald from Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/emerald7b.jpg] Beryl Var. Emerald from Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/emerald7c.jpg] Beryl Var. Emerald from Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/emerald7d.jpg]



EMERALD7 - Beryl Var. Emerald
$ 795.00 SOLD NET
Muzo Mine, Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia
miniature - 3.8 x 2.4 x 2.7 cm

The Emerald crystal is 9mm wide by 7mm tall by approx. 9mm deep. It's very bright green, and the crystal is deep into the matrix, so the color is rich and it pulls you into it. There must be a carat+ stone easy if you faceted it. It's well terminated and really pops from across the room. A classic columbian emerald. It comes mounted on an 1` 1/2" acrylic base. 




(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Danburite rough and cut from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/danburite6a.jpg] Danburite rough and cut from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/danburite6b.jpg]



DANBURITE6 - Danburite rough and cut
$ 375.00 NET
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm

Danburite is found in a Tin Mine in Mexico. The miners that bring them out are apparently quite rough with them, as 98% of all the crystals are dinged. The crystal's termination is pristine, overall it is in good shape. It is roughly thumb size. It has a light pink cast to it.

The stone was faceted by Michael Davis, a well known american cutter. It weighs over 12.5 carats, it is a clean (flawless) stone that is extraordinarily bright due to its emerald cushion cut, and the fact that Danburite has a higher refractory index than diamond. I find good danburite rough once every few years, then I give it to Mike to cut beautiful stones. I then find a matching crystal that is in good condition. The stone would retail for between $40 and $60 per carat ($625 value).




(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Quartz VAR. Citrine from Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz61a.jpg] Quartz VAR. Citrine from Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz61b.jpg] Quartz VAR. Citrine from Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz61c.jpg] Quartz VAR. Citrine from Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz61d.jpg] Quartz VAR. Citrine from Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz61e.jpg]



QUARTZ61 - Quartz VAR. Citrine
$ 195.00 SOLD
Aruscuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 11.5 x 4.25 x 4 cm

This quartz is very bright and lustrous. The termination is totally sharp and free of damage. It has a contact in the back, which actually creates interesting relief inside the crystal when you look at it head-on. It's a light citrinewith an interesting form in great condition. 




(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Creedite with Fluorite from Navidad mine, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/creedite6a.jpg] Creedite with Fluorite from Navidad mine, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/creedite6b.jpg] Creedite with Fluorite from Navidad mine, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/creedite6c.jpg] Creedite with Fluorite from Navidad mine, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/creedite6d.jpg]



CREEDITE6 - Creedite with Fluorite
$ 175.00 SOLD
Navidad mine, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 5 cm

This beautiful Creedite is three spherical clusters linked together. It is asthetic and bright and has a small blue, gemmy fluorite thrown infor good measure. It's in great condition, as it is crystallized all around (floater).

Although the mineral Creedite is common, excellent examples are not. It's in fine condition, esp. since virtually all creedites are damaged (many occur on the ceiling of the mine and have to be pried loose with a pole and then hopefully caught as they fall (like spiked coconuts falling - yikes!). Creedites are found in a highly mineralized clay (that affects their color), within a Breccia Pipe, that had injected hot solution that later crystallized as Creedite. Mining these is fraught with danger, as cave-ins are quite common, and have finished recent production (according to Mike New).




(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Creedite with Fluorite from Abasolo Mine, Navidad, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/creedite5a.jpg] Creedite with Fluorite from Abasolo Mine, Navidad, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/creedite5b.jpg] Creedite with Fluorite from Abasolo Mine, Navidad, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/creedite5c.jpg]



CREEDITE5 - Creedite with Fluorite
$ 150.00 SOLD
Abasolo Mine, Navidad, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 6 cm

Two joined balls, both are bright and lustrous, with a little fluorite on the side. Great condition. 

Although the mineral Creedite is common, excellent examples are not. It's in fine condition, esp. since virtually all creedites are damaged (many occur on the ceiling of the mine and have to be pried loose with a pole and then hopefully caught as they fall (like spiked coconuts falling - yikes!). Creedites are found in a highly mineralized clay (that affects their color), within a Breccia Pipe, that had injected hot solution that later crystallized as Creedite. Mining these is fraught with danger, as cave-ins are quite common, and have finished recent production (according to Mike New).




(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar5a.jpg] Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar5b.jpg] Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar5c.jpg]



LARIMAR5 - Larimar aka Blue Pectolite
$ 595.00 SOLD
Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic
large cabinet - 22.5 x 12.5 x 1 cm

Larimar aka Blue Pectolite, is similar to petrified wood. It is only found in the Dominican Republic, and shares its distinctive color with the Caribean ocean. This piece is huge! It weighs 636 grams (1 pound 6 oz+). It's over 9 inches long, so imagine an adolescent Sasquatch shape. A Larimar slab this size is rare to find on the market as the nodules don't typically get this large, and a slab of this quality is not easily found on the market as many cabs could be cut from it, and made into jewelry. I like it as a specimen, since the color of this quality is so distinctive and attractive. The slab is thicker than normal, but you can still see about 30% of light through it when backlit. It is also polished on both sides, which is a nice touch (most slabs are not polished). 




(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar6a.jpg] Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar6b.jpg] Larimar aka Blue Pectolite from Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic [db_pics/pics/larimar6c.jpg]



LARIMAR6 - Larimar aka Blue Pectolite
$ 345.00 SOLD
Filipinas Larimar Mine, Los Checheses, Sierra de Barouco, Barahona Province, Dominican Republic
large cabinet - 18.5 x 11 x 1 cm

Larimar aka Blue Pectolite, is similar to petrified wood. It is only found in the Dominican Republic, and shares its distinctive color with the Caribean ocean. This piece is large! It weighs 414 grams (14 oz+). It's over 7 inches long. A Larimar slab this size is unusual to find on the market as the nodules don't typically get this large, and a slab of this quality is not easily found on the market as many cabs could be cut from it, and made into jewelry.  The slab is thicker than normal, but you can still see about 30% of light through it when backlit. It is also polished on both sides, which is a nice touch (most slabs are not polished). 




(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Beryl Var. Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskll, Zhytomyr Oblast', Ukraine [db_pics/pics/beryl6a.jpg] Beryl Var. Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskll, Zhytomyr Oblast', Ukraine [db_pics/pics/beryl6b.jpg] Beryl Var. Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskll, Zhytomyr Oblast', Ukraine [db_pics/pics/beryl6c.jpg]



BERYL6 - Beryl Var. Heliodor
$ 950.00 SOLD NET
Volodarsk-Volynskll, Zhytomyr Oblast', Ukraine
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 2.6 cm

Heliodors from this classic location have become scarce and expensive. This Heliodor weighs a substantial 123 grams. There are multiple crystal faces resulting from prolonged etching while underground. It is fairly gemmy with a pleasant yellowish green color. It has a hefty size and the price is downright cheap at less than $8 per gram (average price for more transparent clean crystals is around $50 per gram nowadays). I got this from an old rockshop in the middle of nowhere, so I'm able to pass along the good pricing. Comes mounted on a 2" acrylic base. 




(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/creedite4a.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/creedite4b.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/creedite4c.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/creedite4d.jpg]



CREEDITE4 - Creedite
$ 2500.00 SOLD NET
Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm

Creedite usually is red-orange, and found in Mexico. Rarely is purple creedite found. It has been found in Mexico, but the other classic location is Kazakhstan. Creedite is a complex Aluminum salt. This one has a beautiful purple-Lavender color, with bright, lustrous crystals up to 1 cm long. A beautiful piece in good condition as pictured. 




(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Garnet Var. Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tsavorite3a.jpg] Garnet Var. Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tsavorite3b.jpg] Garnet Var. Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tsavorite3c.jpg] Garnet Var. Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tsavorite3d.jpg]



TSAVORITE3 - Garnet Var. Tsavorite with Diopside
$ 1350.00 SOLD NET
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 2.5 x 3 cm

This is a unique specimen of elongated Tsavorite crystals with Diopside. The Tsavorite is a rich leaf green, and consequently leached all the Vanadium out of the Diopside. The KD is the partition coefficient, which is much higher for garnet than diopside, therefore the vanadium (causes the green color) stayed within the garnet, not the diopside. This piece is unusual in that it exhibits the partition coefficient, but also because Tsavorite rarely creates elongated crystals like this. There is a little contact on the tops of the elongated crystals, and there are small bright pyrites throughout. 

(click on a page number to go to that page:)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18

 page 12 / 18  -  prev  -  172 specimens selected  -  next  -  top  -  Home 



orderform button

All Content and Design ©1996-2020 The Crystal Circle
some software ©2010 Richard M. Geiger