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122 specimens found
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Elbaite v. Indicolite
stock #ALEC-30-018
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.2 x 1.1 x .9 (miniature)
price: $700
pre Tucson 2015 update

A gemmy, bright blue Santa Rosa Tourmaline with a hue not often available. Not a perfect specimen but still very displayable, the main termination and main crystal is complete, undamaged but with a little matrix adhering, the small side crystals have damage that can be seen with careful examination. That said it has an uncommon color and luster with very good clarity that is really nice.
Elbaite ex Herb Obodda collection
stock #ALEC-30-020
Mawi Pegmatite
Nuristan, Afghanistan
3.8 x .7 x .7 CM (miniature)
price: $1200
pre Tucson 2015 update

Superb. A sharp, gem clear multi-colored Tourmaline crystal in perfect condition from the early finds in Afganistan. Not much else to say, the photos show it well. This quality is now very rare and hard to find at any price. The central green zone is a rich vivid color, not like the pastel hue that was typical from later finds in Paprock. Far better in person.
HOLD Elbaite
stock #HOLD ALEC-30-026
Newry, Oxford County
Maine, United States
2.2 x 1 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $650
pre Tucson 2015 update

A lot of tourmaline came out of Newry, in 1972 it was the site of a great find that has newer been equalled. The vast majority of the gemmy Elbaites were cut up for gems, and now good quality, gem grade crystals are quite prized. This small crystal is in exceptional shape, has the very distinctive color and habit of fine Newry Elbaite. Close to 100% gem, this is a mix of deep green and blue hues that glows vividly with even a little backlight. A lot of color impact for the size.
Liddicoatite
stock #ALEC-30-029
Andrembesoa Commune
Betafo Dist - Vakinankaratra Rgn -Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
4.5 x 1.8 x 1.3 CM (miniature)
price: $1600
pre Tucson 2015 update

An older Madagascar Liddicoatite, this is a fine gemmy clear zoned crystal with exceptional luster. No damage at all, the crystal shows excellent dichroism, the color shift goes between a green hue and yellow. Better in person the color zoning is quite unusual too.
Vesuvianite
stock #17.AL-485
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.5 x 1.7 x 2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $1250
pre Tucson 2015 update

Brilliant form and esthetics, this is gemmy Vesuvianite of top quality, would make a fine competition thumbnail. The transparent green crystals are far more glassy in person, and the arrangement of radiating prisms is very organic looking. The display impact for the size is remarkable.
Vesuvianite
stock #17.AL-493
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.9 x 2.2 x 2.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $650
pre Tucson 2015 update

A really attractive piece with an unusual composition. A small "mountain" of tiny Vesuvianite crystals (mixed green, purple and pink) are the base for a single gem clear crystal jutting out of the summit. A bright, high luster piece that is unlike any other we have seen. In very good condition, a few crystals show some breaks that recrystallized. Micro level chips exist that are not seen without magnification. The summit crystal is especially clear and perfect. This is the kind of specimen that helped make this closed mine a world classic.
Topaz
stock #AC-372
Jos Plateau
Plateau State, Nigeria
4.2 x 1.6 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $150
pre Tucson 2015 update

An older specimen that came out in the 1960's, this is an alluvial piece that is distinctly waterworn. The remarkable thing is that the crystal form is very clear despite the tumbling and softened edges, it still has a gemmy clear core, no internal cleaves and typical habit. Ex Schortmann's minerals (with label), they were the first to offer Nigerian Topaz that was collected by missionaries in that period from gravel bars. This has a very faint blue green hue but in most lighting seems milky white.
Vesuviantite
stock #17.AL-491
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.9 x 1.5 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $2600
pre Tucson 2015 update

A fine miniature, bright and esthetic "V" of prismatic Vesuvianites are nicely decorated with smaller crystals with contrasting pink and purple hues. Excellent luster, the small crystals sparkle and the larger crystals have glassy smooth faces. This has the eye appeal that makes this type of Vesuviianite so desirable. In very good condition with no eye visible damage, 10X magnification shows some small chips and contacts that are clearly not distracting. Specimens of this calibre when available are usually far more expensive.
122 specimens found
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