Tucson Gem & Mineral Show 2008

Gallery 1

Calcite on matrix # TUC0801

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Very aesthetic golden yellow Calcite crystal perched on matrix. This large crystal is doubly terminated. Great color and luster, with a druse of smaller crystals covering one of the faces of the matrix.

Dimensions in cm: 5.5 x 5.0 x 5.0
Largest crystal in cm: 5.5

Reynolds County, Missouri

Specimen # TUC0801

Ruby var. Corundum on matrix # TUC0802

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I was really excited about finding this exceptional specimen at the Tucson show. From a very recent mining, I was told not many were extracted. This perfect, gorgeous, doubly terminated, lustrous Ruby crystal sits on a matrix of Rhodolite Garnet, and Mica Phlogopite. You can see the variations in the different color zones of violet/purple/mauve hues throughout the crystal, giving this top shelf gem layers of pronounced beauty. Poised majestically on the matrix, this is one of my favorite acquisitions from the show, and the best of this species that I saw!

Dimensions in cm: 5.0 x 3.5 x 5.0
Largest crystal in cm: 1.9

Zazafotsy Quarry, Ambahatraso, Amboarohy, Ihosy Area
Horombe Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar

Specimen # TUC0802

Brazilianite with Albite # TUC0803

The beauty pictured here speaks for itself. I was so captivated by these Brazilianite's, that I returned to the source to buy several more before the show was over! Featuring one large crystal, and several smaller ones, laced with crystallized Albite. Great color, luster, perfect terminations, and superb quality throughout.

Dimensions in cm: 5.5 x 3.5 x 4.5
Largest crystal in cm: 3.0

Telírio Claim, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras
Minas Gerais, Brazil

Specimen # TUC0803

Brazilianite with Albite # TUC0804

WOW! This is one very large perfect, perfectly double terminated crystal. I saw one similar to this specimen on another web site sell for three times the price that I have listed here. Guess I must have gotten a great deal on the lot! As always I will pass this savings on to my customers.

My sentiments on this piece are the same as the above specimen in that beauty pictured here speaks for itself! Superb aesthetics, excellent color, luster, perfect terminations, and superb quality throughout. A winning combination of Brazilianite and Albite. Truly one of the more affordable bigger size specimens that I saw like this one at the show!

Dimensions in cm: 7.0 x 3.0 x 2.5
Largest crystal in cm: 7.0

Telírio Claim, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras
Minas Gerais, Brazil

Specimen # TUC0804

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