- Jade, Rock 'n Slabs, Rocks, Top Shelf
BLACK JADE NEPHRITE 01
Stunning Black Jade Nephrite 01 ready for slabbing or carving. This is genuine Black Nephrite Jade from Cowell. The grade is A grade and is very hard to come by, the grade comes from being a solid dark black with tight grain and no or minimal inclusions of material like white Tremolite specs. Colour is black, with a thin rind fading to green grey. This variant of jade is popular and is used, in particular, for carving into super-lustrous pendants and jewellery.
One of the toughest rocks on the planet. The Black colour is from an inclusion of Iron of up to 8%. The stone has two cut faces which makes it easy to hold in a vice for diamond saw cutting. The slight translucency that I can see is with a strong Jade torch. BLACK JADE NEPHRITE 01. This stuff is best polished with aluminium oxide then diamond to get the mirror finish. This particular piece will be bought for cutting into jewellery, as a mineral specimen or as an appreciating asset. This grade of Jade only goes up in price as time goes by.
Cowell, South Australia, Australia.
10.4cm x 9.2cm x 4.5cm, 603g.
JADE NEPHRITE BLOCKSKU: D1405-1
LAPIS BEAD STRING GRADUATED
Stunning Lapis Bead String Graduated Spheres. A genuine quality Lapis Lazuli Bead String from Afghanistan, natural deep dark blue colour. A beautiful gift or treat. Ready for making into a stunning Necklace Fashion statement. Use a Gold Clasp and Bead Cushions to make this Necklace extra special. These Beads are from very old stock.
D 1.65cm – D 0.63cm x 42.7cm, 66g.
Lazurite Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2.
Lazurite is a popular but generally expensive mineral. Well-formed, deep blue crystals are rare and valuable. It is more commonly found massive and combined with other minerals into a rock called lapis lazuli. Lapis lazuli or lapis for short is mostly lazurite but commonly contains pyrite and calcite and some other minerals. The name means “blue rock” and is always a brilliant blue with violet or greenish tints. The rich blue colour is due to the sulfur that is inherent in the structure of lazurite. Small crystals of pyrite are always present in lapis and their brassy yellow colour is both attractive and diagnostic in distinguishing lapis from its also blue cousin – sodalite rock, which lacks pyrite.SKU: J24LBSG01
- Australian Minerals, Fluorescent Specimens, Minerals of the World
ZIRCON CRYSTAL 44
Zircon Crystal 44. This is a great specimen, with gemmy red brown crystal. Slight Fluorescence, yellow under UVC light. A super collectors specimen and rare. Showing the tetragonal prismatic Crystal form and classic location too.
2.1cm x 2.3cm x 2.8cm, 22g.
Mud Tank, Northern Territory, Australia.
- Crystals, Quartz
AMETHYST CRYSTAL POINT
A beautiful natural Large Amethyst Crystal Point. This is a purple Amethyst crystal with a natural point. Crystals like this are not always available and this one is a great collectors piece. It would make an unforgettable gift or treat for anyone who loves crystals and minerals.
13.5cm x 6.1cm x 6.1cm, 555g.
Variety of: Quartz , SiO2.SKU: CC0385-1-1
- Minerals of the World
COBALTOAN CALCITE 1
A gorgeous crimson pink Cobaltoan Calcite 1 specimen with vibrant sparkling colour. Calcite Crystals with cobalt have covered the face of the host rock. One side of the host rock is covered with pink crystals, with the rest of the rock also slightly pink from the cobalt content. An unusual cluster, there aren’t too many pinks in nature and this is a nice large affordable piece. Great for jewellery making or just to admire as is.
7.1cm x 5.4cm x 5cm, 295g.
D.R. Congo, Africa.
A variety of calcite containing Co2+ replacing Ca.
Calcium CarbonateSKU: M22CO01
BLUE KYANITE JEWELLERY SET
A lovely Blue Kyanite Jewellery Set with Silver Earrings, Silver Pendant, Silver Bracelet and Silver Ring. Oval cabochons set in simple .925 Sterling Silver settings. Blue Kyanite is one of my favourite stones, the colour is always natural and bright. A beautiful stone yet inexpensive for the colour, which not too many others can rival. A great gift or treat, these come in a silk gift pouch. The Ring is 7.5 US or O – P UK. The cab sizes are Pendant 1.6 x 2.5cm, Ring 1.6 x 2cm, Earrings 1.0 x 1.3cm, Bracelet seven x 1.3 x 0.9cm stones. A slim Silver Necklace chain is included.
- Australian Minerals
AZURITE SUN MATRIX
A vibrant Azurite Sun Matrix from the renowned Malbunka Copper Mine. This specimen features a single azure blue Azurite Sun atop the Kaolinite matrix. This is a classic, top Australian collectors specimen. This beautiful specimen would grace any mineral collection and no Australian one would be complete without a sample. Azurite from this mine forms differently to other types. Specimens like this are the most popular and continue to demand high prices internationally. Spoil yourself with this beautiful Aussie mineral specimen. Your future self will thank you for it. This one was a challenge to photograph.
4.7cm x 6.5cm x 6.7cm, 104g.
Azurite Sun 2.8cm diameter.
Malbunka Copper Mine, Areyonga, Northern Territory, Australia.SKU: A23AS01
- Crystals, Minerals of the World
GREEN KYANITE PARCEL
Beautiful rough Green Kyanite Parcel from Aussie. Gorgeous Green Kyanite, good sized natural crystals. There are lots of crystals with good shades of pale green colour. Two pics backlit from torch to show colour and translucency. Perfect for a specimen and great healing properties too.
Harts Range, Northern Territory, Australia.
Total weight 156g.
Aluminum Silicate: Al2 SiO5.SKU: C23GK01
- Jewellery, Minerals of the World, Rock 'n Slabs
FINEST TURQUOISE NUGGET
The Finest Turquoise Nugget available. You will not find any better than this untreated natural rough Turquoise. This quality is rare to find anywhere at any price. This Nugget is solid and pure in form. The colour is the most sought after shade, also the colour of a world renowned jeweller. An outstanding gemstone of the best Turquoise Nugget ready for collection or gemstone cutting.
The Best Location.
3cm x 2.8cm x 1.8cm, 17.224g or 86.13cts.
Turquoise is a valuable mineral and is possibly the most valuable, non-transparent mineral in the jewelry trade. It has been mined since at least 6000 BC. History also includes beautiful ornamental creations by Native Americans and Persians.SKU: M23TQ03
- Crystals, Minerals of the World
BURMESE BLUE SAPPHIRE PARCEL
BURMESE BLUE SAPPHIRE PARCEL. Good colour. We collected these three from Myanmar several years ago when they were a lot easier to get.
9 Pieces total weight, 30g.
Corundum is called Sapphire except red Sapphire which is called Ruby. The word sapphire comes from the Greek word for blue, sapphirus. Only a few hundredths of a percent of iron and titanium can cause the colour, and the more iron the corundum contains, the darker the blue. A rare sapphire is a Padparadscha which is a pinky peach colour, found in Sri Lanka. The best shade of red for a Ruby is Pigeon Blood Red. Ruby can be any shade of red up to almost pink.SKU: GC23BS02