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Mwami Mining District, Karoi, Zimbabwe, Africa!

OK folks, here's a brand new offering of the worlds finest euclase from a nearly impossible to obtain locality, the Mwami (Miami) Mining District near Karoi, Zimbabwe. A little history is in order. Zimbabwe is a central African country that was formerly known as Rhodesia (actually, Zimbabwe incorporates the northern half of Rhodesia and Zambia the southern half). Zimbabwe was known as the bread basket of Africa for many years due to the agricultural wealth of the country, and also had a vibrant mining industry. In recent years, government change and corrupt politicians have caused serious harm to the country and it is safe to say that it is now an unpredictable and dangerous country both for inhabitants and visitors. Due to these recent problems, acquiring minerals from this area is nearly impossible.

Euclase was named after the Greek Euklastos, which means "to break well".  It is fragile and has a tendency to chip, making high quality crystalline specimens very difficult to obtain. Euclase is a very rare mineral, and is used as a gemstone. It is similar to beryl in that it is a silicate containing beryllium and aluminum, but hydrogen is also present. It crystallizes in the monoclinic system, with crystals being prismatic in habit, striated vertically, and terminated by acute pyramids.

I'm not a metaphysical expert by any means, but for those who are, I did a bit of research on the internet and found that euclase stimulates happiness in one's life, inspires pride, enhances communication skills, stimulates crown, heart and throat chakras, is beneficial for clarity, awakens creative forces, aligns energy fields, provides relief from aches, arthritis, muscle tension, cramps, inflammation, swelling and spasms, and can be used as an anti-bacterial and antiseptic. It is associated with the planet uranus.

Electric blue euclase from this locality is widely recognized as by far the best the world has to offer. Good crystalline specimens go for hundreds and thousands of dollars, and are extremely difficult to find on the market. I urge you to do an internet search and see what you can find.  I guarantee you will not find a better price for specimens from this location anywhere else on the internet.  The color of the crystals range from clear to the most vibrant electric blue that is found in this species anywhere on the planet, and often crystals will have clear edges and electric blue centers.  The Mwami Mine is also known as the Miami mine (local spelling and pronunciation I think).  It was in operation from the 1950's through the 1980's. These specimens come from this area, not specifically from this mine since it is now closed, and was collected by locals in the area.   Because these guys are so darned rare and difficult to find, its really hard for me to place an accurate price on them!   But be sure you won't find a better price anywhere in cyberspace.  We have been mineral dealers for over 14 years now, and up until now we have never been able to acquire these specimens at all.  


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Specimen #:   1-GILLY

Size:  2.25 x 1.75 x 1  inches

Price:  $1,500.00

Impeccable world class specimen with the entire top of the piece covered with perfect undamaged euclase crystals reaching 1/2 inch in maximum size. AWESOME!  Mounted in a 2 inch square display box.

Status:  SOLD

Specimen #:   2-GILLY

Size:  1.75 x 1.75 x 1.5  inches

Price:  $1,500.00

Incredible world class piece composed of two huge terminated gemmy crystals and numerous smaller ones with the two main crystal measuring 1 x 0.75 x 0.5 and 1.25 x 1.25 x 0.75 inches.  The best we have ever seen!  Mounted in a 2 inch square display box.

Status:  SOLD

 
Specimen #:   3-GILLY

Size:  1.75 x 1.5 x 1.1  inches

Price:  $750.00

Fantastic specimen composed of three very large undamaged euclase crystals measuring 0.85, 0.75 and 0.5 inches in diameter, Loads better than the photo's!  Mounted in a 2 inch square display box.

Status:  SOLD

           
Specimen #:   5-GILLY

Size:  2.75 x 1.75 x 1.25  inch

Price:  $400.00

Juicy specimen of numerous smaller electric blue euclase crystals up to 1/4 inch diameter and one jumbo  1.25 inch crystal growing on a crystalline and massive base and mounted to a 2" plastic base for display.

Status:  SOLD

         
Specimen #:   6-GILLY

Size:  3 x 1.75 x 1.75  inches

Price:  $1,000.00

Incredible piece with two display sides.  Once side is covered with 1/4 to 1 inch crystals, the other has 5 excellent large crystals ranging from 1/2 to 1 inch in size, mounted on a 2 inch plastic base for display! 

Status:  SOLD

           
Specimen #:   7-GILLY

Size:  3 x 3 x 1.25  inches

Price:  $900.00

An incredible find, this is a single huge electric blue terminated crystal with several smaller crystals growing on the sides including 2 larger 1/2 inch diameter crystals.  Due to the size its not as gemmy as smaller crystals, but the largest blue euclase crystal we have ever seen. 

Status:  SOLD

Specimen #:   8-GILLY

Size:  1.75 x 1.5 x 1  inches

Price:  $200.00

Excellent large terminated crystal growing on massive and crystalline euclase with the main crystal 3/4 x 3/4 x 1/2 inch in size.  Mounted in a 1.25 inch square display box.

Status:  SOLD

 
Specimen #:   9-GILLY

Size:  1.25 x 0.75 x 0.5  inches

Price:  $75.00

A nice specimen of 1/8 to 1/4 inch gemmy blue crystals mounted in a 1.25 inch square plastic perky box. 

Status:  SOLD

 
Specimen #: 10-GILLY

Size:  1.25 x 1. x 0.6  inches

Price:  $75.00

Excellent miniature with one electric blue 1/4 inch terminated crystal growing out of a single large light blue inch diameter crystal, much nicer than the photo's!   Mounted in a 1.25 inch square plastic perky box. 

Status:  SOLD

Specimen #: 12-GILLY

Size:  1.25 x 1 x 0.5  inches

Price:  $125.00

Excellent large single terminated crystal with electric blue and clear sections and excellent crystal faces with a few smaller crystals growing out of the main face.  Mounted in a 1.25 inch square plastic perky box. 

Status:  SOLD

   
Specimen #: 13-GILLY

Size:  1.25 x 1 x 0.5  inches

Price:  $150.00

Superb large single terminated crystal with electric blue and clear sections and excellent crystal faces with a few smaller crystals growing out of the main face and one side covered with mini crystals 1/8 to 1/4 inch diameter.  Really nice!  Mounted in a 1.25 inch square plastic perky box. 

Status:  SOLD

Specimen #: 14-GILLY

Size:  1.25 x 1 x 0.6  inches

Price:  $75.00

Nice deep blue terminated crystal growing on crystalline base.  Mounted in a 1.25 inch square plastic perky box.

Status:  SOLD

 
Specimen #: 15-GILLY

Size:  3/8 x 3/16 x 1/8 inches

Price:  $15.00

Nice terminated single crystal.  Mounted in a 1.25 inch square plastic perky box.

Status:  SOLD

 
Specimen #: 16-GILLY

Size:  2 x 2 x 1.25  inches

Price:  $350.00

Fine 1/4 to 1/2 inch gemmy crystals growing on massive and crystalline euclase.  Very nice, mounted in a 2 inch square plastic display box.

Status:  SOLD

Specimen #: 17-GILLY

Size:  2 x 1.5 x 1  inches

Price:  $250.00

Really nice specimen with the front completely covered with fine mini gemmy blue euclase crystals in the 1/16 to 1/8 inch size range with a few 1/4 inch crystals for good measure.  Mounted in a 2 inch plastic display box.

Status:  SOLD

 
Specimen #:   2-EUCL

Size:  3 x 1.5 x 1.25  inches

Price:  $300.00

Fine crystals growing on massive euclase.  95 grams

Status:  SOLD

Specimen #:   4-EUCL

Size:  3.25 x 1.75 x 1.75  inches

Price:  $300.00

Nice crystals growing on massive euclase.  180 grams

Status:  SOLD

Specimen #:   5-EUCL

Size:  5 x 2.75 x 2.25  inches

Price:  $450.00

The largest specimen of blue euclase we have ever seen, mostly massive euclase with small crystals in vugs and a few larger crystals growing on top.  A monster specimen at 620 grams!

Specimen #:   6-EUCL

Size:  4 x 2 x 1.25  inches

Price:  $175.00

Several nice crystals growing on massive euclase along with several vugs filled with crystals.  175 grams

Specimen #:   8-EUCL

Size:  4 x 2 x 1.25  inches

Price:  $250.00

Tons of crystals and crystal sections growing with silver muscovite on massive euclase.  100 grams

Status:  SOLD

 
Specimen #:   11-EUCL

Size:  3.5 x 1.5 x 1.5  inches

Price:  $200.00

Crystals growing on massive euclase along with several vugs filled with crystals.  145 grams

Specimen #:   12-EUCL

Size:  4 x 2 x 1.25  inches

Price:  $100.00

Numerous vugs filled with crystals on massive euclase.  125 grams

 
Specimen #:   13-EUCL

Size:  1.5 x 1.25 x 0.5  inches

Price:  $50.00

Several nice crystals growing on massive euclase.  15 grams

Status:  SOLD

 
Specimen #:   14-EUCL

Size:  2.5 x 1.75 x 1.25  inches

Price:  $200.00

Nice piece with one end completely covered with small to large crystals growing on massive euclase.   125 grams

Status:  SOLD

Specimen #:   15-EUCL

Size:  2.5 x 1 x 1  inches

Price:  $250.00

Nice piece with one end completely covered with small to large crystals growing on massive euclase.  32 grams

Status:  SOLD

Specimen #:   16-EUCL

Size:  2 x 1.25 x 0.75  inches

Price:  $175.00

A whole bunch of excellent small crystals growing on a single large crystal half.   28 grams

Status:  SOLD

Specimen #:   17-EUCL

Size:  2.75 x 1.75 x 1.25  inches

Price:  $250.00

Numerous small and a single large crystal growing on massive euclase.  90 grams

Status:  SOLD

             
             

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