Selected Specimens

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J392 - Wulfenite with Mimetite $ 250
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 2.0 cm


Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J392a.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J392b.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J392c.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J392d.jpg]

Wulfenite and Mimetite crystals scattered across a heavy, metallic sulfide matrix. Some green mineralization adds color contrast.  Great study specimen with hundreds of crystals.


J693 - Quartz on Fluorite $ 180
Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 8.0 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J693a.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J693b.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J693c.jpg]

Yellow Fluorite cubes to 3.5cm on edge with attached clear Quartz crystals, so clear they practically dissappear on the surfaces of the Fluorite. Translucent to transparent with good color saturation.


J694 - Quartz on Fluorite $ 180
Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.8 x 3 cm


Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J694a.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J694b.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J694c.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J694d.jpg]

Yellow Fluorite cubes to 2.4cm on edge with attached Quartz crystals. Translucent to transparent with good color saturation.


J695 - Quartz on Fluorite $ 150
Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.0 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J695a.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J695b.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J695c.jpg]

Yellow Fluorite cubes to 2.4cm on edge with attached drusy Quartz crystals to selected surfaces of the Fluorite. Translucent to transparent with good color saturation.


J697 - Actinolite, Chlorite in Quartz $ 250
Plumas Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10 x 4 x 4 cm


Actinolite, Chlorite in Quartz from Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J697a.jpg] Actinolite, Chlorite in Quartz from Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J697b.jpg] Actinolite, Chlorite in Quartz from Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J697c.jpg] Actinolite, Chlorite in Quartz from Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J697d.jpg]

Large double-terminated Quartz crystal with inclusions of thick needles of Actinolite and a mossy green mass of Chlorite. Undamaged crystals with a mixture of frosty and glassy surface luster.


J699 - Brookite in Quartz $ 200
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm


Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J699a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J699b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J699c.jpg]

Bright and transparent Quartz crystal with inclusions of Brookite crystals. This is an excellent example with long Brookite crystals, some of which are fully included in the Quartz and others that partially extend out of the Quartz. The central Brookite extends from the base of the Quartz right up the middle to the very tip of the Quartz! The Quartz is also mostly recrystallized on the base. Great crystal!!


J700 - Mimetite $ 450
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan, Guangdong, China
miniature - 5.0 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm


Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan, Guangdong, China [db_pics/pics/J700a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan, Guangdong, China [db_pics/pics/J700b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan, Guangdong, China [db_pics/pics/J700c.jpg]

Bright, lustrous, and gemmy Mimetite crystals on matrix. This was an early pick from Arkenstone stock when they first came out years ago (2004?). Quality undamaged specimen with great color.


J703 - Spessartine $ 150
Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J703a.jpg] Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J703b.jpg] Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J703c.jpg]

Gemmy single Spessartine crystal from recents finds in Nigeria. The crystal is complete and transparent with a well saturated red/orange color. Most in the lot had contacts, this one is good all around.


J708 - Spessartine $ 125
Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J708a.jpg] Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J708b.jpg] Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J708c.jpg]

Gemmy single Spessartine crystal from recents finds in Nigeria. The crystal is complete and transparent with a well saturated red/orange color. Most in the lot had contacts, this one is good all around.


J712 - Aquamarine $ 120
Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
miniature - 3.8 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/J712a.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/J712b.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/J712c.jpg]

Transparent Aquamarine crystal with the good blue color Vietnamese Aqua are known for. An undamaged crystal that is fully transparent top to bottom..


J713 - Stilbite $ 350
Maharashtras State, India
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 4 cm


Stilbite from Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/J713a.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/J713b.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/J713c.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/J713d.jpg]

Double-terminated Stilbite on a matrix of drusy Quartz crystals. This is not your average Stilbite, with much better quality and presence than most. The crystal has a well saturated peach coloration and is 5.5cm tall with smaller crystals sticking out the sides. Stands up dramatically on the Quartz for great display. Good from all sides and undamaged. A really good one!!


J711 - Tsavorite in Quartz $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm


Tsavorite in Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J711a.jpg] Tsavorite in Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J711b.jpg] Tsavorite in Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J711c.jpg] Tsavorite in Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j711d.jpg]

Transparent smokey Quartz 'gumdrop' with an included crystal of Tsavorite. The Tsavorite is the elongated, faden style found here in recent years and is approximately 1.7cm long. Well polished on all sides.


J633 - Peridot $ 300
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J633a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J633b.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J633c.jpg]

Transparent Peridot crystal with great green color and a wonderful, slightly etched surface. Though small, this crystal instantly stood out from the many other typical Peridot crystals in a parcel I was reviewing due to it's brightness, color, and almost polished looking surface luster.


J225 - Spessartine $ 65
Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J225a.jpg] Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J225b.jpg] Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J225c.jpg]

Faceted Spessartine gemstone. A 5mm round weighing 0.75 carats. Good orange color.


J273 - Spessartine $ 120
Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J273a.jpg] Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J273b.jpg] Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J273c.jpg]

Faceted Spessartine gemstone. A 6mm round weighing 1.25 carats. Good orange color.



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