Selected Specimens

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D172 - Montebrasite $ 280
Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.9 x 0.9 cm


Montebrasite from Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/d172a.jpg] Montebrasite from Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/d172b.jpg] Montebrasite from Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/d172c.jpg] Montebrasite from Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/d172d.jpg]

Splendid gem crystal of Montebrasite. Older specimen with good lustrous crystal faces all around, medium yellow color, and good transparency. Both sides shown. Undamaged.


D173 - Petalite $ 160
Momeik, Myanmar (Burma)
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Petalite from Momeik, Myanmar (Burma) [db_pics/pics/d173a.jpg] Petalite from Momeik, Myanmar (Burma) [db_pics/pics/d173b.jpg] Petalite from Momeik, Myanmar (Burma) [db_pics/pics/d173c.jpg] Petalite from Momeik, Myanmar (Burma) [db_pics/pics/d173d.jpg]

Rare crystal of transparent, smokey colored Petalite. Terminated crystal with good front and side faces and contacting on the lower back face.


D174 - Malachite over Cuprite $ 350
Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Malachite over Cuprite from Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/d174a.jpg] Malachite over Cuprite from Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/d174b.jpg] Malachite over Cuprite from Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/d174c.jpg]

Well formed crystal of Cuprite covered with a thin coating of Malachite on a small amount of Calcite matrix. The Cuprite in these specimens are often transparent and faceted into gemstones. These are classics and now hard to find. The main crystal shows good well defined edges and is 2cm wide. There is a partial crystal on the back, which I actually like because it offers a window into the bright red Cuprite interior but does not detract when viewed from the front.


D175 - Malachite over Cuprite $ 260
Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


Malachite over Cuprite from Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/d175a.jpg] Malachite over Cuprite from Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/d175b.jpg] Malachite over Cuprite from Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/d175c.jpg]

Well formed crystal of Cuprite with a thin coating of Malachite. The Cuprite in these specimens are often transparent and faceted into gemstones. These are classics and now hard to find. The crystal shows good well defined edges and is almost completely covered by Malachite. there is a small chip on the back that gives a window into the bright red Cuprite interior but does not detract when viewed from the front.


D176 - Malachite over Cuprite $ 125
Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm


Malachite over Cuprite from Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/d176a.jpg] Malachite over Cuprite from Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/d176b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged crystal of Cuprite with a thin coating of Malachite. The Cuprite in these specimens are often transparent and faceted into gemstones. These are classics and now hard to find.


D177 - Rhodochrosite $ 7500
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.3 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177d.jpg]

Cluster of large scalenohedral Rhodochrosite from the famous old finds at the N'Chwanning Mine. The crystals are transparent to translucent with a deep cherry red coloration. There is a slight dusting on Manganite on the surface of the crystals. There are a few cleaved tips but most are perfect and undamaged. Rare and hard to find specimen just released from a collection.


D178 - Rhodochrosite $ 3500
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d178a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d178b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d178c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d178d.jpg]

Cluster of scalenohedral Rhodochrosite from the famous old finds at the N'Chwanning Mine. The crystals are transparent to translucent with a deep cherry red coloration. Very bright and translucent all the way through. A cluster of crystals with one more isolated crystal. There are a few cleaved tips but most are perfect and undamaged. Rare and hard to find specimen just released from a collection. A real jewel!


D179 - Rhodochrosite $ 6000
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d179a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d179b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d179c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d179e.jpg]

Cluster of large scalenohedral Rhodochrosite from the famous old finds at the N'Chwanning Mine. The crystals are transparent to translucent with a deep cherry red coloration. The crystal are perfect and stand upright, with only 1 smaller crystal showing a cleave at the tip. Rare and hard to find specimen just released from a collection.


J919 - Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite $ 60
Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite from Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J919a.jpg] Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite from Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J919b.jpg] Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite from Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J919c.jpg] Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite from Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J919d.jpg]

Light green crystals of Ankerite with Analcime in a vug in solid, bright blue Sodalite.


K155 - Adamite $ 60
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/k155a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/k155b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/k155c.jpg]

Stout, individual crystals of Adamite in a Limonite vug. Largest crystal is 1 x 1 cm. Ex. Allen Winans collection.


J932 - Spinel $ 150
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J932a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J932b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J932c.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystal from a new find at Ruaha. Complete all around and undamaged except for a contact/damage at one tip. Good luster and translucency.


K122 - Copper $ 160
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/k122a.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/k122b.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/k122c.jpg]

Solid, heavy mass of crystalline Copper from the historic Bisbee mining district.


K141 - Amethyst scepter $ 140
Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA
miniature - 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


Amethyst scepter from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k141a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k141b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k141c.jpg]

Transparent Quartz scepter with Amethyst and smokey coloration. Complete all around and undamaged.


K142 - Amethyst scepter $ 140
Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Amethyst scepter from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k142a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k142b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k142c.jpg]

Transparent Quartz scepter with Amethyst and smokey coloration. Complete all around and undamaged.


K125 - Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite $ 180
San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/k125a.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/k125b.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/k125c.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/k125d.jpg]

A fine example of the rare sulfosalt species, Franckeite, covered with crystals of what was formerly known as Potosiite (now discredited). Potosiite is the variety of Franckeite that is tin-poor in its chemistry with crystals more tabular in shape. There are large, flat individual crystals on this specimen to 6 x 6mm. A rare specimen.



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