Selected Specimens

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MM109 - Ilvaite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897)
Dalnegorsk, Russia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm


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Ilvaite from Dalnegorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/mm109a.jpg] Ilvaite from Dalnegorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/mm109b.jpg] Ilvaite from Dalnegorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/mm109c.jpg] Ilvaite from Dalnegorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/mm109d.jpg]

Chunky single Ilvaite crystal, complete all around and undamaged. Good luster and a full sized thumbnail.


MM113 - Smithsonite $ 1250 (=~ ¥ 132475)
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
cabinet - 13 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm113a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm113b.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm113c.jpg]

Brightly colored blue and purple Smithsonite specimen with silky luster and intense, uncommon coloration. The color reminds me of overly dyed cotton candy. Comes with an old Don Olson label showing a price of $1250. .


J962 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093)
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J962a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J962b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J962c.jpg]

Botryoidal Orpiment and red crystals of Hutchinsonite. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. The crystals contrast nicely against the Orpiment.


MM116 - Azurite on Malachite $ 650 (=~ ¥ 68887)
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5 x 3 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm116a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm116b.jpg]

Sparkling, lustrous blue Azurite crystals atop Malachite. The Malachite occurs as fibrous crystal groups.


MM117 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 800 (=~ ¥ 84784)
Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/mm117a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/mm117b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/mm117c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/mm117d.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystals clearly evident. Smaller individual Smithsonite crystals are scattered across the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite. Beautiful specimen!


MM118 - Hematite with Quartz $ 2500 (=~ ¥ 264950)
Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Hematite with Quartz from Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm118a.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm118b.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm118c.jpg]

Stunning Hematite and Quartz specimen from the classic Arizona locality, likely from the late 1970s. Mirror lustrous tabular crystals to 1.9cm. Comes with an old Larry Conklin label that shows a price of $550 likely from decades ago. There are some small damaged crystals, still this is by far the best I've owned or seen, though admittedly I have not seen many - they are uncommon, Mindat only shows 18 specimens.


MM122 - Celestite with Fluorite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 63588)
Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122a.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122b.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122c.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122d.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122e.jpg]

Outstanding blue Celestite crystals with attached purple Fluorite. Individual crystals reach 5.5cm in size and are highly lustrous, many doubly-terminated. The specimen is displayable from both sides with great crystallization all around. Old labels indicate it was collected by Tim Elliot in 2002 and traded to Bill Pinch in 2003.


MM124 - Covellite $ 950 (=~ ¥ 100681)
Summitville, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Covellite from Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mm124a.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mm124b.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mm124c.jpg]

Irridescent blades of Covellite well protected in a vug. Ex. H.R. McBroom collection with label.


MM125 - Enargite $ 950 (=~ ¥ 100681)
Butte, Silver Bowe Co., Montana, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Enargite from Butte, Silver Bowe Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/mm125a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bowe Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/mm125b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bowe Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/mm125c.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bowe Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/mm125d.jpg]

Outstanding Butte Enargite with large isolated crystals to 1.6 cm. Choice, quality crystals with accenting small Quartz crystals. Such isolated crystals are uncommon with the vast majority of Butte Enargite specimens made up of interlocking, drusy crystals. Would make a superb addition to any Butte or USA collection.


MM126 - Epidote with Quartz $ 450 (=~ ¥ 47691)
Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mm126a.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mm126b.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mm126c.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of green Epidote with Quartz crystals. Main crystal is double-terminated, pristine, and 5.5cm long.


MM127 - Neptunite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 63588)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm127a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm127b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mm127c.jpg]

Lustrous, jet black crystals of Neptunite in white Natrolite in a vug in schist matrix. Good distribution of isolated crystals.


MM128 - Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite, Pseudobrookite $ 1500 (=~ ¥ 158970)
Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite, Pseudobrookite from Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mm128a.jpg] Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite, Pseudobrookite from Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mm128b.jpg] Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite, Pseudobrookite from Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mm128c.jpg] Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite, Pseudobrookite from Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mm128d.jpg]

A 1.2cm cube of Byxbyite well centered in Rhyolite. Surrounding the cube are crystals of Topaz, purple Fluorite, and black acicular crystals of Pseudobrookite. Acquired by Mike Groben in 1980 and pictured in the August 1980 issue of the Lapidary Journal. Appraised years ago at $1500. Great display specimen and a good combination specimen of most of the important minerals found in this area. He's a chance to own a species that is normally black and somewhat non-exciting to look at in a vibrant specimen with color and aesthetics.


K456 - Quartz on Fluorite $ 950 (=~ ¥ 100681)
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
large cabinet - 16 x 12 x 8.5 cm


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Quartz on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K456a.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K456b.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K456c.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K456d.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K456e.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/K456f.jpg]

Large color-zoned Fluorite with attached Quartz crystals. Big and showy, it's also nearly pristine, I could only fine one tiny edge chip. The out layer is purple with an inner lavender/pink coloration. The Quartz crystals are spinkled on all sides and reach 2.5cm in size, some double-terminated.


K397 - Barite $ 125 (=~ ¥ 13248)
China
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Barite from China [db_pics/pics/K397a.jpg] Barite from China [db_pics/pics/K397b.jpg] Barite from China [db_pics/pics/K397c.jpg] Barite from China [db_pics/pics/K397d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of translucent to transparent Barite crystals. Individual crystals to 2cm in length.


K455 - Prehnite on Andradite $ 650 (=~ ¥ 68887)
Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Prehnite on Andradite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K455a.jpg] Prehnite on Andradite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K455b.jpg] Prehnite on Andradite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K455c.jpg] Prehnite on Andradite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K455d.jpg] Prehnite on Andradite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K455e.jpg]

Green Prehnite covering one face of a large, dark brown Andradite crystal. The Andradite is 4.5cm wide. I found one small edge chip, otherwise undamaged. This is an uncommon specimena nd I've only seen a couple others with Prehnite on the Andradite.
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