Selected Specimens

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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.


K169 - Brucite $ 400
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 12 x 10 x 3 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k169a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k169b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k169c.jpg]

Large specimen of solid Brucite without matrix. Large radial crystal groups to 4.5cm wide, well crystallized all around and undamaged. Medium yellow color, translucent, thick and sturdy.


J988 - Calcite on Amethyst $ 225
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
cabinet - 15 x 11 x 5 cm


Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J988a.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J988b.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J988c.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J988d.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J988e.jpg]

A large Calcite crystal on Amethyst. The calcite crystal is 9cm. The Amethyst has great deep purple coloration. The Calcite is cleaved at the edge of the specimen, but otherwise the Calcite and Amethyst are undamaged. Very showy piece out of an old collection.


J987 - Axinite $ 150
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J987a.jpg] Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J987b.jpg] Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J987c.jpg]

Bladed purple Axinite crystals on matrix from one of the world's best localities for the species. A little green Epidote adds color contrast. Largest crystal is 2.2cm.


J999 - Celestite on Sulfur $ 80
Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J999a.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J999b.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J999c.jpg]

White Clestite crystals on Sulfur. Main crystal is 2cm and double-terminated. Undamaged specimen.


J982 - Indicolite on Star Mica $ 180
Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Indicolite on Star Mica from Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J982a.jpg] Indicolite on Star Mica from Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J982b.jpg] Indicolite on Star Mica from Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J982c.jpg] Indicolite on Star Mica from Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J982d.jpg]

Floater specimen of golden star-shaped Muscovite with bladed white Feldspar hosting a transparent blue Tourmaline crystal. This specimen is neat enough just with the star mica crystals sticking out in all directions all around, but the 1.2cm blue Tourmaline makes it extra special. This must have formed in the center of a pegmatite pocket, not attached to any pocket walls. Out of an old collection. The Tourmaline has an irregular termination (likely a piece that broke off the wall during growth and partially regrew with the Mica).


J994 - Pyrite $ 50
Chester, Vermont, USA
cabinet - 11 x 7 x 4 cm


Pyrite from Chester, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/J994a.jpg] Pyrite from Chester, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/J994b.jpg] Pyrite from Chester, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/J994c.jpg] Pyrite from Chester, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/J994d.jpg] Pyrite from Chester, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/J994e.jpg] Pyrite from Chester, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/J994f.jpg]

Hundreds of bright, brassy Pyrite cubes embedded in matrix. Neat locality piece.


K223 - Sand Calcite $ 80
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6 x 3 cm


Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/K223a.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/K223b.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/K223c.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/K223d.jpg]

Double-terminated Calcite crystals heavily included by sand. A very clean example from this famous loacality. This is a specimen I've owned since I was about 10 years old.


K185 - Kulanite $ 280
Stoneman Camp, Young Creek, Yukon, Canada
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.8 cm


Kulanite from Stoneman Camp, Young Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/K185a.jpg] Kulanite from Stoneman Camp, Young Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/K185b.jpg] Kulanite from Stoneman Camp, Young Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/K185c.jpg]

Exceptional specimen of the rare phosphate mineral Kulanite. These are often found as specimens with small drusy crystals. This specimen has a large isolated crystal/compound crystal (?) 1cm wide along with other smaller, isolated crystals. Out of an old collection with a collection number attached to the back. Could easily be trimmed down into a great thumbnail.


K240 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 280
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K240a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K240b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K240c.jpg]

Transparent Tsavorite crystals with Diopside on a matrix of solid Graphite. The Tsavorites are gemmy with great color, largest crystal is 5mm.



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