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K287 - Quartz $ 150
Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 3 cm


Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287a.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287b.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287c.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287d.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287e.jpg]

Strange etched Quartz specimen out the San Diego pegmatite suite of an old collection. Exhibits a pink coloration in areas due to Montmorillonite inclusions. Has an old specimen number affixed to the bottom.


K291 - Malachite after Azurite $ 260
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291d.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291e.jpg]

Well formed crystals of Malachite after Azurite with a velvety surface luster. Individual crystals to 3.7cm. Mounted on a labelled Lucite stand. Undamaged.


K286 - Cuprite $ 220
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 2 cm


Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286a.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286b.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286c.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286d.jpg]

Sharp, well formed Cuprite crystals to 1.2cm wide.


K289 - Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite $ 650
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 13 x 9.0 x 6 cm


Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289a.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289b.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289c.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289d.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289e.jpg]

Blue/green radial starburst formations of Aurichalcite, silvery blue Hemimorphite, green Smithsonite and more combine in a great combination specimen from the famous 79 Mine. It's both an interesting study piece and a colorful large display specimen.


K293 - Quartz $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete with and relatively undamaged with just a couple tiny nicks. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K294 - Quartz $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete with and relatively undamaged with just a couple tiny nicks. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K288 - Quartz $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 2 x 2 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288d.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288e.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey acoloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K292 - Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite $ 140
Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 3 cm


Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292d.jpg]

Large deep red Sphalerite crystals on a chert matrix. What makes the specimen are the isolated, oriented Chalcopyrite crystals, primarily on the largest Sphalerite, that all reflect the light in the same direction when turned in the hand.


K395 - Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite $ 340
Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
large cabinet - 17 x 12.5 x 4.5 cm


Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395d.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395e.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395f.jpg]

Large specimen of cubic Galena coated by drusy Chalcopyrite and red Sphalerite crystals on a chert matrix. Large display specimen of a USA classic getting harder to find. Saw cut on back.


K297 - Spessartine $ 750
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297d.jpg]

Bright citrus orange Spessartine crystal, complete all around. Equant form with gem zones. There is some natural small surface pits, but no damage. This is a good one, with minimal black inclusions that negatively affect most of these. The intensity of color and gem zones are even more apparent with backlighting. These are no longer being found. Weighs 20.7 grams.


K307 - Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite $ 140
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307d.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K307e.jpg]

A 2.5cm Pyrite crystal with attached Tsavorite and Diopside on a matrix of solid Graphite. There is a nice, complete single Graphite crystal attached to the Pyrite too.


K323 - Chalcopyrite with Quartz $ 280
Madan, Rhodope Mts., Bulgaria
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm


Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Madan, Rhodope Mts., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/K323a.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Madan, Rhodope Mts., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/K323b.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Madan, Rhodope Mts., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/K323c.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Madan, Rhodope Mts., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/K323d.jpg]

Stunningly attractive specimen of transparent Quartz with bright, brassy Chalcopyrite crystals. These are fairly common minerals, but in a combination and form to produce this beauty. Both minerals are evenly distributed and in good condition with just a few missing Quartz crystals. The Quartz are uniform in size and transparent. An overall very bright and showy specimen.


K322 - Pyrite with Quartz $ 120
Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 8 x 4 cm


Pyrite with Quartz from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K322a.jpg] Pyrite with Quartz from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K322b.jpg] Pyrite with Quartz from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K322c.jpg]

Mirro bright and lustrous Pyrite cubes on a matrix of solid crystalline Pyrite. Associated are green Quartz crystals and traces of purple Fluorite. The Shangbao Mine is well know for fabulous Pyrite specimens andthis one does not dissappoint, with cubes to 2cm on edge.


K305 - Prehnite with Calcite, Tanzanite $ 1800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Prehnite with Calcite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K305a.jpg] Prehnite with Calcite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K305b.jpg] Prehnite with Calcite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K305c.jpg] Prehnite with Calcite, Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K305d.jpg]

Individual spheres of yellow Prehnite grown in and around flat crystals of white Calcite. This is one of the most beautiful Merelani Prehnites I've ever seen. A fibrous blue Tanzanite and small white crystals (Laumontite?) are attached to the backside. A floater with no points of attachment and little to no damage.


K233 - Prehnite $ 280
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K233a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K233b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K233c.jpg]

This is a very interesting Prehnite composed of an almost perfect sphere of solid Prehnite, like a translucent gumdrop, with larger crystals growing out of the sphere in various directions.



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