Selected Specimens

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MM125 - Enargite $ 950
Butte, Silver Bowe Co., Montana, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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
Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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
Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
large cabinet - 16 x 12 x 8.5 cm


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
China
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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
Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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.


K477 - Variscite $ 500
Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Variscite from Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K477a.jpg] Variscite from Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K477b.jpg] Variscite from Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K477c.jpg]

Two spherical clusters of Variscite crystals in a vug in Quartz. I obtained this specimen from dealer Steve Perry about 20 years ago during a visit to his home following one of his many trips to Brazil. This was the best of his specimens, with better color and sparkle than the rest. Variscite is usally found in massive form, rarely as crystals.


K464 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.2 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K464a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K464b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K464c.jpg]

Rosette shaped groups of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Great color and large crystals, this is one of the finest specimens from a large lot of recently mined and purchased Prehnite specimens from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The back smooth and flat where it grew against Graphite. It's pristine except for light chipping along the top edge and a partial Tanzanite crystal intergrown in the lower right side.


K463 - Prehnite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K463d.jpg]

Rosette shaped group of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Great color and large crystals, this is one of the finest specimens from a large lot of recently mined and purchased Prehnite specimens from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The main rosette is 4cm tall and sits nearly vertically for display. The larger crystals appear to have grown from a central sphere of Prehnite. The bottom is somewhat flat where it grew against Graphite. It's pristine except for light chipping on some crystals and a contacted backside.


K400 - Silver in Calcite $ 750
Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
large cabinet - 19 x 9.5 x 2.3 cm


Silver in Calcite from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/K400a.jpg] Silver in Calcite from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/K400b.jpg] Silver in Calcite from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/K400c.jpg]

Thick, heavy vein section of Silver in Calcite, a 2.3cm thick slab sawcut on both sides. There is a layer of solid Silver along the more straight edge, with the rest of the specimen filled with more dendritic Silver. Visually, it appears to be 40-50% Silver, and by weight, a much larger percentage. The specimen weighs ounces and was the best slab (richest, largest, thickest) out a large lot of Cobalt Silver I purchased from a Canadian miner over 20 years ago.


K419 - Lawsonite $ 250
Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10 x 10 x 4.5 cm


Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K419a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K419b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K419c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K419d.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K419e.jpg]

Rare blue/grey Lawsonite crystals to 1.5cm embedded in Glaucophane schist. Good sized, rich specimen from the type locality for Lawsonite.


K471 - Lawsonite $ 750
Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 4 cm


Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K471a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K471b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K471c.jpg]

Rare blue/grey Lawsonite crystals to 1.5cm embedded in Glaucophane schist. The main crystal is sharply formed and exposed fromt he schist on both sides. This is the single best example I've had and was in my collection for 20 years. From the type locality for Lawsonite.


K470 - Rose Quartz $ 450
Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Rose Quartz from Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K470a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K470b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K470c.jpg]

Cluster of well formed Rose Quartz crystals atop a partial white Quartz crystal. Comes with an old label showing a price of $350.


K472 - Covellite $ 200
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/K472a.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/K472b.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/K472c.jpg]

Irridescent blades of Covellite on a Quartz crystal coated matrix. The Covellite crystals reach 1cm in size.



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