Selected Specimens

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D463 - Magnetite $ 95
Iron Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


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Magnetite from Iron Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D463a.jpg] Magnetite from Iron Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D463b.jpg] Magnetite from Iron Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D463c.jpg]

Four intergrown octahedrons of Magnetite. Silvery color and highly lustrous.


D466 - Anapaite in fossil Bivalve $ 125
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm


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Anapaite in fossil Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/D466a.jpg] Anapaite in fossil Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/D466b.jpg] Anapaite in fossil Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/D466c.jpg] Anapaite in fossil Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/D466d.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Anapaite that formed inside a fossil bivalve. These are interesting and beautiful classics from an old iron mine that is long closed. Once fairly abundant, these are now not commonly seen.


D469 - Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite $ 175
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


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Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D469a.jpg] Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D469b.jpg] Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D469c.jpg] Chalcocite, Malachite after Azurite, Malachite from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D469d.jpg]

Unusual composite specimen of a Chalcocite crystal with a 'veneer' on the front face of Malachite after Azurite. A spray of fibrous Malachite extends off the right side.


D472 - Enargite $ 125
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472c.jpg]

Cluster of silvery black Enargite crystals with high metallic luster.


D473 - Barite $ 75
Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.2 cm


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Barite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D473a.jpg] Barite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D473b.jpg] Barite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D473c.jpg]

Transparent golden colored single Barite crystal. Somewhat small in size, it's big in luster and transparency.


D474 - Galena on Pyrite stalactite $ 75
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1 x 1 cm


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Galena on Pyrite stalactite from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/D474a.jpg] Galena on Pyrite stalactite from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/D474b.jpg] Galena on Pyrite stalactite from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/D474c.jpg] Galena on Pyrite stalactite from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/D474d.jpg]

Two octahedral Galena crystals attached to a long, finger-like stalactite of Pyrite. Highly aesthetic thumbnail.


D475 - Galena on Pyrite after Anhydrite $ 125
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Galena on Pyrite after Anhydrite from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/D475a.jpg] Galena on Pyrite after Anhydrite from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/D475b.jpg] Galena on Pyrite after Anhydrite from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/D475c.jpg] Galena on Pyrite after Anhydrite from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/D475d.jpg] Galena on Pyrite after Anhydrite from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/D475e.jpg]

A psuedomorph or cast of Pyrite after Anhydrite sits horizontaly behind a 1.5cm cube of Galena, both of which sit atop additional Pyrite and Galena cubes. Highly aesthetic thumbnail.


D529 - Rosasite, Aurichalcite, Calcite $ 150
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Rosasite, Aurichalcite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D529a.jpg] Rosasite, Aurichalcite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D529b.jpg] Rosasite, Aurichalcite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D529c.jpg] Rosasite, Aurichalcite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D529d.jpg] Rosasite, Aurichalcite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D529e.jpg]

Pearly white rhombs of Calcite atop a vug lined with both Rosasite and Aurichalcite. Fresh and clean, this vug has only been open for a matter of weeks. I particularly like the sprays of Aurichalcite that have been coated by Rosasite.


D488 - Cerussite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D488a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D488b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D488c.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D488d.jpg]

Highly transparent and glassy pair of Cerussite crystalsfrom Tsumeb. Very clean with only a couple small chips.


D486 - Galena with Quartz $ 120
Butte Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486a.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486b.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486c.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486d.jpg]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals (some skeletal!) associated with Quartz crystals. This came out of an old collection without a label, but have "Butte Co." writtn on the back. It's possibly from the Surcease gold mine. Neat and unusual piece for a California collector.


D487 - Galena $ 120
Iowa, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487a.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487b.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487c.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487d.jpg]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals from Iowa! A nice stack of cubes. This came out of an old collection with the only 'Iowa' as the locality. Neat and unusual piece for an Iowa mineral collector.


DS2 - Diaspore $ 500
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2c.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2d.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms', complete and undamaged with a point of contact at the bottom of the V where it grew against the matrix. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


D507 - Pezzottaite $ 475
Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


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Pezzottaite from Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D507a.jpg] Pezzottaite from Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D507b.jpg] Pezzottaite from Ambatovita, near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D507c.jpg]

Single Pezzottaite crystal (Caesium rich Beryl) with a raspberry red color and good transparency. The crystal has a broad, smooth front face with bevelled edges and a more etched and stepped growth on the backside. A small terminated Tourmaline crystal extends into the lower right side of the Pezzottaite with the termination fully included inside.


M349 - Azurite $ 225
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349a.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349b.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349c.jpg]

Rosette formations of bright 'electric' blue Azurite crystals on matrix. Stunning and uncommon Arizona thumbnail. There are a couple small spheres of Malachite also present.


D482 - Amethyst $ 375
Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa
cabinet - 12 x 8.5 x 5 cm


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Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482a.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482c.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482d.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482e.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482g.jpg]

Lustrous Amethyst Quartz crystals with two separate generations of growth. The first generation has large Amethyst crystals measuring to about 4cm thick, with the later generation being overgrowths of smaller crystals on the larger crystals. These are known as 'Cactus Quartz' and this is a large sized example. Very clean with no significant damage, all the tips are perfect, just a bit of chipping/contact near the base. Complete all around.
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