Selected Specimens

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M765 - Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite $ 450
Huaron, Peru
cabinet - 10 x 10 x 6 cm


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Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765a.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765b.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765c.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765d.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765e.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765f.jpg]

Clusters of Pyrite cubes and Quartz crystals atop a matrix of solid crystalline Sphalerite. Aesthetic large specimen from the Tom Ellis collection.


M767 - Halloysite in Quartz $ 650
Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia
cabinet - 11.5 x 10 x 6.5 cm


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Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767a.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767b.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767c.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767d.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767e.jpg]

Cluster of diverging Quartz crystals. The yellow tips are caused by inclusions of Halloysite.


M768 - Brazilianite with Quartz $ 600
Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4 cm


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Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768a.jpg] Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768b.jpg] Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768c.jpg] Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768e.jpg]

Large single crystal from the original finds in Brazil with attached Quartz crystals. Large, glassy faces on the front with mostly cleavages and contacts on the backside.


M785 - Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite $ 350
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785d.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785e.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785f.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785g.jpg]

Fine quality single Arsenopyrite crystal with another smaller crystal sticking out the front face. Well terminated bright crystals with the backside covered by wafer-like Calcite crystals. 


M742 - Sphalerite $ 350
Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 7 cm


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Sphalerite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M742a.jpg] Sphalerite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M742c.jpg] Sphalerite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M742d.jpg] Sphalerite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M742f.jpg] Sphalerite from Mid Continent Mine, Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M742g.jpg]

Large stalactite formation of solid Sphalerite crystals. Large, heavy specimen well crystallized all around. The bottom center has a small opening ringed by Pyrite.


M753 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 250
Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 13.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Calcite on Fluorite from Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M753a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M753b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M753d.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M753e.jpg]

Cubic purple Fluorite over yellow Fluorite with crystals to 3cm. There are a couple small dings but overall in great condition. Backside covered by Calcite crystals.


M784 - Acanthite $ 200
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784c.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784d.jpg]

Serpent-like cluster of interconnected octahedral Acanthite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged.


M771 - Topaz $ 100
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M771a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M771b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M771c.jpg]

Ten crystals of Imperial Topaz. Though small, they are high quality transparent crystals. All are terminated and undamaged or relatively undamaged.


M510 - Andradite var. Melanite $ 240
San Benito Co., California, USA
large cabinet - 18 x 9 x 8 cm


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Andradite var. Melanite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M510a.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M510c.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M510d.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M510e.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M510f.jpg]

Large specimen with good coverage of Melanite crystals from an outcrop located near the Benitoite gem mine. Crystals on the front face reach 3mm and there are larger crystals to 6mm on the back side.


J984 - Arsenopyrite $ 200
Peru
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Arsenopyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J984a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J984b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J984c.jpg]

Cluster of large Arsenopyrite crystals on solid Arsonopyrite. Crystals reach 2.5cm in size. Out of an old collection with no further locality info available.


M483 - Copper $ 450
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 13 x 8 x 3.5 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M483a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M483b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M483c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M483d.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M483e.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M483f.jpg]

Large, heavy mass of Copper crystals. Individual crystals reach 1.5cm in size.


M761 - Prehnite after Anhydrite $ 240
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M761a.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M761b.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M761c.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M761e.jpg]

Translucent apple green Prehnite cast that formed over a flat, tabular Anhydrite that then dissolved away leaving this hollow cast. Botryoidal, translucent Prehnite forms over the front and back with the shape of the former Anhyrite easily seen when looking up from the opening in the bottom. A wonderful example from long ago, and not as jumbled as some larger pieces are - this is a nice distinct cast of a single large crystal.


M539 - Copper $ 200
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 4 x 3 cm


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Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M539a.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M539b.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M539c.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M539d.jpg]

Good sized hackly mass of Copper from the historic Copper mining district of Bisbee.


M598 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 600
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan Co. Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan Co. Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M598a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan Co. Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M598b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan Co. Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M598c.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, San Juan Co. Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M598d.jpg]

Pale blueish green Fluorite crystals with pink Rhodochrosite from a classic Colorado locality, on a Quartz and sulfide rich matrix.


M511 - Copper $ 400
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 15 x 9 x 7.5 cm


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Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M511a.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M511b.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M511c.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M511d.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M511e.jpg]

Large hackly mass of Copper from the famous Copper mining area of Michigan. Weighs about 2.5 pounds. The nice thing about this piece, besides it's size, is that alot of the weight is towards the bottom and it stands up on it's own perfectly for display and is very stable.
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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139

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