Selected Specimens

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M457 - Galena with Calcite $ 150
Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457a.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457b.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457c.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457d.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457e.jpg]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals with an attached honey-colored Calcite crystal. Old specimen from a classic USA locality.


M472 - Quartz $ 125
Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472a.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472b.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472c.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472d.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472e.jpg]

Large crystals of pinish, more opaque Quartz with overgrowths of transparent Quartz. Undamaged.


M570 - Quartz with Chlorite $ 150
Shingle Springs, El Dorado Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Quartz with Chlorite from Shingle Springs, El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M570a.jpg] Quartz with Chlorite from Shingle Springs, El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M570b.jpg] Quartz with Chlorite from Shingle Springs, El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M570c.jpg] Quartz with Chlorite from Shingle Springs, El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M570d.jpg] Quartz with Chlorite from Shingle Springs, El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M570e.jpg]

Transparent Quartz crystals from the foothills of the Sierra Mountains in California Gold country. The central crystal has a core of fluffy green Chlorite.


M673 - Scapolite $ 75
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M673a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M673b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M673c.jpg]

Single yellow Scapolite crystal with good yellow color. Small but perfect with a great termination and transparent top to bottom.


M545 - Smokey Quartz $ 125
Furka Pass, Switzerland
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Smokey Quartz from Furka Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/M545a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Furka Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/M545b.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Furka Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/M545c.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Furka Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/M545d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of transparent smokey Quartz crystals. Undamaged old specimen with an old 'The Lesnicks' label.


M702 - Tsavorite $ 325
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702d.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with good color. Nearly a floater with a couple indentations, contacts with lustrous glassy faces. It's not perfect, but for the size and color it's a good value.


M703 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 325
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.4 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703d.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with good color. The main crystal is 2.5cm wide and displays great from the front with small Diopside crystals below. The backside (3rd photo) shows a dimpled surface from growth against Graphite crystals.


M704 - Tsavorite on Diopside $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


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Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M704a.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M704b.jpg]

Glassy 1.4cm single Tsavorite crystal with good color atop a white Diopside crystal. The Tsavorite has great color, luster and transparency. Dispalys great from teh front, contacted on the backside.


M550 - Epidote on Prehnite $ 220
Djouga, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Epidote on Prehnite from Djouga, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/M550a.jpg] Epidote on Prehnite from Djouga, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/M550c.jpg] Epidote on Prehnite from Djouga, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/M550d.jpg] Epidote on Prehnite from Djouga, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/M550e.jpg] Epidote on Prehnite from Djouga, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/M550f.jpg]

Flaoter group of intergrown, spherical masses of Prehnite. The Prehnite is translucent green with no points of contact. Teh Epidote crystals are double-terminated and reach 3cm in size, though some are incomplete.


M446 - Dravite $ 240
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M446a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M446b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M446c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M446d.jpg]

Thick, terminated blue-cap Dravite from a unique 2017 find. An unusual example from the find, the core of the specimen is a black Dravite crystal. On one end, there is a translucent white zone followed by an intensly blue termination. Turn it over, and the other side is covered by multiple small green crystals and termiantions. Undamaged and weighs 38 grams.


M582 - ManganoCalcite with Pyrite and Tetrahedrite (?) $ 75
Peru
miniature - 3.6 x 3 x 3 cm


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ManganoCalcite with Pyrite and Tetrahedrite (?) from Peru [db_pics/pics/M582a.jpg] ManganoCalcite with Pyrite and Tetrahedrite (?) from Peru [db_pics/pics/M582b.jpg] ManganoCalcite with Pyrite and Tetrahedrite (?) from Peru [db_pics/pics/M582c.jpg] ManganoCalcite with Pyrite and Tetrahedrite (?) from Peru [db_pics/pics/M582d.jpg] ManganoCalcite with Pyrite and Tetrahedrite (?) from Peru [db_pics/pics/M582e.jpg]

Light pink rhombs of Mangano Calcite to 2cm in size intergrown with Pyrite cubes. ONt he front face is a 1.2cm triangular crystal of what I assume is Tetrahedrite. It's covered by micro Pyrite and Calcite but retains it's sharp perfect form.


M559 - Galena $ 75
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559a.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559b.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559c.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559d.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559e.jpg]

Though 'just' a Galena, it's a very good thumbnail specimen featuring a mirror lustrous 1.5cm Galena cube set in Galena and Pyrite. Undamaged and displays well.


M462 - Pyrite after Pyrhottite $ 150
Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462a.jpg] Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462b.jpg] Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462c.jpg] Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462d.jpg]

Thin blades of Pyrite that have psuedomorphed after Pyrhottite crystals. Bright and lustrous with a few small Quartz crystals associated.


M731 - Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite $ 150
Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731a.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731b.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731c.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731e.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731f.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731g.jpg]

Green Prehnite and tan Stilbite crystals on a cluster of Laumontite after Anhydrite crystals. Small Calcite crystals are also present. Well crystallized all around.


M661 - Enstatite $ 75
Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M661a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M661b.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M661c.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M661d.jpg]

Terminated single Enstatite crystal with medium rootbeer brown color and typical light etching. Gem quality Enstatite is uncommon.
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49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
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
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