Selected Specimens

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ST123 - Chrome Dravite with Calcite $ 2000
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 5 cm


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Chrome Dravite with Calcite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST123a.jpg] Chrome Dravite with Calcite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST123c.jpg] Chrome Dravite with Calcite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST123d.jpg] Chrome Dravite with Calcite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST123e.jpg]

Transparent gem crystals of Chrome Tourmaline, a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite, on matrix with white Calcite crystals. This is a rare matrix specimen from the 2016 find (nearly all were loose single crystals). There are at least five terminated crystals and many more partial crystals. There is a flat lying crystal 1.9cm long and totally transparent, and a thicker transparent green crystal 1.1cm wide that extends down into the matrix. This was the best matrix piece out of the few available that I could find back in 2016, and I am offering it now for the first time.


ST131 - Calcite $ 750
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA
large cabinet - 16 x 11 x 6.5 cm


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Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/ST131a.jpg] Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/ST131b.jpg] Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/ST131c.jpg] Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/ST131d.jpg] Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/ST131e.jpg]

Double-terminated Calcite crystals heavily included by sand. A very clean, large example from this famous and now closed locality. Amazingly perfect for such a large and complex specimen, I could only find one crystal that had a contact. Easily the best example from this locality that I've ever had.


LL988 - Scheelite with Aquamarine $ 250
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Scheelite with Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL988a.jpg] Scheelite with Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL988b.jpg] Scheelite with Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL988c.jpg] Scheelite with Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL988d.jpg]

Vibrant orange Scheelite octahedra to 2cm wide on Muscovite with tabular Aquamarine crystals.


ST126 - Ludlamite $ 750
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 1.2 cm


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Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST126a.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST126b.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST126c.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST126d.jpg]

Well isolated green Ludlamite crystals on matrix. Main crystal is a gemmy 1.1cm crystal with great color and luster. These are old USA classics now hard to find of this quality.


ST128 - Veszelyite $ 350
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/ST128a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/ST128b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/ST128c.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/ST128d.jpg]

Good sized Veszelyite crystals on matrix. This recently mined specimen features a number of intergrown, long crystals of vivid blue Veszelyite. The crystal group is 1.3cm tall. This is from a new find made in July 2020 at an old Zinc mine located about about 400 kilometers away from previous Veszelyite finds made at the Laochang Mine (also in Yunnan Prov.).


LL989 - Scheelite $ 200
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 4 cm


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Scheelite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL989a.jpg] Scheelite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL989b.jpg] Scheelite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL989d.jpg]

Vibrant orange octahedral Scheelite crystal. Good transparency in the tip.


LL986 - Scheelite with Quartz $ 1250
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
large cabinet - 21 x 12 x 10 cm


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Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986a.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986b.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986c.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986d.jpg] Scheelite with Quartz from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL986g.jpg]

Large specimen of translucent Scheelite octahedra and Quartz on Muscovite. The Quartz crystal is 8cm tall. There are two intergrown pristine, deep orange Scheelite on the right side to 4cm wide. There are Scheelite crystals around the base of the Quartz crystal and also crystalline, flat lying Scheelite covering the Muscovite behind the Quartz crystal. Slight chipping on the Quartz and also on the Scheelite crystal on the edge of the specimen to the left of the Quartz. A large and showy Scheelite specimen.


ST156 - Vesuvianite $ 150
Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST156a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST156b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST156c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Tunnel 36, Portola, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST156d.jpg]

Double-terminated, translucent rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystals to 2.7cm on the solid matrix of intergrown Vesuvianite crystals. A wonderful example of a California Vesuvianite and of higher quality than most from this locality.


ST116 - Tourmaline $ 60
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 4.1 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST116a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST116b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST116c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Fully terminated, complete, and undamaged. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. Excellent quality Tourmaline.


ST132 - Barite $ 500
Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy
cabinet - 12.5 x 9 x 6 cm


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Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132a.jpg] Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132b.jpg] Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132c.jpg] Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132d.jpg] Barite from Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/ST132h.jpg]

Intergrown transparent to translucent Barite crystals. Thin tabular, intergrown crystals without matrix. Older specimen that comes with a Seibels Mineral label.


MS23 - Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite $ 1200
Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 9 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23d.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Plancheite from Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/MS23e.jpg]

Colorful specimen of pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals on blue Plancheite. The Calcites are translucent to transparent scalenohedrons including some double terminated crystals to 2.2cm.


LL978 - Bournonite $ 125
Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978d.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978e.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL978f.jpg]

Large single Bournonite crystal 3.5cm wide from recent finds in Bolivia. The Bournonite crystal has a dark patina and classic 'cogwheel' form. Complete and perfect with some edge chipping. Presents perfectly on a small amount of matrix. The matrix is covered by tiny Quartz crystals and shiny Pyrite crystals making it visually excity from any side.


LL980 - Bournonite $ 125
Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL980a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL980b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL980c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL980d.jpg]

Intergrown pair of Bournonite crystals from recent finds in Bolivia. The Bournonite crystals has a dark patina and classic 'cogwheel' form. A floater with no points of contact, complete all around and perfect except for a chip on the small crystal.


LL981 - Bournonite $ 225
Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981d.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981e.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL981c.jpg]

cluster of 3 large, thick Bournonite crystals from recent finds in Bolivia. The Bournonite crystals an irridescent golden patina and classic 'cogwheel' form. Pristine specimen with a small amount of matrix attached to the back.


LL943 - Tourmaline $ 50
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 3.1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL943a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL943b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL943c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Steeply terminated, complete crystal. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. High quality Tourmaline.
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