Selected Specimens

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ST243 - Spinel $ 500
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 3.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243d.jpg]

An 1.5cm crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete, slightly elongated octahedron with good transparency.


ST245 - Spinel $ 400
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245c.jpg]

An 1.2cm crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete, slightly elongated octahedron with good transparency (like glass inside, you could cut gems).


ST253 - Sphene (Titanite) $ 250
Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


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Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253a.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253b.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253c.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253d.jpg]

Two twinned Sphene crystals on a small matrix forming a superb and uncommon thumbnail. The largest crystal is 1.5cm and both are sharp and glassy. Complete all around and undamaged and could be displayed in a number of directions.


ST278 - Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz $ 500
Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 6.5 cm


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Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278a.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278b.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278c.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278e.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278h.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278i.jpg]

Large double-terminated Quartz crystal with a variety of inclusions including blue Dumortierite and bladed crystals of Hematite. Purchased at the 2021 Tucson show from a large lot of recently mined Quartz from this locality, this was one of only two crystals available with these interesting banded clay (?) inclusions. There is a blue band of Dumortierite through the center with tan colored inclusions in one termination and black metallic Hematite in both terminations. There is a little bit of contacting from other crystals around the center but in good condition overall. Unusual Quartz for a Quartz collector.


ST226 - Lazulite $ 120
Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226a.jpg] Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226b.jpg] Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226c.jpg]

Sharp single crystal with good blue color and attached micro Pyrite.


ST228 - Cuprite $ 250
Rubtsovsk Mine, Altai Krai, Russia
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 2 cm


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Cuprite from Rubtsovsk Mine, Altai Krai, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST228a.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovsk Mine, Altai Krai, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST228b.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovsk Mine, Altai Krai, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST228c.jpg]

Equant single octahedral Cuprite crystal from the Rubtsovsk Mine. Slightly translucent and complete with just one small area of chipping, otherwise perfect all around.


ST282 - Woodhouseite $ 200
Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 6 cm


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Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282a.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282b.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282c.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282d.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282e.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282f.jpg]

Rich specimen with numerous crystals of the uncommon mineral Woodhouseite. The best crystal is a pristine yellow/tan crystal 4.5mm in size well protected in a vug.


ST240 - Kammererite $ 150
Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm


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Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240a.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240b.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240c.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240d.jpg]

Rare specimen of the chromium rich Clinochore varietal known as Kammererite. Main crystal is 5mm in size and present on a druse of smaller crystals.


ST150 - Smokey Quartz $ 150
Erongo Mtns., Namibia
small cabinet - 6.8 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150b.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150c.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150d.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150e.jpg]

Cluster of 3 undamaged smokey Quartz crystals from a recent find in the Erongo Mountains. These new crystals have excellent phantoms near the terminations, and this specimen was the best quality and had the most aesthetic arrangement of crystals of any of the specimens I saw.


ST251 - Legrandite $ 600
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST251a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST251b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST251c.jpg]

Stout, complete single Legrandite crystal with good transparency. Well crystallized all around with a broad, flat termination. Lustrous undamaged crystal faces all around except for a couple small nicks on the backside.


ST140 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 120
Brandberg area, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite with Quartz from Brandberg area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST140a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Brandberg area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST140b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Brandberg area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST140c.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Brandberg area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST140d.jpg]

Transparent green Fluorite with white Quartz crystals. The Fluorite are cubic and many have purple corners.


ST256 - Linarite $ 250
Grand Reef Mine, Grahma Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Linarite from Grand Reef Mine, Grahma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST256a.jpg] Linarite from Grand Reef Mine, Grahma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST256b.jpg] Linarite from Grand Reef Mine, Grahma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST256c.jpg] Linarite from Grand Reef Mine, Grahma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST256d.jpg]

Quartz vug lined with bright 'electric' blue Linarite crystals. Old label dates the specimen to 1984.


ST249 - Pyrargyrite $ 250
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249c.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249d.jpg]

Thumbnail sized specimen of Pyrargyrite crystals. These are sometimes refered to as 'ruby silver' due to silver in the chemical makeup of the species (a silver antimony sulfosalt) and the deep red coloration. Perfectly terminated classic barrel-shaped crystal.


ST250 - Tourmaline $ 125
Morro Redondo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Tourmaline from Morro Redondo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST250a.jpg] Tourmaline from Morro Redondo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST250b.jpg] Tourmaline from Morro Redondo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST250c.jpg] Tourmaline from Morro Redondo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST250d.jpg] Tourmaline from Morro Redondo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST250e.jpg]

Bi-colored single Tourmaline crystal with classic Brazilian red and green coloration. Complete and undamaged with some stepped growth on the back face.


CS104 - Silver (cubic crystals!) $ 350
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2 x 0.7 cm


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Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104a.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104b.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104c.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104d.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104e.jpg]

Cubic Silver crystals that grew on a sheet of solid Silver and have been exposed from white Calcite. Cubic Silver crystals are uncommon and these are superbly formed, sharp cubes of about 2mm in size.
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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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