Selected Specimens

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ST753 - Azurite $ 125
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST753a.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST753b.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST753c.jpg]

Single 1.7cm crystal of Azurite on matrix. The Azurite crystal is euhedral with good luster. Good crystals of Azurite are rare for this locality!


ST726 - Cumengeite $ 2400
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


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Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST726a.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST726b.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST726c.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST726d.jpg]

Rare matrix Cumengeite specimen with a fairly large crystal halfway exposed from the matrix. The Cumengeite crystal is 1.2cm tip to tip.


ST722 - Tourmaline $ 1800
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm


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Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST722a.jpg] Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST722b.jpg] Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST722c.jpg] Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST722d.jpg]

'Hot' pink single crystal of Tourmaline from Afghanistan. This is an old piece from the 1980s from what was known as the "Peppermint Pocket", almost all of which went to the mineral museum at Stanford University. The color is superb with vivid intense pink and good clarity. Weighs 24.81 grams.


ST749 - Tourmaline $ 300
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 6.4 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST749a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST749b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST749d.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 with shallow chipping along one edge, otherwise perfect. Excellent quality Tourmaline, internally flawless. Weighs 8.57 grams.


ST751 - Anapaite $ 1500
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
cabinet - 12 x 10 x 3.5 cm


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Anapaite from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/ST751a.jpg] Anapaite from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/ST751b.jpg] Anapaite from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/ST751c.jpg] Anapaite from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/ST751e.jpg]

Large, flat specimen of Anapaite, easily the largest I've ever seen. A relatively flat specimen with the majority of the front display face covered in bright green Anapaite crystals. Ex. Fersman Museum specimen, ex. Erich Laskowski collection purchased by Erich in 2003.


ST622 - Scheelite with Goshenite $ 300
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Scheelite with Goshenite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST622a.jpg] Scheelite with Goshenite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST622c.jpg] Scheelite with Goshenite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST622d.jpg] Scheelite with Goshenite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST622e.jpg] Scheelite with Goshenite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST622f.jpg]

An orange octahedral Scheelite crystal and colorless Beryl crystal (Goshenite) in Muscovite mica. The Scheelite is 4cm wide and undamaged with good color.


ST750 - Tourmaline $ 150
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.6 x 3 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST750a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST750b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST750c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST750d.jpg]

Etched pink and green Tourmaline crystals on matrix from the Himalaya Mine. The largest crystal is 1.7cm and transparent. There are at least 10 crystals present, all with satiny etched surfaces all over. Colorful specimen with crystals that stand out against the white matrix.


ST693 - Tourmaline $ 120
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST693a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST693b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST693c.jpg]

Terminated pink and light green Tourmaline crystal from the Himalaya Mine. It's transparent with bright color, complete all around, and well terminated. Weighs 2.27 grams.


ST695 - Tourmaline $ 120
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 0.9 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST695a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST695b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST695c.jpg]

Terminated pink and bright green Tourmaline crystal from the Himalaya Mine. It's transparent with bright color, complete all around, and well terminated. Weighs 2.26 grams.


ST741 - Almandine $ 200
Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST741a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST741b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST741c.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST741d.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/ST741e.jpg]

Two Almandine garnet crystals in schist matrix from the well known Wrangell Island locality in Alaska. The crystals reach 1.5cm wide with purple/red coloration and translucency and are well exposed from the schist. Sawcut on base. A USA classic.


ST651 - Aquamarine $ 280
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST651a.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST651b.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST651c.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST651d.jpg]

A beautiful GEM tabular Aquamarine crystal on matrix from the famous Mt. Xuebaoding locality. This one is an old one dating back to the 1990s and is more transparent and glassy than most. The Aqua is 2.7cm wide and perfect with no damage. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, puchased by Erich in 1997.


ST725 - Cuprite after Antlerite $ 275
Chuquicamata Mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Cuprite after Antlerite from Chuquicamata Mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/ST725a.jpg] Cuprite after Antlerite from Chuquicamata Mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/ST725b.jpg] Cuprite after Antlerite from Chuquicamata Mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/ST725c.jpg] Cuprite after Antlerite from Chuquicamata Mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/ST725e.jpg]

Uncommon pseudomorph of red Cuprite that have replaced seams of fibrous (formerly green) Antlerite. The seams of Cuprite are evident along all sides of the specimen. Comes with an old Minerals Unlimited label.


ST746 - Orthoclase after Leucite $ 350
Kalehoyuk, Kaman District, Kırşehir Province, Turkey
small cabinet - 6.7 x 6.2 x 6 cm


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Orthoclase after Leucite from Kalehoyuk, Kaman District, Kırşehir Province, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST746a.jpg] Orthoclase after Leucite from Kalehoyuk, Kaman District, Kırşehir Province, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST746b.jpg] Orthoclase after Leucite from Kalehoyuk, Kaman District, Kırşehir Province, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST746c.jpg] Orthoclase after Leucite from Kalehoyuk, Kaman District, Kırşehir Province, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST746d.jpg]

Highly interesting and uncommon pseudomorph of Orthoclase that has replaced a large, sharp, single Leucite crystal. The crystal is a complete trapezohedron with relatively sharp crystals faces all around. Comes with an old Minerals Unlimited label.


ST666 - Tantalite on Albite $ 350
Mawi, Laghman Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Tantalite on Albite from Mawi, Laghman Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST666a.jpg] Tantalite on Albite from Mawi, Laghman Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST666b.jpg] Tantalite on Albite from Mawi, Laghman Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST666c.jpg] Tantalite on Albite from Mawi, Laghman Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST666d.jpg]

Terminated 1.5cm red Tantalite crystal on a matrix of Albite, Quartz, and Muscovite. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST707 - Tanzanite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST707a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST707b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST707c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST707d.jpg]

Single purple blue Tanzanite crystal with a bit of attached Graphite. Complete all around with good transparency. Unheated natural crystal. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection purchased by Erich from Werner Radl in 1996 for $207.
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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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