Selected Specimens

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ST946 - Dioptase $ 12000
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 12 x 6 x 5 cm


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Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST946a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST946b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST946c.jpg]

Large, lustrous Dioptase crystals on white Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia. The Dioptase crystals reach 2.3cm in size and are translucent to transparent.  Although Dioptase specimens are found at other worldwide localities, those from Tsumeb, especially on white Calcite crystals, are considered the world's best and let's face it, Tsumeb is the magic word to most connoisseurs of fine mineral specimens. The Dioptase crystals show a unique fine etching that extends into the gemmy crystals. Dioptase is notoriously difficult to photograph and this is MUCH better in person. At 12cm wide, this is a large and significant Tsumeb Dioptase.


ST931 - Aquamarine $ 1500
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST931a.jpg] Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST931c.jpg] Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST931d.jpg] Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST931e.jpg]

Icey-blue specimen of gem quality Aquamarine from Brazil. This has been naturally etched in the pegmatite yielding this remarkably formed specimen.  This Aquamarine is like frozen ice that never melts. This specimen is pristine with hundreds of glassy faces on all sides.


ST927 - Quartz after Anhydrite $ 1250
Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
small cabinet - 9 x 4 x 3 cm


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Quartz after Anhydrite from Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST927a.jpg] Quartz after Anhydrite from Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST927b.jpg] Quartz after Anhydrite from Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST927c.jpg] Quartz after Anhydrite from Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST927d.jpg] Quartz after Anhydrite from Irai, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST927e.jpg]

Quartz crystals (smokey and Amethyst) replacing a long Anhydrite crystal from Brazil. This rare pseudomorph has alot of character. The shape of the former Anhydrite with Quartz crystals along the edges reminds me of a chain saw blade. Translucent to transparent, pristine with an abundance of life, a truely unique specimen. Comes with an old Ken Roberts label.  Ken is a mineral dealer noted for his high level of taste and aesthetics.


ST929 - Inesite on Quartz $ 1800
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Inesite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST929a.jpg] Inesite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST929c.jpg] Inesite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST929g.jpg] Inesite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST929i.jpg] Inesite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST929j.jpg]

Colorful combination specimen of Inesite and associated minerals from the Daye Mine in China. Bright red rosettes of Inesite to 2cm in diameter are attached to clear Quartz crystals (most Inesite has a brown component that this one is lacking). Associated minerals include Pyrite and clear, tabular Apophyllite. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


ST932 - Celadonite in Apophyllite $ 1600
Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Celadonite in Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST932a.jpg] Celadonite in Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST932c.jpg] Celadonite in Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST932d.jpg] Celadonite in Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST932f.jpg] Celadonite in Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST932h.jpg]

Blocky, deep blue/green crystals of Apophyllite from India. Uncommonly high quality example of Apophyllite crystals colored blue/green due to inclusions of Celadonite. Minerals from the Deccan Plateau in India are abundant, but not like this. Pristine, uncommonly rare and aesthetic. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


ST928 - Azurite, Malachite, Arsentsumebite $ 1800
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Azurite, Malachite, Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST928a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite, Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST928b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite, Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST928f.jpg] Azurite, Malachite, Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST928g.jpg]

Tall, slender crystal of Azurite partially pseudomorphed to Malachite with Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb. The crystal rises up off a 'matrix' of other partial crystals. The Azurite areas have glassy luster while the Malachite has a velvety luster, contributing to a contrast of textures and colors that work exceptionally well together.  A Tsumeb classic... Comes with a couple old labels, including one from Anton Berger (a German mineral dealer who specialized in Tsumeb specimens) and another that shows an old price of $1250.


ST933 - Willemite $ 6500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST933a.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST933b.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST933c.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST933d.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST933f.jpg]

Important blue/green to yellow crystals of rare Willemite from Tsumeb. The Willemite formed in a stalactitic fashion around Goethite. Willemite is one of the holy grail minerals from Tsumeb.  This well crystallized specimen actually has 3 distinct colorations of the Willemite - blue green, light green, and yellow/brown.  Of the Tsumeb classic minerals, the size and the form of this Willemite make it highly desireable to the connoisseur of classic minerals. 


ST812 - Cerussite on Malachite $ 180
Rum Jungle, Northern Territories, Australia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.2 x 1.8 cm


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Cerussite on Malachite from Rum Jungle, Northern Territories, Australia [db_pics/pics/ST812a.jpg] Cerussite on Malachite from Rum Jungle, Northern Territories, Australia [db_pics/pics/ST812b.jpg] Cerussite on Malachite from Rum Jungle, Northern Territories, Australia [db_pics/pics/ST812c.jpg] Cerussite on Malachite from Rum Jungle, Northern Territories, Australia [db_pics/pics/ST812d.jpg]

Dozens of Cerussite 'snow flakes' on Malachite from Rum Jungle in Australia. The crystals rach 5mm in size and densely cover the green Malachite. In 1871 a bullock wagon delivering barrels of rum to construction gangs became bogged in jungle terrain near the head waters of the Finnis River. They proceeded to drink the rum in a week long party until they were rescued. The area became known as Rum Jungle.


ST959 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 500
Nasik, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST959a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST959b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST959d.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST959e.jpg]

Spherical Fluorite on Quartz crystals from Nasik, India. The Fluorite forms a nearly complete sphere on a bed of drusy Quartz crystals. The Fluorite is 3.5cm in diameter and highly translucent, nearly transparent. Ex. Jon Sigerman collection.


ST898 - Zeunerite $ 200
Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Zeunerite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/ST898a.jpg] Zeunerite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/ST898c.jpg] Zeunerite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/ST898d.jpg]

Platy green crystals of Zeunerite from the Majuba Hill Mine in Nevada. Good green crystals on both sides of specimen. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST676 - Andradite on Orthoclase $ 200
Imilchil, Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST676a.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST676c.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST676e.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST676f.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST676g.jpg]

Crystals of brown Andradite on Orthoclase from Morocco. The main crystal is 1.2cm in size and pristine with neat overgrowths of greenish yellow. Steller undamaged specimen.


ST683 - Andradite on Orthoclase $ 225
Imilchil, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST683a.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST683b.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST683c.jpg] Andradite on Orthoclase from Imilchil, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST683d.jpg]

Crystals of brown Andradite on Orthoclase from Morocco. The main crystal is 1.3cm in size and pristine with neat overgrowths of greenish yellow. Displays very well.


SV146 - Almandine $ 200
Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV146a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV146b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV146d.jpg]

Large deep purple/red Almandine crystal in schist from Alaska. The crystal is 2.6cm wide and translucent in areas. There is some chipping on top and a small nick on the front left, but it is in overall good conditon and displays great.


SV136 - Quartz $ 200
Cantera Quesga, Pasto Bueno District, Ancash Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Quartz from Cantera Quesga, Pasto Bueno District, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/SV136a.jpg] Quartz from Cantera Quesga, Pasto Bueno District, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/SV136b.jpg] Quartz from Cantera Quesga, Pasto Bueno District, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/SV136c.jpg]

Highly artistic and elegant cluster of transparent Quartz crystals from Peru. It's 'just' a Quartz specimen, but the quality and aesthetics are superb. The crystals are undamaged and transparent and it's also crystallized on the bottom! It detached from the pocket after initial growth, and the bottom of all the crystals are recrystallized.


ST811 - Cylindrite $ 260
Trinacria Mine, Poopo, Bolivia
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Cylindrite from Trinacria Mine, Poopo, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST811a.jpg] Cylindrite from Trinacria Mine, Poopo, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST811b.jpg] Cylindrite from Trinacria Mine, Poopo, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST811d.jpg] Cylindrite from Trinacria Mine, Poopo, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST811e.jpg]

Exceptionally rich Cylindrite specimen composed almost entirely of spray formations of Cylindrite crystals. The only macro sized crystals of this cylindrical crystal habit in the mineral world. Cylindrite is a sulfosalt mineral containing tin, lead, antimony and iron. This specimen is loaded with crystals, essentially nothing but Cylindrite with Wurtzite present between the crystals. Good from all sides. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.

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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
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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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