Selected Specimens

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ST856 - Calcite $ 200
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Calcite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST856a.jpg] Calcite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST856b.jpg] Calcite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST856c.jpg]

Golden Calcite crystal on white Mordenite from India. This is a highly aesthetic Calcite spcimen with a 4cm translucent crystal with rich golden yellow color that contrasts well against the white Mordenite. In great condition with no damage. Comes mounted on a Lucite stand.


ST942 - Chalcopyrite and Siderite $ 5000
Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie, Guizhou, China
cabinet - 15 x 10 x 4.5 cm


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Chalcopyrite and Siderite from Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST942a.jpg] Chalcopyrite and Siderite from Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST942b.jpg] Chalcopyrite and Siderite from Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST942c.jpg] Chalcopyrite and Siderite from Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST942d.jpg] Chalcopyrite and Siderite from Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST942g.jpg]

Brassy, metallic Chalcopyrite crystals on translucent Siderite crystals from a limited find at the Kaiwu Mine in China. These were a one time find back in 2012 or 2013 and make stunning specimens due to the contrast in color and form between the Chalcopyrite and Siderite. The Chalcopyrite is bright and metallic with a slightly reddish irridescent surface coloration. The Siderite are translucent brown and lenticular in habit. There are also small white Dolomite crystals in areas. Fifteen cm! This is a large, museum sized specimen, which was unusual for the find, that is amazingly free of any damage (most were smaller and had some damage). This association hasn't been found since.


ST941 - Azurite $ 2800
Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
cabinet - 11.5 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm


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Azurite from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST941a.jpg] Azurite from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST941c.jpg] Azurite from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST941d.jpg] Azurite from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST941g.jpg] Azurite from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST941h.jpg]

Large, intergrown rosettes of Azurite crystals from early production at the Shilu Mine in China. This is an old Al Ordway specimen and comes with his old label. Al was one of most famous California field collectors and a really fine mineral dealer. A complete all around undamaged floater with no points of attachment. Most of this find were singles with subpar luster and some damage. This is a very 3-dimensional piece composed of multiple intergrown rosettes. Better in person!


ST943 - Morganite $ 2200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Morganite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST943a.jpg] Morganite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST943b.jpg] Morganite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST943c.jpg] Morganite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST943e.jpg] Morganite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST943f.jpg]

Intensely colored single Morganite crystal from Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Morganite has fantastic color and clarity with flat, glassy faces on front and top and a rehealed surface on the backside. Morganite specimens of this color and quality are impossible to find. It has a pure pink color similar to Madagascar Morganite, which is rare from Brazil. It also has gem rough potential and definitely escaped the cutter. 


ST922 - Wulfenite $ 3500
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 13 x 8 x 4 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST922a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST922c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST922d.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST922g.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST922h.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST922i.jpg]

'The Sand Dune'...Lustrous orange Wulfenite crystals on matrix from Los Lamentos, Mexico. The Wulfenite have the best color for the locality and good luster and are nearly pristine with just minor edge chipping on some. The matrix is artistic, aesthetic, and unique. Drusy Calcite is studded with Wulfenite of the highest quality and color for the locality. A really neat feature is the wavy 'sand dune' like appearance of one side. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


ST924 - Bournonite $ 2000
Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST924a.jpg] Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST924c.jpg] Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST924f.jpg] Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST924g.jpg]

Shiny metallic crystals of Bournonite from the Viboras Mine in Bolivia. The crystals are pristine and have bright silvery coloration, much more so than photos indicate - even better in person! The large cluster on top is 4.5cm wide and the intergrown pair of crystals below reach 3cm in size.  Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


ST925 - Grossular with Diopside $ 2400
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Grossular with Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST925a.jpg] Grossular with Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST925c.jpg] Grossular with Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST925d.jpg] Grossular with Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST925e.jpg] Grossular with Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST925g.jpg]

Gemmy orange Grossular garnet crystals with green Diopside from the Jeffrey Mine in Canada. The crystals are in magnificent condition, transparent and great sized for the locality, reaching 1.7cm in diameter. These are no longer being found and great specimens are getting harder and harder to find every year. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


ST947 - Almandine $ 3000
Russell Garnet Mine, Russell, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 4 cm


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Almandine from Russell Garnet Mine, Russell, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/ST947a.jpg] Almandine from Russell Garnet Mine, Russell, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/ST947c.jpg] Almandine from Russell Garnet Mine, Russell, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/ST947e.jpg] Almandine from Russell Garnet Mine, Russell, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/ST947f.jpg]

Large, well formed Almandine crystals to 3.5cm in size from the famous and historic Russell garnet locality in Massachusetts. The crystals were collected from a small isolated pegmatite by two locals (Daniel Clark and F.S. Johnson) in the mid 1880s. The entire pegmatite was mined out at the time and the famous collectors of the era used to fight to acquire these. This is a fantastic, undamaged USA classic from a historic find. The specimens were sometimes prepped with black shoe polish - this has none.  Sawcut on back side. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand. 


ST948 - Tourmaline with Topaz $ 1450
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Tourmaline with Topaz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/ST948a.jpg] Tourmaline with Topaz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/ST948b.jpg] Tourmaline with Topaz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/ST948c.jpg]

Two interconnected crystals of Topaz bisected by a single Tourmaline crystal with a touch of Albite at the base. Both of the Topaz crystals are glassy and translucent to transparent. The Tourmaline is Elbaite due to the presence of a thin green zone at the termination and provides a stark contrast between the two golden Topaz crystals. All the crystals are pristine and come together to form an aesthetic display piece. Comes mounted on a Lucite stand.


ST954 - Wulfenite $ 1200
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST954a.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST954b.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST954d.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST954j.jpg]

Unusual, complete cluster of Wulfenite crystals from the classic Tsumeb mine. Most serious mineral collectors want something unique from the king of mineral localities, Tsumeb - this could be that specimen for many of you.  This is a 360 degree specimen. From the front the specimen has the appearance of multiple parallel grown crystals. From the bottom (last photo) you can see hoppered growth structure and hollow areas. The lustrous surface is coated by tiny yellow Mimetite needles and green hemispheres of Malachite. Tsumeb was a working Copper mine and it is a miracle that this speicmen survived in nearly pristine condition, I could fine just tiny edge nick.


ST950 - Azurite $ 2800
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 6 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST950a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST950c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST950d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST950h.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST950f.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST950g.jpg]

Cluster of sharp, lustrous Azurite crystals from Tsumeb. The crystals are robust, high quality and good sized, reaching 4cm in length. The crystals are pristine with areas of natural etching. The emerald green Malachite and olive green Bayldonite are an artisitc color contrast to this magnificent piece. It's miraculous this specimen survived in this condition due to the fact that Tsumeb was a working Copper mine at the time this was collected. Great Tsumeb Azurites are not common - for every hundred Milpillas Mine Azurite specimens, there is one Tsumeb.


ST952 - Arsenopyrite $ 1800
Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.8 x 4 cm


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Arsenopyrite from Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST952a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST952b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST952c.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST952d.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST952f.jpg]

Bold and dramatic bow-tie cluster of Arsenopyrite crystals from the Panasqueira Mines in Portugal. An exceptional example of a fairly common mineral, the cluster is complete all around and undamaged with bright, silvery metallic luster. Comes with a Lucite display stand. Ex. George Holloway specimen.


ST935 - Apophyllite with Stilbite $ 2500
Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


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Apophyllite with Stilbite from Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/ST935a.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/ST935c.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/ST935d.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/ST935f.jpg]

Glassy apple-green crystals of Apophyllite in an absurdly aesthetic bow-tie cluster.  This specimen is the epitome of natural art.  The cluster of Apophyllite crystals are perched dramatically atop peach colored Stilbite crystals. In the world of Apophyllite specimens, one in thousand is a bow-tie formation. Of those few, 99 percent have damage of some kind. Do the math, this is a special and rare specimen. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


ST936 - Cuprian Adamite, Rosasite, Smithsonite, Malachite on Calcite casts $ 4000
Christiana Mine, Laurion, Attica, Greece
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Cuprian Adamite, Rosasite, Smithsonite, Malachite on Calcite casts from Christiana Mine, Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST936a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite, Rosasite, Smithsonite, Malachite on Calcite casts from Christiana Mine, Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST936b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite, Rosasite, Smithsonite, Malachite on Calcite casts from Christiana Mine, Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST936d.jpg] Cuprian Adamite, Rosasite, Smithsonite, Malachite on Calcite casts from Christiana Mine, Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST936e.jpg] Cuprian Adamite, Rosasite, Smithsonite, Malachite on Calcite casts from Christiana Mine, Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST936f.jpg]

One of a kind specimen composed of casts of scalenohedral Calcite crystals that are coated with Cuprian Adamite, Rosasite, Malachite, and colorless Smithsonite. This specimen has the desired qualities of being aesthetic, colorful, mineralogically interesting, and rare. There are a couple old collection numbers affixed to the bottom. Rare and unusual!!!


ST937 - Olivenite, Conichalcite on Goethite after Calcite $ 2500
Christiana Mine, Laurion, Attica, Greece
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm


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Olivenite, Conichalcite on Goethite after Calcite from Christiana Mine, Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST937a.jpg] Olivenite, Conichalcite on Goethite after Calcite from Christiana Mine, Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST937b.jpg] Olivenite, Conichalcite on Goethite after Calcite from Christiana Mine, Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST937c.jpg] Olivenite, Conichalcite on Goethite after Calcite from Christiana Mine, Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST937d.jpg] Olivenite, Conichalcite on Goethite after Calcite from Christiana Mine, Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST937f.jpg]

Rare specimen of Goethite after scalenohedral Calcite crystals that are coated with radial sprays of fibrous Olivenite and bright green Conichalcite. There are additional minerals present, and the old label notes the possible presence of Attikaite. This specimen has the desired qualities of being aesthetic, colorful, mineralogically interesting, and rare. There are a couple old collection numbers affixed to the bottom. Unique and unusual!!!

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