Selected Specimens

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SV249 - Hemimorphite $ 275
Mineral Range, Beaver Co., Utah, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Hemimorphite from Mineral Range, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/SV249x.jpg] Hemimorphite from Mineral Range, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/SV249y.jpg] Hemimorphite from Mineral Range, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/SV249z.jpg] Hemimorphite from Mineral Range, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/SV249a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Mineral Range, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/SV249d.jpg]

Fine quality Hemimorphite specimen from an obscure locality in Utah. This is a floater specimen well crystalized all around with White Calcite crystals are present on one side. Lustrous and translucent, high quality crystals all around. Neat and uncommon locality specimen that comes with an old Don Olson label.


SV212 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 2000
Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 7 cm


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Aquamarine on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV212a.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV212b.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV212d.jpg]

Glassy blue Aquamarine crystal with Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor in Pakistan. The Aquamarine is 4.5cm wide and highly transparent and presents well for a wonderful display specimen. Pristine and undamaged.


SV215 - Epidote with Quartz $ 1500
Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 8 x 6.5 cm


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Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV215a.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV215b.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV215c.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV215d.jpg]

Cluster of large, thick Epidote crystals from the Green Monster Mine in Alaska. A cluster of 4-5 crystals is capped by a large 4cm thick crystal lying horizontally across the top. Well crystallized all around and accented by small Quartz crystals.


SV213 - Roselite $ 1200
Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 5.5 cm


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Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV213a.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV213b.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV213d.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV213f.jpg]

Unusual Roselite specimen featuring mound-like, hemispherical clusters of magenta Roselite crystals over Calcite crystals. Large sized Roselite specimens with this amount of crystal coverage are uncommon and makes for a spectacular display piece, despite light damage to the crystals. Sawcut on one side.


SV222 - Axinite on Quartz $ 250
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm


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Axinite on Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV222a.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV222b.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV222c.jpg]

Purple blades of Axinite with transparent Quartz crystals from a find made following construction of the spillway for the New Molones Reservoir. The Axinite are partially included within the Quartz crystals. This is a good association piece as not many of the pockets had large size Quartz crystals such as this. In good overall condtion but with damage to the tip of the Quartz crystal.


SV218 - Celestite $ 600
Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Celestite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV218a.jpg] Celestite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV218b.jpg] Celestite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV218c.jpg] Celestite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV218d.jpg]

Outstanding cluster of blue Celestite from the Maybee Quarry in Michigan. The cluster is composed of doubly-terminated crystals and the main crystal a superb one measuring 6.2 x 3.8 cm in size. The crystals have transparency and are in excellent conditiion with only a couple very trival edge nicks to be found. A USA classic.


SV219 - Grossular $ 750
Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219a.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219b.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219c.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219d.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219e.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219f.jpg]

Classic and now hard to find specimen of 'raspberry' Grossular garnets in matrix. The dodecahedral crystals measure up to 1.7cm across. There are also tan Vesuvianite present and partial Grossular crystals that display the color zoning inside. These were first found in 1974 and initially sold as coming from Lake Jaco, but the garnets are actually found in the Sierra de Cruces range located east of Lake Jaco in the State of Coahuila.


SV217 - Cumengeite $ 2200
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217a.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217b.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217c.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217d.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217e.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217f.jpg]

Cluster of deep blue Cumengeite crystals and white Anglesite on a green Chrysocolla matrix. There are two clusters of larger crystals (1.2cm wide and 1 cm wide) plus hundreds of tiny Cumengeite crystals sprinkled on the white Anglesite. This is a rare old specimen and uncommon even for Cumengeite as it it on a Chrysocolla matrix (as opposed to the more common clay matrix). Slight damage to the crystals on the larger cluster does not take away from the overall rarity and beauty of this specimen.


SV223 - Duftite on Mimetite $ 650
Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Duftite on Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV223a.jpg] Duftite on Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV223b.jpg] Duftite on Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV223c.jpg] Duftite on Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV223d.jpg]

Tabular hexagonal prisms of Mimetite on matrix from the Mount Bonnie Mine. These are beautiful crystals to 1.2cm wide. The crystals are a translucent yellow but are partially coated with green Duftite giving an overall yellow/green coloration. This locality is closed and these are hard to find now, especially the less common ones with so much Duftite.


SV224 - Grossular $ 250
Wah Wah Pass, Beaver Co., Utah, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3 cm


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Grossular from Wah Wah Pass, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/SV224a.jpg] Grossular from Wah Wah Pass, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/SV224b.jpg] Grossular from Wah Wah Pass, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/SV224c.jpg] Grossular from Wah Wah Pass, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/SV224d.jpg] Grossular from Wah Wah Pass, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/SV224e.jpg]

Two green Grossular crystals in matrix from an obscure locality in Utah. The Grossular are sharp dodecahedral crystals to 1.5cm and are among the harder to find garnets from the United States. The locality is sometimes given as 'Wah Wah Mountains' however the precise locality is 2 miles west of Wah Wah pass.


SV279 - Fluorite $ 200
Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV279a.jpg] Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV279b.jpg] Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV279c.jpg] Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV279d.jpg] Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV279e.jpg]

Purple/pink octahedral Fluorite crystals from Mina Navidad in Mexico. The crystals are transparent to translucent and reach 3cm in size. Some are partially coated/included by a thin layer of white Quartz. Undamaged, fine quality example from this mine.


SV264 - Andradite $ 200
Rongguan Mine, East Ujimqin Banner, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Andradite from Rongguan Mine, East Ujimqin Banner, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/SV264a.jpg] Andradite from Rongguan Mine, East Ujimqin Banner, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/SV264b.jpg] Andradite from Rongguan Mine, East Ujimqin Banner, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/SV264c.jpg] Andradite from Rongguan Mine, East Ujimqin Banner, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/SV264d.jpg] Andradite from Rongguan Mine, East Ujimqin Banner, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/SV264e.jpg]

Dark green Andradite crystals to 1.2cm in size from Inner Mongolia in China. Sharp, well formed crystals of many sizes with a single transparent Quartz crystal. High quality garnet specimen.


SV258 - Mimetite $ 450
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 4 cm


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Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258a.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258b.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258c.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258d.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258e.jpg]

Bubbly mounds of yellow Mimetite from Mapimi. Great coverage of undamaged, botryoidal Mimetite with scattered crystals of Hemimorphite.


SV261 - Smithsonite after Calcite $ 400
San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV261a.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV261b.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV261c.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV261d.jpg]

Scalenohedral Calcite crystals that have been pseudomorphed to golden colored Smithsonite. These are unusual specimens that are no longer being found. A high quality, undamaged example of this find.


SV221 - Colemanite $ 600
Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Colemanite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV221x.jpg] Colemanite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV221b.jpg] Colemanite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV221c.jpg] Colemanite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV221d.jpg]

Stark white starburst formation of Colemanite on a sparkling, cream-colored Calcite matrix. The Colemanite cluster is 4cm in size and perfect. So many Colemanite specimens are 'boring' dense clusters of similar sized crystals - this well isolated starburst really stands out and is exceptional.

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