Selected Specimens

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SV255 - Rhodochrosite $ 125
Catamarca, Argentina
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 1.8 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Catamarca, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SV255a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Catamarca, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SV255b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Catamarca, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SV255c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Catamarca, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SV255d.jpg]

Cut and polished section of Rhodochrosite stalactite from Argentina. The cut face shows wonderful color and banding and the backside show the natural crystallized surfaces of the stalactite.


SV309 - Vivianite $ 1500
Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia
small cabinet - 6.6 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm


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Vivianite from Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV309a.jpg] Vivianite from Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV309b.jpg] Vivianite from Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV309c.jpg] Vivianite from Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV309d.jpg]

Transparent single green Vivianite crystal from an obscure Vivianite locality in Bolivia. A complete, well terminated crystal with good transparency and no damage. This was formerly in the Don Boydston collection (Los Angeles) and dates back several decades at least. Comes with a couple old labels, including a Scott Williams label that calls it a 'large, transparent crystal' with a locality of 'Monserrat Mine, Poopo, Bolivia'. Comes mounted on a Lucite display stand.


SV312 - Orpiment $ 275
Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312a.jpg] Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312c.jpg] Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312d.jpg] Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312f.jpg] Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312g.jpg]

Cluster of translucent amber colored Orpiment crystals from the famous early 2000s finds at the Twin Creeks Gold Mine in Nevada. The well formed crystals are translucent and even have areas of transparency. These are among the world's finest examples of the species, and certainly the best ever found in the USA.


SV315 - Cuprian Adamite $ 500
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315c.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315d.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315e.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315g.jpg]

Vuggy Limonite matrix lined with green Adamite and white Calcite crystals. Excellent, hard to find green color with lots of crystals all over.


SV300 - Galena $ 300
Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7.2 x 5 cm


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Galena from Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SV300a.jpg] Galena from Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SV300b.jpg] Galena from Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SV300c.jpg] Galena from Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SV300d.jpg]

Bright metallic cluster of Galena crystals from the Buick Mine. The main group is an intergrown cluster of about 4 crystals with the appearance of one large crystal and a slightly concave front surface.Undamaged and showy specimen.


SV341 - Mimetite $ 400
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 8 x 5 cm


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Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341a.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341b.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341c.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341d.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341e.jpg]

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


SV318 - Almandine $ 280
Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV318a.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV318b.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV318c.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV318d.jpg]

Old USA classic Almandine specimen with a complete purple-red dodecahedron 2.3cm wide. The Almandine sits perfectly for display in a gray/green schist matrix. A good-sized crystal for the locality which is now closed to collecting.


SV321 - Almandine $ 225
Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 3 x 2 cm


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Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV321a.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV321b.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV321c.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV321d.jpg]

Old USA classic Almandine specimen with two complete purple-red dodecahedrons to 1.7cm wide. The Almandine sit perfectly for display in a gray/green schist matrix. A good example from a locality which is now closed to collecting.


SV329 - Fluorite on Calcite $ 200
Nasik, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite on Calcite from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SV329a.jpg] Fluorite on Calcite from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SV329b.jpg] Fluorite on Calcite from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SV329c.jpg] Fluorite on Calcite from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SV329d.jpg] Fluorite on Calcite from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SV329e.jpg]

Orange botryoidal Fluorite on Calcite crystals on Quartz. The Fluorite grows in a line up the center of each side of the main Calcite crystal.


SV376 - Anglesite $ 200
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


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Anglesite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV376a.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV376b.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV376c.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV376d.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV376e.jpg]

Complete, doubly-terminated yellow Anglesite crystal. Glassy and translucent with areas of transparency. A couple tiny nicks otherwise perfect all around.


SV377 - Pyromorphite $ 220
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/SV377a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/SV377b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/SV377c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/SV377d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/SV377e.jpg]

Elegant cluster of yellow to orange Pyromorphite crystals. Complete all around.


SV378 - Uranocircite $ 175
Sao Pedro claim, Malacacheta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Uranocircite from Sao Pedro claim, Malacacheta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV378a.jpg] Uranocircite from Sao Pedro claim, Malacacheta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV378b.jpg] Uranocircite from Sao Pedro claim, Malacacheta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV378c.jpg] Uranocircite from Sao Pedro claim, Malacacheta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV378d.jpg]

Outstanding cluster of neon-yellow/green Uranocircite crystals in a beautiful formation for display. Well crystallized all around, it's all crystals with no matrix and in pristine condition. This locality is considered to have produced the world's best Uranocircite.


SV372 - Tourmaline $ 50
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., Calicornia, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., Calicornia, USA [db_pics/pics/SV372a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., Calicornia, USA [db_pics/pics/SV372b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., Calicornia, USA [db_pics/pics/SV372c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., Calicornia, USA [db_pics/pics/SV372d.jpg]

Partially terminated, gem Tourmaline crystal. Transparent and weighs 6.17 grams.


SV373 - Tourmaline $ 40
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., Calicornia, USA
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., Calicornia, USA [db_pics/pics/SV373a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., Calicornia, USA [db_pics/pics/SV373b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., Calicornia, USA [db_pics/pics/SV373c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., Calicornia, USA [db_pics/pics/SV373d.jpg]

Partially terminated, gem Tourmaline crystal. Transparent and weighs 3.58 grams.


SV383 - Sapphire $ 400
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/SV383a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/SV383b.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/SV383c.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/SV383d.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/SV383e.jpg]

Doubly-terminated blue Sapphire crystal from Sri Lanka. Complete all around and undamaged with mica attached on one side and a small side crystal. Good transparency, especially in the thick end.
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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
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
145 146 147 148

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