Selected Specimens

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T202 - Sphene $ 200
San Quentin, Baja, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 0.6 cm


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Sphene from San Quentin, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t202a.jpg] Sphene from San Quentin, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t202b.jpg]

Old specimen of Sphene (Titanite) from the coastal Pacific town of San Quentin in northern Baja California. A floater single crystal that is gemmy and has great green color. Hard to find crystal, first one I've ever owned.


T212 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 225
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t212a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t212b.jpg]

Elongated pink cobaltian Calcite crystals on matrix. Undamaged.


T225 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 1500
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t225a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t225b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t225c.jpg]

Old Mashamba West specimen with the large sized Cobaltian Calcite crystals, formerly from Gilbert Gauthier stock. There is one damaged crystal on the bottom edge, otherwise all are perfect. There are small black inclusions in the crystals, each having one or two. Old, hard to find specimen.


T229 - Stilbite $ 480
Ahmednagar, India
cabinet - 15 x 10 x 6 cm


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Stilbite from Ahmednagar, India [db_pics/pics/t229a.jpg] Stilbite from Ahmednagar, India [db_pics/pics/t229b.jpg] Stilbite from Ahmednagar, India [db_pics/pics/t229c.jpg] Stilbite from Ahmednagar, India [db_pics/pics/t229d.jpg]

Three perfect 'bow-tie' crystal groups of Stilbite rising up off the matrix. Stilbite bow-ties are ususally found flat on the matrix and to have 3 isolated groups that stand up on end like this creates a striking specimen. Undamaged.


T232 - Lazulite, Siderite, Apatite $ 3000
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
large cabinet - 20.5 x 13 x 3 cm


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Lazulite, Siderite, Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t232a.jpg] Lazulite, Siderite, Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t232b.jpg] Lazulite, Siderite, Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t232c.jpg] Lazulite, Siderite, Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/t232d.jpg]

Large flat specimen of ironstone loaded with crystals of blue Lazulite, tan Siderite, and white Apatite. Most specimens from this locality (which is now closed) only have crystals of Lazulite and Siderite which make them darker in appearance. The numerous white Apatites lighten up this specimen, along with the well dispersed, isolated Lazulites. This was far and away the very best of a large lot of Lazulite  specimens I obtained during a trip to Canada 20 years ago. Colorful, high quality specimen, especially for such large size.


T240 - Barite $ 400
El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240a.jpg] Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240b.jpg] Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240c.jpg]

Gem quality golden brown crystal complete all around. In excellent condition for this locality, with only some minor edge chipping. Fully transparent internally, so much so you see right through it and some of what looks like inclusions in the photos are really just shadows from some irregular surface areas on the lower backside of the crystal.


T241 - Indicolite $ 2500
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241a.jpg] Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241b.jpg] Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t241c.jpg]

Long single gem 'pencil' with a good termination at one end. Fully transparent for the entire crystal - gem facet rough quality. Undamaged.


T242 - Kunzite $ 500
Kunar Province, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 8 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm


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Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t242a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t242b.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t242c.jpg]

Transparent purple/yellow Kunzite crystal with a sharpness of form not typical for the species. Uniform prism faces and nice flat termination faces. The bottom has rehealed, so technically double terminated though the bottom faces are not as complete and nice as the top termination. One shallow chip on one edge, otherwise completely undamaged and very clean looking.


T248 - Tourmaline $ 3200
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.8 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248c.jpg]

Exquisite cluster of brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with flat, glassy terminations. There is one small incomplete crystal at the base, otherwise all the crystals are perfect and undamaged. Weighs 29.8 grams.


T252 - Topaz $ 400
Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t252a.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t252b.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t252c.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t252d.jpg]

Light blue single Topaz crystal with wonderful growth patterns on the termination faces. In overall great condition but with chipping on one lower face.


T255 - Rhodochrosite $ 300
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t255c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/T255.mp4]

Cluster of thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite. This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Crystals reach 2.5cm wide. Undamaged with some etched areas, mostly on the backside.


T258 - Rhodochrosite $ 150
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t258a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t258b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t258c.jpg]

Single elongated rhomb of red Rhodochrosite. This is from a recent find and we are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here. Undamaged with some etched areas.


T276 - Diopside $ 800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1 x 0.5 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t276c.jpg]

Rich chrome green Diopside crystal from the famous December 2007 find that produced Diopsides with a vivid, rich green color, far and away better than average Merelani Diopside. This is a fine single crystal complete all around with good luster. Undamaged.


T277 - Diopside $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 1 x 0.6 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t277c.jpg]

Rich chrome green Diopside crystal from the famous December 2007 find that produced Diopsides with a vivid, rich green color, far and away better than average Merelani Diopside. This is a fine single crystal complete all around with good luster. Undamaged with slight intergrowths of Graphite on one side.


T298 - Tourmaline $ 1250
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.6 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t298c.jpg]

Brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with a flat, glassy termination. In addition to the strong red and green colors, there is a small yellow zone between the red and green. One very tiny nick on the termination edge, otherwise perfect and undamaged. Weighs 12.6 grams.
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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
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