Selected Specimens

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B340 - Alabandite $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 968)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b340a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b340b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b340c.jpg]

Particularly large, sharp single crystal. These are not coming out as much as the past couple years, so I feel fortunate to have found as nice a crystal as this.


B342 - Moonstone with ? $ 800 (=~ CAN$ 1033)
Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342a.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342b.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342c.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342d.jpg]

An old specimen from the Bill Hiss collection featuring wonderful, transparent Orthoclase var. Moonstone crystals with black Augite crystals. There is also an unknown hoppered octahedral crystal present, about 7mm wide.


B364 - Copper $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 968)
Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364a.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364b.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364c.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364d.jpg]

Aesthetic Copper specimen of typically crystallized Copper with long, flattened leaf-like spinel twin crystals on one side. There is an old collection label affixed, but I have no knowledge of the previous collectors name.


B363 - Andradite with Diopside $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 361) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 168 (=~ CAN$ 217)
Tora Bora area, near Spin Gar, Afghanistan
miniature - 5 x 5 x 1.5 cm


Andradite with Diopside from Tora Bora area, near Spin Gar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b363a.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Tora Bora area, near Spin Gar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b363b.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Tora Bora area, near Spin Gar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b363c.jpg]

Larger dark green Andradite crystals with smaller light green andradite and Diopside crystals on matrix, crystals to 1.2cm.


B379 - Cuprian Adamite $ 240 (=~ CAN$ 310)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b379a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b379b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b379c.jpg]

Especially juicy, translucent Cuprian Adamite and Calcite over a limonite matrix. The Adamites stand out particulalry well on this specimen due to the darker Limonite below the Calcite.


B396 - Azurite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 323)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396c.jpg]

Flattened, lustrous Azurite crystals on matrix. One edge of the small, uppermost crystal is contacted on edge where it grew against matrix and another small crystal has damage and irregular growth. Nevertheless, the damage does not distract much and it's a very showy piece, and price reflects the damage.


B365 - Cuprite $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 968) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 581)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b365a.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b365b.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b365c.jpg]

Bright Cuprite crystals to 5mm on a matrix of massive Cuprite.


B367 - Copper $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 258)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 1 cm


Copper from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b367a.jpg] Copper from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b367b.jpg]

Thin sheet of Copper crystals.


B399 - Azurite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 581)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 2.6 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399d.jpg]

Highly lustrous, elongated Azurite crystals that contrast well against the white Dickite coated matrix. Main crystal is 3.3 cm wide and contacted at the far right side where it grew against matrix, otherwise specimen is undamaged with crystals in an aesthetic arrangement. Azurite is also translucent under strong lighting.


B400 - Azurite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 1162) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 540 (=~ CAN$ 697)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 5.8 x 3 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b400a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b400b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b400c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b400d.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b400e.jpg]

Single large Azurite crystal rising vertically from matrix. The crystals is 4.5 cm tall, 2.4cm wide, and 1.3cm thick. There is a little bit of etching on the front face near the termination, but no damage.


B406 - Azurite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 387)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b406a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b406b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b406c.jpg]

Single large, thick Azurite crystal with a tiny amount of matrix attached to one side. Slight chipping present but overall very clean and complete all around.


B411 - Huebnerite with Quartz $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 968)
Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 6 cm


Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411a.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411b.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411c.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411d.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411e.jpg]

Fine example of Huebnerite crystals in clear Quartz. These are not the typical parallel growth clusters of Huebnerite, rather they are stout individual crystals with wide, flat termination faces. Amazingly, not only are the Huebnerites in perfect condition, the myriad of Quartz crystals are also undamaged. Quartz crystals reach 5cm in length.


B413 - Fluorite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 452)
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
miniature - 5 x 4.9 x 4.0 cm


Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/b413a.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/b413b.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/b413c.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/b413d.jpg]

One of the curiosities of the Elmwood Mine are these specimens of etched Fluorite where a corner remains intact while other parts are etched away leaving this unusual formation. This is a good sized example and perfect all around, a complete floater.


B414 - Arsenopyrite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 258)
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 3 cm


Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b414a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b414b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b414c.jpg]

Bright, bright silvery Arsenopyrite cluster with aesthetic form. Lustrous and complete all around with some small Apaties on the backside.


B416 - Rose Quartz $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 581)
Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b416a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b416b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b416c.jpg]

Flowy, flower-like cluster of rose Quartz crystals. Attractive cluster with good form and lots of distinct crystals.



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