Selected Specimens

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NA292 - Vesuvianite $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 758)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na292a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na292b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na292c.jpg]

Cluster of Vesuvianite crystals, some solid purple and others a light yellow/green with purple terminations.


NA309 - Augelite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 606)
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 4 cm


Augelite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/na309a.jpg] Augelite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/na309b.jpg] Augelite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/na309c.jpg]

Green Augelite crystals 5-7mm in size covering most of the front of the matrix, associated with smaller Siderite crystals. A very good Yukon Augelite specimen.


NA359 - Grossular $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 657)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.0 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na359a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na359b.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na359c.jpg]

Orange Grossular crystals in two different habits make up this interesting and aesthetic piece. Crystals on the left are very compressed and flat, yet crystallized on both sides. Crystals on the right side are more round, with a nearly complete 9mm crystal. Back side fully crystallized too.


NA360 - Grossular $ 260 (=~ CAN$ 263)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.8 cm


Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na360a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na360b.jpg]

Transparent orange Grossular crystals on matrix. Main crystal is large at 2.6cm wide and so transparent you can see through it to the matrix beneath.


CAN100 - Silver $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 354)
Keely Frontier Mine, S. Lorraine Township, Ontario, Canada
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Silver from Keely Frontier Mine, S. Lorraine Township, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/can100a.jpg] Silver from Keely Frontier Mine, S. Lorraine Township, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/can100b.jpg]

Thick, curved wires of Silver. Main crystals are thick and robust, with a thinner wire leaving at the base. Weighs 2.3 grams.


AF978 - Spessartine $ 1000 (=~ CAN$ 1011)
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.6 x 4.2 x 4 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af978a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af978b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af978c.jpg]

Large deep orange crystal amazingly complete and symetrical. Complete all around with only one tiny chip at one corner. This is from the original find. I purchased this long ago and only now rediscovered it an an old mineral flat. Very good quality for the size. There are some dark black inclusion in areas, but also many gem areas of transparent orange.


A260 - Lazurite $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 1516)
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
cabinet - 11 x 5 x 4 cm


Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a260a.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a260b.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a260c.jpg]

Stunning deep blue 3.1 cm crystal in marble with other lesser crystals beneath it. The main crystal is exceptionally sharp and well formed and also has excellent color.


TS100 - Cerussite on Mottramite $ 4500 (=~ CAN$ 4548)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100a.jpg] Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100b.jpg] Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100c.jpg]

Stunning Cerussite crystal set atop a mound of Mottramite. The Cerussite is 4.3cm wide and complete all around. The Mottramite is sparkly mounds of a particularly deep forrest green color.


TS102 - Smithsonite $ 800 (=~ CAN$ 808)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts102a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts102b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts102c.jpg]

Matrixless cluster of Smithsonite crystals of an unusual pinkish tan color. Undamaged with very good luster to the crystals.


TS107 - Mimetite with Malachite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 910)
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 14 x 6.5 x 6 cm


Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts107a.jpg] Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts107b.jpg] Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts107c.jpg] Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts107d.jpg]

Large matrix covered by Mimetite in small starburst clusters and small green spheres of Malachite.


TS110 - Malachite after Azurite $ 100 (=~ CAN$ 101)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.5 x 1.1 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts110a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts110b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts110c.jpg]

Floater specimen of Malachite after Azurite. Undamaged with satiny surface luster.


A147 - Dravite $ 1800 (=~ CAN$ 1819)
Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal
large cabinet - 16 x 11 x 8 cm


Dravite from Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/a147a.jpg] Dravite from Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/a147b.jpg] Dravite from Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/a147c.jpg] Dravite from Gujarkot, Bheri Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/a147d.jpg]

Large mass of golden mica studded with Dravite crystals. Crystal reach 5.5cm long and are up to 2.8cm thick and are a transparent brown when backlit. This was mined in 1993 - I bought it in Nepal myself back in 1993. I count 12 crystals, and there are undoubtedly more within the mica.


A150 - Lazurite $ 900 (=~ CAN$ 910)
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150a.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150b.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150c.jpg]

Sharply formed Lazurite crystals (which is uncommon) to 3cm in marble matrix.


TA100 - Diopside $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 152)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ta100a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ta100b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ta100c.jpg]

Double terminated Diopside crystal, the only one I've ever seen, and I've looked at hundreds of these. There is a small groove on one side where it looks like it was formerly attached to another Diopside, undamaged.


NA126 - Calcite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 606)
Alzada, Carter Co., Montana
small cabinet - 6.6 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Calcite from Alzada, Carter Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/na126a.jpg] Calcite from Alzada, Carter Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/na126b.jpg]

Very good stalactite formation with good translucent orange color. Undamaged which is uncommon as nearly all you see have at least one broken stalactite. This is easily the most aesthetic and perfect of any of these I have ever handled.



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