Selected Specimens

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T142 - Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena $ 480 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 240
Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142a.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142b.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142c.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142d.jpg]

Rare silvery crystals of Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and metallic gray Galena crystals. Siegenite is a rare cobalt nickel sulfide and not often seen for sale. Lots of octahedral Siegenite crystals on both the front and back. The combination of the 3 minerals on this one creates a visually impactful specimen. Ex. J. Passaneau collection.


T158 - Dioptase with Wulfenite $ 700
Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158a.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158b.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158c.jpg]

Bright green Dioptase and orange Wulfenite crystals on a matrix of hard blue Chrysocolla. Classic old time material.


T160 - Tincalconite after Borax $ 350
Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 4 cm


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Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160a.jpg] Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160b.jpg] Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160c.jpg]

Sharp, exceptionally well formed psuedomorph of Tincalconite after borax. Undamaged with excellent presentation from any angle. Not many of this quality recovered. The pure white color somehow lends to an overal artistic, sculptural appearance.


T161 - Benitoite $ 425
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 2 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161c.jpg]

Gemmy bright blue Benitoite crystals to 1.3cm. Central crystal has good sized gem zone/facet rough. This one has the qualities you want in Benitoite - good color, luster, sharp edges, and transparency.


T170 - Tourmaline $ 590
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170c.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a green over deep red coloration. Undamaged. Weighs 9.8 grams.


T175 - Tourmaline $ 300
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t175d.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate. There is a chip one one side near the termination as seen in the fourth photo, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 6.3 grams.


T178 - Tourmaline $ 690
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.6 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178d.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate. Minor chipping on edges, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 9.7 grams.


T179 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


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Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179c.jpg]

Classic large sized, complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a blue/green over red coloration. Slight chipping along termination edge, otherwise undamaged. Termination has a mirror bright luster, and but for the visible growth features you would swear it was polished. Weighs 21.7 grams.


T182 - Tourmaline $ 200
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


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Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182d.jpg]

Gemmy pink and green double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T193 - Quartz $ 250
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t193a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t193b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t193c.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t193d.jpg]

Complete and terminated Quartz with both Amethyst and smokey coloration. There are also some attached small Analcime and Prehnite and included moving water bubbles. Top quality and undamaged except for one tiny 1-2mm edge nick.


T195 - Quartz $ 200
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t195a.jpg]

Complete and terminated Quartz with both Amethyst and smokey coloration with one included water bubble that can move about 1.5cm. Top quality and undamaged.


T198 - Vanadinite $ 280
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t198a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t198b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t198c.jpg]

Lustrous red Vanadanite crystals on matrix. Crystals reach 1.2cm wide and are thick. A couple of the crystals at the bottom along the edge are damaged, but all the others, the vast majority, are good. Bright, showy translucent red crystals.


T200 - Fluorite $ 280 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 140
Guyang, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200a.jpg] Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200b.jpg] Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200c.jpg]

Stepped octahedral Fluorite crystals that are highly translucent with a beautiful green coloration. Undamaged.


T201 - Barite on Gaudyfroyite $ 400
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Barite on Gaudyfroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t201a.jpg] Barite on Gaudyfroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t201b.jpg] Barite on Gaudyfroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t201c.jpg]

Solid Gaudyfroyite, with trace amount of red Andradite crystallized on both sides by Gaudyroyite crystals. Attached to the Gaudyroyite are white crystals of Barite that are frosted on the outside and more translucent on the inside


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.
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