Selected Specimens

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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.


T223 - Cerussite $ 420
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.6 x 1.4 cm


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Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. 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 piece of ironstone with front face loaded with crystals. Blue Lazulite, tan Siderite, and white Apatite. Many pieces only have the Lazulite and Siderite which can leave them darker in appearance. The numerous white Apatites lighten up this specimen, along with the well dispersed, isolated Lazulites. This is easily the best of a large lot of these I obtained over 15 years ago and I'm posting it now for the first time ever.


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.


T246 - Tantalite on Morganite $ 1800
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.7 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm


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Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246a.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246b.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246c.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246d.jpg] Tantalite on Morganite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t246e.jpg]

Single undamaged Morganite crystal with good pink color. A 9mm Tantalite crystal is attached to one side. Good glassy luster.


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.


T254 - Rhodochrosite $ 1200
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254d.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254e.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254f.jpg]

Thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from an August 8, 2015 find that produced a small number of crystals tht are unusually thick for Mont St. Hilaire. We are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Main crystal is 4cm wide. Undamaged (stepped growth on some corners) with some etched areas, mostly on the backside. Floater specimen with no points of attachment.


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]

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.


T259 - Rhodochrosite $ 240
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t259a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t259b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t259c.jpg]

Single rhomb of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). 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.
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