Selected Specimens

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B759 - Calcite $ 250
Wessels Mine, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.3 x 5 x 1.7 cm


Calcite from Wessels Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b759a.jpg] Calcite from Wessels Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b759b.jpg] Calcite from Wessels Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b759c.jpg]

Transparent Calcite rhomb with later geneation overgrowths. The larger overgrowths are transparent and the smaller overgrowths are extremely bright and reflective, much better than the photos. Ex. E.J. Immelman and P. de Bruyn collections dating back to at least 1997.


B761 - Smithsonite $ 450
Kelley Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/b761a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/b761b.jpg]

Glistening layer of botryoidal Smithsonite of a rich, blue color for which the Kelly Mine is famous.Translucent and in good condition.


B763 - Diopside on Graphite $ 1500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763c.jpg]

An open vug of crystallized Graphite filled with green Diopside crystals. Rare to find such matrix specimens on the crystallized Graphite.


B768 - Copper $ 1600
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm


Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b768a.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b768b.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b768c.jpg]

Cluster of large, well crystallized Copper crystals. Ex. Bill Larson, Irv Brown, was known as 'The Panda'. Largest crystal is 2.5cm across.


B769 - Ludlamite $ 400
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 2.6 cm


Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/b769a.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/b769b.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/b769c.jpg]

Hard to find old Ludlamite specimen from the classic USA locality. Crystals to over 1cm present in a Quartz lined vug.


B770 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 650
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 8 cm


Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b770a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b770b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b770c.jpg]

Large Pyrite rich matrix with botryoidal Orpimnet and red crystals of Hutchinsonite. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 7mm long and contrast nicely against the Orpiment.


B777 - Chalcedony $ 300
Byšta, Trebišov Co., Košice Region, Slovakia
small cabinet - 6 x 5.3 x 2.5 cm


Chalcedony from Byšta, Trebišov Co., Košice Region, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/b777a.jpg] Chalcedony from Byšta, Trebišov Co., Košice Region, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/b777b.jpg]

Fine example of Chalcedony from the famous Slovak locality. In great condition, nice and translucent.


B787 - Galena after Pyromorphite $ 400
Cornwall, England
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Galena after Pyromorphite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/b787a.jpg] Galena after Pyromorphite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/b787b.jpg] Galena after Pyromorphite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/b787c.jpg]

Rare psuedomorph of Galena replacing a single Pyromorphite crystal.


B790 - Azurite with Malachite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 240
Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece
small cabinet - 8.9 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790c.jpg]

Beuatiful specimen of solid crystalline Azurite with areas of contrasting Malachite. Good crystals on all sides.


TZ511 - Sphalerite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.6 x 1.0 cm


Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511c.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511d.jpg]

An exceptional Sphalerite and/or possibly Wurtzite thumbnail. This light red orange color is not common and most are darker.


TZ517 - Scapolite $ 120
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal in perfect condition.


TZ518 - Tanzanite $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518d.jpg]

Bi-colored Tanzanite crystal with superb glassy luster. There are a couple tiny nicks on the lower sides, but overall in great condition and complete all around.


B797 - Hematite $ 240
Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797a.jpg] Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797b.jpg] Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797c.jpg]

Old specimen of psuedo cubic Hematite. Main crystal is 1.6cm across (on diagonal). Old label indicates it was a rare find in 1962, valued at $20 at the time. The old label indicates this was found in 'Goyoz', which refers to the state currently spelled Goias, but I believe the correct locality is Casa de Pedra. Uncommon.


B801 - Azurite with Malachite $ 400
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.2 x 4 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801d.jpg]

Sprays of chisel shaped Azurite crystals spraying out from a white matrix. A few spheres of Malachite add color. The Azurite is a deeper navy blue than the photos indicate.


B802 - Helvite with Calcite $ 450
Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm


Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802a.jpg] Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802b.jpg] Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802c.jpg]

Fine quality cluster of Helvite with attached translucent white Calcite crystals. Nearly undamaged but with a tips missing at the very ends of a few Helvite crystals, really only noticable when magnified. Nice composition to the specimen and very showy.



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