Selected Specimens

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T676 - Vanadinite $ 800
Mibladen, Morocco
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 3 cm


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Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676c.jpg]

Fine quality Vanadinite specimen loaded with red crystals to 2cm over a thin matrix, essentially nothing but crystals. Undamaged. The pics say it all.


T679 - Clinoatacamite with Selenite $ 1200
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
cabinet - 14 x 11.5 x 6 cm


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Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679c.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679d.jpg]

Large open vug lined with Quartz over Chrysocolla with isolated clusters of dark green Clinoatacamite. At the lower right is a single 4cm Selenite crystal grown over a Clinoatacamite cluster. Uncommon for both overall size and the great isolation of the crystal clusters. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens.


T685 - Copper $ 280
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 2 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685c.jpg]

Well crystallized branching group of Copper with attached Quartz crystals and unidentified yellow mineralization.


T686 - Copper $ 450
Onganja, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686a.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686b.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686c.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686d.jpg]

Heavy mass of Copper crystals from the famous Onganja Mine. This specimen is displayable from all angles and has a wide range of crystal sizes from very fine branching crystals up to individuals to over 2cm in size.


T687 - Copper $ 450
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687d.jpg]

Heavy mass of Copper crystals. This specimen is displayable from all angles and has a wide range of crystal sizes from finer branching crystals up to individuals to over 2cm in size.


T691 - Tsavorite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691d.jpg]

Fine quality elongated Tsavorite crystal from recent production (2017) that has been producing these stange, elongated crystals. Many of the new crystals, like this one, exhibit a faden line running up the C-axis. This is an undamaged floater cluster of a few interconnected crystals.


T695 - Vesuvianite $ 250
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm


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Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t695a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t695b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t695c.jpg]

Double terminated floater crystal with purple core and green/yellow terminations. Although it has lighter purple color than most, the central area has good transparency, which is uncommon. Ex. Charlie Key.


T717 - Copper 'Skull' $ 1200
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 8 cm


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Copper 'Skull' from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t717a.jpg] Copper 'Skull' from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t717b.jpg] Copper 'Skull' from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t717c.jpg] Copper 'Skull' from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t717d.jpg]

Large, exceptional Copper 'Skull', a cast of Copper formed when Copper coats a rounded nodule in a conglomerate with the nodule later eroding away leaving the "skull'. This one is both good sized and exceptionally well formed (complete) and preserved. Many get smashed or dented or are only partial hemispheres. I'd say this one has about 80% coverage of what was the former nodule.


T721 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t721a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t721b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t721c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged and highly gemmy in the upper and lower thirds. Weighs 49 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T722 - Tourmaline $ 300
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 4.5 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


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Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t722a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t722b.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged except for one small chip on a lower side. Weighs 20.5 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T724 - Tourmaline $ 600
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 6.8 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


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Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t724a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t724b.jpg]

Long, terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, slightly etched and undamaged except for a couple small chips on side faces. Weighs 34.9 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T725 - Tourmaline $ 300
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged except for minor edge chatter and highly gemmy in the upper and lower thirds. Weighs 17 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T734 - Herderite $ 3000
Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm


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Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734a.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734b.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734c.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734d.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734e.jpg]

Large single Herderite crystal with good purple color from the mine that has produced the world's best. This is a very large crystal and in good condition with many typical faces, etched (but glassy) faces, and a couple areas of contact.


T735 - Kunzite $ 1200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.8 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t735a.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t735b.jpg]

Gem quality purple/pink Kunzite crystal with a good termination. Back side of crystal appears to be a cleavage face. Weighs 147 grams.


T742 - Rhodochrosite after Calcite $ 1800
Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 6 cm


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Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742c.jpg]

Pink rhodochrosite with the dominant crystal 6cm wide and perfectly centered atop the specimen. The Rhodochrosite formed as a replacement after Calcite. The specimen has areas of coverage by drusy Quartz and has associated Pyrite.
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