Selected Specimens

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B737 - Jamesonite on Pyrite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 25510)
Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


Jamesonite on Pyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b737a.jpg] Jamesonite on Pyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b737b.jpg] Jamesonite on Pyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b737c.jpg]

Large, thick Jamesonite crystals intergrown with Pyrite. Jamesonite is most commonly seen as thin, hair-like crystals, these are stout crystals to 3cm. Hard to find, from an old collection.


B738 - Calcite on Danburite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 20408)
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b738a.jpg] Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b738b.jpg] Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b738c.jpg]

Glassy and transparent Danburite partially coated by the Calcite, undamaged.


B739 - Adamite, Calcite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15306)
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Adamite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b739a.jpg] Adamite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b739b.jpg] Adamite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b739c.jpg]

Yellow Adamite and Calcite crystals on Limonite matrix. The Calcite has a reddish color likely due to iron staining. Neat formation of crystals!


B745 - Tennantite after Azurite $ 750 (=~ ¥ 76531)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.0 x 2.9 x 2.9 cm


Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b745a.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b745b.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b745c.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b745d.jpg]

Sharp, chisel-terminated Azurite crystals that have been psuedomorphed to Tennantite. Comes with two old labels.


B749 - Franklinite $ 650 (=~ ¥ 66327)
Franklin, New Jersey
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 5.0 cm


Franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey [db_pics/pics/b749a.jpg] Franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey [db_pics/pics/b749b.jpg] Franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey [db_pics/pics/b749c.jpg]

Large single Franklinite crystal, the largest I've ever owned. No matrix. There is damage along one edge, but regardless, it's a desirable, massive crystal. Ex. J.R. Thompson collection.


B751 - Cinnabar $ 450 (=~ ¥ 45918)
Tongren, Guizhou Province, China
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751a.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751b.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751c.jpg]

A splendid deep red, double-terminated Cinnabar crystal set in a well proportioned matrix covered by Dolomite crystals. The cinnabar crystal is 1.8cm long. There are areas of stepped growth on the front faces, but not damage.


B756 - Calcite in Shell $ 250 (=~ ¥ 25510)
Okechobee County, Florida
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 5 cm


Calcite in Shell from Okechobee County, Florida [db_pics/pics/b756a.jpg] Calcite in Shell from Okechobee County, Florida [db_pics/pics/b756b.jpg] Calcite in Shell from Okechobee County, Florida [db_pics/pics/b756c.jpg]

Fossil bivalve (Mercenaria species) from the Pleistocene, later filled with golden Calcite crystals. It has an openning on both sides, it looks the same front of back, allowing viewing of the translucent crystals.


B758 - Calcite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 25510)
Boron, California
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758a.jpg] Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758b.jpg] Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758c.jpg]

Unusual stalactitic formation of golden Calcite from a locality more known for it's variety of Borate minerals. The main cylindical formation is 2.1 x 1.5 cm in size attached to the main stalactite. Translucent, undamaged, with vertical striations.


B759 - Calcite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 25510)
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 (=~ ¥ 45918)
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 (=~ ¥ 153061)
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.


B766 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15306)
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b766a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b766b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b766c.jpg]

Single 'Chrome Tourmaline' crystal, which is a Vanadium and Chromium rich variety of Dravite. Complete all around and undamaged. Incredible bright emerald green color.


B768 - Copper $ 1200 (=~ ¥ 122449)
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 (=~ ¥ 40816)
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 (=~ ¥ 66327)
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.



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