Selected Specimens

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J34 - Jeremejevite $ 500
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.0 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


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Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j34a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j34b.jpg]

Long and gemmy etched Jeremejevite crystal, good sized crystal!


E385 - Vesuvianite $ 450
Bellecombe, Aosta Valley, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Vesuvianite from Bellecombe, Aosta Valley, Italy [db_pics/pics/e385a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Bellecombe, Aosta Valley, Italy [db_pics/pics/e385b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Bellecombe, Aosta Valley, Italy [db_pics/pics/e385c.jpg]

Fine transparent green crystals. Main crystal is a fine 2 x 0.8 cm, but even all the smaller crystals are perfectly terminated and undamaged (except along edges). High quality old time specimen.


AF318 - Azurite $ 150
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 4.3 x 3.6 x 3 cm


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Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af318c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite crystals from a recent find. Good large crystals, best is a 3 cm double terminated cluster.


SA583 - Proustite $ 1200
Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


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Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583a.jpg] Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583b.jpg] Proustite from Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile [db_pics/pics/sa583c.jpg]

Complete,terminated single crystal of one of most sought after of minerals in the collecting world. Bright translucent red when backlit.


AF326 - Jeremejevite $ 1800
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


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Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326b.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af326c.jpg]

Large single crystal from a find in spring 2010. Large size for the species, with both good length and perhaps more significantly, exceptional thickness. The crystal is naturally etched however retains a good glassy luster and has lots of internal transparency.


A855 - Anatase on Albite with Quartz $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855a.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855b.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855c.jpg]

Anatase crystals to 14mm set in snow-white, sparkling Albite crystals with transparent Quartz crystals.


NA409 - Smithsonite $ 200
Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


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Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/NA409a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/NA409b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/NA409c.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/NA409d.jpg]

Fine sky blue botryoidal Smithsonite. This type has a more blue color than is typical and a bright, shimmering surface luster.


A139 - Ferberite on Quartz $ 360
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139a.jpg] Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139b.jpg] Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139c.jpg]

Sharply formed Ferberite crystal fronting a clear Quartz crystal, both accented by small clusters of mica. I purchased this from Debbie Meng many years ago (10?) just as production from the Yaogangxian mine was hitting the market, and it has been in my collection every since. Undamaged, well balanced, and displays great.


AF721 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 3900
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 1 cm


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Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721f.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721g.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721h.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721i.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721j.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721k.jpg]

Killer Tanzanite thumbnail that's also a great association piece too.  Fine, gemmy blue Tanzanite crystal with excellent luster and great transparency with attached large, single Prehnite crystals (analyzed) on the backside. Prehnite from Merelani is usually seen as rounded aggregates, yet on this specimen they occur as individual crystals to 7mm wide. In addition to the Prehnite, there are white crystals of an unidentified mineral also attached to the backside. A very nice Tanzanite, undamaged with TOP luster, good color and highly gemmy.


NA473 - Calcite on Conichalcite $ 150
Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


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Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473a.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473b.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473c.jpg]

Translucent Calcite crystals to 2.4cm.


A640 - Beryllonite with Quartz $ 300
Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 3.2 x 2.0 x 2 cm


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Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640a.jpg] Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640b.jpg] Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640c.jpg]

Double terminated Beryllonite with an attached double terminated Quartz.


A645 - Clinozoisite $ 380
Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 2.0 x 2 cm


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Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645b.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645c.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645d.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645e.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645f.jpg]

Undamaged floater cluster, main crystal is 5.7cm long, double terminated, better transparency than most.


E101 - Cuprite $ 200
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


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Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101a.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101b.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101c.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101d.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprite,complete all around, contacted on the bottom. Good large crystals to 2.4cm in longest dimension, with bevelled edges.


E103 - Cuprite with Miersite $ 450
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


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Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103a.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103b.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with associated bright yellow Miersite (member of the chlorargyrite group on minerals). Only a small number of these speciemns had the asociated Miersite. Complete, undamged floater specimen with no points of contact.


E104 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 600
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm


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Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with associated Silver and Copper. Complete undamaged floater with no points of contact, crystals to 1.7cm.

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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139

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