Selected Specimens

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J32 - Jeremejevite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j32a.jpg] Jeremejevite from Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j32b.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy etched Jeremejevite crystal with good blue color. No damage.


J34 - Jeremejevite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 648)
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.0 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


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 (=~ AUS$ 583)
Bellecombe, Aosta Valley, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Bou Bekker Mine, Toussit District, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
miniature - 4.3 x 3.6 x 3 cm


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 (=~ AUS$ 1554)
Dolores Mine, Chanarcillo, Chile
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


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 (=~ AUS$ 2332)
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


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.


A839 - Anatase with Chlorite included Quartz $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 648) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 14 x 10 x 6 cm


Anatase with Chlorite included Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a839a.jpg] Anatase with Chlorite included Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a839b.jpg] Anatase with Chlorite included Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a839c.jpg] Anatase with Chlorite included Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a839d.jpg]

Large matrix Anatase specimen. Front side features sparkling white Albite covered matrix with 4 large Anatase to 1cm with clear Quartz crystals, many green due to Chlorite inclusions. The backside is also covered by Albite and has numerous chlorite included Quartz crystals and about 10 more Anatase crystals.


A855 - Anatase on Albite with Quartz $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 324)
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


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 (=~ AUS$ 259)
Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


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]

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


AF740 - Erythrite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 518)
Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740a.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740b.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740c.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740d.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740e.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740f.jpg]

Usually found as tightly grouped clusters of crystals, this specimen with an isolated 2cm crystal set in Quartz really stands out from the crowd.


A139 - Ferberite on Quartz $ 360 (=~ AUS$ 466)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


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 (=~ AUS$ 5052)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 1 cm


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.


NA457 - Malachite after Azurite $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 311) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 144 (=~ AUS$ 187)
Milpillas, Cananea Dist., Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas, Cananea Dist., Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na457a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas, Cananea Dist., Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na457b.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of velvety Malachite replacing Azurite. Very end of one tip missing, otherwise undamaged. No longer being found.


NA473 - Calcite on Conichalcite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


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.


A639 - Beryllonite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 4.6 x 3.0 x 2 cm


Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a639a.jpg] Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a639b.jpg] Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a639c.jpg]

Double terminated crystal with good fiber optic qualities. Similar to the polished Ulexite ofter seen, you can see printed words through the crystal when placed on newsprint (though not nearly as well as Ulexite).



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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
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