Selected Specimens

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A304 - Calcite $ 250
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a304a.jpg] Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a304b.jpg]

Translucent yelow/green Calcite crystal from a new find. An unusual neon color similar to Brazilianite color. Only 2 flats of this material were available at the show with one Chinese dealer, and 90% of those were only partial crystals, this one being one of the best complete crystals.


A305 - Calcite $ 300
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a305a.jpg] Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a305b.jpg]

Translucent yelow/green Calcite crystal from a new find. An unusual neon color similar to Brazilianite color. Only two flats of this material was avilable at the show with one Chinese dealer, and 90% of them were only partial crystals, this one being one of the best complete crystals.


E519 - Manganite $ 2500
Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519c.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519d.jpg]

Cluster of large crystals of Manganite, with individual crystals to 2.5cm tall and 1.2cm across on the terminations. Ex. Ralph Merril and W.F. Davidson collections. The Merril label indicates it was purchased in 1954 for $350.


A306 - Quartz with Calcite $ 200
Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306a.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306b.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306c.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306d.jpg]

Lustrous and sharp sceptered Quartz crystal associated with peach colored Calcite crystals. Undamaged.


NA957 - Calcite on Fluorite included by Chalcopyrite $ 250
Annabell Lee Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3 cm


Calcite on Fluorite included by Chalcopyrite from Annabell Lee Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/na957a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite included by Chalcopyrite from Annabell Lee Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/na957b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite included by Chalcopyrite from Annabell Lee Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/na957c.jpg]

Tan Calcite crystals on a yellow Fluorite cube which is included by flecks of Chalcopyrite. The color saturation of the Fluorite is amazing, as is the luster. Undamaged.


NA958 - Morganite $ 650
Elizabeth R Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Morganite from Elizabeth R Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/na958a.jpg] Morganite from Elizabeth R Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/na958b.jpg] Morganite from Elizabeth R Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/na958c.jpg]

Gemmy pink Morganite crystal with attached mica at the base. Ex. Benjamin Schumer collection.


K105 - Datolite with Hausmanite $ 350
Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Datolite with Hausmanite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k105a.jpg] Datolite with Hausmanite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k105b.jpg] Datolite with Hausmanite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k105c.jpg] Datolite with Hausmanite from Wessels Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/k105d.jpg]

Translucent pink Datolite on matrix with pagoda-shaped Hausmanite crystals. Crystal is 1.3 cm long. A rare combination.


PAK116 - Topaz $ 300
Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
cabinet - 11 x 10 x 4.5 cm


Topaz from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak116a.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak116b.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak116c.jpg]

Matrix specimen of two Topaz crystals with Albite, smokey Quartz, and Schorl.


TZ292 - Scapolite $ 290
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz292a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz292b.jpg]

Bright, complete single gem crystal. Facet quality internally.


TZ294 - Scapolite $ 290
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz294a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz294b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz294c.jpg]

Bright, complete single gem crystal. Facet quality internally.


TZ295 - Scapolite $ 150
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz295a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz295b.jpg]

Bright, complete single gem crystal. Facet quality internally.


TZ298 - Scapolite $ 150
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz298a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz298b.jpg]

Bright, complete single gem crystal. Facet quality internally.


TZ305 - Pyrite $ 1000
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
cabinet - 11.5 x 8 x 5.5 cm


Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz305a.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz305b.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz305c.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz305d.jpg]

There has been the best production of Pyrite from Merelani over the past year of so than I've ever seen before, and this specimen is one of the best I've ever seen. It has top luster over all surfaces (others have matte luster in areas) and the color is spectacular, much better than the photos can convey. It has a large main crystal 8cm wide, and it's a floater with no points of attachment. There is some damage as to be expected on most Pyrite from this locality, but some of what appears to be damage may not be as Merelani Pyrite often has strange growth features. Some faces are flat and smooth, others are slightly recessed with growth hillocks across the surface. Due to the high luster it was hard to photograph and you will find this to be much better in person than the photos.


NA962 - Domeykite, Algodonite $ 100
Mohawk Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan
miniature - 3.9 x 2.4 x 1.0 cm


Domeykite, Algodonite from Mohawk Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/na962a.jpg] Domeykite, Algodonite from Mohawk Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/na962b.jpg]

Water-worn intergrowth of the copper arsenides Domekite and Algodonite. Polished on one side, natural on the other.


E353 - Cuprite $ 350
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e353a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e353b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e353c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of sharp Cuprite crystals. Perfect floater with no points of attachment.



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