Selected Specimens

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T603 - Pyromorphite $ 750
9 Level, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3 cm


Pyromorphite from 9 Level, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/t603a.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/t603b.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/t603c.jpg]

Yellow/green Pyromorphite crystals covering matrix. The crystals have an incredible wet looking luster and are undamaged.


T611 - Rose Quartz on Quartz $ 500
Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t611a.jpg] Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t611b.jpg] Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t611c.jpg]

A large single white Quartz crystals that has been coated by Rose Quartz crystals across the front faces and wrapping around the back. The Rose Quartz is in turn sprinkled with Eosphorite. A good sized, colorful specimen and undamaged.


T614 - Chrome Tremolite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm


Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t614a.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t614b.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t614c.jpg]

Good sized, terminated Chrome Tremolite crystal with excellent color. This is a little larger than most, and has an excellent, multi-faced termination. It also has outstanding color, and appears to have some cutting quality gems zones inside too.


T622 - Oil in Quartz $ 350
Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.1 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622a.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622b.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t622c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz crystals in a cluster with inclusions of black carbon and yellow oil. These have been found for a few years now, but usually as single crystals in the 0.5 to 1.5cm size range. This specimen is unusual in that it has large individual crystals (to 2.8cm) and is in a cluster. The largest crystal is contacted on the backside, otherwise undamaged.


T624 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 5.2 x 2.6 x 2.0 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t624a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t624b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t624c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in relatively good condition with just a bit of chipping on the back termination edge. It's nicely translucent with an etched base and weighs 51.8 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T625 - Hematite after Ilmenite with Rutile $ 200
Mwinilunga District, North-Western Province, Zambia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm


Hematite after Ilmenite with Rutile from Mwinilunga District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/t625a.jpg] Hematite after Ilmenite with Rutile from Mwinilunga District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/t625b.jpg] Hematite after Ilmenite with Rutile from Mwinilunga District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/t625c.jpg]

Large Hematite crystals that have psuedomorphed Ilmenite crystals, with large epitaxial Rutile crystals. There is edge damage to the Hematite. A good sized example from this locality.


T634 - Copper $ 270
Champion Mine, Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm


Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634a.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634b.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t634c.jpg]

Branching groups of Copper crystals with a good patina. At first glance this appears like it could be a common hackly mass of Copper, however examination quickly reveals the sharply formed crystals.


T635 - Orpiment $ 400
Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 5 cm


Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635a.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635b.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635c.jpg]

Golden Orpiment crystals on matrix from the best ever find of Orpiment in the USA. The crystals are translucent and reach 1.5cm in size. There is alot of '3-dimensionality' to the overall form of the piece, giving it more character as compared to the more common flat druses of crystals.


T636 - Zircon with Quartz $ 440
Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636a.jpg] Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636b.jpg] Zircon with Quartz from Mount MalosaZomba District, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t636c.jpg]

Striking specimen of criss-crossing Zircon crystals at the base of a transparent smokey Quartz. Superb, undamaged.


T638 - Copper $ 240
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.7 x 2 cm


Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t638a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t638b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t638c.jpg]

Well crystallized branching group of copper crystals.


T639 - Harmotome on Calcite $ 400
Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland
cabinet - 11.5 x 7.5 x 3.0 cm


Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639a.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639b.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639c.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639d.jpg]

Lustrous white crystals of the rare zeolite Harmotome across the front display face, with golden Calcite crystals on the backside. The Harmotome crystals occur in a wide mixture of size ranges up to 1cm.


T641 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 1500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641c.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641d.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641e.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641f.jpg]

An extremely elongated Tsavorite crystal with attached Pyrite crystals. Fully crystallized all around and undamaged, even the bottom end has some crystal faces present. This is the longest elongated Tsavorite I have yet seen from recent production.


T642 - Grossular $ 700
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t642a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t642b.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t642c.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t642d.jpg]

Large glassy and gemmy Grossular crystal over a tiny bit of chrome green matrix. The Grossular has a very pale orange coloration, almost colorless. Undamaged. Ex. Charlie Key collection.


T656 - Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) $ 2500
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 7 cm


Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656a.jpg] Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656b.jpg] Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656c.jpg] Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656d.jpg]

Rare large cluster of Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite crystals, the largest cluster I can recall ever seeing. Note that this has been repaired in a number of places. This came out of an old collection and the repairs have not been done to modern standards, so it could be greatly improved. There are five large crystals that comprise the group. Just a rare and spectacular piece.


T657 - Malachite on Chrysocolla after Malachite $ 1200
Katanga, Congo
cabinet - 10 x 8.5 x 4 cm


Malachite on Chrysocolla after Malachite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t657a.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla after Malachite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t657b.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla after Malachite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t657c.jpg]

The Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo is the Malachite capital of the world, yet most found is lapidary grade with only a small percentage (usually fibrous or stalactitc specimens) being of any interest to mineral collectors. With specimens like this, Katanga can also claim to be one of the best localities for perfectly crystallized Malachite too. This specimen features perfectly formed individual crystals to 1.3 cm on a colorful and contrasting matrix of sky blue Chrysocolla. Just fabulously sharp single crystals.The Chrysocolla has partially psuedomorphed an earlier generation of Malachite crystals.



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