Selected Specimens

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B777 - Chalcedony $ 300
Byšta, Trebišov Co., Košice Region, Slovakia
small cabinet - 6 x 5.3 x 2.5 cm


Chalcedony from Byšta, Trebišov Co., Košice Region, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/b777a.jpg] Chalcedony from Byšta, Trebišov Co., Košice Region, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/b777b.jpg]

Fine example of Chalcedony from the famous Slovak locality. In great condition, nice and translucent.


B780 - Bournonite $ 200
Chichibu Mine, Honshu, Japan
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Bournonite from Chichibu Mine, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b780a.jpg] Bournonite from Chichibu Mine, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b780b.jpg]

Three old specimens of Bournonite from Japan. Bright with a silvery metallic luster. The smallest specimen is a double terminated crystal.


B781 - Smithsonite $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 2 x 2 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b781a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b781b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b781c.jpg]

Bright pink curved rhombs of pink Smithsonite on a Galena matrix.


B785 - Chrysocolla after Boleite $ 350
Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
miniature - 4.3 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm


Chrysocolla after Boleite from Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b785a.jpg] Chrysocolla after Boleite from Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b785b.jpg]

Unusual psuedomorph of Chrysocolla replacing Boleite. These were reportedly found outside of, but nearby, the Amelia Mine.


B787 - Galena after Pyromorphite $ 400
Cornwall, England
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Galena after Pyromorphite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/b787a.jpg] Galena after Pyromorphite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/b787b.jpg] Galena after Pyromorphite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/b787c.jpg]

Rare psuedomorph of Galena replacing a single Pyromorphite crystal.


B788 - Copper $ 380
Houghton Co. Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Copper from Houghton Co. Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b788a.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co. Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b788b.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co. Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b788c.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co. Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b788d.jpg]

Cluster of crystalline Copper with a nice large crystal rising up from the others.


B790 - Azurite with Malachite $ 400
Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece
small cabinet - 8.9 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790c.jpg]

Beuatiful specimen of solid crystalline Azurite with areas of contrasting Malachite. Good crystals on all sides.


TZ510 - Sphalerite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz510a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz510b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz510c.jpg]

An exceptional Sphalerite and/or possibly Wurtzite. Terminated crystals with exceptional transparency along the tops and the left side. Plus a good red color compared to most which are darker.


TZ511 - Sphalerite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.6 x 1.0 cm


Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511c.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511d.jpg]

An exceptional Sphalerite and/or possibly Wurtzite thumbnail. This light red orange color is not common and most are darker.


TZ517 - Scapolite $ 120
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal in perfect condition.


TZ518 - Tanzanite $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518d.jpg]

Bi-colored Tanzanite crystal with superb glassy luster. There are a couple tiny nicks on the lower sides, but overall in great condition and complete all around.


TZ519 - Apatite $ 380
Mahenge, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Apatite from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz519a.jpg] Apatite from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz519b.jpg] Apatite from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz519c.jpg]

Mining for Spinels in Mahenge recently turned up this unusually colored, somewhat large single Apatite crystal. The color is blue with a hint of green, and it's very gemmy at the termination (as evident in backlit photo).


TZ520 - Spessartine $ 2000
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz520a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz520b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz520c.jpg]

Fine quality 1.5cm Spessartine in reddish pink mica. This is a specimen I held back for years and is my favorite of any I have owned in this size range.


TZ521 - Spessartine $ 400
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.0 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz521a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz521b.jpg]

Bright orange Spessartine crystals to 1.5cm in silvery mica.


TZ522 - Spessartine $ 300
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz522a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz522b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz522c.jpg]

Bright orange Spessartine crystals to 1.2cm in silvery mica.



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