Selected Specimens

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AF799 - Cuprite with Calcite $ 400
Mashamba Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


Cuprite with Calcite from Mashamba Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af799a.jpg] Cuprite with Calcite from Mashamba Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af799b.jpg] Cuprite with Calcite from Mashamba Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af799c.jpg]

Cuprite crystals with pink Calcite crystals on matix. Display face is 6cm tall and 5cm wide, with Calcite and and an additional small Cuprite on the backside. Main Cuprite crystal is 1.4cm.


A318 - Lollingite on Scheelite $ 350
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm


Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318c.jpg]

A 4.5 cm Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite. The Scheelite crystal is partially etched. The Scheelite has a metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) that formed as an epimorph of the Scheelite and was later covered by another layer of Scheelite.


A320 - Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz $ 300
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 10 x 5 cm


Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a320a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a320b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite with Quartz from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a320c.jpg]

Large 4.5cm Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite associated with green Quartz over Magnetite. The Scheelite crystal is partially etched, revealing a metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) that formed as an epimorph of the Scheelite and was later covered by another layer of Scheelite. An interesting specimen that also has visual pizzaz due to the shiny Lollingite and green Quartz. Other Scheelite are present and completely covered by Lollingite.


A322 - Elbaite with Beryl on Albite $ 1500
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3.6 cm


Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322a.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322b.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322c.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322d.jpg]

Fine, floater specimen of a spherical cluster of Albite bladed crystals with attached Elbaite and Beryl. The largest Elbaite is a double-terminated 4.3 cm crystal with a translucent sea green color. The Beryl is colorless and 2 cm wide. Fine and undamaged and good from all angles.


A323 - Beryl with Elbaite and Albite $ 400
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3.6 cm


Beryl with Elbaite and Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a323a.jpg] Beryl with Elbaite and Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a323b.jpg] Beryl with Elbaite and Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a323c.jpg]

Interesting floater specimen of a colorless to pale blue Beryl. Attached to one side is a green Elbaite that is naturally curved caused by fraturing and rehealing in the pagmatite pocket in which it grew. On the other side is a translucent Albite rising up and away from the Beryl. The bottom is rehealed making this a floater. Undamaged with a nice composition.


A327 - Anatase on Quartz $ 200
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Anatase on Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a327a.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a327b.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a327c.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a327d.jpg]

Sharply formed Anatase crystals on Albite associated with Quartz crystals. Nine Anatase crystals to about 7mm in size. Some of the Quartz crystal has green Chlorite inclusions.


A328 - Aquamarine $ 180
Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam
miniature - 3.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a328a.jpg] Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a328b.jpg]

Highly transparent single Aqua crystal with great luster, undamaged.


TU134 - Quartz with Aegerine $ 300
Mulanje Mountain, Malawi
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 2 cm


Quartz with Aegerine from Mulanje Mountain, Malawi [db_pics/pics/tu134a.jpg] Quartz with Aegerine from Mulanje Mountain, Malawi [db_pics/pics/tu134b.jpg] Quartz with Aegerine from Mulanje Mountain, Malawi [db_pics/pics/tu134c.jpg]

Tabular shaped smokey Quartz crystal with an Aegerine crystal rising up and out the front. If that wasn't good enough, there is also what appears to be a Japan-law twin Quartz embedded in the backside - the angle looks like 90-degrees, but the plane of the two crystals is slightly off.


TU137 - Quartz $ 500
Mulanje Mountain, Malawi
cabinet - 10 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Quartz from Mulanje Mountain, Malawi [db_pics/pics/tu137a.jpg] Quartz from Mulanje Mountain, Malawi [db_pics/pics/tu137b.jpg]

Gem quality smokey Quartz crystal, highly transparent with deep smokey color - but not so dark and you can easily see right through it. Bevelled faces are present on the upper right corner of a prism face. The regular faces have high luster while the bevelled faces have a matte luster. Great crystal!


A329 - Elbaite $ 9000
Paprok, Afghansistan
small cabinet - 7.2 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Afghansistan [db_pics/pics/a329a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Afghansistan [db_pics/pics/a329b.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Afghansistan [db_pics/pics/a329c.jpg]

Large pink single crystal with a flat termination.A couple trivial micro chips present along termination edge, otherwise perfect. Excellent color and good sized.


A330 - Hemimorphite over Veszelyite $ 1200
Dulong Mine, Yunnan Prov., China
cabinet - 10 x 6.5 x 4.0 cm


Hemimorphite over Veszelyite from Dulong Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a330a.jpg] Hemimorphite over Veszelyite from Dulong Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a330b.jpg] Hemimorphite over Veszelyite from Dulong Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a330c.jpg]

Superb bright blue vug of medium blue Hemimorphite over dark blue Veszelyite. The color is just fantastic, easily the finest such specimen I have owned.


A332 - Realgar $ 3000
Shimen Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 2.3 x 0.9 cm


Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a332a.jpg] Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a332b.jpg] Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a332c.jpg]

Double terminated Realgar crystal. Good sized and very translucent. A couple tiny chips are present, otherwise undamaged and in superb condition. I've never seen another double-terminated Realgar of this size or quality.


A333 - Realgar $ 650
Shimen Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4.4 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm


Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a333a.jpg] Realgar from Shimen Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a333b.jpg]

Single Realgar crystal of deep red color and translucent.


A334 - Huelandite with Stilbite $ 800
Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


Huelandite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/a334a.jpg] Huelandite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/a334b.jpg]

Fan-shaped cluster of purple Huelandite and bow-tie Silbite on a Quartz over Basalt matrix. The purple color is uncommon and the overall appearance is very good, and it's undamaged.


A337 - Pyromorphite on Quartz $ 700
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 4 x 3.3 x 1.4 cm


Pyromorphite on Quartz from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a337a.jpg] Pyromorphite on Quartz from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a337b.jpg] Pyromorphite on Quartz from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a337c.jpg]

Bright lime green Pyromorphite crystals that contrast well against the white Quartz matrix. The Pyromorphite has great color and the top 'wet' luster.



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