Selected Specimens

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B620 - Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 533)
Trepca, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620a.jpg] Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620b.jpg] Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620c.jpg]

Unusual specimen composed of a central stalactitic-looking Galena rising out of black Sphalerite crystals. On the right side is a dense layer of fibrous Boulangerite crystals looking like a woolen blanket partially coating the Galena.


B623 - Pyromorphite on Quartz $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 320)
Sarrowcole Hall Vein, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Pyromorphite on Quartz from Sarrowcole Hall Vein, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/b623a.jpg] Pyromorphite on Quartz from Sarrowcole Hall Vein, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/b623b.jpg]

Cluster of robust Quartz crystals coated by green Pyromorphite.


B624 - Manganite $ 850 (=~ AUS$ 1132)
Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624c.jpg]

Not your typical druse of Manganite crystals. This specien features a lustrous, metallic, jet-black, striated, manganite crystal of 1.8 cm rising out of an open vug. The vug is set in massive crystalline manganite lined with a bit of barite for contrast. These old Ilfeld Manganites are regarded as the world's best for species and came out in late 1800s.


B626 - Siderite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 799)
Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Siderite from Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b626a.jpg] Siderite from Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b626b.jpg]

Fine quality Siderite crystals over Quartz. The Siderite rhombs have excellent saturated color and reach 2cm in size. An old-time, desirable European classic of rich color and quality.


B627 - Barite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 466)
Sardinia, Italy
small cabinet - 5.1 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627a.jpg] Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627b.jpg] Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627c.jpg]

Richly colored cluster of Barite crystals. The main crystal is a striking 3.3cm tall crystal rising up from the others and is complete all around. Transluscent to transparent with undamaged crystals.


B629 - Diopside $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200)
Kirado Mine, Hirado-Mura, Honshu, Japan
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.3 x 0.1 cm


Diopside from Kirado Mine, Hirado-Mura, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b629a.jpg] Diopside from Kirado Mine, Hirado-Mura, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b629b.jpg]

Undamaged single gem crystal of green coloration.


B632 - Tetrahedrite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200)
Teine Mine, Sapporo-gun, Hokka Ido, Japan
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tetrahedrite from Teine Mine, Sapporo-gun, Hokka Ido, Japan [db_pics/pics/b632a.jpg] Tetrahedrite from Teine Mine, Sapporo-gun, Hokka Ido, Japan [db_pics/pics/b632b.jpg] Tetrahedrite from Teine Mine, Sapporo-gun, Hokka Ido, Japan [db_pics/pics/b632c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Tetrahedrite. The Teine mine was a gold mine that operated from 1941 to 1971. Minerals from this mine are hard to come by.


B634 - Veszelyite $ 130 (=~ AUS$ 173)
Arakawa Mine, Akita-Ken, Honshu, Japan
thumbnail - 0.4 x 0.3 x 0.2 cm


Veszelyite from Arakawa Mine, Akita-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b634a.jpg] Veszelyite from Arakawa Mine, Akita-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b634b.jpg]

Small but well formed, lustrous single Veszelyite crystal. The Arakawa Mine was a copper and gold mine that closed in 1966.


B637 - Pyrite $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 100)
Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Pyrite from Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b637a.jpg] Pyrite from Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b637b.jpg] Pyrite from Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b637c.jpg]

Cluster of mirror lustrous octahedral Pyrite crystals. Largest crystal is 1.3cm.


B642 - Tourmaline $ 950 (=~ AUS$ 1265)
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b642a.jpg] Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b642b.jpg] Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b642c.jpg] Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b642d.jpg]

Complete and undamaged side by side Tourmaline crystals with great transparency their entire length. Undamaged with fine, deep blue color.


B647 - Cuprite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 599)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2 cm


Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b647a.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b647b.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b647c.jpg]

Bright red Cuprite crystals from a recent find at Milpillas. Crystals on front in two areas with individuals to 9mm in size, plus good crystals over most of the backside too.


B648 - Copper $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 466)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 4.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648a.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648b.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648c.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648d.jpg]

Cluser of Copper crystals with a large spinel twin of 3cm forming the base for additional smaller crystals. Good patina and in excellent condition.


B649 - Ludlamite $ 480 (=~ AUS$ 639)
Santa Eulalia, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Ludlamite from Santa Eulalia, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b649a.jpg] Ludlamite from Santa Eulalia, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b649b.jpg] Ludlamite from Santa Eulalia, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b649c.jpg]

Double terminated cluster of shimmering green Ludlamite on matrix. Ex. F. John Barlow collection.


B651 - Scorodite with Pyrite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 599)
Babu, Guanxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Scorodite with Pyrite from Babu, Guanxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/b651a.jpg] Scorodite with Pyrite from Babu, Guanxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/b651b.jpg] Scorodite with Pyrite from Babu, Guanxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/b651c.jpg]

Floater cluster of blue Scorodite crystals with Pyrite. While many of the Scorodites are included by Pyrite, there are also many lusterous blue crystal faces. Most Scorodites from this find were black in color, and those with blue crystals were the beautiful exception. Crystals to 1cm in size. Better than photos. private_notes


B655 - Cuprite, Silver on Copper $ 4250 (=~ AUS$ 5659)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
cabinet - 10 x 9.5 x 6.5 cm


Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655a.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655b.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655c.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655d.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655e.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655f.jpg]

One of the largest, most dramatic examples of Cuprite on Copper from this find I have seen. A large, heavy specimen of well crystallized Copper adorned with Cuprite crystals running down the front, including a cluster right at the top and center. The Cuprites reach 1.5cm in size. The are areas of Silver with most located in an open area in the center of the Copper, which is loaded with Silver. No damage and sits up on its own for display. A stunner!



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