Selected Specimens

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TZ356 - Alabandite with Calcite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 188)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Alabandite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz356a.jpg] Alabandite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz356b.jpg] Alabandite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz356c.jpg]

Octahedral Alabandite crystal with interesting growth hillocks on one face. Two faces are covered by Calcite crystals and there is another small white unidentified crystal present.


TZ359 - Alabandite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 188)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz359a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz359b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal with good faces.


TZ361 - Tremolite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 501)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz361a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz361b.jpg]

Single Tremolite crystal with smoth faces and a good termination - much better than average for these which are usually very etched or etched-looking. Ex. Alex Schauss collection.


C116 - Epidote after Andradite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 251)
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c116a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c116b.jpg]

Pair of sharply formed green Epidote after Andradite crystals attached to Andradite.


C118 - Epidote after Andradite with Quartz $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 251)
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3 x 2.7 cm


Epidote after Andradite with Quartz from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c118a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite with Quartz from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c118b.jpg]

Superb example of Epidote that has replaced Andradite. This was originally a large Anadradite compound crystal and is now mostly Epidote. Most of the Epidote follows the same structure of the Garnet, however some has formed typical prismatic crystal form. There is also Quartz after Andradite present along with Quartz crystals. The highlight is the 1.2cm nearly complete Epidote after Andradite crystal.


C119 - Epidote after Andradite $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 150)
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm


Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c119a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c119b.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c119c.jpg]

Sharp, well formed single Andradite crystal, complete all around except for one side where you can see that the red Andradite is just a surface veneer and the interior has been replaced by Epidote.


C120 - Andradite, Epidote after Andradite $ 140 (=~ CAN$ 175)
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Andradite, Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c120a.jpg] Andradite, Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c120b.jpg]

A large 2cm Epidote after Andradite with a surface veneer of Andradite.


C124 - Epidote after Andradite $ 140 (=~ CAN$ 175)
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
miniature - 3.9 x 2.7 x 2 cm


Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c124a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c124b.jpg]

Cluster of 4 intergrown Epidote after Andradite crystals. One side of the left crystal is broken giving a 'window' into the interior of the crystals showing alternating banding of Epidote and Andradite.


C127 - Epidote after Andradite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 376)
Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c127a.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c127b.jpg] Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Claveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/c127c.jpg]

Sharp, deep green 2.5cm Epidote after Andradite crystal on matrix of Epidote and Andradite with smaller psudomorphs present. Good quality specimen of this rare replacement.


CH103 - Fluorite on Ferberite $ 290 (=~ CAN$ 363)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm


Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103a.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103b.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103c.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite cubes atop a Ferberite crystal. The Fluorites are glassy and undamaged.


CH104 - Orpiment $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 150)
Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7.8 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Orpiment from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch104a.jpg] Orpiment from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch104b.jpg]

Long, terminated Orpiment crystals grown around Calcite. Translucent orange color with good, glassy chisel-shaped terminations.


CH105 - Orpiment with Calcite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 376)
Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch105a.jpg] Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch105b.jpg] Orpiment with Calcite from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch105c.jpg]

Long, terminated Orpiment crystals grown alongside a clear Calcite crystal. Translucent orange color with good, glassy chisel-shaped terminations.


CH106 - Orpiment $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 313)
Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 5 cm


Orpiment from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch106a.jpg] Orpiment from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch106b.jpg] Orpiment from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch106c.jpg] Orpiment from Shimen Realgar Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch106d.jpg]

Long, terminated Orpiment crystals grown well separated and at angles. Translucent orange color and associated with minor amounts of Calcite and Realgar. Thick, large, and translucent crystals, a little different than typical Orpiment specimens from this mine which feature tightly packed crystals.


CH107 - Fluorite on Muscovite $ 850 (=~ CAN$ 1065)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 5 cm


Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107a.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107b.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107c.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue Fluorite cubes on a matrix of Muscovite. The Fluorites are glassy and undamaged. Chalcopyrite crystals are present along the left side.


TS205 - Smithsonite $ 2400 (=~ CAN$ 3007)
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 6.5 x 5 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts205a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts205b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts205c.jpg]

Pink Smithsonite crystals on matrix, the largest of which is 2cm and well centered for display. This is an old Dave Wilber specimen dating back to 1970.



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