Selected Specimens

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C134 - Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla $ 90 (=~ € 85)
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 1.2 cm


Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c134a.jpg] Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c134b.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla, and waxy olive yellow crystals of Bromian Chloraryrite.


C135 - Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite $ 60 (=~ € 57)
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c135a.jpg] Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c135b.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Dioptase with Hemimorphite and waxy olive yellow crystals of Bromian Chloraryrite.


C140 - Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite $ 60 (=~ € 57)
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c140a.jpg] Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c140b.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite and waxy olive yellow crystals of Bromian Chloraryrite.


B100 - Dioptase $ 3000 (=~ € 2829)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 2.0 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b100a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b100b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b100c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b100d.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b100e.jpg]

Large double terminated single crystal with a handful of attached smaler crystals and Calcite. The crystal itself is 2.6cm long and 1.5 cm thick. There are a couple minor nicks but overall in great shape. Ex. Jack Halpern collection.


B101 - Topaz on Quartz $ 350 (=~ € 330)
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 9 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Topaz on Quartz from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b101a.jpg] Topaz on Quartz from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b101b.jpg] Topaz on Quartz from Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b101c.jpg]

Transparent Topaz crystal between light smokey Quartz crystals. Beautiful display. There is one ding on the Topaz which keeps the price way down from what it otherwise would be for such a beautiful piece.


B106 - Cuprite with Dolomite $ 400 (=~ € 377)
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Cuprite with Dolomite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b106a.jpg] Cuprite with Dolomite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b106b.jpg] Cuprite with Dolomite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b106c.jpg]

Cuprite crystals to 1.4cm wide with pink Dolomite crystals.


B109 - Anatase $ 200 (=~ € 189)
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 3 cm


Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b109a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b109b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b109c.jpg]

Anatase crystals to 1.1cm on an Albite coated matrix with gem transparent Quartz crystals. The Quartz are hard to see in the photos (they are exceptionally clear!), but they are really nice.


B110 - Diaspore $ 700 (=~ € 660)
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2.1 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/b110a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/b110b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/b110c.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/b110d.jpg]

Rare cluster of V-twin crystals. The crystals are gem quality. No matrix, just solid Diaspore.


TZ500 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 650 (=~ € 613)
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz500a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz500b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz500c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz500d.jpg]

Superb thumbnail specimen of Chrome and Vanadium rich Dravite perched up perfectly on matrix. Very cean with just one tiny nick on the front. The crystal is also double terminated with only a small area of contact on the backside where it was detached from the matrix. Rich translucent green coloration. It's rare to find these with matrix especially with such a great display.


TZ502 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350 (=~ € 330)
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz502a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz502b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz502c.jpg]

A small but very fine specimen of Chrome and Vanadium rich Dravite. This crystal has the best deep chrome green color but amazingly retains great transparency throughout the whole crystal - these typically go dark and opaque when they get this color. Complete and undamaged.


TZ504 - Chrome Tourmaline with Sulfur $ 500 (=~ € 471)
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Chrome Tourmaline with Sulfur from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz504a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline with Sulfur from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz504b.jpg]

Wow! Here's a rarity - Chrome Tourmaline in a matrix of Sulfur and Calcite. I've never heard of or seen such a combo. Aside from being rare, it has great visual appeal with the two strong colors.


TZ507 - Dravite $ 300 (=~ € 283)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz507a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz507b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz507c.jpg]

Well terminated gem Dravite. Uncommonly good quality, with most of the crystal facet grade.


B113 - Sylvanite $ 750 (=~ € 707)
Nagyag, Romania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Sylvanite from Nagyag, Romania [db_pics/pics/b113a.jpg] Sylvanite from Nagyag, Romania [db_pics/pics/b113b.jpg] Sylvanite from Nagyag, Romania [db_pics/pics/b113c.jpg]

Superb old time specimen of the silver and gold telluride mineral Sylvanite. The crystals form flattened, bright metallic graphic intergrowths known as 'Schrifterz'. This specimen was from the collection of a German professor who emigrated to the U.S. and comes with an old Wilhelm Maucher label that dates the specimen back to at least 1936, and the specimen likely dates back to the 1800s.


B121 - Brochantite $ 400 (=~ € 377)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.0 x 3 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b121a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b121b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b121c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b121d.jpg]

Thick, robust crystals of Brochantite on matrix - not the thin, hair-like crystals typical for the species. Crystals reach 1.7cm in length and have a deep forest green color. The crystals formed in an open vug (versus the more typical thin seams) that allowed the formation of these large upright crystals.


TZ508 - Dravite $ 950 (=~ € 896)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz508a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz508b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz508c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz508d.jpg]

Well terminated single Dravite crystal from a small recent find that produced these incredibly colored crystals. The termination has an intensely colored red/pink coloration. I understand there were only about 30 crystals found and this one has the best quality in terms of color and crystal form, with many showing varying degrees of surface etching and pitting. This crystal has smooth crystal faces and flat, smooth termination faces with relatively minor amounts of etching.



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