Selected Specimens

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B758 - Calcite $ 250
Boron, California
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758a.jpg] Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758b.jpg] Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758c.jpg]

Unusual stalactitic formation of golden Calcite from a locality more known for it's variety of Borate minerals. The main cylindical formation is 2.1 x 1.5 cm in size attached to the main stalactite. Translucent, undamaged, with vertical striations.


B759 - Calcite $ 250
Wessels Mine, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.3 x 5 x 1.7 cm


Calcite from Wessels Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b759a.jpg] Calcite from Wessels Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b759b.jpg] Calcite from Wessels Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b759c.jpg]

Transparent Calcite rhomb with later geneation overgrowths. The larger overgrowths are transparent and the smaller overgrowths are extremely bright and reflective, much better than the photos. Ex. E.J. Immelman and P. de Bruyn collections dating back to at least 1997.


B761 - Smithsonite $ 450
Kelley Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/b761a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/b761b.jpg]

Glistening layer of botryoidal Smithsonite of a rich, blue color for which the Kelly Mine is famous.Translucent and in good condition.


B763 - Diopside on Graphite $ 1500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763c.jpg]

An open vug of crystallized Graphite filled with green Diopside crystals. Rare to find such matrix specimens on the crystallized Graphite.


B766 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 150
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b766a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b766b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b766c.jpg]

Single 'Chrome Tourmaline' crystal, which is a Vanadium and Chromium rich variety of Dravite. Complete all around and undamaged. Incredible bright emerald green color.


B767 - Cuprite on Chrysocolla $ 480
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6.3 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b767a.jpg] Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b767b.jpg] Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b767c.jpg] Cuprite on Chrysocolla from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b767d.jpg]

Sharp, octahedral Cuprite crystals on blue green Chrysocolla. About 10 larger crystals present.


B768 - Copper $ 1200
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm


Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b768a.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b768b.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b768c.jpg]

Cluster of large, well crystallized Copper crystals. Ex. Bill Larson, Irv Brown, was known as 'The Panda'. Largest crystal is 2.5cm across.


B769 - Ludlamite $ 400
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 2.6 cm


Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/b769a.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/b769b.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/b769c.jpg]

Hard to find old Ludlamite specimen from the classic USA locality. Crystals to over 1cm present in a Quartz lined vug.


B770 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 650
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 8 cm


Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b770a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b770b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b770c.jpg]

Large Pyrite rich matrix with botryoidal Orpimnet and red crystals of Hutchinsonite. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 7mm long and contrast nicely against the Orpiment.


B772 - Muscovite after Tourmaline $ 150
Plumbago Mtn., Newry, Maine, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.7 cm


Muscovite after Tourmaline from Plumbago Mtn., Newry, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/b772a.jpg] Muscovite after Tourmaline from Plumbago Mtn., Newry, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/b772b.jpg] Muscovite after Tourmaline from Plumbago Mtn., Newry, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/b772c.jpg]

Well formed psuedomorph of Muscovite after Tourmaline with smooth sideds and a wide, flat termination. Ex. Ralph Dietz collection with label.


B774 - Pyrite $ 160
Kelly Mine, Butte, Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm


Pyrite from Kelly Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/b774a.jpg] Pyrite from Kelly Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/b774b.jpg] Pyrite from Kelly Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/b774c.jpg]

Fine quality octahedral Pyrite crystal on matrix.


B775 - Stibnite $ 950
Ichinokawa mine, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan
cabinet - 10.7 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Stibnite from Ichinokawa mine, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/b775a.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa mine, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/b775b.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa mine, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/b775c.jpg] Stibnite from Ichinokawa mine, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan [db_pics/pics/b775d.jpg]

Two intergrown, terminated Stibnite crystals in good condition with undamaged terminations. Ex. John T. Reeder (1857-1937) collection from the Seaman Mineral Museum.


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.



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