Selected Specimens

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SA705 - Apatite with Pyrite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 39216)
Julcani Mine, Peru
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705a.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705b.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705c.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705d.jpg]

Hard to find, old time specimen of yellow/green Apatite associated with Pyrite. The apatite has good luster, is double-terminated, perfect and undamaged.


A301 - Elbaite $ 2100 (=~ ¥ 205882)
Pech, Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.6 x 2 x 1.7 cm


Elbaite from Pech, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a301a.jpg] Elbaite from Pech, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a301b.jpg]

Thick single Elbaite crystal with a fabulous green gem section at the top, with the main body a dark green. The form and color of the termination is excellent and the botttom is rehaled and fully crystallized. Complete and undamaged except for one minor chip along the bottome edge as seen in photo. This is the best from a small pocket found approximately 10 years ago, and I've not seen more like this since.


AF558 - Gaudefroyite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 58824)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558a.jpg] Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558b.jpg] Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558c.jpg]

Thick Gaudefroyite crystals on Manganite matrix. The crystals reach 13 x 7mm in size. Rare piece.


TZ283 - Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite $ 380 (=~ ¥ 37255)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm


Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283a.jpg] Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283b.jpg] Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283c.jpg]

Floater group of Sphalerite crystals in excellent condition with attached Graphite and backside and bottom coated by Calcite crystals. Complete and undamaged.


TZ284 - Tanzanite on Calcite $ 650 (=~ ¥ 63725)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 4 cm


Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284a.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284b.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284c.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284d.jpg]

Large Calcite crystal with attached Graphite and gem Tanzanite. The Calcite is clear with an outer coating of translucent, satiny Calcite. The Tanzanite is 1.6cm long, gemmy and undamaged.


TZ288 - Dravite in Danburite $ 50 (=~ ¥ 4902)
Namalulu, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Dravite in Danburite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz288a.jpg] Dravite in Danburite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz288b.jpg]

Yellow Danburite hosting multiple crystals of brown Dravite. No terminations are showing on the Dravites but a couple may exist inside the Danburite. An interesting combination I've not seen before.


NA492 - Boleite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 58824)
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na492a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na492b.jpg]

Complete single cube of this rare mineral from a long defunct mine. Good sized. Ex. Harvard University collection with label.


NA517 - Chromium Clinochlore $ 125 (=~ ¥ 12255)
Jenko Mine, Calaveras Co., California
miniature - 3.5 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm


Chromium Clinochlore from Jenko Mine, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/na517a.jpg] Chromium Clinochlore from Jenko Mine, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/na517b.jpg]

Bright purple crystals of Clinochlore on Chromite matrix. Old label calls this variety "Kotschubeite" and indicates this was purchased from Jack Parnau in 1984. Ex. Ralph Merrill collection.


NA519 - Rhodochrosite $ 1200 (=~ ¥ 117647)
Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Rhodochrosite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/na519a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/na519b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana [db_pics/pics/na519c.jpg]

Deep pink Rhodochrosite crystals on Rhodochrosite matrix. The largest Rhodochrosite crystal is 1.9cm wide. Crystals are undamaged, and of particularly good color AND with good glassy luster. Ex. Ralph Merrill collection. Old label indicates this was purchased from Ed McDole in 1955 for $35. Fine quality and attractive.


PAK112 - Quartz $ 300 (=~ ¥ 29412)
North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan
small cabinet - 9.3 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Quartz from North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak112a.jpg] Quartz from North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak112b.jpg]

Floater specimen of faden Quartz with the majority of the specimen a flat, tabular form. Undamaged.


NA954 - Serandite with Analcime $ 480 (=~ ¥ 47059)
Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 3.5 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Serandite with Analcime from Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na954a.jpg] Serandite with Analcime from Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na954b.jpg]

Single well terminated Serandite crystal, more elongated in form than most, with the classic association of white Analcime crystals.


A304 - Calcite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 24510)
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a304a.jpg] Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a304b.jpg]

Translucent yelow/green Calcite crystal from a new find. An unusual neon color similar to Brazilianite color. Only 2 flats of this material were available at the show with one Chinese dealer, and 90% of those were only partial crystals, this one being one of the best complete crystals.


A305 - Calcite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 29412)
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a305a.jpg] Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a305b.jpg]

Translucent yelow/green Calcite crystal from a new find. An unusual neon color similar to Brazilianite color. Only two flats of this material was avilable at the show with one Chinese dealer, and 90% of them were only partial crystals, this one being one of the best complete crystals.


E519 - Manganite $ 2500 (=~ ¥ 245098)
Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519c.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519d.jpg]

Cluster of large crystals of Manganite, with individual crystals to 2.5cm tall and 1.2cm across on the terminations. Ex. Ralph Merril and W.F. Davidson collections. The Merril label indicates it was purchased in 1954 for $350.


A306 - Quartz with Calcite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 19608)
Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306a.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306b.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306c.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306d.jpg]

Lustrous and sharp sceptered Quartz crystal associated with peach colored Calcite crystals. Undamaged.



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