Selected Specimens

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A839 - Anatase with Chlorite included Quartz $ 500 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 300
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 14 x 10 x 6 cm


Anatase with Chlorite included Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a839a.jpg] Anatase with Chlorite included Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a839b.jpg] Anatase with Chlorite included Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a839c.jpg] Anatase with Chlorite included Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a839d.jpg]

Large matrix Anatase specimen. Front side features sparkling white Albite covered matrix with 4 large Anatase to 1cm with clear Quartz crystals, many green due to Chlorite inclusions. The backside is also covered by Albite and has numerous chlorite included Quartz crystals and about 10 more Anatase crystals.


A855 - Anatase on Albite with Quartz $ 250
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855a.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855b.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855c.jpg]

Anatase crystals to 14mm set in snow-white, sparkling Albite crystals with transparent Quartz crystals.


NA409 - Smithsonite $ 200
Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na409a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na409b.jpg]

Fine sky blue botryoidal Smithsonite. This type has a more blue color than is typical and a bright, shimmering surface luster.


AF740 - Erythrite $ 400
Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740a.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740b.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740c.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740d.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740e.jpg] Erythrite from Agoudal Quarry, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af740f.jpg]

Usually found as tightly grouped clusters of crystals, this specimen with an isolated 2cm crystal set in Quartz really stands out from the crowd.


A139 - Ferberite on Quartz $ 360
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139a.jpg] Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139b.jpg] Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139c.jpg]

Sharply formed Ferberite crystal fronting a clear Quartz crystal, both accented by small clusters of mica. I purchased this from Debbie Meng many years ago (10?) just as production from the Yaogangxian mine was hitting the market, and it has been in my collection every since. Undamaged, well balanced, and displays great.


AF721 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 3900
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 1 cm


Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721f.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721g.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721h.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721i.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721j.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721k.jpg]

Killer Tanzanite thumbnail that's also a great association piece too.  Fine, gemmy blue Tanzanite crystal with excellent luster and great transparency with attached large, single Prehnite crystals (analyzed) on the backside. Prehnite from Merelani is usually seen as rounded aggregates, yet on this specimen they occur as individual crystals to 7mm wide. In addition to the Prehnite, there are white crystals of an unidentified mineral also attached to the backside. A very nice Tanzanite, undamaged with TOP luster, good color and highly gemmy.


NA457 - Malachite after Azurite $ 240 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 144
Milpillas, Cananea Dist., Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas, Cananea Dist., Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na457a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas, Cananea Dist., Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na457b.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of velvety Malachite replacing Azurite. Very end of one tip missing, otherwise undamaged. No longer being found.


NA473 - Calcite on Conichalcite $ 150
Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473a.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473b.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473c.jpg]

Translucent Calcite crystals to 2.4cm.


A639 - Beryllonite $ 300
Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 4.6 x 3.0 x 2 cm


Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a639a.jpg] Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a639b.jpg] Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a639c.jpg]

Double terminated crystal with good fiber optic qualities. Similar to the polished Ulexite ofter seen, you can see printed words through the crystal when placed on newsprint (though not nearly as well as Ulexite).


A640 - Beryllonite with Quartz $ 300
Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 3.2 x 2.0 x 2 cm


Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640a.jpg] Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640b.jpg] Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640c.jpg]

Double terminated Beryllonite with an attached double terminated Quartz.


A645 - Clinozoisite $ 380
Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 2.0 x 2 cm


Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645b.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645c.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645d.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645e.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645f.jpg]

Undamaged floater cluster, main crystal is 5.7cm long, double terminated, better transparency than most.


E101 - Cuprite $ 200
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101a.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101b.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101c.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101d.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprite,complete all around, contacted on the bottom. Good large crystals to 2.4cm in longest dimension, with bevelled edges.


E103 - Cuprite with Miersite $ 450
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103a.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103b.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with associated bright yellow Miersite (member of the chlorargyrite group on minerals). Only a small number of these speciemns had the asociated Miersite. Complete, undamged floater specimen with no points of contact.


E104 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 600
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm


Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with associated Silver and Copper. Complete undamaged floater with no points of contact, crystals to 1.7cm.


E108 - Cuprite with Silver $ 275
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e108a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e108b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e108c.jpg]

Two intergrown octahedral Cuprite crystals with attached Silver. Complete undamaged floater though smaller crystal has an indented growth on one face.



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