Selected Specimens

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AF647 - Tanzanite $ 2000
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647d.jpg]

Fine quality Tanzanite, undamaged with good luster. Trichroic with nice red color when viewed from the top.


AF691 - Carrollite $ 550
Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af691a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af691b.jpg]

A pair of highly lustrous Carrollite crystals attached to the face of a Calcite rhomb. Largest crystal is 1.1cm.


E597 - Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e597a.jpg] Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e597b.jpg] Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e597c.jpg]

4cm wide by 3.5cm tall crystal of Pyrrhotite that has been replaced by Pyrite, coated by pale pink spheres of Rhodochrosite.


E602 - Semseyite $ 300
Herja, Romania
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Semseyite from Herja, Romania [db_pics/pics/e602a.jpg] Semseyite from Herja, Romania [db_pics/pics/e602b.jpg]

Bright crystal groups of this uncommon lead and antimony sulfosalt well distibuted across the entire surface. Associated with Sphalerite and Quartz.


E604 - Galena with Sphalerite $ 95
Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.6 cm


Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604a.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604b.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604c.jpg]

Mirror lustrous Galena crystals with Sphalerite. Best is a 2.3cm upright spinel twin.


E609 - Sphalerite $ 150
Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609a.jpg] Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609b.jpg] Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609c.jpg] Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609d.jpg]

Sharply formed, lustrous black tetrahedral crystals of Sphalerite, some with small Sphalerites growing fromt he sides of the alrger crystals. Fine quality crystals.


NA213 - Pyrargyrite $ 800
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na213a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na213b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na213c.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na213d.jpg]

Thick, lustrous, and complete Pyrargyrite that lights up a bright cherry red with backlighting. Undamaged, acquired from the Gebhard collection.


NA215 - Silver $ 1600
Kearsarge Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Silver from Kearsarge Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/na215a.jpg] Silver from Kearsarge Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/na215b.jpg] Silver from Kearsarge Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/na215c.jpg]

Dramatic cluster of angular Silver crystals, capped by a superb 1.2cm crystal. Tiny amounts of Copper are present on some of the crystal faces.  Nothing but good, large crystals. Fine!


NA229 - Copper $ 300
Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229a.jpg] Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229b.jpg] Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229c.jpg] Copper from Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan [db_pics/pics/na229d.jpg]

Well crystallized, arborescent group of Copper crystals with a nice patina.


NA230 - Acanthite, Polybasite $ 800 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 480
Guanajuato, Mexico
cabinet - 10 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Acanthite, Polybasite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na230a.jpg] Acanthite, Polybasite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na230b.jpg] Acanthite, Polybasite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na230c.jpg] Acanthite, Polybasite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na230d.jpg]

Solid mass of Acanthite and Polybasite crystals - there are hundreds of Polybasite crystals along with tiny cubes of Acanthite. This specimen came out of a collection that was built in the 1970s, so dates back at least to the 70s.


NA248 - Cuprian Adamite $ 450
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 2 cm
ex.  Brett Keller


Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248c.jpg]

Showy specimen of Cuprian Adamite on Calcite with crystals to 1.3 cm long. Good sized crystals that present dramatically for display.


AF352 - Smithsonite $ 900
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af352d.jpg]

Large white rhombs that reach 1.5cm wide in a near floater cluster - just one small point of attachment in center of backside. Bright white on the front with reddish brown colored crystals on the backside - crystals on backside are just as lustrous on the front. No matrix, nothing but very high quality crystals and no damage, very good specimen.


AF380 - Tanzanite $ 2400
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380c.jpg]

Gem Tanzanite crystal with Calcite and another partial crystal in fron that realy sets off the main crystal. Beautiful specimen.


AF385 - Tanzanite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af385a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af385b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af385c.jpg]

Complete and gemmy Tanzanite crystal with a smaller crystal growing off the main, with attached Graphite and tiny Diopside.


AF388 - Pyrite on Tanzanite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388a.jpg] Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388b.jpg] Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388c.jpg]

Single Tanzanite crystal with a Pyrite crystal attached to one side of the crystal. Pyrite is not unusual from Merelani, but Tanzanite specimens with attached pyrite are uncommon, especially those with the pyrite perched so aesthetically on the Tanzanite. The Tanzanite is also a bi-color with a yellow termination over a blue body color. Unusual addition to a Merelani suite.



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