Selected Specimens

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T664 - Malachite on Mimetite $ 1500
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Malachite on Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t664a.jpg] Malachite on Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t664b.jpg] Malachite on Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t664c.jpg]

Unique thumbnail specimen of star-shaped Mimetite with attached Malachite. Fully crystallized all around with only one tiny point of contact on the backside. With a little imagination you can see a starfish with Malachite eyes and mouth. Never seen one like this before. From the collection of Rob Smith.


T665 - Andradite after Gaudefroyite $ 300
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Andradite after Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t665a.jpg] Andradite after Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t665b.jpg] Andradite after Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t665c.jpg]

Sharply formed psuedomorph of Andradite that has replaced a single, rather large Gaudyfroyite crystal. The crystals is a uniform dark red in color with some residual slivers of Gaudefroyite on the surface. From the collection of Rob Smith.


T666 - Norrishite with Sugilite $ 150
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
miniature - 3.3 x 2 x 1 cm


Norrishite with Sugilite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t666a.jpg] Norrishite with Sugilite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t666b.jpg]

Microcrystals of Norrishite with purple Sugilite.


T667 - Cerussite $ 600
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t667a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t667b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t667c.jpg]

Cross-shaped crystal of Cerussite. There is slight edge chipping present, but the formation is different than most and unusual.


T669 - Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite, Quartz $ 450
Kambove Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 4.2 x 2 cm


Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite, Quartz from Kambove Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t669a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite, Quartz from Kambove Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t669b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite, Quartz from Kambove Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t669c.jpg]

Gem-like small Quartz crystals and dark green Kolwezite on bright purple/pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals.


T674 - Tourmaline $ 1200
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 6 cm


Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674d.jpg]

Massive single, well terminated green Tourmaline crystal with highly fibrous, hair-like structure in areas. Broad, flat termination slopes gently back towards the side wtihteh hair-like growth. Can be displayed from one side as a typical (but huge) Tourmaline, or from the other side showing the hair-like fibrous structures.


T676 - Vanadinite $ 800
Mibladen, Morocco
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 3 cm


Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676c.jpg]

Fine quality Vanadinite specimen loaded with red crystals to 2cm over a thin matrix, essentially nothing but crystals. Undamaged. The pics say it all.


T678 - Amethyst $ 80
Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 4.4 x 2 x 2 cm


Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t678a.jpg] Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t678b.jpg] Amethyst from Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t678c.jpg]

Transparent light purple Amethyst crystals with main crystal a lovely scepter.


T679 - Clinoatacamite with Selenite $ 1200
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
cabinet - 14 x 11.5 x 6 cm


Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679c.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679d.jpg]

Large open vug lined with Quartz over Chrysocolla with isolated clusters of dark green Clinoatacamite. At the lower right is a single 4cm Selenite crystal grown over a Clinoatacamite cluster. Uncommon for both overall size and the great isolation of the crystal clusters. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens.


T680 - Diaspore $ 300
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
small cabinet - 9 x 5.7 x 2 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t680a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t680b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t680c.jpg]

Large single Diaspore crystal with typical ragged/contacted ends. Good gem sections in areas. This crystal displays multiple signs of fracturing and rehealing (noted by lighter colored lateral lines) resulting in a naturally 'bent' crystal, the same phenomenon that is sometimes seen in tourmaline crystals.


T685 - Copper $ 280
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 2 cm


Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685c.jpg]

Well crystallized branching group of Copper with attached Quartz crystals and unidentified yellow mineralization.


T686 - Copper $ 450
Onganja, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 5 cm


Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686a.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686b.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686c.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686d.jpg]

Heavy mass of Copper crystals from the famous Onganja Mine. This specimen is displayable from all angles and has a wide range of crystal sizes from very fine branching crystals up to individuals to over 2cm in size.


T687 - Copper $ 450
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 5 cm


Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687d.jpg]

Heavy mass of Copper crystals. This specimen is displayable from all angles and has a wide range of crystal sizes from finer branching crystals up to individuals to over 2cm in size.


C216 - Calcite with Pyrite $ 300
Chenzhou, Hunan, China
cabinet - 15 x 14 x 6 cm


Calcite with Pyrite from Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c216a.jpg] Calcite with Pyrite from Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c216b.jpg] Calcite with Pyrite from Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c216c.jpg]

Light pink Calcite crystals to 8cm with attached and included Pyrite crystals. Looks as if the Calcite was shot with a shotgun. Unusual new material.


C156 - Diamond $ 1200
Argyle Mine, Australia
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 1 cm


Diamond from Argyle Mine, Australia [db_pics/pics/c156a.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Australia [db_pics/pics/c156b.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Australia [db_pics/pics/c156c.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Australia [db_pics/pics/c156d.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal with stepped edges in areas.Gemmy but with internal crazing and a light brown color. Weighs 6.35 carats.



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