Selected Specimens

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C464 - Silver $ 600
Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.4 x 2.0 cm


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Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464a.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464b.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464c.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464d.jpg]

Thick, ropey Silver wire rising up off a small bit of matrix. The wire rises up then does a U-turn back down towards the base, with another thick wire flaring off the top of the curve. The wires reach 5mm in thickness.


C465 - Silver $ 280
Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2.0 cm


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Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c465a.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c465b.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c465c.jpg]

Sturdy 2-3mm Silver wire from the famous Uchuchacua Mine in Peru. The main wire rises up then branches out into 4 separate wires at the top.


C467 - Apophyllite $ 290
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c467a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c467b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c467c.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips.


C468 - Cerussite $ 240
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c468a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c468b.jpg]

Floater specimen of Cerussite crystals on matrix with green Duftite. Crystallized all around with a perfectly centered 'snowflake' Cerussite crystal of 1.3cm. Insignificant damage to some crystals.


C470 - Azurite with Malachite $ 2800
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 12.5 x 10 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c470a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c470b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c470c.jpg]

Flat matrix partially covered by bubbly Malachite which is in turn covered by bright, sparkly Azurite. Essentially undamaged with only one or two very slight bruises along edges. Showy and rare specimen that has been in a collection since the 1970s. A gorgeous specimen, brighter and more sparkly than photos.


C471 - Hemimorphite $ 600
Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4 cm


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Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c471a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c471b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c471c.jpg]

Thick layer of Hemimorphite over matrix. The Hemimorphite is transluscent with superb color, the best for the find in my opinion. Perfect and undamaged.


C472 - Smithsonite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4 cm


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Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c472a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c472b.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c472c.jpg]

Bright pink satiny Smithsonite without matrix. Great color, no damage.


C473 - Copper $ 3500
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 10 x 8.5 x 2.0 cm


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Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c473a.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c473b.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c473c.jpg]

Grouping of Copper crystals with a rich red patina. Ex. Peter Bancroft specimen.


C474 - Mangano Calcite with Quartz $ 390
Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c474a.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c474b.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c474c.jpg]

A 3.7cm pink, scalenohedral Manganocalcite crystal, partially coated by drusy Quartz, adjacent to a mound of Quartz crystals. Clean and undamaged.


C475 - Prehnite $ 550
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals on Graphite. Such Prehnites have come out sporadically from Merelani over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big crystals with individuals to 1.6cm wide. The lower back edge is contacted, otherwise nothing but great crystals sticking out in various directions. A good one for the find.


C477 - Barite $ 350
Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c477a.jpg] Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c477b.jpg]

A stunner of a Barite specimen with water clear, glassy crystals on matrix. Main crystal is 3cm and undamaged.


C485 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1500
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485e.jpg]

Azurite partially altered to Malchite, with the Malachite forming fine 'bulls-eye' patterns. The Azurite is sharply formed with lustrous faces. The back is a large 10cm partial crystal and there are 2 terminated Azurite crystals attached to the front, the best is 5cm tall and grown out away from the largest crystal.


C488 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 650
Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 4.5 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite with Quartz from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c488a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c488b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c488c.jpg]

Cluster of gemmy green Fluorite octahedra with a coating of drusy Quartz on the backside. The largest crystal is 3.5 cm and the smaller crystal is especially transparent. Clean and undamaged. Stunning specimen.


C489 - Silver $ 750
Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Silver from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c489a.jpg] Silver from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c489b.jpg] Silver from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c489c.jpg]

Highly aesthetic, showy display Silver specimen with sheets of solid Silver protruding from a Calcite rich rock matrix. The matrix appears to have been stabilized.


C491 - Rutile on Hematite on Quartz $ 1000
Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491a.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491b.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491c.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491d.jpg]

Epitaxial red Rutile on Hematite crystals on a water clear, glassy crystal of light smokey Quartz. The Quartz crystal is 6cm tall and undamaged. The Hematite crystals reach 1.7cm in size.
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