Selected Specimens

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E109 - Cuprite with Silver and Miersite $ 200
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.3 x 2 cm


Cuprite with Silver and Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e109a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e109b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e109c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprite, largest 2.2 cm with associated Silver and small amounts of Copper. Complete all around, contacting on the bottom. Bottom has attached areas of yellow Miersite.


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 $ 300
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4cm wide by 3.5cm tall crystal of Pyrrhotite that has been replaced by Pyrite, coated by pale pink spheres of Rhodochrosite.


E601 - Anapaite in Fossil Bivalve $ 230
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


Anapaite in Fossil Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/e601a.jpg] Anapaite in Fossil Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/e601b.jpg] Anapaite in Fossil Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/e601c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Anapaite that formed within a fossilized bivalve shell.


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.


NA214 - Calcite $ 150
Norrie Mine, Gogebic Co. Michigan
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Calcite from Norrie Mine, Gogebic Co. Michigan [db_pics/pics/na214a.jpg] Calcite from Norrie Mine, Gogebic Co. Michigan [db_pics/pics/na214b.jpg] Calcite from Norrie Mine, Gogebic Co. Michigan [db_pics/pics/na214c.jpg]

Spherical Calcite 1.9cm in diameter with a pinkish hue. The Norrie Mine is an old iron mine and the Calcite sits atop a matrix of Limonite.


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!


A889 - Apophyllite $ 350
Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3 cm


Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/a889a.jpg] Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/a889b.jpg] Apophyllite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/a889c.jpg]

Amazing double terminated Apophyllite crystal atop stalactitic quartz. The Apop is 4cm wide. I used to import hundreds of Indian minerals years ago, and this one was one fo the select few out the many hundreds in those parcels that I kept for my collection.


A901 - Pyrhottite $ 400
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.2 cm


Pyrhottite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a901a.jpg] Pyrhottite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a901b.jpg] Pyrhottite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a901c.jpg]

Floater rosette of Pyrhottite, the best of a small lot purchased about 10 years ago.  These are not as well known as other minerals from Yaogangxian and are excellent specimens and a must for a Yaogangxian suite. Undamaged and pristine.


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
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.



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