Selected Specimens

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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.


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.


AF758 - Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite $ 800
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758a.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758b.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758c.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758d.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758e.jpg]

Water clear 2.8cm Quartz crystal attached to the front of a partial Tanzanite crystal. Some small, bright yellow Prehnite crystals add some color contrast to this unusual specimen. The left side of the Quartz crystal is coated by a druse of white Prehnite, and there are even some Graphite crystals attached.


AF763 - Tanzanite $ 4500
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763d.jpg]

Glassy bi-color crystal, blue base with a yellow termination. This crystal has superb luster and unusually uniform shape, retaining an even 8mm thickness all the way from the base to the termination. The yellow zone is facet grade and the blue zone, while having some internal fractures, is still mostly transparent - you can read through most of the crystal. Just a few tiny, trivial nicks otherwise totally undamaged. This is one of, if not the best of these yellow/blue bi-color crystals I have ever seen.


NA609 - Epidote $ 550
Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Epidote from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/na609a.jpg] Epidote from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/na609b.jpg] Epidote from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/na609c.jpg] Epidote from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California [db_pics/pics/na609d.jpg]

Large, single Epidote crystal with impressive size and an unusual multiple termination that has a satiny sheen as light relects across its surface. This locality has produced great Epidote crystals over the years - they are not transparent but have great form and large size. This crystal was mined in 2011 and is the biggest of the 30 or so crystals found.


AF529 - Carrollite $ 250
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af529a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af529b.jpg]

Cluster of 5 mirror lustrous Carrollite crystals, and one Chalcopyrite crystal, in a cluster on white Calcite. Largest crystal is 1.1 cm wide.


AF531 - Carrollite $ 400
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af531a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af531b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af531c.jpg]

Superb thumbnail specimen composed of mirror lustrous Carrollite crystals atop a thin rhombic Calcite crystal. Crystals are octahedral in shape with the largest crystal 1.5 cm wide.



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