Selected Specimens

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SM284 - Diopside $ 140
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM284a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM284b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM284c.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM284d.jpg]

Undamaged crystal cluster with two tiny crystals grown atop the termination of the main crystal. Top color and transparent at the terminations.


SM288 - Rose Quartz $ 250
Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM288a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM288b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM288c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of Rose Quartz crystals with large, distinct crystals of high sharpness and luster.


SM289 - Marcasite on Galena $ 250
Joplin, Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289a.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289b.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289c.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289d.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289e.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289f.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289g.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289h.jpg]

Undamaged floater specimen composed of a Galena cube covered on one side by Marcasite crystals. A USA classic of uncommon quality.


SM294 - Wulfenite $ 150
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 2 cm


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Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294c.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294d.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294e.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294f.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294g.jpg]

Cluster of yellow Wulfenite crystals from recent finds at Mapimi. The crystals are distinctive in that each crystal has a brown psuedomorphed Wulfenite or coated Wulfenite adjacent to it. This one is also unusual in that there is a green coating on the edges of each of the brown crystals, only one like it I saw.


SM295 - Scorodite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295a.jpg] Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295b.jpg] Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295c.jpg] Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295d.jpg] Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295e.jpg]

Sharp lustrous scorodite crystals to 8mm, intergrwon with bright golden pyrites. The crystals from slightly translucent blue to darker, almost black.


C606 - Calcite with oriented Pyrite $ 300
Freiberg, Germany
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


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Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606a.jpg] Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606b.jpg] Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606c.jpg] Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606d.jpg]

Stacked, flat Calcite crystals with 'Mercedes Benz' inclusions of Pyrite. Comes with an old German label.


C607 - Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite $ 950
Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c607a.jpg] Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c607b.jpg] Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c607c.jpg] Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c607d.jpg]

Light brown and transparent Phosgenite crystal on matrix. The termination is partially etched but with large flat surfaces and undamaged. To the right is a twinned Cerussite crystal and on the back left are terminated yellow crystals of Anglesite.


C612 - Diaboleite $ 500
Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


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Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612a.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612b.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612c.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612d.jpg]

Colorful and rare specimen from Tiger featuring massive Diaboleite and Diaboleite crystals in small vugs and across the top. Main crystal 7mm wide and translucent. It is a bright 'Linarite" blue, with edge wear across the top edge.


C614 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 650
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614c.jpg]

Green Cuprian Smithsonite rhombs lining a vug in matrix.


C615 - Spessartine with Quartz $ 350
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm


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Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615a.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615b.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615c.jpg]

Gemmy red orange Spessartine crystals surround the base of a transparent smokey Quartz crystal.


C616 - Vivianite $ 400
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


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Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616a.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616b.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616c.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616d.jpg]

Terminated translucent purple Vivianite crystals on matrix. Classic old USA specimen that is now hard to find.


C617 - Sphalerite $ 400
Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617a.jpg] Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617b.jpg] Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617c.jpg]

Irridescent purple blue Sphalerite crystals on Quartz, the color reminiscent of Covellite. Beautiful specimen out of an old collection.


C618 - Amethyst after Calcite $ 350
Ro Grande do Sul, Brazil
cabinet - 15 x 7 x 6 cm


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Amethyst after Calcite from Ro Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c618a.jpg] Amethyst after Calcite from Ro Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c618b.jpg] Amethyst after Calcite from Ro Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c618c.jpg]

Large hexagonal Calcite crystal that has been replaced by Amethyst. The specimen is covered in a druse of Amethyst crystals except for one side which shows some residual Calcite.


C620 - Diaspore $ 300
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
miniature - 5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620c.jpg]

Interconnected, gem quality V-twin Diaspore crystals. Weighs 12.5 grams.


SM211 - Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz $ 300
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
small cabinet - 6.4 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


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Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211b.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211c.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211d.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211e.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211f.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211g.jpg]

A beautiful specimen hosting sharp black babingtonite crystals with light green prehnite on Quartz points. It's a 'floater' with no apparent point of attachment and no visible damage to any of the species. This example is in pristine condition and is as superb classic from this Chinese locality.

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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
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