Selected Specimens

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T810 - Copper $ 250
Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 11.8 x 6 x 1 cm


Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810a.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810b.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810c.jpg] Copper from Santa Rita Mine, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t810d.jpg]

Flattened cluster of elongated Copper crystals with a good red patina. Good on both sides.


T811 - Copper $ 300
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 8 x 5.5 cm


Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t811a.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t811b.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t811c.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t811d.jpg]

Thick, heavy mass of Copper crystals. Nothing but crystal all around that get larger as they grade towards the top surface. Bisbee Copper specimens are fairly uncommon.


T812 - Wulfenite $ 150
Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm


Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t812a.jpg] Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t812b.jpg] Wulfenite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t812c.jpg]

Small but stunning undamaged gem of a Wulfenite. Great color and luster.


T814 - Rosasite $ 150
Arizona, USA
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 4.5 cm


Rosasite from Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t814a.jpg] Rosasite from Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t814b.jpg] Rosasite from Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t814c.jpg] Rosasite from Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t814d.jpg]

Blue Rosasite lining vugs on both sides of specimen.


T815 - Aragonite $ 150
San Luis Obispo, California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 8 x 7 cm


Aragonite from San Luis Obispo, California, USA [db_pics/pics/t815a.jpg] Aragonite from San Luis Obispo, California, USA [db_pics/pics/t815b.jpg] Aragonite from San Luis Obispo, California, USA [db_pics/pics/t815c.jpg]

Coral-like formation of Aragonite crystals. The Aragonite grades up from pink at the base to white.


T816 - Strengite, Kidwellite $ 300
Three Oak Gap, Polk Co., Arkansas, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Strengite, Kidwellite from Three Oak Gap, Polk Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/t816a.jpg] Strengite, Kidwellite from Three Oak Gap, Polk Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/t816b.jpg] Strengite, Kidwellite from Three Oak Gap, Polk Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/t816c.jpg]

Colorful specimen with purple Strengite on green Kidwellite with other phosphates Beraunite, Dufrenite, and Cacoxenite. Comes with a Kidwell label!! A Kidwellite from the Kidwell collection.


T818 - Scheelite $ 350
California, USA
large cabinet - 15.5 x 7 x 6 cm


Scheelite from California, USA [db_pics/pics/t818a.jpg] Scheelite from California, USA [db_pics/pics/t818b.jpg] Scheelite from California, USA [db_pics/pics/t818c.jpg]

A large 6cm Scheelite crystal partially exposed from a Quartz matrix. This came from an old collection and the exact locality is unknown, however this is a huge scheelite from ANY California locality, as most California Scheelite are in the 1-2cm size range.


T819 - Almandine $ 180
Wrangell, Alaska, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Almandine from Wrangell, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/t819a.jpg] Almandine from Wrangell, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/t819b.jpg] Almandine from Wrangell, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/t819c.jpg]

A 2.4cm Almandine garnet in matrix. A large sized garnet for the locality with just one small chip, otherwise perfect.


T821 - Calcite $ 75
Borrego Hot Springs, California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Calcite from Borrego Hot Springs, California, USA [db_pics/pics/t821a.jpg] Calcite from Borrego Hot Springs, California, USA [db_pics/pics/t821b.jpg] Calcite from Borrego Hot Springs, California, USA [db_pics/pics/t821c.jpg]

cluster of Calcite crystals that are alternately transparent and pearly white. An interesting locality piece for a Calcite or California collector.


T823 - Calcite $ 150
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


Calcite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t823a.jpg] Calcite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t823b.jpg]

A particularly aesthetic example of the stalactitic Calcites from Bisbee with larger transparent crystals growing off the more opaque white stalactites.


T824 - Dioptase on Shattuckite $ 1500
Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824a.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824b.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t824c.jpg]

Colorful specimen of thick Dioptase cluster on blue Shattuckite. The Dioptase cluster is 2.3cm tall and undamaged.


T827 - Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite $ 3000
Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo
cabinet - 9.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm


Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827a.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827b.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827c.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827d.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827e.jpg]

Large open vug of blue Shattuckite over Dioptase. The Dioptase formerly covered larger Calcite crystals, which are now gone, only the tips of one or two crystals can be seen on the backside now, however their form is clearly evident from the inside of the vug. The specimen is almost entirely Dioptase and Shattuckite. An unusual feature of this specimen is the light, pearly luster on the surface of the Shattuckite, which is more typically a darker, matte luster. Rare and unusual.


T828 - Quartz faden $ 300
Grimsel Pass, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828a.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828b.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828c.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828d.jpg] Quartz faden from Grimsel Pass, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t828e.jpg]

Glassy smokey Quartz crystal in an unusual (for Switzerland) faden growth formation, sort of a faden gwindel. Complete and glassy all around but with a damaged area on the top.


T829 - Rhodochrosite $ 300
Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 2 cm


Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t829a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t829b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t829c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of Rhodochrosite with slight amounts of attached Calcite.


T830 - Rhodochrosite $ 1500
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.4 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t830a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t830b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t830c.jpg]

Cluster of gem red scalenohedral Rhodochrosite. Termination of main crystal is smooth but cleaved.



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