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J443 - Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin $ 400
Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 7.7 x 6.3 x 4.5 cm


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Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443a.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443b.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443c.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443d.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443e.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443f.jpg] Quartz cluster with Japan Law Twin from Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/J443g.jpg]

A superb group of flattened, translucent, and frosted Quartz crystals with the two largest forming a 7.8cm wide classic Japan Law Twin pair. No damage to any of the main crystals with the only visible contact being the point of attachment on the bottom. A beautiful classic Quartz presentation from the famous Washington Camp locality in Arizona. The specimen is accompanied by a wonderful accounting of it's provenance noted in the highly detailed label of Bob Trimingham.


J445 - Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar $ 240
Erongo Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.4 x 2.7 cm


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Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445a.jpg] Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445b.jpg] Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445c.jpg] Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445d.jpg]

A pair of dark purple Amethyst crystals stand upright on a sculptural matrix of white Microcline Feldspar crystals. No damage to this aesthetic species combination.


J447 - Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite $ 220
Cavnic, Romania
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.0 x 6.0 cm


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Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447a.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447b.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447c.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447d.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447e.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447.mp4]

A pair of large, double-terminated, Smoky Quartz crystals in parallel with each other, with a nice accent of brassy Pyrite crystals, faint pink color Manganocalcite, and white Calcite crystals. A beautiful combination of species with no apparant damage and only minimal chipping on the bottom.


J464 - Azurite on Malachite $ 175
Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah
thumbnail - 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah [db_pics/pics/J464a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah [db_pics/pics/J464b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah [db_pics/pics/J464c.jpg]

A classic Azurite rose-shaped crystal group on green Malachite. It's an aesthetic specimen with bright, lustrous crystals, and is complete all around. Ex. Hawthorneden Collection.


J450 - Andorite $ 220
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450a.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450b.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450c.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450d.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450e.jpg]

A cluster of silver-black Andorite crystals, a rare Lead, Silver, Antimony sulfide, intermixed with brassy color Pyrite and clusters of needle-like Jamesonite crystals. The best examples of the species have come from Bolivia. This one features numerous small, steel-grey color crystals that are multi-layered with an oriented growth pattern.


J454 - Stephanite $ 300
Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J454d.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J454e.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/j454a.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/j454b.jpg]

Bright metallic crystals of the Silver sulfosalt Stephanite in a group on contrasting white granular Quartz. A superb and rare Stephanite and Quartz combination from Fresnillo.


J458 - Prehnite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.1 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458c.jpg]

Gemmy bright lemon yellow crystal group of Prehnite in a spherical grouping with sharp ridges of crystals. A small amount of silver-gray Graphite can be seen on one side. The quality of the Prehnite excellent with big blocky crystals extending out of the main cluster, good luster, and very translucent. Minor contact or cleaving to a few areas. These are superb for Prehnite.


J474 - Pyromorphite $ 275
9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.4 cm


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Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474a.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474b.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite came from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows botryoidal crystals with both orange and yellow-green color and high luster. No damage other than at the edges, essentially solid Pyromorphite. Ex. John Barlow Collection.


J455 - Prehnite $ 220
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.0 x 3.8 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455d.jpg]

Gemmy bright lemon yellow Prehnite in a spherical grouping with sharp ridges of crystals. A small amount of silver-gray Graphite can be seen on one side. The quality of the Prehnite is superb with big crystals extending out of the main group with good luster and very translucent. Only minor contact and cleaving in a few areas.


J680 - Calcite with Duftite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9.0 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680a.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680b.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680c.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j680d.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j680e.jpg]

Mound-shaped matrix covered by green Duftite and small Calcite crystals with groupings and single larger Calcites to 3.5cm. Minor chipping to some edges but in overall great condition and very showy from all angles, good from all sides. A very sculptural and attractive Calcite.


J419 - Smithsonite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of yellow Smithsonite crystals on matrix. Crystals reach 2cm in size. A good example of Tsumeb Smithsonite, considered teh world's best, and no longer being found.


TS254 - Azurite $ 1650
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254e.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254f.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254g.jpg]

Divergent sprays of Azurite crystals on a bit of white matrix. These are the uncommon GEM Azurites from Tsumeb that show great color and transparency when backlit.  Good pointed termination on most crystals.  A few crystals have ragged, unterminated ends but these are natural and not damaged. A rare old treasure.


J693 - Quartz on Fluorite $ 180
Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 8.0 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J693a.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J693b.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J693c.jpg]

Yellow Fluorite cubes to 3.5cm on edge with attached clear Quartz crystals, so clear they practically dissappear on the surfaces of the Fluorite. Translucent to transparent with good color saturation.


J695 - Quartz on Fluorite $ 150
Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.0 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J695a.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J695b.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J695c.jpg]

Yellow Fluorite cubes to 2.4cm on edge with attached drusy Quartz crystals to selected surfaces of the Fluorite. Translucent to transparent with good color saturation.


J699 - Brookite in Quartz $ 200
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm


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Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J699a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J699b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J699c.jpg]

Bright and transparent Quartz crystal with inclusions of Brookite crystals. This is an excellent example with long Brookite crystals, some of which are fully included in the Quartz and others that partially extend out of the Quartz. The central Brookite extends from the base of the Quartz right up the middle to the very tip of the Quartz! The Quartz is also mostly recrystallized on the base. Great crystal!!

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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
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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