Selected Specimens

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SM133 - Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite $ 150
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.3 cm


Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133a.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133b.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133c.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133d.jpg]

Transparent single Quartz crystal intergrown with Arsenopyrite and Ferberite at the base. Undamaged and highly transparent.


SM142 - Aquamarine with Schorl $ 200
Erongo Mtns., Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM142a.jpg] Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM142b.jpg] Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM142c.jpg] Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM142d.jpg]

Transparent blue Aquamarine crystals with Schorl on a Feldspar matrix. Main crystals are clean and undamaged, with some edge crystals missing, some of which appear to have broken off in situ and naturally rehealed. Great display presence.


SM146 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 150
Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM146a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM146b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM146c.jpg]

Elongated pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals on matrix with crystals shoooting out in various directions. Essentially undamaged, with and breakage limited to the very edges where it broke away.


SM149 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 120
Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 5 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM149a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM149b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM149c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM149e.jpg]

Bright pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals on matrix. Undamaged.


SM136 - Wulfenite $ 120
San Francisco Mine, Magdelena, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Magdelena, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM136a.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Magdelena, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM136b.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Magdelena, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM136c.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Magdelena, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM136d.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Magdelena, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM136e.jpg]

Wulfenite crystals with Mimetite. Undamaged. Comes mounted in a plastic box with an old Schneiders label.


SM122 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 200
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122d.jpg]

Single crystal of Chrome Tourmaline, a vanadium rich Uvite/Dravite. Deep emerald green color and highly transluscent to transparent when backlit. Undamaged crystal 0f superb color!!!


C583 - Azurite $ 80
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583c.jpg]

Mound-shaped specimen of sparkling Azurite crystals. The majority of the matrix is gone, leaving a thick, hollow layer of Azurite. Undamaged.


C584 - Roweite, Olshanskyite $ 200
Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584a.jpg] Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584b.jpg] Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584c.jpg]

Crystals of brown Roweite and white Olshanskyite in crystal sizes and quality not seen before this find. Interestingly, the type locality for Roweite is Franklin, New Jersey, where only one specimen was found.


C585 - Clinoatacamite $ 450
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585c.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585d.jpg]

High quality specimen of Clinoatacamite crystal groups atop sparkling drusy Quartz crystals. Good isolated crystal groups of this rare species. The Lily Mine is now closed.


C586 - Brochantite on Cuprite $ 750
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586a.jpg] Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586b.jpg] Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586c.jpg] Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586d.jpg]

Thick crystal groups of green Brochanite atop Cuprite. Rare piece from Bisbee with unusually wide (to 7mm) crystal groups.


C588 - Carrollite $ 260
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c588a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c588b.jpg]

Highly lustrous Carrollite crystals to 7mm on matrix. From older finds out of an old collection.


C589 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 150
Kunar, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589c.jpg]

Neat specimen of a double-terminated Kunzite crystal with a removable layer of Stilbite on one side. Stilbite is uncommon in pegmatites.


C590 - Tanzanite $ 375
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c590a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c590b.jpg]

Unusual Tanzanite crystal that is yellow in one direction and blue with yellow when viewed from the other direction. Complete and undamaged with great glassy luster. Weighs 18.9 carats.


C593 - Apatite on Siderite $ 650
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593a.jpg] Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593b.jpg] Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593c.jpg] Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593d.jpg]

Glassy 1.8cm Apatite crystal attached to a Siderite crystal that is dusted with Pyrite. The Apatie has a blueish lavender color, with a darker blue stipe down the center, and is undamaged.


C594 - Galena with Pyrrhottite $ 200
Dal'negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 3 cm


Galena with Pyrrhottite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c594a.jpg] Galena with Pyrrhottite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c594b.jpg] Galena with Pyrrhottite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c594c.jpg] Galena with Pyrrhottite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c594d.jpg]

Grey, spinel-twinned Galena crystals with bright, lustrous Pyrrhottite crystalsAssociated with minor amounts of Sphalerite and small Quartz crystals. Showy, undamaged specimen.



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