Selected Specimens

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C472 - Smithsonite $ 350
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4 cm


Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c472a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c472b.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c472c.jpg]

Bright pink satiny Smithsonite without matrix. Great color, no damage.


C473 - Copper $ 2400
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 10 x 8.5 x 2.0 cm


Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c473a.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c473b.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c473c.jpg]

Grouping of Copper crystals with a rich red patina. Ex. Peter Bancroft specimen.


C474 - Mangano Calcite with Quartz $ 390
Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c474a.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c474b.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c474c.jpg]

A 3.7cm pink, scalenohedral Manganocalcite crystal, partially coated by drusy Quartz, adjacent to a mound of Quartz crystals. Clean and undamaged.


C475 - Prehnite $ 550
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals on Graphite. Such Prehnites have come out sporadically from Merelani over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big crystals with individuals to 1.6cm wide. The lower back edge is contacted, otherwise nothing but great crystals sticking out in various directions. A good one for the find.


C477 - Barite $ 350
Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c477a.jpg] Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c477b.jpg]

A stunner of a Barite specimen with water clear, glassy crystals on matrix. Main crystal is 3cm and undamaged.


C479 - Benitoite $ 1600
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479d.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Benitoite to 2.1cm on schist matrix with white Natrolite. This specimen has two qualities which most do not have - deep blue color and good luster. The color is as good as it gets and the luster is good. A small shallow nick on the large crystal is the only detraction I could find. Uncommon to find them this good!


C480 - Epidote on Feldspar $ 750
Baja California, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Epidote on Feldspar from Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c480a.jpg] Epidote on Feldspar from Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c480b.jpg] Epidote on Feldspar from Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c480c.jpg]

Terminated green Epidote crystal rising out of the center of large white Feldspar crystals. This is an old John Sinkankas specimen with his number 'JS EP12' affixed to the backside. The termination faces are slightly etched but undamaged. Both a good Baja Epidote specimen and a historic specimen.


BEN1 - Benitoite $ 8000
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
cabinet - 11 x 10 x 4 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ben1a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ben1b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ben1c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ben1d.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ben1e.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ben1f.jpg]

Old Benitoite specimen with exceptionally good coverage of crystals. There is a 1.2cm triple term at the lower right, and in the center is a 2cm triple terminated crystal, though one termination could be better exposed by removing some more Natrolite. This is out a collection built in the 1970s and it has not been cleaned at all since then, so likey could be improved with modern cleaning/preparation methods. There is also no damage except along the very edges and part of a ridge of matrix that rises up at the upper right. I've only ever seen a small number os specimens of this size with such dense coverage of Benitoite.


C485 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1500
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485e.jpg]

Azurite partially altered to Malchite, with the Malachite forming fine 'bulls-eye' patterns. The Azurite is sharply formed with lustrous faces. The back is a large 10cm partial crystal and there are 2 terminated Azurite crystals attached to the front, the best is 5cm tall and grown out away from the largest crystal.


C486 - Inesite $ 450
Hale Creek, Trinity Co., California
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


Inesite from Hale Creek, Trinity Co., California [db_pics/pics/c486a.jpg] Inesite from Hale Creek, Trinity Co., California [db_pics/pics/c486b.jpg] Inesite from Hale Creek, Trinity Co., California [db_pics/pics/c486c.jpg]

Bright pink crystals of Inesite on matrix from the classic California locality. Great color and the most distinct, isolated crystals of any Inesite I've ever had from this locality. Individual crystals to 2cm in length. Out of an old collection built in the 1960s and 1970s.


C487 - Azurite on Malachite $ 4500
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
large cabinet - 19 x 16 x 4.0 cm


Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c487a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c487b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c487c.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c487d.jpg]

Bright blue, spherical crystal groups of Azurite atop rolling hills of satiny Malachite. A large, flat specimen that would add a huge amount of color to any display. Undamaged, historic specimen out of an old collection built in the 1960s and 1970s.


C488 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 650
Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 4.5 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite with Quartz from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c488a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c488b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c488c.jpg]

Cluster of gemmy green Fluorite octahedra with a coating of drusy Quartz on the backside. The largest crystal is 3.5 cm and the smaller crystal is especially transparent. Clean and undamaged. Stunning specimen.


C489 - Silver $ 750
Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Silver from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c489a.jpg] Silver from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c489b.jpg] Silver from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c489c.jpg]

Highly aesthetic, showy display Silver specimen with sheets of solid Silver protruding from a Calcite rich rock matrix. The matrix appears to have been stabilized.


C490 - Phenakite $ 1500
Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Middle Urals, Russia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 5 cm


Phenakite from Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Middle Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c490a.jpg] Phenakite from Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Middle Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c490b.jpg] Phenakite from Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Middle Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c490c.jpg]

Huge 5.5cm Phenakite crystal in matrix from the classic emerald and alexandrite mining area of Russia. This is a complete crystal in schist and one the nicer display specimens of this material I have seen. Out of an old collection built in the 1960s and 1970s.


C491 - Rutile on Hematite on Quartz $ 1000
Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491a.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491b.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491c.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491d.jpg]

Epitaxial red Rutile on Hematite crystals on a water clear, glassy crystal of light smokey Quartz. The Quartz crystal is 6cm tall and undamaged. The Hematite crystals reach 1.7cm in size.



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