Selected Specimens

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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.


C595 - Azurite $ 300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c595a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c595b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c595c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c595d.jpg]

Large, lustrous Azurite crystals that formed in a thick seam. It's not perfect, as the big crystals grew into both sides of the seam, but there are plenty or terminated crystals present and it's just darn impressive in size and volume of electric blue color.


C597 - Azurite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 1.3 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597d.jpg]

Cluster of blue Azurite crystals with jagged edges in places, which is an uncommon style from Tsumeb. There is a small chip on the termination, otherwise good. Transluscent blue on edges when backlit. Ex. Russel Jones, Carl Acosta collections and previous price of $185.


SM153 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153d.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153e.jpg]

Complete single 'Chrome Tourmaline', which is vanadium and chromium rich Dravite found in east Africa. Fine undamaged crystal with deep green color. Comes with a former dealer label showing a price of $750. I've set the minimum bid at less than half of the old dealer price.


SM158 - Bastnasite $ 150
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158a.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158b.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158c.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158d.jpg]

Fine quality Bastnasite specimen composed of a cluster of undamaged crystals to 1.6cm in size. Translucent yellow/brown in color. Complete all around and undamaged.


SM162 - Copper after Cuprite $ 120
Onganja, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm


Copper after Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM162a.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM162b.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM162c.jpg]

Undamaged floater cluster of Copper crystals that have replaced Cuprite crystals. Main crystals is 1.5cm.


SM171 - Eosphorite on Rose Quartz $ 300
Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171a.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171b.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171d.jpg]

Cluster of pink rose Quartz crystals with attached Eosphorite crystals. The specimen has particularly good, uniform and regular shaped Quartz crystals. The specimen detached in the pocket and there are Eosphorite crystals on both the front and back sides. Undamaged.


SM173 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 280
Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173a.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173b.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173c.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173d.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of Gersdorffite, a nickel arsenic sulfide, on matrix with green Annabergite. Crystals reach 1.9cm wide.


SM174 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 280
Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5 cm


Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174a.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174b.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174c.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174d.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM174e.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of Gersdorffite, a nickel arsenic sulfide, on matrix with green Annabergite. Crystals reach 2.4cm wide.


C600 - Cerussite on Barite $ 280
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600a.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600b.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600c.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600d.jpg]

Fine quality twinned yellow Cerussite crystal perfectly centered atop bladed pink Barite crystals. The Cerussite is perfect and undamaged with areas that are bright yellow and transparent. Comes with old labels from Bob Sullivan, Len Pisciotta, and Cliff Krueger. The Krueger label indicates it was bought for $60 on August 26, 1982.


C602 - Pyromorphite $ 200
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602d.jpg]

Chunky Quartz matrix covered on multiple sides by drusy Pyromorphite and on one side by larger crystals. The Crystal range from yellowish green to bright neon lime green that contrast well against the white matrix. A couple missing crystals keep the price much lower than the visual impact would suggest.


C603 - Vanandinite $ 650
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.7 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603a.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603b.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603c.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603d.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603e.jpg]

Large red Vanadinite crystals to 1.8cm on matrix. Showy grouping of crystals with main group undamaged and all others except two insignificant 5mm crystals also undamaged. Although Vanadinite specimens are currently common, aesthetic clusters such as this are not.


C604 - Uvite on Magnesite $ 220
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c604a.jpg] Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c604b.jpg] Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c604c.jpg]

Undamaged green Uvite crystals on white Magnesite. Fine example of this occurrence, with crystals on the backside too.



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73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
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