Selected Specimens

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C559 - Covellite $ 2500
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
cabinet - 10 x 9.5 x 5 cm


Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559a.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559b.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559c.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559d.jpg]

Irridescent blades of Covellite crystals on matrix with Quartz crystals. From the Don Boydston collection and comes with an old Burminco label.


C560 - Covellite $ 3800
Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 6 cm


Covellite from Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c560a.jpg] Covellite from Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c560b.jpg] Covellite from Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c560c.jpg]

Irridescent blades of Covellite crystals in a few different areas on matrix. Ex. J.H. Marshall Jr. and Geary Murdock collections and comes with three old labels. One label indicates 'exceptionally well crystallized Covellite. One of the finest specimens I have ever seen from this locality'.


C564 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 1200
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.2 x 6 x 4 cm


Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564c.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564d.jpg]

Color-zoned purple/blue Fluorite cube with 5 terminated Quartz crystals grown along the sides.Two small trivial nicks otherwise pristine. Wonderful transparency and aesthetics.


C567 - Calcite on Copper $ 175
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567a.jpg] Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567b.jpg] Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567c.jpg]

Small Calcite crystals atop crystalline Copper with good patina. Calcite and green Epidote on the backside.


C569 - Prehnite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c569a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c569b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c569c.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Such yellow Prehnites have come from Merelani sporadically over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big chunky crystals all over, nothing but great crystals sticking out in various directions. A good one for the find.


C570 - Prehnite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals on Graphite. Such yellow Prehnites have come from Merelani sporadically over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big chunky crystals all over in a tall mound shaped formation. There is some chipping present, but mostly nothing but great crystals sticking out 360 degrees in all directions. A good one for the find.


C571 - Carrollite $ 300
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c571a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c571b.jpg]

Exquisite jewel of a Carrollite set perfectly in rhombic white Calcite. The octahedron is 1.1cm in size, highly lustrous, and undamaged.


C572 - Apatite $ 500
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572d.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572e.jpg]

Large blue/green Apatite crystals on Quartz crystals with Siderite. The Apatite crystals are highly lustrous and reach 2cm in size. Undamaged.


C574 - Kunzite $ 200
Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 9.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


Kunzite from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c574a.jpg] Kunzite from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c574b.jpg] Kunzite from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c574c.jpg]

Gemmy, etched Kunzite crystal with good medium pink color. One edge is cleaved, double terminated.


C575 - Helvite $ 950
Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575a.jpg] Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575b.jpg] Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575c.jpg]

Pair of Helvite crystals on matrix from San Diego Co. There are 2 crystals, largest is 1cm on edge. These are rare for San Diego, or anywhere in California. Ex. Curtis Wilbur collection, and pictured on Mindat, photo number 638291.


C579 - Topaz $ 300
Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579a.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579b.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579c.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579d.jpg]

Terminated blue Topaz crystal from the famous Little 3 Mine. Great luster and transparency. One side contacted/etched, otherwise undamaged.


C580 - Stibiotantalite $ 500
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 3 x 1.1 cm


Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580a.jpg] Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580b.jpg] Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580c.jpg] Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580d.jpg]

Thin fragment of Feldspar with an attached 2.3cm Stibiotantalite crystal. The crystal is double-terminated, yellow/brown in color, and transluscent in areas. It has some damage along the outer edge. This is a rarity from the Himalyaya Mine and in the upper size range for the locality. There are also smaller Stibiotanalites and pink Tourmaline attached to the Feldspar. Ex Garth Bricker collection from the 1970s-1980s.


SM123 - Tremolite $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! A thich single crystal at the base that sprays out into multiple terminations as it rises up. The base is rehealed, making this a floater. Undamaged.


SM126 - Tremolite $ 60
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.4 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM126a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM126b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM126c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! Well terminated, undamaged crystals with good transparency.There is a natural, stepped growth causing the crystal to narrow towards the termination


SM127 - Tremolite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.9 x 0.4 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! Well terminated, undamaged crystal with good transparency.



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