Selected Specimens

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SM571 - Azurite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM571a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM571b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM571d.jpg]

Milpillas has produced some of the most beautiful Azurite specimens in recent time. Here's 3-dimensional matrix specimen with dark, highly lustrous, blue bladed crystals. Only very minor contact to the Azurite crystals on back side not in the main view.


SM574 - Pyromorphite $ 130 (=~ AUS$ 168)
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM574a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM574b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM574c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is solid Pyromorphite and is a floater with no Limonite matrix. Showy with top lime green color.


SM576 - Pyromorphite $ 100 (=~ AUS$ 130)
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM576a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM576b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM576c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is solid Pyromorphite and is a floater with no Limonite matrix. Showy with top lime green color.


SM577 - Pyromorphite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 155)
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM577a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM577b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM577c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM577d.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is solid Pyromorphite and is a floater with no Limonite matrix. Showy with top lime green color.


SM639 - Rosalite $ 260 (=~ AUS$ 337)
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639a.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639b.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639c.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639d.jpg]

Large crystals of translucent Roselite to over 1cm on matrix. One small crystal has a cleave, and one amin crystal is located along the edge and incomplte there, otherwise undamaged. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection and comes with an old dealer label showing a price of $650.


SM641 - Hematite after Magnetite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina
small cabinet - 7.5 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm


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Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641a.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641b.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641c.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641d.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641e.jpg]

Shimmering metallic specimen of Hematite that has replaced Magnetite crystals. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. Bright, silvery, and reflective at some angles and more grey at others.


SM643 - Sulfur $ 850 (=~ AUS$ 1101)
Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy
cabinet - 11 x 10 x 6 cm


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Sulfur from Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/SM643a.jpg] Sulfur from Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/SM643b.jpg] Sulfur from Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/SM643c.jpg] Sulfur from Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/SM643d.jpg]

Crystallized Aragonite sprinkled with large crystals of Sulfur to 2.5cm in size. This is out of an old collection from teh 1970s era and comes with an old Roberts Minerals label.


SM644 - Brucite $ 220 (=~ AUS$ 285)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM644a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM644b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM644c.jpg]

Pinwheel formation of translucent yellow Brucite on matrix from recent finds in Pakistan. Undamaged and good from both sides. Brucite specimen that are both on matrix and not contacted are uncommon.


SM646 - Babingtonite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646a.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646b.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646c.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646d.jpg]

Cluster of Babingtonite crystals from a now old and defunct locality. The crystals have broad, flat terminations to 1.7cm wide. It's essentially a floater, well crystallized all around with a couple areas of contact.


SM647 - Babingtonite on Prehnite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm


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Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM647a.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM647b.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM647c.jpg]

Cluster of Babingtonite crystals on spheres of green Prehnite from a now old and defunct locality. The crystals are undamaged and sharply formed. It's crystallized all with the contact at the base. It's out of a collection and is uncleaned and could be greatly improved.


SM648 - Topaz $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 233)
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM648a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM648c.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM648d.jpg]

Single Toapz crystal with a pink body color and more typical orange color at the termination. Uncommon!


SM650 - Scapolite $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 842)
Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650c.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650d.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650e.jpg]

Single yellow Scapolite with a more uncommon wide crystal form. Gemmy with glassy surface luster, complete all around and undamaged.


SM660 - Tremolite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM660a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM660b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM660c.jpg]

An unusually well formed single Tremolite crystal from recent finds. The crystal has a smooth, flat termination and good clarity.


SM655 - Dravite $ 30 (=~ AUS$ 39)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM655a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM655b.jpg]

New production of bi-colored Dravite (Tourmaline) from Mwajanga. The crystal is well terminated with a light yellow/green, transparent zone over a brown, mostly opaque lower half.


SM657 - Dravite $ 40 (=~ AUS$ 52)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM657a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM657b.jpg]

Brown Dravite (Tourmaline) from Mwajanga with an interesting white, 'cats-eye' termination.
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