Selected Specimens

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C536 - Azurite on Malachite $ 225
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Azurite on Malachite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c536a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c536b.jpg]

Azurite spheres to 1.3cm on Malachite. Aesthetic specimen out of the Bruce Murphy Arizona collection.


C539 - Barite $ 350
Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France
cabinet - 12.5 x 7 x 6 cm


Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539a.jpg] Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539b.jpg] Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539c.jpg] Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539d.jpg]

Snow-white Barite blades, with some amber colored, over a matrix coated by drusy Sphalerite.This is out of an old collection built in the 60s and 70s and no further locality information was available. Clean and undamaged, good from both sides.


C541 - Galena $ 400
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 7 cm


Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541a.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541b.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541c.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541d.jpg]

Large cubes of lustrous Galena crystals, to 5.2cm on the diagonal, on matrix associated with Chalcopyrite and Calcite crystals. Such specimens with good large crystals on matrix are no longer common.


C542 - Adamite $ 200
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 6 cm


Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c542a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c542b.jpg]

Good coverage of green Adamite on Limonite. Old specimen from the 1970s.


C543 - Dioptase with Wulfenite, Cerussite $ 750
Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 6 cm


Dioptase with Wulfenite, Cerussite from Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c543a.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite, Cerussite from Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c543b.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite, Cerussite from Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c543c.jpg]

Classic old Tiger specimen of acicular Dioptase crystals with orange Wulfenite crystals and small reticulated clusters of Cerussite lining vugs all over specimen.


C544 - Smithsonite $ 350
Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm


Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c544a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c544b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c544c.jpg]

Satiny, transluscent knob of blue Smithsonite. The color is superb!!! It's essentially all solid Smithsonite, contacted on the back and bottom, with just a tiny bit of matrix that the Smithsonite grew around. Out of an old collection.


C545 - Pyrrhotite with Galena $ 180
Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Pyrrhotite with Galena from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/c545a.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Galena from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/c545b.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Galena from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/c545c.jpg]

Pyrrhotite crystal groups with spinel-twin Galena, Quartz, and Chalcopyrite. Highly aesthetic example of Pyrhottite from this locality that has produced many. Damage to the top of the back crystal, otherwise undamaged and good from all angles.


C547 - Pyrite after ? $ 240
Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547a.jpg] Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547b.jpg] Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547c.jpg]

Elongated Pyrite groups that have replaced a previous mineral, possibly Calcite, on a matrix covered by Sphalerite. The base of one of the Pyrite crystal groups is visible and whatever was there before is all gone now - nothing but solid Pyrite. Bright, shiny luster and undamaged.


C548 - Azurite with Malachite $ 500
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c548a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c548b.jpg]

Hemispheres of blue Azurite to 1.1cm on matrix with tiny spheres of Malachite. The quality and color of the Azurite on this specimen is the best I've seen from Morenci. Undamaged.


C549 - Silver $ 250
Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 3.5 cm


Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549a.jpg] Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549b.jpg] Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549d.jpg]

Sheet of solid Silver penetrating between and out of two pieces of matrix. Big piece of Silver, good from both sides.


C551 - Ferberite with Quartz $ 325
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4 cm


Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551a.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551b.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551c.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551d.jpg]

Well formed large Ferberite crystals associated wtih transparent Quartz crystals. There are also small purple Fluorite crystals, Muscovite, and Arsenopyrite present.


C552 - Quartz on Calcite (R) $ 175
Herkimer, New York, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552a.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552b.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552c.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552d.jpg]

Outstanding 3.6cm 'Herkimer Diamond' Quartz crystal on Calcite. Quartz on Calcite are uncommon for the locality, unfortunatley this one came off the Calcite and has been reattached. The Quartz crystal is very transparent and bright, high quality (way better than photos). There is a smaller Quartz attached to the Calcite crystal too.


C553 - Turgite $ 300
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 12 x 10 x 5 cm


Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c553a.jpg] Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c553b.jpg] Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c553c.jpg]

Cluster of Highly irridescent specimen of Turgite. Turgite is a mixture of Hematite and Goethite and was originally described from the Turginsk Mine in Russia. Very colorful specimen with blues, greens, yellows and reds. Out of an old collection dating back to the 60s and 70s.


C554 - Turgite $ 120
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c554a.jpg] Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c554b.jpg] Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c554c.jpg]

Cluster of Highly irridescent specimen of Turgite. Turgite is a mixture of Hematite and Goethite and was originally described from the Turginsk Mine in Russia. Very colorful specimen with blues, greens, yellows and reds. Out of an old collection dating back to the 60s and 70s.


C555 - Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite $ 350
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555a.jpg] Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555b.jpg] Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555c.jpg]

Schist and Natrolite hosting a superb 2.8cm Neptunite crystal and about 6 Joaquinite crystals. There is also a partial crystal of Benitoite along the lower edge.



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