Selected Specimens

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J446 - Quartz Scepter with inclusions $ 160
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm


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Quartz Scepter with inclusions from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J446a.jpg] Quartz Scepter with inclusions from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J446b.jpg] Quartz Scepter with inclusions from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J446c.jpg]

A fine quality, rare, full scepter Quartz crystal with minor red included Lepidocrocite, light smoky color, and fluid inclusions. In addition, there are inclusions of a beige color clay-like mineral. Fantastic to explore under magnification.


J447 - Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite $ 220
Cavnic, Romania
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.0 x 6.0 cm


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Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447a.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447b.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447c.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447d.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447e.jpg]

A pair of large, double-terminated, Smoky Quartz crystals in parallel with each other, with a nice accent of brassy Pyrite crystals, faint pink color Manganocalcite, and white Calcite crystals. A beautiful combination of species with no apparant damage and only minimal chipping on the bottom.


J464 - Azurite on Malachite $ 175
Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah
thumbnail - 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah [db_pics/pics/J464a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah [db_pics/pics/J464b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Nevada Lode, San Juan County, Utah [db_pics/pics/J464c.jpg]

A classic Azurite rose-shaped crystal group on green Malachite. It's an aesthetic specimen with bright, lustrous crystals, and is complete all around. Ex. Hawthorneden Collection.


J450 - Andorite $ 220
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450a.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450b.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450c.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450d.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450e.jpg]

A cluster of silver-black Andorite crystals, a rare Lead, Silver, Antimony sulfide, intermixed with brassy color Pyrite and clusters of needle-like Jamesonite crystals. The best examples of the species have come from Bolivia. This one features numerous small, steel-grey color crystals that are multi-layered with an oriented growth pattern.


J454 - Stephanite $ 300
Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J454d.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J454e.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/j454a.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/j454b.jpg]

Bright metallic crystals of the Silver sulfosalt Stephanite in a group on contrasting white granular Quartz. A superb and rare Stephanite and Quartz combination from Fresnillo.


J458 - Prehnite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.1 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458c.jpg]

Gemmy bright lemon yellow crystal group of Prehnite in a spherical grouping with sharp ridges of crystals. A small amount of silver-gray Graphite can be seen on one side. The quality of the Prehnite excellent with big blocky crystals extending out of the main cluster, good luster, and very translucent. Minor contact or cleaving to a few areas. These are superb for Prehnite.


J473 - Apatite with Arsenopyrite and Pyrite $ 150
Julcani Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica, Peru
miniature - 4.2 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm


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Apatite with Arsenopyrite and Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J473a.jpg] Apatite with Arsenopyrite and Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J473b.jpg] Apatite with Arsenopyrite and Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J473c.jpg]

A difficult to find old-time specimen of yellow-green Apatite crystals with Pyrite and Arsenopyrite. Three complete Apatite crystals in all, with the largest measuring 1.1cm in length. Minor chipping to some of the edges.


J474 - Pyromorphite $ 275
9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.4 cm


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Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474a.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474b.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite came from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows botryoidal crystals with both orange and yellow-green color and high luster. No damage other than at the edges, essentially solid Pyromorphite. Ex. John Barlow Collection.


J477 - Benitoite with Natrolite on matrix $ 400
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.0 x 1.9 cm


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Benitoite with Natrolite on matrix from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/J477a.jpg] Benitoite with Natrolite on matrix from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/J477b.jpg] Benitoite with Natrolite on matrix from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/J477c.jpg]

Over a dozen cornflower blue color Benitoite crystals are seen on a white Natrolite covered matrix. This is a classic, ultra-rare example of Benitoite with fully terminated crystals and no damage. A small black remnant crystal of Neptunite sits on one side. The Benitoite crystals are highly fluorescent under SW Ultraviolet light.


J455 - Prehnite $ 220
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.0 x 3.8 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455d.jpg]

Gemmy bright lemon yellow Prehnite in a spherical grouping with sharp ridges of crystals. A small amount of silver-gray Graphite can be seen on one side. The quality of the Prehnite is superb with big crystals extending out of the main group with good luster and very translucent. Only minor contact and cleaving in a few areas.


J680 - Calcite with Duftite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9.0 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680a.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680b.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680c.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j680d.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j680e.jpg]

Mound-shaped matrix covered by green Duftite and small Calcite crystals with groupings and single larger Calcites to 3.5cm. Minor chipping to some edges but in overall great condition and very showy from all angles, good from all sides. A very sculptural and attractive Calcite.


J419 - Smithsonite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of yellow Smithsonite crystals on matrix. Crystals reach 2cm in size. A good example of Tsumeb Smithsonite, considered teh world's best, and no longer being found.


J412 - Smithsonite on Cerussite $ 280
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


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Smithsonite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J412a.jpg] Smithsonite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J412b.jpg] Smithsonite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J412c.jpg] Smithsonite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J412d.jpg]

Undamaged 'snowflake' of Cerussite with small crystals of green, cuprian Smithsonite attached to the front. Complete and good from both sides, both front and back sides shown.


TS254 - Azurite $ 1650
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254e.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254f.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254g.jpg]

Divergent sprays of Azurite crystals on a bit of white matrix. These are the uncommon GEM Azurites from Tsumeb that show great color and transparency when backlit.  Good pointed termination on most crystals.  A few crystals have ragged, unterminated ends but these are natural and not damaged. A rare old treasure.


J684 - Dioptase with Plancheite $ 2500
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Dioptase with Plancheite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J684a.jpg] Dioptase with Plancheite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J684b.jpg] Dioptase with Plancheite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J684c.jpg]

Highly aesthetic Tsumeb Dioptase, decidedly more colorful than most due to the presence of the baby blue Plancheite spheres. The Dioptase occurs as both small drusy crystals coating Calcite rhombs and larger, highly lustrous crystals to 1.8cm.

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49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142

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