Selected Specimens

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C147 - Copper $ 300
Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147a.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147b.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147c.jpg]

Well crystallized group of Copper crystals. Undamaged floater group good on all sides. With minor amounts of associated Calcite.


C148 - Andradite var. Demantoid $ 1200
Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy
cabinet - 12.5 x 7 x 1.8 cm


Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148a.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148b.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148c.jpg]

Thin matrix covered with bright green garnet crystals. The garnets are over 1cm in size and many are transparent. This is a great example out of an old collection with good coverage of crystals on a thin flat matrix. Most crystals are good though some damaged crystals keep the price much lower than it otherwise would be.


C150 - Analcime $ 900
Seis Alp, South Tyrol, Italy
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Analcime from Seis Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/c150a.jpg] Analcime from Seis Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/c150b.jpg] Analcime from Seis Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/c150c.jpg]

Complete, textbook 3.8cm Analcime crystal set perfectly for display on a small amount of matrix. The Analcime is white with hints of pink coloration.


C152 - Axinite $ 900
Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 6 cm


Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152a.jpg] Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152b.jpg] Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152c.jpg] Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152d.jpg]

Gemmy blades of purple Axinite associated with Albite crystals on matrix from the classic European locality once considered the source of the finest Axinites in the world (now surpassed by some specimens from the Urals and California) though still highly treasured. Some fo the crystals are pure purple and gemmy, some show green Chlorite, there is also chlorite coating parts fo the matrix. Crystals reach 2cm in size and are in great condition except for the far right edge where it appears the specimen broke away from the host rock.


C153 - Scheelite $ 1000
Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153a.jpg] Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153b.jpg] Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153c.jpg]

Rare specimen of Italian Scheelite on matrix. An old specimen from a classic locality not commonly seen for sale. The crystal measures 2cm and is a good yellow with gemmy zones. There are at least 3 other small Scheelite present on the Pyrite rich matrix.


C155 - Emerald $ 600
Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern Mts, Salzburg, Austria
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Emerald from Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern Mts, Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/c155a.jpg] Emerald from Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern Mts, Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/c155b.jpg] Emerald from Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern Mts, Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/c155c.jpg]

Emerald crystals in schist from the centuries old locality located high up in the mountains and covered with snow most of the year. The crystals have good color and luster, though not transparent. The largest crystal on the right is 2cm and there are numerous exposed crystals on the left side.


C159 - Tanzanite on Prehnite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.9 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159a.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159b.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159c.jpg] Tanzanite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c159d.jpg]

Partially etched, gemmy 3.5cm Tanzanite crystal attached to exceptionally well formed Prehnite. The Tanzanite is undamaged and there is contacting on the edge of the Prehnite cluster. This specimen is an example of the some the great Prehnite that has been coming out of Merelani recently featuring highly translucent, thick blocky crystals. There are some additional etched Tanzanite fragments on the Prehnite. 


C161 - Inesite $ 250
Hale Creek Mine, Trninty Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Inesite from Hale Creek Mine, Trninty Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c161a.jpg] Inesite from Hale Creek Mine, Trninty Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c161b.jpg] Inesite from Hale Creek Mine, Trninty Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c161c.jpg]

Open vug loaded with pink Inesite crystals. Undamaged specimen with individual crystals to over 1cm in size.


C162 - Tourmaline on Quartz $ 1000
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 4.7 x 1.4 cm


Tourmaline on Quartz from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c162a.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c162b.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c162c.jpg]

Aesthetic gemmy green Tourmaline crystal attached to a transparent Quartz crystal. There is chipping on a termination edge of the Tourmaline, otherwise perfect. Stunningly beautiful specimen. Mounted on a Lucite base.


C164 - Axinite $ 350
Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164a.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164b.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164c.jpg]

Transparent purple blades of Axinite on matrix.


C166 - Kermesite $ 350
Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
miniature - 4.7 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm


Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166a.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166b.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166c.jpg]

Diverging spray of Kermesite crystals with a bright metallic luster.


C167 - Cerussite with Smithsonite $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 5 cm


Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167a.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167b.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167c.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167d.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167e.jpg]

Large, heavy twinned crystals of Cerussite with associated pink Smithsonite crystals. Some slight chipping present but overall in great condition.


C168 - Fluorite $ 200
Weardale, England
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Fluorite from Weardale, England [db_pics/pics/c168a.jpg] Fluorite from Weardale, England [db_pics/pics/c168b.jpg] Fluorite from Weardale, England [db_pics/pics/c168c.jpg]

Interpenetrating cubes of transparent Fluorite. The crystals are green with a blue phantom. New material. The phantom zone is transparent too, just doesn't show in photo.


C169 - Powellite on Apophyllite $ 2000
Nasik, India
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm


Powellite on Apophyllite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/c169a.jpg] Powellite on Apophyllite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/c169b.jpg] Powellite on Apophyllite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/c169c.jpg]

Gorgeous glassy yellow Powellite crystal set in the middle of Apophyllite crystals and on Stilbite crystal. Most Powellites are white and slightly translucent. This one is both colorful and gemmy. There are actually 2 Powellites present, the largest being 3cm wide. The Apophyllites to the lower left of the Powellite (as shown in first photo) have cleavage faces.


C170 - Grossular $ 200
Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Grossular from Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/c170a.jpg] Grossular from Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/c170b.jpg] Grossular from Handan Prefecture, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/c170c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous Grossular crystals from recent finds in China. The crystals reach 1cm in size and have good surface striations, some being very gemmy. Nothing but Grossular crystals, good on the front side but with some contacts on the back side.



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