Selected Specimens

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AR17 - Rose Quartz on Quartz $ 750
Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR17a.jpg] Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR17b.jpg] Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR17c.jpg]

A 6cm covering of Rose Quartz crystals atop white Quartz. Bright and lustrous with individual Rose Quartz crystals to 1.7 cm. Undamaged.


AR18 - Quartz var. Agate $ 250
Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 0.6 cm


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Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR18a.jpg] Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR18b.jpg] Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR18c.jpg] Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR18d.jpg]

Polished slice of classic Mexican banded agate, known as Laguna Agate, with shades of pink, red, lavender, and white.


AR20 - Epidote $ 750
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm


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Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20a.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20b.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20c.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20d.jpg]

Jewel-like specimen of transparent Epidote crystals. Double-terminated crystals with a central faden line. Lustrous crystals, undamaged and nearly a floater with just a small area of contact at the base. Comes with an old Alvaro Lucio label.


AR21 - Rutile in Quartz $ 125 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 62
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21a.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21b.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21c.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR21d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent Quartz crystals densely included with silvery crystals of Rutile. Main crystal is undamaged.


AR22 - Sphene $ 450
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.6 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22a.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22b.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22c.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22d.jpg]

A 2.5cm twinned Sphene (Titanite) crystal on matrix covered with Epidote and other smaller Sphene crystals. Crystals on both sides. Undamaged and mounted on a Lucite stand.


AR23 - Quartz var. Agate $ 250
Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR23a.jpg] Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR23b.jpg] Quartz var. Agate from Rancho Laguna, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR23c.jpg]

Polished nodule of classic Mexican banded agate, known as Laguna Agate, with shades of pink, red, lavender, and white.


AR24 - Brazilianite $ 350
Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 1.9 cm


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Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24a.jpg] Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24b.jpg] Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24d.jpg] Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24c.jpg]

Single crystals of classic yellow/green Brazilianite. Great luster and clarity. Contacted on the backside. Comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


SM788 - Andradite var. Demantoid $ 150
Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


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Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM788a.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM788b.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SM788c.jpg]

Numerous rich green color, gemmy, dodecahedral Demantoid crystals with minor micro Stilbite crystals on matrix. The largest Demantoid crystal measures about 0.6cm across. High luster, gemmy crystals.


SM810 - Beryl var. Goshenite $ 200
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm


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Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810a.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810b.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810c.jpg] Beryl var. Goshenite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM810d.jpg]

Well terminated 3.5cm wide crystal of Goshenite (colorless Beryl) on an albite matrix. Glassy luster and transparent at the termination. Double-terminated with Muscovite and tiny garnets attached in areas. Undamaged.


SM813 - Diaspore $ 260
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
small cabinet - 6.0 x 6.0 x 3.0 cm


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Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SM813a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SM813b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SM813c.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SM813d.jpg]

Large partial V-twin crystal of Diaspore. It is unterminated or etched terminated, as most of these are, and is translucent with transparent zones. This is rare material from old stocks in Turkey, no more is being found as the deposit has been exhausted. Large Diaspore crystals such as this are uncommon.


SM815 - Prehnite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM815a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM815b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM815c.jpg]

Outstanding, sharp cluster of blue Prehnite, crystallized in the form of a rosette. Rarely do you see blue Prehnites of this quality with such good crystal form. These are also color change, producing different shades of blue in indoor versus outdoor lighting.


SM816 - Prehnite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM816d.jpg]

Outstanding, sharp cluster of blue Prehnite, crystallized in the form of a rosette. Rarely do you see blue Prehnites of this quality with such good crystal form. These are also color change, producing different shades of blue in indoor versus outdoor lighting.


SM817 - Azurite $ 225
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.0 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM817a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM817b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM817c.jpg]

Tabular, deep blue Azurite crystals with attached spheres of green Malachite from the area of the mine where the Volborthite was found. The Azurite has superb luster and areas of bright 'electric' blue color.


SM818 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM818a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM818b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM818c.jpg]

Tabular, deep blue Azurite crystals with an attached sphere of green Malachite from recent finds at Milpillas, which have produced some spectacular Azurite crystals with vivid 'electric' blue color. This is a fine thumbnail sized specimen with no damage.


SM833 - Cobaltian Calcite with Calcite $ 180
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.0 x 5.3 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite with Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM833a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM833b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM833c.jpg]

An excellent small cabinet size example of translucent Pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals with white Calcite crystals on matrix. The crystals themselves are in excellent condition with slight contact on one side.
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