Selected Specimens

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C456 - Quartz $ 1250
Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia
cabinet - 11 x 8.5 x 8 cm


Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456c.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456d.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456e.jpg]

Matrix Quartz specimen featuring a stunning 6cm transparent crystal rising out of a Quartz and Calcite crystal lined vug. The crystal has a sharp smokey phantom and red Hematite inclusions. Perfect and undamaged. Flat, sawcut base.


C457 - Gold $ 4500
Kisbanya, Transylvania, Romania
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


Gold from Kisbanya, Transylvania, Romania [db_pics/pics/c457a.jpg] Gold from Kisbanya, Transylvania, Romania [db_pics/pics/c457b.jpg] Gold from Kisbanya, Transylvania, Romania [db_pics/pics/c457c.jpg] Gold from Kisbanya, Transylvania, Romania [db_pics/pics/c457d.jpg]

Loads of leafy Gold atop sparkling white drusy Quartz crystals. Out of an old collection built in the 1960s and '70s. The old label shows a price of $450 (about $3,500 in todays dollars based on inflation alone, not taking into account the dramatic rise in mineral values over the last decade).


C459 - Schorl $ 200
Guadalupe Mine, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Schorl from Guadalupe Mine, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c459a.jpg] Schorl from Guadalupe Mine, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c459b.jpg] Schorl from Guadalupe Mine, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c459c.jpg]

Solid cluster of black Tourmaline crystals with no matrix. Large well formed crystals with good luster. Largest crystal has a 3.2cm termination.


C462 - Aquamarine $ 150
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462a.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462b.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462c.jpg]

Transparent blue Beryl from the Erongo finds. This one is unusual for the locality in that it is totally transparent and it's lightly etched. Complete and undamaged. Good luster too, better than photos.


C463 - Lepidolite on Tourmaline $ 240
Paprok, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463a.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463b.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463c.jpg]

Pink and green Tourmaline crystal with an attached cluster of Lepidolite. There is a Quartz crystal and another small Tourmaline sticking out of the Lepidolite cluster. Clean and undamaged.


C464 - Silver $ 600
Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.4 x 2.0 cm


Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464a.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464b.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464c.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464d.jpg]

Thick, ropey Silver wire rising up off a small bit of matrix. The wire rises up then does a U-turn back down towards the base, with another thick wire flaring off the top of the curve. The wires reach 5mm in thickness.


C465 - Silver $ 280
Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2.0 cm


Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c465a.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c465b.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c465c.jpg]

Sturdy 2-3mm Silver wire from the famous Uchuchacua Mine in Peru. The main wire rises up then branches out into 4 separate wires at the top.


C466 - Apophyllite $ 250
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c466a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c466b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c466c.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips.


C467 - Apophyllite $ 290
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c467a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c467b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c467c.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips.


C468 - Cerussite $ 240
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c468a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c468b.jpg]

Floater specimen of Cerussite crystals on matrix with green Duftite. Crystallized all around with a perfectly centered 'snowflake' Cerussite crystal of 1.3cm. Insignificant damage to some crystals.


C469 - Quartz $ 250
Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c469a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c469b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c469c.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c469d.jpg]

Fat, juicy Amethyst with a smaller crystal crossing in front. Great color, undamaged.



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