Selected Specimens

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SM278 - Azurite $ 250
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.8 x 1 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM278a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM278b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM278c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM278d.jpg]

Translucent, tabular Azurite crystal from the Volborthite zone. Undamaged except for some micro edge chatter. Stands vertically on white matrix, complete all around. Milpillas is already considered the best Azurite locality in the world. While crystals are currently abundant, now is the time to get a good one before supplies dry up.


SM280 - Azurite $ 60
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM280a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM280b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM280c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM280d.jpg]

Translucent, glassy Azurite crystals from the Volborthite zone. Undamaged crystal cluster. Milpillas is already considered the best Azurite locality in the world. While crystals are currently abundant, now is the time to get a good one before supplies dry up.


SM284 - Diopside $ 140
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM284a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM284b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM284c.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM284d.jpg]

Undamaged crystal cluster with two tiny crystals grown atop the termination of the main crystal. Top color and transparent at the terminations.


SM285 - Diopside $ 140
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 1 cm


Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM285a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM285b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM285c.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM285d.jpg]

Undamaged crystal cluster grown atop Graphite crystals. Top color and transparent at the terminations.


SM288 - Rose Quartz $ 250
Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM288a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM288b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM288c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of Rose Quartz crystals with large, distinct crystals of high sharpness and luster.


SM289 - Marcasite on Galena $ 250
Joplin, Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289a.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289b.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289c.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289d.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289e.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289f.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289g.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289h.jpg]

Undamaged floater specimen composed of a Galena cube covered on one side by Marcasite crystals. A USA classic of uncommon quality.


SM294 - Wulfenite $ 150
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 2 cm


Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294c.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294d.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294e.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294f.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM294g.jpg]

Cluster of yellow Wulfenite crystals from recent finds at Mapimi. The crystals are distinctive in that each crystal has a brown psuedomorphed Wulfenite or coated Wulfenite adjacent to it. This one is also unusual in that there is a green coating on the edges of each of the brown crystals, only one like it I saw.


SM295 - Scorodite $ 250
Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295a.jpg] Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295b.jpg] Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295c.jpg] Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295d.jpg] Scorodite from Hezhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM295e.jpg]

Sharp lustrous scorodite crystals to 8mm, intergrwon with bright golden pyrites. The crystals from slightly translucent blue to darker, almost black.


C606 - Calcite with oriented Pyrite $ 300
Freiberg, Germany
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606a.jpg] Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606b.jpg] Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606c.jpg] Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606d.jpg]

Stacked, flat Calcite crystals with 'Mercedes Benz' inclusions of Pyrite. Comes with an old German label.


C607 - Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite $ 950
Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c607a.jpg] Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c607b.jpg] Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c607c.jpg] Phosgenite with Cerussite, Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Ouijda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c607d.jpg]

Light brown and transparent Phosgenite crystal on matrix. The termination is partially etched but with large flat surfaces and undamaged. To the right is a twinned Cerussite crystal and on the back left are terminated yellow crystals of Anglesite.


C610 - Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite $ 450
Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1 cm


Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c610a.jpg] Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c610b.jpg] Chromium Clinochlore var. Kammererite from Kop Krom mine, Kop Daglari, Eastern Anatolia Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c610c.jpg]

Bright translucent purple Kammererite crystals. Thumbnail sized with a dense concentration of high quality crystals.


C612 - Diaboleite $ 500
Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612a.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612b.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612c.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612d.jpg]

Colorful and rare specimen from Tiger featuring massive Diaboleite and Diaboleite crystals in small vugs and across the top. Main crystal 7mm wide and translucent. It is a bright 'Linarite" blue, with edge wear across the top edge.


C614 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 650
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614c.jpg]

Green Cuprian Smithsonite rhombs lining a vug in matrix.


C615 - Spessartine with Quartz $ 350
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm


Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615a.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615b.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615c.jpg]

Gemmy red orange Spessartine crystals surround the base of a transparent smokey Quartz crystal.


C616 - Vivianite $ 400
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616a.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616b.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616c.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c616d.jpg]

Terminated translucent purple Vivianite crystals on matrix. Classic old USA specimen that is now hard to find.



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