Selected Specimens

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AR57 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 1.8 cm


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Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57c.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57d.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57e.jpg]

Dioptase crystals to 11mm on white Calcite crystals. Slight damage to the upper left crystal, otherwise undamaged specimen. Showy specimen with sharp terminated crystals which highlight the color contrast between the Dioptase and Calcite.


AR58 - Montmorillonite in Quartz $ 280
White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California
small cabinet - 6.0 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm


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Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California [db_pics/pics/AR58a.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California [db_pics/pics/AR58b.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California [db_pics/pics/AR58c.jpg] Montmorillonite in Quartz from White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County, California [db_pics/pics/AR58d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz crystal colored by inclusions of Montmorillonite (a type of clay). These unusual crystals are a byproduct of Tourmaline mining and were only found occasionally in some of the San Diego mines. Very sharply terminated, hollow in two areas, and highly lustrous crystal faces. This is a great example.


AR62 - Azurite with Malachite pseudo after Azurite $ 270
Sir Dominic Mine, Flinders Range, South Australia
small cabinet - 5.2 x 5.1 x 3.7 cm


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Azurite with Malachite pseudo after Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Flinders Range, South Australia [db_pics/pics/AR62a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite pseudo after Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Flinders Range, South Australia [db_pics/pics/AR62b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite pseudo after Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Flinders Range, South Australia [db_pics/pics/AR62c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite pseudo after Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Flinders Range, South Australia [db_pics/pics/AR62d.jpg]

Blue Azurite crystals in the center of a crystal rosette with green Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite in the outer portion of a cluster. Floater specimen of fan-shaped crystals of good quality. Excellent all around with no damage.


AR66 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 400
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66c.jpg]

Rich pink color Cobaltian Calcite crystals to 15mm in size. Although there are a couple bruised crystals, this is a high quality Cobaltian Calcite with bright color and translucent to transparent crystals.


AR70 - Topaz $ 800
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70a.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70b.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70c.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70d.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ar70e.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ar70f.jpg]

Large glassy blue Topaz crystal complete all around with etched faces and water-clear transparency. The crystal detached in the pocket and is naturally etched all around. Weighs approximately 79 grams.


AR72 - Boleite $ 300
Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm


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Boleite from Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR72a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR72b.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR72c.jpg]

Most of the Boleite specimens from Amelia Mine were detached from the soft clay-like matrix. This specimen a rare example of one that still has Boleite crystals intact and in stable condition on the original matrix. There are at least a dozen blue Boleite crystals with the larger ones measuring about 4mm wide.


J108 - Spinel $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J108a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J108b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. A chip on one tip, otherwise a perfect octahedron with slight edge wear. Translucent to transparent crystal.


J109 - Spinel $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J109a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J109b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. A chip on one tip, otherwise a perfect octahedron with slight edge wear. Translucent to transparent crystal.


J117 - Spinel $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J117a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J117b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. Chipping 3 tips, otherwise a perfect octahedron with slight edge wear. Translucent to transparent crystal.


J121 - Prehnite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J121a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J121b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J121c.jpg]

Well crystallized Prehnite from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly translucent with a greenish yellow color. Spherical form with quality large crystals. These recent Prehnites are the best ever found at the locality.


J122 - Prehnite $ 180
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J122a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J122b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J122c.jpg]

Well crystallized Prehnite from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly translucent with a greenish yellow color. Undamaged large crystals with Graphite attached on the backside. These recent Prehnites are the best ever found at the locality.


J123 - Prehnite $ 175
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J123a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J123b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J123c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J123d.jpg]

Well crystallized Prehnite from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly translucent with a greenish yellow color. Spherical cluster of large crystals with Graphite attached on the base. Large, transparent crystals stick out from the spherical mass of crystals. Some chipping but overall in great condition. These recent Prehnites are the best ever found at the locality.


J125 - Prehnite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J125a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J125b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J125c.jpg]

Well crystallized Prehnite from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly translucent with a greenish yellow color. Good large crystals with attached Graphite, complete all around with only a couple minor chips. These recent Prehnites are the best ever found at the locality.


J126 - Wulfenite $ 220 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 110
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J126a.jpg] Wulfenite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J126b.jpg] Wulfenite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J126c.jpg] Wulfenite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J126d.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals to 7mm on Hemimorphite. There is also green acicular Aurichalcite present adding color. Undamaged.


J40 - Copper with Silver $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 14.0 x 9.0 x 5.0 cm


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Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J40a.jpg] Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J40b.jpg] Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J40c.jpg] Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J40d.jpg] Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J40e.jpg] Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J40f.jpg]

A classic cabinet size Michigan Copper specimen with minor Quartz and a few patches of bright native Silver. There is also a cavity with larger crystals that have a red patina. Weight is 1lb, 9.6oz, or 727 grams.

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