Selected Specimens

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SA244 - Tantalite $ 2750
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 0.9 cm


Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244a.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244b.jpg] Tantalite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa244c.jpg]

Single Tantalite crystal with good form and luster, has a tall, prismatic form. Complete all around in good shape but with a few small dings on the edges. This one came to me from a local collection; the previous owner having bought it in Brazil back in the 1970s. No further locality information was available.


AF168 - Cerussite with Smithsonite $ 2000 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1000
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.2 x 5 x 3.2 cm


Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af168a.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af168b.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af168c.jpg]

A 2.5cm sixling of Smokey Cerussite associated with pink Smithsonite crystals. There is some slight damage on the Cerussite, but the neat association and the overall visual impact of the piece much more than overcome it.


TS100 - Cerussite on Mottramite $ 4500
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100a.jpg] Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100b.jpg] Cerussite on Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts100c.jpg]

Stunning Cerussite crystal set atop a mound of Mottramite. The Cerussite is 4.3cm wide and complete all around. The Mottramite is sparkly mounds of a particularly deep forrest green color.


A150 - Lazurite $ 1500
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150a.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150b.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a150c.jpg]

Sharply formed Lazurite crystals (which is uncommon) to 3cm in marble matrix.


CH102 - Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite $ 300
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/ch102a.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/ch102b.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., china [db_pics/pics/ch102c.jpg]

Classic combination specimen from Yaogangxian composed of a single Ferberite crystal with the backside and top overgrown by fine yellow Muscovite crystals, with Flourite cubes, Arsenopyrite, and clear Quartz crystals. .


A265 - Titanite $ 1000
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5.5 cm


Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a265a.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a265b.jpg] Titanite from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a265c.jpg]

Single 5cm tall Titanite crystal with black Ferro Actinolite crystals on Calcite matrix. Titanite is sharp and gemmy with a green/yellow/brown coloration. This is an uncommon locality that seldomly produces, with matrix specimens uncommon. .


E388 - Stibnite $ 270
Baiut, Romania
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm


Stibnite from Baiut, Romania [db_pics/pics/e388a.jpg] Stibnite from Baiut, Romania [db_pics/pics/e388b.jpg] Stibnite from Baiut, Romania [db_pics/pics/e388c.jpg]

Thick, flat Stibnite crystals in an attractive spray formation. Individual crystals reach 1.5cm wide. Undamaged.


SA847 - Rose Quartz $ 450
Jequitinhonha River pegmatite, near Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Rose Quartz from Jequitinhonha River pegmatite, near Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa847a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Jequitinhonha River pegmatite, near Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa847b.jpg]

Superb Rose Quartz crystal formation atop a single white Quartz crystal.


SA696 - Morganite $ 750
Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696a.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696b.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696c.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696d.jpg]

Light pink gem crystal in the rare dihexagonal dipyramid form. This is one of 3 such crystals obtained by Frank Melanson in 2011. This crystal (and one of the other two) have a rounded, psuedo-isometric appearance, looking similar in form to a garnet crystal.  For more information about these odd crystals, see the article here.


A872 - Mimetite with Duftite $ 400
Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872a.jpg] Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872b.jpg] Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872c.jpg] Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872d.jpg]

Cluster of Mimetite crystals 2.2cm wide, with individual crystals to 9mm, some with attached green Duftite crystals. Undamaged. Locality is closed and these are seldom seen for sale anymore.


A873 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 1500
Ping Wu, Sichuan, China
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 4 cm


Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873a.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873b.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873c.jpg]

Highly lustrous, tabular blue crystals on Muscovite. Thick, high quality Aqua, undamaged.


E495 - Datolite $ 700
Dal'negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Datolite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/e495a.jpg] Datolite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/e495b.jpg] Datolite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/e495c.jpg] Datolite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/e495d.jpg]

Large single light green Datolite crystal. Great luster with areas of transparency.


NA119 - Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla $ 475
Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119a.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119b.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119c.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119d.jpg]

Azurite clusters to 1.1 cm wide in an unusual association with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from a little known locality in Mexico. Oddly, this specimen comes with a receipt from Shreve & Company (a jewelry store in San Francisco) dated 1970 with a sale price of $25. Azurite clusters are bright and lustrous and occur on both sides of specimen.


US131 - Smithsonite $ 350
Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm


Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/us131a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/us131b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/us131c.jpg]

3-dimensional piece with thick, rounded masses of Smithsonite on both sides. Smithsonite is a sky-blue color with a highly satiny surface luster.


TU9 - Malachite and Azurite $ 450
Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Malachite and Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu9a.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu9b.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu9c.jpg]

Limonite matrix covered by velvety needles of Malachite hosts a 3cm tall Azurite crystal that is partially replaced by Malachite. Although the replacment appears to have been haphazard with various green splotches of Malachite, the crystal form remains a sharp rosette.



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