Selected Specimens

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SM457 - Silver $ 200
Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?)
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.7 x 1 cm


Silver from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?) [db_pics/pics/SM457a.jpg] Silver from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?) [db_pics/pics/SM457b.jpg] Silver from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?) [db_pics/pics/SM457c.jpg]

Thick Silver wires that curl up at each end. This came out of an old collection of thumbnails with no label. I was told that 'there were some Kongsberg Silvers in the collection'.


SM458 - Silver $ 150
Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?)
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Silver from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?) [db_pics/pics/SM458a.jpg] Silver from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?) [db_pics/pics/SM458b.jpg] Silver from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?) [db_pics/pics/SM458c.jpg]

Thick Silver wire with nice curves. This came out of an old collection of thubmnails with no label. I was told that 'there were some Kongsberg Silvers in the collection'.


SM459 - Veszelyite $ 450
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 8.0 x 6 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459d.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459e.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 4mm on Hemimorphite lined vugs in matrix. There are vugs of crystals all over. Very rich sample. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


SM468 - Quartz $ 150
Herkimer, New York, USA
miniature - 4.9 x 3.8 x 3 cm


Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468a.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468b.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468c.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468d.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468e.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468f.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468g.jpg]

Double terminated 'Herkimer Diamond' Quartz crystal. Complete all around and undamaged.


SM469 - Calcite with Ilvaite $ 150
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469a.jpg] Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469b.jpg] Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469c.jpg]

Interesting specimen showing 3 generations of Calcite. The top half of a scalenohedral Calcite sticks out of a wide rhombic Calcite crystal. Both were later covered by tiny black Ilvaite crystals, then all were overgrown by a final generation of transparent Calcite. You can see the tip of the scalenohedral Calcite covered by Ilvaite underneath the final transparent layer of Calcite.


SM480 - Pyrite $ 320
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain
small cabinet - 5.4 x 5.4 x 5.3 cm


Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480a.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480b.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480c.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480e.jpg]

Large single Pyrite cube from this famous Pyrite locality. This is uncommonly big, and was significant enough to held in a collection for years. There is one defect where the old collection label is still affixed, otherwise perfect all around.


SM481 - Wulfenite $ 280
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM481a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM481b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM481c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM481d.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals on matrix. Main crystal displays very well and is 2.3cm wide. There is a clustr of smaller crystals behind the main crystal. There is a chip on the backside of the main crystal, not visible from the front.


SM483 - Richterite $ 280
Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.3 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm


Richterite from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM483a.jpg] Richterite from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM483b.jpg] Richterite from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM483c.jpg]

Terminated single crystal of Richterite, translucent to transparent. Richterite is a mineral not commonly seen in fine gemmy crystals and crystals from this locality in Afghanistan are perhaps the best. This crystal is from the Len Pisciotta collection and was likely found 10+ years ago.


SM488 - Apatite on Muscovite $ 120
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2 cm


Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488a.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488b.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488c.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488d.jpg]

Translucent green Apatite crystals to 1.5cm on a thin cast of Muscovite crystals.


SM493 - Veszelyite $ 300
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493d.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493e.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 4mm in vugs in matrix. Lots and lots of Veszelyite crystals all over. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


SM494 - Sphene $ 90
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM494a.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM494b.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM494c.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM494d.jpg]

Twinned 2.3cm Sphene crystal on matrix with small Epidote crystals. The crystal is complete and undamaged, translucent with good lime green color.


SM495 - Vesuvianite $ 90
Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2 cm


Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495c.jpg]

Double-terminated rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystal with good luster.


SM498 - Calcite on Ferberite $ 260
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498a.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498b.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498c.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498d.jpg]

Exquisite crystal of Ferberite with the backside coated by white Calcite crystals. The Ferberite had an unusual curving form and is highly aesthetic and very lustrous. Fine and unusual specimen. Undamaged.


SM499 - Tanzanite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 2.3 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499d.jpg]

Large, gemmy single Tanzanite crystal, complete and well terminated. There is an indentation from another crystal on the backside. This is a heated crystal and priced to move.


SM500 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM500a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM500b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM500c.jpg]

Tall, elongated single Tanzanite crystal, complete all around and well terminated. There is slight edge chatter in a couple places, otherwise undamaged. This is a heated crystal and priced to move.



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