Selected Specimens

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AR55 - Wulfenite $ 260
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55a.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55b.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55c.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55d.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55e.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55f.jpg]

About a dozen sharply terminated cream-colored tabular Wulfenite crystals are stacked on a bit of host matrix. An older Tsumeb example with a Frazier's Minerals label from decades ago. Slight chipping on some of the crystal edges does not detract from the beautiful display presentation of the crystals.


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


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


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


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.


AR63 - Elbaite Tourmaline $ 200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm


Elbaite Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR63a.jpg] Elbaite Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR63b.jpg] Elbaite Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR63c.jpg] Elbaite Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR63d.jpg]

A multi-crystal group of green Elbaite Tourmaline crystals with minor Lepidolite on the side and a bit of white Albite matrix on the bottom. A couple of the small side crystals are incomplete, all the main crystals showing are perfectly terminated and undamaged. A very aesthetic specimen.


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


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


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


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.


J105 - Spinel $ 170
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J105a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J105b.jpg]

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


J108 - Spinel $ 200
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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.


J112 - Spinel $ 150
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J112a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J112b.jpg]

Spinel-twinned crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. A couple chips are present, otherwise complete all around crystal with good transparency.


J114 - Spinel $ 200
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J114a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J114b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. Good octahedron with slight edge wear and a possible tiny nick to one tip. Translucent to transparent crystal.


J117 - Spinel $ 150
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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.


J119 - Emerald $ 500
Gwontu, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Emerald from Gwontu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J119a.jpg] Emerald from Gwontu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J119b.jpg] Emerald from Gwontu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J119c.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single Emerald crystal with a satiny surface luster. Very gemmy internally with a light grass green color and a neat hexagonal surface growth on the termination. Weighs 18.5 carats.



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