Selected Specimens

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TU241 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 6 cm


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Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241c.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241d.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241e.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Quartz crystal, coated on one half with fine mica crystals, with attached green Fluorite. Undamaged and good all around.


TU243 - Fluorite with Arsenopyrite $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243a.jpg] Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243b.jpg] Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243c.jpg] Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243d.jpg]

Purple Fluorite cubes to 3cm on edge grown with Arsenopyrite and Muscovite crystals all atop a Quartz crystal. Good all around and undamaged.


TU244 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 750
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 12 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244d.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244e.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244f.jpg]

Double-terminated cluster of smokey Quartz crystals partially coated by white Calcite crystals. A 2cm transparent, clear Fluorite crystal sits between the main Quartz crystal and the tips of smaller Quartz crystal that flares out from the main crystal. Dramatic display specimen. Well crystallized all around with smaller Quartz crystals flaring out in the opposite direction from the base of the main crystal. The Fluorite octahedron has slight cleaving on one face or natural step growth, and there is one partial Quartz crystal at the base of the main cluster, otherwise undamaged.


TU245 - Fluorite with Muscovite $ 450
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4.8 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Fluorite with Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu245a.jpg] Fluorite with Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu245b.jpg] Fluorite with Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu245c.jpg] Fluorite with Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu245d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Fluorite cubes with Muscovite crystals. The Fluorite have blue/green color with purple phantoms deep inside. Exceedingly bright and transparent. Mounted on a Lucite stand.


TU247 - Fluorite $ 700
Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu247a.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu247b.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu247c.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu247d.jpg]

Water clear light green Fluorite cubes on matrix. Cubes are undamaged except for the most trivial of edge nicks and reach 2cm on the diagonal. Some of the smaller crystals are so clear you can't see them until you reflect light off their faces. This is the best quality from this find that I could find. Complete all around and better than photos.


TU248 - Fluorite $ 750
Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu248a.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu248b.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu248c.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu248d.jpg]

Water clear light green Fluorite cubes on matrix. Central main isolated cube is 2cm on the diagonal. Some of the smaller crystals are so clear you can't see them until you reflect light off their faces. This is the best quality from this find that I could find. Complete all around and undamaged. Better than photos.


TU250 - Fluorite $ 500
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu250a.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu250b.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu250c.jpg] Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu250d.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite cubes with exceptionally glossy, wet-looking luster. There is a cleave on the lower right corner of the amin crystals, otherwise undamaged.


TU251 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 750
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu251a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu251b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu251c.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue Fluorite cubes on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. Exceptionally bright crystals! It really pops when compared to others. Glossy, wet-looking luster. There are a couple tiny, trivial nicks that you have to search for, otherwise undamaged. This one is really nice and way better than photos.


TU252 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 600
Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252c.jpg]

Water-clear, colorless Fluorite cubes without matrix surrounding a single Calcite crystal. Great luster with slight corner modifications. Undamaged.


TU253 - Fluorite on Quartz with Barite $ 400
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253d.jpg]

Water-clear, purple Fluorite cubes on a Quartz crystal covered matrix with small white Barite crystals. The Fluorite crystals have superb surface luster. Damage to one Barite cluster on the lower right side, otherwise undamaged. Good Fluorite crystals on the back side too!


J362 - Copper $ 700
White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.9 x 2.2 x 1 cm


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Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362a.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362b.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362c.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362d.jpg]

Fantastic old Copper specimen composed a tall central spinel-twinned crystal with smaller attached crystals. Complete all around and undamaged with good patina.


J364 - Topaz $ 150
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.4 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J364a.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J364b.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J364c.jpg]

Transparent single Topaz crystal. Complete all around and undamaged except for two small edge chips. Clear enough to facet.


J417 - Quartz on Prehnite $ 750
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm


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Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417a.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417b.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417c.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417d.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417e.jpg]

Criss-crossing Quartz crystals with smokey scepters atop a mound of green Prehnite. Highly aesthetic specimen that has it all - good color contrast, exciting form, and looks good from any angle. Undamaged except for some partial quartz crystals along the lower edges.


J418 - Brookite in Quartz $ 450
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418c.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418d.jpg]

Sharp, water clear Quartz crystals included by Brookite crystals. The main Quartz crystal has both a large 2cm Brookite that rises up off the bottom plus a smaller approximately 8mm Brookite floating in the termination. Fine and undamaged, one of the better examples from this occurrence that I've seen.


J426 - Quartz $ 75
Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J426a.jpg] Quartz from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J426b.jpg] Quartz from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J426c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around and undamaged with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Old specimen found in 1996.

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