Selected Specimens

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AR26 - Tourmaline in Lepidolite $ 450
Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm


Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26a.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26b.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26c.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26d.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26e.jpg]

White Lepidolite partially wraps around a naturally etched, multi-colored Tourmaline crystal. The green colored end of the crystal shows part of the original flat termination and the other end shows etched 'spires' of pink and green coloration.


AR29 - Rutilated Quartz $ 200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.0 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm


Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29a.jpg] Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29b.jpg] Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29c.jpg] Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29d.jpg]

A large terminated clear Quartz crystal has numerous golden color needle-like crystals of Rutile included within. Brazil is the most prolific source of this mineral combination referred to as 'Rutilated Quartz'. Only minor chipping here and there with contact on the bottom and to one side where it was attached to matrix.


AR30 - Quartz after Fluorite $ 150
Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
small cabinet - 8.7 x 5.7 x 2.8 cm


Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30a.jpg] Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30b.jpg] Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30c.jpg] Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30d.jpg] Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30e.jpg]

Specimens like these are often called 'pseudomorphs' of one mineral replacing another. In reality, this is an 'epimorph' of Quartz after Fluorite. The Quartz grew on the top of the Fluorite, then natural fluids etched away just the Fluorite leaving a perfect cast of the former crystals. A very clean, old collection example from Bohemia.


AR31 - Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite $ 450
Tsumeb, Nammibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.7 x 4.0 cm


Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31c.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31d.jpg]

Classic Tsumeb specimen of Dioptase on white Calcite. Super lustrous, transluscent dark green Dioptase crystals in small clusters and isolated crystals. Areas of lighter green color Duftite are in association. There is damage to a couple of the Dioptase crystals, but the vast majority are fine and undamaged.


AR33 - Fluorite $ 450
Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5.1 x 5.0 cm


Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33a.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33b.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33c.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33d.jpg]

A cluster of dark purple color Fluorite crystals from this historic American mining locality. Very aesthetic specimen with no damage. Largest single crystal measures 4cm on edge.


AR37 - Benitoite $ 120
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
miniature - 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm


Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37a.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37b.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37c.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37d.jpg]

Benitoite crystals were occasionally found as 'floaters' that had weathered out of the host crossite amphibole rock matrix. This is an example of a single large crystal with blue-gray color and a rough surface caused by the amphibole inclusions. Even though it's not dark blue in color, it does have the same 'cornflower blue' fluorescent color when seen under shortwave UV lighting.


AR39 - Pyromorphite $ 120
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows mounds of crystals with both orange and yellow-green color and high lustre. Minor damage to a few of the crystals. Essentially solid Pyromorphite.


AR40 - Pyromorphite $ 160
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR40a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR40b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR40c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with orange and yellow color and high lustre. Crystallized all around.


AR42 - Pyromorphite $ 90
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.9 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR42a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR42b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR42c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR42d.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals in a vuggy cavity with 'butterscotch' yellow color and high lustre.


AR43 - Pyromorphite $ 120
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.5 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR43a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR43b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR43c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with orange, tan, and yellow color and high lustre. This one appears to be a complete floater with minor damage to only a couple of the crystals.


AR45 - Pyromorphite $ 140
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 4.1 x 2.8 x 2.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR45a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR45b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR45c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with 'butterscotch yellow' and tan color and high lustre. A floater specimen with no major damage.


AR46 - Pyromorphite $ 250
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.5 x 3.0 x 1.9 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR46a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR46b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR46c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR46d.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with bright orange and yellow color and high lustre. A bit of matrix remains on one side.


AR47 - Pyromorphite $ 200
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 4.1 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR47a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR47b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR47d.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with a mixture of orange and yellow color and high lustre on both sides of a ridge-like formation.


AR48 - Pyromorphite $ 200
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.8 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR48a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR48b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR48c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with a mixture of orange, tan, and green color and high lustre.


AR50 - Pyromorphite $ 120
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.8 x 2.9 x 1.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR50a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR50b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR50c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR50d.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows a plate of crystals with yellow-orange color and high lustre and no matrix.



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49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103

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