Selected Specimens

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J407 - Aquamarine $ 120
Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407a.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407b.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407c.jpg]

Transparent criss-crossing Aquamarine crystals. Good transparency and undamaged, cute thumbnail.


J395 - Prehnite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It's undamaged and formed atop a (now gone) Tanzanite crystal and only tiny bits of Tanzanite remain on the base.


J397 - Prehnite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It ahs some contact/rough areas along the rear right side but can be displayed showing nothing but fat, juicy yellow crystals.


J334 - Hematite $ 260 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 130
Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


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Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334a.jpg] Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334b.jpg] Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334c.jpg] Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334d.jpg]

Crystals of irridescent Hematite associated with Pyrite. Colorful sheens of reds and greens play across the surface of the crystals. Comes with an old Lawrence Conklin label.


J403 - Tourmaline $ 140
Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403a.jpg] Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403b.jpg] Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403c.jpg] Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403d.jpg]

Complete single Tourmaline crystal (likely Liddicoatite) with a transparent green base and a bright pink termination. Slight edge wear otherwise undamaged. Weighs 4.2 grams.


J330 - Augelite $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 2 cm


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Augelite from Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J330a.jpg] Augelite from Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J330b.jpg] Augelite from Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J330c.jpg]

Lustrous and sharp Augelite crystals well dispersed across the flat surface. Associated with Quartz and Pyrite. Undamaged.


J382 - Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite $ 300
Egremont, Cumbria, England
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382a.jpg] Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382b.jpg] Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382c.jpg]

Red Hematite matrix with typical black Hematite crystals (both sides) and Quartz crystals (one side). What is uncommon is the presence of Fluorite crystals which occur as transparent cubes of about 3mm.


J383 - Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 250
Panasquiera, Portugal
cabinet - 10 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383d.jpg]

Bright, silvery crystals of Arseonpyrite with Quartz crystals. Showy Panasquiera classic in great condition.


J385 - Hematite in Quartz $ 350
Egremont, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385a.jpg] Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385b.jpg] Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385c.jpg]

Highly lustrous Quartz crystals with silvery/black Hematite crystals just under the surface of the Quartz crystals. Undamaged, with old collection numbers attached to the bottom.


J386 - Azurite with Malachite $ 280
Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386c.jpg]

Highly lustrous Azurite crystals, some partially psuedomorphed to Malachite. Besides the main coverage of crystals on top, there are also many vugs of crystals on the sides and bottom. Undamaged old specimen, with old collection number attached to the bottom.


J387 - Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite $ 275
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387a.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387b.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387c.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387d.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387e.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387f.jpg]

Double-terminated twinned Calcite crystal intergrown with highly lustrous Galena crystals all atop Sphalerite. There are some cleavage faces on one termination of the Calcite, but also nice pointed ends that make it not as noticable. The Galena cubes reach 2cm in size and the combination makes for an attractive specimen good when viewed from any angle.


J390 - Apatite on Feldspar $ 250
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 5 x 2 cm


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Apatite on Feldspar from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J390a.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J390b.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J390c.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J390d.jpg]

Pink Apatite crystals with black Tourmaline on a good crystal of white Feldspar. Undamaged.


J391 - Brookite in Quartz $ 150
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J391a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J391b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J391c.jpg]

Sharp, water clear Quartz crystals included by Brookite crystals. The main Quartz crystal is double-terminated. The Brookite crystals have fine hair-like needles of Rutile extending off the crystal surfaces. Fine and undamaged, one of the better examples from this occurrence that I've seen.


J378 - Apophyllite on Stilbite $ 400
Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India
large cabinet - 17 x 10 x 6 cm


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Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378a.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378b.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378c.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378d.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378e.jpg]

Gemmy green clusters of Apophyllite on white Stilbite from the famous 'Well Pocket' find. The crystals have good transparency and are undamaged. Large, showy specimen.


J376 - Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 750
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 7.5 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376d.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376e.jpg]

Lustrous metallic Arseonpyrite crystals with large Quartz crystals. This would be a great addition to a Yaogangxian or Chinese collection. Large, showy specimen.

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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 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115

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