Selected Specimens

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K125 - Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite $ 180
San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/k125a.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/k125b.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/k125c.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/k125d.jpg]

A fine example of the rare sulfosalt species, Franckeite, covered with crystals of what was formerly known as Potosiite (now discredited). Potosiite is the variety of Franckeite that is tin-poor in its chemistry with crystals more tabular in shape. There are large, flat individual crystals on this specimen to 6 x 6mm. A rare specimen.


K169 - Brucite $ 400
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 12 x 10 x 3 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k169a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k169b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k169c.jpg]

Large specimen of solid Brucite without matrix. Large radial crystal groups to 4.5cm wide, well crystallized all around and undamaged. Medium yellow color, translucent, thick and sturdy.


J987 - Axinite $ 150
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J987a.jpg] Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J987b.jpg] Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J987c.jpg]

Bladed purple Axinite crystals on matrix from one of the world's best localities for the species. A little green Epidote adds color contrast. Largest crystal is 2.2cm.


J999 - Celestite on Sulfur $ 80
Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J999a.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J999b.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J999c.jpg]

White Clestite crystals on Sulfur. Main crystal is 2cm and double-terminated. Undamaged specimen.


K223 - Sand Calcite $ 80
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6 x 3 cm


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Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/K223a.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/K223b.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/K223c.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/K223d.jpg]

Double-terminated Calcite crystals heavily included by sand. A very clean example from this famous loacality. This is a specimen I've owned since I was about 10 years old.


K240 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 280
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K240a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K240b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K240c.jpg]

Transparent Tsavorite crystals with Diopside on a matrix of solid Graphite. The Tsavorites are gemmy with great color, largest crystal is 5mm.


K241 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K241a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K241b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K241c.jpg]

Druse of transparent Tsavorite crystals over much of a matrix of solid Graphite. Isolated crystals of Diopside in association.


K242 - Tsavorite, Pyrite, Quartz, Diopside on Graphite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Tsavorite, Pyrite, Quartz, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K242a.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite, Quartz, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K242b.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite, Quartz, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K242c.jpg]

Wonderful and uncommon Merelani combo specimen with a 1.1cm double-terminated Quartz crystal, a 1cm Pyrite crystal, and small Tsavorite and Diopside crystals on a matrix of solid Graphite. Quartz crystals on Graphite are uncommon.


K243 - Tsavorite, Pyrite on Graphite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Tsavorite, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K243a.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K243b.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K243c.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K243d.jpg]

Bright, complex Pyrite crystals to 2cm with Tsavorite and Diopside crystals on a matrix of solid Graphite. Highly aesthetic, undamaged specimen.


K247 - Prehnite $ 220
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K247a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K247b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K247c.jpg]

Large, blocky crystals of bright lemon yellow Prehnite. Recent finds at Merelani have produced the best Prehnites found to date at the mines. With a small amount of attached Graphite on the back.


K248 - Prehnite $ 550
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K248a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K248b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K248c.jpg]

Large, blocky crystals of yellow to greenish yellow Prehnite. Very clean - I found a small amount of chipping at the tip of one crystal, otherwise perfect and undamaged and very aesthetic cluster, complete all around. Well defined, distinct crystals. Recent finds at Merelani have produced the best Prehnites found to date at the mines. With a small amount of attached Graphite on the bottom.


K249 - Prehnite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K249a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K249b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K249c.jpg]

Large, blocky crystals of bright lemon yellow Prehnite. Clean and undamaged and highly translucent. Recent finds at Merelani have produced the best Prehnites found to date at the mines. With a small amount of attached and included Graphite on the back.


K252 - Prehnite $ 280
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K252a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K252b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K252c.jpg]

Large, blocky crystals of bright lemon yellow Prehnite. Clean and undamaged and highly translucent. Recent finds at Merelani have produced the best Prehnites found to date at the mines. With a small amount of attached Graphite on the back.


K258 - Lot of 7 Thumbnails $ 100
various
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258a.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258b.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258c.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258d.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258e.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258f.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258g.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258h.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258i.jpg] Lot of 7 Thumbnails from various [db_pics/pics/K258j.jpg]

Lot of 7 thumbnail-sized mineral specimens: 1) Smithsonite - Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico; 2) Gaspeite - Coolgardie, Australia; 3) Quartz on Fluorite - Utah, USA; 4) Galena - Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Mexico; 5) Quartz - Dugway, Utah; 6) Bismuthinite - Potosi, Bolivia; and 7) Neptunite with Benitoite - San Benito Co., California.


J923 - Spinel $ 120
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J923a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J923b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J923c.jpg]

Single well crystallized Spinel. There are natural indented growth structures but no damage. Found in 2018.
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109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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