Selected Specimens

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J578 - Prehnite $ 50
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.6 x 5.0 x 5.0 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J578a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J578b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J578c.jpg]

Olive green color Prehnite crystals with sharp radial clusters overall. A small amount of silver-gray Graphite can be seen mainly on the bottom. An excellent quality specimen with good luster and very translucent. No major damage and only minimal chipping here and there. Though darker in color due to Graphite inclusions, this is an excellent specimen with large, well defined crystals that I value at $300.


J725 - Barite $ 220
Flagstaff Mountain, Northport, Stevens Co., Washington, USA
cabinet - 13 x 12 x 6 cm


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Barite from Flagstaff Mountain, Northport, Stevens Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/J725a.jpg] Barite from Flagstaff Mountain, Northport, Stevens Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/J725b.jpg] Barite from Flagstaff Mountain, Northport, Stevens Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/J725c.jpg]

Good coverage of yellow Barite crystals to 1.5cm on a tan rock matrix from an obscure USA locality. Excellent condition and alrged sized.


J726 - Hemimorphite $ 180
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 14 x 9 x 8 cm


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Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J726a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J726b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J726c.jpg] Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J726d.jpg]

Large open vugs in Limonite matrix filled with brilliantly lustrous Hemimorphite crystals.


J728 - Descloizite $ 260 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 130
Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 14 x 8 x 7 cm


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Descloizite from Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J728a.jpg] Descloizite from Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J728b.jpg] Descloizite from Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J728c.jpg]

Sparkling red microcrystals of Descloizite with an uncommon red/orange coloration. The Descolizite is present over an area 10cm wide. Neat old specimen out of a collection from an obscure and defunct USA locality.


J729 - Fluorite $ 280
Eastgate Quarry, Durham, England
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from Eastgate Quarry, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/J729a.jpg] Fluorite from Eastgate Quarry, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/J729b.jpg] Fluorite from Eastgate Quarry, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/J729c.jpg]

Transparent yellow Fluorite cubes covering the entire top surface. Out of an old collection and in excellent condition without any bruising or dings.


J664 - Hematite $ 140
Elba Island, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm


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Hematite from Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/J664a.jpg] Hematite from Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/J664b.jpg] Hematite from Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/J664c.jpg] Hematite from Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/J664d.jpg]

Bright ans shiny black Hematite crystals from the classic Elba locality. Individual crystals to 1.6cm wide.


J666 - Orpiment $ 225
Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J666a.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J666b.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J666c.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J666d.jpg]

Good coverage of golden Orpiment crystals. The Twin Creeks Mine is a large open pit Gold mine in central Nevada. The Orpiment was found during Gold mining operations in the 1990s. In excellent condition.


J667 - Orpiment $ 275
Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 3.5 cm


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Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J667a.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J667b.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J667c.jpg]

Good coverage of golden Orpiment crystals. The Twin Creeks Mine is a large open pit Gold mine in central Nevada. The Orpiment was found during Gold mining operations in the 1990s. In excellent condition.


J751 - Stannite $ 125
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Stannite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J751a.jpg] Stannite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J751b.jpg] Stannite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J751c.jpg]

Superb lustrous metallic crystals of the rare mineral Stannite from Bolivia. Stannite is a rare sulfide of copper, iron, and tin. Zinc commonly occurs with the iron and trace germanium may be present. Slightly irridescent, well crystallized all around.


J755 - Pyrargyrite $ 450
Peru
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Pyrargyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J755a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J755b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J755c.jpg]

Cluster of dark red Pyrargyrite crystals. Main crystal is complete and 1.8cm wide.


J770 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 450
China
cabinet - 11 x 9 x 4 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770d.jpg]

Translucent green octahedrons of Fluorite on a Quartz crystal coated matrix. This is a floater well crystallized on all sides with no points of contact. In exceelent condition with damage to one crystal on the back and a small cleave on one crystal visible from the front, otherwise all are perfect, including the Quartz.


J715 - Diopside with Tsavorite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715a.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715b.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715c.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715d.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J715e.jpg]

Cluster of Diopside crystals with attached Tsavorite. A couple small points of contact present but it's basically a floater with Diopside crystals sticking out in all directions. The Tsavorite are bright and gemmy!


J718 - Diopside with Tsavorite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718a.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718b.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718c.jpg] Diopside with Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J718d.jpg]

Diopside crystals intergrown with elongated Tsavorite crystals. Crystallized all around. The Tsavorite are bright and gemmy and up to 7mm long.


J719 - Graphite in Tsavorite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Graphite in Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J719a.jpg] Graphite in Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J719b.jpg] Graphite in Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J719c.jpg]

Sharp single Tsavorite crystal with two very good inclusions of singel Graphite crystals.


J720 - Tsavorite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J720a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J720b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J720c.jpg]

Sharp single Tsavorite crystal with good color and attached Pyrite.
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