Selected Specimens

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K458 - Prehnite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458d.jpg]

Rosette of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals with an attached partial cluster. Solid Prehnite with a flat backside due to growth against Calcite. Main crystal cluster is 4.5cm wide.


K460 - Prehnite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K460a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K460b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K460c.jpg]

Clusters of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals. Solid Prehnite with a flat backside due to growth against Calcite. Quality, large crystals.


K449 - Prehnite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K449a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K449b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K449c.jpg]

Clusters of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals. Solid Prehnite with a flat backside with a thin layer of attached Graphite. Good quality specimen with large distinct crystals.


J955 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 280
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 12.5 x 10 x 7 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955e.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955f.jpg]

Large sulfide rich matrix with botryoidal Orpiment and red crystals of Hutchinsonite. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 6mm long and both the Orpiment and Hutchinsonite are present on two sides of this large display piece.


K158 - Brucite $ 200
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 13 x 8.5 x 3 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158d.jpg]

Large specimen of solid Brucite without matrix. Large radial crystal groups, larger and thicker than most. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. Medium yellow color, translucent, thick and sturdy.


K427 - Rhodolite gemstone $ 350
Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427a.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427b.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427c.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427e.jpg]

Well saturated red Rhodolite garnet gemstone weighing 4.14 carats. I bought this from gem dealer Rick Kennedy about 20 years ago for about $250.


J961 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 160
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 5 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961d.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961e.jpg]

Large sulfide rich matrix with botryoidal Orpiment and red crystals of Hutchinsonite. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach over 1cm long and both the Orpiment and Hutchinsonite richly cover the specimen.


K590 - Pyrite $ 180
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590a.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590b.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590d.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590e.jpg]

Intergrown cubes of lustrous Pyrite. Such clusters like this are much less common than single cubes. This one is composed of 5 intergrown cubes. Complete all around and undamaged.


K612 - Karpatite $ 95 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 48
Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.7 cm


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Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K612a.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K612b.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K612c.jpg]

Silica rich matrix hosting drusy Quartz and numerous areas of bright yellow Karpatite. Karpatite is an uncommon organic mineral, which is also fluorescent. Small red flecks of Cinnabar are also present. The Karpatite is present both beneath the drusy Quartz and exposed on many areas of the specimen.


K648 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 150
Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648c.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystal clearly evident. Smaller individual Smithsonite crystals are scattered across the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite.


K693 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 150
Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.8 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693d.jpg]

Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystal clearly evident. The surface of the matrix is also covered by a layer of velvety Smithsonite. This one in not the yellow color that the mine is best known for, but the large, isolated wavy crystal is spectacular and 1.7cm wide.


K687 - Stibiconite after Stibnite $ 150
Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 4.9 x 2 x 1 cm


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Stibiconite after Stibnite from Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K687a.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K687b.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K687c.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from Buena Vista Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K687d.jpg]

Cluster of well terminated Stibiconite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged.


K676 - Brazilianite on Albite $ 240
Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676a.jpg] Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676b.jpg] Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676c.jpg]

A 1.7cm double-terminated Brazilianite crystal well presented on Albite crystals with other smaller Brazilianites. Undamaged and aesthetic.


K662 - Ettringite $ 150
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662d.jpg]

Single, well terminated crystal of bright yellow Etringite.


K661 - Gaudefroyite $ 100
Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


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Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661a.jpg] Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661b.jpg] Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661c.jpg]

Stout single crystal. Well terminated, larger than most.
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