Selected Specimens

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C695 - Copper $ 3500
Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 8.7 x 6 x 3 cm


Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695a.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695b.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695c.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695d.jpg]

Cluster of large, well formed Copper crystals with good patina in colors of reds to browns. Undamaged.


C697 - Fluorite $ 750
Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.7 cm


Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c697a.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c697b.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c697c.jpg]

Blue and purple Fluorite from the famous Minerva Mine. There is a purple core with outer zones of various shades of blue. This is the color that is hard to find and that everyone wants. Nice and gemmy and nearly pristine with just a cleave at one corner.


C698 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698d.jpg]

Classic Paprok Tourmaline in colors of pink and greens. Good transparency and overall brightness. Undamaged with attached lepidolite. Weighs 14.84 grams.


C700 - Hambergite with Tourmaline $ 1200
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.7 cm


Hambergite with Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c700a.jpg] Hambergite with Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c700b.jpg] Hambergite with Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c700c.jpg]

Exquisite and uncommon specimen composed of a terminated translucent to transparent Hambergite crystal accented at the base by a cluster of bi-color, double-terminated Tourmaline crystals. There are four pink and green Tourmaline crystals in the cluster.


C701 - Alexandrite $ 3500
Carnaiba mining district, Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.7 x 1.4 cm


Alexandrite from Carnaiba mining district, Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c701a.jpg] Alexandrite from Carnaiba mining district, Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c701b.jpg] Alexandrite from Carnaiba mining district, Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c701c.jpg]

Outstanding sixling crystal of Alexandrite, the rare variety of chrysoberyl that exibits a color change between natural and artificial light (Alexandrite effect). This specimen has six very well developed 'arms', each translucent and showing good color when backlit. This is easily the best Brazilian Alexandrite I've ever owned and is complete and good when viewed from either side.


C702 - Fluorite $ 550
Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
cabinet - 11 x 7.5 x 6 cm


Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702a.jpg] Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702b.jpg] Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702c.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Fluorite cubes to 3.5cm on the diagonal. Clean and undamaged with good color.


C703 - Quartz Gwindel $ 950
Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703a.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703b.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703c.jpg]

Smokey Quartz gwindel with a well pronounced curve and very smooth, lustrous faces. Transparent with little to no internal cracks or veils. Undamaged with much better glassy luster than the photos indicate.


C704 - Clinoatacamite with Calcite $ 1250
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704c.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704d.jpg]

Large and especially fine quality Clinoatacamite crystals with white Calcite over a layer of Malachite. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens, and this is a good one. The crystals are all pristine. They were protected by a layer of Selenite that I dissolved away, leaving these perfect crystals. Individual crystals reach 1.3cm wide. The Lily Mine is now closed.


J572 - Wulfenite $ 280
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572d.jpg]

Red Wulfenite crystals on matrix. Fine and undamaged crystals. From the Don Boydston collection acquired by John Seibel in 2005.


J571 - Azurite $ 350
Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571a.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571b.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571c.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571d.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571e.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571f.jpg]

Fine floater cluster of Azurite crystals with a good, bright blue color (not too dark or black). Complete all around and undamaged.


J511 - Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite $ 225
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2 cm


Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511d.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511e.jpg]

Colorful and interesting Merelani specimen with large Diopside crystals, cubes of Pyrite green Grossular (Tsavorite) all atop good crystals of Graphite. There is one broken Tsavorite otherwise this would be priced much higher. Nevertheless, it's really showy and at a great price.


J285 - Sphene with Diopside on Graphite $ 125
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm


Sphene with Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J285a.jpg] Sphene with Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J285b.jpg] Sphene with Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J285c.jpg]

Black Sphene crystal propped up on both sides by Diopside crystals, all on a matrix of Graphite. Sphene are uncommon at Merelani and this would be a great addition to a Merelani suite.


J498 - Tsavorite, Diopside, Calcite on Graphite $ 225
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite, Diopside, Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J498a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J498b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J498c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J498d.jpg]

Colorful and aesthetic Merelani specimen with gem Tsavorite crystals, a couple small Diopside crystals, and white Calcite crystals all atop Graphite. The largest Tsavorite is 5.5mm wide and transparent.


J497 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497d.jpg]

CGlassy green Tsavorite crystals on Graphite. The largest Tsavorite is 9mm wide and undamaged.


J506 - Spinel $ 400
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.1 x 2 cm


Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J506a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J506b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J506c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J506d.jpg]

Complete octahedral Spinel crystal with sharp, glassy faces and good red color. Minor chipping on a couple points, but overall in excellent condition. Weighs 7.4 grams with small gem zones. One of the best I was able to get from the 2018 finds.



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