Selected Specimens

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K137 - Copper $ 350
Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137a.jpg] Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137b.jpg] Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137d.jpg] Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137f.jpg] Copper from Laker Pocket, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k137g.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen with branches that come together at the top in a mass of very sharp octahedrons of Copper crystals with individuals crystals 7mm wide. Found in 2008 by Bob Barron while metal detecting the lake floor of Lake Superior in about 15 feet of water off Eagle Harbor.


K133 - Clinoatacamite $ 225
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133c.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133d.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k133e.jpg]

High quality specimen of Clinoatacamite with an isolated crystal group 1.1cm wide atop sparkling drusy Quartz crystals. Good crystals of this rare species. The Lily Mine is now closed.


K143 - Topaz $ 160
Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.7 x 1 cm


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Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/k143a.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/k143b.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/k143c.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/k143d.jpg]

Water-clear single Topaz crystal from the famous Klein Spitzkopje locality. Complete all around and undamaged except for a little chipping on one edge. Clear enough to facet.


K136 - Clinoatacamite $ 425
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k136a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k136b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k136c.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/k136d.jpg]

High quality specimen of Clinoatacamite with an isolated crystals atop sparkling drusy Quartz crystals. Good crystals of this rare species. The Lily Mine is now closed.


IL101 - Fluorite with Chalcopyrite $ 500
Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 6 cm


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Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL101a.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL101b.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL101c.jpg] Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL101d.jpg]

Translucent, color-zoned Fluorite with a bright light blue outer layer and a yellow core. Lots of stepped cubic faces, some etching, and some cleavage faces.


IL106 - Fluorite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3 cm


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Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL106a.jpg] Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL106b.jpg] Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL106c.jpg] Fluorite from Annabel Lee Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Harding Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/IL106d.jpg]

Translucent, color-zoned cubic Fluorite with a yellow core and purple outer layer. There is some edge chipping and the left side of the cube is incomplete. Very colorful and transparent in areas with inclusions of Chalcopyrite and puff balls of Barite.


D150 - Gold $ 1500
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm


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Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/d150a.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/d150b.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/d150c.jpg]

Exceptionally bright and colorful Gold specimen from the Eagle's Nest Mine, well known as the source for some of the world's finest quality Gold specimens. This specimen is good from both sides and features a variety of crystal forms. Weighs 7.29 grams.


D151 - Rhodochrosite $ 3500
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 2 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d151a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d151b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d151c.jpg]

Shimmering botryoidal Rhodochrosite with top cherry red color. Previous dealer had this listed at $4,500, but I got it in trade and can offer it for less. There are a couple light scuff marks, otherwise undamaged (note that the scuff is on the left center; other lighter areas in photo are light reflections off the crystals surfaces). Translucent when backlit.


D152 - Prehnite $ 1800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
cabinet - 12.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152e.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152f.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152g.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152h.jpg]

Large, catepillar-like formation of Prehnite crystals. A very interesting specimen for it's unique form, distinct crystals, and coloration (way better than photos - the camera didn't pick up the blue green color well). New finds at Merelani have produced Prehnites with a color I've not seen before, sort of a mixture of both green and blue. This specimen features both typical lemon yellow and the new blue/green colored crystals. While most Prehnites from other parts of the world occur as botryoidal masses or spheres, Merelani produces well formed, distinct crystals, and this specimen is loaded wtih them. It has double-terminated clusters to 5cm and individual crystals to 3cm. There is one small smooth area where it contacted a Calcite crystal, otherwise it's a floater covered by crystals on all sides, with little if any damage. One of the best, if not the best, Merelani Prehnite I've had. Minor Pyrite and Graphite in association.


D153 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d153a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d153b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d153c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d153d.jpg]

Glassy and transparent Tsavorite crystals (green Grossular) on a Graphite matrix. Good crystals are present on the front, top, and back sides of the specimen. Individual crystals reach 7mm.


D154 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 1250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
cabinet - 12.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d154a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d154b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d154c.jpg]

Rare large matrix sized specimen of glassy and transparent Tsavorite crystals (green Grossular), Diopside crystals, and small white crystals of Chabazite (?) on a Graphite crystal covered matrix. This is an uncommon and classic example of many minerals from the Merelani mineral suite, all in one large, colorful specimen.


D155 - Heliodor $ 750
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine
small cabinet - 6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d155a.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d155b.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d155c.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d155d.jpg]

Exquisite gem Heliodor crystal with typical etching for the locality. Excellent luster and all gem internally. This crystal has good color and visual appeal, especially for this size range. Complete and undamaged except for a shallow chip near the base of the back side (which looks surprisingly like the natural etched form). Weighs 12.92 grams.


D156 - Heliodor $ 1500
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d156a.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d156b.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d156c.jpg]

Exquisite gem Heliodor crystal with typical etching for the locality, though it retains alot ot's original hexagonal form. Good luster and all gem internally. Complete and undamaged with a naturally etched hollow area at the rear termination area. Weighs 30.73 grams.


D160 - Wulfenite $ 850
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d160a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d160b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d160c.jpg]

Intergrown orange crystals of Wulfenite. There is a small amount of matrix on back, and 2 areas of contact/damage, otherwise these are large matrixless, pristine intergrown crystals to 3.7cm. This style is less common than the typical chunky crystals on matrix. Comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


D161 - Azurite $ 800
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.3 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d161a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d161b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d161c.jpg]

Undamaged floater crystal group with no points of contact - nothing but great crystals. The crystals have good luster and fantastic electric blue color. This specimen is from what was called the Watercourse Pocket. The main, central crystal has a little area of Malachite poking out one end. There has been plenty of Milpillas Azurite found, but I consider these watercours pocket floater specimens to be among the best for the mine.
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