Selected Specimens

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K746 - Mimetite $ 300
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746c.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746d.jpg]

High quality, glassy crystals with a rich golden color. A couple of damaged crystals otherwise nothing but fiery bright perfection.


K743 - Prehnite after Anhydrite $ 175
Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743a.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743b.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743c.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743d.jpg]

Velvety green Prehnite that formed over (now gone) Anhydrite crystals, leaving this rare and wonderful specimen. Transluscent and undamaged. The inside shows the flat, smooth surfaces of the former Anhydrite crystals.


K706 - Calcite on Ferberite $ 225
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


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Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/K706a.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/K706b.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/K706c.jpg]

Well formed single Ferberite crystal with attached Calcite crystals. Perfectly terminated and undamaged with an irridecent sheen on the termination faces. This is an old piece I've had in my collection for about 25 years.


K698 - Wulfenite with Mimetite $ 375
Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698a.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698b.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698c.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698d.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698e.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove mine Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698f.jpg]

Golden yellow Wulfenite crystals to 1.7cm with small spherical Mimetite crystal groupss, good all around.


K713 - Chalcedony after Gastropod $ 350
Mesa Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 3 cm


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Chalcedony after Gastropod from Mesa Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K713a.jpg] Chalcedony after Gastropod from Mesa Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K713b.jpg] Chalcedony after Gastropod from Mesa Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K713c.jpg] Chalcedony after Gastropod from Mesa Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K713d.jpg]

Silica rich matrix hosting a 1.4cm fossil gastropod that has been replaced by translucent orange Chalcedony. Perfectly preserved and undamaged. This was found in the Morrison formation and is approximately 155 million years old. Collected by Bill Hawes.


K712 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 225
Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712d.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystals clearly evident. Smithsonite also covers the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite.


K738 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 600
Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738d.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738e.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738f.jpg]

Transparent light green Fluorite cubes with transparent wafer-like Calcite crystals. The quality of both the Fluorite and Calcite is remarkable. The best of a small lot I obtained years ago.


K737 - Torbernite $ 425
Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737a.jpg] Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737b.jpg] Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737c.jpg]

Open vug filled with fibrous Malachite and large platy crystals of Torbernite. Other minerals present throughout the matrix.


K739 - Cinnabar $ 300
Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm


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Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739a.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739b.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739c.jpg]

Cluster of large, twinned Cinnabar crystals 2.2cm wide on Dolomite and Quartz crystals. Another small 'drill bit' twin is near the base.


K740 - Fluorite $ 350
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 3.7 x 3.4 x 2 cm


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Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740a.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740b.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740c.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent purple Fluorite crystals, a floater with no matrix. A little damage, slightly rehealed, along the right side, otherwise perfectly crystallized all around and the luster is like glass.


K717 - Tsavorite on Diopside $ 75
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717a.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717b.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717c.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717d.jpg]

Elongated groups of Tsavorite crystals intergrown with a glassy, terminated Diopside crystal. There are also small Pyrite crystals associated.


K652 - Hessonite on Diopside $ 150
Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Hessonite on Diopside from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/K652a.jpg] Hessonite on Diopside from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/K652b.jpg] Hessonite on Diopside from Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/K652c.jpg]

Glassy, translucent red crystals of Grossular var. Hessonite attached to a light green Diopside crystal. Out of an old collection.


K653 - Ludlamite $ 180
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1 x 0.6 cm


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Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653a.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653b.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653c.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653d.jpg]

Large single crystal on a tiny bit of matrix. Well terminated, translucent, and undamaged.


K718 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K718a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K718b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K718c.jpg]

High quality, glassy 1cm Tsavorite crystal with good color on a Graphite matrix. Undamaged crystal that is transparent. There are some shallow grooves on the surface caused by former Graphite crystals.


K659 - Wulfenite $ 125
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K659a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K659b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K659c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K659d.jpg]

Translucent orange single crystal. Tabular habit, complete all round. There is a small nick to the lower left corner, otherwise undamaged.
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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
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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