Selected Specimens

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M874 - Sugilite $ 250
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.4 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M874a.jpg] Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M874b.jpg] Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M874c.jpg] Sugilite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M874d.jpg]

Bright, chatoyant fibrous Sugilite occurring as tightly packed crystals on matrix. Thick masses of Sugilite grown all around small pieces of matrix. From a rare and limited find in 2014.


M283 - Gmelinite $ 120
Flinders, Victoria, Australia
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Gmelinite from Flinders, Victoria, Australia [db_pics/pics/M283a.jpg] Gmelinite from Flinders, Victoria, Australia [db_pics/pics/M283b.jpg] Gmelinite from Flinders, Victoria, Australia [db_pics/pics/M283c.jpg]

Peach colored Gmelinite lining vugs on matrix. Gmelinite is a fairly uncommon zeolite mineral (a hydrated sodium calcium aluminum silicate) and occurs on the specimen with Analcime, Natrolite and potentially other zeolites. Old specimen from a 1980s era collection. Sawcut on base.


M880 - Fluorite $ 600
La Barre Mine, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône-Alpes, France
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4.5 x 2.7 cm


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Fluorite from La Barre Mine, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M880a.jpg] Fluorite from La Barre Mine, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M880b.jpg] Fluorite from La Barre Mine, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M880c.jpg] Fluorite from La Barre Mine, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M880e.jpg]

Intensely colored blue Fluorite crystal from the La Barre Mine. The color is a pleasing deep blue, just what you would want in Fluorite, with lots of well defined phantoms. There is some edge wear but it's in good condition overall, and highly transparent. I think it looks nicer in person than the photos as you can see the depth and range of colors better. Comes with a custom Lucite base.


M881 - Copper $ 180
Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Copper from Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M881a.jpg] Copper from Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M881c.jpg] Copper from Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M881e.jpg] Copper from Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M881f.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen from an old collection. Lots of branches loaded with crystals, individual crytals to 1cm in size.


M554 - Pyrite with Enargite $ 140 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 70
Morococha Mine, Junin Region, Peru
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Pyrite with Enargite from Morococha Mine, Junin Region, Peru [db_pics/pics/M554a.jpg] Pyrite with Enargite from Morococha Mine, Junin Region, Peru [db_pics/pics/M554b.jpg] Pyrite with Enargite from Morococha Mine, Junin Region, Peru [db_pics/pics/M554c.jpg] Pyrite with Enargite from Morococha Mine, Junin Region, Peru [db_pics/pics/M554d.jpg]

Pyrite specimens always make some of the brightest and showy of mineral specimens, and those with octahedral crystals such as this old timer are mush less common than most. This specimen has well formed crystals to 2.5cm wide intergrown with grey Enargite crystals and dates back to approximately the 1980s.The Morococha mine is a large silver mine located in the center of Peru in Junín Region.


M855 - Chrome Tremolite $ 95
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.5 cm


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Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M855a.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M855b.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M855c.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M855d.jpg]

Vivid green Tremolite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Complete all around and well terminatedd (most are unterminated shards). Like many other minerals from Merelani, the Tremolite found here is considered the best in the world. Glassy and undamaged.


M851 - Chrome Tremolite $ 95
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm


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Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M851a.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M851b.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M851c.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M851d.jpg]

Vivid green Tremolite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Complete all around and well terminatedd (most are unterminated shards). Like many other minerals from Merelani, the Tremolite found here is considered the best in the world. Glassy and undamaged.


M875 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 375
Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M875a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M875b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M875c.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M875d.jpg]

Excellent example of Cuprite crystal altering to Malachite from Chessy, the very best of a small lot I reviewed that had recently been relased for sale. Complete single crystal with great form and smooth surface luster. Undamaged. Old, classic specimen possibly from the 1800s.


M512 - Atacamite $ 75
La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Chile
miniature - 5 x 4 x 1.8 cm


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Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Chile [db_pics/pics/M512a.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Chile [db_pics/pics/M512b.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Chile [db_pics/pics/M512c.jpg]

Lustrous forest green crystals of Atacamite with Chrysocolla and white Halloysite. Highly mineralized example with good coverage of crystals over matrix.


M888 - Ilvaite $ 180
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.5 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M888a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M888b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M888c.jpg]

Thick, glossy single black Ilvaite crystal with typical chisel-shaped termination. There is a small area of Quartz in one termination face that has caused an indentation in the face. I'm not sure if it natural growth or damage as the Quartz itself is fully crystallized. Complete all around. Good large, thick crystal.


M906 - Chrysoberyl $ 225
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Chrysoberyl from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M906a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M906b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M906c.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M906d.jpg]

Small sixling twin of Chrysoberyl. Although the top two are larger, all six 'legs' are present. Transluscent and undamaged.


M876 - Fluorite $ 125
Valzergues Mine, Averyon, France
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3.3 cm


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Fluorite from Valzergues Mine, Averyon, France [db_pics/pics/M876a.jpg] Fluorite from Valzergues Mine, Averyon, France [db_pics/pics/M876b.jpg] Fluorite from Valzergues Mine, Averyon, France [db_pics/pics/M876c.jpg]

Intensely colored yellow cubic Fluorite crystal. Highly transparent.


M901 - Aquamarine $ 450
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901a.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901b.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901c.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901d.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M901e.jpg]

Terminated single Aquamarine crystal with attached Muscovite and Albite. Glassy luster and gemmy with very slight surface etching. I found one tiny, trivial nick, otherwise complete all around and undamaged.


M902 - Aquamarine on Feldspar $ 225
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Aquamarine on Feldspar from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M902a.jpg] Aquamarine on Feldspar from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M902b.jpg] Aquamarine on Feldspar from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M902c.jpg] Aquamarine on Feldspar from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M902d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent Aquamarine crystals attached to a twinned, etched Feldspar crystal. Small crystals of black Tourmaline are also present. Undamaged.


M910 - Fluorite $ 850
Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 5 cm


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Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M910a.jpg] Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M910b.jpg] Fluorite from Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M910d.jpg]

Purple/blue Fluorite crystals with phantoms. Good color saturation and translucency, undamaged. Ex. A.E. Seaman mineral museum with label.

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