Selected Specimens

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ST903 - Kermesite, Valentinite $ 350
Lac Nicolet Antimony mine, Québec, Canada
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


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Kermesite, Valentinite from Lac Nicolet Antimony mine, Québec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST903a.jpg] Kermesite, Valentinite from Lac Nicolet Antimony mine, Québec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST903b.jpg] Kermesite, Valentinite from Lac Nicolet Antimony mine, Québec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST903d.jpg]

Cherry-red acicular crystals of Kermesite and yellow Valentinite crystals on matrix. This historic antimony mine in Quebec is one of the world's classic Kermesite localities. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, purchased from Rod Tyson in 1996.


ST853 - Cavansite on Stilbite $ 275
Wagholi Quarry, Pune Dist., Maharashtra State, India
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Cavansite on Stilbite from Wagholi Quarry, Pune Dist., Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST853a.jpg] Cavansite on Stilbite from Wagholi Quarry, Pune Dist., Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST853b.jpg] Cavansite on Stilbite from Wagholi Quarry, Pune Dist., Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST853d.jpg] Cavansite on Stilbite from Wagholi Quarry, Pune Dist., Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST853e.jpg] Cavansite on Stilbite from Wagholi Quarry, Pune Dist., Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST853f.jpg]

Rounded clusters of electric blue Cavansite on Stilbite. The Cavansite clusters reach 1.5cm in diameter. The Stilbite occur as both tiny drusy crystals and larger white individual crystals. Undamaged.


ST859 - Heulandite, Stilbite $ 150
Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Heulandite, Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST859a.jpg] Heulandite, Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST859b.jpg] Heulandite, Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST859c.jpg] Heulandite, Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST859d.jpg] Heulandite, Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST859e.jpg] Heulandite, Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST859f.jpg]

Large pearly white bow-tie clusters of Heulandite attached to a section of Quartz stalactite. The Heulandite crystals are superb with high luster and reach 5cm in size and have small clusters of attached Stiblite. Highly aesthetic example with great balance and form, undamaged.


ST884 - Heulandite $ 300
Rat's Nest Claim, Custer Co., Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


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Heulandite from Rat's Nest Claim, Custer Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST884a.jpg] Heulandite from Rat's Nest Claim, Custer Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST884b.jpg] Heulandite from Rat's Nest Claim, Custer Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST884c.jpg] Heulandite from Rat's Nest Claim, Custer Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST884d.jpg]

Pink Heulandite on white Mordenite from the recent (approx. 20 year old) Rat's Nest claim in Idaho. This is a particularly aesthetic example from this find, which has produced oustanding (best ever?) North American Heulandite. Individual crystals reach 3.5cm and are undamaged. Ex. Lanny Ream.


ST942 - Chalcopyrite and Siderite $ 5000
Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie, Guizhou, China
cabinet - 15 x 10 x 4.5 cm


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Chalcopyrite and Siderite from Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST942a.jpg] Chalcopyrite and Siderite from Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST942b.jpg] Chalcopyrite and Siderite from Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST942c.jpg] Chalcopyrite and Siderite from Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST942d.jpg] Chalcopyrite and Siderite from Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/ST942g.jpg]

Brassy, metallic Chalcopyrite crystals on translucent Siderite crystals from a limited find at the Kaiwu Mine in China. These were a one time find back in 2012 or 2013 and make stunning specimens due to the contrast in color and form between the Chalcopyrite and Siderite. The Chalcopyrite is bright and metallic with a slightly reddish irridescent surface coloration. The Siderite are translucent brown and lenticular in habit. There are also small white Dolomite crystals in areas. Fifteen cm! This is a large, museum sized specimen, which was unusual for the find, that is amazingly free of any damage (most were smaller and had some damage). This association hasn't been found since.


ST941 - Azurite $ 2800
Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
cabinet - 11.5 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm


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Azurite from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST941a.jpg] Azurite from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST941c.jpg] Azurite from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST941d.jpg] Azurite from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST941g.jpg] Azurite from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST941h.jpg] Azurite from Shilu Mine, Yangchun Co., Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/ST941.mp4]

Large, intergrown rosettes of Azurite crystals from early production at the Shilu Mine in China. This is an old Al Ordway specimen and comes with his old label. Al was one of most famous California field collectors and a really fine mineral dealer. A complete all around undamaged floater with no points of attachment. Most of this find were singles with subpar luster and some damage. This is a very 3-dimensional piece composed of multiple intergrown rosettes. Better in person!


ST922 - Wulfenite $ 3500
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 13 x 8 x 4 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST922a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST922c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST922d.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST922g.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST922h.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST922i.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST922.mp4]

'The Sand Dune'...Lustrous orange Wulfenite crystals on matrix from Los Lamentos, Mexico. The Wulfenite have the best color for the locality and good luster and are nearly pristine with just minor edge chipping on some. The matrix is artistic, aesthetic, and unique. Drusy Calcite is studded with Wulfenite of the highest quality and color for the locality. A really neat feature is the wavy 'sand dune' like appearance of one side. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


ST924 - Bournonite $ 2000
Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST924a.jpg] Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST924c.jpg] Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST924f.jpg] Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST924g.jpg]

Shiny metallic crystals of Bournonite from the Viboras Mine in Bolivia. The crystals are pristine and have bright silvery coloration, much more so than photos indicate - even better in person! The large cluster on top is 4.5cm wide and the intergrown pair of crystals below reach 3cm in size.  Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


ST948 - Tourmaline with Topaz $ 1450
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Tourmaline with Topaz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/ST948a.jpg] Tourmaline with Topaz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/ST948b.jpg] Tourmaline with Topaz from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/ST948c.jpg]

Two interconnected crystals of Topaz bisected by a single Tourmaline crystal with a touch of Albite at the base. Both of the Topaz crystals are glassy and translucent to transparent. The Tourmaline is Elbaite due to the presence of a thin green zone at the termination and provides a stark contrast between the two golden Topaz crystals. All the crystals are pristine and come together to form an aesthetic display piece. Comes mounted on a Lucite stand.


ST952 - Arsenopyrite $ 1800
Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.8 x 4 cm


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Arsenopyrite from Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST952a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST952b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST952c.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST952d.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST952f.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasqueira Mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/ST952.mp4]

Bold and dramatic bow-tie cluster of Arsenopyrite crystals from the Panasqueira Mines in Portugal. An exceptional example of a fairly common mineral, the cluster is complete all around and undamaged with bright, silvery metallic luster. Comes with a Lucite display stand. Ex. George Holloway specimen.


ST935 - Apophyllite with Stilbite $ 2500
Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


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Apophyllite with Stilbite from Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/ST935a.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/ST935c.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/ST935d.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Rahuri, Ahmadnagar Dist., Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/ST935f.jpg]

Glassy apple-green crystals of Apophyllite in an absurdly aesthetic bow-tie cluster.  This specimen is the epitome of natural art.  The cluster of Apophyllite crystals are perched dramatically atop peach colored Stilbite crystals. In the world of Apophyllite specimens, one in thousand is a bow-tie formation. Of those few, 99 percent have damage of some kind. Do the math, this is a special and rare specimen. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


ST938 - Pyromorphite $ 2500
Grube Rosenberg, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
cabinet - 10 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Grube Rosenberg, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/ST938a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Grube Rosenberg, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/ST938c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Grube Rosenberg, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/ST938f.jpg] Pyromorphite from Grube Rosenberg, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/ST938g.jpg]

Classic lustrous brown Pyromorphite crystals on a Galena rich matrix from Bad Ems, Germany. Ex. John Sinkankas specimen and has his collection number ('JS PYM 2) painted on the bottom. This specimen is also illustrated on page 421 of Sinkankas' famous book 'Mineralogy for Amateurs'. John Sinkankas was a legend in the field of mineralogy, this is your opportunity to own a piece of history along with an excellent, classic mineral specimen.  Comes with a custom Lucite stand.


ST939 - Volkovskite $ 2500
Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England
cabinet - 10.5 x 8.5 x 5 cm


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Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/ST939a.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/ST939b.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/ST939c.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/ST939e.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/ST939g.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/ST939h.jpg]

Complete crystal group of the rare mineral Volkovskite from the Boulby Mine in England. This is one of only two known terminated crystal groups collected from a single find made deep in a section of the mine that extends out under the Altlantic ocean. The Volkovskite was found during normal mining operations for potash when the mine machinery stalled when it encountered a mass of the much harder Volkovskite. Because Volkovskite damages mine machinery, the area where it was found is now avoided and it is unclear if anymore will be recovered. This recent find of Volkovskite has set the world standard for the species and this specimen is one of the best. The specimen has crystallized surfaces all around - most were just cleavages (the cleavage structure can be seen on the bottom of this specimen, last photo).


ST946 - Dioptase $ 12000
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 12 x 6 x 5 cm


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Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST946a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST946b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST946c.jpg]

Large, lustrous Dioptase crystals on white Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia. The Dioptase crystals reach 2.3cm in size and are translucent to transparent.  Although Dioptase specimens are found at other worldwide localities, those from Tsumeb, especially on white Calcite crystals, are considered the world's best and let's face it, Tsumeb is the magic word to most connoisseurs of fine mineral specimens. The Dioptase crystals show a unique fine etching that extends into the gemmy crystals. Dioptase is notoriously difficult to photograph and this is MUCH better in person. At 12cm wide, this is a large and significant Tsumeb Dioptase.


ST931 - Aquamarine $ 1500
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST931a.jpg] Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST931c.jpg] Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST931d.jpg] Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST931e.jpg]

Icey-blue specimen of gem quality Aquamarine from Brazil. This has been naturally etched in the pegmatite yielding this remarkably formed specimen.  This Aquamarine is like frozen ice that never melts. This specimen is pristine with hundreds of glassy faces on all sides.

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