Selected Specimens

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SV217 - Cumengeite $ 2200
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217a.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217b.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217c.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217d.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217e.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV217f.jpg]

Cluster of deep blue Cumengeite crystals and white Anglesite on a green Chrysocolla matrix. There are two clusters of larger crystals (1.2cm wide and 1 cm wide) plus hundreds of tiny Cumengeite crystals sprinkled on the white Anglesite. This is a rare old specimen and uncommon even for Cumengeite as it it on a Chrysocolla matrix (as opposed to the more common clay matrix). Slight damage to the crystals on the larger cluster does not take away from the overall rarity and beauty of this specimen.


SV223 - Duftite on Mimetite $ 750
Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Duftite on Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV223a.jpg] Duftite on Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV223b.jpg] Duftite on Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV223c.jpg] Duftite on Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/SV223d.jpg]

Tabular hexagonal prisms of Mimetite on matrix from the Mount Bonnie Mine. These are beautiful crystals to 1.2cm wide. The crystals are a translucent yellow but are partially coated with green Duftite giving an overall yellow/green coloration. This locality is closed and these are hard to find now, especially the less common ones with so much Duftite.


SV258 - Mimetite $ 450
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 4 cm


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Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258a.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258b.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258c.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258d.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258e.jpg]

Bubbly mounds of yellow Mimetite from Mapimi. Great coverage of undamaged, botryoidal Mimetite with scattered crystals of Hemimorphite.


SV261 - Smithsonite after Calcite $ 400
San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV261a.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV261b.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV261c.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV261d.jpg]

Scalenohedral Calcite crystals that have been pseudomorphed to golden colored Smithsonite. These are unusual specimens that are no longer being found. A high quality, undamaged example of this find.


SV221 - Colemanite $ 600
Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Colemanite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV221x.jpg] Colemanite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV221b.jpg] Colemanite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV221c.jpg] Colemanite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV221d.jpg]

Stark white starburst formation of Colemanite on a sparkling, cream-colored Calcite matrix. The Colemanite cluster is 4cm in size and perfect. So many Colemanite specimens are 'boring' dense clusters of similar sized crystals - this well isolated starburst really stands out and is exceptional.


SV256 - Tarnowitzite $ 225
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256a.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256b.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256c.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256f.jpg]

Three stout, white crystals of Tarnowitzite on a matrix covered by slightly reddish Dolomite crystals. All the crystals are well terminated and undamaged. There is an old collection number painted on the bottom.


SV340 - Descloizite $ 200
Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340a.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340b.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340c.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340d.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340e.jpg]

Specimen of solid Descloizite with one side covered by dark red to brown spear-shaped crystals. In excellent condition with just a couple missing crystals. Highly lustrous crystals.


SV262 - Amethyst pseudo. Calcite $ 120
Alacam Mine, Dursunbey, Marmara Region, Turkey
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 3 cm


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Amethyst pseudo. Calcite from Alacam Mine, Dursunbey, Marmara Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SV262a.jpg] Amethyst pseudo. Calcite from Alacam Mine, Dursunbey, Marmara Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SV262b.jpg] Amethyst pseudo. Calcite from Alacam Mine, Dursunbey, Marmara Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SV262c.jpg] Amethyst pseudo. Calcite from Alacam Mine, Dursunbey, Marmara Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SV262d.jpg]

Amethyst casts after rhombic Calcite crystals. The former Calcite crystals have dissolved away leaving angular, hollow casts of sparkling purple Quartz.


SV252 - Franckeite, Zinkenite $ 125
Itos Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Franckeite, Zinkenite from Itos Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV252a.jpg] Franckeite, Zinkenite from Itos Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV252b.jpg] Franckeite, Zinkenite from Itos Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV252c.jpg] Franckeite, Zinkenite from Itos Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV252d.jpg] Franckeite, Zinkenite from Itos Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV252e.jpg]

Intergrown spherical clusters of metallic Franckeite with silvery needles of Zinkenite. Franckeite is a rare lead, tin, antimony sulfosalt that is closely related to cylindrite. It was first described in 1893 and named after mining engineers and brothers Carl and Ernest Francke.


SV309 - Vivianite $ 1500
Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia
small cabinet - 6.6 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm


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Vivianite from Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV309a.jpg] Vivianite from Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV309b.jpg] Vivianite from Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV309c.jpg] Vivianite from Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV309d.jpg]

Transparent single green Vivianite crystal from an obscure Vivianite locality in Bolivia. A complete, well terminated crystal with good transparency and no damage. This was formerly in the Don Boydston collection (Los Angeles) and dates back several decades at least. Comes with a couple old labels, including a Scott Williams label that calls it a 'large, transparent crystal' with a locality of 'Monserrat Mine, Poopo, Bolivia'. Comes mounted on a Lucite display stand.


SV312 - Orpiment $ 275
Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312a.jpg] Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312c.jpg] Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312d.jpg] Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312f.jpg] Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312g.jpg]

Cluster of translucent amber colored Orpiment crystals from the famous early 2000s finds at the Twin Creeks Gold Mine in Nevada. The well formed crystals are translucent and even have areas of transparency. These are among the world's finest examples of the species, and certainly the best ever found in the USA.


SV300 - Galena $ 500
Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7.2 x 5 cm


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Galena from Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SV300a.jpg] Galena from Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SV300b.jpg] Galena from Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SV300c.jpg] Galena from Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SV300d.jpg]

Bright metallic cluster of Galena crystals from the Buick Mine. The main group is an intergrown cluster of about 4 crystals with the appearance of one large crystal and a slightly concave front surface.Undamaged and showy specimen.


SV341 - Mimetite $ 400
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 8 x 5 cm


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Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341a.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341b.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341c.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341d.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341e.jpg]

Bubbly mounds of yellow Mimetite from Mapimi. Great coverage of undamaged, botryoidal Mimetite with scattered crystals of Hemimorphite.


SV318 - Almandine $ 280
Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV318a.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV318b.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV318c.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV318d.jpg]

Old USA classic Almandine specimen with a complete purple-red dodecahedron 2.3cm wide. The Almandine sits perfectly for display in a gray/green schist matrix. A good-sized crystal for the locality which is now closed to collecting.


SV321 - Almandine $ 225
Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 3 x 2 cm


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Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV321a.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV321b.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV321c.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV321d.jpg]

Old USA classic Almandine specimen with two complete purple-red dodecahedrons to 1.7cm wide. The Almandine sit perfectly for display in a gray/green schist matrix. A good example from a locality which is now closed to collecting.
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