Selected Specimens

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ST433 - Emerald $ 650
Salzburg, Austria
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Emerald from Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST433a.jpg] Emerald from Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST433b.jpg] Emerald from Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST433c.jpg]

A 1.4cm Emerald in a dark schist matrix. The Emerald has great medium green color and lots of transparency.


ST438 - Milarite $ 400
Jaguaraçu pegmatite, Jaguaraçu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Milarite from Jaguaraçu pegmatite, Jaguaraçu, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST438a.jpg] Milarite from Jaguaraçu pegmatite, Jaguaraçu, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST438b.jpg] Milarite from Jaguaraçu pegmatite, Jaguaraçu, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST438c.jpg]

Single well terminated Milarite crystal from old (1980s) finds in Brazil. Milarite is a rare silicate mineral with the best found in the Swiss Alps and this locality in Brazil. Well terminated, translucent single crystal with nicely beveled termination edges. A rare thumbnail.


ST435 - Herderite $ 280
Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.4 cm


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Herderite from Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST435a.jpg] Herderite from Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST435b.jpg] Herderite from Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST435c.jpg] Herderite from Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST435d.jpg]

Translucent 1.5cm white Herderite crystal on matrix. Collected by Al Ordway and Jon Page during the late 1990s. The Hi Hope was a short lived dig named after the ranch owned by noted southern California collector Josie Scripps who had recently passed away in 1992. A rare specimen for a southern California collection.


ST430 - Wurtzite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm


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Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST430a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST430b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST430c.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST430d.jpg]

Translucent to transparent red/orange single Wurtzite crystal. These were discovered a few years ago at the Merelani Tanzanite mines and are considered the world's best for species.


ST443 - Almandine $ 260
Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/ST443a.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/ST443b.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/ST443c.jpg]

Old USA classic Almandine specimen with a complete purple-red dodecahedron 2cm 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.


ST442 - Tetrahedrite $ 450
Casapalca Mine, Huarochirí Province, Lima, Peru
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 1.8 cm


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Tetrahedrite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochirí Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/ST442a.jpg] Tetrahedrite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochirí Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/ST442b.jpg] Tetrahedrite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochirí Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/ST442c.jpg]

Lustrous, sharp, dark metallic-gray tetrahedrite with small amounts of attached Pyrite from Casaplaca, one of the premiere localities for the species. The main crystal is large sized at 3cm and the cluster as a whole is very aesthetic.


ST434 - Libethenite $ 350
Mindola pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Libethenite from Mindola pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/ST434a.jpg] Libethenite from Mindola pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/ST434b.jpg]

Cluster of dark green, lustrous Libethenite crystals 1.5cm wide in a grey argillite matrix. These were collected in the 1970s and are considered to be some of the world's best for species.


ST552 - Tantalite $ 200
Kunar, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Tantalite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST552a.jpg] Tantalite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST552b.jpg] Tantalite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST552c.jpg] Tantalite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST552d.jpg]

Complete and undamaged tabular Tantalite crystal with attached Albite. I can see a bit of red coloration on some edges so it's perhaps Manganotantalite.


ST560 - Dioptase $ 500
Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST560a.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST560b.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST560c.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST560d.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST560e.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of large, elongated Dioptase crystals. Undamaged. This is from the Lou Schwartz collection and one of the earlier pieces found at the locality.


ST472 - Dioptase $ 300
Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST472a.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST472b.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST472c.jpg]

Large, elongated single Dioptase crystal. Undamaged, transparent to translucent with attached white Calcite around the base. Exceptional single thumbnail Dioptase.


ST551 - Tourmaline $ 600
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST551a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST551b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST551k.jpg]

Large, dark green but transparent single Tourmaline crystal from recent production at the famous St. Anne's mine in Zimbabwe. Tourmaline has been very rare from this mine historically, which has primarily targeted blue Topaz. Most Tourmaline found here occur as small pencil-like crystals and this large crystal in an anomaly. Though dark, it is transparent facet grade green throughout with a more greenish brown color at the termination. There is a bit of edge chipping along one side, otherwise it's complete all around and perfect. Weighs a hefty 50.8 grams.


ST555 - Tourmaline $ 220
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 6.2 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST555a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST555c.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST555d.jpg]

Long, dark green but transparent single Tourmaline crystal from recent production at the famous St. Anne's mine in Zimbabwe. Tourmaline has been very rare from this mine historically, which has primarily targeted blue Topaz. Though dark, it is transparent facet grade throughout with a more greenish brown at the tip and a bright pure green over the rest of the crystal. Complete and undamaged and weighs 4.86 grams.


ST536 - Hematite with Quartz $ 600
Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Hematite with Quartz from Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST536a.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST536b.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST536d.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST536e.jpg]

Stunning Hematite and Quartz specimen from the Buckskin Mountains in Arizona. Mirror lustrous tabular crystals to over 1cm in size associated with clear Quartz crystals and white Albite.


ST546 - Sulfur in Selenite $ 1800
Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 4 cm


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Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546a.jpg] Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546b.jpg] Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546c.jpg] Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546e.jpg] Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546f.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Sulfur attached and fully included within transparent Gypsum var. Selenite. Sulfur inclusions in Selenite are uncommon and this is an excellent example. See the current issue of Mineralogical Record for an article on this locality.


ST543 - Galena on Calcite $ 200
Dal'Negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Galena on Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST543a.jpg] Galena on Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST543b.jpg] Galena on Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST543c.jpg]

Mirror lustrous Galena crystals with lenticular white Calcite. The Galena reach 3cm in size.
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