Selected Specimens

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SV362 - Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) $ 200
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV362a.jpg] Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV362b.jpg] Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV362c.jpg] Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV362d.jpg]

Isolated bright green crystals of Zincolivenite (a mineral formerly known as Cuprian Adamite) with Cerussite. The crystals reach 0.5cm in size and contrast well against the dark matrix.


SV350 - Willemite $ 500
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350a.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350b.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350c.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350d.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350e.jpg]

Deep blue, botryoidal Willemite coating matrix. The Willemite is translucent and here are small blue/green Rosaite spheres in association.


SV410 - Plancheite $ 250
Kamoya Central Mine, Katanga, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3 cm


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Plancheite from Kamoya Central Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV410a.jpg] Plancheite from Kamoya Central Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV410b.jpg] Plancheite from Kamoya Central Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV410d.jpg] Plancheite from Kamoya Central Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV410e.jpg]

Fibrous crystal clusters of sky blue Plancheite covering the entire front display face.


SV330 - Creedite $ 280
Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV330a.jpg] Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV330b.jpg] Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV330c.jpg] Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV330d.jpg] Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV330e.jpg] Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV330g.jpg]

Spherical cluster of orange Creedite crystals from Mexico with crystals sticking out in all directions. The mine is a brecciated Fluorite vein and the Creedite occurs in clay filled voids in the Breccia, allowing for specimens such as this one that are crystallized all around.


MK104 - Alexandrite $ 750
Novello Mine, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.7 x 3.2 x 1.2 cm


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Alexandrite from Novello Mine, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/mk104a.jpg] Alexandrite from Novello Mine, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/mk104b.jpg] Alexandrite from Novello Mine, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/mk104c.jpg] Alexandrite from Novello Mine, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/mk104d.jpg]

Rare Alexandrite crystal cluster from Zimbabwe. These are most commonly seen as individual crystals embedded in a hard black schist. This one is nothing but solid crystals!!! The crystals reach 1.3cm in size and have a green and purple color change. Good on both sides.


MK111 - Papagoite $ 250
New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.3 x 2 x 2 cm


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Papagoite from New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk111a.jpg] Papagoite from New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk111b.jpg] Papagoite from New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk111c.jpg]

Bright 'electric' blue Papagoite in seams and covering areas of a rock matrix. This has good crystals (!) in areas. From the type locality for Papagoite which was discovered in Ajo in 1960. A rare and hard to find specimen.


MK114 - Papagoite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


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Papagoite from New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk114a.jpg] Papagoite from New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk114b.jpg] Papagoite from New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk114c.jpg] Papagoite from New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk114d.jpg]

Bright 'electric' blue Papagoite in seams and covering areas of a rock matrix. This has good crystals (!) in areas. From the type locality for Papagoite which was discovered in Ajo in 1960. A rare and hard to find specimen.


MK122 - Galena (spinel twinned) $ 400
Gyudyurska Mine, Ema Reka, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 6 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm


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Galena (spinel twinned) from Gyudyurska Mine, Ema Reka, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/mk122a.jpg] Galena (spinel twinned) from Gyudyurska Mine, Ema Reka, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/mk122b.jpg] Galena (spinel twinned) from Gyudyurska Mine, Ema Reka, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/mk122c.jpg] Galena (spinel twinned) from Gyudyurska Mine, Ema Reka, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/mk122d.jpg] Galena (spinel twinned) from Gyudyurska Mine, Ema Reka, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/mk122e.jpg]

Silvery spinel-twinned crystals of Galena over Pyrite crystals. The main crystal is 3.2cm wide and displays well. Well crystallized all around and undamaged, sawcut on base. Ex. Eric Laskowski collection.


MK123 - Wulfenite $ 450
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 12 x 8.5 x 3 cm


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Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk123a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk123b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk123c.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk123d.jpg]

Flat matrix plate covered with yellow Wulfenite crystals. The crystals are in excellent condition and densely cover the entire front side.


MK126 - Almandine $ 250
Zillertal, Schwaz District, Tyrol, Austria
small cabinet - 7.7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Almandine from Zillertal, Schwaz District, Tyrol, Austria [db_pics/pics/mk126a.jpg] Almandine from Zillertal, Schwaz District, Tyrol, Austria [db_pics/pics/mk126b.jpg] Almandine from Zillertal, Schwaz District, Tyrol, Austria [db_pics/pics/mk126c.jpg]

Classic Almandine specimen from Zillertal featuring two dark reddish-brown Almandine crystals in a schist matrix. The well-formed dodecahedral crystals reach 3.3cm in size.


MK128 - Almandine $ 300
Seeber valley, Burggrafenamt, South Tyrol, Italy
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Almandine from Seeber valley, Burggrafenamt, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/mk128a.jpg] Almandine from Seeber valley, Burggrafenamt, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/mk128b.jpg] Almandine from Seeber valley, Burggrafenamt, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/mk128c.jpg] Almandine from Seeber valley, Burggrafenamt, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/mk128d.jpg]

Classic Italian Almandine specimen from Seeber valley featuring five dark reddish-brown Almandine crystals in a schist matrix. The well-formed dodecahedral crystals reach 4.7cm in size.


MK129 - Celestite $ 600
Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar
cabinet - 12.5 x 11 x 7 cm


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Celestite from Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk129a.jpg] Celestite from Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk129b.jpg] Celestite from Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk129c.jpg] Celestite from Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk129d.jpg]

Gemmy blue Celestite crystals covering matrix from the well known Sakoany deposit. This is an uncommonly good example with a gemmy central crystal 5.5cm tall that is glassy and undamaged. (Note that this is an old collection piece and was a little dusty at the time of photographing, and will be even better in person after rinsing).


LV164 - Pyrite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Pyrite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV164a.jpg] Pyrite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV164b.jpg] Pyrite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV164c.jpg]

Fabulous and bright Colorado Pyrite specimen. Big chunky crystals with flashy metallic luster. Comes with an old Ernie Schlicter label that shows an old price of $100.


MK131 - Cavansite with Stilbite $ 750
Wagholi Quarry, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Cavansite with Stilbite from Wagholi Quarry, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk131a.jpg] Cavansite with Stilbite from Wagholi Quarry, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk131b.jpg] Cavansite with Stilbite from Wagholi Quarry, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk131c.jpg] Cavansite with Stilbite from Wagholi Quarry, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk131d.jpg]

Vivid blue spherical clusters of Cavansite on matrix with white Stilbite crystals. The Cavansite crystal group is 2.8cm wide, clean and undamaged.


MK135 - Olmiite $ 1250
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.7 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


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Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/mk135a.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/mk135b.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/mk135c.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/mk135d.jpg]

Two peach colored Olmiite crystals on matrix covered by drusy Calcite crystals. The crystals are translucent with high luster and display well from either side.

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37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143

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