Selected Specimens

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SV581 - Tourmaline $ 1250
Stak Nala, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm


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Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV581a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/sv581f.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV581c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/sv581g.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV581e.jpg]

Doubly-terminated Tourmaline crystal with an attached cluster of Albite. The Tourmaline is 5 x 1.5cm with a pink, pyramidal termination on one end and a green, flat termination on the other end.


SV560 - Mica pseudo. Feldspar $ 125
Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Co. Down, Ireland
miniature - 5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Mica pseudo. Feldspar from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV560a.jpg] Mica pseudo. Feldspar from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV560b.jpg] Mica pseudo. Feldspar from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV560d.jpg] Mica pseudo. Feldspar from Slievenamiskan, Spelga, Co. Down, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV560e.jpg]

Fine grained, pinkish Muscovite mica that has pseudomorphed former Felspar crystals, with Quartz crystals. Found in a greisen at the margin with granite.  Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, from Steve Moreton.


SV565 - Dolomite $ 350
Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 4 cm


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Dolomite from Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV565a.jpg] Dolomite from Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV565b.jpg] Dolomite from Aughamore Quarry, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV565c.jpg]

Curving, pearlescent crystals of Dolomite on matrix. The Dolomite has a light pink color and are present on all sides (a floater). The large central crystal is 3cm wide. Ex. David Green, Tim Sherburn collections.


SV552 - Calcite on Quartz $ 1000
Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland
large cabinet - 22 x 14 x 7 cm


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Calcite on Quartz from Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV552a.jpg] Calcite on Quartz from Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV552b.jpg] Calcite on Quartz from Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV552d.jpg] Calcite on Quartz from Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV552e.jpg] Calcite on Quartz from Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV552f.jpg]

Large specimen with large Calcite crystals on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. This is a from a well known find in 1997. Specimens from this find are highly coveted in Ireland andthis was the only one Tim ever saw for sale in his 25+ years of collecting Irish minerals. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV577 - Veszelyite $ 120
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV577a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV577b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV577d.jpg]

Deep vug filled with radial clusters of blue Veszelyite. Beautiful, richly colored crystals of this rare species from a July 2020 find at an old Zinc mine.


SV578 - Veszelyite $ 120
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV578a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV578c.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV578d.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV578e.jpg]

Box-work vuggy matrix with upper vugs filled with groups and isolated single crystals of blue Veszelyite. Beautiful, richly colored crystals of this rare species from a July 2020 find at an old Zinc mine.


SV579 - Veszelyite $ 120
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV579a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV579b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV579c.jpg]

Exquisite fan-shaped radial clusters of blue Veszelyite on matrix. Beautiful, richly colored crystals of this rare species from a July 2020 find at an old Zinc mine.


SV580 - Veszelyite $ 180
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
small cabinet - 7.7 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV580a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV580c.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV580d.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV580e.jpg]

Vuggy matrix with multiple areas with radial clusters of blue Veszelyite. Beautiful, richly colored crystals of this rare species from a July 2020 find at an old Zinc mine.


SV582 - Veszelyite $ 120
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV582a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV582b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV582c.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV582d.jpg]

Clusters of translucent blue Veszelyite on matrix. Beautiful, richly colored crystals of this rare species from a July 2020 find at an old Zinc mine.


SV584 - Veszelyite $ 120
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV584a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV584b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV584c.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV584d.jpg]

FAn-shaped clusters of translucent blue Veszelyite on matrix. Beautiful, richly colored crystals of this rare species from a July 2020 find at an old Zinc mine.


SV588 - Veszelyite $ 120
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.2 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV588a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV588b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV588c.jpg]

Fan-shaped clusters of translucent blue Veszelyite on matrix. Beautiful, richly colored crystals of this rare species from a July 2020 find at an old Zinc mine.


SV589 - Veszelyite $ 150
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV589a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV589b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/SV589d.jpg]

Isolated 6mm fan-shaped cluster of translucent blue Veszelyite on matrix. Beautiful, richly colored crystals of this rare species from a July 2020 find at an old Zinc mine.


MK146 - Copper (cubic crystals!) $ 1500
Northwestern Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 2 x 1.9 cm


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Copper (cubic crystals!) from Northwestern Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/MK146a.jpg] Copper (cubic crystals!) from Northwestern Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/MK146b.jpg] Copper (cubic crystals!) from Northwestern Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/MK146c.jpg] Copper (cubic crystals!) from Northwestern Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/MK146d.jpg]

Cluster of cubic Copper crystals from the Northwestern Mine in Michigan's Copper country. Individual crystals reach 7mm in size. Ex. Chris Stefano collection.


MK147 - Chlorargyrite crystals $ 3000
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Chlorargyrite crystals from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/MK147a.jpg] Chlorargyrite crystals from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/MK147b.jpg] Chlorargyrite crystals from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/MK147c.jpg] Chlorargyrite crystals from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/MK147d.jpg]

Brownish green, waxy crystals of Chlorargyrite from Broken Hill. Chlorargyrite is a rare silver species that's at it's best from Broken Hill, however usually as amorphous coatings and masses. Well formed crystals such as these are very rare. This fine thumbnail has individual crystals to 7mm in size. Ex. Chris Stefano collection.


MK149 - Vivianite with Ludlamite $ 750
Blackbird Mine, Cobalt, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Vivianite with Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Cobalt, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/MK149a.jpg] Vivianite with Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Cobalt, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/MK149b.jpg] Vivianite with Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Cobalt, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/MK149c.jpg]

Purple Vivianite with green Ludlamite from the Blackbird Mine. This mine is famous for it's purple Vivianite and some of the world's best Ludlamite, but rarely do you see both species together on one specimen. A rare and colorful thumbnail from the Chris Stefano collection.
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