Selected Specimens

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SV218 - Celestite $ 600
Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Celestite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV218a.jpg] Celestite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV218b.jpg] Celestite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV218c.jpg] Celestite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV218d.jpg]

Outstanding cluster of blue Celestite from the Maybee Quarry in Michigan. The cluster is composed of doubly-terminated crystals and the main crystal a superb one measuring 6.2 x 3.8 cm in size. The crystals have transparency and are in excellent conditiion with only a couple very trival edge nicks to be found. A USA classic.


SV219 - Grossular $ 750
Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219a.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219b.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219c.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219d.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219e.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Mun., Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV219f.jpg]

Classic and now hard to find specimen of 'raspberry' Grossular garnets in matrix. The dodecahedral crystals measure up to 1.7cm across. There are also tan Vesuvianite present and partial Grossular crystals that display the color zoning inside. These were first found in 1974 and initially sold as coming from Lake Jaco, but the garnets are actually found in the Sierra de Cruces range located east of Lake Jaco in the State of Coahuila.


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 $ 650
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.


SV317 - Vivianite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 3.8 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm


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Vivianite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV317a.jpg] Vivianite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV317b.jpg] Vivianite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV317f.jpg]

Translucent green single Vivianite crystal from Bolivia. An uncommonly short, stout crystal, complete all around. Comes with a couple old labels, including a Kristalle label that indicates it was formerly in the Willard Wulff collection.


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.


SV315 - Cuprian Adamite $ 500
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315c.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315d.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315e.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315g.jpg]

Vuggy Limonite matrix lined with green Adamite and white Calcite crystals. Excellent, hard to find green color with lots of crystals all over.
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