Selected Specimens

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SV128 - Tourmaline $ 2000
Hyakule Mine, near Chainpur, Nepal
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 1.3 cm


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Tourmaline from Hyakule Mine, near Chainpur, Nepal [db_pics/pics/SV128a.jpg] Tourmaline from Hyakule Mine, near Chainpur, Nepal [db_pics/pics/SV128b.jpg] Tourmaline from Hyakule Mine, near Chainpur, Nepal [db_pics/pics/SV128c.jpg] Tourmaline from Hyakule Mine, near Chainpur, Nepal [db_pics/pics/SV128d.jpg]

Rare classic Elbaite crystal from the Hyakule Mine in Nepal. These Nepalese crystals are distinctive and now very hard to find, and this one is both good sized (many being thin 'pencil' style crystals) and highly transparent. The termination is green while the rest of the crystal is pink with bands of lighter and darker coloration. It's complete and undamaged except for one chip on the back. There are also some small Tourmaline crystals attached to part of the backside. Comes with an old Joe Cilen label with his hand drawn picture and description on the back. This is a great piece and better than photos - you will love this when you see it! Weighs 23 grams. 


SV130 - Benitoite $ 3500
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV130aa.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV130bb.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV130cc.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV130d.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV130e.jpg]

Large, deep blue crystals of Benitoite on matrix. With crystals to 2.2cm, this is a visually impactful miniature sized Benitoite specimen. The crystals have strong blue color, lustrous faces, and are thick. The top of the large crystal has significant gem value (have you checked the price of Benitoite gemstones lately?).


SV134 - Azurite with Malachite $ 900
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV134a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV134b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV134d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV134e.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV134f.jpg]

Blocky, electric blue crystals of Azurite from the historic mines in Bisbee, Arizona. The Azurite occurs as a thin veneer over Malachite after Azurite pseudomorphs, giving the specimen the bright electirc blue coloration. This classic Azurite is similar to specimens from the Milpillas Mine in Mexico. There are areas where the Azurite does not cover the underlying Malachite which appears to be natural growth formations and not damage. It's well crystallized all around, even on the bottom.


SV158 - Mimetite $ 250
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.7 x 5.2 x 2 cm


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Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV158a.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV158b.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV158c.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV158d.jpg]

Double-sided specimen of Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia. Hundreds of Mimetite crystals on both sides of the specimen ranging from micro crystals up to 1.1cm in size. The larger crystals are fantastic with strong yellow color, high luster, hexagonal prism form and pointed terminations. They show areas of transparency one one is doubly-terminated. Ex. Dr. Abraham Feinberg collection.


SV154 - Fluorite on Calcite $ 180
Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Fluorite on Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV154a.jpg] Fluorite on Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV154b.jpg] Fluorite on Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV154c.jpg] Fluorite on Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV154d.jpg]

Attractivly formed cluster of Fluorite over Calcite from Mexico. The Fluorite occurs as small cubic crystals fully coating scalenohedral Calcite crystals. Much of the original Calcite appears to have etched away leaving these as partial casts of Fluorite. Comes mounted on a Lucite display stand and with an old 'Lidstroms' label. Ex. Dr. Abraham Feinberg collection.


SV160 - Hemimorphite $ 200
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 4.5 cm


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Hemimorphite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV160a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV160b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV160c.jpg] Hemimorphite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV160d.jpg]

Dense coverage of snow-white Hemimorphite on Limonite from Mina Ojeula in Mexico. These are Mexican classics and this is a good sized, quality example. Ex. Dr. Abraham Feinberg collection.


SV159 - Stilbite $ 125
Patterson, New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3 x 1.2 cm


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Stilbite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/SV159a.jpg] Stilbite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/SV159b.jpg] Stilbite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/SV159c.jpg] Stilbite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/SV159d.jpg]

Doubly-terminated pink Stilbite crystal from Patterson, New Jersey. Complete and undamaged with a pearly luster. Comes mounted on a Lucite display stand. Ex. Dr. Abraham Feinberg collection.


SV197 - Stibiconite after Stibnite $ 85
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.4 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Stibiconite after Stibnite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV197a.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV197b.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV197c.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV197d.jpg]

Stibiconite after Stibnite specimen with sharp form and a steep pyramidal termination. This is a Mexican classic and a neat pseudomorph specimen. Complete and undamaged. Ex. Dr. Abraham Feinberg collection.


SV151 - Azurite $ 175
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV151a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV151b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV151c.jpg]

Single deep blue Azurite crystal from Tsumeb. There are some bright 'electric' blue flashes in areas and a bit of Cerussite and Cuprian Adamite attached. Ex. Dr. Abraham Feinberg collection.


SV181 - Blodite $ 250
Soda Lake, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
small cabinet - 5.4 x 4.2 x 1.7 cm


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Blodite from Soda Lake, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV181a.jpg] Blodite from Soda Lake, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV181b.jpg] Blodite from Soda Lake, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV181c.jpg] Blodite from Soda Lake, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV181d.jpg]

Large euhedral Blodite crystal, complete all around and undamaged. This one is more transparent than most and has good size. Blodite is a rare sodium-magnesium sulfate and Soda Lake is one of the world's best localities for the species. Comes mounted on a Lucite display stand. Ex. Dr. Abraham Feinberg collection.


SV124 - Cerussite $ 2000
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 11 x 10 x 9 cm


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Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV124a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV124b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV124c.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV124d.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV124f.jpg]

Large single Cerussite crystal on a Mottramite covered matrix from the Tsumeb Mine. The Cerussite is 9.5cm wide and well crystallized all around with just minor edge chipping. Large and impressive Tsumeb Cerussite specimen. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


ST798 - Botallackite $ 250
Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 5 cm


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Botallackite from Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST798a.jpg] Botallackite from Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST798b.jpg] Botallackite from Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST798e.jpg]

Bright blue/green crystals of Botallackite on all sides of specimen. Botallackite is a rare secondary copper mineral and this is a very rich example from recent finds at Cligga Head.


ST628 - Scheelite with Muscovite $ 350
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST628b.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST628a.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST628c.jpg]

Single octahedral orange Scheelite crystal from the famous Mt. Xuebaoding locality in China. The crystal is undamaged and strikingly accented by Muscovite crystals.


SV168 - Stilbite $ 275
Nizhnyaya, Tunguska River Basin, Eastern Siberia, Russia
small cabinet - 7 x 3 x 3 cm


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Stilbite from Nizhnyaya, Tunguska River Basin, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/SV168a.jpg] Stilbite from Nizhnyaya, Tunguska River Basin, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/SV168b.jpg] Stilbite from Nizhnyaya, Tunguska River Basin, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/SV168c.jpg] Stilbite from Nizhnyaya, Tunguska River Basin, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/SV168e.jpg] Stilbite from Nizhnyaya, Tunguska River Basin, Eastern Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/SV168g.jpg]

Satiny, doubly-terminated Stilbite crystal from Russia. A small point of attachment is one one side of the specimen, leaving both ends of the 'bow-tie' perfect and complete. Comes with a few old labels, one showing it was formerly in the Ernie Schlichter collection and an old price of $400.


SV144 - Almandine $ 300
Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 3.5 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV144a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV144b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV144c.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV144d.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/SV144e.jpg]

Two Almandine garnet crystals in schist matrix from the well known Wrangell Island locality in Alaska. The crystals reach 2cm wide with purple/red coloration and translucency and are well exposed from the schist. A USA classic.

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