Selected Specimens

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AU130 - Pyrosmaltite (Mn) $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 915)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 3.7 x 2.7 x 2 cm


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Pyrosmaltite (Mn) from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au130a.jpg] Pyrosmaltite (Mn) from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au130b.jpg] Pyrosmaltite (Mn) from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au130c.jpg] Pyrosmaltite (Mn) from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au130d.jpg] Pyrosmaltite (Mn) from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au130e.jpg]

Rare translucent pink crystals of Manganpyrosmaltite on matrix with Galena, Sphalerite, and Apophyllite crystals. The ManganPyrosmaltite crystals are translucent pink hexagonal crystals to 2-3mm in size, and there are 7 crystals present. Silvery metallic Galena, darker red Sphalerite, and colorless Apophyllite crystals are in association. A rare and seldom seen species.


AU122 - Bismuth $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 457)
Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm


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Bismuth from Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/au122a.jpg] Bismuth from Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/au122b.jpg] Bismuth from Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/au122c.jpg] Bismuth from Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/au122d.jpg] Bismuth from Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/au122e.jpg]

Heavy, angular specimen of solid crystallized Bismuth.


AU119 - Copper $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 762)
Keweenaw Penninsula, Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm


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Copper from Keweenaw Penninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/au119a.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Penninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/au119b.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Penninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/au119c.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Penninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/au119d.jpg]

Sculptural specimen of Copper crystals from Michigan. The Copper has a nice patina and individual crystals to 3cm in size. Ex. Dehne Mclaughlin.


AU108 - Kottigite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 305)
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 5 x 1.5 cm


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Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au108a.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au108b.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au108c.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au108d.jpg]

Sprays of green Kottigite on a limonite matrix. A rarity from Mapimi.


AU107 - Kottigite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 610)
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au107a.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au107b.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au107c.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au107d.jpg]

A 2cm wide cluster of green Kottigite on a limonite matrix. A rarity from Mapimi.


AU143 - Kottigite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 305)
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au143a.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au143b.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au143c.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au143d.jpg]

Thumbnails-sized cluster of green Kottigite, a rarity from Mapimi.


AU110 - Descloizite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 274)
Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 6 cm


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Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au110a.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au110b.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au110c.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au110d.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au110e.jpg]

Good sized, mound or coral-shaped cluster of Descloizite crystals. Golden brown spear-shaped crystals with some translucency. Complete all around with good crystals on all sized and jsut a couple small contacts.


AU124 - Spangolite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 381)
Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 2.5 cm


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Spangolite from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/au124a.jpg] Spangolite from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/au124b.jpg] Spangolite from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/au124c.jpg] Spangolite from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/au124d.jpg]

Rare Spangolite crystals well distributed across the matrix.


AU126 - Celestite $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 191)
Jebel Akhdar, Libya
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Celestite from Jebel Akhdar, Libya [db_pics/pics/au126a.jpg] Celestite from Jebel Akhdar, Libya [db_pics/pics/au126b.jpg] Celestite from Jebel Akhdar, Libya [db_pics/pics/au126c.jpg]

Sharply formed colorless Celestite crystals from Libya. These are uncommon and reportedly collected back in the 1960s. The crystal at left has been repaired.


AU123 - Cobaltite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 915)
Hakansboda, Lindesberg, Sweden
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


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Cobaltite from Hakansboda, Lindesberg, Sweden [db_pics/pics/au123a.jpg] Cobaltite from Hakansboda, Lindesberg, Sweden [db_pics/pics/au123b.jpg] Cobaltite from Hakansboda, Lindesberg, Sweden [db_pics/pics/au123c.jpg] Cobaltite from Hakansboda, Lindesberg, Sweden [db_pics/pics/au123e.jpg]

Good sized complete single crystal of Cobaltite from the classic locality of Hakansboda, a historical mine opened in the 17th century. Given that it was found decades to over 100 years ago, this crystal is in remarkably pristine condition. It's a complete floater with good symmetry and well crystallized on all sides.


AU125 - Apophyllite with Stilbite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 534)
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 6 cm


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Apophyllite with Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/au125a.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/au125b.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/au125c.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/au125d.jpg]

Glassy, doubly-terminated 6.5cm Apophyllite crystal atop smaller Apophyllite crystals and peach-colored Stilbite crystals. The Apophyllite has a light green color. Aesthetic example that is complete all around and undamaged and stands up nicely on a flat base. This is a really nice example.


MK922 - Azurite $ 275 (=~ AUS$ 419)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk922a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk922b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk922c.jpg]

Unusual Azurite crystal from the Milpillas Mine in Mexico. This is from a small lot I bought that all had a similar thin bladed habit with a distinct, vivid 'electric' blue coloration. Not your average Milpillas Azurite!


AU166 - Gold $ 480 (=~ AUS$ 732)
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Gold from Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/au166a.jpg] Gold from Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/au166c.jpg] Gold from Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/au166d.jpg]

Bright metallic 2.6cm spinel twinned Gold crystal from recent finds in Morocco. Good crystal structure all around with a slight bend towards the top. Weighs 1.64 grams.


AU167 - Gold $ 330 (=~ AUS$ 503)
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Gold from Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/au167a.jpg] Gold from Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/au167c.jpg] Gold from Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/au167d.jpg] Gold from Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/au167e.jpg]

Bright metallic crystalline Gold on Quartz from recent finds in Morocco. The Gold runs throughout the Quartz at the base. Weighs 1.36 grams.


AU168 - Gold $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 1372)
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm


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Gold from Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/au168a.jpg] Gold from Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/au168b.jpg] Gold from Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/au168c.jpg]

Bright metallic 3.1cm spinel twinned Gold crystal group from recent finds in Morocco. Well crystallized with a smaller spinel twin that wraps across the larger crystal. Weighs 2.48 grams.
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