Selected Specimens

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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.


MK106 - Tanzanite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk106a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk106b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk106c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk106d.jpg]

Gemmy Tanzanite crystal from Merelani Hills, Tanzania. Complete all around with great color and transparency. This is a natural, unheated crystal with stepped terminations along one edge. Undamaged and weighs 6.34 grams.


MK109 - Krohnkite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Chuquicamata Mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Krohnkite from Chuquicamata Mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/mk109a.jpg] Krohnkite from Chuquicamata Mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/mk109b.jpg] Krohnkite from Chuquicamata Mine, Antofagasta Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/mk109c.jpg]

Crystals of vibrant blue Krohnkite from Chile. The crystals are mostly intergrown but there are a number of deep blue, translucent isolated crystals.


MK110 - Wulfenite $ 50
Red Cloud Mine, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 0.2 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk110a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk110b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk110c.jpg]

Complete single Wulfenite crystal with great color and areas of transparency. A floater, well crystallized all around and undamaged.


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.


MK125 - Calcite on Hemimorphite $ 750 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 375
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 9 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Calcite on Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk125a.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk125b.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk125c.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk125d.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk125e.jpg]

Blocky, stark white Calcite crystals on Limonite covered by Hemimorphite crystals. The crystals are complete rhombs to 3.5cm in size. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand.


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).


LV192 - Barite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Bendrick Claim, Stoneham, Weld Co., Colorado, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm


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Barite from Bendrick Claim, Stoneham, Weld Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV192a.jpg] Barite from Bendrick Claim, Stoneham, Weld Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV192b.jpg] Barite from Bendrick Claim, Stoneham, Weld Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV192c.jpg] Barite from Bendrick Claim, Stoneham, Weld Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LV192d.jpg]

Doubly-terminated cluster of blue Barite crystals from the classic Stoneham locality. This is a beautiful example with good medium blue color and areas of transparency. Complete all around and undamaged, it's nearly a floater with just one tiny point of attachment at the bottom. Valued at $400.


LV197 - Quartz on Calcite on Danburite $ 90
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Quartz on Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV197d.jpg] Quartz on Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV197e.jpg] Quartz on Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV197f.jpg] Quartz on Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV197g.jpg]

A large single Danburite crystal with attached orange scalenohedral Calcite crystals, all of which are coated by drusy Quartz crystals. The Calcite crystals reach 3.5cm in length.


LV183 - Cinnabar $ 200
Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Cinnabar from Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LV183a.jpg] Cinnabar from Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LV183d.jpg] Cinnabar from Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LV183e.jpg] Cinnabar from Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LV183f.jpg] Cinnabar from Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LV183g.jpg]

Crystals of blood red Cinnabar set in Dolomite crystals. The main crystal is 1.2cm wide, undamaged, and highly transparent when backlit.

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73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
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97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
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121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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