Selected Specimens

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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.


MK152 - Microlite with Lepidolite $ 1800
Paprok, Afghanistan
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Microlite with Lepidolite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/MK152a.jpg] Microlite with Lepidolite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/MK152b.jpg] Microlite with Lepidolite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/MK152c.jpg] Microlite with Lepidolite from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/MK152d.jpg]

Olive-green to brown Microlite crystals on Orthoclase crystals that are coated by Lepidolite. There are 10 octahedral Microlites crystals to 8mm in size present on the specimen. A rare, hard to find specimen.


MK154 - Hematite with Quartz $ 1200
Val Tavetsch, Canton Graubunden, Switzerland
miniature - 5 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Hematite with Quartz from Val Tavetsch, Canton Graubunden, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/MK154a.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Val Tavetsch, Canton Graubunden, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/MK154b.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Val Tavetsch, Canton Graubunden, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/MK154c.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Val Tavetsch, Canton Graubunden, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/MK154d.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Val Tavetsch, Canton Graubunden, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/MK154e.jpg]

A 3.1cm wide mirror-lustrous Hematite crystal attached to a transparent Quartz crystal. The Hematite has a few small red Rutile crystals attached. The specimen is pristine and undamaged and comes with a few old labels.


MK155 - Sphalerite on Fluorite $ 850 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 425
Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 6.2 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Sphalerite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/MK155a.jpg] Sphalerite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/MK155b.jpg] Sphalerite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/MK155c.jpg] Sphalerite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/MK155d.jpg] Sphalerite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/MK155e.jpg] Sphalerite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/MK155f.jpg]

Purple and yellow Fluorite crystal with attached red Sphalerite crystals from the famous Fluorite region in Hardin Co., Illinois. The Fluorite is rectangular and complete all round with cubic purple Fluorite over a yellow core. Translucent with color zoning.


MK160 - Topaz $ 350
Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia
miniature - 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Topaz from Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/MK160a.jpg] Topaz from Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/MK160b.jpg]

Glassy, gemmy single crystal of 'Imperial" Topaz from Zambia. Complete all around and undamaged.


MK161 - Topaz $ 250
Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia
miniature - 3.2 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Topaz from Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/MK161a.jpg] Topaz from Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/MK161b.jpg] Topaz from Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/MK161c.jpg]

Glassy, gemmy single crystal of 'Imperial" Topaz from Zambia. Complete all around and undamaged.


MK163 - Topaz $ 150
Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Topaz from Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/MK163a.jpg] Topaz from Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/MK163b.jpg] Topaz from Karengerenge village, Solwezi District, North-Western Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/MK163c.jpg]

Glassy, gemmy single crystal of 'Imperial" Topaz from Zambia. Complete all around and undamaged except for one tiny edge nick.


MK165 - Apatite $ 300
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
small cabinet - 5.3 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/MK165a.jpg] Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/MK165b.jpg] Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/MK165c.jpg]

Purple Apatite crystals to 7mm on matrix with Siderite from the famous Yukon phosphate finds in the Rapid Creek area of Canada. This area is best known for it's superb blue Lazulites, but many other unusual and interesting minerals are found there too, including Apatite. Though white Apatite crystals are not uncommon (often associated with Lazulite), purple Apatite is rarely seen.


MK167 - Silver $ 450
Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Silver from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/MK167a.jpg] Silver from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/MK167b.jpg] Silver from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/MK167c.jpg] Silver from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/MK167d.jpg] Silver from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/MK167e.jpg]

Calcite and Quartz crystal lined vug with multiple areas of Silver. The Silver occurs as thick, striated ropey wires, thin curling wires, and hackly masses.


MK168 - Covellite $ 450
Bor Mine, Bor, Central Serbia, Serbia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Covellite from Bor Mine, Bor, Central Serbia, Serbia [db_pics/pics/MK168a.jpg] Covellite from Bor Mine, Bor, Central Serbia, Serbia [db_pics/pics/MK168b.jpg] Covellite from Bor Mine, Bor, Central Serbia, Serbia [db_pics/pics/MK168c.jpg] Covellite from Bor Mine, Bor, Central Serbia, Serbia [db_pics/pics/MK168d.jpg]

Specimen of iridescent, red and blue foliated Covellite crystals. Composed almost entirely of Covellite with good crystals all around. An excellent Covellite from an uncommon locality.


MK170 - Herderite $ 180
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm


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Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK170a.jpg] Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK170b.jpg] Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK170c.jpg]

Glassy single green Herderite crystal attached to a blade of Albite. The Herderite is complete and undamaged with glassy luster and areas of transparency. It has smooth, flat faces on all sides with etch marks in one face.


MK171 - Herderite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK171a.jpg] Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK171b.jpg] Herderite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/MK171c.jpg]

Glassy light green Herderite crystals with mica atop Quartz. The Herderite crystals are well terminated and undamaged, the largest 9mm tall.

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