Selected Specimens

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SV545 - Smokey Quartz $ 40 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 20
Quin, Co. Clare, Ireland
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Smokey Quartz from Quin, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV545a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Quin, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV545b.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Quin, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV545c.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Quin, Co. Clare, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV545d.jpg]

Cluster of large smokey Quartz crystals collected in 1999. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV547 - Quartz cast with Calcite, Pyrite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Quartz cast with Calcite, Pyrite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV547a.jpg] Quartz cast with Calcite, Pyrite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV547b.jpg] Quartz cast with Calcite, Pyrite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV547e.jpg] Quartz cast with Calcite, Pyrite from Hay's Level, Moll Doyle Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV547f.jpg]

Large, hollow Quartz cast pseudomorphed after a now gone Calcite (?) crystal. Small Pyrite crystals add sparkle and platy white Calcite crystals are attached at the base. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV362 - Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) $ 200
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV362a.jpg] Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV362b.jpg] Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV362c.jpg] Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV362d.jpg]

Isolated bright green crystals of Zincolivenite (a mineral formerly known as Cuprian Adamite) with Cerussite. The crystals reach 0.5cm in size and contrast well against the dark matrix.


SV350 - Willemite $ 500
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350a.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350b.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350c.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350d.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV350e.jpg]

Deep blue, botryoidal Willemite coating matrix. The Willemite is translucent and here are small blue/green Rosaite spheres in association.


SV485 - Erythrite $ 200
Bou Azzer, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV485a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV485b.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV485c.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SV485d.jpg]

Thumbnail sized specimen of brilliant, metallic purple crystals of Erythrite. The main crystal is 1.5cm tall and well terminated, but there are great crystals all around, in fact it's nothing but solid Erythrite crystals.


SV410 - Plancheite $ 250
Kamoya Central Mine, Katanga, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3 cm


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Plancheite from Kamoya Central Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV410a.jpg] Plancheite from Kamoya Central Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV410b.jpg] Plancheite from Kamoya Central Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV410d.jpg] Plancheite from Kamoya Central Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV410e.jpg]

Fibrous crystal clusters of sky blue Plancheite covering the entire front display face.


SV330 - Creedite $ 280
Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV330a.jpg] Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV330b.jpg] Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV330c.jpg] Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV330d.jpg] Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV330e.jpg] Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV330g.jpg]

Spherical cluster of orange Creedite crystals from Mexico with crystals sticking out in all directions. The mine is a brecciated Fluorite vein and the Creedite occurs in clay filled voids in the Breccia, allowing for specimens such as this one that are crystallized all around.


ST383 - Chambersite $ 180
Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST383a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST383b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST383c.jpg]

Complete and undamaged tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. Translucent 'Amethyst' purple in color with flat, truncated tips. Collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


ST386 - Chambersite $ 160
Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST386a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST386b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST386c.jpg]

Complete and undamaged tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. Dark purple in color with sharp, pointed tips. Collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


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
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.


MK112 - Papagoite $ 200
New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm


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Papagoite from New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk112a.jpg] Papagoite from New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk112b.jpg] Papagoite from New Cornelia Pit, Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk112c.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.
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