Selected Specimens

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MK219 - Fluorite $ 180
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 3 cm


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Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk219a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk219b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk219c.jpg]

Sharp single octahedral Fluorite crystal from Inner Mongolia, China. Translucent to transparent pink Fluorite textbook in form. High quality, complete crystal with a textured surface and in excellent condition.


MK220 - Fluorite $ 280
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk220a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk220b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk220c.jpg]

Transparent blue Fluorite crystal from the Yaogangxian Mine. So water-clear you can see right through it to the Muscovite attached to the bottom (photos don't convey this transparency well). Complete all around, stunning crystal of the quality the Yaogangxian mine is famous for. A small cleave on one corner, otherwise perfect.


MK221 - Topaz on Tourmaline $ 340
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


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Topaz on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk221a.jpg] Topaz on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk221b.jpg] Topaz on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk221c.jpg] Topaz on Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk221d.jpg]

Cluster of dark green Tourmaline, a water clear Topaz, and Albite. Interestingly, the Topaz interferred with the growth of the Tourmaline causing it to grow in a hollow shape. The Topaz is 1.7cm, doubly-terminated, and a jewel.


MK222 - Siegenite, Galena on Marcasite $ 300
Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm


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Siegenite, Galena on Marcasite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk222a.jpg] Siegenite, Galena on Marcasite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk222b.jpg] Siegenite, Galena on Marcasite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk222c.jpg] Siegenite, Galena on Marcasite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk222d.jpg]

Silvery, octahedral crystals of rare Siegenite and grey crystals of Galena on a bright Marcasite coated matrix. Siegenite is a cobalt nickel sulfide that is one of the rarer and most sought after minerals from Missouri's Viburnum Trend. Sometimes you only get a few crystals of Siegenite on a specimen - this one is loaded with about 50 crystals! Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, aquired by Erich in 1991.


MK224 - Tourmaline $ 750
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk224a.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk224b.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk224c.jpg] Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk224d.jpg]

Five parallel grown, doubly-terminated Tourmaline crystals from Stak Nala. One end has pyramidal, colorless (Achroite) terminations and the other has flat, multi-hued green terminations. There is a chip on one of the flat terminations, otherwise it's well crystallized and perfect all around, a floater.


MK226 - Duftite on Mimetite $ 350
Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Duftite on Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/mk226a.jpg] Duftite on Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/mk226b.jpg]

Tabular hexagonal prisms of Mimetite on matrix from the Mount Bonnie Mine. The crystals are a translucent yellow but are coated with green Duftite giving an overall yellow/green coloration. When you hear 'Duftite', one typically thinks of Tsumeb, however the Duftite from Mt. Bonnie is equally superb, if not better. This locality is closed and these are hard to find now, especially the less common ones with so much Duftite.


MK227 - Wulfenite $ 200
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk227a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk227b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk227c.jpg]

Sharp orange Wulfenite crystals on drusy white Calcite crystals. Excellent color, a bright orage without typical brown tones. There is chipping on two crystals on the edge, however the majority are pristine.


MK228 - Anatase $ 750
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk228a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk228b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk228c.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk228d.jpg]

A shard of matrix covered by white Albite crystals hosting several Anatase crystals of exceptional quality. There are 7 larger Anatase with the largest perched near the top and measuring 9 x 8 mm in size. Undamaged.


MK230 - Amblygonite $ 400
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 2.4 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk230a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk230b.jpg]

Single large crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. This crystal has large, flat faces on the front and is cleaved/contacted on the backside. Translucent with transparent gem areas. Some faces show light striations and others are smooth with high glassy luster.


MK231 - Amblygonite $ 600
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk231a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk231b.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk231c.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk231d.jpg]

Single large crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite intergrown with white Albite. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. This crystal is well crystallized all around with a contact on the bottom rising up part of the backside. Translucent with transparent gem areas. Some faces show light striations and others are smooth with high glassy luster. Excellent for the species!


MK232 - Amblygonite $ 400
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk232a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk232b.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk232c.jpg]

Single crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite intergrown with white Albite. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. This is a well crystallized specimen all around with just a small area of contacting on the backside. Translucent with transparent gem areas. Some faces show light striations and others are smooth with high glassy luster. Excellent for the species!


MK233 - Cassiterite on Muscovite $ 950
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm


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Cassiterite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/mk233a.jpg] Cassiterite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/mk233b.jpg] Cassiterite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/mk233c.jpg]

Highly lustrous cluster of twinned black Cassiterite on Muscovite. The cluster is 4.2cm wide and high luster of the Cassiterite contrasts nicely with the softer silvery blades of Muscovite.


MK236 - Shattuckite, Quartz, Chrysocolla $ 280
Rancho Jacalito, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 2.2 cm


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Shattuckite, Quartz, Chrysocolla from Rancho Jacalito, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk236a.jpg] Shattuckite, Quartz, Chrysocolla from Rancho Jacalito, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk236b.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Quartz included with Shattuckite on a matrix with Shattuckite and lighter blue Chrysocolla. Good crystals on the backside too.


MK237 - Rose Quartz $ 750
Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Rose Quartz from Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk237a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk237b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk237c.jpg]

Cluster of glassy, transparent Rose Quartz crystals from Brazil. This cluster features a particularly well formed large individual crystal 3cm tall. Undamaged, fine quality miniature.


LV145 - Hyalite Opal $ 300
Valec Hyalite occurrences, Valec, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Hyalite Opal from Valec Hyalite occurrences, Valec, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/LV145a.jpg] Hyalite Opal from Valec Hyalite occurrences, Valec, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/LV145b.jpg] Hyalite Opal from Valec Hyalite occurrences, Valec, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/LV145c.jpg] Hyalite Opal from Valec Hyalite occurrences, Valec, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/LV145d.jpg]

Transparent botryoidal Hyalite and white Staffelite (carbonate rich fluorapatite) on matrix. These are old classics from themost famous locality in the world for Hyalite. This specimen has thick layers of bubbly transparent Hyalite with areas of white Staffelite.

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49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141

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