Selected Specimens

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MK239 - Acanthite $ 150
Colquechaca, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Acanthite from Colquechaca, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk239a.jpg] Acanthite from Colquechaca, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk239b.jpg] Acanthite from Colquechaca, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk239c.jpg]

Thumbnail sized cluster of blocky Acanthite crystals from Colquechaca. The crystals have bright metallic luster and reach 5mm in size.


MK240 - Benitoite $ 1200
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.4 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk240a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk240b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk240c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk240d.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk240e.jpg]

Single blue Benitoite crystal without matrix. The front shows primarily perfect flat crystal faces with the lower right and most of the back side showing natural etching. As a bonus there is a Neptunite and Joaquinite crystal attached to the back lower left corner. Nice and gemmy at the top, undamaged, and good sized.


MK242 - Anhydrite $ 300
Leopoldshall, Stassfurt, Saxony, Germany
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


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Anhydrite from Leopoldshall, Stassfurt, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk242a.jpg] Anhydrite from Leopoldshall, Stassfurt, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk242b.jpg] Anhydrite from Leopoldshall, Stassfurt, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk242c.jpg]

Transparent single crystal of Anhydrite. A twinned crystal, complete all around and undamaged.


MK243 - Anhydrite $ 240
Leopoldshall, Stassfurt, Saxony, Germany
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


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Anhydrite from Leopoldshall, Stassfurt, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk243a.jpg] Anhydrite from Leopoldshall, Stassfurt, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk243b.jpg] Anhydrite from Leopoldshall, Stassfurt, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk243c.jpg] Anhydrite from Leopoldshall, Stassfurt, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk243d.jpg]

Transparent single crystal of Anhydrite. A doubly-terminated crystal, complete all around and undamaged with light lavender coloration.


MK245 - Shattuckite in Quartz $ 240
Rancho Jacalito, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 10 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Shattuckite in Quartz from Rancho Jacalito, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk245a.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Rancho Jacalito, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk245b.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Rancho Jacalito, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk245c.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Quartz included with Shattuckite on a matrix with lighter blue Chrysocolla.


MK249 - Tourmaline on Quartz $ 260
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm


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Tourmaline on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk249a.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk249b.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk249c.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk249d.jpg]

Colorful specimen of pink and green Tourmaline on smokey Quartz. Loaded with glassy Tourmaline crystals to 4.2 cm long.


MK251 - Fluorite with Orthoclase $ 240
Epprechstein, Kirchenlamitz, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Fluorite with Orthoclase from Epprechstein, Kirchenlamitz, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk251a.jpg] Fluorite with Orthoclase from Epprechstein, Kirchenlamitz, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk251b.jpg] Fluorite with Orthoclase from Epprechstein, Kirchenlamitz, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk251c.jpg] Fluorite with Orthoclase from Epprechstein, Kirchenlamitz, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk251d.jpg]

Specimen of gemmy blue/purple Fluorite and Orthoclase from the old quarries of Epprechstein. The Orthoclase is a porcelein white with three attached spherical masses of a unidentified fibrous mineral.


LV243 - Calcite $ 125 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 62
Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV243a.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV243b.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV243c.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV243d.jpg]

Scalenohedral white Calcite crystals from the Abbeytown Quarry. The main crystal has a clearer outer layer and pearlescent reflections internally and is in perfect condition. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection. Acquired from Peter Briscol in 2002.


LV241 - Proustite $ 90 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 45
Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Proustite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV241a.jpg] Proustite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV241b.jpg] Proustite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV241c.jpg]

Small red Proustite crystals on matrix. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection with old Richard Barstow and Dr. John Dayton collection labels.


LV200 - Gmelinite $ 80
Magheramorne Quarry, Co. Antrim, Ireland
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Gmelinite from Magheramorne Quarry, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV200a.jpg] Gmelinite from Magheramorne Quarry, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV200b.jpg]

Colorful orange Gmelinite crystals on matrix. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


LV223 - Quartz $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV223a.jpg] Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV223b.jpg] Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV223c.jpg] Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV223d.jpg]

Fine quality, somewhat tabular Quartz crystals in a diverging cluster. From the Soloman's Mine pocket opened in October 1999. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, from Robert Lawson.


LV204 - Pyromorphite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Camaderry Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
small cabinet - 7.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Camaderry Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV204a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Camaderry Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV204b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Camaderry Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV204c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Camaderry Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV204d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Camaderry Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV204e.jpg]

Vuggy white Quartz with cavities lined by yellow/green Pyromorphite crystals. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection from Robert Lawson. Found in 1998.


LV238 - Calcite $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
Subulter Quarry, Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 5.5 cm


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Calcite from Subulter Quarry, Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV238a.jpg] Calcite from Subulter Quarry, Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV238b.jpg] Calcite from Subulter Quarry, Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV238c.jpg] Calcite from Subulter Quarry, Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV238d.jpg]

Elongated, gemmy Calcite crystals on matrix. The crystals reach 5cm in length and are in excellent condition. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, purchased from Robert Lawson in 2013.


MK254 - Vanadinite $ 300
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 3.4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk254a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk254b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk254c.jpg]

Blocky, barrel-shaped deep red Vanadinite crystals on matrix. The main crystal is an impressive 1.6 x 1.6cm in size. There is chipping to some small edge crystals along the left bottom, otherwise perfect.


MK255 - Orthoclase $ 95
Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


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Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk255a.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk255b.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk255c.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk255d.jpg]

Gem quality Orthoclase (Feldspar), a rarity for the species. Colorless and totally transparent with good crystal faces.

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