Selected Specimens

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AU520 - Cafarsite $ 300
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/au520a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/au520b.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/au520c.jpg]

Uncommon matrix specimen of Cafarsite with a well placed 8mm crystal. Cafarsite is a rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate mineral. From the type locality.


AU526 - Kinoite $ 200
Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Kinoite from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au526a.jpg] Kinoite from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au526b.jpg] Kinoite from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au526c.jpg] Kinoite from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au526d.jpg]

Vivid blue aggregates of Kinoite crystals and clear Apophyllite on matrix. This specimen has very nice, larger than average crystal groups to 3mm.


AU529 - Calcite $ 180
Cumberland, England
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Calcite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/au529a.jpg] Calcite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/au529b.jpg] Calcite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/au529c.jpg] Calcite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/au529d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent scalenohedral Calcite crystals from England. Highly aesthetic crystal group.


AU541 - Quartz $ 150
La Gardette Mine, Villard-Notre-Dame, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Quartz from La Gardette Mine, Villard-Notre-Dame, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/au541a.jpg] Quartz from La Gardette Mine, Villard-Notre-Dame, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/au541b.jpg] Quartz from La Gardette Mine, Villard-Notre-Dame, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/au541c.jpg] Quartz from La Gardette Mine, Villard-Notre-Dame, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/au541e.jpg]

Water-clear single Quartz crystal from the La Gardette Mine in France, which dates back to the 17th century. The crystal is totally transparent, like a piece of cut glass, much more so in person even than the photos. A natural jewel of a crystal.


AU545 - Bournonite $ 140
Mitsumine, Chichibu mining district, Nakatsugawa, Ohtaki-mura, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
thumbnail - 1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Bournonite from Mitsumine, Chichibu mining district, Nakatsugawa, Ohtaki-mura, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan [db_pics/pics/au545b.jpg] Bournonite from Mitsumine, Chichibu mining district, Nakatsugawa, Ohtaki-mura, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan [db_pics/pics/au545c.jpg] Bournonite from Mitsumine, Chichibu mining district, Nakatsugawa, Ohtaki-mura, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan [db_pics/pics/au545d.jpg] Bournonite from Mitsumine, Chichibu mining district, Nakatsugawa, Ohtaki-mura, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan [db_pics/pics/au545e.jpg]

Single Bournonite crystal from Japan. The crystals has high silvery metallic luster. From MINDAT: 'This district produced the first copper mined in Japan, in the year 707 C.E., early in the reign of Empress Gemmei.'


AU551 - Ephesite $ 350
Glosam Mine, Western Belt, Northern Cape, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Ephesite from Glosam Mine, Western Belt, Northern Cape, South Africa [db_pics/pics/au551a.jpg] Ephesite from Glosam Mine, Western Belt, Northern Cape, South Africa [db_pics/pics/au551b.jpg] Ephesite from Glosam Mine, Western Belt, Northern Cape, South Africa [db_pics/pics/au551c.jpg] Ephesite from Glosam Mine, Western Belt, Northern Cape, South Africa [db_pics/pics/au551e.jpg]

Seldomly seen specimen of pink Ephesite crystals from the Glosam Mine in South Africa. The crystals are a translucent red/pink and form tapering, hexagonal crystals to 6mm in size along a narrow Manganite matrix. Ephesite is a rare lithium sodium aluminum silicate mineral.


AU557 - Prehnite $ 180
Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Prehnite from Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/au557a.jpg] Prehnite from Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/au557c.jpg] Prehnite from Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/au557d.jpg]

Single transparent Prehnite crystal from the Jeffrey Mine, a locality better known for Grossular and Vesuvianite. However, crystallized Prehnite is not common (it's usually found as botryoidal masses), and some of the best Prehnite crystals are found here at the Jeffrey Mine.


AU521 - Heliodor $ 350
Magli, Nigeria
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Heliodor from Magli, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au521a.jpg] Heliodor from Magli, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au521b.jpg] Heliodor from Magli, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au521c.jpg] Heliodor from Magli, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/au521d.jpg]

Single gem Heliodor crystal fron Nigeria. Undamaged crystal with etched prism faces and smooth, flat terminatin faces.


AU523 - Herderite $ 600
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Herderite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au523a.jpg] Herderite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au523b.jpg] Herderite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au523c.jpg] Herderite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au523d.jpg]

Single purple Herderite crystal that has rich color and is translucent to transparent. Complete all around and undamaged, fine quality single crystal.


AU524 - Stibnite $ 140
Kadamzhaj, Tien-Shan Mtns., Kirgizstan
miniature - 3.3 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm


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Stibnite from Kadamzhaj, Tien-Shan Mtns., Kirgizstan [db_pics/pics/au524a.jpg] Stibnite from Kadamzhaj, Tien-Shan Mtns., Kirgizstan [db_pics/pics/au524b.jpg] Stibnite from Kadamzhaj, Tien-Shan Mtns., Kirgizstan [db_pics/pics/au524c.jpg] Stibnite from Kadamzhaj, Tien-Shan Mtns., Kirgizstan [db_pics/pics/au524d.jpg]

Silvery metallic crystals of Stibnite from Kirgizstan. Well terminated, undamaged crystals.


AU528 - Barite $ 90
Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.6 x 0.5 cm


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Barite from Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/au528a.jpg] Barite from Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/au528b.jpg] Barite from Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/au528c.jpg] Barite from Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/au528d.jpg]

Glassy single golden Barite crystal with excellent, glass-like transparency.


AU531 - Bournonite $ 350
Hengyang, Hunan Prov., China
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm


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Bournonite from Hengyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/au531a.jpg] Bournonite from Hengyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/au531b.jpg] Bournonite from Hengyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/au531c.jpg] Bournonite from Hengyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/au531d.jpg] Bournonite from Hengyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/au531e.jpg]

Aesthetic, undamaged lcuster of Bournonite crystals.


AU538 - Apatite with Dolomite, Pyrrhotite $ 240
Morro Velho Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


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Apatite with Dolomite, Pyrrhotite from Morro Velho Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au538a.jpg] Apatite with Dolomite, Pyrrhotite from Morro Velho Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au538b.jpg] Apatite with Dolomite, Pyrrhotite from Morro Velho Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au538c.jpg] Apatite with Dolomite, Pyrrhotite from Morro Velho Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au538d.jpg]

Glassy and transparent light pink Apatite crystal with an attached Dolomite crystals. The Dolomite crystals have attached and included sulfide crystals, likely Pyrrhotite. 


AU542 - Eosphorite $ 200
Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Eosphorite from Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au542a.jpg] Eosphorite from Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au542b.jpg] Eosphorite from Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au542c.jpg] Eosphorite from Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au542d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent, golden brown Eosphorite crystals without matrix.


AU544 - Azurite $ 1000
Touissit Mine, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.4 x 0.5 cm


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Azurite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/au544a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/au544b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/au544c.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/au544.mp4]

Single transparent crystal of deep blue Azurite. Complete all around and undamaged with glossy luster.

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37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156

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