Selected Specimens

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K231 - Prehnite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K231a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K231b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K231c.jpg]

Large, translucent yellow/green crystals of Prehnite with Graphite from the Merelani Tanzanite mines.  This specimen features mostly wide 'chisel tip' crystal style and also has a pronounced toothy crystal rising up off the main layer of crystals. Extremely well crystallized Prehnite, excellent for the species.


SV108 - Rhodonite $ 200
Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV108a.jpg] Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV108b.jpg] Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV108c.jpg] Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV108d.jpg]

Single gem crystal of Rhodonite from recent finds in Brazil. This is a terminated crystal with cleavage faces on the sides. Translucent to transparent internally with superb color!


ST786 - Rhodonite $ 100
Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


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Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST786a.jpg] Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST786b.jpg] Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST786c.jpg] Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST786d.jpg]

Single gem crystal of Rhodonite from recent finds in Brazil. This has natural crystal faces with typical small raised crystal growths on the sides and contacted and/or cleaves on the ends. Translucent to transparent internally. Superb color!


ST784 - Rhodonite $ 120
Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST784a.jpg] Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST784b.jpg] Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST784c.jpg]

Single gem crystal of Rhodonite from recent finds in Brazil. This is a complete crystal with typical small raised crystal growths on some sides and a contacted termination. Complete all around and translucent to transparent internally. Superb color!


ST789 - Rhodonite $ 180
Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1 x 0.5 cm


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Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST789a.jpg] Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST789b.jpg] Rhodonite from Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST789d.jpg]

Single gem crystal of Rhodonite from recent finds in Brazil. This has smooth, flat crystals faces on top and front with cleavage faces on teh back and sides. Fully transparent internally with superb color!


LP166 - Bournonite with Quartz $ 450
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 3 cm


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Bournonite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp166a.jpg] Bournonite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp166b.jpg] Bournonite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp166c.jpg] Bournonite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp166d.jpg]

Well balanced specimen of silvery metallic Bournonite with Quartz crystals from the Yaogangxian Mine. An aesthetic specimen good from either side. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection, his old label shows a price of $1200.


LP167 - Mimetite after Wulfenite $ 300
San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 0.5 cm


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Mimetite after Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp167a.jpg] Mimetite after Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp167b.jpg]

Pseudomorph of a single Wulfenite crystal that has been replaced by yellow Mimetite. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP169 - Ilmenite $ 300
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3 cm


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Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp169a.jpg] Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp169b.jpg] Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp169c.jpg]

Cluster of flat, metallic Ilmenite crystals from Zagi Mountian in Pakistan. Individual crystals reach 2.5cm wide and 3mm thick. A minor amount of Rutile is also present. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP170 - Ilmenite $ 500
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp170a.jpg] Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp170b.jpg] Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp170c.jpg]

Cluster of flat, metallic Ilmenite crystals on a small amount of matrix from Zagi Mountian in Pakistan. Superb thumbnail for the species. A minor amount of Rutile is also present. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP171 - Benitoite $ 850
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
cabinet - 11 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp171a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp171b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp171c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp171d.jpg]

Numerous blue Benitoite crystals to 1cm in size on matrix with Neptunite. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection (Len's old label shows a price of $950).


LP172 - Neptunite $ 750
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp172a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp172b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp172c.jpg]

Glossy black Neptunite crystals on a white Natrolite covered matrix. This is an excellent Neptunite with 3 main crystals that are well separated and rise up out of the matrix plus numerous smaller crystals. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection and comes with an old Andy Seibel label.


LP173 - Brazilianite $ 450
Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


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Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp173a.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp173b.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp173c.jpg]

Large, complete single Brazilianite crystal. Excellent undamaged crystal with good luster, areas of transparency, and the yellow/green color these are known for. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP174 - Rutile in Quartz $ 350
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Rutile in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp174a.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp174b.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp174c.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp174d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent smokey Quartz crystals with inclusions of golden, hair-like Rutile. This is a fine quality cluster in excellent condition with high luster. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP175 - Chrysoberyl $ 1800
Espirito Santo, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


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Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp175a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp175b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp175c.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp175d.jpg]

Partial sixling of golden Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Brazil. There are big gem zones in the tip of the largest crystal. This is an older specimen that has a couple old collection numbers attached to the bottom. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection (his old label shows a price of $2,300), an comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


LP176 - Dioptase $ 270
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp176a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp176b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp176c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp176d.jpg]

Highly lustrous Dioptase crystals over tiny Calcite crystals from Tsumeb. Individual crystals reach 1.3cm long. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.
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