Selected Specimens

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AU650 - Polybasite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 343)
Guanajuato, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Polybasite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au650a.jpg] Polybasite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au650b.jpg] Polybasite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au650c.jpg] Polybasite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au650d.jpg] Polybasite from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au650e.jpg]

Classic bladed crystal groups of Polybasite with attached Calcite and Chalcopyrite crystals adding color and interest.


AU652 - Copper $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 823)
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.7 x 0.6 cm


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Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au652a.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au652b.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au652c.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au652d.jpg]

High quality group of well developed Copper crystals with 'drill bit' form. An excellent thumbnail that is interesting and good both front and back, top to bottom. Undamaged.


AU653 - Pyrite on Hematite $ 1200 (=~ CAN$ 1647)
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 6 cm


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Pyrite on Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/au653a.jpg] Pyrite on Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/au653b.jpg] Pyrite on Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/au653c.jpg]

Large 6.5cm Pyritohedron of Pyrite on irridescent Hematite crystals. A large and highly showy example from the classic European locality. The Pyrite crystal is complete all around though the backside has a bit of damage and attached Hematite crystals.


AU654 - Lazulite with Quartz $ 240 (=~ CAN$ 329)
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Lazulite with Quartz from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/au654a.jpg] Lazulite with Quartz from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/au654b.jpg] Lazulite with Quartz from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/au654c.jpg]

Deep blue Lazulite crystals with transparent Quartz crystals from this well known and remote phosphate locality in the Yukon. This piece is loaded with crystals with individual Lazulites to 1cm in size.


AU655 - Leitite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 274)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.7 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm


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Leitite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au655a.jpg] Leitite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au655b.jpg]

Specimen of pearly white crystalline Leitite, a Tsumeb rarity.


AU656 - Cuprite with Copper $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 549)
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


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Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au656a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au656b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au656c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au656d.jpg]

Copper crystals on large, octahedral Cuprite crystals from Bisbee. The dominant top Cuprite crystal is 1.5cm in size.


AU708 - Mimetite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 412)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au708a.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au708b.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au708c.jpg] Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au708d.jpg]

Two thick, glossy yellow Mimetite crystals from Tsumeb. The larger crystal is doubly-terminated. Both are translucent, fine and undamaged.


AU709 - Allophane ps. Azurite $ 225 (=~ CAN$ 309)
Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.6 cm


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Allophane ps. Azurite from Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au709a.jpg] Allophane ps. Azurite from Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au709b.jpg] Allophane ps. Azurite from Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au709c.jpg] Allophane ps. Azurite from Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/au709d.jpg]

Complete, doubly-terminated crystal of Allophane that has pseodomorphed after Azurite. Sharp and undamaged, good on both sides.


AU710 - Stephanite $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 1029)
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Stephanite from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/au710a.jpg] Stephanite from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/au710b.jpg] Stephanite from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/au710c.jpg] Stephanite from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/au710d.jpg] Stephanite from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/au710e.jpg]

Cluster of dark, silvery meatallic Stephanite crystals without matrix. Excellent crystals all around.


AU712 - Marcasite in Calcite $ 100 (=~ CAN$ 137)
Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm


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Marcasite in Calcite from Bancroft, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/au712a.jpg] Marcasite in Calcite from Bancroft, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/au712b.jpg] Marcasite in Calcite from Bancroft, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/au712c.jpg]

Transparent rhomb of Calcite filled with oriented, needle-like Marcasite crystals.


AU713 - Bornite on Calcite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 549)
Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Bornite on Calcite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/au713a.jpg] Bornite on Calcite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/au713b.jpg] Bornite on Calcite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/au713c.jpg] Bornite on Calcite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/au713d.jpg]

Fine thumbnail featuring a superb single Bornite crystal 1.8cm in size. The Bornite is unusually sharp and well formed with a slight blueish irridescent patina. There is one shallow chip but it's in overall great condition. Bornite from this locale are considered the world's best and this is a great one in the large thumbnail/toenail size.


AU717 - Liebigite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 618)
Schwartzwalder Mine (Ralston Creek Mine), Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Liebigite from Schwartzwalder Mine (Ralston Creek Mine), Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/au717a.jpg] Liebigite from Schwartzwalder Mine (Ralston Creek Mine), Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/au717b.jpg] Liebigite from Schwartzwalder Mine (Ralston Creek Mine), Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/au717c.jpg] Liebigite from Schwartzwalder Mine (Ralston Creek Mine), Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/au717d.jpg]

Single crystal of translucent yellow Liebigite. Bright, almost neon yellow in color. Complete all around and undamaged. Rarely available USA classic.


AU719 - Xenotime $ 180 (=~ CAN$ 247)
Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Xenotime from Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au719a.jpg] Xenotime from Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au719b.jpg] Xenotime from Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au719c.jpg] Xenotime from Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/au719d.jpg]

Fine single Xenotime crystal. Well terminated and translucent brown with transparency at the tip.


AU720 - Pyrosmaltite $ 90 (=~ CAN$ 124)
Nordmark, Varmland, Sweden
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.6 cm


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Pyrosmaltite from Nordmark, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/au720a.jpg] Pyrosmaltite from Nordmark, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/au720b.jpg] Pyrosmaltite from Nordmark, Varmland, Sweden [db_pics/pics/au720c.jpg]

Small, well formed tan hexagonal crystals of Pyrosmaltite on matrix. The old label notes mica and a white unknown as also present. A rarity.


AU351 - Villiaumite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 274)
Aris Quarries, Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


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Villiaumite from Aris Quarries, Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au351a.jpg] Villiaumite from Aris Quarries, Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au351b.jpg] Villiaumite from Aris Quarries, Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au351c.jpg]

Set of 6 transparent orange Villiaumite crystal from the open pit phonolite quarries in Aris, Namibia. These quarries, along with the Kola peninsula in Russia, are the source of the world's best Villiaumite. Although larger, the Kola specimens are a darker purple red and are typically just cleavages rather than crystals. These bright orange, transparent crystals are far more aesthetic for my taste. These crystals have etched outer surfaces and are internally transparent (faceted gemstones are known from this occurrence). The crystals in this set reach 1.2cm wide.

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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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