Selected Specimens

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MK204 - Grossular var. Tsavorite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


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Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk204a.jpg] Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk204b.jpg] Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk204c.jpg] Grossular var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk204d.jpg]

Single green Grossular crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly lustrous faces and good transparency. Complete all around with a bit of Graphite and point of contact on the bottom. Perfect except for chipping and very lower edges.


MK205 - Lepidolite on Tourmaline $ 750
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk205a.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk205b.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk205c.jpg]

Large transparent green Tourmaline crystal partially coated by lavender Lepidolite crystals. The Tourmaline has a steep pyramidal termination and is a deep transparent green, in fact the majority of the crystal is facet quality. Weighs 74.5 grams.


MK206 - Zincolivenite $ 180
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Zincolivenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk206a.jpg] Zincolivenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk206b.jpg] Zincolivenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk206c.jpg] Zincolivenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk206d.jpg]

Radial clusters of Zincolivenite (formerly Cuprian Adamite) on matrix from Tsumeb.


MK209 - Apatite on Muscovite $ 1500
Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/mk209a.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/mk209b.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Castelo Branco, Portugal [db_pics/pics/mk209c.jpg]

Gorgeous crystals of translucent to transparent purple Apatite on Muscovite crystals. The main Apatite crystal is 1.5cm tall. The crystals have a beautiful purple coloration and top glassy luster.


MK211 - Pyrite $ 280
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk211a.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk211b.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk211c.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk211d.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk211e.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single Pyrite crystal on a mtrix of Calcite and Graphite from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The Pyrite has uniform shape and bright, brassy metallic luster.


MK212 - Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite $ 1500
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk212a.jpg] Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk212b.jpg] Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk212c.jpg] Mimetite on Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk212d.jpg]

Globular translucent green Cuprian Smithsonite with yellow Mimetite from Tsumeb. The Smithsonite is translucent and forms botryoidal masses and short stalactitic formations with crystallized surfaces. A showy large specimen of one of the most desirable Smithsonite varietals from Tsumeb.


MK215 - Platinum $ 1200
Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk215a.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk215b.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk215c.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk215d.jpg]

Intergrown cubic platinum crystals from the famous and now closed Konder platinum deposit. Composed of 3 intergrown crystals with good form. Single cubes are the norm and these intergrown clusters have more appeal. These are no longer being found. Weighs 1.88 grams.


MK216 - Platinum $ 1200
Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk216a.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk216b.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/mk216c.jpg]

Intergrown cubic platinum crystals from the famous and now closed Konder platinum deposit. Composed of 2 intergrown crystals with good form. Single cubes are the norm and these intergrown clusters have more appeal. These are no longer being found. Weighs 1.91 grams.


MK217 - Fluorite $ 300
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 3.3 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm


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Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk217a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk217b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk217c.jpg]

Exceedingly sharp single octahedral Fluorite crystal from Inner Mongolia, China. An undamaged floater of translucent pink Fluorite nearly textbook in form (one of the sixe points is stepped with multiple points). High quality, complete crystal in perfect condition.


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.
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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
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
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