Selected Specimens

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MK971 - Olshanskyite, Andradite, Roweite $ 450
Shijiangshan Mine, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Olshanskyite, Andradite, Roweite from Shijiangshan Mine, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk971a.jpg] Olshanskyite, Andradite, Roweite from Shijiangshan Mine, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk971b.jpg] Olshanskyite, Andradite, Roweite from Shijiangshan Mine, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk971c.jpg] Olshanskyite, Andradite, Roweite from Shijiangshan Mine, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk971d.jpg]

Beautiful sprays of white white Olshanskyite crystals with Andradite. These recent finds have produced the world's best Olshanskyite with crystal sizes and quality not seen before. There are also a few brown Roweite crystals. Interestingly, the type locality for Roweite is Franklin, New Jersey, where only one specimen was found. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


MK981 - Cavansite $ 200
Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Cavansite from Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India [db_pics/pics/mk981a.jpg] Cavansite from Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India [db_pics/pics/mk981b.jpg] Cavansite from Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India [db_pics/pics/mk981c.jpg]

Intergrown spherical aggregates of vivid blue Cavansite without matrix. Well crytallized all around. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


MK985 - Cavansite $ 400
Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India
miniature - 3.8 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Cavansite from Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India [db_pics/pics/mk985a.jpg] Cavansite from Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India [db_pics/pics/mk985b.jpg] Cavansite from Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India [db_pics/pics/mk985c.jpg]

Exquisite specimen of intergrown spherical aggregates of vivid blue Cavansite with attached Stilbite. Well crytallized all around and undamaged, a floater with no points of contact. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection (his old label shows a price of $800).


MK996 - Fluorite $ 350
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
large cabinet - 16 x 10 x 3 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk996a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk996b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk996c.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk996d.jpg]

Large, flat matrix covered by gemmy blue/purple Fluorite crystals. The Fluorite cubes reach 1.8cm in size and are highly glassy, transparent, with a light blue color over purple cores. There are a couple contact spots where the crystals grew against the opposing pocket wall. Needle-like, Chlorite included Quartz crystals are present and mixed among the Fluorite.


MK976 - Fluorite with Muscovite $ 200
Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Fluorite with Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk976a.jpg] Fluorite with Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk976b.jpg] Fluorite with Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk976c.jpg]

Transparent pink Fluorite crystals with Muscovite. The Fluorite are complete and undamaged with complex octahedral form and totaly transparent. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP119 - Amblygonite $ 390
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp119a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp119b.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp119c.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp119d.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp119e.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp119f.jpg]

Glassy single crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. This crystal is complete all around, shows twinning, and has metallic inclusions of both platy and hair-like crystals. Translucent with transparent gem areas and with high glassy luster. A superb, undamaged thumbnail Amblygonite!


LP240 - Gold on Quartz crystals $ 750
Smuggler Union Mine, Telluride Mining District, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


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Gold on Quartz crystals from Smuggler Union Mine, Telluride Mining District, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/lp240a.jpg] Gold on Quartz crystals from Smuggler Union Mine, Telluride Mining District, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/lp240b.jpg] Gold on Quartz crystals from Smuggler Union Mine, Telluride Mining District, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/lp240c.jpg] Gold on Quartz crystals from Smuggler Union Mine, Telluride Mining District, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/lp240d.jpg]

Bright masses of Gold on a cluster of terminated Quartz crystals. A highly showy thumbnail from a classic USA Gold mining district.


LP242 - Copper (cubes!) $ 2000
Lake Superior Copper District, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Copper (cubes!) from Lake Superior Copper District, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/lp242a.jpg] Copper (cubes!) from Lake Superior Copper District, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/lp242b.jpg] Copper (cubes!) from Lake Superior Copper District, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/lp242c.jpg] Copper (cubes!) from Lake Superior Copper District, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/lp242d.jpg]

Cluster of cubic Copper crystals with dark patina. I love cubic Copper crystals and this is nothing but crystals with individuals to 1cm in size. Ex. Mike Martin, Ben Vone collections.


MK948 - Azurite with Malachite $ 240
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk948a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk948b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk948c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk948d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk948e.jpg]

Fantastic Azurite cluster from the watercourse pocket of the Milpillas Mine. Undamaged, highly lustrous crystals with attached Malachite on the back. The specimen features a large, somewhat tabular main crystal with smaller crystals at the base and a bit of matrix attached to the back.


LP243 - Aquamarine $ 2000
Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Prov., Vietnam
cabinet - 9.7 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Aquamarine from Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/lp243a.jpg] Aquamarine from Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/lp243b.jpg] Aquamarine from Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/lp243c.jpg]

Tall single, deep blue Aquamarine crystal from Vietnam. Terminated with a flat, glassy termination, it's a gemmy crystal with the deep blue color Vietnamese Aqua are known for. Undamaged crystal with a shallow groove running up the backside where another crystal grew against it, and small etched areas near each end. Weighs 67.1 grams.


LP245 - Silver on Quartz, Epidote $ 3800
Mass Mine, Mass City, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 3 cm


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Silver on Quartz, Epidote from Mass Mine, Mass City, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/lp245a.jpg] Silver on Quartz, Epidote from Mass Mine, Mass City, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/lp245b.jpg] Silver on Quartz, Epidote from Mass Mine, Mass City, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/lp245c.jpg] Silver on Quartz, Epidote from Mass Mine, Mass City, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/lp245d.jpg] Silver on Quartz, Epidote from Mass Mine, Mass City, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/lp245e.jpg]

Silver crystals on Quartz from the Mass Mine in Michigan. Bright, well crystallized silver that contrasts well against the white Quartz and green Epidote. The Mass Mine is a historic Copper mine that operated from 1856 to 1888.


LP246 - Chalcocite $ 750
Flambeau Mine, Rusk Co., Wisconsin, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Chalcocite from Flambeau Mine, Rusk Co., Wisconsin, USA [db_pics/pics/lp246a.jpg] Chalcocite from Flambeau Mine, Rusk Co., Wisconsin, USA [db_pics/pics/lp246b.jpg] Chalcocite from Flambeau Mine, Rusk Co., Wisconsin, USA [db_pics/pics/lp246c.jpg]

Chunky specimen of solid Chalcocite crystals from the now closed Flambeau Mine. The surface is covered by dark metallic crystals with light blue and purple iridescence.


MK995 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 200
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Calcite on Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk995a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk995b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk995c.jpg]

Small, lenticular white Calcite crystals partailly coating transparent blue/green Fluorite crystals.


LP247 - Willemite $ 200
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp247a.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp247b.jpg]

Rare blue Willemite crystals on matrix from Tsumeb.


MK840 - Andradite $ 125
near Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Andradite from near Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk840a.jpg] Andradite from near Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk840b.jpg] Andradite from near Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk840c.jpg] Andradite from near Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk840d.jpg]

Cluster of highly lustrous orange/brown Andradite crystals on matrix. Individual crystals reach 1.7cm wide.
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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

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