Selected Specimens

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ST127 - Prehnite $ 200 (=~ € 164)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST127a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST127b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST127c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST127d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of curving, translucent Prehnite crystals from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. These blue Prehnite are much less common than the yellow Prehnite and also display an interesting color change showing a different hue of blue between incandescent lighting and natural sunlight. A fine example of this type with some attached Graphite on the backside.


ST220 - Dravite $ 150 (=~ € 123)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST220a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST220b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST220c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST220d.jpg]

Glassy gem quality Dravite crystal from Mwajanga. Complete all around and transparent. Superb example from this find.


ST227 - Tanzanite $ 750 (=~ € 616)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST227a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST227b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST227c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST227e.jpg]

Multi-colored Tanzanite crystal with a yellow over purple/blue color displayed from the front wide face. A red color is visible up the C-axis, and you can even see flashes of red reflected out the front face when lit from below (last photo). Complete and undamaged and weighs 6.87 grams.


ST219 - Tanzanite $ 250 (=~ € 205)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST219a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST219b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST219c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST219d.jpg]

Yellow Tanzanite crystal with steep pyramidal termination. From a unique pocket a few years ago that produced these unusually yellow colored crystals. Complete and undamaged.


ST213 - Wulfenite $ 650 (=~ € 534)
Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST213a.jpg] Wulfenite from Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST213b.jpg] Wulfenite from Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST213c.jpg] Wulfenite from Glove Mine, Amado, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST213f.jpg]

Cluster of large, wafer-like crystals of Wulfenite typical for this mine. The crystals are translucent and reach 3.5cm in size and have coatings of Calcite crystals on the backsides. This is from a collection from the 1980s and 1990s time frame and had an old label showing a price of $800.


ST221 - Aurichalcite, Rosasite $ 250 (=~ € 205)
Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Aurichalcite, Rosasite from Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST221a.jpg] Aurichalcite, Rosasite from Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST221c.jpg] Aurichalcite, Rosasite from Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST221d.jpg] Aurichalcite, Rosasite from Southwest Mine, Hendricks Gulch, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST221e.jpg]

Spheres of blue Rosasite atop spikey crystals of green Aurichalcite.


ST234 - Bayldonite on/after Mimetite $ 500 (=~ € 410)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Bayldonite on/after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST234a.jpg] Bayldonite on/after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST234b.jpg] Bayldonite on/after Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST234c.jpg]

An old classic Tsumeb specimen of green Bayldonite on or partially pseudomorphing elongated, hexagonal Mimetite crystals. These were found in the 1st oxidation zone that dates to the late 1800s to early 1900s.


ST232 - Anglesite (R) $ 160 (=~ € 131)
Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Anglesite (R) from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST232a.jpg] Anglesite (R) from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST232b.jpg] Anglesite (R) from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST232c.jpg]

Double-terminated Anglesite crystal on matrix. The Anglesite is gemmy and yellow and has been repaired once. A stunning and uncommon thumbnail.


ST202 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 250 (=~ € 205)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 6 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202e.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202f.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST202h.jpg]

Dark green Kolwezite with rhombs of pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The largest individual crystal is 1.8cm in size. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful large display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together.


ST223 - Azurite $ 250 (=~ € 205)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST223a.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST223b.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST223c.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST223d.jpg]

Open vug filled with large, prismatic crystals of Azurite. The Azurite crystals have great luster and the largest is approximately 2cm tall. Good crystals of Azurite are rare for this locality!


ST216 - Azurite $ 250 (=~ € 205)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
miniature - 3.9 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST216a.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST216b.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST216c.jpg] Azurite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST216d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of large, prismatic crystals of Azurite. The Azurite crystals have great luster and the largest has an unusual stepped termination. Good crystals of Azurite are rare for this locality!


ST224 - Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 120 (=~ € 99)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST224a.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST224b.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST224c.jpg]

A 1.6cm cluster of green Malachite atop pink Cobaltoan Calcite and tiny Quartz crystals. Colorful specimen in pristing condition.


ST200 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 450 (=~ € 369)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 4 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST200a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST200c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST200d.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST200e.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The main Kolwezite is a superb hemispherical group 1.1 cm wide and perfectly centered in the Cobaltian Calcite. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful large display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together.


ST215 - Kolwezite pseudomorphs (?) on Cobaltian Calcite $ 250 (=~ € 205)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.2 cm


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Kolwezite pseudomorphs (?) on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST215a.jpg] Kolwezite pseudomorphs (?) on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST215c.jpg] Kolwezite pseudomorphs (?) on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST215d.jpg]

Dark olive green crystals of Kolwezite atop vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The Kolwezite has rhombic form and are possibly pseudomorphs after Calcite or Dolomite. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species.


ST204 - Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 1500 (=~ € 1232)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
large cabinet - 20 x 13 x 5 cm


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Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204a.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204d.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204e.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204f.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204i.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204j.jpg]

Large specimen of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) that displays well on both sides. The front side has large crystals to 3cm in size and a very deep pink, almost purple coloration. The backside has areas of green Malachite and black Heterogenite. A beautiful large display piece that will add lots of color to a case of minerals.
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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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