Selected Specimens

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MK491 - Cinnabar $ 500
Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/mk491a.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/mk491b.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/mk491c.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/mk491d.jpg]

Classic Cinnabar penetration twin on drusy Quartz with Dolomite. The Cinnabar crystal is perfect and translucent red when backlit.


MK493 - Cassiterite $ 250
Viloco Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk493a.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk493b.jpg]

Large, lustrous black crystals of Cassiterite. Main crystal is 3cm in size!


MK494 - Azurite $ 3500
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm


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Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk494a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk494b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk494c.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk494d.jpg]

Pair of large Azurite crystals rising straight up off the matrix. The Azurite are perfect and undamaged, one of which is partially altering to Malachite. Ex. Vic Hoffman collection.


MK495 - Cerussite with Barite $ 125
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk495a.jpg] Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk495b.jpg] Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk495c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous 1.2cm Cerussite crystal with bladed pink Barite crystals.


MK497 - Apatite $ 300
Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Apatite from Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk497a.jpg] Apatite from Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk497b.jpg] Apatite from Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk497c.jpg] Apatite from Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk497d.jpg]

Single yellow Apatite crystal from a pegmatite in the Fulford mining district. This locality is not well known and these crystals are rarely seen for sale. This is a translucent crystal (with gem areas), perfectly terminated, complete all around and undamaged.


MK498 - Chalcopyrite on Calcite $ 150
Brushy Creek Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 6.7 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Brushy Creek Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk498a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Brushy Creek Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/mk498b.jpg]

Scalenohedral Calcite crystals partially coated by sparkling irridescent Chalcopyrite crystals. Fine quality undamaged crystals to over 4cm in length.


LV372 - Wurtzite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 3.3 x 1 cm


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Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LV372a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LV372b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LV372d.jpg]

Bright orange single Wurtzite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The crystal has smooth faces along the edges and irregular stepped faces on the front. Glows translucent orange when backlit.


LV366 - Orthoclase $ 95
Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV366a.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV366c.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV366d.jpg]

Gem quality Orthoclase (Feldspar), a rarity for the species. Colorless and totally transparent with good crystal faces.


LV367 - Orthoclase $ 95
Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1 x 1 cm


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Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV367a.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV367b.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV367d.jpg]

Gem quality Orthoclase (Feldspar), a rarity for the species. Colorless and totally transparent with good crystal faces.


LV368 - Orthoclase $ 95
Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV368a.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV368b.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV368c.jpg]

Gem quality Orthoclase (Feldspar), a rarity for the species. Colorless and totally transparent with good crystal faces.


MK500 - Amblygonite $ 280
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk500a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk500b.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk500c.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk500d.jpg]

Single large crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite intergrown with white Albite. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. This crystal is well crystallized on the front and sides and contacted on the backside. Translucent with transparent gem areas. The front face shows light striations and the sides are smooth with high glassy luster. Good yellow color on this one.


MK501 - Amethyst $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
small cabinet - 5.7 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm


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Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/mk501a.jpg] Amethyst from Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/mk501b.jpg]

Cluster of glassy purple Amethyst crystals from Jackson's Crossroads. There is a doubly-terminated crystal group crossing in front with other Amethyst crystals pointing up behind it.


MK502 - Mimetite with Malachite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 5.5 cm


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Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk502a.jpg] Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk502b.jpg] Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk502c.jpg] Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk502d.jpg]

Large rock matrix covered by tiny clear Calcite crystals which are in turn sprinkled with small green Malachite spheres and starburst clusters of yellow Mimetite. Good coverage on both sides.


MK503 - Liroconite $ 1400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 700
Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
miniature - 3.7 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/mk503a.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/mk503b.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/mk503c.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/mk503d.jpg]

Translucent blue crystals of Liroconite on matrix with crystals to 8mm in size. There are more small areas of crystals on the sides too. Liroconite is a rare copper species with the best specimens found at this mine, which is also the type locality for the species. Wheal Gorland began operation in 1792 and the best Liroconite specimens were found in the mid 1800s. There are some dinged crystals but rare with good color.


MK504 - Calcite with Apophyllite $ 300
Pashan Hills, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Calcite with Apophyllite from Pashan Hills, Pune District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/mk504a.jpg] Calcite with Apophyllite from Pashan Hills, Pune District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/mk504b.jpg] Calcite with Apophyllite from Pashan Hills, Pune District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/mk504c.jpg] Calcite with Apophyllite from Pashan Hills, Pune District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/mk504d.jpg]

A GEM yellow Calcite crystal dramtically perched atop a central mound of Apophyllite crystals. There are Apophyllite crystals on the Calcite too, along with a second smaller Calcite. Showy, undamaged specimen and much better than photos which don't capture the dazzling transparency and brightness. Ex. Bert Ottens, Terry Huizing collections with each of their collection labels.
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