Selected Specimens

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MK275 - Coquimbite $ 90
South Olga Tunnel, Monte Arsiccio Mine, Stazzema, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Coquimbite from South Olga Tunnel, Monte Arsiccio Mine, Stazzema, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/mk275a.jpg] Coquimbite from South Olga Tunnel, Monte Arsiccio Mine, Stazzema, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/mk275b.jpg] Coquimbite from South Olga Tunnel, Monte Arsiccio Mine, Stazzema, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/mk275c.jpg]

Cluster of well formed purple Coquimbite crystals on matrix from recent finds at the Monte Arsiccio Mine in Italy. The Monte Arisiccio Mine is an old iron mine that worked Barite, Pyrite, and iron oxide ore bodies. Along with other uncommon sulfate minerals, this mine has produced what are in my opinion the world's best Coquimbite specimens. This specimen has Coquimbite crystals to 1.1cm in size that dispaly well atop a small amount of matrix. These specimens should be kept sealed in plastic bags or boxes or otherwise be kept from high humidity or moisture.


MK278 - Dioptase $ 1800
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk278a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk278b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk278c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk278d.jpg]

Emerald green Dioptase crystals on white Calcite. This one has both isolated individual crystals and a large cluster of crystals. The crystals reach 1.4cm in size and are translucent to transparent. A well balanced, quality Dioptase specimen.


MK279 - Topaz $ 600
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.7 x 4.2 x 3 cm


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Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk279a.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk279b.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk279c.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk279d.jpg]

Well crystallized, gem quality Topaz crystal. Beautiful, complete blocky form and nearly colorless (the camera picked up more color than my eye sees). Complete all around and undamaged.


MK280 - Topaz $ 600
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.7 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk280a.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk280b.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk280c.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk280d.jpg]

Well crystallized, gem quality Topaz crystal. Beautiful, complete blocky form and nearly colorless (the camera picked up more color than my eye sees). Complete all around and undamaged.


MK281 - Norbergite in Calcite $ 550
Mogok, Mandalay Division, Myanmar
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.3 cm


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Norbergite in Calcite from Mogok, Mandalay Division, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/mk281a.jpg] Norbergite in Calcite from Mogok, Mandalay Division, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/mk281b.jpg] Norbergite in Calcite from Mogok, Mandalay Division, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/mk281c.jpg]

A gem quality 1cm Norbergite crystal partially exposed in white Calcite. A second Norbergite is present and fully enclosed in the Calcite just below and adjacent to the exposed crystal. Norbergite is a rare magnesium silicate mineral. This crystal is nice and gemmy and is said to be facetable. Ex. Jon Sigerman, Herb Obodda collections.


MK282 - Red Beryl with Bixbyite $ 750
Searle Canyon Mine, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Red Beryl with Bixbyite from Searle Canyon Mine, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk282a.jpg] Red Beryl with Bixbyite from Searle Canyon Mine, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk282b.jpg] Red Beryl with Bixbyite from Searle Canyon Mine, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk282c.jpg]

Richly colored red Beryl crystal,6mm, in Rhylolite matrix with a black cube of Bixbyite. Though not as large as the Red Beryl crystals from the Violet Claims, the crystals from this locality are noted for there deep red color and associated minerals including Bixbyite and Topaz. Ex. Jon Sigerman collection.


MK284 - Amblygonite $ 400
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk284a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk284b.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk284c.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk284d.jpg]

Gem-like single Ablygonite crystal recently found in Brazil. Well crystallized all around with a twinning groove along one edge. High luster like polished glass and areas of gem transparency (much better than photos!). A superb and rare thumbnail-sized crystal.


LV260 - Astrophyllite in Quartz $ 160
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Astrophyllite in Quartz from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LV260a.jpg] Astrophyllite in Quartz from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LV260b.jpg] Astrophyllite in Quartz from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LV260c.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz crystal colored golden brown due to inclusions of fine, hair-like crystals of Astrophyllite. Undamaged.


LV281 - Kunzite $ 180
Nuristan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LV281a.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LV281b.jpg] Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LV281c.jpg]

Sharp single yellow Kunzite crystal with attached Quartz and Albite. Gemmy and pristine, complete all around.


MK192 - Boleite $ 120
Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm


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Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk192a.jpg] Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk192b.jpg] Boleite from Manto 3, Curuglu Mine, Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk192c.jpg]

Elongated single crystal of deep blue Boleite. Boleite is a rare lead-silver-copper halide mineral that is at it's best from this locality.


LV289 - Senegalite on Turquoise $ 275
Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/LV289a.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/LV289b.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/LV289c.jpg]

Large open vug lined with bright yellow crystals of Senegalite. The Senegalite form over layers of vivid blue Turquoise. Senegalite is a rare phosphate mineral and this is the Type locality for the species. This piece offers a huge area of open crystals as comapred to must with smaller, tighter vugs. Sawcut on back.


LV300 - Cuprite with Cerussite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Cuprite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV300a.jpg] Cuprite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV300b.jpg] Cuprite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LV300c.jpg]

Dark red Cuprite crystals, glassy Cerussite on white Dolomite.


LV345 - Stibnite with Pyrite $ 60
Julcani, Huancavelica Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Stibnite with Pyrite from Julcani, Huancavelica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/LV345a.jpg] Stibnite with Pyrite from Julcani, Huancavelica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/LV345b.jpg] Stibnite with Pyrite from Julcani, Huancavelica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/LV345c.jpg] Stibnite with Pyrite from Julcani, Huancavelica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/LV345d.jpg]

Mass of solid Pyrite crystals with attached steel grey Stibnite crystals. Old piece out of a collection that comes with a label showing a date of 2007.


LV129 - Fluellite $ 225
Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluellite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV129a.jpg] Fluellite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV129c.jpg] Fluellite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV129e.jpg]

Shallow vug loaded with large crystals of Fluellite. The crystals reach 3mm in size and are in excellent condition. Fluellite is a rare phosphate mineral and the world's best were found at this old Gold mine in Nevada.


SV263 - Hureaulite $ 120
Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2 cm


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Hureaulite from Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV263a.jpg] Hureaulite from Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV263b.jpg] Hureaulite from Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV263c.jpg] Hureaulite from Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV263d.jpg]

Bright pink crystals of Hureaulite on both sides of specimen. This mine is well known for it's great phosphate minerals, and the Hurealite from this locality is superb.

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