Selected Specimens

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MK509 - Benitoite, Joaquinite $ 240
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Benitoite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk509a.jpg] Benitoite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk509b.jpg] Benitoite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk509c.jpg]

Benitoite crystals to 1.1 cm on matrix. The Benitoite (6 total) are the glassy tabular style of crystals.


MK510 - Benitoite, Joaquinite $ 450
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Benitoite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk510a.jpg] Benitoite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk510b.jpg] Benitoite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk510c.jpg] Benitoite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk510d.jpg]

Benitoite crystals to 9mm on matrix. The Benitoite (7 total) are the glassy tabular style of crystals.


MK524 - Hematite with Quartz $ 500
Veta Grande, Quartzite, Dome Rock Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm


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Hematite with Quartz from Veta Grande, Quartzite, Dome Rock Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk524a.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Veta Grande, Quartzite, Dome Rock Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk524b.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Veta Grande, Quartzite, Dome Rock Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk524c.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Veta Grande, Quartzite, Dome Rock Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk524d.jpg]

Brilliant black Hematite crystals with Quartz crystals from the well known Veta Grande claim near Quartzite, Arizona. The hematite crystals reach 1.4cm in size. There are 3 main crystals with other smaller crystals present.


MK525 - Fluorite $ 275
Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2 cm


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Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk525a.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk525b.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk525c.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite from the Shangbao Mine in China. The specimen is composed of a thin matrix with Fluorite crystals on both sides. The Fluorite have the high quality and bevelled edges typical of this mine.


MK526 - Sylvanite $ 225
Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk526a.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk526b.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk526c.jpg]

Silvery metallic Sylvanite on matrix. Main area of Sylvanite is 2.5cm long. Sylvanite is a rare Silver and Gold Telluride mineral.


MK527 - Shattuckite with Chrysocolla $ 350
Rancho Jacalito, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 14 x 9 x 6 cm


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Shattuckite with Chrysocolla from Rancho Jacalito, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk527a.jpg] Shattuckite with Chrysocolla from Rancho Jacalito, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk527b.jpg] Shattuckite with Chrysocolla from Rancho Jacalito, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk527c.jpg]

Large specimen of deep blue Shattuckite and blue/green Chrysocolla from a recently discovered deposit located about 20 kilometers east of the Milpillas Mine. Loaded with Shattuckite on all sides and forming spherical clusters in areas. This is the largest, best one of these I've had. This find is only a few years old and it's unclear if more will be found. So far Shattuckite, Plancheite, Ajoite, Dioptase, Conichalcite and Chrysocolla are known from here - there may be additional species present too that will be identified once the deposit is studied further.


MK528 - Ilvaite $ 1200
No. 1 Mine, Huanggang deposit, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 10 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Ilvaite from No. 1 Mine, Huanggang deposit, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk528a.jpg] Ilvaite from No. 1 Mine, Huanggang deposit, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk528b.jpg] Ilvaite from No. 1 Mine, Huanggang deposit, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk528c.jpg] Ilvaite from No. 1 Mine, Huanggang deposit, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk528d.jpg]

Large, doubly-terminated single Ilvaite crystal from China. A very large example, complete all around and in near pristine condition. Glossy luster and excellent as is, but has never been cleaned and could be improved if desired.


MK529 - Azurite $ 350
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 1.8 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk529a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk529b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk529c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk529d.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Azurite on white matrix from the Milpillas Mine. This is the highly translucent 'Gem' Azurite sometimes found at this mine. The main crystal is doubly-terminated and 2.2cm long.


MK530 - Azurite $ 950
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk530a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk530b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk530c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk530d.jpg]

Cluster of deep blue, diamond-shaped crystals of Azurite from the Milpillas Mine. Complete all around and in near pristine condition with crystals to 3.2cm. Outstanding, showy specimen.


MK531 - Manganotantalite $ 250
Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk531a.jpg] Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk531b.jpg] Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk531c.jpg]

Deep red Manganotantalite crystal from the Alto Ligonha pegmatites. Complete all around with stepped termination.


MK532 - Manganotantalite $ 125
Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk532a.jpg] Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk532b.jpg]

Deep red Manganotantalite crystal from the Alto Ligonha pegmatites. Complete all around with a flat termination.


MK533 - Tantalite $ 95
Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Tantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk533a.jpg] Tantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk533b.jpg] Tantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk533c.jpg]

Single black Tantalite crystal from the Alto Ligonha pegmatites. Complete all around with multi-faced termination.


MK535 - Spinel $ 1250
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk535a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk535b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk535c.jpg]

Large, complete purple/red Spinel crystal in a white Calcite matrix. The Spinel is 2.8cm in size and one of the best I've seen. The crystal is complete and has a smaller crystal intergrown on one side and another crystal below it. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


MK537 - Spinel $ 150
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk537a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk537b.jpg]

Showy specimen of pink Spinel crystals in Calcite matrix. The crystals reach 1.4cm in size and are complete and undamaged though the main crystal has stepped growth/indentaion on one side.


MK539 - Fluorite with Barite $ 1500
Los Cobayos Valdelmar, Berbes, Asturias, Spain
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 5 cm


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Fluorite with Barite from Los Cobayos Valdelmar, Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/mk539a.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Los Cobayos Valdelmar, Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/mk539b.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Los Cobayos Valdelmar, Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/mk539c.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Los Cobayos Valdelmar, Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/mk539d.jpg]

Deep purple Fluorite with Barite specimen from Berbes, Spain. Highly lustrous cubic crystals with excellent transparency and fantastic 'grape jelly' color. Older specimen out of the Raul Orellana collection.
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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

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