Selected Specimens

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ST240 - Kammererite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm


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Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240a.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240b.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240c.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240d.jpg]

Rare specimen of the chromium rich Clinochore varietal known as Kammererite. Main crystal is 5mm in size and present on a druse of smaller crystals.


ST150 - Smokey Quartz $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
Erongo Mtns., Namibia
small cabinet - 6.8 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150b.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150c.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150d.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150e.jpg]

Cluster of 3 undamaged smokey Quartz crystals from a recent find in the Erongo Mountains. These new crystals have excellent phantoms near the terminations, and this specimen was the best quality and had the most aesthetic arrangement of crystals of any of the specimens I saw.


ST251 - Legrandite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 792)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST251a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST251b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST251c.jpg]

Stout, complete single Legrandite crystal with good transparency. Well crystallized all around with a broad, flat termination. Lustrous undamaged crystal faces all around except for a couple small nicks on the backside.


ST140 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 158)
Brandberg area, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite with Quartz from Brandberg area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST140a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Brandberg area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST140b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Brandberg area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST140c.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Brandberg area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST140d.jpg]

Transparent green Fluorite with white Quartz crystals. The Fluorite are cubic and many have purple corners.


ST256 - Linarite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
Grand Reef Mine, Grahma Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Linarite from Grand Reef Mine, Grahma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST256a.jpg] Linarite from Grand Reef Mine, Grahma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST256b.jpg] Linarite from Grand Reef Mine, Grahma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST256c.jpg] Linarite from Grand Reef Mine, Grahma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST256d.jpg]

Quartz vug lined with bright 'electric' blue Linarite crystals. Old label dates the specimen to 1984.


ST249 - Pyrargyrite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249c.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249d.jpg]

Thumbnail sized specimen of Pyrargyrite crystals. These are sometimes refered to as 'ruby silver' due to silver in the chemical makeup of the species (a silver antimony sulfosalt) and the deep red coloration. Perfectly terminated classic barrel-shaped crystal.


ST250 - Tourmaline $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 165)
Morro Redondo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Tourmaline from Morro Redondo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST250a.jpg] Tourmaline from Morro Redondo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST250b.jpg] Tourmaline from Morro Redondo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST250c.jpg] Tourmaline from Morro Redondo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST250d.jpg] Tourmaline from Morro Redondo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST250e.jpg]

Bi-colored single Tourmaline crystal with classic Brazilian red and green coloration. Complete and undamaged with some stepped growth on the back face.


CS100 - Silver (cubic crystals!) $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 264)
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.2 cm


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Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS100a.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS100b.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS100c.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS100d.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS100e.jpg]

Silver crystals and a small amount of Safflorite matrix that have been exposed from white Calcite. Cubic Silver crystals are uncommon and these are superbly formed, sharp cubes of about 2mm in size. There are both branching Silver and cubic Silver present.


CS103 - Silver (cubic crystals!) $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS103a.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS103b.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS103c.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS103d.jpg]

Silver crystals that have been exposed from white Calcite on a Safflorite matrix. Cubic Silver crystals are uncommon and these are superbly formed, sharp cubes of about 2mm in size. There are lots of good cubes all over.


CS104 - Silver (cubic crystals!) $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2 x 0.7 cm


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Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104a.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104b.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104c.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104d.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104e.jpg]

Cubic Silver crystals that grew on a sheet of solid Silver and have been exposed from white Calcite. Cubic Silver crystals are uncommon and these are superbly formed, sharp cubes of about 2mm in size.


ST257 - Legrandite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 660)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST257a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST257b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST257c.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST257d.jpg]

Stout, complete single Legrandite crystal with areas of transparency. Well crystallized on front with glassy luster and good termination faces, though contacted along the backside.


ST258 - Legrandite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST258a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST258b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST258c.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST258d.jpg]

Stout, complete single Legrandite crystal with areas of transparency. Well crystallized all around with glassy luster and a wonderful tapering termination. Undamaged except for one nick on the tip.


ST212 - Bornite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396)
Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
miniature - 5 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Bornite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/ST212a.jpg] Bornite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/ST212b.jpg] Bornite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/ST212c.jpg] Bornite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/ST212f.jpg] Bornite from Mine 57, Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/ST212.mp4]

Seven superbly formed Bornite crystals on Calcite with Calcite crystal on the backside. The largest Bornite is 1.3cm wide


ST231 - Vesuvianite $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 99)
Ludwig Mine, Yerrington District, Lyon Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


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Vesuvianite from Ludwig Mine, Yerrington District, Lyon Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/ST231a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Ludwig Mine, Yerrington District, Lyon Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/ST231b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Ludwig Mine, Yerrington District, Lyon Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/ST231c.jpg]

Thumbnail sized specimen of Vesuvianite from a seldom seen USA locality. Translucent yellow and translucent.


ST259 - Copper after Azurite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/ST259a.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/ST259b.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/ST259e.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/ST259f.jpg]

A floater cluster of Azurite that has been completely replaced by Copper. Complete on both sides with well defined, sharp edges. A remarkable and fantastic specimen.
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37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
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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
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