Selected Specimens

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MK589 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 400
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/mk589a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/mk589b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/mk589c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/mk589d.jpg]

Crystals of vivid pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals from the famous Mashamba West Mine. Exceptional color and large rhombic crystals to 2cm wide.


MK590 - Childrenite $ 475
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 cm


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Childrenite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk590a.jpg] Childrenite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk590b.jpg] Childrenite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk590c.jpg]

A large, gemmy, doubly-terminated Childrenite crystal from Linopolis, Brazil. This is a large crystal for the species and in excellent condition. Translucent with gem zones and nice smooth termination faces on each end, good on both sides.


MK591 - Almandine $ 75
Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mk591a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mk591b.jpg]

Purple/red Almandine garnet crystal exposed in a schist matrix from the well known Wrangell Island locality. The crystal is 1.5cm wide with red flashes. Saw cut on base.


MK592 - Almandine $ 150
Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mk592a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mk592b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Ledge, Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mk592c.jpg]

Purple/red Almandine garnet crystal exposed in a schist matrix from the well known Wrangell Island locality. The crystal is 2.1cm wide with red flashes. Saw cut on base.


MK593 - Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline $ 650
Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm


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Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline from Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk593a.jpg] Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline from Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk593b.jpg] Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline from Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk593c.jpg] Alkali Beryl with Tourmaline from Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk593d.jpg]

Intergrown cluster of tabular blue Alkali Beryl crystals, Tourmaline, and Mica. The Beryl crystals reach 1.3cm in size with glassy luster on the thin edges. The colorful Tourmaline crystals show light etching. Well crystallized all around. Note that these were once thought to be the Cesium rich species Vorobyevite but analyses did not show Cesium and this name has since been discredited.


MK594 - Apatite $ 450
Dara-e-Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Apatite from Dara-e-Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk594a.jpg] Apatite from Dara-e-Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk594b.jpg] Apatite from Dara-e-Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/mk594c.jpg]

Three crystals of translucent to transparent Apatite crystals in a vug with Quartz crystals. The crystals have good purple color with the main Apatite crystal 1cm in size. Sawcut on base and one side.


MK597 - Ludlamite $ 500
Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk597a.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk597b.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk597c.jpg]

Glassy bright green Ludlamite crystals on matrix from a relatively new locality in northwestern Brazil. The crystals are bright, translucent to transparent, and reach 1cm in size. Gorgeous specimen of exceptional quality for the species.


MK603 - Ludlamite $ 500
Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk603a.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk603b.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk603c.jpg]

Glassy bright green Ludlamite crystals on matrix from a relatively new locality in northwestern Brazil. The crystals are bright, translucent to transparent, and reach 1cm in size. Gorgeous specimen of exceptional quality for the species.


MK604 - Ludlamite $ 250
Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk604a.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk604b.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk604c.jpg]

Glassy bright green Ludlamite crystals on matrix from a relatively new locality in northwestern Brazil. The crystals are bright, translucent to transparent, and reach 1cm in size. Gorgeous specimen of exceptional quality for the species. There is a broken area at the bottom where the vug split that keeps the price down on this otherwise superb piece.


MK607 - Ludlamite with Vivianite $ 400
Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
cabinet - 12.5 x 10 x 2.5 cm


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Ludlamite with Vivianite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk607a.jpg] Ludlamite with Vivianite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk607b.jpg] Ludlamite with Vivianite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk607c.jpg] Ludlamite with Vivianite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk607d.jpg] Ludlamite with Vivianite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk607e.jpg]

Glassy bright green Ludlamite crystals and transparent blue/green Vivianite from a relatively new locality in northwestern Brazil. The large open vug is 10cm wide with Vivianite rising up from the bottom on the back wall covered by good sized Ludlamite crystals. Beautiful combination specimen of both species.


MK608 - Ludlamite $ 2500
Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
large cabinet - 17.5 x 14 x 4.5 cm


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Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk608a.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk608b.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk608c.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk608d.jpg]

Large specimen of glassy bright green Ludlamite crystals on matrix from a relatively new locality in northwestern Brazil. The crystals are bright, translucent to transparent, and reach 1.5cm in size. Gorgeous specimen of exceptional quality for the species. Large and in great condition.


MK609 - Fluorite on Albite $ 1800
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk609a.jpg] Fluorite on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk609b.jpg] Fluorite on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk609c.jpg] Fluorite on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk609d.jpg]

Two gorgeous glassy and gemmy crystals of teal green Fluorite from Shigar Valley. The largest crystal is over 3cm in size and transparent enough to see through to the matrix below. Undamaged in pristine condition, the crystals contrast well against the white Albite. Shigar Fluorite are not common and MINDAT shows only 26 examples. This one, in my opinion, is more aesthetic than any of those shown. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


MK610 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 1600
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk610a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk610b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk610c.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk610d.jpg]

Vivid lime green Smithsonite crystals on matrix from Tsumeb. The crystals are translucent to transparent and sit on a matrix of cream colored Dolomite. The main crystal group is 9mm wide and sits up off the matrix, well exposed all around. Pristine. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


MK615 - Lazulite with Siderite, Apatite $ 400
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.2 x 1.7 cm


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Lazulite with Siderite, Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/mk615a.jpg] Lazulite with Siderite, Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/mk615b.jpg] Lazulite with Siderite, Apatite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/mk615c.jpg]

Deep blue Lazulite, brown Siderite, and white Apatite crystals from a well known and remote phosphate locality in the Yukon. Approximately 25 years ago I flew to Canada and bought perhaps 500 pieces of this material. I've sold them all except this one, a specimen I had kept in my collection all those years.


MK617 - Pyrite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


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Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk617a.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk617b.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk617c.jpg] Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk617d.jpg]

Unusual, highly lustrous single Pyrite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines in Tanzania. This is an uncommon crystal showing a rounded form with smooth, curving sides rather than sharp crystal edges. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection and comes mounted in a Perky box. Tim had access to a large number of these Pyrites as they were imported and was able to select the best.
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