Selected Specimens

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MK619 - Alabandite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk619a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk619b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk619c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk619d.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk619e.jpg]

Complete single Alabandite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines in Tanzania. This is a high quality, complete crystal with smooth faces and all 6 tips present. There is a natural pit on one side where the crystal formed around a knob of Graphite and there is some Graphite remaining, along with small Diopside crystals. Merelani Alabandite are considered the world's best and largest examples of the species. A very nice example from the Tim Sherburn collection.


MK620 - Stellerite $ 300
Jalgaon, Maharshtra State, India
small cabinet - 6.3 x 6.2 x 4 cm


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Stellerite from Jalgaon, Maharshtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk620a.jpg] Stellerite from Jalgaon, Maharshtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk620b.jpg] Stellerite from Jalgaon, Maharshtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk620c.jpg]

Amazing, complete 'pinwheel' of peach colored Stellerite and a small amount of matrix. This incredible Stellerite is complete all the way around, 360 degrees, with a smaller cluster in the center. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


MK623 - Brochantite $ 150
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk623a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk623b.jpg]

Large single Brochantite crystal from the Milpillas Mine. Milpillas Brochantite are considered best of species. This is a good sized example with electric green flashes of color.


MK637 - Hemimorphite on Rosasite $ 450
Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati Dist., Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


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Hemimorphite on Rosasite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati Dist., Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/mk637a.jpg] Hemimorphite on Rosasite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati Dist., Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/mk637b.jpg] Hemimorphite on Rosasite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati Dist., Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/mk637c.jpg]

Clusters of sky blue Hemimorphite over darker blue/green Rosasite from recent finds in the Congo. The Hemimorphite forms satiny hemispherical mounds. Most found were solid druses of Hemimorphite without Rosasite and specimens such as this with isolated clusters on the Rosasite were uncommon. Highly aesthetic miniature for the find.


MK638 - Hemimorphite on Rosasite $ 750
Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati Dist., Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Hemimorphite on Rosasite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati Dist., Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/mk638a.jpg] Hemimorphite on Rosasite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati Dist., Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/mk638b.jpg] Hemimorphite on Rosasite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati Dist., Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/mk638c.jpg] Hemimorphite on Rosasite from Yanga Koubenza, M'fouati Dist., Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/mk638d.jpg]

Clusters of sky blue Hemimorphite over darker blue/green Rosasite from recent finds in the Congo. The Hemimorphite forms satiny hemispherical mounds. Most found were solid druses of Hemimorphite without Rosasite and specimens such as this with more isolated clusters on the Rosasite were uncommon. Highly aesthetic specimen for the find.


MK640 - Azurite $ 3500
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk640a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk640b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk640c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk640.mp4]

Stunning large cluster of Azurite crystals from the Milpillas Mine. The Azurite has 'electric' blue color with crystals to 2.5cm in length. In excellent condition with minor chipping, primarily to crystals facing down on the bottom edge. Highly showy example from this prolific Azurite locality that is no longer producing.


MK641 - Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite $ 2750
Mupine Mine, Kolwezi Miniing Dist., Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 6.8 x 3 x 3 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite from Mupine Mine, Kolwezi Miniing Dist., Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/mk641a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite from Mupine Mine, Kolwezi Miniing Dist., Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/mk641b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite from Mupine Mine, Kolwezi Miniing Dist., Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/mk641c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite from Mupine Mine, Kolwezi Miniing Dist., Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/mk641d.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite from Mupine Mine, Kolwezi Miniing Dist., Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/mk641e.jpg]

Exceedingly large single pink Cobaltian Calcite crystal from the Congo. This is a complete scalenohedral crystal that is partially doubly terminated along the bottom. Translucent and undamaged with green Kolwezite adding color contrast. This is the largest single Cobaltian Calcite I've ever seen from the locality. Last photo is backlit.


MK642 - Tourmaline with Quartz (R) $ 2500
Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Tourmaline with Quartz (R) from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk642a.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz (R) from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk642b.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz (R) from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk642c.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz (R) from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk642d.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz (R) from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk642e.jpg]

Doubly-terminated Quartz crystal attached to a doubly-terminated blue/green Tourmaline crystal. This is a classic and aesthetic Brazilian Tourmaline combo. The Tourmaline is 6 x 1.1cm in size and transparent to translucent. Purple Lepidolite attached to the Quartz adds color contrast. The crystal has one repair and a slight amount of restoration along the repair. Comes with a custom Lucite base.


MK643 - Tourmaline with Quartz, Lepidolite (R) $ 1200
Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Tourmaline with Quartz, Lepidolite (R) from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk643a.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz, Lepidolite (R) from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk643b.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz, Lepidolite (R) from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk643c.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz, Lepidolite (R) from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk643d.jpg]

Doubly-terminated Quartz crystal with an attached doubly-terminated blue/green Tourmaline crystal. This is a classic and aesthetic Brazilian Tourmaline combo. The Tourmaline is 3.4 x 0.8cm in size and transparent to translucent. Purple Lepidolite adds color contrast. The crystal has one repair and was reattached to the Quartz crystal.


MK645 - Covellite $ 2250
Summitville, Rio Grande Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Covellite from Summitville, Rio Grande Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk645a.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Rio Grande Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk645b.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Rio Grande Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk645c.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Rio Grande Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk645d.jpg]

Cluster of irridescent purple/blue Covellite crystals on matrix from Summitville, Colorado. Well balanced specimen loaded with great crystals.


MK646 - Tourmaline $ 950
Mutuca Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.7 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Mutuca Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk646a.jpg] Tourmaline from Mutuca Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk646b.jpg] Tourmaline from Mutuca Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk646c.jpg]

Bi-color single Tourmaline crystal with a sharp division between an Indicolite bottom and a green top. Complete all around and undamaged with good transparency. Weighs 9.03 grams.


MK647 - Azurite with Shattuckite $ 150
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.8 x 1.8 cm


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Azurite with Shattuckite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk647a.jpg] Azurite with Shattuckite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk647b.jpg] Azurite with Shattuckite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk647c.jpg]

Unusual Milpillas specimen composed of thin, wafer-like Azurite crystals with a much different than normal, lighter bright blue coloration. The Azurite blades are intergrown with sky-blue Shattuckite.


MK648 - Azurite $ 450
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk648a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk648b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk648c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk648d.jpg]

Unusual Milpillas specimen composed of thin, wafer-like Azurite crystals in a flower-like formation. The Azurite has a much different than normal, lighter bright blue coloration. This has never been cleaned and more of the white clay couldlikely be removed if desired.


MK649 - Azurite $ 2000
Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco
small cabinet - 5.7 x 1.8 x 1 cm


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Azurite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk649a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk649b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk649c.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk649d.jpg]

Tall, elongated single Azurite crystal from the Touissit Mine in Morocco. The crystal has crisp edges and a sharp, chisel termination. Complete all around and undamaged stunning Azurite. Ex. Mari-Anne Castiaux, Valere Berlage. Comes with a custom Lucite base.


MK650 - Azurite with Shattuckite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite with Shattuckite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk650a.jpg] Azurite with Shattuckite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk650b.jpg] Azurite with Shattuckite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk650c.jpg]

Unusual Milpillas specimen composed of thin, wafer-like Azurite crystals with a much different than normal, lighter bright blue coloration. The Azurite blades are intergrown with sky-blue Shattuckite. Some of the Azurite have pseudomorphed to a bright green Malachite providing even more wild coloration to this specimen.
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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141

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