Selected Specimens

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FM188 - Dravite $ 800
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.1 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm188a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm188b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm188c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm188d.jpg]

Fine, transparent brown single Dravite crystal with an attached white Apatite (?) at the base. Like rootbeer-colored glass. Complete all around and undamaged, exceptional quality for the locality.


FM189 - Prehnite $ 280
Merelani HIlls, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm189a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm189b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm189c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani HIlls, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/fm189d.jpg]

Translucent green and yellow Prehnite from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The center is composed of a green hemisphere of Prehnite out from which grow toothy yellow crystals. Has a bit of white Calcite attached to one side.


FM190 - Sphalerite $ 800
Empire State Zinc Mine #4, Balmat, New York, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Sphalerite from Empire State Zinc Mine #4, Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/fm190a.jpg] Sphalerite from Empire State Zinc Mine #4, Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/fm190b.jpg] Sphalerite from Empire State Zinc Mine #4, Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/fm190c.jpg] Sphalerite from Empire State Zinc Mine #4, Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/fm190d.jpg] Sphalerite from Empire State Zinc Mine #4, Balmat, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/fm190e.jpg]

Transparent yellow Sphalerite associated with Calcite and Quartz crystals. Good yellow color without too much brown. The doubly-terminated Quartz above the Sphalerite is a nice touch.


FM132 - Cassiterite with Quartz $ 200
Viloco Mine, Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 2 cm


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Cassiterite with Quartz from Viloco Mine, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/fm132a.jpg] Cassiterite with Quartz from Viloco Mine, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/fm132b.jpg] Cassiterite with Quartz from Viloco Mine, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/fm132c.jpg] Cassiterite with Quartz from Viloco Mine, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/fm132d.jpg] Cassiterite with Quartz from Viloco Mine, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/fm132e.jpg] Cassiterite with Quartz from Viloco Mine, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/fm132f.jpg]

Sharply formed, lustrous Cassiterite with attached Quartz crystals. High quality, undamaged Cassiterite with areas of transparency. Comes with an old Alfredo Petrov label that indicates this was from an old collection in Bolivia from the 1950s.


FM135 - Sanidine $ 120
Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm135a.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm135b.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm135c.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm135d.jpg]

Small, glassy transparent yellow Sanidine crystal. Very bright and lustrous with slightly rounded features and curving surface growths. A little gem!!


FM139 - Hydropyrochlore $ 120
Lueshe Mine, Bwito, North Kivu, DR Congo
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


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Hydropyrochlore from Lueshe Mine, Bwito, North Kivu, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/fm139a.jpg] Hydropyrochlore from Lueshe Mine, Bwito, North Kivu, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/fm139b.jpg] Hydropyrochlore from Lueshe Mine, Bwito, North Kivu, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/fm139c.jpg]

Single octahedral Hydropyrochlore crystal. Ex. A.L. Kidwell collection with label.


FM142 - Pyromorphite $ 60
Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/fm142a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/fm142b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/fm142c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/fm142d.jpg]

Cluster of terminated yellow Pyromorphite crystals from Idaho. Complete all around and undamaged.


FM148 - Wulfenite $ 120
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 0.8 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm148a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm148b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm148c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm148e.jpg]

Chunky single Wulfenite crystal of classic Los Lamentos style.


FM152 - Aragonite $ 200
Cicov hill (Spitzberg), Horenec, Louny District, Czech Republic
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Aragonite from Cicov hill (Spitzberg), Horenec, Louny District, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/fm152a.jpg] Aragonite from Cicov hill (Spitzberg), Horenec, Louny District, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/fm152b.jpg] Aragonite from Cicov hill (Spitzberg), Horenec, Louny District, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/fm152c.jpg] Aragonite from Cicov hill (Spitzberg), Horenec, Louny District, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/fm152e.jpg]

Amazingly transparent, sharp chisel-shaped Aragonite crystal. These are world famous, classic crystals from a historic Czech locality. Some more recent finds are rounded due to acid etching - this one has sharp edges. Ex. University of Bonn.


FM156 - Senarmontite $ 250
Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche, Constantine Province, Algeria
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche, Constantine Province, Algeria [db_pics/pics/fm156a.jpg] Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche, Constantine Province, Algeria [db_pics/pics/fm156c.jpg] Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche, Constantine Province, Algeria [db_pics/pics/fm156d.jpg] Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche, Constantine Province, Algeria [db_pics/pics/fm156e.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of the uncommon antimony oxide mineral Senarmontite. From the type locality that produced the world's best for species. Some terminations are stepped. A complete single crystal, translucent.


FM158 - Rutile $ 120
Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


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Rutile from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm158a.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm158b.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm158c.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm158d.jpg]

Well formed single Rutile crystal from the Champion Mine. Ex. Larry Conklin with label.


FM159 - Acanthite with Calcite $ 175
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


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Acanthite with Calcite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm159a.jpg] Acanthite with Calcite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm159c.jpg] Acanthite with Calcite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm159d.jpg] Acanthite with Calcite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm159e.jpg] Acanthite with Calcite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm159f.jpg]

Thick 1.3cm Acanthite crystal with attached white Calcite and smaller Acanthite.


FM176 - Zircon $ 50
Mozambique
thumbnail - 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm


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Zircon from Mozambique [db_pics/pics/fm176a.jpg] Zircon from Mozambique [db_pics/pics/fm176b.jpg] Zircon from Mozambique [db_pics/pics/fm176c.jpg] Zircon from Mozambique [db_pics/pics/fm176d.jpg] Zircon from Mozambique [db_pics/pics/fm176e.jpg]

Single gemmy red Zircon. An undamaged floater well crystallized all around.


FM243 - Sanidine $ 300
Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm243a.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm243b.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm243c.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/fm243d.jpg]

Choice, glassy transparent yellow Sanidine crystal. Very bright and lustrous with slightly rounded features. The back face is a cleavage. Ex. Marty Zinn collection.


FM245 - Bahianite $ 200
Pico das Almas river, Paramirim das Crioulas, Erico Cardoso, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Bahianite from Pico das Almas river, Paramirim das Crioulas, Erico Cardoso, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm245a.jpg] Bahianite from Pico das Almas river, Paramirim das Crioulas, Erico Cardoso, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm245b.jpg] Bahianite from Pico das Almas river, Paramirim das Crioulas, Erico Cardoso, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm245c.jpg]

Single alluvial (water worn) specimen of Bahianite from the Type locality for the species. The specimen is translucent reddish brown. Bahianite is a rare mineral with a hardness of 9.
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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156

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