Selected Specimens

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ST270 - Adamite $ 1250
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5 x 3.3 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270c.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270d.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270f.jpg]

Vivid yellow to yellow/green 'pinwheel' crystal clusters on Limonite. Beautiful color.


ST280 - Topaz, Rutile on Svanbergite $ 125
Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm


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Topaz, Rutile on Svanbergite from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST280a.jpg] Topaz, Rutile on Svanbergite from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST280b.jpg] Topaz, Rutile on Svanbergite from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST280c.jpg] Topaz, Rutile on Svanbergite from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST280d.jpg]

Cluster of intergrown crystals of Svanbergite with attached white Topaz crystals and tiny dark Rutile crystals. There is no matrix, nothing but interlocking Svanbergite with the attached Topaz and Rutile. Svanbergite is an uncommon Strontium Aluminum Phosphate Sulfate Hydroxide mineral.


ST264 - Tourmaline in Morganite $ 475
Kunar, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.7 x 4.8 x 3 cm


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Tourmaline in Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST264a.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST264b.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST264c.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST264e.jpg]

Glassy, transparent pink Beryl var. Morganite with minor attached Albite. There are two Tourmaline crystals to 1cm included near a top face, and other Tourmaline crystals sticking out of the Albite along the bottom and into the Morganite. Complete and undamaged.


ST242 - Spinel $ 150
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 1.7 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST242a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST242c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST242d.jpg]

An 8mm spinel-twinned crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete and gemmy triangular crystal with other small crystals in various areas of the matrix.


ST243 - Spinel $ 500
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 3.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243d.jpg]

An 1.5cm crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete, slightly elongated octahedron with good transparency.


ST245 - Spinel $ 400
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245c.jpg]

An 1.2cm crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete, slightly elongated octahedron with good transparency (like glass inside, you could cut gems).


ST253 - Sphene (Titanite) $ 250
Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


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Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253a.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253b.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253c.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253d.jpg]

Two twinned Sphene crystals on a small matrix forming a superb and uncommon thumbnail. The largest crystal is 1.5cm and both are sharp and glassy. Complete all around and undamaged and could be displayed in a number of directions.


ST246 - Platinum $ 1500
Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST246a.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST246b.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST246c.jpg] Platinum from Konder, Ayan-Maya district, Khabarovsk Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST246d.jpg]

Intergrown cubic platinum crystals from the famous and now closed Konder platinum deposit. These are two complete intergrown crystals with good form. Single cubes are the norm and these intergrown clusters have more appeal. These are no longer being found. Weighs 1.9 grams.


ST278 - Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz $ 500
Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 6.5 cm


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Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278a.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278b.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278c.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278e.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278h.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278i.jpg]

Large double-terminated Quartz crystal with a variety of inclusions including blue Dumortierite and bladed crystals of Hematite. Purchased at the 2021 Tucson show from a large lot of recently mined Quartz from this locality, this was one of only two crystals available with these interesting banded clay (?) inclusions. There is a blue band of Dumortierite through the center with tan colored inclusions in one termination and black metallic Hematite in both terminations. There is a little bit of contacting from other crystals around the center but in good condition overall. Unusual Quartz for a Quartz collector.


ST226 - Lazulite $ 120
Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226a.jpg] Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226b.jpg] Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226c.jpg]

Sharp single crystal with good blue color and attached micro Pyrite.


ST228 - Cuprite $ 250
Rubtsovsk Mine, Altai Krai, Russia
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 2 cm


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Cuprite from Rubtsovsk Mine, Altai Krai, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST228a.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovsk Mine, Altai Krai, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST228b.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovsk Mine, Altai Krai, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST228c.jpg]

Equant single octahedral Cuprite crystal from the Rubtsovsk Mine. Slightly translucent and complete with just one small area of chipping, otherwise perfect all around.


ST282 - Woodhouseite $ 200
Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 6 cm


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Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282a.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282b.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282c.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282d.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282e.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282f.jpg]

Rich specimen with numerous crystals of the uncommon mineral Woodhouseite. The best crystal is a pristine yellow/tan crystal 4.5mm in size well protected in a vug.


ST240 - Kammererite $ 150
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
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
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.

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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

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