Selected Specimens

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AU111 - Aurichalcite $ 220
Billy Springs Mine, Mount Fitton Homestead, Arkaroola Region, North Flinders Range, South Australia, Australia
cabinet - 11 x 7 x 6 cm


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Aurichalcite from Billy Springs Mine, Mount Fitton Homestead, Arkaroola Region, North Flinders Range, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/au111a.jpg] Aurichalcite from Billy Springs Mine, Mount Fitton Homestead, Arkaroola Region, North Flinders Range, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/au111b.jpg] Aurichalcite from Billy Springs Mine, Mount Fitton Homestead, Arkaroola Region, North Flinders Range, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/au111c.jpg] Aurichalcite from Billy Springs Mine, Mount Fitton Homestead, Arkaroola Region, North Flinders Range, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/au111d.jpg]

Sky blue crystals of Aurichalcite on limonite matrix. Good coverage of crystals on both the front and back side of specimen.


AU127 - Bustamite $ 650
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 7.2 x 4 x 3 cm


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Bustamite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au127a.jpg] Bustamite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au127b.jpg] Bustamite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au127c.jpg] Bustamite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au127d.jpg]

Large, doubly-terminated Bustamite crystal from Broken Hill. The crystal is complete all around with good crystal faces on all sides. It's a nice red in color with small transparent areas and some attached Galena.


AU120 - Smokey Quartz $ 250
Anderson's Gully, Moorella, Victoria, Australia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Smokey Quartz from Anderson's Gully, Moorella, Victoria, Australia [db_pics/pics/au120a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Anderson's Gully, Moorella, Victoria, Australia [db_pics/pics/au120b.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Anderson's Gully, Moorella, Victoria, Australia [db_pics/pics/au120c.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Anderson's Gully, Moorella, Victoria, Australia [db_pics/pics/au120e.jpg]

Ten glassy, transparent smokey Quartz crystals on matrix covered by drusy Quartz. Aethetic and undamaged example of this occurrence.


AU112 - Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite $ 350
Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 3.5 cm


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Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/au112a.jpg] Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/au112b.jpg] Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/au112c.jpg] Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/au112d.jpg] Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/au112e.jpg]

Matrix specimen with crystals of the double pseudomorph of Chrysocolla that has replaced crystals of Malachite after Azurite. Scattered crystals of orange Wulfenite are also present across the matrix.


AU130 - Pyrosmaltite (Mn) $ 600
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 3.7 x 2.7 x 2 cm


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Pyrosmaltite (Mn) from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au130a.jpg] Pyrosmaltite (Mn) from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au130b.jpg] Pyrosmaltite (Mn) from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au130c.jpg] Pyrosmaltite (Mn) from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au130d.jpg] Pyrosmaltite (Mn) from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au130e.jpg]

Rare translucent pink crystals of Manganpyrosmaltite on matrix with Galena, Sphalerite, and Apophyllite crystals. The ManganPyrosmaltite crystals are translucent pink hexagonal crystals to 2-3mm in size, and there are 7 crystals present. Silvery metallic Galena, darker red Sphalerite, and colorless Apophyllite crystals are in association. A rare and seldom seen species.


AU129 - Spessartine with Galena $ 120
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 2 cm


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Spessartine with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au129a.jpg] Spessartine with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au129b.jpg] Spessartine with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/au129c.jpg]

A translucent orange/red Spessartine crystal 1.4cm wide atop a matrix of Galena and Spessartine.


AU122 - Bismuth $ 300
Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm


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Bismuth from Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/au122a.jpg] Bismuth from Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/au122b.jpg] Bismuth from Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/au122c.jpg] Bismuth from Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/au122d.jpg] Bismuth from Wolfram Camp Mine, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/au122e.jpg]

Heavy, angular specimen of solid crystallized Bismuth.


AU119 - Copper $ 500
Keweenaw Penninsula, Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm


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Copper from Keweenaw Penninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/au119a.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Penninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/au119b.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Penninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/au119c.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Penninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/au119d.jpg]

Sculptural specimen of Copper crystals from Michigan. The Copper has a nice patina and individual crystals to 3cm in size. Ex. Dehne Mclaughlin.


AU108 - Kottigite $ 200
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 5 x 1.5 cm


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Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au108a.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au108b.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au108c.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au108d.jpg]

Sprays of green Kottigite on a limonite matrix. A rarity from Mapimi.


AU107 - Kottigite $ 400
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au107a.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au107b.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au107c.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au107d.jpg]

A 2cm wide cluster of green Kottigite on a limonite matrix. A rarity from Mapimi.


AU143 - Kottigite $ 200
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au143a.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au143b.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au143c.jpg] Kottigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au143d.jpg]

Thumbnails-sized cluster of green Kottigite, a rarity from Mapimi.


AU116 - Andradite $ 750
Plan de Gallos, Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au116a.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au116b.jpg] Andradite from Plan de Gallos, Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au116c.jpg]

Cluster of yellow Andradite garnet crystals from recent finds in Veracruz. This specimen features a well formed, large crystals to 2.7cm without matrix. Clean and undamaged, well crystallized all around.


AU110 - Descloizite $ 180
Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 6 cm


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Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au110a.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au110b.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au110c.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au110d.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/au110e.jpg]

Good sized, mound or coral-shaped cluster of Descloizite crystals. Golden brown spear-shaped crystals with some translucency. Complete all around with good crystals on all sized and jsut a couple small contacts.


AU124 - Spangolite $ 250
Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 2.5 cm


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Spangolite from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/au124a.jpg] Spangolite from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/au124b.jpg] Spangolite from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/au124c.jpg] Spangolite from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/au124d.jpg]

Rare Spangolite crystals well distributed across the matrix.


AU126 - Celestite $ 125
Jebel Akhdar, Libya
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Celestite from Jebel Akhdar, Libya [db_pics/pics/au126a.jpg] Celestite from Jebel Akhdar, Libya [db_pics/pics/au126b.jpg] Celestite from Jebel Akhdar, Libya [db_pics/pics/au126c.jpg]

Sharply formed colorless Celestite crystals from Libya. These are uncommon and reportedly collected back in the 1960s. The crystal at left has been repaired.
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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
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