Selected Specimens

US$    € EURO    ¥ YEN    £ POUND    CAN$    AUS$    Note

(click on a page number to go to that page:)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
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

 page 141 / 143  -  prev  -  next  -  bottom  -  Home 


ST172 - Datolite $ 150 (=~ £ 111)
Russian River, north of Cloverdale, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 4 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Datolite from Russian River, north of Cloverdale, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST172a.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, north of Cloverdale, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST172b.jpg] Datolite from Russian River, north of Cloverdale, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST172c.jpg]

Glassy white Datolite crystals on matrix. Found by a friend while prospecting in this area known for Jadeite and Rosenhahnite crystals. These were found in a single boulder that was excavated during construction work on Highway 101. This boulder produced what are considered Californias's best Datolite. Individual crystals on this specimen reach 7mm in size and are translucent to transparent. Superb piece for a California suite of minerals.


ST358 - Uranomicrolite halos in Quartz with Tourmaline $ 450 (=~ £ 333)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Uranomicrolite halos in Quartz with Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST358a.jpg] Uranomicrolite halos in Quartz with Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST358b.jpg] Uranomicrolite halos in Quartz with Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST358c.jpg] Uranomicrolite halos in Quartz with Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST358d.jpg] Uranomicrolite halos in Quartz with Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST358.mp4]

Smokey Quartz cluster on Microcline with a terminated green Tourmaline crystal projecting out near the base of the Quartz. The Quartz have an unusual and intersting 'spotted' appearance due to radiation halos from Uranomicrolite. There are also Tourmaline included within the Quartz. Ex. Cal Graeber collection with his number on back.  Cal used to work with Bill Larson when he owned the mine and is a true San diego county expert.  The fact that he kept this specimen in his collection speaks for it's rarity and quality.


ST360 - Tourmaline $ 1800 (=~ £ 1334)
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360c.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360d.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST360.mp4]

Large, dark green single Tourmaline crystal from recent production at this famous mine in Zimbabwe. Tourmaline has been very rare from this mine historically, which has primarily targeted blue Topaz. Most Tourmaline found here occur as small pencil-like crystals and this fat, somewhat tabular crystal in an anomaly. Though dark, it is transparent facet grade throughout with a more greenish brown at the upper third and a bright pure green in the lower two thirds. There is a bit of edge chipping along the sides, it's complete all around, and has a perfect termination. Weighs a hefty 153 grams.


ST113 - Tourmaline $ 50 (=~ £ 37)
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.3 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST113a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST113b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST113c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Fully terminated, complete, and undamaged. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. Excellent quality Tourmaline.


ST114 - Tourmaline $ 50 (=~ £ 37)
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.4 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST114a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST114b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST114c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Fully terminated, complete, and undamaged. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. Excellent quality Tourmaline.


ST115 - Tourmaline $ 120 (=~ £ 89)
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 2.9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST115a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST115b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST115c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Fully terminated, complete, and nearly undamaged with just slight edge chipping. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. Excellent quality Tourmaline.


ST117 - Tourmaline $ 50 (=~ £ 37)
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.4 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST117a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST117b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST117c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Fully terminated, complete, and undamaged. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. Excellent quality Tourmaline.


ST118 - Tourmaline $ 60 (=~ £ 44)
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
miniature - 3.5 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST118a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST118b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST118c.jpg]

Gem Tourmaline crystal recently mined from the famous St. Anne's Mine in the Karoi district of Zimbabwe. Fully terminated, complete, and undamaged. It's transparent top to bottom with a good medium green color over most of the crystal with a darker green (though still transparent) termination. The termination is multi-faceted and complex. Excellent quality Tourmaline.


ST359 - Zircon $ 900 (=~ £ 667)
Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359a.jpg] Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359b.jpg] Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359c.jpg] Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359d.jpg] Zircon from Rweko, Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST359.mp4]

Large, deep red complete Zircon crystal from Tanzania, much larger than typical for this locality. It has a steep pyramidal termination and is nicely transparent when backlit.


ST381 - Azurite $ 600 (=~ £ 445)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST381a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST381b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST381c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST381d.jpg]

A 2.8cm double-terminated Azurite crystal sits perfectly for display atop a small amount of matrix. Complete and undamaged with glassy faces all around and a few smaller crystal scattered around the base. Excellent miniature.


M887 - Ilvaite $ 200 (=~ £ 148)
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M887a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M887b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M887c.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M887d.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M887e.jpg]

Large, thick glossy black Ilvaite crystal, complete all around and undamaged. These new Huanggang Ilvaites are superb and easily some of the world's best for species.


ST444 - Tourmaline $ 1800 (=~ £ 1334)
Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal
miniature - 3.7 x 1 x 1 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/ST444a.jpg] Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/ST444b.jpg] Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/ST444c.jpg] Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal [db_pics/pics/ST444d.jpg]

Rare gem pink Tourmaline crystal with a greenish yellow termination from Nepal. This is an excellent crystal for the locality as most are very thin, pencil-like crystals. Though not as well known, Nepal has produced small amounts of some very high quality Tourmaline. Found long ago, this crystal is undamaged and weighs 7.23 grams.


ST388 - Chambersite $ 160 (=~ £ 119)
Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST388a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST388b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Louisiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST388c.jpg]

Complete and undamaged tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. Translucent 'Amethyst' purple in color and collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL660 - Clinoclase on Cornubite $ 180 (=~ £ 133)
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL660a.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL660b.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL660c.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Clinoclase over green Cornubite from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Both the front and back and 1 side have great crystals.


LL684 - Chalcophyllite $ 120 (=~ £ 89)
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


(click on an image to enlarge)

Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL684a.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL684b.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL684c.jpg]

Rich coverage of platy blue/green crystals of Chalcophyllite on matrix. Specimens of Chalcophyllite are some of the most sought after from this mine.
(click on a page number to go to that page:)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
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

 page 141 / 143  -  prev  -  next  -  top  -  Home 

©2010-2018 Marin Mineral