Selected Specimens

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MK530 - Azurite $ 950
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk530a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk530b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk530c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk530d.jpg]

Cluster of deep blue, diamond-shaped crystals of Azurite from the Milpillas Mine. Complete all around and in near pristine condition with crystals to 3.2cm. Outstanding, showy specimen.


MK531 - Manganotantalite $ 250
Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk531a.jpg] Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk531b.jpg] Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk531c.jpg]

Deep red Manganotantalite crystal from the Alto Ligonha pegmatites. Complete all around with stepped termination.


MK532 - Manganotantalite $ 125
Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk532a.jpg] Manganotantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk532b.jpg]

Deep red Manganotantalite crystal from the Alto Ligonha pegmatites. Complete all around with a flat termination.


MK533 - Tantalite $ 95
Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Tantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk533a.jpg] Tantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk533b.jpg] Tantalite from Alto Ligonha, Zambezi Prov., Mozambique [db_pics/pics/mk533c.jpg]

Single black Tantalite crystal from the Alto Ligonha pegmatites. Complete all around with multi-faced termination.


MK534 - Quartz scepter $ 80
Mule Creek, Steeple Rock Mining District, Grant Co., New Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Quartz scepter from Mule Creek, Steeple Rock Mining District, Grant Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk534a.jpg] Quartz scepter from Mule Creek, Steeple Rock Mining District, Grant Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk534b.jpg] Quartz scepter from Mule Creek, Steeple Rock Mining District, Grant Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk534c.jpg]

Glassy Quartz var. Amethyst scepter from Mule Creek, also known as the Brushy Mountain Amethyst locality. Complete all around and undamaged.


MK535 - Spinel $ 1250
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk535a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk535b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk535c.jpg]

Large, complete purple/red Spinel crystal in a white Calcite matrix. The Spinel is 2.8cm in size and one of the best I've seen. The crystal is complete and has a smaller crystal intergrown on one side and another crystal below it. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


MK537 - Spinel $ 150
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk537a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/mk537b.jpg]

Showy specimen of pink Spinel crystals in Calcite matrix. The crystals reach 1.4cm in size and are complete and undamaged though the main crystal has stepped growth/indentaion on one side.


MK538 - Sapphire $ 250
Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Sapphire from Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk538a.jpg] Sapphire from Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk538b.jpg] Sapphire from Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk538c.jpg]

Pink Sapphire crystal on a marble matrix with dark red mica crystals. The Sapphire measures 2cm in length, is translucent, and has good crystal form.


MK539 - Fluorite with Barite $ 1500
Los Cobayos Valdelmar, Berbes, Asturias, Spain
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 5 cm


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Fluorite with Barite from Los Cobayos Valdelmar, Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/mk539a.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Los Cobayos Valdelmar, Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/mk539b.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Los Cobayos Valdelmar, Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/mk539c.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Los Cobayos Valdelmar, Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/mk539d.jpg]

Deep purple Fluorite with Barite specimen from Berbes, Spain. Highly lustrous cubic crystals with excellent transparency and fantastic 'grape jelly' color. Older specimen out of the Raul Orellana collection.


MK540 - Copper $ 1200
Emke Mine, Onganja, Seeis, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Copper from Emke Mine, Onganja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk540a.jpg] Copper from Emke Mine, Onganja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk540b.jpg] Copper from Emke Mine, Onganja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk540c.jpg] Copper from Emke Mine, Onganja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk540d.jpg]

Curving cluster of Copper crystals atop two small pieces of light colored matrix. Good sized crystals withnice patina and a form that reminds me of a scorpion.


MK541 - Cerussite with Barite $ 75
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk541a.jpg] Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk541b.jpg]

Glassy transparent Cerussite crystals with pink Barite crystals.


MK542 - Amblygonite $ 180
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk542a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk542b.jpg]

Single crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite from Brazil. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. This is a well crystallized specimen with big glassy faces on both sides and contacting along the bottome and one side edge. Translucent with transparent gem areas. Excellent thumbnail for the species!


ST474 - Dioptase $ 200
Sanda Hills, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


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Dioptase from Sanda Hills, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST474a.jpg] Dioptase from Sanda Hills, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST474b.jpg] Dioptase from Sanda Hills, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST474c.jpg]

Large doubly-terminated Dioptase crystal from recent finds in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bright, translucent, and deep emerald green with areas of transparency. In excellent condition with smooth lustrous crystals faces. It has a smooth indentation on part of the backside where it was attached to what was a Chrysocolla matrix.


ST477 - Dioptase $ 200
Sanda Hills, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.1 cm


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Dioptase from Sanda Hills, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST477a.jpg] Dioptase from Sanda Hills, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST477b.jpg] Dioptase from Sanda Hills, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST477c.jpg]

Cluster of Dioptase crystals from recent finds in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Main crystals is large, doubly-terminated, and 2cm tall. Bright, translucent, and deep emerald green with areas of transparency. In excellent condition with smooth lustrous crystals faces. The backside is coated with a layer of drusy Quartz.


ST481 - Dioptase $ 200
Sanda Hills, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


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Dioptase from Sanda Hills, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST481a.jpg] Dioptase from Sanda Hills, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST481b.jpg] Dioptase from Sanda Hills, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST481c.jpg] Dioptase from Sanda Hills, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST481d.jpg]

Clsuter of lustrous Dioptase crystals on Chrysocolla from recent finds in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bright, translucent, and deep emerald green with areas of transparency. In excellent condition with smooth lustrous crystals faces. Well crystallized all around.
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