Selected Specimens

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FM435 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 1800
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan
large cabinet - 16 x 9.5 x 6.0 cm


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Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/fm435a.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/fm435b.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/fm435c.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/fm435g.jpg]

Two glassy, transparent Aquamarine crystals aesthetially placed on Muscovite blades. Beautiful, undamaged crystals. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM436 - Tourmaline $ 4000
Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan
cabinet - 12.5 x 6 x 3.3 cm


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Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/fm436a.jpg] Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/fm436b.jpg] Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/fm436d.jpg] Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/fm436f.jpg]

Large single pink and green Tourmaline crystal from Afghanistan. Translucent to transparent and well terminated with smooth, glassy termination faces. The back side has some contacted growth. The bottom is also rehealed. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM437 - Pyromorphite $ 800
Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/fm437a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/fm437b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/fm437c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/fm437e.jpg]

Large vug lined with deep green Pyromorphite crystals. This is a good large display example of forest green crystals with rich, uniform color. Essentially solid Pyromorphite with little matrix. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM439 - Tourmaline on Quartz $ 1800
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 10.5 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm439a.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm439b.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm439c.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm439e.jpg]

Spray formation of gem quality green Tourmaline grown through a Quartz crystal. The Tourmaline is 6cm tall and appears to be from the Rocket Pocket. This could be made even better with cleaning. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM528 - Lepidolite on Tourmaline $ 1200
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.6 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm


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Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm528a.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm528b.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm528c.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm528d.jpg]

Bright pink, translucent single Tourmaline crystal with attached Lepidolite. Rich, juicy pink coloration and a glassy beveled termination make for a showy gem crystal specimen. Complete and undamaged and weighs 42.78 grams.


FM529 - Neptunite (twin!) $ 350
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Neptunite (twin!) from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm529a.jpg] Neptunite (twin!) from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm529b.jpg] Neptunite (twin!) from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm529c.jpg] Neptunite (twin!) from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/fm529d.jpg]

Twin Neptunite crystal forming an 'X'. Rare and cute thumbnail, these are hard to find and a must for Benitoite Gem Mine suite. Ex. Dennis Ewell collection.


FM380 - Rhodochrosite $ 2000
Colorado, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/fm380a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/fm380b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/fm380c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/fm380e.jpg]

Single translucent red Rhodochrosite crystal from Colorado. Well crystallized all around with slight etching. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection. Randy bought this 25-30 years ago and does not have precise locality information.


FM530 - Wulfenite with Mimetite $ 1200
Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Wulfenite with Mimetite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/fm530a.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/fm530b.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/fm530c.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/fm530d.jpg]

Transparent Wulfenite crystals and the best red colored Mimetite combine to form a fantastic, classic Rowley specimen. There are some broken blades but many perfect ones too. This specimen is available for pickup at the Tucson show or by hand delivery only.


FM531 - Covellite $ 450
Summitville, Rio Grande Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm


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Covellite from Summitville, Rio Grande Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/fm531a.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Rio Grande Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/fm531b.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Rio Grande Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/fm531c.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Rio Grande Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/fm531d.jpg]

Irridescent crystals of Covellite forming foliated masses. Large piece of essentially solid Covellite. Ex. Dan Evanich collection.


FM537 - Tourmaline on Quartz $ 6000
Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 12.5 x 12 x 6 cm


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Tourmaline on Quartz from Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm537a.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm537b.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm537c.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm537d.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/fm537e.jpg]

Large doubly-terminated Quartz crystal with an attached green Tourmaline crystal. The Quartz is fantastic, transparent and complete all around with some mica on the back side (both sides shown). The Tourmaline is a dark green, doubly-terminated with stepped terminations. The Tourmaline has translucent zones in the center. The whole specimen is an undamaged floater and very striking in appearance. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM539 - Silver after Dyscrasite $ 1500
Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco
cabinet - 11.5 x 11 x 8 cm


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Silver after Dyscrasite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm539a.jpg] Silver after Dyscrasite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm539b.jpg] Silver after Dyscrasite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm539c.jpg] Silver after Dyscrasite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/fm539d.jpg]

Large specimen of Silver after Dyscrasite from Morocco. Very rich example with large crystals exposed from the white Calcite matrix. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM532 - Tourmaline $ 3500
Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/fm532a.jpg] Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/fm532b.jpg] Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/fm532c.jpg] Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/fm532d.jpg]

A large, single Tourmaline crystal from the famous Dara Pech pegmatite field. The crystals is a translucent green with a pink to red zone at the termination. Comes with a custom Lucite display stand. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM533 - Amethyst $ 500
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.5 x 5.0 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm533a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm533b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm533c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm533d.jpg]

Undamaged floater cluster of Amethyst crystals from Vera Cruz, Mexico. Well crytallized all around with green Epidote in areas. Many of the crystals are doubly-terminated. Comes with an old Kristalle label showing a price of $1000. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM534 - Fluorite with Sphalerite $ 2000
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
large cabinet - 16 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Fluorite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/fm534a.jpg] Fluorite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/fm534b.jpg] Fluorite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/fm534c.jpg]

Cluster of deep red Sphalerite crystals with translucent purple Fluorite crystals on either side. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.


FM536 - Wulfenite $ 750
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm536a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm536b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/fm536c.jpg]

Large specimen of Limonite coated on all sides by hundreds of elongated orange Wulfenite crystals. Loads of great crystals all over this one. Both sides shown. Ex. Randy Parnagian collection.
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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156

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