Selected Specimens

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B713 - Scapolite $ 300
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b713a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b713b.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and with only minor edge wear and a small unidentified crystal included in the front face. Great aesthetics and an impressive gem crystal. Weighs 9.6 grams.


B716 - Scapolite $ 150
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and undamaged except a slight chipping on the termination edges. Great aesthetics and an impressive gem crystal weighing 6.7 grams. All GEM!


B751 - Cinnabar $ 450
Tongren, Guizhou Province, China
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751a.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751b.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751c.jpg]

A splendid deep red, double-terminated Cinnabar crystal set in a well proportioned matrix covered by Dolomite crystals. The cinnabar crystal is 1.8cm long. There are areas of stepped growth on the front faces, but not damage.


B769 - Ludlamite $ 400
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 2.6 cm


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Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/b769a.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/b769b.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/b769c.jpg]

Hard to find old Ludlamite specimen from the classic USA locality of the Blackbird Mine. Crystals are translucent green, reach 1cm in size, and present in a Quartz lined vug. Old material no longer being found.


B770 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 650 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 325
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 8 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b770a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b770b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b770c.jpg]

Large Pyrite rich matrix with botryoidal Orpimnet and red crystals of Hutchinsonite. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 7mm long and contrast nicely against the Orpiment.


TZ517 - Scapolite $ 120
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal in perfect condition.


B801 - Azurite with Malachite $ 400
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.2 x 4 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801d.jpg]

Sprays of chisel shaped Azurite crystals spraying out from a white matrix. A few spheres of Malachite add color. The Azurite is a deeper navy blue than the photos indicate.


B803 - Azurite $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803d.jpg]

A thick 4cm Azurite crystal/crystal group on matrix with smaller more prismatic crystals located below the large main crystal. There are also Cerussite and Mimetite present making this a classic multi-species Tsumeb piece. Great color to the Azurite, not too dark rather a bright blue.


B807 - Malachite $ 180
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b807a.jpg] Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b807b.jpg]

Hard to find old Bisbee specimen composed of a cup-shaped formation of botryoidal Malachite. No matrix, just solid bright, dense Malachite in great condition.


B836 - Volkovskite $ 500
Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England
small cabinet - 6.4 x 4 x 3 cm


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Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836a.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836b.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b836c.jpg]

Intergrown crystal groups of rare Volkovskite. This recent find of Volkovskite set the world standard for the species. They were found as a biproduct of mining for potash, and because the Volkovskite damages mine machinery, the area where it was found is now avoided and it is unclear if anymore will be recovered.


B837 - Volkovskite $ 350
Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 1.1 cm


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Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b837a.jpg] Volkovskite from Boulby Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/b837b.jpg]

Large, distinct crystals of rare Volkovskite. This recent find of Volkovskite set the world standard for the species. They were found as a biproduct of mining for potash, and because the Volkovskite damages mine machinery, the area where it was found is now avoided and it is unclear if anymore will be recovered.


B842 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 300
Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842a.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842b.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b842c.jpg]

Bright metallic grey crystals of Gersdorffite from Morocco.  Fine quality crystals of Gersdorffite and a great display specimn for the species with bright green Annabergite adding good color contrast.


B854 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854d.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich variety of the species Dravite. This crystal has 3 distinct color zones - a bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and a yellow green at the base. This is one of about 5 similar crystals I purchased years ago and I've never seen another similar since then. Weighs 35 grams.


B856 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 500
Landanai, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b856a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b856b.jpg]

Large partial Chrome Tourmaline crystal from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 110 grams.


B866 - Bastnasite-(Ce) $ 350
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1 cm


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Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866a.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866b.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866c.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b866d.jpg]

Well formed floater cluster of Bastnasite crystals. The main crystal is good sized with uniform thickness and sharp, crisp edges. The color is a translucent rootbeer brown with an outer zone of yellow.

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