Selected Specimens

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B314 - Gold $ 3800 (=~ £ 2816)
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2 cm


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Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314a.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314b.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314c.jpg]

Bright Gold crystals throughout a Quartz matrix. There is a wonderful hoppered octhedral crystal front and center that is 6mm on edge. There is also lots of Gold all throughthe Quartz, so this could be further etched to reveal lots more Gold if desired.


B321 - Dioptase $ 500 (=~ £ 370)
Katanga Prov., Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321a.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321b.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321c.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/B321.mp4]

Solid cluster of nothing but Dioptase crystals, with the focus on a central, large upright crystal. Main crystal is 1.5cm in diameter, rises up 1.5cm higher than the others, and is undamaged.


B324 - Dioptase $ 400 (=~ £ 296)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


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Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324c.jpg]

Double terminated Dioptase crystal of large size. The crystal is translucent to transparent. It is contacted on the backside where it grew against the matrix, and has a smaller attached crystal. A great thumbnail, if from Tsumeb price would be double.


B326 - Dioptase $ 600 (=~ £ 445)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326c.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326d.jpg]

Double terminated Dioptase crystal of large size. The crystal is translucent to transparent. It is contacted on the backside where it grew against the matrix, and has a smaller attached crystal that is damaged at the tip that can serve as a natural base to elevate both the main, undamaged terminations. Bright and very transparent at one end.


B335 - Dioptase $ 450 (=~ £ 333)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.0 x 1 cm


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Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b335a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b335b.jpg]

Large single Dioptase crystal with a partially etched termination. Bright and translucent to transparent - looks like a big emerald when backlit.


B340 - Alabandite $ 750 (=~ £ 556)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b340a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b340b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b340c.jpg]

Particularly large, sharp single crystal. These are not coming out as much as the past couple years, so I feel fortunate to have found as nice a crystal as this.


B342 - Moonstone with ? $ 800 (=~ £ 593)
Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


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Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342a.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342b.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342c.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342d.jpg]

An old specimen from the Bill Hiss collection featuring wonderful, transparent Orthoclase var. Moonstone crystals with black Augite crystals. There is also an unknown hoppered octahedral crystal present, about 7mm wide.


B364 - Copper $ 750 (=~ £ 556)
Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364a.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364b.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364c.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364d.jpg]

Aesthetic Copper specimen of typically crystallized Copper with long, flattened leaf-like spinel twin crystals on one side. There is an old collection label affixed, but I have no knowledge of the previous collectors name.


B396 - Azurite $ 250 (=~ £ 185)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396c.jpg]

Flattened, lustrous Azurite crystals on matrix. One edge of the small, uppermost crystal is contacted on edge where it grew against matrix and another small crystal has damage and irregular growth. Nevertheless, the damage does not distract much and it's a very showy piece, and price reflects the damage.


B399 - Azurite $ 450 (=~ £ 333)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 2.6 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399d.jpg]

Highly lustrous, elongated Azurite crystals that contrast well against the white Dickite coated matrix. Main crystal is 3.3 cm wide and contacted at the far right side where it grew against matrix, otherwise specimen is undamaged with crystals in an aesthetic arrangement. Azurite is also translucent under strong lighting.


B406 - Azurite $ 400 (=~ £ 296) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200 (=~ £ 148)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b406a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b406b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b406c.jpg]

Single large, thick Azurite crystal with a tiny amount of matrix attached to one side. Slight chipping present but overall very clean and complete all around.


B411 - Huebnerite with Quartz $ 750 (=~ £ 556)
Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 6 cm


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Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411a.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411b.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411c.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411d.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411e.jpg]

Fine example of Huebnerite crystals in clear Quartz. These are not the typical parallel growth clusters of Huebnerite, rather they are stout individual crystals with wide, flat termination faces. Amazingly, not only are the Huebnerites in perfect condition, the myriad of Quartz crystals are also undamaged. Quartz crystals reach 5cm in length.


B414 - Arsenopyrite $ 200 (=~ £ 148)
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 3 cm


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Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b414a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b414b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b414c.jpg]

Bright, bright silvery Arsenopyrite cluster with aesthetic form. Lustrous and complete all around with some small Apaties on the backside.


B416 - Rose Quartz $ 450 (=~ £ 333)
Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b416a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b416b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b416c.jpg]

Flowy, flower-like cluster of rose Quartz crystals. Attractive cluster with good form and lots of distinct crystals.


B420 - Mimetite, Cerussite, Duftite $ 450 (=~ £ 333)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 8 x 4.0 cm


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Mimetite, Cerussite, Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b420a.jpg] Mimetite, Cerussite, Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b420b.jpg] Mimetite, Cerussite, Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b420c.jpg]

Yellow Mimetite crystals on a Duftite covered matrix with a single Cerussite. There are hundreds of Mimetite crystals present in a wide size range from barely visible to 1.5cm long.

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