Selected Specimens

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T635 - Orpiment $ 400 (=~ £ 320)
Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635a.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635b.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/t635c.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/T635.mp4]

Golden Orpiment crystals on matrix from the best ever find of Orpiment in the USA. The crystals are translucent and reach 1.5cm in size. There is alot of '3-dimensionality' to the overall form of the piece, giving it more character as compared to the more common flat druses of crystals.


T638 - Copper $ 240 (=~ £ 192)
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.7 x 2 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t638a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t638b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t638c.jpg]

Well crystallized branching group of copper crystals.


T639 - Harmotome on Calcite $ 400 (=~ £ 320)
Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland
cabinet - 11.5 x 7.5 x 3.0 cm


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Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639a.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639b.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639c.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639d.jpg]

Lustrous white crystals of the rare zeolite Harmotome across the front display face, with golden Calcite crystals on the backside. The Harmotome crystals occur in a wide mixture of size ranges up to 1cm. A large display quality rarity from one of the classic old localities for the species. 


T641 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 1500 (=~ £ 1199)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641c.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641d.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641e.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641f.jpg]

An extremely elongated Tsavorite crystal with attached Pyrite crystals. Fully crystallized all around and undamaged, even the bottom end has some crystal faces present. This is the longest elongated Tsavorite I have yet seen from recent production.


T657 - Malachite on Chrysocolla after Malachite $ 1200 (=~ £ 959)
Katanga, Congo
cabinet - 10 x 8.5 x 4 cm


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Malachite on Chrysocolla after Malachite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t657a.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla after Malachite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t657b.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla after Malachite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t657c.jpg]

The Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo is the Malachite capital of the world, yet most of the Malachite is lapidary grade with only a small percentage (usually fibrous or stalactitc specimens) being of any interest to mineral collectors. With specimens like this, Katanga can also claim to be one of the best localities for perfectly crystallized Malachite too. This specimen features perfectly formed individual crystals to 1.3 cm on a colorful and contrasting matrix of sky blue Chrysocolla. Just fabulously sharp single crystals.The Chrysocolla has partially pseudomorphed an earlier generation of Malachite crystals.


T674 - Tourmaline $ 1500 (=~ £ 1199) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 750 (=~ £ 600)
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 6 cm


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Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674d.jpg]

Massive single, well terminated green Tourmaline crystal with highly fibrous, hair-like structure in areas. Broad, flat termination slopes gently back towards the side wtihteh hair-like growth. Can be displayed from one side as a typical (but huge) Tourmaline, or from the other side showing the hair-like fibrous structures.


T676 - Vanadinite $ 800 (=~ £ 640)
Mibladen, Morocco
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 3 cm


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Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676c.jpg]

Fine quality Vanadinite specimen loaded with red crystals to 2cm over a thin matrix, essentially nothing but crystals. Undamaged, which is difficult to find in a Vanadinite specimen of this size with so many crystals.  A real beauty, the pics say it all.


T679 - Clinoatacamite with Selenite $ 1200 (=~ £ 959)
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
cabinet - 14 x 11.5 x 6 cm


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Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679c.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679d.jpg]

Large open vug lined with Quartz over Chrysocolla with isolated clusters of dark green Clinoatacamite. At the lower right is a single 4cm Selenite crystal grown over a Clinoatacamite cluster. Uncommon for both overall size and the great isolation of the crystal clusters. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens. 


T685 - Copper $ 280 (=~ £ 224)
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 2 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685c.jpg]

Well crystallized branching group of Copper with attached Quartz crystals and unidentified yellow mineralization.


T686 - Copper $ 450 (=~ £ 360)
Onganja, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686a.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686b.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686c.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686d.jpg]

Heavy mass of Copper crystals from the famous Onganja Mine. This specimen is displayable from all angles and has a wide range of crystal sizes from very fine branching crystals up to individuals to over 2cm in size.


T691 - Tsavorite $ 400 (=~ £ 320)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691d.jpg]

Fine quality elongated Tsavorite crystal from recent production (2017) that has been producing these stange, elongated crystals. Many of the new crystals, like this one, exhibit a faden line running up the C-axis. This is an undamaged floater cluster of a few interconnected crystals.


T724 - Tourmaline $ 600 (=~ £ 480)
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 6.8 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


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Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t724a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t724b.jpg]

Long, terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, slightly etched and undamaged except for a couple small chips on side faces. Weighs 34.9 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T734 - Herderite $ 3000 (=~ £ 2399)
Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm


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Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734a.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734b.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734c.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734d.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734e.jpg]

Large single Herderite crystal with good purple color from the mine that has produced the world's best. This is a very large crystal and in good condition with many typical faces, etched (but glassy) faces, and a couple areas of contact.


T743 - Quartz $ 450 (=~ £ 360)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.7 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t743a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t743b.jpg]

Fantastic scepter with a solid red Hematite included Quartz that grew atop and along a milky Quartz crystal. Slight edge chatter, otherwise undamaged.


T748 - Azurite $ 3500 (=~ £ 2798)
Touissit, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748c.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748d.jpg]

Two large Azurite crystals on a Dolomite matrix. Largest crystal is 3cm. Both are well terminated. There are small reticulated Cerussites on the Dolomite. I bought this about 15 years ago in Tucson and have held it in my collection since then.

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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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