Selected Specimens

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T425 - Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz $ 1650
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425a.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425b.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425c.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Quartz from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t425d.jpg]

Floater specimen of intergrown Quartz crystals covered on one side by Inesite, Hubeite (rare!), and Pyrite. The tip of the large Quartz crystal has damage, but this specimen is really about the great coverage of Inesite and Hubeite. These are now uncommon and no longer being found.


T430 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200
Kamareza Mine, Laurium, Greece
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite from Kamareza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/t430a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Kamareza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/t430b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Kamareza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/t430c.jpg]

Satiny, globular crystals of Cuprian Smithsonite on a limonite matrix. Ex. Robert Philips collection.


T450 - Tourmaline $ 1000
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t450a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t450b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t450c.jpg]

Single Tourmaline with excellent color!!! This is from a pocket found in 2016. If you are looking for well saturated color that stands up to strong light, then this one is for you. Bright red/pink body color, followed by a thin zone of yellow, then a green cap. Weighs 10.4 grams. One very small nick along the termination edge, otherwise undamaged.


T457 - Quartz $ 450
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.6 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t457a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t457b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t457c.jpg]

Top quality undamaged smokey and amethyst crystal. Great luster and undamaged. Perfect in every way as a crystal, but putting it over the top is a massive, 1.2cm blob of a moving bubble right in the mid to top center of the crystal.


T462 - Cinnabar $ 280
Fenghuang, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 4 cm


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Cinnabar from Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t462a.jpg] Cinnabar from Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t462b.jpg] Cinnabar from Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/t462c.jpg]

Quartz crystals and Dolomite lined vug with a perfect 1.3 cm 'drill-bit' twinned Cinnabar crystal.


T469 - Pyrite stalactite $ 280
Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 8.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Pyrite stalactite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t469a.jpg] Pyrite stalactite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t469b.jpg] Pyrite stalactite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t469c.jpg]

Single stalactite formation of Pyrite. The stalactite broke off after formation and was later partially coated by drusy Quartz. Pristine and undamaged.


T471 - Parisite $ 500
Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Parisite from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t471a.jpg] Parisite from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi [db_pics/pics/t471b.jpg]

Exceptionally large 5.5cm Parisite crystal with attached Quartz crystals. Complete all around and undamaged. As big a Parisite as I've ever seen.


T475 - Eosphorite on Rose Quartz $ 400
Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t475a.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t475b.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t475c.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t475d.jpg]

Crystallized Rose Quartz with Eosphorite crystals to 1.2cm sprinkled across the top. The Eosphorite occurs with small white crytals of an unidentified species. Ex. Fred Pough collection with label.


T477 - Apatite on Quartz $ 380
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


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Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477c.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t477d.jpg]

Quartz crystal with attached Apatite crystals. Main Apatite is 1.9cm and transparent, sticky straight out off the side of the Quartz.


T479 - Siegenite $ 180
Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 2 x 2 cm


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Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t479a.jpg] Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t479b.jpg] Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t479c.jpg]

Approximately 20 crystals of the hard to find mineral Siegenite on matrix. Siegenite is a rare cobalt, nickel sulfide. The Siegenite crystals on this specimen are partially coated by a fine layer of Pyrite crystals. Wonderful specimen of this rare species.


T481 - Apatite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481b.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t481c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and facet grade for it's entire length.


T483 - Apatite $ 250
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


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Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t483a.jpg] Apatite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t483b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of blue Apatite. Superb luster and facet grade for it's entire length. Undamaged though backside is indented where another crystal grew.


T500 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t500d.jpg]

Paticularly fine quality chrome tourmaline crystal (chromium or vandium rich Dravite) with top color and good transparency. one tiny (1mm or less) chip on one edge, otherwise undamaged.


T503 - Elbaite on Quartz $ 180
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 2 cm


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Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t503c.jpg]

Two Tourmaline crystals on a Quartz crystal. This is one I've had for about 40 years, purchased from Frasiers rock shop in Berkeley back in the 70s.


T506 - Azurite $ 4500
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506d.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506e.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t506f.jpg]

Cluster of spikey, upright Azurite crystals on a contrasting white matrix. The Azurite crystals are partially pseudomorphed to Malachite and reach 3.5cm in length. Displays well from many angles.

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