Selected Specimens

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T134 - Cafarsite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396)
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t134a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t134b.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of the rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate Cafarsite. Good luster, from the type locality.


T135 - Cafarsite $ 220 (=~ AUS$ 290)
Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


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Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t135a.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t135b.jpg] Cafarsite from Wannigletscher, Scherbadung, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland [db_pics/pics/t135c.jpg]

Complete, sharp single crystal on a small pedestal of matrix. Cafarsite is a rare calcium, titanium, iron, manganese arsenate. Good luster. From the type locality.


T139 - Hauerite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Hauerite from Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland [db_pics/pics/t139a.jpg] Hauerite from Jeziorko Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie Prov., Poland [db_pics/pics/t139b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single Hauerite crystal, a cube modified by octahedral faces.


T142 - Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena $ 480 (=~ AUS$ 634) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 317)
Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142a.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142b.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142c.jpg] Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and Galena from Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t142d.jpg]

Rare silvery crystals of Siegenite with Chalcopyrite and metallic gray Galena crystals. Siegenite is a rare cobalt nickel sulfide and not often seen for sale. Lots of octahedral Siegenite crystals on both the front and back. The combination of the 3 minerals on this one creates a visually impactful specimen. Ex. J. Passaneau collection.


T158 - Dioptase with Wulfenite $ 700 (=~ AUS$ 924)
Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158a.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158b.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t158c.jpg]

Bright green Dioptase and orange Wulfenite crystals on a matrix of hard blue Chrysocolla. Classic old time material.


T160 - Tincalconite after Borax $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 4 cm


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Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160a.jpg] Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160b.jpg] Tincalconite after Borax from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t160c.jpg]

Sharp, exceptionally well formed psuedomorph of Tincalconite after borax. Undamaged with excellent presentation from any angle. Not many of this quality recovered. The pure white color somehow lends to an overal artistic, sculptural appearance.


T170 - Tourmaline $ 590 (=~ AUS$ 779)
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t170c.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a green over deep red coloration. Undamaged. Weighs 9.8 grams.


T178 - Tourmaline $ 690 (=~ AUS$ 911)
Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.6 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t178d.jpg]

Complete and terminated 'lipstick' Tourmaline that grades from a hot red/pink termination to green. The green zone is better than photos indicate. Minor chipping on edges, otherwise undamaged. Weighs 9.7 grams.


T179 - Tourmaline $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1980)
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


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Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t179c.jpg]

Classic large sized, complete and terminated 'watermelon' Tourmaline with a blue/green over red coloration. Slight chipping along termination edge, otherwise undamaged. Termination has a mirror bright luster, and but for the visible growth features you would swear it was polished. Weighs 21.7 grams.


T182 - Tourmaline $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 264)
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


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Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t182d.jpg]

Gemmy pink and green double-terminated Tourmaline crystal. Undamaged. Weighs 2.7 grams.


T193 - Quartz $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t193a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t193b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t193c.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t193d.jpg]

Complete and terminated Quartz with both Amethyst and smokey coloration. There are also some attached small Analcime and Prehnite and included moving water bubbles. Top quality and undamaged except for one tiny 1-2mm edge nick.


T195 - Quartz $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 264)
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Quartz from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t195a.jpg]

Complete and terminated Quartz with both Amethyst and smokey coloration with one included water bubble that can move about 1.5cm. Top quality and undamaged.


T200 - Fluorite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 370) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 140 (=~ AUS$ 185)
Guyang, Hunan Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200a.jpg] Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200b.jpg] Fluorite from Guyang, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t200c.jpg]

Stepped octahedral Fluorite crystals that are highly translucent with a beautiful green coloration. Undamaged.


T201 - Barite on Gaudefroyite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 528)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Barite on Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t201a.jpg] Barite on Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t201b.jpg] Barite on Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t201c.jpg]

Solid Gaudefroyite, with trace amount of red Andradite crystallized on both sides by Gaudyroyite crystals. Attached to the Gaudefroyite are white crystals of Barite that are frosted on the outside and more translucent on the inside


T202 - Sphene $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 264)
San Quentin, Baja, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 0.6 cm


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Sphene from San Quentin, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t202a.jpg] Sphene from San Quentin, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t202b.jpg]

Old specimen of Sphene (Titanite) from the coastal Pacific town of San Quentin in northern Baja California. A floater single crystal that is gemmy and has great green color. Hard to find crystal, first one I've ever owned.
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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

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