Selected Specimens

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C306 - Pyromorphite $ 850 (=~ € 777)
Sherman Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 3 cm


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Pyromorphite from Sherman Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c306a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Sherman Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c306b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Sherman Mine, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/c306c.jpg]

Green Pyromorphite crystals on matrix from the Sherman Mine, a lesser known locality located fairly close to the Bunker Hill Mine in Idaho. Excellent coverage of good crystals on both sides of a small ridge of matrix. Old label shows a price of $950.


C314 - Silver $ 200 (=~ € 183)
Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.6 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


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Silver from Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c314a.jpg] Silver from Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c314b.jpg] Silver from Mina Vieja, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c314c.jpg]

Old Silver specimen with a dark patina over much of the surface, though with areas showing bright silver coloration. Weighs 17.6 grams.


C325 - Tanzanite $ 290 (=~ € 265)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c325a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c325b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c325c.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached Calcite and/or Zeolites. Pink is one the rarest colors for Tanzanite (or Zoisite if you prefer) and this one has well saturated color. Complete and undamaged. Unusual crystal from a late 2017 find.


C327 - Tanzanite $ 250 (=~ € 228)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c327a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c327b.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached Calcite and/or Zeolites. Solid base that tapers out towards the top with crystals all over the terminations. Pink is one the rarest colors for Tanzanite (or Zoisite if you prefer) and this one has well saturated color. Complete and undamaged. Unusual crystal from a late 2017 find.


C328 - Tremolite on Tanzanite $ 350 (=~ € 320)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c328a.jpg] Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c328b.jpg] Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c328c.jpg] Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c328d.jpg] Tremolite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/C328.mp4]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached green Tremolite and Calcite and/or Zeolites. Solid base that tapers out towards the top. Pink is one the rarest colors for Tanzanite (or Zoisite if you prefer) and this one has well saturated color. Complete and undamaged. Unusual crystal from a late 2017 find.


C344 - Cuprite with Copper $ 300 (=~ € 274)
New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344d.jpg]

Solid mass of Cuprite crystals intergrown with elongated, wire-like crystals of Copper.


C385 - Stibiconite after Stibnite $ 150 (=~ € 137)
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


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Stibiconite after Stibnite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c385a.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c385b.jpg]

Stibiconite after Stibnite specimen with sharp form and a steep pyramidal termination. This is a Mexican classic and a complete replacement of the former Stibnite (not just a surface coating) as can be seen on the bottom of the crystal. Complete and undamaged.


C388 - Stellerite $ 650 (=~ € 594)
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4.0 cm


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Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388c.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388d.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 4.8cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C390 - Stellerite $ 300 (=~ € 274)
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm


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Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c390a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c390b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c390c.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 4cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C391 - Stellerite $ 350 (=~ € 320)
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391c.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 4.5cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C395 - Tourmaline with Albite $ 350 (=~ € 320)
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.2 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


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Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395a.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395b.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395c.jpg]

Dark green Tourmaline crystal with a bright pink termination and attached blades of Albite. Complete and undamaged. There is a 1.7cm double-terminated Tourmaline grown right across the tip of the first crystal.


C396 - Anatase with Quartz $ 180 (=~ € 164)
Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396a.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396b.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396c.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396d.jpg]

Double-terminated 1cm Anatase crystal on Albite. There are transparent Quartz crystals rising straight up out of the Albite. Undamaged and clean.


C403 - Adamite with Calcite $ 200 (=~ € 183)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403a.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403b.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403c.jpg]

Unusual specimen of yellow Adamite on one side, and Calcite crystals to 1.5cm on the other side.


C410 - Cuprite with Delafossite $ 1250 (=~ € 1142)
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Cuprite with Delafossite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410a.jpg] Cuprite with Delafossite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410b.jpg] Cuprite with Delafossite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410c.jpg] Cuprite with Delafossite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410d.jpg]

Well formed red Cuprite octahedrons and sparkling mounds of Delafossite all over matrix. The specimen is very rich in both Cuprite and Delafossite. While most Bisbee Cuprites are dull, this example shows a nice reddish tint under natural light which is fairly uncommon. Clean and undamaged specimen from the Bruce Murphy collection, acquired by Bruce in 2007.


C415 - Rosasite $ 1250 (=~ € 1142)
Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415a.jpg] Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415b.jpg] Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415c.jpg]

Powder blue spheres of Rosasite on the sides and within a protected vug in the specimen. Gorgeous and undamaged, this competition quality specimen is similar to the example shown on the cover of the 2nd addition of Minerals of Arizona. High quality and undamaged Rosasite from here are rare. To Bruce Murphy via the Arkenstone who acquired it in 2005 from the Ernie Schlichter collection.

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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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