Selected Specimens

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C494 - Bournonite on Sphalerite $ 200
Machacamarca Mine, Potosí Department, Bolivia
small cabinet - 8.2 x 6 x 3 cm


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Bournonite on Sphalerite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosí Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/c494a.jpg] Bournonite on Sphalerite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosí Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/c494b.jpg] Bournonite on Sphalerite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosí Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/c494c.jpg]

Elongated, silvery Bournonite crystals to 1.4 cm on a Sphalerite matrix.


C495 - Prehnite $ 200
Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/c495a.jpg] Prehnite from Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/c495b.jpg] Prehnite from Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/c495c.jpg]

Translucent green Prehnite with 4 stalactitic formations growing out of a Prehnite base. Sort of reminds me of a snails head.


C500 - Azurite with Malachite (R) $ 5000
Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite (R) from Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece [db_pics/pics/c500a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite (R) from Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece [db_pics/pics/c500b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite (R) from Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece [db_pics/pics/c500c.jpg]

Interconnected spherical clusters of Azurite with minor amounts of attached Malchite. This is a superb Greek Azurite specimen and was photographed in Lapis magazine. It is a floater specimen well crystallized all around and has one repair. Extraordinary color!


C505 - Copper $ 375
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 1.6 cm


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Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c505a.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c505b.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c505c.jpg]

Copper crystal cluster with a deep, rich patina. Good on both sides and undamaged.


C512 - Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond $ 600
Herkimer, New York, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 5.5 cm


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Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c512a.jpg] Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c512b.jpg] Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c512c.jpg]

Cluster of double-terminated Quartz crystals known as 'Herkimer Diamonds'. Bright and glassy crystals that are complete and undamaged all around.


C515 - Quartz scepters $ 350
Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 5 cm


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Quartz scepters from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c515a.jpg] Quartz scepters from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c515b.jpg] Quartz scepters from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c515c.jpg] Quartz scepters from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c515d.jpg]

Cluster of excellent Quartz scepters with very slight Amethyst coloration. Small Chalcopyrite crystals are attached to the base. Comes with an old Lidstrom's label.


C524 - Andradite with Diopside $ 350
Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524a.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524b.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524c.jpg]

Transluscent Andradite garnet crystals on Diopside. The Andradite crystals reach 9mm in size and are very sharply formed and transluscent amber colored. Fine quality specimen from a rare Arizona locality. Ex. Bruce Murphy collection.


C531 - Grossular $ 490
Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.0 x 5.5 cm


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Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531a.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531b.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531c.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531d.jpg]

This is a large cluster of nothing but Grossular garnet crystals. The crystals are an amber/yellow color and transluscent to transparent. Average crystal size is about 5mm with some crystals approaching 1cm. A good sized cluster for the find. There are a few contacts but the majority is clean undamaged crystals. .


C533 - Stilbite $ 250
New South Wales, Australia
cabinet - 9.5 x 8 x 4.5 cm


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Stilbite from New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/c533a.jpg] Stilbite from New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/c533b.jpg] Stilbite from New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/c533c.jpg]

Isolated orange Stilbite crystals on a crystal coated matrix. Out of an old collection with specimen number affixed to the bottom.


C539 - Barite $ 450
Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France
cabinet - 12.5 x 7 x 6 cm


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Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539a.jpg] Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539b.jpg] Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539c.jpg] Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539d.jpg]

Snow-white Barite blades, with some that are amber colored, over a matrix coated by drusy Sphalerite.This is out of an old collection built in the 60s and 70s and is surprisingly clean and undamaged, good from both sides. 


C541 - Galena $ 400
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 7 cm


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Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541a.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541b.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541c.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541d.jpg]

Large cubes of lustrous Galena crystals, to 5.2cm on the diagonal, on matrix associated with Chalcopyrite and Calcite crystals. Such specimens with good large crystals on matrix are no longer common.


C547 - Pyrite after ? $ 240
Trepca Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Pyrite after ? from Trepca Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547a.jpg] Pyrite after ? from Trepca Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547b.jpg] Pyrite after ? from Trepca Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547c.jpg]

Elongated Pyrite groups that have replaced a previous mineral, possibly Calcite, on a matrix covered by Sphalerite. The base of one of the Pyrite crystal groups is visible and whatever was there before is all gone now - nothing but solid Pyrite. Bright, shiny luster and undamaged.


C551 - Ferberite with Quartz $ 325
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4 cm


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Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551a.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551b.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551c.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551d.jpg]

Well formed large Ferberite crystals associated wtih transparent Quartz crystals. There are also small purple Fluorite crystals, Muscovite, and Arsenopyrite present.


C552 - Quartz on Calcite (R) $ 175
Herkimer, New York, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552a.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552b.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552c.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552d.jpg]

Outstanding 3.6cm 'Herkimer Diamond' Quartz crystal on Calcite. Quartz on Calcite are uncommon for the locality, unfortunatley this one came off the Calcite and has been reattached. The Quartz crystal is very transparent and bright, high quality (way better than photos). There is a smaller Quartz attached to the Calcite crystal too.


C557 - Spinel $ 600 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 300
Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 8 cm


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Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557a.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557b.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557c.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557d.jpg]

Large 3cm black Spinel crystal on matrix with other smaller Spinel crystals. This is an old specimen from a collection from the 1960s and 70s. It occurs with Chlorite and appears to have been partially etched from carbonate rock. It rates as a significant California Spinel. Undamaged.

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