Selected Specimens

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C212 - Brazilianite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c212a.jpg] Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c212b.jpg] Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c212c.jpg] Brazilianite from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/C212.mp4]

Single crystal from the old, best find for the species.


C213 - Sphene $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 594)
Mondo Mine, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 1.7 cm


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Sphene from Mondo Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c213a.jpg] Sphene from Mondo Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c213b.jpg] Sphene from Mondo Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c213c.jpg]

A large, well formed single Sphene crystal from teh relatively new Mondo Mine. The locality is primarily mined for Quartz, but occassionally a good Sphene is found. This is as large and sharp and Sphene as I have seen from this locality so far. Good on front and back with gem zones.


C220 - Pink Tanzanite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 660)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


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Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220a.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220b.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220c.jpg] Pink Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c220d.jpg]

Three interconnected pink Tanzanite crystals with attached zeolites. There is a little bit of blue at the base. Undamaged.


C240 - Diamond $ 1800 (=~ AUS$ 2376)
South Africa
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


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Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c240a.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c240b.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c240c.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal. Great luster with surface growth features. Translucent with gem zones. Weighs 8.25 carats.


C243 - Mangano Calcite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1584)
Dal'negorsk, Russia
large cabinet - 20 x 9.5 x 6 cm


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Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243a.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243b.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243c.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243d.jpg]

Disc shaped pink Mangano Calcite crystals on matrix. Great pink color. Large undamaged display specimen.


C244 - Mangano Calcite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1584)
Dal'negorsk, Russia
large cabinet - 23 x 12 x 8 cm


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Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244a.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244b.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244c.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244d.jpg]

Disc shaped pink Mangano Calcite crystals in two stacks. Each stack of crystals is at a different angle, so on the left you see the crystal tops and to the right you see a stack from the side. Large crystal on the left is 12cm wide. There are oriented inclusions of a dark needle-like mineral. Slight edge chipping but overall very clean and free of damage.


C246 - Fluorite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246c.jpg]

Large, clear octahedron of Fluorite with Quartz crystals. Large, smooth flat crystal faces with a small natural step on the back face.


C248 - Azurite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248c.jpg]

Bright 'electric' blue Azurite crystals to 2.7cm in size. The crystals have partially psuedomorphed to Malachite and you can see Malachite in two areas. This veneer of Azurite over an inner core of Malachite gives these specimens the bright 'electric' blue color. These are no longer being found.


C252 - Chrome Dravite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


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Chrome Dravite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c252a.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c252b.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c252c.jpg]

Deep chrome green Dravite crystal with a curious clear (Achroite) termination. Translucent with excellent color and undamaged.


C254 - Malachite after Azurite $ 100 (=~ AUS$ 132)
Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254c.jpg]

Pair of well fomred, crossing pseudomorphs of Malachite after Azurite. Fine quality undamaged thumbnail.


C258 - Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 858)
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c258a.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c258b.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c258c.jpg]

New find of skeletal Galena from the 9th of September Mine. This is true skeletal Galena (not the manufactured specimens from about 10 years ago), only the second time in 20 years that they have been found. The Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite add color and contrast. Undamaged.


C259 - Galena with Quartz, Sphalerite $ 550 (=~ AUS$ 726)
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Galena with Quartz, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c259a.jpg] Galena with Quartz, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c259b.jpg] Galena with Quartz, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c259c.jpg]

New find of skeletal Galena fromt eh 9th of September Mine. This is true skeletal Galena (not the manufactured specimens from about 10 years ago), only the second time in 20 years that they have been found. With Quartz crystals and Sphalerite. Undamaged.


C261 - Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c261a.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c261b.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c261c.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c261d.jpg]

Galena crystals with Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite on a thin piece of matrix covered on both sides by Quartz crystals. 'Just' a Galena specimen, but highly aesthetic and undamaged.


C262 - Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c262a.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c262b.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c262c.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c262d.jpg]

Galena crystals with Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite. 'Just' a Galena specimen, but highly aesthetic and undamaged.


C263 - Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite $ 550 (=~ AUS$ 726)
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4 cm


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Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c263a.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c263b.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c263c.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c263d.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c263e.jpg] Galena with Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c263f.jpg]

Unusual specimen composed of a single wide, thin Galena crystal (7cm) upon which grew semi-skeletal Galena crystals, Chalcopyrite, and Sphalerite. Highly aesthetic and undamaged. Both front and back sides shown.
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