Selected Specimens

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C450 - Vanadinite $ 80
Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Vanadinite from Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c450a.jpg] Vanadinite from Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c450b.jpg]

Specimen of curving, olive green Vanadinite crystals over a quartz matrix. Good crystals on all sides.


C455 - Apophyllite with Stilbite $ 350
Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 5 cm


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Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455a.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455b.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455c.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455d.jpg]

Aesthetic formation of yellow Apophyllite and pink Stilbite crystals. The crystals grew around a Quartz stalactite so it's perfectly crystallized all around, and the only 'contact' is the tiny 3mm end of the stalactite that can be seen at the very bottom. The largest Apop is 4.3cm across. A gorgeous, undamaged specimen.


C456 - Quartz $ 1250
Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia
cabinet - 11 x 8.5 x 8 cm


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Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456c.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456d.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456e.jpg]

Matrix Quartz specimen featuring a stunning 6cm transparent crystal rising out of a Quartz and Calcite crystal lined vug. The crystal has a sharp smokey phantom and red Hematite inclusions. Perfect and undamaged. Flat, sawcut base.


C462 - Aquamarine $ 150
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462a.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462b.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462c.jpg]

Transparent blue Beryl from the Erongo finds. This one is unusual for the locality in that it is totally transparent and it's lightly etched. Complete and undamaged. Good luster too, better than photos.


C464 - Silver $ 600
Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.4 x 2.0 cm


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Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464a.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464b.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464c.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464d.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/C464.mp4]

Thick, ropey Silver wire rising up off a small bit of matrix. The wire rises up then does a U-turn back down towards the base, with another thick wire flaring off the top of the curve. The wires reach 5mm in thickness.


C468 - Cerussite $ 240
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c468a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c468b.jpg]

Floater specimen of Cerussite crystals on matrix with green Duftite. Crystallized all around with a perfectly centered 'snowflake' Cerussite crystal of 1.3cm. Insignificant damage to some crystals.


C475 - Prehnite $ 550
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals on Graphite. Such Prehnites have come out sporadically from Merelani over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big crystals with individuals to 1.6cm wide. The lower back edge is contacted, otherwise nothing but great crystals sticking out in various directions. A good one for the find.


C485 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1500
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485e.jpg]

Azurite partially altered to Malchite, with the Malachite forming fine 'bulls-eye' patterns. The Azurite is sharply formed with lustrous faces. The back is a large 10cm partial crystal and there are 2 terminated Azurite crystals attached to the front, the best is 5cm tall and grown out away from the largest crystal.


C489 - Silver $ 750
Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Silver from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c489a.jpg] Silver from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c489b.jpg] Silver from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c489c.jpg]

Highly aesthetic, showy display Silver specimen with sheets of solid Silver protruding from a Calcite rich rock matrix. The matrix appears to have been stabilized.


C491 - Rutile on Hematite on Quartz $ 1000
Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491a.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491b.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491c.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491d.jpg]

Epitaxial red Rutile on Hematite crystals on a water clear, glassy crystal of light smokey Quartz. The Quartz crystal is 6cm tall and undamaged. The Hematite crystals reach 1.7cm in size.


C492 - Quartz scepter $ 250
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Quartz scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c492a.jpg] Quartz scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c492b.jpg] Quartz scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c492c.jpg] Quartz scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c492d.jpg] Quartz scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c492e.jpg]

Transparent, light smokey Quartz scepter atop a Quartz crystal that is partially intergrown with black Tourmaline. The scepter is glassy with a stepped termination. Slight edge wear in places but relatively undamaged. This is an old crystal from the 1960s/70s.


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.
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