Selected Specimens

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SM289 - Marcasite on Galena $ 250
Joplin, Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289a.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289b.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289c.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289d.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289e.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289f.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289g.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289h.jpg]

Undamaged floater specimen composed of a Galena cube covered on one side by Marcasite crystals. A USA classic of uncommon quality.


C612 - Diaboleite $ 500
Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


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Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612a.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612b.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612c.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612d.jpg]

Colorful and rare specimen from Tiger featuring massive Diaboleite and Diaboleite crystals in small vugs and across the top. Main crystal 7mm wide and translucent. It is a bright 'Linarite" blue, with edge wear across the top edge.


C614 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 650
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614c.jpg]

Green Cuprian Smithsonite rhombs lining a vug in matrix.


C617 - Sphalerite $ 400
Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617a.jpg] Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617b.jpg] Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617c.jpg]

Irridescent purple blue Sphalerite crystals on Quartz, the color reminiscent of Covellite. Beautiful specimen out of an old collection.


C620 - Diaspore $ 300
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
miniature - 5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620c.jpg]

Interconnected, gem quality V-twin Diaspore crystals. Weighs 12.5 grams.


SM211 - Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz $ 300
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
small cabinet - 6.4 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


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Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211b.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211c.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211d.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211e.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211f.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211g.jpg]

A beautiful specimen hosting sharp black babingtonite crystals with light green prehnite on Quartz points. It's a 'floater' with no apparent point of attachment and no visible damage to any of the species. This example is in pristine condition and is as superb classic from this Chinese locality.


SM316 - Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite $ 250
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm


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Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316a.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316b.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316c.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316d.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316e.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316f.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316g.jpg]

Clear modified cube Fluorite crystals are seen on the tops of gray galena crystals. Also in association are numerous groups of small silver colored Arsenopyrite crystals. A classic combination suite of species from Ojuela, with Fluorite on Galena being uncommon. Undamaged floater crystallized on all sides.


SM320 - Pyrrhotite with Muscovite $ 200
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa
small cabinet - 7.0 x 4.2 x 2.6 cm


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Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320a.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320b.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320c.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320d.jpg]

Well-formed tabular, compound stacked Pyrrhotite crystals rest in a matrix of milky quartz and Calcite on this outstanding cabinet specimen from the Nikolaevskiy Mine at Dal'negorsk. It is, essentially, a 'floater' with no visible point of contact. No damage to any of the main crystals. Largest single crystal measures 3cm wide.


SM333 - Azurite $ 120
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333d.jpg]

Milpillas has produced some of the most beautiful Azurite specimens in recent time. Here's a matrix specimen with a 2cm wide group of dark, highly lustrous, inky blue crystals. All of the Azurite crystals are complete and sharply terminated.


C625 - Cuprite on Copper $ 280
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625d.jpg]

Large arborescent group of Copper crystals coated by Cuprite. The Cuprite covers most of the surface of the Copper and is crystallized in areas. There is also black Heterogenite and green Malachite present in areas. Large and colorful Copper specimen found in 2018.


NMD - Linarite on Galena $ 300
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 2 cm


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Linarite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMda.jpg] Linarite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMdb.jpg] Linarite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMdc.jpg] Linarite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMdd.jpg] Linarite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMde.jpg] Linarite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMD.mp4]

Single Galena crystal covered by crystals of bright blue Linarite. 


NMG - Cerussite on Galena $ 200
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Cerussite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMga.jpg] Cerussite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMgb.jpg] Cerussite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMgc.jpg] Cerussite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMgd.jpg] Cerussite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMge.jpg] Cerussite on Galena from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMgf.jpg]

Single 3.1cm Galena crystal with a surface alteration to Cerussite on matrix. 


SM440 - Duftite on Cerussite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Duftite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM440a.jpg] Duftite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM440b.jpg] Duftite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM440c.jpg]

Transparent, reticulated Cerussite crystals partially coated by green Duftite.


SM449 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 220
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4 x 3 cm


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Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449c.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449d.jpg]

Rhombic Rhodochrosite crystals to 1.5cm on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. In addition to the Rhodochrosite, there are a number of glassy, pale green Fluorite crystals to 1.5cm.


SM450 - Hemimorphite $ 150
Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Hemimorphite from Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM450a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM450b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM450c.jpg]

Large open vug in matrix lined with Hemimorphite crystals to about 1cm in length. The Summit Mine produced what are likely the best USA Hemimorphites ever found. This is a fine example.
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