Selected Specimens

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E104 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 600
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm


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Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with associated Silver and Copper. This is a fabulous complete and undamaged floater with no points of contact. Individual crystals reach 1.7cm in size.


E108 - Cuprite with Silver $ 275
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e108a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e108b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e108c.jpg]

Two intergrown octahedral Cuprite crystals with attached Silver. Complete undamaged floater though smaller crystal has an indented growth on one face.


E109 - Cuprite with Silver and Miersite $ 200
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Cuprite with Silver and Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e109a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e109b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e109c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprite, largest 2.2 cm with associated Silver and small amounts of Copper. Complete all around, contacting on the bottom. Bottom has attached areas of yellow Miersite.


AF647 - Tanzanite $ 2000
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647d.jpg]

Fine quality Tanzanite, undamaged with good luster. Trichroic with nice red color when viewed from the top.


AF691 - Carrollite $ 550
Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af691a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af691b.jpg]

A pair of highly lustrous Carrollite crystals attached to the face of a Calcite rhomb. Largest crystal is 1.1cm.


E597 - Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite $ 350
Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e597a.jpg] Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e597b.jpg] Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e597c.jpg] Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/E597.mp4]

4cm wide by 3.5cm tall crystal of Pyrrhotite that has been replaced by Pyrite, coated by pale pink spheres of Rhodochrosite.


E604 - Galena with Sphalerite $ 95
Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.6 cm


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Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604a.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604b.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604c.jpg]

Mirror lustrous Galena crystals with Sphalerite. Best is a 2.3cm upright spinel twin.


E609 - Sphalerite $ 280
Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609a.jpg] Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609b.jpg] Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609c.jpg] Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e609d.jpg]

Sharply formed, lustrous black tetrahedral crystals of Sphalerite, some with small Sphalerites growing fromt he sides of the alrger crystals. Fine quality crystals.


NA215 - Silver $ 1600
Kearsarge Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


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Silver from Kearsarge Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/na215a.jpg] Silver from Kearsarge Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/na215b.jpg] Silver from Kearsarge Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/na215c.jpg]

Dramatic cluster of angular Silver crystals, capped by a superb 1.2cm crystal. Tiny amounts of Copper are present on some of the crystal faces.  Nothing but good, large crystals. Fine!


NA248 - Cuprian Adamite $ 450
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 2 cm
ex.  Brett Keller


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Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na248c.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/NA248.mp4]

Showy specimen of Cuprian Adamite on Calcite with crystals to 1.3 cm long. Good sized crystals that present dramatically for display.


AF380 - Tanzanite $ 2400
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af380c.jpg]

Gem Tanzanite crystal with Calcite and another partial crystal in fron that realy sets off the main crystal. Beautiful specimen.


AF388 - Pyrite on Tanzanite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388a.jpg] Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388b.jpg] Pyrite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af388c.jpg]

Single Tanzanite crystal with a Pyrite crystal attached to one side of the Tanzanite. Pyrite is not unusual from Merelani, but Tanzanite specimens with attached pyrite are uncommon, especially those with the pyrite perched so aesthetically on the Tanzanite. The Tanzanite is also a bi-color with a yellow termination over a blue body color. Unusual addition to a Merelani suite.


AF758 - Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite $ 800
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758a.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758b.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758c.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758d.jpg] Quartz on Tanzanite with Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af758e.jpg]

Water clear 2.8cm Quartz crystal attached to the front of a partial Tanzanite crystal. Some small, bright yellow Prehnite crystals add some color contrast to this unusual specimen. The left side of the Quartz crystal is coated by a druse of white Prehnite, and there are even some Graphite crystals attached.


AF763 - Tanzanite $ 4500
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af763d.jpg]

Glassy bi-color crystal, blue base with a yellow termination. This crystal has superb luster and unusually uniform shape, retaining an even 8mm thickness all the way from the base to the termination. The yellow zone is facet grade and the blue zone, while having some internal fractures, is still mostly transparent - you can read through most of the crystal. Just a few tiny, trivial nicks otherwise totally undamaged. This is one of, if not the best of these yellow/blue bi-color crystals I have ever seen.


AF529 - Carrollite $ 250
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af529a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/af529b.jpg]

Cluster of 5 mirror lustrous Carrollite crystals, and one Chalcopyrite crystal, in a cluster on white Calcite. Largest crystal is 1.1 cm wide.
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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

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