Selected Specimens

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NA473 - Calcite on Conichalcite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


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Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473a.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473b.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473c.jpg]

Translucent Calcite crystals to 2.4cm.


A640 - Beryllonite with Quartz $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 3.2 x 2.0 x 2 cm


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Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640a.jpg] Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640b.jpg] Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640c.jpg]

Double terminated Beryllonite with an attached double terminated Quartz.


A645 - Clinozoisite $ 380 (=~ CAN$ 488)
Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 2.0 x 2 cm


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Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645b.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645c.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645d.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645e.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645f.jpg]

Undamaged floater cluster, main crystal is 5.7cm long, double terminated, better transparency than most.


E101 - Cuprite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


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Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101a.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101b.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101c.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101d.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprite,complete all around, contacted on the bottom. Good large crystals to 2.4cm in longest dimension, with bevelled edges.


E103 - Cuprite with Miersite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


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Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103a.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103b.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with associated bright yellow Miersite (member of the chlorargyrite group on minerals). Only a small number of these speciemns had the asociated Miersite. Complete, undamged floater specimen with no points of contact.


E104 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 771)
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. Complete undamaged floater with no points of contact, crystals to 1.7cm.


E108 - Cuprite with Silver $ 275 (=~ CAN$ 353)
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 (=~ CAN$ 257)
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 (=~ CAN$ 2570)
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 (=~ CAN$ 707)
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 (=~ CAN$ 450)
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.


E602 - Semseyite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
Herja, Romania
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Semseyite from Herja, Romania [db_pics/pics/e602a.jpg] Semseyite from Herja, Romania [db_pics/pics/e602b.jpg]

Bright crystal groups of this uncommon lead and antimony sulfosalt well distibuted across the entire surface. Associated with Sphalerite and Quartz.


E604 - Galena with Sphalerite $ 95 (=~ CAN$ 122)
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 $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
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.


NA213 - Pyrargyrite $ 800 (=~ CAN$ 1028)
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


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Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na213a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na213b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na213c.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na213d.jpg]

Thick, lustrous, and complete Pyrargyrite that lights up a bright cherry red with backlighting. Undamaged, acquired from the Gebhard collection.
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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

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