Selected Specimens

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SM818 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM818a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM818b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM818c.jpg]

Tabular, deep blue Azurite crystals with an attached sphere of green Malachite from recent finds at Milpillas, which have produced some spectacular Azurite crystals with vivid 'electric' blue color. This is a fine thumbnail sized specimen with no damage.


SM929 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM953 - Spessartine $ 450
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM953a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM953b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM953c.jpg]

Complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. Some areas of black inclusions but many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 104 carats.


SM955 - Spessartine $ 350
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955d.jpg]

Complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. Some areas of black inclusions but many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 69 carats.


AR46 - Pyromorphite $ 250
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.5 x 3.0 x 1.9 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR46a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR46b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR46c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR46d.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with bright orange and yellow color and high lustre. A bit of matrix remains on one side.


AR47 - Pyromorphite $ 200
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 4.1 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR47a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR47b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR47d.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with a mixture of orange and yellow color and high lustre on both sides of a ridge-like formation.


AR48 - Pyromorphite $ 200
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.8 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR48a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR48b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR48c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with a mixture of orange, tan, and green color and high lustre.


AR51 - Pyromorphite $ 200
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.0 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR51a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR51b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR51c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows a group of stacked barrel-shaped crystals with greenish-yellow color and high lustre.


AR55 - Wulfenite $ 260
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55a.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55b.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55c.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55d.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55e.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55f.jpg]

About a dozen sharply terminated cream-colored tabular Wulfenite crystals are stacked on a bit of host matrix. An older Tsumeb example with a Frazier's Minerals label from decades ago. Slight chipping on some of the crystal edges does not detract from the beautiful display presentation of the crystals.


AR66 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 400
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66c.jpg]

Rich pink color Cobaltian Calcite crystals to 15mm in size. Although there are a couple bruised crystals, this is a high quality Cobaltian Calcite with bright color and translucent to transparent crystals.


J42 - Cuprite with Copper $ 500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 250
Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 11.5 x 6.6 x 4.6 cm


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Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42d.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42e.jpg]

An old-time specimen of deep red color Cuprite crystals and bronze color native Copper crystals. A bit of white color brecciated Quartz matrix still remains. Weight is just under 1lb at 14.1oz or 399 grams.


J48 - Rhodochrosite $ 260
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J48a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J48b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J48c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J48d.jpg]

A gemmy 'ball' of small Rhodochrosite crystals rests in the center of dark gray matrix. Two other areas also show Rhodochrosite crystals, but the center group is the main point of attraction. When seen with the aid of magnification, you will find dozens of millimeter size clear cubic Fluorite crystals in the matrix areas that host the Rhodochrosite.


J50 - Silver with Acanthite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Uchucchacua Mine, Peru
miniature - 3.7 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm


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Silver with Acanthite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J50a.jpg] Silver with Acanthite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J50b.jpg] Silver with Acanthite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J50c.jpg] Silver with Acanthite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J50d.jpg]

Silver wires and patches of native Silver with areas of Acanthite rising from a black sulfide rich matrix. Estimated length of the longest Silver wire is about 2cm. There are a number of good wires present. These are no longer being found.


J64 - Axinite $ 220
Butte County, California
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm


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Axinite from Butte County, California [db_pics/pics/J64a.jpg] Axinite from Butte County, California [db_pics/pics/J64b.jpg] Axinite from Butte County, California [db_pics/pics/J64c.jpg]

A rare specimen from Butte County in California showing a cluster of bladed, light brown, Axinite crystals. The largest crystal has clear areas and is in very good condition with only a small amount of microscopic chipping. Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), in Minerals of California, notes an occurrence near the Feather River and Yankee Hill areas, but little else is known. Comes mounted in a 1.25-inch perky box with an original old faded label. A true rarity for the California collector and much better than photos.


J71 - Cerussite $ 280
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
miniature - 4.8 x 3.7 x 1.3 cm


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Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J71a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J71b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J71c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears they are from a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has flat, lustrous front and back faces and highly complex terminatation growth along the edges. Some minor damage to the bottom edges of this specimen.
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