Selected Specimens

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C376 - Kunzite $ 1500 (=~ ¥ 155280)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
large cabinet - 18 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


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Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376a.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376b.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376c.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376d.jpg]

Two old, gem Kunzite crystals, one pink and one yellow. The yellow is 18cm and the pink is 15.5cm. Both are double terminated with etched terminations and roughly rectangular in cross-section. These are out of an old collection built in the 1970s and still retain their original price tag stickers of $250 each.


C381 - Datolite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 41408)
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381a.jpg] Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381b.jpg] Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381c.jpg]

Rare specimen of pink Datolite from the Wessels Mine. There are 5 main crystals to 1.3cm that run up the center of the specimen. Crystals have glassy luster and are undamaged.


C385 - Stibiconite after Stibnite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15528)
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


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Stibiconite after Stibnite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c385a.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c385b.jpg]

Stibiconite after Stibnite specimen with sharp form and a steep pyramidal termination. This is a Mexican classic and a complete replacement of the former Stibnite (not just a surface coating) as can be seen on the bottom of the crystal. Complete and undamaged.


C386 - Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite $ 180 (=~ ¥ 18634)
Poona, India
miniature - 3.6 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386a.jpg] Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386b.jpg] Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386c.jpg] Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386d.jpg]

Green Apophyllite with attached spherical white crystal groups of Mesolite and blades of Stilbite. Aesthetic and undamaged miniature out of the Trimingham collection. Old label indicates it was purchased for $60 from the Rocksmiths back in 1994.


C388 - Stellerite $ 650 (=~ ¥ 67288)
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4.0 cm


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Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388c.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388d.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 4.8cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C390 - Stellerite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31056)
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm


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Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c390a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c390b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c390c.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 4cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C391 - Stellerite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 36232)
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391c.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 4.5cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C395 - Tourmaline with Albite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 36232)
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.2 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


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Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395a.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395b.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395c.jpg]

Dark green Tourmaline crystal with a bright pink termination and attached blades of Albite. Complete and undamaged. There is a 1.7cm double-terminated Tourmaline grown right across the tip of the first crystal.


C396 - Anatase with Quartz $ 180 (=~ ¥ 18634)
Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396a.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396b.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396c.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396d.jpg]

Double-terminated 1cm Anatase crystal on Albite. There are transparent Quartz crystals rising straight up out of the Albite. Undamaged and clean.


C403 - Adamite with Calcite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 20704)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403a.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403b.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403c.jpg]

Unusual specimen of yellow Adamite on one side, and Calcite crystals to 1.5cm on the other side.


C409 - Amethyst scepter $ 400 (=~ ¥ 41408)
Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409c.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409d.jpg]

Medium purple Amethyst scepter crystal over a white Quartz stalk. Collected by David Shannon in 1981 and kept by him as part of his collection. Complete and undamaged. Excellent quality Amethyst crystals in this condition from this obscure locality are difficult to find.


C410 - Cuprite $ 1250 (=~ ¥ 129400)
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410a.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410b.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410c.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410d.jpg]

Well formed red Cuprite octahedrons all over matrix. While most Bisbee Cuprites are dull, this example shows a nice reddish tint under natural light which is fairly uncommon. Clean and undamaged specimen acquired by Bruce Murphy in 2007.


C415 - Rosasite $ 1250 (=~ ¥ 129400)
Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415a.jpg] Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415b.jpg] Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415c.jpg]

Powder blue spheres of Rosasite on the sides and within a protected vug in the specimen. Gorgeous and undamaged, this competition quality specimen is similar to the example shown on the cover of the 2nd addition of Minerals of Arizona. High quality and undamaged Rosasite from here are rare. To Bruce Murphy via the Arkenstone who acquired it in 2005 from the Ernie Schlichter collection.


C417 - Vanadinite $ 1250 (=~ ¥ 129400)
Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Vanadinite from Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c417a.jpg] Vanadinite from Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c417b.jpg] Vanadinite from Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c417c.jpg]

Vug filled with chocolate brown, curving Vanadinite crystals. Crystals of this size are very rare from this obscure locality near Tombstone, Arizona. Ex. Ann Williams collection, acquired by Bruce Murphy in 2007. Fine and undamaged specimen thought to be collected in the early 1930’s. Specimens from the Gallagher Mine are rarely seen on the market and this one may be the best extent.


C426 - Aquamarine with Quartz $ 400 (=~ ¥ 41408)
Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Aquamarine with Quartz from Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c426a.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c426b.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c426c.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/C426.mp4]

Tabular Aquamarine crystals adjacent to a clear Quartz crystal, on Muscovite. These Aquas are typically found on flat plates of Muscovite and the structure and display of this one is unique and striking. There are 3 main Aqua crystals, one of which has some interference growth on one side which is not damage. Professionally cleaned and exceptionally clean and bright.

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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
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

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