Selected Specimens

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SM840 - Brucite $ 450
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5.0 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM840a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM840b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM840c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM840.mp4]

Large, solid radial mass of yellow Brucite on matrix. The specimen is solid Brucite well crystallized all around and undamaged. It's a 360 degree 'pinwheel' formation on a small amount of matrix. It is technically a floater because the matrix is covered by a thin layer of lighter colored Brucite. Though only medium yellow, it is translucent, thick and sturdy.


SM848 - Clinoatacamite with Calcite $ 150
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM848a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM848b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM848c.jpg]

Calcite lined vug with clusters of dark green Clinoatacamite. The Clinoatacamite on this specimen are lustrous and well formed. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens.


SM844 - Clinozoisite $ 850
Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM844a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM844b.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM844c.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM844d.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM844.mp4]

Fine and unusual Clinozoiste specimen with elongated, off-set crystals. All the offset crystals are douoble-terminated. Gemmy with an internal faden line visible when backlit. Undamaged.


SM845 - Apatite $ 280
Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM845a.jpg] Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM845b.jpg] Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM845c.jpg]

Single yellow/green Apatite crystal from the original find years ago. Complete all around and undamaged, the best one I could find when they first came out, undamaged.


SM846 - Apatite $ 250
Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM846a.jpg] Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM846b.jpg] Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM846c.jpg]

Single yellow/green Apatite crystal from the original find years ago. Complete all around and undamaged, the best and gemmiest one I could find when they first came out, a couple tiny edge chips otherwise undamaged.


SM847 - Stibnite $ 350
Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiangxi, China
cabinet - 13 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Stibnite from Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SM847a.jpg] Stibnite from Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SM847b.jpg] Stibnite from Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SM847c.jpg]

Large single Stibnite crystal. Terminated and complete all around.


SM850 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM850a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM850b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM850c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM850d.jpg]

Undamaged floater specimen of a dozen or so interconnected Azurite crystals. Great color and quality.


SM852 - Prehnite with Pyrite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.8 x 3 x 2 cm


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Prehnite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM852a.jpg] Prehnite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM852b.jpg] Prehnite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM852c.jpg]

Yellow Prehnite crystals with a much different, somewhat globular style than most from Merelani. It has a flat base where it was attached to Graphite. There are small Pyrite crystals along the base, apparently that grew on the Graphite first before the Prehnite.


SM856 - Aquamarine $ 280
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM856a.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM856b.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM856c.jpg]

Single blue Aquamarine crystal with very glassy faces and a nice bevelled termination. This is tops for Erongo in terms of glassy luster and way more transparent than most.


AR2 - Manganoan Adamite $ 750
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


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Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2a.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2b.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2c.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2d.jpg]

Large, chisel-shaped Adamite crystals on a black matrix. These are the rare and hard to find purple tipped Adamites with a white body color grading up to purple terminations. Individual crystals are up to 2cm tall. Undamaged and glassy with areas of transparency.


AR13 - Millerite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13a.jpg] Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13b.jpg] Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13c.jpg]

Partial geode filled with golden hair-like Millerite, undamaged. Classic USA material from a now closed locality.


AR17 - Rose Quartz on Quartz $ 750 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 375
Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR17a.jpg] Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR17b.jpg] Rose Quartz on Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR17c.jpg]

A 6cm covering of Rose Quartz crystals atop white Quartz. Bright and lustrous with individual Rose Quartz crystals to 1.7 cm. Undamaged.


AR20 - Epidote $ 750
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm


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Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20a.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20b.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20c.jpg] Epidote from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR20d.jpg]

Jewel-like specimen of transparent Epidote crystals. Double-terminated crystals with a central faden line. Lustrous crystals, undamaged and nearly a floater with just a small area of contact at the base. Comes with an old Alvaro Lucio label.


AR22 - Sphene $ 450
Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.6 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22a.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22b.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22c.jpg] Sphene from Capelinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR22d.jpg]

A 2.5cm twinned Sphene (Titanite) crystal on matrix covered with Epidote and other smaller Sphene crystals. Crystals on both sides. Undamaged and mounted on a Lucite stand.


AR24 - Brazilianite $ 350
Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 1.9 cm


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Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24a.jpg] Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24b.jpg] Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24d.jpg] Brazilianite from Mendes Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR24c.jpg]

Single crystals of classic yellow/green Brazilianite. Great luster and clarity. Contacted on the backside. Comes with an old Al McGuinness label.

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121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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