Selected Specimens

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K363 - Quartz $ 150
Himalaya Mtns., India
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363a.jpg] Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363b.jpg] Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363c.jpg]

Water-clear, colorless Quartz crystals from the Indian Himalayas. Slight chipping on one back termination face, otherwise perfect. Stands upright for display.


K362 - Brucite $ 300
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4.9 x 2 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K362a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K362b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K362c.jpg]

Bright lemon yellow Brucite crystals from the original finds of a couple years ago. I looked through hundreds of specimens to find the brightest, most deeply saturated yellow specimens such as this. This specimen is solid Brucite and is well crystallized on both sides. The bright yellow Brucite formed as a second generation over a thin piece of white Brucite. These new specimens from Pakistan are world's best for the species.


J955 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 250
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 12.5 x 10 x 7 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955e.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955f.jpg]

Large sulfide rich matrix with botryoidal Orpiment and red crystals of Hutchinsonite. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 6mm long and both the Orpiment and Hutchinsonite are present on two sides. Impressive large display piece.


K158 - Brucite $ 200
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 13 x 8.5 x 3 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158d.jpg]

Large specimen of solid Brucite without matrix. Large radial crystal groups, larger and thicker than most. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. Medium yellow color, translucent, thick and sturdy.


K427 - Rhodolite gemstone $ 350
Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427a.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427b.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427c.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427e.jpg]

Well saturated red Rhodolite garnet gemstone weighing 4.14 carats. I bought this from gem dealer Rick Kennedy about 20 years ago for about $250.


K662 - Ettringite $ 150
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662d.jpg]

Single, well terminated crystal of bright yellow Etringite.


K661 - Gaudefroyite $ 100
Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


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Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661a.jpg] Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661b.jpg] Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661c.jpg]

Stout single crystal. Well terminated, larger than most.


K677 - Pyromorphite $ 300
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677d.jpg]

Bright yellow/green crystals of Pyromorphite. Fine undamaged curving crystals over a 'matrix' of orange arsenian Pyromorphite.


K655 - Alanite $ 125
Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.2 cm


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Alanite from Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/K655a.jpg] Alanite from Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/K655b.jpg] Alanite from Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/K655c.jpg]

Well formed single Allanite crystal. This locality is best known for it's twinned Smokey Quartz crystals, but it also produced these fine quality Allanite crystals.


K669 - Azurite $ 240
Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669a.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669b.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669c.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669d.jpg]

Quality single rosette cluster of Azurite crystals, good all around.


K746 - Mimetite $ 300
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746c.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746d.jpg]

High quality, glassy crystals with a rich golden color. A couple of damaged crystals otherwise nothing but fiery bright perfection.


K743 - Prehnite after Anhydrite $ 175
Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743a.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743b.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743c.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743d.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743.mp4]

Velvety green Prehnite that formed over (now gone) Anhydrite crystals, leaving this rare and wonderful specimen. Transluscent and undamaged. The inside shows the flat, smooth surfaces of the former Anhydrite crystals.


K706 - Calcite on Ferberite $ 225
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


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Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/K706a.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/K706b.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/K706c.jpg]

Well formed single Ferberite crystal with attached Calcite crystals. Perfectly terminated and undamaged with an irridecent sheen on the termination faces. This is an old piece I've had in my collection for about 25 years.


K698 - Wulfenite with Mimetite $ 375
Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698a.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698b.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698c.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698d.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698e.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698f.jpg]

Golden yellow Wulfenite crystals to 1.7cm with small spherical Mimetite crystal groupss, good all around.


K712 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 225
Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712d.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystals clearly evident. Smithsonite also covers the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite.
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