Selected Specimens

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C693 - Liddicoatite $ 2300
Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
miniature - 4.5 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm


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Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693c.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693d.jpg]

Thick single Liddicoatite crystal with lots of color variation as you move up the crystal, ending in a transparent, colorless 'Achroite' termination. In excellent condition with perfect, glassy termination faces and just a small bit of edge wear on one edge near the base, otherwise complete all around and undamaged. Weighs 50.76 grams.


C694 - Dolomite with Hematite $ 950
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694a.jpg] Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694b.jpg] Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694c.jpg]

Water clear Dolomite crystal with included and attached silvery blades of Hematite. The Brumado mine is best known for Uvite and Magnesite but also produces other really interesting pieces such as pink Topaz, Emeralds, and superb Dolomite. The large Dolomite is twinned and tabular, with the smaller crytals at the base a mixture of both untwinned rhombs and tabular twins. Showy and lustrous, complete all around. The right side is smooth and lustrous but appears to be a cleavage face. Comes mounted on a Lucite stand. Unusual, aesthetic specimen!


C695 - Copper $ 3500
Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 8.7 x 6 x 3 cm


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Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695a.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695b.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695c.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695d.jpg]

Cluster of large, well formed Copper crystals with good patina in colors of reds to browns. Undamaged.


C698 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.3 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698d.jpg]

Classic Paprok Tourmaline in colors of pink and greens. Good transparency and overall brightness. Undamaged with attached lepidolite. Weighs 14.84 grams.


C702 - Fluorite $ 550
Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
cabinet - 11 x 7.5 x 6 cm


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Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702a.jpg] Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702b.jpg] Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702c.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Fluorite cubes to 3.5cm on the diagonal. Clean and undamaged with good color.


C704 - Clinoatacamite with Calcite $ 1250
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704c.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704d.jpg]

Large and especially fine quality Clinoatacamite crystals with white Calcite over a layer of Malachite. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens, and this is a good one. The crystals are all pristine. They were protected by a layer of Selenite that I dissolved away, leaving these perfect crystals. Individual crystals reach 1.3cm wide. The Lily Mine is now closed.


J571 - Azurite $ 350
Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571a.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571b.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571c.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571d.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571e.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571f.jpg]

Fine floater cluster of Azurite crystals with a good, bright blue color (not too dark or black). Complete all around and undamaged.


J497 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497d.jpg]

Glassy green Tsavorite crystals on Graphite. The largest Tsavorite is 9mm wide and undamaged.


J512 - Fluorite with Barite $ 400
Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm


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Fluorite with Barite from Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J512a.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J512b.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J512c.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J512d.jpg]

Translucent to transparent Fluorite crystals with distinct grey phantoms. This is an undamaged floater with cream colored Barite crystals attached to the backside. This is a self collected specimen and the single best piece from a large pocket I found there approximately 15 years ago.


J561 - Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite $ 350
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561d.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561e.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561f.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561g.jpg]

Attractive and classic Yaogangxian specimen consisting of a large doubly-terminated Quarz crystal, cubic purple Fluorite, yellow/green Muscovite, and tan Scheelite crystals. It's nearly a floater with a small point of contact at the base, otherwise complete all around and undamaged.


J564 - Enargite $ 265
Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Enargite from Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J564a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J564b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J564c.jpg]

Lustrous Enargite crystals cover the top surface of a Pyrite and Enargite matrix. Comes with two old labels that indicate it was formerly in the James Manchester collection (1871-1948).


J621 - Brucite $ 225
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J621a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J621b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J621c.jpg]

Large, solid radial mass of Brucite on matrix. This is an uncommon example well crystallized all around, characteristic of open pocket growth and not growth in tight, contacted seams as are most. Translucent, thick and sturdy. Undamaged.


J526 - Wulfenite $ 300
Mezica Mines, Carinthia Region, Slovenia
cabinet - 9.5 x 9 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Mezica Mines, Carinthia Region, Slovenia [db_pics/pics/J526a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mezica Mines, Carinthia Region, Slovenia [db_pics/pics/J526b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mezica Mines, Carinthia Region, Slovenia [db_pics/pics/J526c.jpg] Wulfenite from Mezica Mines, Carinthia Region, Slovenia [db_pics/pics/J526d.jpg]

Good coverage of yellow/orange dipyramidal Wulfenite crystals on a light colored matrix.


J527 - Vivianite $ 450
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
cabinet - 10 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/J527a.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/J527b.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/J527c.jpg] Vivianite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/J527d.jpg]

Translucent purple Vivianite crystals to 3cm on a white Quartz matrix. These are old USA classics found in the 1960s and only turn up as old collections get dispersed. To my knowledge they are the only purple Vivianites found anywhere.


J272 - Spessartine gemstone $ 190
Namibia (?)
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


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Spessartine gemstone from Namibia (?) [db_pics/pics/J272a.jpg] Spessartine gemstone from Namibia (?) [db_pics/pics/J272b.jpg] Spessartine gemstone from Namibia (?) [db_pics/pics/J272c.jpg] Spessartine gemstone from Namibia (?) [db_pics/pics/J272d.jpg]

6mm round Spessartine gemstone weighing 1.65 carats. The old label from 2003 calls it 'Mandarin Garnet' and shows of price of $100. Great color!
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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143

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