Selected Specimens

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SM122 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 200
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122d.jpg]

Single crystal of Chrome Tourmaline, a vanadium rich Uvite/Dravite. Deep emerald green color and highly transluscent to transparent when backlit. Undamaged crystal 0f superb color!!!


C584 - Roweite, Olshanskyite $ 200
Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


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Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584a.jpg] Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584b.jpg] Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584c.jpg]

Crystals of brown Roweite and white Olshanskyite in crystal sizes and quality not seen before this find. Interestingly, the type locality for Roweite is Franklin, New Jersey, where only one specimen was found.


C585 - Clinoatacamite $ 450
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585c.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585d.jpg]

High quality specimen of Clinoatacamite crystal groups atop sparkling drusy Quartz crystals. Good isolated crystal groups of this rare species. The Lily Mine is now closed.


C586 - Brochantite on Cuprite $ 750
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


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Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586a.jpg] Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586b.jpg] Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586c.jpg] Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586d.jpg]

Thick crystal groups of green Brochanite atop Cuprite. Rare piece from Bisbee with unusually wide (to 7mm) crystal groups.


C588 - Carrollite $ 260
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c588a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c588b.jpg]

Highly lustrous Carrollite crystals to 7mm on matrix. From older finds out of an old collection.


C589 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 150
Kunar, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm


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Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589c.jpg]

Neat specimen of a double-terminated Kunzite crystal with a removable layer of Stilbite on one side. Stilbite is uncommon in pegmatites.


C590 - Tanzanite $ 375
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.9 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c590a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c590b.jpg]

Unusual Tanzanite crystal that is yellow in one direction and blue with yellow when viewed from the other direction. Complete and undamaged with great glassy luster. Weighs 18.9 carats.


C593 - Apatite on Siderite $ 650
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593a.jpg] Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593b.jpg] Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593c.jpg] Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593d.jpg]

Glassy 1.8cm Apatite crystal attached to a Siderite crystal that is dusted with Pyrite. The Apatie has a blueish lavender color, with a darker blue stipe down the center, and is undamaged.


C594 - Galena with Pyrrhottite $ 200
Dal'negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Galena with Pyrrhottite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c594a.jpg] Galena with Pyrrhottite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c594b.jpg] Galena with Pyrrhottite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c594c.jpg] Galena with Pyrrhottite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c594d.jpg]

Grey, spinel-twinned Galena crystals with bright, lustrous Pyrrhottite crystalsAssociated with minor amounts of Sphalerite and small Quartz crystals. Showy, undamaged specimen.


C597 - Azurite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 1.3 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597d.jpg]

Cluster of blue Azurite crystals with jagged edges in places, which is an uncommon style from Tsumeb. There is a small chip on the termination, otherwise good. Transluscent blue on edges when backlit. Ex. Russel Jones, Carl Acosta collections and previous price of $185.


SM153 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 450
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153d.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM153e.jpg]

Complete single 'Chrome Tourmaline', which is vanadium and chromium rich Dravite found in east Africa. Fine undamaged crystal with deep green color. Comes with a former dealer label showing a price of $750. 


SM158 - Bastnasite $ 150
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158a.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158b.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158c.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM158d.jpg]

Fine quality Bastnasite specimen composed of a cluster of undamaged crystals to 1.6cm in size. Translucent yellow/brown in color. Complete all around and undamaged.


SM171 - Eosphorite on Rose Quartz $ 300
Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171a.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171b.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171d.jpg]

Cluster of pink rose Quartz crystals with attached Eosphorite crystals. The specimen has particularly good, uniform and regular shaped Quartz crystals. The specimen detached in the pocket and there are Eosphorite crystals on both the front and back sides. Undamaged.


C600 - Cerussite on Barite $ 280
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600a.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600b.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600c.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600d.jpg]

Fine quality twinned yellow Cerussite crystal perfectly centered atop bladed pink Barite crystals. The Cerussite is perfect and undamaged with areas that are bright yellow and transparent. Comes with old labels from Bob Sullivan, Len Pisciotta, and Cliff Krueger. The Krueger label indicates it was bought for $60 on August 26, 1982.


C601 - Mottramite $ 250
Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


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Mottramite from Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c601a.jpg] Mottramite from Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c601b.jpg] Mottramite from Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c601c.jpg] Mottramite from Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c601d.jpg]

Large bubbly mass of Mottramite with areas of highly satiny surface luster. Undamaged with an old specimen number painted on the bottom and an old label showing a price of $250.

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