Selected Specimens

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C521 - Malachite after Azurite $ 400
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c521a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c521b.jpg]

Exceptionally sharp and well formed single crystals of Azurite that has been psuedomorphed to Malachite, though a small amount of the original azurite remains at the termination. There is good 'bulls-eye' patterning in the Malachite on a termination face.


C524 - Andradite with Diopside $ 350
Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524a.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524b.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524c.jpg]

Transluscent Andradite garnet crystals on Diopside. The Andradite crystals reach 9mm in size and are very sharply formed and transluscent amber colored. Fine quality specimen from a rare Arizona locality. Ex. Bruce Murphy collection.


C527 - Tourmaline $ 280
Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527a.jpg] Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527b.jpg] Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527c.jpg]

Small but colorful single Tourmaline crystal with alternating shades of pink and green. Weighs 5.4 grams.


C529 - Calcite with Barite $ 350
Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm


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Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529a.jpg] Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529b.jpg] Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529c.jpg] Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529d.jpg]

Elongated Calcite crysals associated with sky blue Barite crystals. This is an old specimen and though there are a couple missing Calcite crystals, it's in great condition overall and the main Calcite crystals are perfect and 3cm tall. The only one like it I've ever owned, and I only find one similar on Mindat.


C530 - Hematite $ 2800
Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 7 cm


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Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530a.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530b.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530c.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530d.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530e.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530f.jpg]

Large, chunky Hematite crystal with an uncommon psuedocubic form. Great luster with parallel surface striations. This is an old specimen from a collection dating back to the 60s and 70s. It came without precise locality information, but I suspect it is from the Casa de Pedra mine in Congonhas, Minas Gerais. It's complete all around with some indentations from other crystals on top near the back, but remarkably pristine with only a couple small nicks. Even the bottom is rehealed. Weighs 2 pounds and 14 ounces!


C531 - Grossular $ 490
Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.0 x 5.5 cm


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Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531a.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531b.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531c.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531d.jpg]

This is a large cluster of nothing but Grossular garnet crystals. The crystals are an amber/yellow color and transluscent to transparent. Average crystal size is about 5mm with some crystals approaching 1cm. A good sized cluster for the find. There are a few contacts but the majority is clean undamaged crystals. .


C533 - Stilbite $ 250
New South Wales, Australia
cabinet - 9.5 x 8 x 4.5 cm


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Stilbite from New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/c533a.jpg] Stilbite from New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/c533b.jpg] Stilbite from New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/c533c.jpg]

Isolated orange Stilbite crystals on a crystal coated matrix. Out of an old collection with specimen number affixed to the bottom.


C534 - Fluorite $ 850
Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Fluorite from Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c534a.jpg] Fluorite from Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c534b.jpg] Fluorite from Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c534c.jpg] Fluorite from Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c534d.jpg]

Two interpenetrating transparent Fluorite cubes with rich purple color. In great condition with good luster. Main crystal is 6.2cm on the diagonal.


C539 - Barite $ 350
Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France
cabinet - 12.5 x 7 x 6 cm


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Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539a.jpg] Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539b.jpg] Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539c.jpg] Barite from Les Malines, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie, France [db_pics/pics/c539d.jpg]

Snow-white Barite blades, with some amber colored, over a matrix coated by drusy Sphalerite.This is out of an old collection built in the 60s and 70s and no further locality information was available. Clean and undamaged, good from both sides.


C541 - Galena $ 400
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 7 cm


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Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541a.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541b.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541c.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri [db_pics/pics/c541d.jpg]

Large cubes of lustrous Galena crystals, to 5.2cm on the diagonal, on matrix associated with Chalcopyrite and Calcite crystals. Such specimens with good large crystals on matrix are no longer common.


C547 - Pyrite after ? $ 240
Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547a.jpg] Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547b.jpg] Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547c.jpg]

Elongated Pyrite groups that have replaced a previous mineral, possibly Calcite, on a matrix covered by Sphalerite. The base of one of the Pyrite crystal groups is visible and whatever was there before is all gone now - nothing but solid Pyrite. Bright, shiny luster and undamaged.


C551 - Ferberite with Quartz $ 325
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4 cm


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Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551a.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551b.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551c.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551d.jpg]

Well formed large Ferberite crystals associated wtih transparent Quartz crystals. There are also small purple Fluorite crystals, Muscovite, and Arsenopyrite present.


C552 - Quartz on Calcite (R) $ 175
Herkimer, New York, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552a.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552b.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552c.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552d.jpg]

Outstanding 3.6cm 'Herkimer Diamond' Quartz crystal on Calcite. Quartz on Calcite are uncommon for the locality, unfortunatley this one came off the Calcite and has been reattached. The Quartz crystal is very transparent and bright, high quality (way better than photos). There is a smaller Quartz attached to the Calcite crystal too.


C557 - Spinel $ 600 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 300
Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 8 cm


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Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557a.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557b.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557c.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557d.jpg]

Large 3cm black Spinel crystal on matrix with other smaller Spinel crystals. This is an old specimen from a collection from the 1960s and 70s, and unfortunately there was no  locality information available. I believe it to be from an old, lost locality in Riverside Co. It occurs with Chlorite and appears to have been partially etched from carbonate rock. It rates as a significant California Spinel. Undamaged.


C560 - Covellite $ 3800
Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 6 cm


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Covellite from Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c560a.jpg] Covellite from Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c560b.jpg] Covellite from Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c560c.jpg]

Irridescent blades of Covellite crystals in a few different areas on matrix. Ex. J.H. Marshall Jr. and Geary Murdock collections and comes with three old labels. One label indicates 'exceptionally well crystallized Covellite. One of the finest specimens I have ever seen from this locality'.
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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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