Selected Specimens

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K837 - Pyrite on Tetrahedrite $ 175 (=~ € 160)
Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca District, La Libertad, Peru
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Pyrite on Tetrahedrite from Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca District, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/K837a.jpg] Pyrite on Tetrahedrite from Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca District, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/K837b.jpg] Pyrite on Tetrahedrite from Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca District, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/K837c.jpg] Pyrite on Tetrahedrite from Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca District, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/K837d.jpg]

Cluster of Tetrahedrite crystals with coatings of Pyrite on select faces. Crystals reach 1.8cm on edge.


K956 - Fergusonite $ 250 (=~ € 228)
Ishikawa, Japan
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


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Fergusonite from Ishikawa, Japan [db_pics/pics/K956a.jpg] Fergusonite from Ishikawa, Japan [db_pics/pics/K956b.jpg] Fergusonite from Ishikawa, Japan [db_pics/pics/K956c.jpg]

Well formed single crystal of Fergusonite, a rare Yttrium nobium oxide species. Single crystal complete all around and sharp for the species - a hard to find species in good crystals. A rare addtion to a thumbnail suite or Japanese collection.


K939 - Apophyllite $ 350 (=~ € 320)
Rahuri, Maharashtra State, India
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Apophyllite from Rahuri, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/K939a.jpg] Apophyllite from Rahuri, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/K939b.jpg] Apophyllite from Rahuri, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/K939c.jpg] Apophyllite from Rahuri, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/K939.mp4]

Colorless Apophyllite that has overgrown another tan colored Zeolite to create a 'disco ball' formation. I remeber these were available once about 5-6 years ago and I've not seen them since, this one released recently from a private collection. Sparkly and undamaged.


K943 - Galena $ 200 (=~ € 183)
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


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Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943a.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943b.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943c.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943d.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943e.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943f.jpg]

Single, somewhat rectangular crystal of Galena sitting upright on a small amount of matrix. Complete all around and more aesthetic than most.


K527 - Spessartine $ 650 (=~ € 594)
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K527a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K527b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K527c.jpg]

Complete 'citrus' orange Spessartine crystal from old finds in Tanzania. These were mostly found as partial or damaged crystals with perfect complete crystals such as this much less common. Equant form with very minimal edge wear, otherwise no damage. There are a few small areas of black Braunite inclusions, otherwise it's nothing but gemmy orange. These were often cut up into spectacular gemstones, and this one could cut a number of small gems.


K909 - Apatite with Chalcopyrite $ 125 (=~ € 114)
Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909a.jpg] Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909b.jpg] Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909c.jpg] Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909d.jpg] Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909e.jpg]

Two colorless Apatite crystals to 7mm associated with numerous Chalcopyrite crystals. Old specimen I've had for about 40 years.


K944 - Mimetite $ 400 (=~ € 365)
Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


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Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944a.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944b.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944c.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944d.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944e.jpg]

Floater specimen of Mimetite crystals attached to the sides of a small shard of Limonite matrix. The Mimetite crystals are chunky and reach 8mm in diameter.


K134 - Copper $ 350 (=~ € 320)
Cliff Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Copper from Cliff Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k134a.jpg] Copper from Cliff Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k134b.jpg] Copper from Cliff Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k134c.jpg] Copper from Cliff Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k134d.jpg] Copper from Cliff Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k134e.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen with a good patina. Comes with an old Mike Bermann label.


AB104 - Copper after Azurite $ 300 (=~ € 274)
Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/ab104a.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/ab104b.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/ab104c.jpg]

Cluster of Azurite that has been completely replaced by Copper. Dominant main crystal with smaller crystals atttached to the front center. Complete on both sides with well defined, sharp edges and undamaged. A remarkable and fantastic specimen.


AB108 - Smithsonite $ 650 (=~ € 594)
Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe, Zambia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Smithsonite from Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/ab108a.jpg] Smithsonite from Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/ab108b.jpg] Smithsonite from Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/ab108c.jpg]

Two large, double-terminated Smithsonite crystals that display dramatically on matrix. This locality is not known for volumes of specimens but I have seen the occasional really interesting specimen from here over the years and this counts as one of them. The largest Smithsonite is 3.6cm wide and the specimen displays well from either side. There are unfortunately small cleaves on the tip of each crystal, but they don't ditract that much, especially when considering the rarity of the piece and the overall visual impact.


AB113 - Tanzanite $ 3000 (=~ € 2741)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 0.7 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab113a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab113b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab113c.jpg]

Stunning bi-color Tanzanite crystal of yellow over vivid purple/blue. This crystal has superb luster and unusually uniform shape, retaining an even 7mm thickness all the way from the base to the termination. There are two chips, including one on the back termination, but the sheer pizzaz and dramatic coloration greatly overcomes it, it's that pretty and unique. The best bi-color Tanzanite I've ever had. Weighs 13 grams.


K965 - Rhodochrosite $ 2800 (=~ € 2558)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K965a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K965b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K965c.jpg]

Crystals of translucent Rhodochroiste over a small bit of Manganite matrix. Undamaged.


K941 - Brucite $ 300 (=~ € 274)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 10 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K941a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K941b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K941c.jpg]

Large, thick somewhat pinwheel formation of translucent yellow Brucite on a bit of matrix from recent finds in Pakistan. Undamaged and good from both sides, this is a very thick formation. The Brucite is well crystallized all around, characteristic of open pocket growth and not growth in tight, contacted seams as are most. An excellent example that is just plain more massive than most.


M265 - Pyrite $ 180 (=~ € 164)
Butte, Montana, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Pyrite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/M265a.jpg] Pyrite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/M265b.jpg] Pyrite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/M265c.jpg] Pyrite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/M265d.jpg] Pyrite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/M265e.jpg]

Fine and unusual Pyrite with somewhat stepped, modified octahedral crystals forming a tringular, pyramid shaped specimen. Crystallzed all around and undamaged. From an old Pyrite collection built in the 1970s-80s.


M276 - Pyrite after Clam $ 150 (=~ € 137)
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Pyrite after Clam from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/M276a.jpg] Pyrite after Clam from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/M276b.jpg] Pyrite after Clam from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/M276c.jpg] Pyrite after Clam from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/M276d.jpg] Pyrite after Clam from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/M276e.jpg] Pyrite after Clam from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/M276f.jpg]

Pyrite crystals that have replaced a fossil clam. Uniform shape and undamaged. Crystallized all around. From an old Pyrite collection built in the 1970s-80s.
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37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156

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