Selected Specimens

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C564 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 1200 (=~ £ 889)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.2 x 6 x 4 cm


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Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564c.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564d.jpg]

Color-zoned purple/blue Fluorite cube with 5 terminated Quartz crystals grown along the sides.Two small trivial nicks otherwise pristine. Wonderful transparency and aesthetics.


C567 - Calcite on Copper $ 180 (=~ £ 133) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90 (=~ £ 67)
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567a.jpg] Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567b.jpg] Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567c.jpg]

Small Calcite crystals atop crystalline Copper with good patina. Calcite and green Epidote on the backside.


C569 - Prehnite $ 150 (=~ £ 111)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c569a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c569b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c569c.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Such yellow Prehnites have come from Merelani sporadically over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big chunky crystals all over, nothing but great crystals sticking out in various directions. A good one for the find.


C570 - Prehnite $ 300 (=~ £ 222)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals on Graphite. Such yellow Prehnites have come from Merelani sporadically over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big chunky crystals all over in a tall mound shaped formation. There is some chipping present, but mostly nothing but great crystals sticking out 360 degrees in all directions. A good one for the find.


C571 - Carrollite $ 300 (=~ £ 222)
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c571a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c571b.jpg]

Exquisite jewel of a Carrollite set perfectly in rhombic white Calcite. The octahedron is 1.1cm in size, highly lustrous, and undamaged.


C572 - Apatite $ 500 (=~ £ 370)
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572d.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572e.jpg]

Large blue/green Apatite crystals on Quartz crystals with Siderite. The Apatite crystals are highly lustrous and reach 2cm in size. Undamaged.


C575 - Helvite $ 950 (=~ £ 704)
Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575a.jpg] Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575b.jpg] Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575c.jpg]

Pair of Helvite crystals on matrix from San Diego Co. There are 2 crystals, largest is 1cm on edge. These are rare for San Diego, or anywhere in California. Ex. Curtis Wilbur collection, and pictured on Mindat, photo number 638291.


SM123 - Tremolite $ 80 (=~ £ 59)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! A thich single crystal at the base that sprays out into multiple terminations as it rises up. The base is rehealed, making this a floater. Undamaged.


SM127 - Tremolite $ 120 (=~ £ 89)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.9 x 0.4 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! Well terminated, undamaged crystal with good transparency.


SM130 - Apatite $ 350 (=~ £ 259)
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130d.jpg]

Highly lustrous blue Apatite crystals with Muscovite. Main crystal is 2.2 x 1.8 cm and intergrown with a slightly smaller crystal. Slight edge chipping keeps the price way down compared too the overall beauty of the specimen and the price this would be if perfect. Glassy luster with large transparent areas.


SM132 - Apatite with Arsenopyrite $ 250 (=~ £ 185)
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Apatite with Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM132a.jpg] Apatite with Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM132b.jpg] Apatite with Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM132c.jpg]

Undamaged green Apatite crystals to 1.8 cm with bright metallic Arsenopyrite crystals. Undamaged.


SM133 - Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite $ 150 (=~ £ 111)
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.3 cm


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Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133a.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133b.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133c.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133d.jpg]

Transparent single Quartz crystal intergrown with Arsenopyrite and Ferberite at the base. Undamaged and highly transparent.


SM122 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 200 (=~ £ 148)
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 (=~ £ 148)
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 (=~ £ 333)
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.
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