Selected Specimens

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J455 - Prehnite $ 220
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.0 x 3.8 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455d.jpg]

Gemmy bright lemon yellow Prehnite in a spherical grouping with sharp ridges of crystals. A small amount of silver-gray Graphite can be seen on one side. The quality of the Prehnite is superb with big crystals extending out of the main group with good luster and very translucent. Only minor contact and cleaving in a few areas.


J680 - Calcite with Duftite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9.0 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680a.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680b.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680c.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j680d.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j680e.jpg]

Mound-shaped matrix covered by green Duftite and small Calcite crystals with groupings and single larger Calcites to 3.5cm. Minor chipping to some edges but in overall great condition and very showy from all angles, good from all sides. A very sculptural and attractive Calcite.


J419 - Smithsonite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of yellow Smithsonite crystals on matrix. Crystals reach 2cm in size. A good example of Tsumeb Smithsonite, considered teh world's best, and no longer being found.


TS254 - Azurite $ 1650
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254e.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254f.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts254g.jpg]

Divergent sprays of Azurite crystals on a bit of white matrix. These are the uncommon GEM Azurites from Tsumeb that show great color and transparency when backlit.  Good pointed termination on most crystals.  A few crystals have ragged, unterminated ends but these are natural and not damaged. A rare old treasure.


J693 - Quartz on Fluorite $ 180
Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 8.0 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J693a.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J693b.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J693c.jpg]

Yellow Fluorite cubes to 3.5cm on edge with attached clear Quartz crystals, so clear they practically dissappear on the surfaces of the Fluorite. Translucent to transparent with good color saturation.


J695 - Quartz on Fluorite $ 150
Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.0 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J695a.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J695b.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J695c.jpg]

Yellow Fluorite cubes to 2.4cm on edge with attached drusy Quartz crystals to selected surfaces of the Fluorite. Translucent to transparent with good color saturation.


J699 - Brookite in Quartz $ 200
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm


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Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J699a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J699b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J699c.jpg]

Bright and transparent Quartz crystal with inclusions of Brookite crystals. This is an excellent example with long Brookite crystals, some of which are fully included in the Quartz and others that partially extend out of the Quartz. The central Brookite extends from the base of the Quartz right up the middle to the very tip of the Quartz! The Quartz is also mostly recrystallized on the base. Great crystal!!


J713 - Stilbite $ 350
Maharashtras State, India
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 4 cm


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Stilbite from Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/J713a.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/J713b.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/J713c.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/J713d.jpg]

Double-terminated Stilbite on a matrix of drusy Quartz crystals. This is not your average Stilbite, with much better quality and presence than most. The crystal has a well saturated peach coloration and is 5.5cm tall with smaller crystals sticking out the sides. Stands up dramatically on the Quartz for great display. Good from all sides and undamaged. A really good one!!


J225 - Spessartine $ 65
Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J225a.jpg] Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J225b.jpg] Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J225c.jpg]

Faceted Spessartine gemstone. A 5mm round weighing 0.75 carats. Good orange color.


J273 - Spessartine $ 120
Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


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Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J273a.jpg] Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J273b.jpg] Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J273c.jpg]

Faceted Spessartine gemstone. A 6mm round weighing 1.25 carats. Good orange color.


J677 - Sanadine $ 150
Roc de Courlande, Puy de Dome, Auvergne, France
miniature - 5 x 4.3 x 2.8 cm


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Sanadine from Roc de Courlande, Puy de Dome, Auvergne, France [db_pics/pics/J677a.jpg] Sanadine from Roc de Courlande, Puy de Dome, Auvergne, France [db_pics/pics/J677b.jpg] Sanadine from Roc de Courlande, Puy de Dome, Auvergne, France [db_pics/pics/J677c.jpg]

Large Carlsbad-twinned Sanidine crystal from France. A species of Feldspar, this crystal out of an old collection and is complete all around and undamaged.


J676 - Sanadine $ 75
Roc de Courlande, Puy de Dome, Auvergne, France
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


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Sanadine from Roc de Courlande, Puy de Dome, Auvergne, France [db_pics/pics/J676a.jpg] Sanadine from Roc de Courlande, Puy de Dome, Auvergne, France [db_pics/pics/J676b.jpg] Sanadine from Roc de Courlande, Puy de Dome, Auvergne, France [db_pics/pics/J676c.jpg]

White Carlsbad-twinned Sanidine crystal from France. A species of Feldspar, this crystal out of an old collection and is complete all around and undamaged.


J667 - Orpiment $ 275
Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 3.5 cm


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Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J667a.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J667b.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J667c.jpg]

Good coverage of golden Orpiment crystals. The Twin Creeks Mine is a large open pit Gold mine in central Nevada. The Orpiment was found during Gold mining operations in the 1990s. In excellent condition.


J755 - Pyrargyrite $ 450
Peru
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Pyrargyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J755a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J755b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/J755c.jpg]

Cluster of dark red Pyrargyrite crystals. Main crystal is complete and 1.8cm wide.


J770 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 450
China
cabinet - 11 x 9 x 4 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770d.jpg]

Translucent green octahedrons of Fluorite on a Quartz crystal coated matrix. This is a floater well crystallized on all sides with no points of contact. In exceelent condition with damage to one crystal on the back and a small cleave on one crystal visible from the front, otherwise all are perfect, including the Quartz.
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