Selected Specimens

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D472 - Enargite $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 191)
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472c.jpg]

Cluster of silvery black Enargite crystals with high metallic luster.


D486 - Galena with Quartz $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 183)
Butte Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486a.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486b.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486c.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486d.jpg]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals (some skeletal!) associated with Quartz crystals. This came out of an old collection without a label, but have "Butte Co." writtn on the back. It's possibly from the Surcease gold mine. Neat and unusual piece for a California collector.


D487 - Galena $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 183)
Iowa, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487a.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487b.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487c.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487d.jpg]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals from Iowa! A nice stack of cubes. This came out of an old collection with the only 'Iowa' as the locality. Neat and unusual piece for an Iowa mineral collector.


M349 - Azurite $ 225 (=~ AUS$ 343)
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349a.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349b.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349c.jpg]

Rosette formations of bright 'electric' blue Azurite crystals on matrix. Stunning and uncommon Arizona thumbnail. There are a couple small spheres of Malachite also present.


D482 - Amethyst $ 375 (=~ AUS$ 572)
Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa
cabinet - 12 x 8.5 x 5 cm


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Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482a.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482c.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482d.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482e.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482g.jpg]

Lustrous Amethyst Quartz crystals with two separate generations of growth. The first generation has large Amethyst crystals measuring to about 4cm thick, with the later generation being overgrowths of smaller crystals coating the sides of the larger crystals. These are known as 'Cactus Quartz' and this is a large sized example. Very clean with no significant damage, all the tips are perfect, just a bit of chipping/contact near the base. Complete all around.


D500 - Emerald $ 270 (=~ AUS$ 412)
Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500a.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500b.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500c.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent hexagonal Emerald crystal with a good, flat termination. Deeper green color inthe lower half, grading up to a light green termination. Complete and undamaged.


D456 - Proustite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 686)
unknown
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456a.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456b.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456c.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456d.jpg]

A 1.2cm cluster of thick Proustite crystals on matrix. I bought this as part of an old collection and it unfortunately came without a label or locality information.  I can only guess it is German. Chunky crystals with good red color. Undamaged and valued at $500.


M893 - Ilvaite $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 191)
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.4 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M893a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M893d.jpg]

Glossy black Ilvaite crystal with an undamaged, chisel-tipped termination. Complete all around.


D597 - Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper $ 950 (=~ AUS$ 1449)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597a.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597b.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597c.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597d.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597e.jpg]

Gem Cerussite crystals and Rosasite over a mass of crystalline Copper. This is one of the special Tsumeb specimens that really amaze.  A floater with good crystals on all sides, small but choice. Ex. Jim Parrish and Norm Dawson collections with labels.


D574 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 475 (=~ AUS$ 724)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574d.jpg]

Crystals of Tsavorite and Diopside on Graphite. The crystals formed in a vug on massive Graphite with crystals of Graphite present lining the vug. The main Tsavorite is about 7mm and highly gemmy. Tsavorite is a chrome and vanadium rich variety of Grossular from East Africa and is one of the most valuable types of garnet found anywhere. This specimen was found at the Merelani Tanzanite mines and a fine example of some of minerals found at this locality.


D640 - Topaz on Bixbyite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 686)
Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Topaz on Bixbyite from Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D640a.jpg] Topaz on Bixbyite from Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D640b.jpg] Topaz on Bixbyite from Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D640c.jpg] Topaz on Bixbyite from Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D640d.jpg]

Floater specimen of 5 black cubic Bixbyite crystals with high luster intergrown with Topaz crystals. Largest Topaz is 1.9cm and double-terminated. Good all around.


D642 - Cuprian Adamite with Ferrilotharmeyerite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 610)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.7 x 2 x 2 cm


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Cuprian Adamite with Ferrilotharmeyerite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D642a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite with Ferrilotharmeyerite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D642b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite with Ferrilotharmeyerite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D642c.jpg] Cuprian Adamite with Ferrilotharmeyerite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D642d.jpg]

Colorful Tsumeb classic with sharp crystals to 5mm wide on the terminations. Undamaged.


D647 - Mimetite $ 275 (=~ AUS$ 419)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D647a.jpg] Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D647b.jpg] Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D647c.jpg]

Good sized specimen of Limonite with the top covered by thick masses of green to yellow colored Mimetite.


D656 - Mimetite with Calcite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 534) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175 (=~ AUS$ 267)
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
large cabinet - 19 x 9 x 3.5 cm


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Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D656a.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D656b.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D656c.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D656d.jpg]

Large specimen of yellow Mimetite on clear rhombs of Calcite. From a recent find in Santa Eulalia, it's in a great condition with just a couple points of contact, really very minor for a specimen this size.


D662 - Mimetite with Calcite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 229)
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D662a.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D662b.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D662c.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D662d.jpg]

Specimen of yellow Mimetite with clear rhombs of Calcite. From a recent find in Santa Eulalia it's in a great condition with crystals on both sides. On one side the Mimetite is atop the Calcite, the other side has much more Calcite with Mimetite both on top and beneath the Calcite.
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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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