Selected Specimens

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J999 - Celestite on Sulfur $ 80 (=~ £ 59)
Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J999a.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J999b.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J999c.jpg]

White Clestite crystals on Sulfur. Main crystal is 2cm and double-terminated. Undamaged specimen.


K240 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 280 (=~ £ 207)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K240a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K240b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K240c.jpg]

Transparent Tsavorite crystals with Diopside on a matrix of solid Graphite. The Tsavorites are gemmy with great color, largest crystal is 5mm.


K242 - Tsavorite, Pyrite, Quartz, Diopside on Graphite $ 350 (=~ £ 259)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Tsavorite, Pyrite, Quartz, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K242a.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite, Quartz, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K242b.jpg] Tsavorite, Pyrite, Quartz, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K242c.jpg]

Wonderful and uncommon Merelani combo specimen with a 1.1cm double-terminated Quartz crystal, a 1cm Pyrite crystal, and small Tsavorite and Diopside crystals on a matrix of solid Graphite. Quartz crystals on Graphite are uncommon.


K247 - Prehnite $ 220 (=~ £ 163)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K247a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K247b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K247c.jpg]

Large, blocky crystals of bright lemon yellow Prehnite. Recent finds at Merelani have produced the best Prehnites found to date at the mines. With a small amount of attached Graphite on the back.


K248 - Prehnite $ 550 (=~ £ 408)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K248a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K248b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K248c.jpg]

Large, blocky crystals of yellow to greenish yellow Prehnite. Very clean - I found a small amount of chipping at the tip of one crystal, otherwise perfect and undamaged and very aesthetic cluster, complete all around. Well defined, distinct crystals. Recent finds at Merelani have produced the best Prehnites found to date at the mines. With a small amount of attached Graphite on the bottom.


K268 - Epidote $ 90 (=~ £ 67)
Rehoboth, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K268a.jpg] Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K268b.jpg] Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K268c.jpg]

Bright, glassy Epidote crystals from a less commonly seen locality. Translucent to transparent crystals.


K269 - Sulfohalite $ 140 (=~ £ 104)
Searles Lake, California
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269a.jpg] Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269b.jpg] Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269c.jpg]

This is as fine a Sulfohalite crystals as I've ever seen. Sharply formed with good yellow color and translucency. The bottom (sixth) point is incomplete but not damaged.


K286 - Cuprite $ 220 (=~ £ 163)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286a.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286b.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286c.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286d.jpg]

Sharp, well formed Cuprite crystals to 1.2cm wide.


K289 - Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite $ 650 (=~ £ 482)
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 13 x 9.0 x 6 cm


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Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289a.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289b.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289c.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289d.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289e.jpg]

Blue/green radial starburst formations of Aurichalcite, silvery blue Hemimorphite, green Smithsonite and more combine in a great combination specimen from the famous 79 Mine. It's both an interesting study piece and a colorful large display specimen.


K293 - Quartz $ 300 (=~ £ 222)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete with and relatively undamaged with just a couple tiny nicks. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K294 - Quartz $ 300 (=~ £ 222)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete with and relatively undamaged with just a couple tiny nicks. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K288 - Quartz $ 300 (=~ £ 222)
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 2 x 2 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288d.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288e.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey acoloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K292 - Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite $ 140 (=~ £ 104)
Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 3 cm


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Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292d.jpg]

Large deep red Sphalerite crystals on a chert matrix. What makes the specimen are the isolated, oriented Chalcopyrite crystals, primarily on the largest Sphalerite, that all reflect the light in the same direction when turned in the hand.


K395 - Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite $ 340 (=~ £ 252)
Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
large cabinet - 17 x 12.5 x 4.5 cm


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Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395d.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395e.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Galena with Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K395f.jpg]

Large specimen of cubic Galena coated by drusy Chalcopyrite and red Sphalerite crystals on a chert matrix. Large display specimen of a USA classic getting harder to find. Saw cut on back.


K297 - Spessartine $ 750 (=~ £ 556)
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K297d.jpg]

Bright citrus orange Spessartine crystal, complete all around. Equant form with gem zones. There is some natural small surface pits, but no damage. This is a good one, with minimal black inclusions that negatively affect most of these. The intensity of color and gem zones are even more apparent with backlighting. These are no longer being found. Weighs 20.7 grams.
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