Selected Specimens

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AR57 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 1.8 cm


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Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57c.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57d.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR57e.jpg]

Dioptase crystals to 11mm on white Calcite crystals. Slight damage to the upper left crystal, otherwise undamaged specimen. Showy specimen with sharp terminated crystals which highlight the color contrast between the Dioptase and Calcite.


AR66 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 400
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66c.jpg]

Rich pink color Cobaltian Calcite crystals to 15mm in size. Although there are a couple bruised crystals, this is a high quality Cobaltian Calcite with bright color and translucent to transparent crystals.


AR70 - Topaz $ 800 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 400
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70a.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70b.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70c.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70d.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ar70e.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ar70f.jpg]

Large glassy blue Topaz crystal complete all around with etched faces and water-clear transparency. The crystal detached in the pocket and is naturally etched all around. Weighs approximately 79 grams.


J121 - Prehnite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J121a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J121b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J121c.jpg]

Well crystallized Prehnite from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly translucent with a greenish yellow color. Spherical form with quality large crystals. These recent Prehnites are the best ever found at the locality.


J122 - Prehnite $ 180
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J122a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J122b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J122c.jpg]

Well crystallized Prehnite from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly translucent with a greenish yellow color. Undamaged large crystals with Graphite attached on the backside. These recent Prehnites are the best ever found at the locality.


J123 - Prehnite $ 175
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J123a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J123b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J123c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J123d.jpg]

Well crystallized Prehnite from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Highly translucent with a greenish yellow color. Spherical cluster of large crystals with Graphite attached on the base. Large, transparent crystals stick out from the spherical mass of crystals. Some chipping but overall in great condition. These recent Prehnites are the best ever found at the locality.


J42 - Cuprite with Copper $ 300
Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 11.5 x 6.6 x 4.6 cm


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Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42d.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J42e.jpg]

An old-time specimen of deep red color Cuprite crystals and bronze color native Copper crystals. A bit of white color brecciated Quartz matrix still remains. Weight is just under 1lb at 14.1oz or 399 grams.


J48 - Rhodochrosite $ 260
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J48a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J48b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J48c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J48d.jpg]

A gemmy 'ball' of small Rhodochrosite crystals rests in the center of dark gray matrix. Two other areas also show Rhodochrosite crystals, but the center group is the main point of attraction. When seen with the aid of magnification, you will find dozens of millimeter size clear cubic Fluorite crystals in the matrix areas that host the Rhodochrosite.


J50 - Silver with Acanthite $ 250
Uchucchacua Mine, Peru
miniature - 3.7 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm


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Silver with Acanthite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J50a.jpg] Silver with Acanthite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J50b.jpg] Silver with Acanthite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J50c.jpg] Silver with Acanthite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J50d.jpg]

Silver wires and patches of native Silver with areas of Acanthite rising from a black sulfide rich matrix. Estimated length of the longest Silver wire is about 2cm. There are a number of good wires present. These are no longer being found.


J55 - Silver with Acanthite $ 250
Uchucchacua Mine, Peru
miniature - 4.4 x 3.8 x 3.3 cm


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Silver with Acanthite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J55a.jpg] Silver with Acanthite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J55b.jpg] Silver with Acanthite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J55c.jpg]

Multiple Silver wires and patches of native Silver with areas of Acanthite rising from a black sulfide rich matrix. Estimated length of the longest Silver wire is about 2.2cm. There are a number of good wires present. These are no longer being found.


J56 - Silver with Acanthite $ 200
Uchucchacua Mine, Peru
miniature - 3.8 x 3.6 x 2.3 cm


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Silver with Acanthite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J56a.jpg] Silver with Acanthite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J56b.jpg] Silver with Acanthite from Uchucchacua Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/J56c.jpg]

Silver wires and patches of native Silver with areas of Acanthite rising from a black sulfide rich matrix. The longest wire is very thick and has an estimated length of about 2.4cm if it were stretched out. There are a number of good wires present. These are no longer being found.


J64 - Axinite $ 220
Butte County, California
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm


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Axinite from Butte County, California [db_pics/pics/J64a.jpg] Axinite from Butte County, California [db_pics/pics/J64b.jpg] Axinite from Butte County, California [db_pics/pics/J64c.jpg]

A rare specimen from Butte County in California showing a cluster of bladed, light brown, Axinite crystals. The largest crystal has clear areas and is in very good condition with only a small amount of microscopic chipping. Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), in Minerals of California, notes an occurrence near the Feather River and Yankee Hill areas, but little else is known. Comes mounted in a 1.25-inch perky box with an original old faded label. A true rarity for the California collector and much better than photos.


J71 - Cerussite $ 280
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
miniature - 4.8 x 3.7 x 1.3 cm


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Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J71a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J71b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J71c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears they are from a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has flat, lustrous front and back faces and highly complex terminatation growth along the edges. Some minor damage to the bottom edges of this specimen.


J72 - Cerussite $ 350
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
miniature - 4.0 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm


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Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J72a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J72b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J72c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears they are from a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has flat, lustrous front and back faces and highly complex terminatation growth along the edges. The only visible contact on this specimen is minor chipping at the bottom near a small amount of wall matrix. Otherwise, near perfect.


J73 - Cerussite $ 220
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
miniature - 4.6 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm


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Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J73a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J73b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/J73c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears they are from a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has flat, lustrous front and back faces and highly complex terminatation growth along the edges. Minor damage to a few small areas difficult to see.
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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
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

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