Selected Specimens

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J378 - Apophyllite on Stilbite $ 400 (=~ € 328)
Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India
large cabinet - 17 x 10 x 6 cm


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Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378a.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378b.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378c.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378d.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378e.jpg]

Gemmy green clusters of Apophyllite on white Stilbite from the famous 'Well Pocket' find. The crystals have good transparency and are undamaged. Large, showy specimen.


J376 - Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 750 (=~ € 616)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 7.5 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376d.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376e.jpg]

Lustrous metallic Arseonpyrite crystals with large Quartz crystals. This would be a great addition to a Yaogangxian or Chinese collection. Large, showy specimen.


J393 - Chabazite on Prehnite $ 275 (=~ € 226)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393a.jpg] Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393b.jpg] Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393c.jpg] Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393d.jpg]

Large translucent yellow Prehnite crystals with attached blue/grey Chabazite crystals. 


C691 - Wulfenite $ 1800 (=~ € 1478)
Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c691a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c691b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c691c.jpg]

Flat matrix with red/orange Wulfenite crystals to 2cm. Undamaged - I can't find a single chip on any of the crystals. Ex. Jelks collection.


C693 - Liddicoatite $ 2300 (=~ € 1888)
Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
miniature - 4.5 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm


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Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693c.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693d.jpg]

Thick single Liddicoatite crystal with lots of color variation as you move up the crystal, ending in a transparent, colorless 'Achroite' termination. In excellent condition with perfect, glassy termination faces and just a small bit of edge wear on one edge near the base, otherwise complete all around and undamaged. Weighs 50.76 grams.


C694 - Dolomite with Hematite $ 950 (=~ € 780)
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694a.jpg] Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694b.jpg] Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694c.jpg]

Water clear Dolomite crystal with included and attached silvery blades of Hematite. The Brumado mine is best known for Uvite and Magnesite but also produces other really interesting pieces such as pink Topaz, Emeralds, and superb Dolomite. The large Dolomite is twinned and tabular, with the smaller crytals at the base a mixture of both untwinned rhombs and tabular twins. Showy and lustrous, complete all around. The right side is smooth and lustrous but appears to be a cleavage face. Comes mounted on a Lucite stand. Unusual, aesthetic specimen!


C695 - Copper $ 3500 (=~ € 2874)
Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 8.7 x 6 x 3 cm


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Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695a.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695b.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695c.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695d.jpg]

Cluster of large, well formed Copper crystals with good patina in colors of reds to browns. Undamaged.


C698 - Tourmaline $ 1500 (=~ € 1232)
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.3 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698d.jpg]

Classic Paprok Tourmaline in colors of pink and greens. Good transparency and overall brightness. Undamaged with attached lepidolite. Weighs 14.84 grams.


C702 - Fluorite $ 550 (=~ € 452)
Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
cabinet - 11 x 7.5 x 6 cm


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Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702a.jpg] Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702b.jpg] Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702c.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Fluorite cubes to 3.5cm on the diagonal. Clean and undamaged with good color.


C703 - Quartz Gwindel $ 950 (=~ € 780)
Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703a.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703b.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703c.jpg]

Smokey Quartz gwindel with a well pronounced curve and very smooth, lustrous faces. Transparent with little to no internal cracks or veils. Undamaged with much better glassy luster than the photos indicate.


C704 - Clinoatacamite with Calcite $ 1250 (=~ € 1026)
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704c.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704d.jpg]

Large and especially fine quality Clinoatacamite crystals with white Calcite over a layer of Malachite. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens, and this is a good one. The crystals are all pristine. They were protected by a layer of Selenite that I dissolved away, leaving these perfect crystals. Individual crystals reach 1.3cm wide. The Lily Mine is now closed.


J571 - Azurite $ 350 (=~ € 287)
Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571a.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571b.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571c.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571d.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571e.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571f.jpg]

Fine floater cluster of Azurite crystals with a good, bright blue color (not too dark or black). Complete all around and undamaged.


J511 - Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite $ 225 (=~ € 185)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511d.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511e.jpg]

Colorful and interesting Merelani specimen with large Diopside crystals, cubes of Pyrite green Grossular (Tsavorite) all atop good crystals of Graphite. There is one broken Tsavorite otherwise this would be priced much higher. Nevertheless, it's really showy and at a great price.


J497 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 150 (=~ € 123)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497d.jpg]

Glassy green Tsavorite crystals on Graphite. The largest Tsavorite is 9mm wide and undamaged.


J506 - Spinel $ 400 (=~ € 328)
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.1 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J506a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J506b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J506c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J506d.jpg]

Complete octahedral Spinel crystal with sharp, glassy faces and good red color. Minor chipping on a couple points, but overall in excellent condition. Weighs 7.4 grams with small gem zones. One of the best I was able to get from the 2018 finds.
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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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