Selected Specimens

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TU103 - Fluorite $ 250
2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia
miniature - 4 x 4 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from 2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu103a.jpg] Fluorite from 2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu103b.jpg] Fluorite from 2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu103c.jpg]

Cluster of transparent cubic Fluorite with purple phantoms. Excellent luster.


TU106 - Sphalerite on Quartz $ 450
Dal'Negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Sphalerite on Quartz from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu106a.jpg] Sphalerite on Quartz from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu106b.jpg] Sphalerite on Quartz from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu106c.jpg] Sphalerite on Quartz from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu106d.jpg]

Large 4cm wide cluster of Sphalerite intergrown with Quartz crystals with a Calcite attached to one side. Undamaged with great luster and quite showy.


TU114 - Topaz $ 2400
Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5.1 x 4.2 cm


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Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114a.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114b.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114c.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114d.jpg]

Large glassy Topaz crystal with typical wedge shaped termination and large termination faces. A complete crystal but with damage to left back face, otherwise complete and undamaged. Beautiful crystal.


TU122 - Stilbite $ 300
Nasik, India
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4 cm


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Stilbite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/tu122a.jpg] Stilbite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/tu122b.jpg] Stilbite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/TU122.mp4]

Bow-tie red Stilbite cluster on matrix from Nasik, India. Normally found in pink crystals, this red Stilbite is unusual in color and forms a 3.9cm cluster with another 1.9 cm individual crystal to the right side.  An uncommon looking, quality specimen that stands out from the thousands of Indian Stilbites.


NA628 - Manganoan Adamite $ 900
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 3 cm


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Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na628a.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na628b.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na628c.jpg]

Large, lustrous white and purple Adamite crystals. Purple Adamite crystals make some of the most rare and desirable specimens from Mapimi, and really from anywhere in the world. The crystals are undamaged and reach 3cm in length.


AF816 - Azurite $ 350
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm


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Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af816c.jpg]

Single Azurite crystal with lots of small side crystals. Good luster and undamaged.


D365 - Zircon $ 120
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D365a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D365b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D365c.jpg]

Single gemmy Zircon crystal with a nice wine red to red brown coloration. Complete all around and undamaged except for some slight edge chipping. Lustrous crystal faces with surface growth patterns, which is common with these crystals.


A318 - Lollingite on Scheelite $ 350
Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm


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Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318a.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318b.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a318c.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/A318d.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/A318e.jpg] Lollingite on Scheelite from Huanggangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/A318f.jpg]

A 4.5 cm white Scheelite crystal that is partially coated by Lollingite and also partially etched. A metallic silver-colored mineral (looks like Molybdenite) can be seen in the tip that formed as an epimorph of the Scheelite and was later covered by another layer of Scheelite. Unusual and interesting piece from recent finds in Inner Mongolia.


A322 - Elbaite with Beryl on Albite $ 1500
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3.6 cm


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Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322a.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322b.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322c.jpg] Elbaite with Beryl on Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a322d.jpg]

Fine, floater specimen of a spherical cluster of Albite bladed crystals with attached Elbaite and Beryl. The largest Elbaite is a double-terminated 4.3 cm crystal with a translucent sea green color. The Beryl is colorless and 2 cm wide. Fine and undamaged and good from all angles.


A328 - Aquamarine $ 180
Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam
miniature - 3.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a328a.jpg] Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a328b.jpg]

Highly transparent single Aqua crystal with great luster, undamaged.


A334 - Huelandite with Stilbite $ 800
Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Huelandite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/a334a.jpg] Huelandite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/a334b.jpg] Huelandite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/A334.mp4]

Fan-shaped cluster of purple Huelandite and bow-tie Silbite on a Quartz over Basalt matrix. The purple color is uncommon and the overall appearance is very good, and it's undamaged.


TS180 - Azurite $ 550
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts180c.jpg]

Sharp and lustrous Azurite crystal with a rare serrated habit. Tsumeb produced Azurite crystals in a wide range of habits, and this style is interesting and uncommon. The crystal is a uniform 5mm thick and a deep translucent blue when backit (see last photo). Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


TS181 - Cadmium Smithsonite $ 750 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 375
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181a.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181b.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts181c.jpg]

Golden yellow rhombs of Smithsonite to 1.2cm wide.


AF963 - Olmiite $ 1500
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963a.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963b.jpg] Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af963c.jpg]

Superb matrix specimen with two complete clusters of translucent Olmiite. This is a specimen I bought many years ago from Clive Quiet from the original find. Perfect and undamaged Olmiite clusters that look like a pair of gumdrops.


TS183 - Smithsonite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts183c.jpg]

Fine and lustrous crystals of pink Smithsonite. Some of the crystals have a grey/black coloration right along the very edges - people say this style looks as if a blow torch was passed over them.Good color and undamaged.
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