Selected Specimens

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J810 - Feldspar var. Moonstone $ 800
Namalulu, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


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Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810a.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810b.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810c.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810d.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810e.jpg]

Blocky, grey/white Felspar crystals from a recent (and seemingly one time) find of crystallized moonstone from Tanzania. This is the single best specimen I've seen with both quality, well formed crystals and good color. The main crystal is 4.1cm wide and displays a satiny blue color across the end surfaces. This 'Schiller effect' is seen when you turn the crystal under lighting. Good color can be seen on a number of the other smaller crystals too. Moonstone crystals are rare!


J920 - Copper $ 750
Ajo, Arizona, USA
large cabinet - 32 x 13.5 x 1.2 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J920a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J920b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J920c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J920d.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J920e.jpg]

Massive Ajo Copper with a row of tall crystals to 13cm. This formed in a thin seam and has a uniform thickness throughout the specimen. This was in an old collection I bought and based on the other minerals in the collection, I estimate it's from the 1970s or 1980s.


J777 - Cuprite on Copper $ 200
unknown
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from unknown [db_pics/pics/J777a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from unknown [db_pics/pics/J777b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from unknown [db_pics/pics/J777c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from unknown [db_pics/pics/J777d.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from unknown [db_pics/pics/J777e.jpg]

Octahedral Cuprite crystals covering Copper. Out and collection with no locality given, and therefore priced low.


J772 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 225
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J772a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J772b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J772c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J772d.jpg]

Spherical crystal groups of orange Orpiment and red crystals of Hutchinsonite on matrix. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 7mm long.


J774 - Clinoatacamite $ 290
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J774a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J774b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J774c.jpg]

Selenite and Chrysocolla lined vug with large, robust crystals of dark green Clinoatacamite to 9mm. The Clinoatacamite is especially good on this one. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens. The Lily Mine is now closed.


J775 - Clinoatacamite $ 200
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 3.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775c.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775d.jpg]

Selenite and Chrysocolla lined vug with large, robust crystals of dark green Clinoatacamite. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens. The Lily Mine is now closed.


K110 - Axinite $ 150
Obira, Kyushu, Japan
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/k110a.jpg] Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/k110b.jpg] Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/k110c.jpg]

Dense clusters of bladed Axinite crystals to 1cm. Crystals are transparent to translucent.


J992 - Quartz $ 250
Tarentaise, Savoi, France
miniature - 4 x 2 x 1 cm


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Quartz from Tarentaise, Savoi, France [db_pics/pics/J992a.jpg] Quartz from Tarentaise, Savoi, France [db_pics/pics/J992b.jpg] Quartz from Tarentaise, Savoi, France [db_pics/pics/J992c.jpg] Quartz from Tarentaise, Savoi, France [db_pics/pics/J992d.jpg]

3 Quartz crystals from France, each with unusual form, exceptional luster, and transparency. They all appera to have faden lines. Out of an old collection.


J971 - Hutchinsonite with Pyrite $ 1250
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 2.5 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J971a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J971b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J971c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J971d.jpg]

Pyrite and red crystals of Hutchinsonite on matrix. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 8mm long and contrast nicely with the Pyrite. Undamaged with an even distribution of both species across the front face. About as nice a Hutchinsonite specimen as you could expect and the best one I've ever had.


J974 - Hutchinsonite with Pyrite $ 500
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J974a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J974b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J974c.jpg]

Pyrite and red crystals of Hutchinsonite on matrix. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 6mm long and contrast nicely with the Pyrite. Undamaged with an even distribution of both species across the front face. Top quality.


J995 - Ettringite $ 325
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J995a.jpg] Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J995b.jpg] Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J995c.jpg]

Water clear Calcite crystals and lemon yellow Ettringite crystals on a Manganite matrix.


K151 - Amethyst $ 650
Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151a.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151b.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151c.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151d.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151e.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151f.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151g.jpg]

This is a fantastic double-terminated Amethyst with smokey zones perched on a cluster of smaller Quartz crystals. The large DT crystal is 6cm and perfect without a single tiny nick. In fact the whole specimen is an undamaged floater crystallized all around. Comes with an on old Roberts Minerals label, which in my experience has always meant quality.


K131 - Quartz over Dioptase $ 350
Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131a.jpg] Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131b.jpg] Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131c.jpg] Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131d.jpg] Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131e.jpg]

Specimen of chunky Dioptase crystals partially coated by Quartz crystals. The specimen is almost solid Dioptase with some Plancheite or Shattuckite. This is an old specimen from the 1980s or 1990s.


K135 - Chalcocite $ 350
Redruth, Cornwall, England
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135a.jpg] Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135b.jpg] Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135c.jpg] Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135d.jpg]

Specimen of solid Chalcocite from the classic Cornwall locality. The Chalcocite grew in a narrow seam and where growth allowed, well formed striated crystals to 2cm formed.


K179 - Stibnite $ 150
Sulfur Bank Mine, Lake Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Stibnite from Sulfur Bank Mine, Lake Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/k179a.jpg] Stibnite from Sulfur Bank Mine, Lake Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/k179b.jpg] Stibnite from Sulfur Bank Mine, Lake Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/k179c.jpg] Stibnite from Sulfur Bank Mine, Lake Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/k179d.jpg] Stibnite from Sulfur Bank Mine, Lake Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/k179e.jpg]

Andesite matrix loaded with silvery needles of Stibnite crystals. From an old mercury and sulfur mine located on the banks of Clear Lake.
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109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
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