Selected Specimens

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ST206 - Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 750 (=~ ¥ 111281)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
large cabinet - 15.5 x 14 x 5 cm


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Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206a.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206c.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206d.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206e.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206f.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The Kolwezite is partially coated by bright green Malachite in areas. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. Highly colorful and beautiful large display piece.


ST195 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 51931)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST195a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST195c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST195d.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST195e.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The main Kolwezite is a superb hemispherical group 9mm wide. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful,colorful display piece.


ST194 - Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 37094)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 4 cm


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Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194a.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194b.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194c.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194d.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194e.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194f.jpg]

Bladed crystal groups of green Malachite atop bright pink Cobaltoan Calcite. There are smaller deep emerald green crystal groups atop the bladed Malachite.


ST191 - Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 29675)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191a.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191c.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191d.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191e.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite one one side, and bright green Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite on the other side. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful,colorful display piece.


ST192 - Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz $ 300 (=~ ¥ 44513) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 150 (=~ ¥ 22256)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192d.jpg]

Unusual finger-like formations of pink Cobaltoan Calcite in a Quartz crystal lined vug. The individual crystal aggregates reach 8mm tall. There are so many neat and unusual minerals found in this part of the world and this certainly is one of them.


SV305 - Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside $ 200 (=~ ¥ 29675)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


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Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305a.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305b.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305c.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305d.jpg]

Elongated faden-like Tsavorite crystals on a matrix of Calcite crystals. This is an uncommon form of Tsavorite (Grossular) that are not often seen on matrix. There is a Diopside crystal and small Pyrite crystals in association. Great thumbnail from the Merelani Tanzanite mines.


ST271 - Wulfenite $ 950 (=~ ¥ 140957)
Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271a.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271b.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271c.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271d.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271e.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271f.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271.mp4]

Translucent, tabular orange Wulfenite crystals to 2.1cm in size on a dark matrix. A showy example of a less common style from this prolific locality.


ST270 - Adamite $ 1250 (=~ ¥ 185469)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5 x 3.3 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270c.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270d.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270f.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270.mp4]

Vivid yellow to yellow/green 'pinwheel' crystal clusters on Limonite. Beautiful color.


ST243 - Spinel $ 500 (=~ ¥ 74188)
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 3.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243d.jpg]

An 1.5cm crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete, slightly elongated octahedron with good transparency.


ST245 - Spinel $ 400 (=~ ¥ 59350)
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245c.jpg]

An 1.2cm crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete, slightly elongated octahedron with good transparency (like glass inside, you could cut gems).


ST282 - Woodhouseite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 29675)
Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 6 cm


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Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282a.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282b.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282c.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282d.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282e.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282f.jpg]

Rich specimen with numerous crystals of the uncommon mineral Woodhouseite. The best crystal is a pristine yellow/tan crystal 4.5mm in size well protected in a vug.


ST240 - Kammererite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 22256)
Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm


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Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240a.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240b.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240c.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240d.jpg]

Rare specimen of the chromium rich Clinochore varietal known as Kammererite. Main crystal is 5mm in size and present on a druse of smaller crystals.


ST150 - Smokey Quartz $ 150 (=~ ¥ 22256)
Erongo Mtns., Namibia
small cabinet - 6.8 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150b.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150c.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150d.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150e.jpg]

Cluster of 3 undamaged smokey Quartz crystals from a recent find in the Erongo Mountains. These new crystals have excellent phantoms near the terminations, and this specimen was the best quality and had the most aesthetic arrangement of crystals of any of the specimens I saw.


ST251 - Legrandite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 89025)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST251a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST251b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST251c.jpg]

Stout, complete single Legrandite crystal with good transparency. Well crystallized all around with a broad, flat termination. Lustrous undamaged crystal faces all around except for a couple small nicks on the backside.


ST249 - Pyrargyrite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 37094)
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249c.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249d.jpg]

Thumbnail sized specimen of Pyrargyrite crystals. These are sometimes refered to as 'ruby silver' due to silver in the chemical makeup of the species (a silver antimony sulfosalt) and the deep red coloration. Perfectly terminated classic barrel-shaped crystal.
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