Selected Specimens

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K531 - Spessartine $ 275
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K531a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K531b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K531c.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good color and transparent gem zones. Very trivial edge wear, essentially undamaged.


K894 - Spessartine $ 275
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K894d.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good color. There is an area of black inclusions, but the large amount of transparent gem zones in the rest of the crystal more than makes of for it. Minor edge wear and a contact where it grew against another crystal, but complete and in overall good condition.


K390 - Spessartine $ 150
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K390a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K390b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K390c.jpg]

Complete single Spessartine crystal with great orange color. These are no longer being found or at least very seldomly found anymore. A great example with good color. There is an area of black inclusions, but the large amount of transparent gem zones in the rest of the crystal more than makes of for it. Minor edge wear and a bit of dammage to one face, but complete and in overall good condition.


D349 - Liddicoatite $ 650
Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
miniature - 4 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349c.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D349d.jpg]

Transparent single Liddicoatite crystal with a yellow/brown base grasing up to a more reddish brown at the termination. Complete all around and somewhat rectangular in cross-section. Unusual crystal weighing 31.5 grams.


D351 - Smokey Quartz on Feldspar $ 120
Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351a.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351b.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351c.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351d.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351e.jpg]

Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from a well known California locality. This is a great example out of an old collection. The Quartz is 2.5cm and transparent - much more so than average specimens from the locality, and in perfect condition. A fine quality specimen, especially for a California suite.


M791 - Tsavorite $ 125
Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791d.jpg]

Single Tsavorite crystal with good glassy luster a bright green coloration.


D294 - Tarnowitzite $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294a.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294b.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294c.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294d.jpg]

Pearlescent white Tarnowitzite crystals covering the top surface of matrix. A Tsumeb classic.


D442 - Liddicoatite $ 450
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 0.4 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cut parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind that shows areas of blue followed by a hot pink zone, and a orange/yellow transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 23.66 grams.


D462 - Quartz with inclusions $ 75
Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462a.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462b.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/D462c.jpg]

Black hydrocarbon inclusions inside a transparent, double-terminated Quartz crystal. Fine and undamaged. Prefessionally mounted in a perky box.


D472 - Enargite $ 125
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D472c.jpg]

Cluster of silvery black Enargite crystals with high metallic luster.


D486 - Galena with Quartz $ 120
Butte Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486a.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486b.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486c.jpg] Galena with Quartz from Butte Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D486d.jpg]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals (some skeletal!) associated with Quartz crystals. This came out of an old collection without a label, but have "Butte Co." writtn on the back. It's possibly from the Surcease gold mine. Neat and unusual piece for a California collector.


D487 - Galena $ 120
Iowa, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487a.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487b.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487c.jpg] Galena from Iowa, USA [db_pics/pics/D487d.jpg]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals from Iowa! A nice stack of cubes. This came out of an old collection with the only 'Iowa' as the locality. Neat and unusual piece for an Iowa mineral collector.


DS2 - Diaspore $ 500
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2c.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/DS2d.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms', complete and undamaged with a point of contact at the bottom of the V where it grew against the matrix. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M349 - Azurite $ 225
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349a.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349b.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M349c.jpg]

Rosette formations of bright 'electric' blue Azurite crystals on matrix. Stunning and uncommon Arizona thumbnail. There are a couple small spheres of Malachite also present.


D482 - Amethyst $ 375
Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa
cabinet - 12 x 8.5 x 5 cm


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Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482a.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482c.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482d.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482e.jpg] Amethyst from Guateng, Pretoria District, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D482g.jpg]

Lustrous Amethyst Quartz crystals with two separate generations of growth. The first generation has large Amethyst crystals measuring to about 4cm thick, with the later generation being overgrowths of smaller crystals on the larger crystals. These are known as 'Cactus Quartz' and this is a large sized example. Very clean with no significant damage, all the tips are perfect, just a bit of chipping/contact near the base. Complete all around.
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