Selected Specimens

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D662 - Mimetite with Calcite $ 150 (=~ € 123)
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D662a.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D662b.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D662c.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D662d.jpg]

Specimen of yellow Mimetite with clear rhombs of Calcite. From a recent find in Santa Eulalia it's in a great condition with crystals on both sides. On one side the Mimetite is atop the Calcite, the other side has much more Calcite with Mimetite both on top and beneath the Calcite.


D661 - Mimetite with Calcite $ 80 (=~ € 66)
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D661a.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D661b.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D661c.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D661d.jpg]

Specimen of yellow Mimetite with clear rhombs of Calcite. From a recent find in Santa Eulalia it's in a great condition with crystals on both sides.


D675 - Mimetite with Calcite $ 220 (=~ € 181)
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm


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Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D675a.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D675b.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D675c.jpg]

Specimen of yellow Mimetite with attached clear rhombs of Calcite. A very thin, flat matrix with botryoidal Mimetite with a few attached clear Calcites on front, and Calcite crystals on back. From a recent find in Santa Eulalia.


D660 - Mimetite with Calcite $ 120 (=~ € 99)
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D660a.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D660b.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D660c.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D660d.jpg]

Specimen of yellow Mimetite with attached clear rhombs of Calcite. Mound-shaped specimen with satiny, botryoidal Mimetite and a few attached clear Calcites. From a recent find in Santa Eulalia.


V133 - Diaspore $ 350 (=~ € 287)
Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm


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Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v133a.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v133b.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v133c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Pinarcik, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on one 'arm' with a more typical etched termination on the other. Complete and undamaged with a perfect point on the bottom. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


V137 - Diaspore $ 250 (=~ € 205)
Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 0.3 cm


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Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v137a.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v137b.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Pinarcik, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms' with a small point of contact at the bottom tip. Complete and undamaged, though there are some small irregular growth surfaces on teh back faces that hardly distract in person. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


CT152 - Dioptase $ 75 (=~ € 62)
Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 0.8 cm


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Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT152a.jpg] Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT152b.jpg] Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT152c.jpg]

Bright, vitreous acicular crystals of Diotase covering the top surface. The crystals are elongated, transparent, and stand up off the matrix. Great color!


CT171 - Wulfenite $ 60 (=~ € 49)
Hull Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Wulfenite from Hull Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT171a.jpg] Wulfenite from Hull Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT171b.jpg] Wulfenite from Hull Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT171c.jpg]

Thick, tabular orange Wulfenite crystals to 2mm on matrix, their form reminiscent of tiny Los Lamentos crystals. Old specimen from a rare and hard to obtain locality.


CT167 - Uvite with Magnesite $ 120 (=~ € 99)
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Uvite with Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT167a.jpg] Uvite with Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT167b.jpg] Uvite with Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT167c.jpg] Uvite with Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT167d.jpg]

Bright and lustrous green Uvite crystals (a Tourmaline species) associated with white Magnesite crystals. Undamaged specimen with partially transparent Uvites to 1.2cm in size.


CT159 - Rose Quartz scepter $ 125 (=~ € 103)
Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 1 cm


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Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159a.jpg] Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159b.jpg] Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159d.jpg] Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159e.jpg]

Pink Rose Quartz scepter head over a white Quartz stalk. This is an unusual one and the old label calls it a 'Hopper scepter' as it is somewhat cup-shaped. The Rose Quartz is also totally transparent which is uncommon and Rose Quartz is more typically only translucent. Neat, undamaged specimen.


CT191 - Rutile, Hematite on Quartz $ 150 (=~ € 123)
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm


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Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191a.jpg] Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191b.jpg] Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191c.jpg] Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191d.jpg]

Golden Rutile and Hematite attached tot eh front of a clear Quartz crystal. The Quartz has both attached and included Rutile.


CT180 - Leucite $ 75 (=~ € 62)
Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180a.jpg] Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180b.jpg] Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180c.jpg] Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180d.jpg]

A sharp and complete 1.3cm Leucite crystal in matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham acquired in 1997 from Wolfgang Heller.


CT222 - Hydromagnesite, Artinite $ 125 (=~ € 103)
Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1 cm


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Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222a.jpg] Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222b.jpg] Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222c.jpg] Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222d.jpg]

White hemispheres of Hydromagnesite and acicular sprays of Artinite that contrast well against a green matrix. Old specimen likely from the 1960s.


CT243 - Diaboleite, Caledonite $ 125 (=~ € 103)
Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Diaboleite, Caledonite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT243a.jpg] Diaboleite, Caledonite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT243b.jpg] Diaboleite, Caledonite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT243c.jpg]

Small cluster of Diaboleite and Caledonite crystals. Old spceimn mounted in a plastic box.


CT229 - Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz $ 125 (=~ € 103)
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT229a.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT229b.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT229c.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT229d.jpg]

12 mirror lustrous cubes of Bixbyite to 3mm grown atop a 1cm pseudomorph of Hematite after Garnet, all grown atop a gemmy Topaz crystal.

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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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