Selected Specimens

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K470 - Rose Quartz $ 450 (=~ ¥ 46584)
Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Rose Quartz from Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K470a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K470b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Pitorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K470c.jpg]

Cluster of well formed Rose Quartz crystals atop a partial white Quartz crystal. Comes with an old label showing a price of $350.


K363 - Quartz $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15528)
Himalaya Mtns., India
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363a.jpg] Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363b.jpg] Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363c.jpg]

Water-clear, colorless Quartz crystals from the Indian Himalayas. Slight chipping on one back termination face, otherwise perfect. Stands upright for display.


K462 - Prehnite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 46584)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K462a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K462b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K462c.jpg]

Grouping of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals with a slight amount of attached Graphite. Great color with large distinct crystals. There is also an attached crystal of whitish Chabazite. Slight chipping is present but overall in great condition and a very good one for Merelani Prehnite.


K362 - Brucite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31056)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4.9 x 2 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K362a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K362b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K362c.jpg]

Bright lemon yellow Brucite crystals from the original finds of a couple years ago. I looked through hundreds of specimens to find the brightest, most deeply saturated yellow specimens such as this. This specimen is solid Brucite and is well crystallized on both sides. The bright yellow Brucite formed as a second generation over a thin piece of white Brucite. These new specimens from Pakistan are world's best for the species.


K447 - Prehnite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15528)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K447a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K447b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K447c.jpg]

Intergrown rosettes of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals. Great color with large distinct crystals. Well crystallized all around and nearly a floater with just a small area contacted against Graphite. Slight chipping is present but overall in great condition and a very good one for Merelani Prehnite.


K458 - Prehnite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 25880)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458d.jpg]

Rosette of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals with an attached partial cluster. Solid Prehnite with a flat backside due to growth against Calcite. Main crystal cluster is 4.5cm wide.


K460 - Prehnite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15528)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K460a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K460b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K460c.jpg]

Clusters of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals. Solid Prehnite with a flat backside due to growth against Calcite. Quality, large crystals.


K449 - Prehnite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 20704)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K449a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K449b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K449c.jpg]

Clusters of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals. Solid Prehnite with a flat backside with a thin layer of attached Graphite. Good quality specimen with large distinct crystals.


J955 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 280 (=~ ¥ 28986)
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 12.5 x 10 x 7 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955e.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955f.jpg]

Large sulfide rich matrix with botryoidal Orpiment and red crystals of Hutchinsonite. 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 both the Orpiment and Hutchinsonite are present on two sides of this large display piece.


K158 - Brucite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 20704)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 13 x 8.5 x 3 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158d.jpg]

Large specimen of solid Brucite without matrix. Large radial crystal groups, larger and thicker than most. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. Medium yellow color, translucent, thick and sturdy.


K427 - Rhodolite gemstone $ 350 (=~ ¥ 36232)
Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427a.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427b.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427c.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427e.jpg]

Well saturated red Rhodolite garnet gemstone weighing 4.14 carats. I bought this from gem dealer Rick Kennedy about 20 years ago for about $250.


K590 - Pyrite $ 180 (=~ ¥ 18634)
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590a.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590b.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590d.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590e.jpg]

Intergrown cubes of lustrous Pyrite. Such clusters like this are much less common than single cubes. This one is composed of 5 intergrown cubes. Complete all around and undamaged.


K648 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15528)
Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648c.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystal clearly evident. Smaller individual Smithsonite crystals are scattered across the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite.


K676 - Brazilianite on Albite $ 240 (=~ ¥ 24845)
Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676a.jpg] Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676b.jpg] Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676c.jpg]

A 1.7cm double-terminated Brazilianite crystal well presented on Albite crystals with other smaller Brazilianites. Undamaged and aesthetic.


K662 - Ettringite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15528)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662d.jpg]

Single, well terminated crystal of bright yellow Etringite.
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