Selected Specimens

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K738 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 600
Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738d.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738e.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Dongpo Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K738f.jpg]

Transparent light green Fluorite cubes with transparent wafer-like Calcite crystals. The quality of both the Fluorite and Calcite is remarkable. The best of a small lot I obtained years ago.


K737 - Torbernite $ 375
Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737a.jpg] Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737b.jpg] Torbernite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Kambove District, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/K737c.jpg]

Open vug filled with fibrous Malachite and large platy crystals of Torbernite. Other minerals present throughout the matrix.


K739 - Cinnabar $ 300
Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm


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Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739a.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739b.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/K739c.jpg]

Cluster of large, twinned Cinnabar crystals 2.2cm wide on Dolomite and Quartz crystals. Another small 'drill bit' twin is near the base.


K740 - Fluorite $ 350
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 3.7 x 3.4 x 2 cm


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Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740a.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740b.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740c.jpg] Fluorite from Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K740d.jpg]

Cluster of transparent purple Fluorite crystals, a floater with no matrix. A little damage, slightly rehealed, along the right side, otherwise perfectly crystallized all around and the luster is like glass. Ex. Wolfgang Pohl collection.


K717 - Tsavorite on Diopside $ 75
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717a.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717b.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717c.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K717d.jpg]

Elongated groups of Tsavorite crystals intergrown with a glassy, terminated Diopside crystal. There are also small Pyrite crystals associated.


K653 - Ludlamite $ 180
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1 x 0.6 cm


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Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653a.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653b.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653c.jpg] Ludlamite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K653d.jpg]

Large single crystal on a tiny bit of matrix. Well terminated, translucent, and undamaged.


K718 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K718a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K718b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K718c.jpg]

High quality, glassy 1cm Tsavorite crystal with good color on a Graphite matrix. Undamaged crystal that is transparent. There are some shallow grooves on the surface caused by former Graphite crystals.


K660 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 125
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/K660a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/K660b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/K660c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/K660d.jpg]

Cluster of pink Mangano Calcite crystals from the famous Mashamba West Mine. Main crystal is thick and 1.1cm tall.


K665 - Galena (spinel twin) $ 150
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Galena (spinel twin) from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K665a.jpg] Galena (spinel twin) from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K665b.jpg] Galena (spinel twin) from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K665c.jpg]

Lustrous spinel-twinned Galena crystal. Galena is not commmon from Mapimi, and spinel-twins less so.


K667 - Cuprian Adamite $ 150
Laurium, Greece
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1 x 1 cm


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Cuprian Adamite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/K667a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/K667b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/K667c.jpg]

An 8mm hemispherical cluster of blue/green Smithsonite set in matrix.


K654 - Siegenite $ 200
Level 4, Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


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Siegenite from Level 4, Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K654a.jpg] Siegenite from Level 4, Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K654b.jpg] Siegenite from Level 4, Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K654c.jpg] Siegenite from Level 4, Buick Mine, Iron Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K654d.jpg]

Ten octahedral Siegenite crystals to 4mm on matrix of Marcasite. Siegenite is a rare cobalt nickel sulfide. High quality, aesthetic rare mineral.


K681 - Pyromorphite $ 180
Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K681a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K681b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K681c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K681d.jpg]

Nearly complete 1.1cm sphere of arsenian Pyromorphite atop a smaller partial sphere.


K674 - Pyromorphite $ 140
Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K674a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K674b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K674c.jpg]

Two nearly complete interconnected spheres of arsenian Pyromorphite.


K845 - Prehnite $ 175
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K845a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K845b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K845c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K845d.jpg]

Spherical cluster of green Prehnite with larger individual crystals that have grown out from the center. The backside is contacted with an attached partial Tanzanite crystal and there is Graphite on the base. The front and larger crystals are all undamaged. This greenish color is distinct and typical of 2018/2019 finds.


K827 - Apatite on Diopside (?) $ 250
Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


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Apatite on Diopside (?) from Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K827a.jpg] Apatite on Diopside (?) from Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K827b.jpg] Apatite on Diopside (?) from Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K827c.jpg] Apatite on Diopside (?) from Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K827d.jpg] Apatite on Diopside (?) from Chamkoroma, Dodoma Province, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K827.mp4]

A 2.4 terminated Apatite crystal attached to two terminated green crystals (possibly Diopside or other Pyroxene). This is relatively new material and the only aesthetic specimen that I saw of the material. The Apatite is translucent and gets transparent near the termination. There is also a small amount of transparent, colorless Hyalite Opal attached to the green crystals.

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