Selected Specimens

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K740 - Fluorite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 36232)
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 (=~ ¥ 7764)
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 (=~ ¥ 18634)
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 (=~ ¥ 28468)
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 (=~ ¥ 12940)
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 (=~ ¥ 15528)
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 (=~ ¥ 15528)
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 (=~ ¥ 20704)
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 (=~ ¥ 18634)
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 (=~ ¥ 14493)
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 (=~ ¥ 18116)
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 (=~ ¥ 25880)
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.


K835 - Tanzanite $ 425 (=~ ¥ 43996)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K835a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K835b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K835c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K835d.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K835e.jpg]

Double-terminated bi-colored Tanzanite crystal, blue/purple with yellow tips on each end. Clean and undamaged.


K797 - Spinel $ 225 (=~ ¥ 23292)
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K797a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K797b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K797c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K797d.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K797e.jpg]

Pink Spinel from Mahenge is world famous for incredible faceted gemstones and much of what is found is used for gems. This is an uncommon, nearly complete octahedral crystal with just a small amount of chipping on one tip, otherwise undamaged and lustrous all around. Weighs 13.37 grams.


K800 - Spinel $ 275 (=~ ¥ 28468)
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K800a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K800b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K800c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K800d.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K800e.jpg]

Intergrown cluster of 4 red/pink Spinels. Spinel from Mahenge is world famous for incredible faceted gemstones and much of what is found is used for gems. This is good cluster of octahedral crystals with just a small amount of chipping. Largest crystal is 1.8cm.
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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
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

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