Selected Specimens

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K771 - Diopside $ 130 (=~ CAN$ 167)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K771aa.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K771ca.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K771da.jpg]

Sharp single Diopside crystal with excellent luster, transparency. Better than average color for such a transparent crystal, and undamaged, complete all around.


K788 - Tanzanite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 514)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.2 x 0.6 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K788aa.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K788ba.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K788da.jpg]

Sharp single Tanzanite crystal with excellent luster, good transparency. Purple/blue with a yellow zone at the top. Undamaged and complete all around.


K832 - Kulanite $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 360)
Stoneman Camp, Young Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


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Kulanite from Stoneman Camp, Young Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/K832a.jpg] Kulanite from Stoneman Camp, Young Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/K832b.jpg] Kulanite from Stoneman Camp, Young Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/K832c.jpg]

Exceptional specimen of the rare phosphate mineral Kulanite. These are often found as specimens with small drusy crystals. This specimen has a large isolated crystal/compound crystal (?) 1cm wide along with other smaller, isolated crystals. Out of an old collection.


K830 - Chalcocite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm


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Chalcocite from Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA [db_pics/pics/K830a.jpg] Chalcocite from Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA [db_pics/pics/K830b.jpg] Chalcocite from Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA [db_pics/pics/K830c.jpg]

Cluster of well formed Chalcocite crystals with a dark blue, irridescent color. Main crystal is 2.2cm in size.


K846 - Zircon $ 325 (=~ CAN$ 418)
Mozambique
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Zircon from Mozambique [db_pics/pics/K846a.jpg] Zircon from Mozambique [db_pics/pics/K846b.jpg] Zircon from Mozambique [db_pics/pics/K846c.jpg]

Large single Zircon crystal, complete all around and undamaged. These are fairly new and I've only seen a few of them so far. Weighs 78 grams.


K828 - Chrome Tourmaline with Quartz, Calcite $ 225 (=~ CAN$ 289)
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.7 x 1 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline with Quartz, Calcite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K828a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline with Quartz, Calcite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K828b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline with Quartz, Calcite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K828c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline with Quartz, Calcite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K828d.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline with Quartz, Calcite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K828e.jpg]

High quality, glassy 8mm Chrome Tourmaline (Dravite) on matrix. Small specimen, but a real jewel of a Tourmaline. Undamaged crystal that is transparent with great bright green color.


K838 - Brucite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
large cabinet - 16 x 11 x 4.5 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K838a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K838b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K838c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K838d.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K838e.jpg]

Large matrix Brucite specimen from recents finds of what is the world's best Brucite. These are currently abundant, but mostly as smaller specimens without matrix. Undamaged specimen with large, translucent clusters of Brucite.


K837 - Pyrite on Tetrahedrite $ 175 (=~ CAN$ 225)
Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Pyrite on Tetrahedrite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/K837a.jpg] Pyrite on Tetrahedrite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/K837b.jpg] Pyrite on Tetrahedrite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/K837c.jpg] Pyrite on Tetrahedrite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/K837d.jpg]

Cluster of Tetrahedrite crystals with coatings of Pyrite on select faces. Crystals reach 1.8cm on edge.


K831 - Grossular $ 40 (=~ CAN$ 51)
Los Gavilanes, Tecate, Baja Norte, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Grossular from Los Gavilanes, Tecate, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K831a.jpg] Grossular from Los Gavilanes, Tecate, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K831b.jpg] Grossular from Los Gavilanes, Tecate, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K831c.jpg] Grossular from Los Gavilanes, Tecate, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K831d.jpg]

Pink Grossular garnets on matrix from northern Baja California.


K956 - Fergusonite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Ishikawa, Japan
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


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Fergusonite from Ishikawa, Japan [db_pics/pics/K956a.jpg] Fergusonite from Ishikawa, Japan [db_pics/pics/K956b.jpg] Fergusonite from Ishikawa, Japan [db_pics/pics/K956c.jpg]

Well formed single crystal of Fergusonite, a rare Yttrium nobium oxide species. Single crystal complete all around and sharp for the species - a hard to find species in good crystals. A rare addtion to a thumbnail suite or Japanese collection.


K939 - Apophyllite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 450)
Rahuri, Maharashtra State, India
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Apophyllite from Rahuri, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/K939a.jpg] Apophyllite from Rahuri, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/K939b.jpg] Apophyllite from Rahuri, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/K939c.jpg] Apophyllite from Rahuri, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/K939.mp4]

Colorless Apophyllite that has overgrown another tan colored Zeolite to create a 'disco ball' formation. I remeber these were available once about 5-6 years ago and I've not seen them since, this one released recently from a private collection. Sparkly and undamaged.


K943 - Galena $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


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Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943a.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943b.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943c.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943d.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943e.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943f.jpg]

Single, somewhat rectangular crystal of Galena sitting upright on a small amount of matrix. Complete all around and more aesthetic than most.


K527 - Spessartine $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 835)
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K527a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K527b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K527c.jpg]

Complete 'citrus' orange Spessartine crystal from old finds in Tanzania. These were mostly found as partial or damaged crystals with perfect complete crystals such as this much less common. Equant form with very minimal edge wear, otherwise no damage. There are a few small areas of black Braunite inclusions, otherwise it's nothing but gemmy orange. These were often cut up into spectacular gemstones, and this one could cut a number of small gems.


K909 - Apatite with Chalcopyrite $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 161)
Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909a.jpg] Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909b.jpg] Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909c.jpg] Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909d.jpg] Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909e.jpg]

Two colorless Apatite crystals to 7mm associated with numerous Chalcopyrite crystals. Old specimen I've had for about 40 years.


K944 - Mimetite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 514)
Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


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Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944a.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944b.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944c.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944d.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944e.jpg]

Floater specimen of Mimetite crystals attached to the sides of a small shard of Limonite matrix. The Mimetite crystals are chunky and reach 8mm in diameter.
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