Selected Specimens

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SV305 - Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


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Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305a.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305b.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305c.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305d.jpg]

Elongated faden-like Tsavorite crystals on a matrix of Calcite crystals. This is an uncommon form of Tsavorite (Grossular) that are not often seen on matrix. There is a Diopside crystal and small Pyrite crystals in association. Great thumbnail from the Merelani Tanzanite mines.


ST268 - Pyromorphite $ 1250
Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268f.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268g.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268j.jpg]

Beautiful cluster of two generations of Pyromorphite. The first generation in comprised of larger orange crystals of arsenian Pyromorphite with crystals to 1.5cm upon which grew very bright, lustrous yellow to green Pyromorphite.


ST271 - Wulfenite $ 950
Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271a.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271b.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271c.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271d.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271e.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271f.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271.mp4]

Translucent, tabular orange Wulfenite crystals to 2.1cm in size on a dark matrix. A showy example of a less common style from this prolific locality.


ST270 - Adamite $ 1250
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5 x 3.3 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270c.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270d.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270f.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270.mp4]

Vivid yellow to yellow/green 'pinwheel' crystal clusters on Limonite. Beautiful color.


ST243 - Spinel $ 500
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 3.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243d.jpg]

An 1.5cm crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete, slightly elongated octahedron with good transparency.


ST245 - Spinel $ 400
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245c.jpg]

An 1.2cm crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete, slightly elongated octahedron with good transparency (like glass inside, you could cut gems).


ST278 - Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz $ 600 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 300
Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 6.5 cm


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Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278a.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278b.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278c.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278e.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278h.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278i.jpg]

Large double-terminated Quartz crystal with a variety of inclusions including blue Dumortierite and bladed crystals of Hematite. Purchased at the 2021 Tucson show from a large lot of recently mined Quartz from this locality, this was one of only two crystals available with these interesting banded clay (?) inclusions. There is a blue band of Dumortierite through the center with tan colored inclusions in one termination and black metallic Hematite in both terminations. There is a little bit of contacting from other crystals around the center but in good condition overall. Unusual Quartz for a Quartz collector.


ST226 - Lazulite $ 120
Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226a.jpg] Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226b.jpg] Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226c.jpg]

Sharp single crystal with good blue color and attached micro Pyrite.


ST282 - Woodhouseite $ 200
Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 6 cm


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Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282a.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282b.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282c.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282d.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282e.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282f.jpg]

Rich specimen with numerous crystals of the uncommon mineral Woodhouseite. The best crystal is a pristine yellow/tan crystal 4.5mm in size well protected in a vug.


ST240 - Kammererite $ 150
Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm


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Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240a.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240b.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240c.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240d.jpg]

Rare specimen of the chromium rich Clinochore varietal known as Kammererite. Main crystal is 5mm in size and present on a druse of smaller crystals.


ST150 - Smokey Quartz $ 150
Erongo Mtns., Namibia
small cabinet - 6.8 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150b.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150c.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150d.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST150e.jpg]

Cluster of 3 undamaged smokey Quartz crystals from a recent find in the Erongo Mountains. These new crystals have excellent phantoms near the terminations, and this specimen was the best quality and had the most aesthetic arrangement of crystals of any of the specimens I saw.


ST251 - Legrandite $ 600
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST251a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST251b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST251c.jpg]

Stout, complete single Legrandite crystal with good transparency. Well crystallized all around with a broad, flat termination. Lustrous undamaged crystal faces all around except for a couple small nicks on the backside.


ST249 - Pyrargyrite $ 250
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249c.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST249d.jpg]

Thumbnail sized specimen of Pyrargyrite crystals. These are sometimes refered to as 'ruby silver' due to silver in the chemical makeup of the species (a silver antimony sulfosalt) and the deep red coloration. Perfectly terminated classic barrel-shaped crystal.


CS104 - Silver (cubic crystals!) $ 350
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2 x 0.7 cm


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Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104a.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104b.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104c.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104d.jpg] Silver (cubic crystals!) from Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CS104e.jpg]

Cubic Silver crystals that grew on a sheet of solid Silver and have been exposed from white Calcite. Cubic Silver crystals are uncommon and these are superbly formed, sharp cubes of about 2mm in size.


ST257 - Legrandite $ 500
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST257a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST257b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST257c.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST257d.jpg]

Stout, complete single Legrandite crystal with areas of transparency. Well crystallized on front with glassy luster and good termination faces, though contacted along the backside.
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