Selected Specimens

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M323 - Amethyst $ 65 (=~ CAN$ 84)
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M323a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M323b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M323c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M323d.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M323e.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of transparent Amethyst crystals. Undamaged.


M458 - Copper $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1 cm


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Copper from Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M458a.jpg] Copper from Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M458b.jpg] Copper from Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M458c.jpg]

Well formed, quality Copper crystals with a rich patina.


M457 - Galena with Calcite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457a.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457b.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457c.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457d.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457e.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457.mp4]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals with an attached honey-colored Calcite crystal. Old specimen from a classic USA locality.


M472 - Quartz $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 161)
Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472a.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472b.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472c.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472d.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472e.jpg]

Large crystals of pinish, more opaque Quartz with overgrowths of transparent Quartz. Undamaged.


M702 - Tsavorite $ 325 (=~ CAN$ 418)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702d.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with good color. Nearly a floater with a couple indentations, contacts with lustrous glassy faces. It's not perfect, but for the size and color it's a good value.


M703 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 325 (=~ CAN$ 418)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.4 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703d.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with good color. The main crystal is 2.5cm wide and displays great from the front with small Diopside crystals below. The backside (3rd photo) shows a dimpled surface from growth against Graphite crystals.


M704 - Tsavorite on Diopside $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


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Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M704a.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M704b.jpg]

Glassy 1.4cm single Tsavorite crystal with good color atop a white Diopside crystal. The Tsavorite has great color, luster and transparency. Dispalys great from teh front, contacted on the backside.


K927 - Azurite $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 161)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K927a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K927b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K927c.jpg]

Undamaged single crystal of Azurite that exhibits areas of bright 'electric' blue color. A floater, complete all around crystal from the watercourse pocket.


M559 - Galena $ 75 (=~ CAN$ 96)
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559a.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559b.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559c.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559d.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559e.jpg]

Though 'just' a Galena, it's a very good thumbnail specimen featuring a mirror lustrous 1.5cm Galena cube set in Galena and Pyrite. Undamaged and displays well.


M462 - Pyrite after Pyrhottite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462a.jpg] Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462b.jpg] Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462c.jpg] Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462d.jpg]

Thin blades of Pyrite that have psuedomorphed after Pyrhottite crystals. Bright and lustrous with a few small Quartz crystals associated.


M731 - Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731a.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731b.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731c.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731e.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731f.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731g.jpg]

Green Prehnite and tan Stilbite crystals on a cluster of Laumontite after Anhydrite crystals. Small Calcite crystals are also present. Well crystallized all around.


M663 - Enstatite $ 70 (=~ CAN$ 90)
Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.4 x 1 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M663a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M663b.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M663c.jpg]

Terminated single Enstatite crystal with medium rootbeer brown color and typical light etching. Gem quality Enstatite is uncommon.


M688 - Copper $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688a.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688b.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688c.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688d.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688.mp4]

Well formed, quality Copper crystals with a rich patina. Crystals on the right 'arm' are particularly sharp.


K913 - Azurite $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 154)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K913a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K913b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K913c.jpg]

Undamaged single crystal of Azurite that exhibits areas of bright 'electric' blue color. A floater, complete all around crystal from the watercourse pocket. Undamaged and perfect.


M765 - Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Huaron, Peru
cabinet - 10 x 10 x 6 cm


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Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765a.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765b.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765c.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765d.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765e.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765f.jpg]

Clusters of Pyrite cubes and Quartz crystals atop a matrix of solid crystalline Sphalerite. Aesthetic large specimen from the Tom Ellis collection.
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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

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