Selected Specimens

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ST472 - Dioptase $ 300
Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo
thumbnail - 2.2 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST472a.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST472b.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST472c.jpg]

Large, elongated single Dioptase crystal. Undamaged, transparent to translucent with attached white Calcite around the base. Exceptional single thumbnail Dioptase.


ST555 - Tourmaline $ 220
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 6.2 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST555a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST555c.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST555d.jpg]

Long, dark green but transparent single Tourmaline crystal from recent production at the famous St. Anne's mine in Zimbabwe. Tourmaline has been very rare from this mine historically, which has primarily targeted blue Topaz. Though dark, it is transparent facet grade throughout with a more greenish brown at the tip and a bright pure green over the rest of the crystal. Complete and undamaged and weighs 4.86 grams.


ST536 - Hematite with Quartz $ 600
Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Hematite with Quartz from Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST536a.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST536b.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST536d.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST536e.jpg]

Stunning Hematite and Quartz specimen from the Buckskin Mountains in Arizona. Mirror lustrous tabular crystals to over 1cm in size associated with clear Quartz crystals and white Albite.


ST546 - Sulfur in Selenite $ 1800
Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 4 cm


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Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546a.jpg] Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546b.jpg] Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546c.jpg] Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546e.jpg] Sulfur in Selenite from Maybee Quarry, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST546f.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Sulfur attached and fully included within transparent Gypsum var. Selenite. Sulfur inclusions in Selenite are uncommon and this is an excellent example. See the current issue of Mineralogical Record for an article on this locality.


ST543 - Galena on Calcite $ 200
Dal'Negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Galena on Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST543a.jpg] Galena on Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST543b.jpg] Galena on Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/ST543c.jpg]

Mirror lustrous Galena crystals with lenticular white Calcite. The Galena reach 3cm in size.


ST549 - Quartz Scepter $ 200
Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Quartz Scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST549a.jpg] Quartz Scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST549b.jpg] Quartz Scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST549c.jpg] Quartz Scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST549d.jpg] Quartz Scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST549e.jpg]

Smokey and Amethyst scepter with red Hematite inclusions on a colorless Quartz stem. High quality, complete crystal hand selected from hundreds.


ST558 - Quartz Scepter $ 300
Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Quartz Scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST558a.jpg] Quartz Scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST558b.jpg] Quartz Scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST558c.jpg] Quartz Scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST558d.jpg] Quartz Scepter from Chibuku Mine, Chiredzi mining district, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST558e.jpg]

Smokey and Amethyst scepter with red Hematite inclusions on a colorless Quartz stem. High quality, complete crystal hand selected from hundreds.


ST568 - Quartz $ 150
Mt. Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Quartz from Mt. Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST568a.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST568b.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST568e.jpg] Quartz from Mt. Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST568f.jpg]

Undamaged single Quartz crystal with a sharp triangular termination and a grey phantom near the tip. An excellent Marin Co. Quartz.


ST556 - Quartz $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST556a.jpg] Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST556b.jpg] Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST556f.jpg]

Thick, double-terminated Quartz crystal with a smaller single crystal rising up off one side. This crystal has a lot of character and reminds me a submarine for some reason. Complete all around and undamaged. Found at the Merelani Tanzanite mines.


ST569 - Calcite $ 800
Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
small cabinet - 6.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/ST569a.jpg] Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/ST569b.jpg] Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/ST569d.jpg] Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China [db_pics/pics/ST569f.jpg]

Large, double-terminated greenish yellow Calcite crystal. The crystal is internally transparent and nearly pristine. This is a crystal I've owned for about 20 years and was the best of a small lot available with one Chinese dealer at the Tucson mineral show.


ST566 - Quartz with inclusions $ 450
Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/ST566a.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/ST566b.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/ST566c.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/ST566g.jpg]

Double-terminated clear Quartz crystal with inclusions of graphite and moving bubbles inside water pockets (enhydros). This is a crystal I've owned for about 20 years and was the very best of a large lot of similar crystals purchased. There are bits of Graphite (some large to about 5mm) and bubbles moving everywhere when you turn it in hand, really loaded with movement, I estimate there are about 10 pockets with either a moving bubble or Graphite.


ST564 - Bournonite $ 1200
Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564d.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564e.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST564f.jpg]

Large 'cogwheels' or metallic grey Bournonite on matrix. Main crystal is 4cm wide a stands uprite perfectly for display. There are other smaller Bournonite crystals present along with small Tetrahedrite crystals.


ST589 - Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite $ 250
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 2.1 cm


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Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ST589a.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ST589b.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ST589d.jpg] Arsenopyrite, Quartz, Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ST589e.jpg]

Undamaged specimen of a transparent Quartz crystal and mica atop a bright, metallic cluster of Arsenopyrite crystals over a matrix of Stannite. Attractive, showy miniature.


ST585 - Fluorite with Galena $ 750
Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585a.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585b.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585c.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585e.jpg] Fluorite with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/ST585f.jpg]

Translucent to transparent purple Fluorite cubes intergrown with Galena cubes. The Fluorite has great glassy luster and really lights up in natural sunlight. Ex. A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum.


ST554 - Tourmaline $ 400
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
small cabinet - 7.2 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST554a.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST554b.jpg] Tourmaline from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST554d.jpg]

Long, dark green but transparent single Tourmaline crystal from recent production at the famous St. Anne's mine in Zimbabwe. Tourmaline has been very rare from this mine historically, which has primarily targeted blue Topaz. Though dark, it is transparent facet grade throughout with a more greenish brown at the tip and a bright pure green over the rest of the crystal. The crystal has a natural 'bend' near the base caused by natural fracturing and rehealing processes during the crytal's growth. Complete and undamaged and weighs 8.52 grams.
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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143

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