Selected Specimens

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M981 - Galena with Sphalerite $ 75 (=~ € 62)
Joplin, Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Galena with Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M981a.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M981c.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M981d.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M981e.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M981g.jpg]

A 3cm crystal of cubic Galena on a thin piece of matrix covered on both sides by crystals of translucent red Sphalerite. The Sphalerite crystals reach 1.5cm in size. Undamaged.


M976 - Sphalerite var. Marmatite with Siderite $ 150 (=~ € 123)
Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.4 cm


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Sphalerite var. Marmatite with Siderite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M976a.jpg] Sphalerite var. Marmatite with Siderite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M976b.jpg] Sphalerite var. Marmatite with Siderite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M976c.jpg] Sphalerite var. Marmatite with Siderite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M976d.jpg] Sphalerite var. Marmatite with Siderite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M976e.jpg] Sphalerite var. Marmatite with Siderite from Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M976f.jpg]

Highly lustrous and bright crystals of Marmatite, an iron-rich variety of Sphalerite, with attached crystals of Siderite. The specimen is solid Marmatite without matrix. Undamaged.


D238 - Cinnabar $ 240 (=~ € 197)
Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


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Cinnabar from Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/D238a.jpg] Cinnabar from Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/D238b.jpg] Cinnabar from Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/D238c.jpg] Cinnabar from Chatian Mine, Fenghuang, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/D238d.jpg]

Single 'drill bit' twinned Cinnabar crystal set in Dolomite. The Cinnabar is 1.1cm and undamaged.


D236 - Scorodite $ 350 (=~ € 287)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 1.8 cm


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Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D236a.jpg] Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D236b.jpg] Scorodite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D236c.jpg]

Sharply formed, well isolated octahedral Scorodite crystals to 3mm, along with micro drusy Scorodite, on a Limonite matrix.


D234 - Amethyst on Quartz $ 150 (=~ € 123)
Swimming Pool Pocket, Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.7 cm


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Amethyst on Quartz from Swimming Pool Pocket, Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/D234a.jpg] Amethyst on Quartz from Swimming Pool Pocket, Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/D234b.jpg] Amethyst on Quartz from Swimming Pool Pocket, Jackson's Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/D234c.jpg]

My favorite Jackson's Crossroads specimens are those such as this one that feature a tight cluster of Amethyst atop smaller colorless Quartz crystals. A 2.5cm wide cluster of 6 Amethyst crystals, highly showy piece.


D239 - Azurite, Cerussite $ 225 (=~ € 185)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm


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Azurite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D239b.jpg] Azurite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D239c.jpg] Azurite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D239d.jpg] Azurite, Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D239e.jpg]

Crystals of Azurite and Cerussite on a matrix of crystalline Cerussite. The Azurite crystals are translucent when backlit. Additional green and yellow mineralization make it a colorful specimen.


D237 - Cubanite $ 425 (=~ € 349)
Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 3 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm


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Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/D237a.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/D237b.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/D237d.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/D237e.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/D237f.jpg]

Large single crystal of rare Cubanite from the world's best locality for the species. Bright, lustrous golden color wtih twinning striations evident on the front face. These are typically more coin-like in form, and at 1.2cm thick, it is much chunkier than most. Rare material from a closed locality dating back 25 years or more.


M897 - Ilvaite $ 200 (=~ € 164)
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M897a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M897b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M897c.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M897d.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M897e.jpg]

Glossy black cluster of Ilvaite crystals with typical chisel-shaped termination. Aesthetic specimen, especially as compared to most which are single crystals.


D276 - Neptunite $ 100 (=~ € 82)
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D276a.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D276b.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D276c.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D276d.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D276e.jpg]

Two Neptunite crystals to 15mm on a schist matrix. Both crystals are perfect, and the smaller crystal is doubly terminated.


D281 - Covellite $ 350 (=~ € 287)
Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.9 x 2.2 cm


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Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D281a.jpg] Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D281b.jpg] Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D281c.jpg] Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D281d.jpg] Covellite from Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D281e.jpg]

Thick crystal groups of irridecent Covellite. Can be displayed equally well from a number of directions.


D288 - Bertrandite $ 180 (=~ € 148) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90 (=~ € 74)
Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
miniature - 3.6 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm


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Bertrandite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/D288a.jpg] Bertrandite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/D288b.jpg] Bertrandite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/D288c.jpg] Bertrandite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/D288e.jpg] Bertrandite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/D288f.jpg] Bertrandite from Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/D288h.jpg]

Rich specimen of Bertrandite associated with Quartz crystals, small Pyrite crystals, and yellow mica. The Akchatau mine is famous for purple creedite, smoky quartz and mixed specimens of purple fluorite, Apatite and Bertrandite, though specimens from this mine are not commonly seen anymore.


D291 - Clinoclase $ 380 (=~ € 312)
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2 x 0.8 cm


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Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/D291a.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/D291b.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/D291d.jpg]

Thick, solid mass of dark blue, botryoidal Clinoclase, perhaps the best example of this style I've ever seen from the Majuba Hill Mine. Ex. Rock Currier collection #3912.


D285 - Olmiite on Celestite $ 200 (=~ € 164) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100 (=~ € 82)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285a.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285b.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285c.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285d.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285e.jpg] Olmiite on Celestite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D285f.jpg]

Brown Olmiite crystals on a matrix of solid Celestite crystals. A fairly uncommon association, and I can find only one example on Mindat.


D292 - Spessartine with Quartz $ 450 (=~ € 369)
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292a.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292b.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292c.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292d.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292e.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/D292g.jpg]

Cluster of smokey Quartz amost entirely covered by Spessartine garnets. This was from the Jeanne Rosati collection and came with a Trinity Mineral Company label that called a psuedomorph of Spessartine after Quartz. A small amount of smokey Quartz crystal can be seen in the tips of the 3 largest 'fingers' of Spessartine. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. There is no matrix and even part of the bottom is covered by Spessartine crystals.


K448 - Prehnite $ 175 (=~ € 144)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K448a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K448b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K448c.jpg]

Individual crystals and crystal groups of translucent yellow Prehnite. Merelani Prehnite is among the best in the world, and specimens from recent finds such as this are among the best ever found at the locality. Solid Prehnite with a bit of attached Graphite on the backside. Large, gemmy crystals radiating out in all directions. The cluster is complete all around and translucent throughout. Undamaged except for one point of contact near the top.
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