Selected Specimens

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MK469 - Tellurium $ 200
Lone Pine Mine, Catron Co., New Mexico, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Tellurium from Lone Pine Mine, Catron Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk469a.jpg] Tellurium from Lone Pine Mine, Catron Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk469b.jpg] Tellurium from Lone Pine Mine, Catron Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk469c.jpg]

Rich specimen of metallic grey native Tellurium in matrix. The Tellurium is present all throughout the specimen.


MK487 - Azurite $ 1500
Watercourse Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm


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Azurite from Watercourse Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk487a.jpg] Azurite from Watercourse Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk487b.jpg] Azurite from Watercourse Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk487c.jpg]

Floater cluster of intergrown Azurite crystals from the now closed Milpillas Mine. Bright, vibrant blue crystals all around without matrix, typical style for the Watercourse Pocket. Undamaged.


MK491 - Cinnabar $ 500
Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/mk491a.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/mk491b.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/mk491c.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/mk491d.jpg]

Classic Cinnabar penetration twin on drusy Quartz with Dolomite. The Cinnabar crystal is perfect and translucent red when backlit.


MK493 - Cassiterite $ 250
Viloco Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk493a.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk493b.jpg]

Large, lustrous black crystals of Cassiterite. Main crystal is 3cm in size!


MK495 - Cerussite with Barite $ 125
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk495a.jpg] Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk495b.jpg] Cerussite with Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk495c.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous 1.2cm Cerussite crystal with bladed pink Barite crystals.


MK497 - Apatite $ 300
Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Apatite from Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk497a.jpg] Apatite from Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk497b.jpg] Apatite from Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk497c.jpg] Apatite from Crystal Lode Pegmatite, Fulford, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk497d.jpg]

Single yellow Apatite crystal from a pegmatite in the Fulford mining district. This locality is not well known and these crystals are rarely seen for sale. This is a translucent crystal (with gem areas), perfectly terminated, complete all around and undamaged.


LV367 - Orthoclase $ 95
Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1 x 1 cm


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Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV367a.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV367b.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV367d.jpg]

Gem quality Orthoclase (Feldspar), a rarity for the species. Colorless and totally transparent with good crystal faces.


LV368 - Orthoclase $ 95
Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV368a.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV368b.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV368c.jpg]

Gem quality Orthoclase (Feldspar), a rarity for the species. Colorless and totally transparent with good crystal faces.


MK502 - Mimetite with Malachite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 5.5 cm


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Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk502a.jpg] Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk502b.jpg] Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk502c.jpg] Mimetite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk502d.jpg]

Large rock matrix covered by tiny clear Calcite crystals which are in turn sprinkled with small green Malachite spheres and starburst clusters of yellow Mimetite. Good coverage on both sides.


MK504 - Calcite with Apophyllite $ 300
Pashan Hills, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Calcite with Apophyllite from Pashan Hills, Pune District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/mk504a.jpg] Calcite with Apophyllite from Pashan Hills, Pune District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/mk504b.jpg] Calcite with Apophyllite from Pashan Hills, Pune District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/mk504c.jpg] Calcite with Apophyllite from Pashan Hills, Pune District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/mk504d.jpg]

A GEM yellow Calcite crystal dramtically perched atop a central mound of Apophyllite crystals. There are Apophyllite crystals on the Calcite too, along with a second smaller Calcite. Showy, undamaged specimen and much better than photos which don't capture the dazzling transparency and brightness. Ex. Bert Ottens, Terry Huizing collections with each of their collection labels.


MK524 - Hematite with Quartz $ 500
Veta Grande, Quartzite, Dome Rock Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm


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Hematite with Quartz from Veta Grande, Quartzite, Dome Rock Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk524a.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Veta Grande, Quartzite, Dome Rock Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk524b.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Veta Grande, Quartzite, Dome Rock Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk524c.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Veta Grande, Quartzite, Dome Rock Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk524d.jpg]

Brilliant black Hematite crystals with Quartz crystals from the well known Veta Grande claim near Quartzite, Arizona. The hematite crystals reach 1.4cm in size. There are 3 main crystals with other smaller crystals present.


MK525 - Fluorite $ 275
Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2 cm


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Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk525a.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk525b.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/mk525c.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite from the Shangbao Mine in China. The specimen is composed of a thin matrix with Fluorite crystals on both sides. The Fluorite have the high quality and bevelled edges typical of this mine.


MK526 - Sylvanite $ 225
Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk526a.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk526b.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mk526c.jpg]

Silvery metallic Sylvanite on matrix. Main area of Sylvanite is 2.5cm long. Sylvanite is a rare Silver and Gold Telluride mineral.


MK528 - Ilvaite $ 1200
No. 1 Mine, Huanggang deposit, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 10 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Ilvaite from No. 1 Mine, Huanggang deposit, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk528a.jpg] Ilvaite from No. 1 Mine, Huanggang deposit, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk528b.jpg] Ilvaite from No. 1 Mine, Huanggang deposit, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk528c.jpg] Ilvaite from No. 1 Mine, Huanggang deposit, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/mk528d.jpg]

Large, doubly-terminated single Ilvaite crystal from China. A very large example, complete all around and in near pristine condition. Glossy luster and excellent as is, but has never been cleaned and could be improved if desired.


MK529 - Azurite $ 350
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 1.8 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk529a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk529b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk529c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk529d.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Azurite on white matrix from the Milpillas Mine. This is the highly translucent 'Gem' Azurite sometimes found at this mine. The main crystal is doubly-terminated and 2.2cm long.
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