Selected Specimens

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ST669 - Dioptase $ 400
Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669a.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669b.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669c.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669d.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669e.jpg] Dioptase from Cobra Mine, Pampa Nazca, Ica Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/ST669h.jpg]

Isolated and clustered Dioptase crystals to 5mm on matrix with Duftite, Brochantite, and Chrysocolla. This is an excellent example from an uncommon locality for Dioptase. Clean and undamaged. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, self collected by Erich in 2001.


ST657 - Lazurite $ 450
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST657a.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST657b.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST657c.jpg] Lazurite from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST657d.jpg]

Two crystals of Lazurite in a white marble matrix. The crystals are sharply formed and reach 2cm in size. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST659 - Dioptase $ 120
Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST659a.jpg] Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST659c.jpg] Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST659d.jpg] Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST659f.jpg]

Shallow Calcite lined vug loaded with bright Diioptase crystals. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST655 - Cryolite, Siderite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Ivigtut, Kitan Prov., Greenland
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


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Cryolite, Siderite from Ivigtut, Kitan Prov., Greenland [db_pics/pics/ST655a.jpg] Cryolite, Siderite from Ivigtut, Kitan Prov., Greenland [db_pics/pics/ST655b.jpg] Cryolite, Siderite from Ivigtut, Kitan Prov., Greenland [db_pics/pics/ST655c.jpg] Cryolite, Siderite from Ivigtut, Kitan Prov., Greenland [db_pics/pics/ST655d.jpg]

Crystalline Cryolite intergrown with crystals of brown Siderite. Crystals of Cryolite to 3-4mm on edge are present in one area. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST582 - Cubanite $ 1800
Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST582a.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST582b.jpg] Cubanite from Henderson #2 Mine, Chibougamou, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/ST582c.jpg]

Twinned crystals of Cubanite on matrix. Any Cubanite is a rarity, but matrix pieces are especially rare. This one has a great twinned crystal 1.2cm wide that is undamaged with bright, brassy metallic luster.


ST591 - Silver $ 275
Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm


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Silver from Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST591a.jpg] Silver from Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST591b.jpg] Silver from Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST591c.jpg]

Aesthetic, curving Silver wires from Aspen. Fine and uncommon thumbnail.


ST587 - Gold $ 350
Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 0.6 cm


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Gold from Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST587a.jpg] Gold from Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST587d.jpg] Gold from Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST587e.jpg] Gold from Sunnyside Mine, San Juan Co., colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST587g.jpg]

Cut slab of Gold ore showing bright grains of Gold in a matrix of Galena, Chalcopyrite and Quartz. The Quartz zones are richly included with Gold, while the Galena areas show Chalcopyrite of a slightly darker golden color than the Gold.


ST643 - Scheelite with Muscovite $ 250
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


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Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643a.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643b.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643c.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643d.jpg] Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST643e.jpg]

Octahedral Scheelite crystal, 3.8cm wide, atop a Muscovite covered matrix. The Scheelite shows off dramatically with good color and translucency.


ST588 - Calaverite, Chalcedony $ 650
Strong Mine, Cripple Creek Mining Dist., Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Calaverite, Chalcedony from Strong Mine, Cripple Creek Mining Dist., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST588a.jpg] Calaverite, Chalcedony from Strong Mine, Cripple Creek Mining Dist., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST588b.jpg] Calaverite, Chalcedony from Strong Mine, Cripple Creek Mining Dist., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST588c.jpg] Calaverite, Chalcedony from Strong Mine, Cripple Creek Mining Dist., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST588d.jpg]

Large crystals of Calaverite coated by and held together by Chalcedony. The specimen is nothing but intergrown Calaverite crystals without matrix. The largest uncoated crystal on front is 1 x 1 cm, and there is another one on back that is 1.5cm long.


ST733 - Smokey Quartz $ 1200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 3 cm


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Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733b.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733c.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733d.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST733e.jpg]

Highly unusual scepter-like Quartz formation from Brazil that resembles a tree. The Quartz is medium smokey in color, highly transparent, and has bright glass-like luster. Complete all around and undamaged. A strange and beautiful specimen for a collector of unusual Quartz. Even better in person!


ST723 - Calcite $ 360
Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Calcite from Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/ST723a.jpg] Calcite from Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/ST723b.jpg] Calcite from Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/ST723c.jpg] Calcite from Kjorholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway [db_pics/pics/ST723d.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of light yellow transparent Calcite crystals from Norway. The main crystal is 2.5cm wide with stunning form and quality. Undamaged specimen with no matrix.


ST719 - Magnesioaxinite $ 125
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1 x 0.4 cm


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Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST719a.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST719b.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST719c.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST719d.jpg]

Glassy purple/blue single Magnesioaxinite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Complete all around and undamaged. Partially transparent with a bit of Graphite in the bottom. Cute, quality thumbnail.


ST736 - Vanadinite $ 500
Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736a.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736b.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736c.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736d.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736e.jpg] Vanadinite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST736f.jpg]

Large single, hoppered Vanadinite crystal from the Apex Mine in Mexico. A good sized, impressive crystal that is complete all around and undamaged.


ST752 - Spinel $ 250
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752c.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752d.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST752e.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystals from recent finds in Tanzania. The cluster is complete all around has damage only on one edge, otherwise undamaged. Good color, luster and translucency.


ST731 - Mohawkite $ 600
Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Mohawkite from Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST731a.jpg] Mohawkite from Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST731b.jpg] Mohawkite from Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST731d.jpg] Mohawkite from Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/ST731f.jpg]

Large nugget of Mohawkite, a mixture of Algodonite, Domeykite and arsenic-rich Copper that was first described from this locality. It has been polished on one side to show it's color. This is a solid Mohawkite nugget without matrix, the largest one I have personally seen. Weighs 15.6 ounces!
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