Selected Specimens

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D570 - Tourmaline var. Indicolite $ 1800
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.4 x 5.3 x 2.2 cm


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Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570b.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570c.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570d.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570e.jpg]

A larger 6.4 x 2.2 cm blue Tourmaline crystal with a smaller crystal stuck out of the side. Both crystals are well terminated. A little different than your typical single crystals.


D597 - Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper $ 950
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597a.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597b.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597c.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597d.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597e.jpg]

This is one of the special Tsumeb specimens that amaze. Cerussite and Rosasite over a mass of Copper. A floater with good crystals on all sides. Ex. Jim Parrish and Norm Dawson collections with labels.


D602 - Selenite $ 225
Las Salinas, Pisco Prov., Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Selenite from Las Salinas, Pisco Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/D602a.jpg] Selenite from Las Salinas, Pisco Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/D602b.jpg] Selenite from Las Salinas, Pisco Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/D602c.jpg] Selenite from Las Salinas, Pisco Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/D602d.jpg]

Long, transparent Gypsum var. Selenite crystal on smaller Selenite and a small amount of matrix. The main crystal is a twin and is double terminated at the small area that extends out the bottom. Highly trasparent and undamaged, this displays superbly.


D574 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 475
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574d.jpg]

Crystals of Tsavorite and Diopside on Graphite. The crystals formed in a vug on massive Graphite with crystals of Graphite present lining the vug. The main Tsavorite is about 7mm and highly gemmy. Tsavorite is a chrome and vanadium rich variety of Grossular from East Africa and is one of the most valuable types of garnet found anywhere. This specimen was found at the Merelani Tanzanite mines and a fine example of some of minerals found at this locality.


D571 - Laumontite on Tanzanite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.8 x 3 x 3 cm


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Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571a.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571b.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571c.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571d.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571e.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571f.jpg]

Tall crystals of Tanzanite with attached Laumontite on the backside. Good deep blue color.


D594 - Pyrite on Ferberite $ 650
San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.1 x 2 cm


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Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594a.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594b.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594c.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594d.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594e.jpg]

Thick, well terminated single Ferberite crystal with Pyrite crystals attached the sides and back. An unusual and outstanding thumbnail.


D637 - Variscite with Crandallite $ 450
Clay Canyon, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 5.2 x 2.2 cm


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Variscite with Crandallite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D637a.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D637b.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D637c.jpg]

Variscite nodule cut on polished on one side. There are 3 separate areas of Variscite each with surrounding yellow Crandallite.


D638 - Smithsonite $ 650
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D638a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D638b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D638c.jpg]

Large crystals of pink Smithsonite on matrix. Impressive crystals that reach 1.7cm in size.


D639 - Copper with Silver $ 200
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm


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Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D639a.jpg] Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D639b.jpg] Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D639c.jpg]

Rounded mass of Copper and Silver known as a 'Half Breed'. This one has a large 1.6cm rounded mass of Silver intergrown in Copper.


D640 - Topaz on Bixbyite $ 450
Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Topaz on Bixbyite from Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D640a.jpg] Topaz on Bixbyite from Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D640b.jpg] Topaz on Bixbyite from Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D640c.jpg] Topaz on Bixbyite from Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D640d.jpg]

Floater specimen of 5 black cubic Bixbyite crystals with high luster intergrown with Topaz crystals. Largest Topaz is 1.9cm and double-terminated. Good all around.


D642 - Cuprian Adamite with Ferrilotharmeyerite $ 600
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.7 x 2 x 2 cm


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Cuprian Adamite with Ferrilotharmeyerite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D642a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite with Ferrilotharmeyerite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D642b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite with Ferrilotharmeyerite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D642c.jpg] Cuprian Adamite with Ferrilotharmeyerite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D642d.jpg]

Colorful Tsumeb classic with sharp crystals to 5mm wide on the terminations. Undamaged.


D647 - Mimetite $ 275
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D647a.jpg] Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D647b.jpg] Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D647c.jpg]

Good sized specimen of Limonite with the top covered by thick masses of green to yellow colored Mimetite.


D643 - Fluorite $ 600
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo, Namibia
cabinet - 15 x 11.5 x 7.5 cm


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Fluorite from Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D643a.jpg] Fluorite from Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D643b.jpg] Fluorite from Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D643c.jpg] Fluorite from Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D643d.jpg] Fluorite from Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D643e.jpg]

Large sculptural cluster of transparent green and purple cubes of Fluorite. Well crystallized all around with crystals to 4.3cm. Very clean and undamaged.


D644 - Azurite $ 600
Milpillas Miine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Miine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D644a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Miine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D644b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Miine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D644c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Miine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D644d.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Miine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D644e.jpg]

Deep blue Azurite crystals on a bit of white matrix. Main crystal is a large 3.5 x 3.5cm crystal with flashes of 'electric' blue color.


D656 - Mimetite with Calcite $ 260
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
large cabinet - 19 x 9 x 3.5 cm


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Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D656a.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D656b.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D656c.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D656d.jpg]

Large specimen of yellow Mimetite on clear rhombs of Calcite. From a recent find in Santa Eulalia it's in a great condition with just a couple points of contact, really very minor for a specimen this size.
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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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