Mixed Minerals

Mixed minerals including select specimens from a collection of Romanian minerals, all very high quality.


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SM750 - Silver $ 300 SOLD
unknown
miniature - 4.7 x 3.0 x 2.3 cm


Silver from unknown [db_pics/pics/SM750a.jpg] Silver from unknown [db_pics/pics/SM750b.jpg] Silver from unknown [db_pics/pics/SM750c.jpg] Silver from unknown [db_pics/pics/SM750d.jpg]

Native Silver crystals with a multi-hued, slightly iridescent patina, branching out into arborescent groups. A beautiful example of the crystalline form of the native element Silver. Locality not specified. Weight is 32 grams.


SM751 - Prehnite $ 240
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.4 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM751c.jpg]

Thick cluster of curved blue Prehnite crystals in the rough shape of a 'rosette' on a contrasting Quartz covered black Graphite matrix. The color of the blue changes in natural sunlight versus indoor lighting, and gets more deeply colored in the thicker parts.


SM759 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.7 x 3.7 x 3.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM759a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM759c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM759d.jpg]

Exceptionally bright, glowing, translucent lemon yellow Prehnite on a small amount of Graphite matrix. Great quality from limited finds of a few years back. The main group is 3.8cm wide and symetrical. There is some Graphite in areas but the main group is pristine and exceptional. Some contacting around the Prehnite at the base.


SM761 - Brucite $ 200
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 9.0 x 7.0 x 3.3 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM761a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM761b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM761c.jpg]

Large, solid radial masses of rich lemon-yellow color Brucite on minor matrix. Large, fine specimen. Though not the brightest lemon yellow, it is translucent, thick and sturdy.


SM765 - Apophyllite on Scolecite $ 150 SOLD
Nasik, India
large cabinet - 15.5 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Apophyllite on Scolecite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/SM765a.jpg] Apophyllite on Scolecite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/SM765b.jpg] Apophyllite on Scolecite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/SM765c.jpg] Apophyllite on Scolecite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/SM765d.jpg] Apophyllite on Scolecite from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/SM765e.jpg]

Large, well terminated Scolecite crystal accented by thin, tabular Apophyllite crystals. Scolecite is most commonly seen as clusters of thin, acicular crystals. These large, thick crystals with large, smooth termination faces are very aesthetic.


SM773 - Tanzanite $ 180
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM773a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM773b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM773c.jpg]

Natural purple/blue Tanzanite crystal with a hint of yellow color. Complete all around and undamaged with nice gem zones and some attached Calcite. Unheated.


SM774 - Tanzanite $ 120 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.6 x 1.0 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM774a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM774b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM774c.jpg]

Natural purple/blue Tanzanite crystal on a small amount of Graphite matrix with numerous, flat terminations that give it a book-like appearance. Complete all around with only minor contact to one side. Unheated.


SM777 - Tanzanite $ 180
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM777a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM777b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM777c.jpg]

Single, complete Tanzanite crystal. A bi-color example with yellow over a small blue core. Complete, undamaged crystal with only minimal edge chipping. Highly gemmy in the upper half. Unheated, natural Tanzanite.Former dealer price of $800.


SM779 - Apatite, Schorl, and Muscovite $ 280 SOLD
Kunar Province, Afghanistan
cabinet - 13.5 x 9.2 x 5.2 cm


Apatite, Schorl, and Muscovite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM779a.jpg] Apatite, Schorl, and Muscovite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM779b.jpg] Apatite, Schorl, and Muscovite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM779c.jpg] Apatite, Schorl, and Muscovite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM779d.jpg] Apatite, Schorl, and Muscovite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM779e.jpg] Apatite, Schorl, and Muscovite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM779g.jpg]

An aesthetic cabinet size specimen with large Muscovite plates on Quartz matrix in association with black Schorl and a few lavender color Apatite crystals. Largest Apatite crystal measures 1.3cm in width. Minimal contact, mainly at the edges, with very little damage to any of the main crystals. Weight is 1lb, 3oz (521 grams).


SM780 - Serandite $ 150 SOLD
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm


Serandite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM780a.jpg] Serandite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM780b.jpg] Serandite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM780c.jpg] Serandite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM780d.jpg] Serandite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM780e.jpg]

A sharp salmon colored rhombohedral Serandite crystal on Muscovite matrix with other species in association, possible mangan neptunite and polylithionite. The Serandite is highly lustrous, has no damage, and measures 1.2cm at its widest.


SM782 - Natrolite $ 160
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Natrolite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM782a.jpg] Natrolite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM782b.jpg] Natrolite from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM782c.jpg]

A single, sharply terminated Natrolite crystal with internal gemmy areas. This crystal shows no damage other than contact on the bottom where separated from matrix. Exceptional example from the locality. Ex. Charlie Key.


SM783 - Helvite $ 200 SOLD
Navegadora claim, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


Helvite from Navegadora claim, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM783a.jpg] Helvite from Navegadora claim, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM783b.jpg] Helvite from Navegadora claim, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM783c.jpg]

A rich group of well defined tetrahedral Helvite crystals, essentially a 'floater' specimen with no damage.


SM784 - Cerussite $ 180
Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm


Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM784a.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM784b.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit Mine, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM784c.jpg]

A single, complexly terminated Cerussite crystal with a bit of rust color matrix from Morocco. The crystal is highly lustrous and very clean all around, with no apparant damage. Typical twinning for Cerussite is seen. Ex. Andy Seibel Minerals.


TA1 - Amethyst $ 200
Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ta1a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ta1b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ta1c.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ta1d.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ta1e.jpg]

54 specimens of Amethyst, many of them scepters. Specimen sizes are generally 1.5 to 2.5 cm in size. For reference, each box is 2.7cm square, and the entire flat is 18 x 26cm.


T2 - Amethyst $ 200
Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2c.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2d.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t2e.jpg]

24 specimens of Amethyst, many of them scepters. One is a colorless, undamaged DT crystal. Specimen sizes are generally 1.5 to 4 cm in size. For reference, each box is 4cm square, and the entire flat is 18 x 26cm.



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