Psuedomorphs and Replacements


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J160 - Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase $ 200
Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 0.9 cm


Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J160a.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J160b.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J160c.jpg]

Psuedomorph of Quartz and Topaz after a double-terminated Orthoclase. These were found in the 1920s at the type locality for Topaz in Germany. Complete all around and undamaged specimen. These are rarely available, this one traded out of the collection of the Freiberg Mining University Museum.


J161 - Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase $ 200
Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany
miniature - 3.3 x 1.8 x 0.6 cm


Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J161a.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J161b.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J161c.jpg]

Psuedomorph of Quartz and Topaz after a double-terminated Orthoclase. These were found in the 1920s at the type locality for Topaz in Germany. Complete all around and undamaged specimen. These are rarely available, this one traded out of the collection of the Freiberg Mining University Museum.


J162 - Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase $ 200
Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J162a.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J162b.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J162c.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J162d.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J162e.jpg]

Psuedomorph of Quartz and Topaz after a double-terminated Orthoclase. These were found in the 1920s at the type locality for Topaz in Germany. Complete all around and undamaged specimen. These are rarely available, this one traded out of the collection of the Freiberg Mining University Museum.


J163 - Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase $ 200
Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J163a.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J163b.jpg] Topaz and Quartz after Orthoclase from Schneckenstein, Vogtlan, Germany [db_pics/pics/J163c.jpg]

Psuedomorph of Quartz and Topaz after a double-terminated Orthoclase. These were found in the 1920s at the type locality for Topaz in Germany. Complete all around and undamaged specimen. These are rarely available, this one traded out of the collection of the Freiberg Mining University Museum.


J275 - Topaz after Augelite with Quartz $ 750
Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru
miniature - 5 x 3 x 3 cm


Topaz after Augelite with Quartz from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/j275a.jpg] Topaz after Augelite with Quartz from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/j275b.jpg] Topaz after Augelite with Quartz from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/j275c.jpg] Topaz after Augelite with Quartz from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/j275d.jpg]

Two light lavender casts of Topaz after Augelite associated with elongated, transparent Quartz crystals. This was fouond about ten years ago when the great Augelite finds were made. There are two casts present, the largest over 2cm. This is the best of only a few I saw available. They were originally thought to be Fluorite after Augelite, but have been tested and confirmed to be Topaz.


J276 - Smithsonite on Tennantite after Azurite $ 3500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


Smithsonite on Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j276a.jpg] Smithsonite on Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j276b.jpg] Smithsonite on Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j276c.jpg] Smithsonite on Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j276d.jpg] Smithsonite on Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j276e.jpg]

Cluster of Tennantite after Azurite crystals covered by Smithsonite crystals. This is the most aesthetic example of this Tsumeb psuedomorph I have seen, and only one of very few that have the associated Smithsonite. It's a floater crystallized all around with a tall 4cm main crystal rising straight up out of the group. The small black areas are not damage - just areas where the Tennantite is corroded and Smithsonite did not grow. The main crystal is completely covered by Smithsonite on the backside and shows mostly Tennantite on the front side. Comes with a custom Lucite base that says 'Tennanite after Anhydrite", though I have only ever seen these called Tennantite after Azurite.


J277 - Chalcedony after Fluorite $ 375
Trestia, Maramures, Romania
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


Chalcedony after Fluorite from Trestia, Maramures, Romania [db_pics/pics/j277a.jpg] Chalcedony after Fluorite from Trestia, Maramures, Romania [db_pics/pics/j277b.jpg] Chalcedony after Fluorite from Trestia, Maramures, Romania [db_pics/pics/j277c.jpg] Chalcedony after Fluorite from Trestia, Maramures, Romania [db_pics/pics/j277d.jpg]

Classic old specimen of translucent blue Chalcedony that has repalced cubic Fluorite. Lustrous undamaged crystals. Comes with an old Julius Bohm label.


J278 - Chalcedony after 'Bambu' $ 250 SOLD
Central Java, Indonesia
cabinet - 11 x 4 x 3 cm


Chalcedony after 'Bambu' from Central Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/j278a.jpg] Chalcedony after 'Bambu' from Central Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/j278b.jpg] Chalcedony after 'Bambu' from Central Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/j278c.jpg] Chalcedony after 'Bambu' from Central Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/j278d.jpg]

Translucent, finger-like formations of Chalcedony beleived to have formed after wetland plants known locally as 'Bambu'. These were first discovered in 2009 and occur as singles or large clusters, mostly with broken ends. This is a high quality example in a good size range.


J255 - Talc after Enstatite $ 450
Bamle, Norway
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Talc after Enstatite from Bamle, Norway [db_pics/pics/J255a.jpg] Talc after Enstatite from Bamle, Norway [db_pics/pics/J255b.jpg] Talc after Enstatite from Bamle, Norway [db_pics/pics/J255c.jpg]

Large intergrown Enstatite crystals that have been replaced by green Talc. Coplete all around and terminated. These were found in approximately 1900-1910 and this is considered a large specimen. Comes with an old German label.


J253 - Agate after Pine Cone $ 200 SOLD
Dahkla, Western Sahara, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.3 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm


Agate after Pine Cone from Dahkla, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J253a.jpg] Agate after Pine Cone from Dahkla, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J253b.jpg] Agate after Pine Cone from Dahkla, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J253c.jpg]

Fossil Pine cone replaces by solid brown agate. Eocene in age. Complete all around and in great condition.


J256 - Bornite after Carrollite $ 1800
Kamoya Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Bornite after Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/J256a.jpg] Bornite after Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/J256b.jpg] Bornite after Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/J256c.jpg] Bornite after Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/J256d.jpg]

Large and lustrous Bornite after Carrollite crystal, 3.5cm wide, on a Bornite matrix with other smaller crystals. The price would be justified simply as a Carrollite of this size and quality on matrix, but even more so as this uncommon psuedomorph, it's really special. Analyzed.


J254 - Orthoclase after Quartz $ 350
Krupka, Erzgebirge Mtns., Czech Republic
small cabinet - 8 x 4 x 3 cm


Orthoclase after Quartz from Krupka, Erzgebirge Mtns., Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/J254a.jpg] Orthoclase after Quartz from Krupka, Erzgebirge Mtns., Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/J254b.jpg] Orthoclase after Quartz from Krupka, Erzgebirge Mtns., Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/J254d.jpg]

Rare psuedomorph of Orthoclase after Quartz. Orthoclase hosting the 3cm psuedomorph at one end, mostly the termination of the former Quartz crystal. Collected in the 1970s, this is one of only specimens known.


J252 - Galena after Bournonite $ 750
Pribram, Bohemia, Czech Republic
cabinet - 12 x 7 x 4 cm


Galena after Bournonite from Pribram, Bohemia, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/J252a.jpg] Galena after Bournonite from Pribram, Bohemia, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/J252b.jpg] Galena after Bournonite from Pribram, Bohemia, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/J252c.jpg]

Large, relatively flat specimen with the front face covered by crystals of Galena that have replaced Bournonite. Individual crystal reach 1.2cm in size and are undamaged.


J261 - Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral $ 180
Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm


Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J261a.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J261b.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J261c.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J261d.jpg]

Specimen of Realgar and Orpiment that has replaced fossilized coral. Sawcut on front face to show the coral structure.


J262 - Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral $ 125
Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 11.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm


Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262a.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262b.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262c.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262d.jpg] Realgar and Orpiment replacing fossil coral from Gold Bar Mine, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J262e.jpg]

Specimen of Realgar and Orpiment that has replaced fossilized coral. Sawcut on front face to show the coral structure. Display face only show Realgar but Orpiment is present along the back sides.



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