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K272 - Orpiment $ 50 SOLD
Twin Creeks Mine, Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/K272a.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/K272b.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/K272c.jpg]

Good crystals of sharp, translucent orange Orpiment crystals atop an Orpiment rich matrix.


K273 - Nephrite var. Botryoidal Jade $ 140 SOLD
Monterey Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Nephrite var. Botryoidal Jade from Monterey Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K273a.jpg] Nephrite var. Botryoidal Jade from Monterey Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K273b.jpg] Nephrite var. Botryoidal Jade from Monterey Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K273c.jpg] Nephrite var. Botryoidal Jade from Monterey Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K273d.jpg]

Nephrite Jade is most commonly used in jewelry and is usually not much interest to mineral collectors. Rarely, smooth rounded masses such as this are found. Known as botryoidal Jade, they make rare and unusual mineral specimens. This one is smooth and complete all around with good waxy luster, no contacts or damage.


K274 - Fluorite $ 40
Weisseck, Austria
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Fluorite from Weisseck, Austria [db_pics/pics/K274a.jpg] Fluorite from Weisseck, Austria [db_pics/pics/K274b.jpg] Fluorite from Weisseck, Austria [db_pics/pics/K274c.jpg]

Blue/green translucent cubic Fluorite. In great condition with just a bit of contacting in back where it attached to the matrix.


K275 - Fluorite $ 40
Weisseck, Austria
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


Fluorite from Weisseck, Austria [db_pics/pics/K275a.jpg] Fluorite from Weisseck, Austria [db_pics/pics/K275b.jpg] Fluorite from Weisseck, Austria [db_pics/pics/K275c.jpg]

Translucent blue cubic Fluorite. Great color.


K278 - Cuprite on Copper $ 50 SOLD
Bisbee, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Cuprite on Copper from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K278a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K278b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K278c.jpg]

Red octahedral Cuprite crystals costing Copper. The Cuprite is present on all sides, with small areas of Copper showing.


K279 - Hematite $ 90 SOLD
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


Hematite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/K279a.jpg] Hematite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/K279b.jpg] Hematite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/K279c.jpg]

Rossettes of silvery Hematite with slight Calcite coatings. A floater specimen well crystallized all around.


K280 - Quartz on Fluorite $ 50
Sunnyside Mine, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.7 cm


Quartz on Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K280a.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K280b.jpg] Quartz on Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/K280c.jpg]

Sugary white Quartz coating green octahedral Fluorite.


K282 - Cassiterite $ 80 SOLD
Cornwall, England
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Cassiterite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/K282a.jpg] Cassiterite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/K282b.jpg] Cassiterite from Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/K282c.jpg]

Historic specimen featuring a 1cm sharp and lustrous Cassiterite crystal perched perfectly on the top center. With lesser Cassiterite crystals and an unidentified acicular mineral, possibly Tourmaline.


K283 - Epidote $ 90
Rehoboth, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm


Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K283a.jpg] Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K283b.jpg] Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K283c.jpg]

Bright, glassy Epidote crystals from a less commonly seen locality. Translucent to transparent crystals.


K284 - Spessartine with Galena $ 90
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Spessartine with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/K284a.jpg] Spessartine with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/K284b.jpg] Spessartine with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/K284c.jpg] Spessartine with Galena from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/K284e.jpg]

Bright, cubic Galena studded with translucent red Spessartine crystals.



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