Minerals 100 and below

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E604 - Galena with Sphalerite $ 95
Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.6 cm


Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604a.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604b.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from Gidiursko Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/e604c.jpg]

Mirror lustrous Galena crystals with Sphalerite. Best is a 2.3cm upright spinel twin.


E686 - Azurite $ 70
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e686a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e686b.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. There are no points of contact, a complete floater. Great deep blue, uniform color but with some damage, though it still presents well.


C133 - Dioptase, Chrysocolla $ 80
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 3.0 cm


Dioptase, Chrysocolla from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c133a.jpg] Dioptase, Chrysocolla from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c133b.jpg]

Excellent coverage of bright green crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla.


C134 - Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla $ 90
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 1.2 cm


Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c134a.jpg] Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c134b.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla, and waxy olive yellow crystals of Bromian Chloraryrite.


C135 - Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite $ 60
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c135a.jpg] Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c135b.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Dioptase with Hemimorphite and waxy olive yellow crystals of Bromian Chloraryrite.


C140 - Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite $ 60
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c140a.jpg] Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c140b.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite and waxy olive yellow crystals of Bromian Chloraryrite.


B469 - Danburite $ 100
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.7 x 3 cm


Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469a.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469b.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469c.jpg]

Single light pink Danburite crystal. Glassy luster and transparent at the tip.


B637 - Pyrite $ 75 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 45
Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Pyrite from Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b637a.jpg] Pyrite from Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b637b.jpg] Pyrite from Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b637c.jpg]

Cluster of mirror lustrous octahedral Pyrite crystals. Largest crystal is 1.3cm.


B716 - Scapolite $ 100
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b716c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and undamaged except a slight chipping on the termination edges. Great aesthetics and an impressive gem crystal weighing 6.7 grams. All GEM!


T332 - Spinel $ 90
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/t332a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/t332b.jpg]

Thick spinel-twinned Spinel crystal. Translucent with a purple/red coloration.


T407 - Calcite $ 90
Delphi Quarry, Carroll Co., Indiana, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 3 cm


Calcite from Delphi Quarry, Carroll Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/t407a.jpg] Calcite from Delphi Quarry, Carroll Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/t407b.jpg] Calcite from Delphi Quarry, Carroll Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/t407c.jpg] Calcite from Delphi Quarry, Carroll Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/t407d.jpg] Calcite from Delphi Quarry, Carroll Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/t407e.jpg]

Single scalenohedral Calcite capped by Calcite also with Calcite crystals attached to the sides (one side crystal damaged). Originally purchased in Tucson in 1987 for $9.60.


T439 - Sapphire $ 100
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t439a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/t439b.jpg]

Parcel of 10 Sapphire crystals showing varying degrees of translucency and edge wear. Largest crystal is 2.1cm.


T518 - Quartz $ 90
Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.2 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm


Quartz from Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t518a.jpg] Quartz from Peterson Mountain, near Hallelujah Junction, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/t518b.jpg]

Smokey Quartz scepter with a light smokey head atop a darker (but still translucent) stalk. This is from a batch of crystals mined in 2016 that I got first pick from. Complete all around with an undamaged scepter head, the stalk has a chip on one side.


T530 - Topaz $ 95
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t530a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t530b.jpg]

Small but very gemmy single topaz. Complete all around and undamaged except for one small indentation or nick on a termination edge.


T593 - Analcime on Serandite $ 90
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Analcime on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t593a.jpg] Analcime on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t593b.jpg] Analcime on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t593c.jpg]

Analcime crystals to 1.8cm on pink Serandite crystals. Ex. Charlie Key.



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