Selected Specimens

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SA696 - Morganite $ 750
Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696a.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696b.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696c.jpg] Morganite from Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa696d.jpg]

Light pink gem crystal in the rare dihexagonal dipyramid form. This is one of 3 such crystals obtained by Frank Melanson in 2011. This crystal (and one of the other two) have a rounded, psuedo-isometric appearance, looking similar in form to a garnet crystal.  For more information about these odd crystals, see the article here.


A872 - Mimetite with Duftite $ 400
Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872a.jpg] Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872b.jpg] Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872c.jpg] Mimetite with Duftite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/a872d.jpg]

Cluster of Mimetite crystals 2.2cm wide, with individual crystals to 9mm, some with attached green Duftite crystals. Undamaged. Locality is closed and these are seldom seen for sale anymore.


A873 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 1500
Ping Wu, Sichuan, China
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 4 cm


Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873a.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873b.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Ping Wu, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/a873c.jpg]

Highly lustrous, tabular blue crystals on Muscovite. Thick, high quality Aqua, undamaged.


E495 - Datolite $ 700
Dal'negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Datolite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/e495a.jpg] Datolite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/e495b.jpg] Datolite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/e495c.jpg] Datolite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/e495d.jpg]

Large single light green Datolite crystal. Great luster with areas of transparency.


NA119 - Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla $ 475
Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119a.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119b.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119c.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119d.jpg]

Azurite clusters to 1.1 cm wide in an unusual association with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from a little known locality in Mexico. Oddly, this specimen comes with a receipt from Shreve & Company (a jewelry store in San Francisco) dated 1970 with a sale price of $25. Azurite clusters are bright and lustrous and occur on both sides of specimen.


US131 - Smithsonite $ 350
Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm


Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/us131a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/us131b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/us131c.jpg]

3-dimensional piece with thick, rounded masses of Smithsonite on both sides. Smithsonite is a sky-blue color with a highly satiny surface luster.


TU9 - Malachite and Azurite $ 450
Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Malachite and Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu9a.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu9b.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu9c.jpg]

Limonite matrix covered by velvety needles of Malachite hosts a 3cm tall Azurite crystal that is partially replaced by Malachite. Although the replacment appears to have been haphazard with various green splotches of Malachite, the crystal form remains a sharp rosette.


TU20 - Rutile with Quartz $ 300
Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 3 cm


Rutile with Quartz from Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan [db_pics/pics/tu20a.jpg] Rutile with Quartz from Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan [db_pics/pics/tu20b.jpg] Rutile with Quartz from Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan [db_pics/pics/tu20c.jpg]

Sharp and lustrous Rutile crystal grown adjacent to a Quartz crystal.


TU33 - Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite $ 650
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu33a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu33b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu33c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Arsenopyrite with Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu33d.jpg]

Thick, heavy Arsenopyrite crystals spinkled with brassy Chalcopyrite crystal that reach 1.1cm with a 1.6cm wide Ferberite rising up straight through the Arsenopyrite. Classic Yaogangxian specimen of great quality.


TU38 - Scheelite $ 550
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm


Scheelite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/tu38a.jpg] Scheelite from Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/tu38b.jpg]

Octahedral, golden Scheelite crystal 4cm on edge.


TU39 - Fluorite $ 1200
Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 8.9 x 8 x 4.5 cm


Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39c.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39d.jpg]

Transparent octahedral Fluorite crystals to 3cm on matrix.


TU51 - Tremolite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu51a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu51b.jpg]

Vivid green Tremolite with a perfect, glassy termination. Not as transparent as some, but with deep green color.


TU61 - Quartz with Helvite $ 700
Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China
large cabinet - 18 x 6 x 5 cm


Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61a.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61b.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61c.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61d.jpg]

Large, transparent Quartz crystal with attached and partially included black Helvite crystals. The Quartz has chlorite inclusions and has a well defined green phantom right near the termination. It also hasa slight reddixh cast in areas. As a bonus, the base of the crystal is completely rehealed.


TU74 - Cuprite with Silver $ 250
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu74a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu74b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu74c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Cuprite crystals with attached Silver. The Silver occurs primarily as 3 fin-like structures. Main Cuprite crystal is 1.3cm wide. Undamaged.


TU80 - Cuprite on Copper $ 950
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu80a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu80b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu80c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu80d.jpg]

Cuprite crystals with two areas psuedomorphed to Copper. Sharp crystals with good luster.



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