Selected Specimens

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K268 - Epidote $ 90
Rehoboth, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K268a.jpg] Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K268b.jpg] Epidote from Rehoboth, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K268c.jpg]

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


K269 - Sulfohalite $ 140
Searles Lake, California
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269a.jpg] Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269b.jpg] Sulfohalite from Searles Lake, California [db_pics/pics/K269c.jpg]

This is as fine a Sulfohalite crystals as I've ever seen. Sharply formed with good yellow color and translucency. The bottom (sixth) point is incomplete but not damaged.


K270 - Andradite $ 60
Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K270a.jpg] Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K270b.jpg] Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K270c.jpg]

Sharp, slightly translucent red Andradite crystal, 1.5cm wide, in matrix.


K271 - Andradite $ 75
Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K271a.jpg] Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K271b.jpg] Andradite from Aguablanca, Novelty, Spain [db_pics/pics/K271c.jpg]

Sharp, slightly translucent red Andradite crystal, 1.7cm wide, with a smaller intergrown crystal, in matrix.


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


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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


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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.


K285 - Calcite $ 650
Switzerland
cabinet - 14 x 11 x 7.5 cm


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Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285a.jpg] Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285b.jpg] Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285c.jpg] Calcite from Switzerland [db_pics/pics/K285d.jpg]

Unusual and strangely attractive Calcite specimen out of an old collection. The old label was from Kristalle and only said 'Cave Calcite' with no further locality given other than Switzerland. Lustrous, botryoidal stalactitic formations with good luster and complete all around. Translucent with a burnt orange coloration. Has an old specimen number affixed to the bottom.


K287 - Quartz $ 150
Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287a.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287b.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287c.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287d.jpg] Quartz from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K287e.jpg]

Strange etched Quartz specimen out the San Diego pegmatite suite of an old collection. Exhibits a pink coloration in areas due to Montmorillonite inclusions. Has an old specimen number affixed to the bottom.


K291 - Malachite after Azurite $ 260
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291d.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K291e.jpg]

Well formed crystals of Malachite after Azurite with a velvety surface luster. Individual crystals to 3.7cm. Mounted on a labelled Lucite stand. Undamaged.


K286 - Cuprite $ 220
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286a.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286b.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286c.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K286d.jpg]

Sharp, well formed Cuprite crystals to 1.2cm wide.


K289 - Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite $ 650
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 13 x 9.0 x 6 cm


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Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289a.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289b.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289c.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289d.jpg] Smithsonite, Hemimorphite, Aurichalcite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K289e.jpg]

Blue/green radial starburst formations of Aurichalcite, silvery blue Hemimorphite, green Smithsonite and more combine in a great combination specimen from the famous 79 Mine. It's both an interesting study piece and a colorful large display specimen.


K293 - Quartz $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K293d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete with and relatively undamaged with just a couple tiny nicks. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K294 - Quartz $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K294d.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has both smokey and amethyst coloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete with and relatively undamaged with just a couple tiny nicks. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K288 - Quartz $ 300
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 2 x 2 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288c.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288d.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K288e.jpg]

Double terminated Quartz scepter from a 2017 find. The scepter head has smokey acoloration and the stalk is pink due to Hematite inclusions. Complete and undamaged. The combination of the colors and form make for a great specimen. One of the top 3 picks from a large lot.


K292 - Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite $ 140
Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 3 cm


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Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Sphalerite from Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K292d.jpg]

Large deep red Sphalerite crystals on a chert matrix. What makes the specimen are the isolated, oriented Chalcopyrite crystals, primarily on the largest Sphalerite, that all reflect the light in the same direction when turned in the hand.
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