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J445 - Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar $ 140
Erongo Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.4 x 2.7 cm


Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445a.jpg] Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445b.jpg] Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445c.jpg] Amethyst on Microcline Feldspar from Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J445d.jpg]

A pair of dark purple Amethyst crystals stand upright on a sculptural matrix of white Microcline Feldspar crystals. No damage to this aesthetic species combination.


J446 - Quartz Scepter with inclusions $ 160
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm


Quartz Scepter with inclusions from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J446a.jpg] Quartz Scepter with inclusions from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J446b.jpg] Quartz Scepter with inclusions from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg District, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J446c.jpg]

A fine quality, rare, full scepter Quartz crystal with minor red included Lepidocrocite, light smoky color, and fluid inclusions. In addition, there are inclusions of a beige color clay-like mineral. Fantastic to explore under magnification.


J447 - Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite $ 220
Cavnic, Romania
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.0 x 6.0 cm


Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447a.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447b.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447c.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447d.jpg] Smoky Quartz, Manganocalcite, Pyrite and Calcite from Cavnic, Romania [db_pics/pics/J447e.jpg]

A pair of large, double-terminated, Smoky Quartz crystals in parallel with each other, with a nice accent of brassy Pyrite crystals, faint pink color Manganocalcite, and white Calcite crystals. A beautiful combination of species with no apparant damage and only minimal chipping on the bottom.


J448 - Rose Quartz $ 125
Pittorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.2 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm


Rose Quartz from Pittorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J448a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Pittorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J448b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Pittorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J448c.jpg]

Glassy, lustrous, and transparent Rose Quartz crystals form a flower like cluster on white color Feldspar. Individual crystals of this color are relatively rare for Quartz, the mineral that is one of the most abundant species found on earth. Examples from Brazil are considered among the finest.


J450 - Andorite $ 220
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450a.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450b.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450c.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450d.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450e.jpg]

A cluster of silver-black Andorite crystals, a rare Lead, Silver, Antimony sulfide, intermixed with brassy color Pyrite and clusters of needle-like Jamesonite crystals. The best examples of the species have come from Bolivia. This one features numerous small, steel-grey color crystals that are multi-layered with an oriented growth pattern.


J452 - Chalcocite $ 250
Rocket Pocket, Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin
miniature - 4.0 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm


Chalcocite from Rocket Pocket, Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin [db_pics/pics/J452a.jpg] Chalcocite from Rocket Pocket, Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin [db_pics/pics/J452b.jpg] Chalcocite from Rocket Pocket, Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin [db_pics/pics/J452c.jpg] Chalcocite from Rocket Pocket, Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin [db_pics/pics/J452d.jpg]

Group of Chalcocite crystals with a bright metallic luster and electric blue color. Well crystallized all around with only a few areas of minor contact.


J454 - Stephanite $ 300
Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J454d.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J454e.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/j454a.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/j454b.jpg]

Bright metallic crystals of the Silver sulfosalt Stephanite in a group on contrasting white granular Quartz. A superb and rare Stephanite and Quartz combination from Fresnillo.


J456 - Prehnite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.3 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J456a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J456b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J456c.jpg]

Gemmy bright lemon yellow Prehnite in a spherical grouping with sharp ridges of crystals. A small amount of silver-gray Graphite can be seen on one side. The quality of the Prehnite is superb with big crystals extending out of the main group with good luster and very translucent. Only minor contact and cleaving in a few areas.


J458 - Prehnite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.1 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458c.jpg]

Gemmy bright lemon yellow crystal group of Prehnite in a spherical grouping with sharp ridges of crystals. A small amount of silver-gray Graphite can be seen on one side. The quality of the Prehnite excellent with big blocky crystals extending out of the main cluster, good luster, and very translucent. Minor contact or cleaving to a few areas. These are superb for Prehnite.


J459 - Prehnite with Tanzanite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.1 x 4.0 x 3.9 cm


Prehnite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J459a.jpg] Prehnite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J459b.jpg] Prehnite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J459c.jpg]

Gemmy bright lemon yellow crystal group of Prehnite with a partial crystal of blue Tanzanite attached to the front. Colorful combo of blue Tanzanite with the lemon yellow Prehnite and a small amount of Graphite on back.


J470 - Cuprite on Copper $ 275
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia
small cabinet - 5.6 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm


Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/J470a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/J470b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/J470c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/J470d.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/J470e.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen with Cuprite crystals measuring about 3mm-5mm. It's a complete floater group of Copper crystals with sharp, deep red, Cuprite octahedrons.


J473 - Apatite with Arsenopyrite and Pyrite $ 150
Julcani Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica, Peru
miniature - 4.2 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm


Apatite with Arsenopyrite and Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J473a.jpg] Apatite with Arsenopyrite and Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J473b.jpg] Apatite with Arsenopyrite and Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J473c.jpg]

A difficult to find old-time specimen of yellow-green Apatite crystals with Pyrite and Arsenopyrite. Three complete Apatite crystals in all, with the largest measuring 1.1cm in length. Minor chipping to some of the edges.


J474 - Pyromorphite $ 275
9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.4 cm


Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474a.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474b.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite came from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows botryoidal crystals with both orange and yellow-green color and high luster. No damage other than at the edges, essentially solid Pyromorphite. Ex. John Barlow Collection.


J477 - Benitoite with Natrolite on matrix $ 400
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.0 x 1.9 cm


Benitoite with Natrolite on matrix from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/J477a.jpg] Benitoite with Natrolite on matrix from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/J477b.jpg] Benitoite with Natrolite on matrix from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/J477c.jpg]

Over a dozen cornflower blue color Benitoite crystals are seen on a white Natrolite covered matrix. This is a classic, ultra-rare example of Benitoite with fully terminated crystals and no damage. A small black remnant crystal of Neptunite sits on one side. The Benitoite crystals are highly fluorescent under SW Ultraviolet light.


J478 - Orpiment $ 350
Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 9.0 x 8.0 x 6.9 cm


Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478a.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478b.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478c.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478d.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478e.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478f.jpg]

A group of elongated, terminated Orpiment crystals to over 2cm radiating in all directions from a matrix of massive Orpiment. Deep orange-butterscotch color specimen from this Classic Chinese locality.



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