Selected Specimens

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D178 - Rhodochrosite $ 3500
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d178a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d178b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d178c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d178d.jpg]

Cluster of scalenohedral Rhodochrosite from the famous old finds at the N'Chwanning Mine. The crystals are transparent to translucent with a deep cherry red coloration. Very bright and translucent all the way through. A cluster of crystals with one more isolated crystal. There are a few cleaved tips but most are perfect and undamaged. Rare and hard to find specimen just released from a collection. A real jewel!


D179 - Rhodochrosite $ 6000
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d179a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d179b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d179c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d179e.jpg]

Cluster of large scalenohedral Rhodochrosite from the famous old finds at the N'Chwanning Mine. The crystals are transparent to translucent with a deep cherry red coloration. The crystal are perfect and stand upright, with only 1 smaller crystal showing a cleave at the tip. Rare and hard to find specimen just released from a collection.


J919 - Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite $ 60
Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite from Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J919a.jpg] Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite from Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J919b.jpg] Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite from Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J919c.jpg] Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite from Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J919d.jpg]

Light green crystals of Ankerite with Analcime in a vug in solid, bright blue Sodalite.


K155 - Adamite $ 60
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/k155a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/k155b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/k155c.jpg]

Stout, individual crystals of Adamite in a Limonite vug. Largest crystal is 1 x 1 cm. Ex. Allen Winans collection.


J932 - Spinel $ 150
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


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Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J932a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J932b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J932c.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystal from a new find at Ruaha. Complete all around and undamaged except for a contact/damage at one tip. Good luster and translucency.


K122 - Copper $ 160
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/k122a.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/k122b.jpg] Copper from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/k122c.jpg]

Solid, heavy mass of crystalline Copper from the historic Bisbee mining district.


K141 - Amethyst scepter $ 140
Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA
miniature - 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


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Amethyst scepter from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k141a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k141b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k141c.jpg]

Transparent Quartz scepter with Amethyst and smokey coloration. Complete all around and undamaged.


K142 - Amethyst scepter $ 140
Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Amethyst scepter from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k142a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k142b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k142c.jpg]

Transparent Quartz scepter with Amethyst and smokey coloration. Complete all around and undamaged.


K125 - Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite $ 180
San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/k125a.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/k125b.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/k125c.jpg] Franckeite (Var: Potosíite) with Franckeite from San Jose Mine, Cercado Province, Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/k125d.jpg]

A fine example of the rare sulfosalt species, Franckeite, covered with crystals of what was formerly known as Potosiite (now discredited). Potosiite is the variety of Franckeite that is tin-poor in its chemistry with crystals more tabular in shape. There are large, flat individual crystals on this specimen to 6 x 6mm. A rare specimen.


K169 - Brucite $ 400
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 12 x 10 x 3 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k169a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k169b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k169c.jpg]

Large specimen of solid Brucite without matrix. Large radial crystal groups to 4.5cm wide, well crystallized all around and undamaged. Medium yellow color, translucent, thick and sturdy.


J988 - Calcite on Amethyst $ 225
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
cabinet - 15 x 11 x 5 cm


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Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J988a.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J988b.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J988c.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J988d.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J988e.jpg]

A large Calcite crystal on Amethyst. The calcite crystal is 9cm. The Amethyst has great deep purple coloration. The Calcite is cleaved at the edge of the specimen, but otherwise the Calcite and Amethyst are undamaged. Very showy piece out of an old collection.


J987 - Axinite $ 150
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J987a.jpg] Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J987b.jpg] Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J987c.jpg]

Bladed purple Axinite crystals on matrix from one of the world's best localities for the species. A little green Epidote adds color contrast. Largest crystal is 2.2cm.


J999 - Celestite on Sulfur $ 80
Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J999a.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J999b.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J999c.jpg]

White Clestite crystals on Sulfur. Main crystal is 2cm and double-terminated. Undamaged specimen.


J994 - Pyrite $ 50
Chester, Vermont, USA
cabinet - 11 x 7 x 4 cm


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Pyrite from Chester, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/J994a.jpg] Pyrite from Chester, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/J994b.jpg] Pyrite from Chester, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/J994c.jpg] Pyrite from Chester, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/J994d.jpg] Pyrite from Chester, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/J994e.jpg] Pyrite from Chester, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/J994f.jpg]

Hundreds of bright, brassy Pyrite cubes embedded in matrix. Neat locality piece.


K223 - Sand Calcite $ 80
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6 x 3 cm


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Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/K223a.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/K223b.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/K223c.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/K223d.jpg]

Double-terminated Calcite crystals heavily included by sand. A very clean example from this famous loacality. This is a specimen I've owned since I was about 10 years old.
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