Selected Specimens

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K940 - Rhodochrosite with Quartz $ 1500
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Peru
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Peru [db_pics/pics/K940a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Peru [db_pics/pics/K940b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Peru [db_pics/pics/K940c.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Peru [db_pics/pics/K940d.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon, Peru [db_pics/pics/K940e.jpg]

Dense coverage of exceptionally glassy, gemmy Rhodochrosite crystals with a nice balance of accenting Quartz crystals. Undamaged, superb example.


K939 - Apophyllite $ 350
Rahuri, Maharashtra State, India
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Apophyllite from Rahuri, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/K939a.jpg] Apophyllite from Rahuri, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/K939b.jpg] Apophyllite from Rahuri, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/K939c.jpg]

Colorless Apophyllite that has overgrown another tan colored Zeolite to create a 'disco ball' formation. I remeber these were available once about 5-6 years ago and I've not seen them since, this one released recently from a private collection. Sparkly and undamaged.


K943 - Galena $ 200
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


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Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943a.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943b.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943c.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943d.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943e.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/K943f.jpg]

Single, somewhat rectangular crystal of Galena sitting upright on a small amount of matrix. Complete all around and more aesthetic than most.


K527 - Spessartine $ 650
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 3 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K527a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K527b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K527c.jpg]

Complete 'citrus' orange Spessartine crystal from old finds in Tanzania. These were mostly found as partial or damaged crystals with perfect complete crystals such as this much less common. Equant form with very minimal edge wear, otherwise no damage. There are a few small areas of black Braunite inclusions, otherwise it's nothing but gemmy orange. These were often cut up into spectacular gemstones, and this one could cut a number of small gems.


K909 - Apatite with Chalcopyrite $ 125
Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909a.jpg] Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909b.jpg] Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909c.jpg] Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909d.jpg] Apatite with Chalcopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K909e.jpg]

Two colorless Apatite crystals to 7mm associated with numerous Chalcopyrite crystals. Old specimen I've had for about 40 years.


K944 - Mimetite $ 400
Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


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Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944a.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944b.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944c.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944d.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/K944e.jpg]

Floater specimen of Mimetite crystals attached to the sides of a small shard of Limonite matrix. The Mimetite crystals are chunky and reach 8mm in diameter.


K921 - Prehnite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.3 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K921a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K921b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K921c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K921d.jpg]

Formation of large, tooth-like Prehnite crystals over a small amount of Graphite. Beautiful rosette-like formation that is complete all around. Slight chipping to some crystals but in good condition overall with good color and translucency.


K936 - Quartz var. Polyhedral Agate $ 900
Paraiba, Brazil
cabinet - 13 x 8 x 9 cm


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Quartz var. Polyhedral Agate from Paraiba, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K936a.jpg] Quartz var. Polyhedral Agate from Paraiba, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K936b.jpg] Quartz var. Polyhedral Agate from Paraiba, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K936c.jpg] Quartz var. Polyhedral Agate from Paraiba, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K936d.jpg] Quartz var. Polyhedral Agate from Paraiba, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K936e.jpg]

Rare polyhedral Agate from Brazil, famous for the their angular geometric shapes rather than the more typical agate form of rounded nodules. How these formed is still debated but the general consensus is that they are the result of agate forming in the space between preexisting crystals of other minerals such as gypsum, barite, or anhydrite. These were found in the 1970s and the locality that used to produce them is now under water due to the construction of a dam. This is a good large example in excellent condition.


K134 - Copper $ 350
Cliff Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Copper from Cliff Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k134a.jpg] Copper from Cliff Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k134b.jpg] Copper from Cliff Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k134c.jpg] Copper from Cliff Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k134d.jpg] Copper from Cliff Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k134e.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen with a good patina. Comes with an old Mike Bermann label.


AB101 - Aquamarine $ 480
Centervill, Boise Co., Idaho
miniature - 4.1 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Aquamarine from Centervill, Boise Co., Idaho [db_pics/pics/ab101a.jpg] Aquamarine from Centervill, Boise Co., Idaho [db_pics/pics/ab101b.jpg]

Well terminated and gemmy single Aqua from Idaho. There is a shall indentation from another crystal on part of the back surface, otherwise perfect. Collected by Geary Murdock in 1985.


AB102 - Aquamarine $ 420
Centervill, Boise Co., Idaho
miniature - 3.7 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Centervill, Boise Co., Idaho [db_pics/pics/ab102a.jpg] Aquamarine from Centervill, Boise Co., Idaho [db_pics/pics/ab102b.jpg]

Well terminated and gemmy single Aqua from Idaho. Collected by Geary Murdock in 1985.


AB104 - Copper after Azurite $ 300
Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/ab104a.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/ab104b.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/ab104c.jpg]

Cluster of Azurite that has been completely replaced by Copper. Dominant main crystal with smaller crystals atttached to the front center. Complete on both sides with well defined, sharp edges and undamaged. A remarkable and fantastic specimen.


AB108 - Smithsonite $ 650
Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe, Zambia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Smithsonite from Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/ab108a.jpg] Smithsonite from Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/ab108b.jpg] Smithsonite from Broken Hill Mine, Kabwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/ab108c.jpg]

Two large, double-terminated Smithsonite crystals that display dramatically on matrix. This locality is not known for volumes of specimens but I have seen the occasional really interesting specimen from here over the years and this counts as one of them. The largest Smithsonite is 3.6cm wide and the specimen displays well from either side. There are unfortunately small cleaves on the tip of each crystal, but they don't ditract that much, especially when considering the rarity of the piece and the overall visual impact.


AB111 - Gold $ 900
El Dorado Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.2 x 0.4 cm


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Gold from El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ab111a.jpg] Gold from El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ab111b.jpg] Gold from El Dorado Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ab111c.jpg]

Wide, thick crystal of Gold showing a a broad, flat face on the front with clusters of smaller crystals attached to the backside. Weighs 3.26 grams.


AB113 - Tanzanite $ 3000
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 0.7 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab113a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab113b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab113c.jpg]

Stunning bi-color Tanzanite crystal of yellow over vivid purple/blue. This crystal has superb luster and unusually uniform shape, retaining an even 7mm thickness all the way from the base to the termination. There are two chips, including one on the back termination, but the sheer pizzaz and dramatic coloration greatly overcomes it, it's that pretty and unique. The best bi-color Tanzanite I've ever had. Weighs 13 grams.
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