Selected Specimens

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J697 - Actinolite, Chlorite in Quartz $ 250
Plumas Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10 x 4 x 4 cm


Actinolite, Chlorite in Quartz from Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J697a.jpg] Actinolite, Chlorite in Quartz from Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J697b.jpg] Actinolite, Chlorite in Quartz from Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J697c.jpg] Actinolite, Chlorite in Quartz from Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J697d.jpg]

Large double-terminated Quartz crystal with inclusions of thick needles of Actinolite and a mossy green mass of Chlorite. Undamaged crystals with a mixture of frosty and glassy surface luster.


J699 - Brookite in Quartz $ 200
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm


Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J699a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J699b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J699c.jpg]

Bright and transparent Quartz crystal with inclusions of Brookite crystals. This is an excellent example with long Brookite crystals, some of which are fully included in the Quartz and others that partially extend out of the Quartz. The central Brookite extends from the base of the Quartz right up the middle to the very tip of the Quartz! The Quartz is also mostly recrystallized on the base. Great crystal!!


J700 - Mimetite $ 450
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan, Guangdong, China
miniature - 5.0 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm


Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan, Guangdong, China [db_pics/pics/J700a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan, Guangdong, China [db_pics/pics/J700b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan, Guangdong, China [db_pics/pics/J700c.jpg]

Bright, lustrous, and gemmy Mimetite crystals on matrix. This was an early pick from Arkenstone stock when they first came out years ago (2004?). Quality undamaged specimen with great color.


J703 - Spessartine $ 150
Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J703a.jpg] Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J703b.jpg] Spessartine from Ageti, Oyo State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J703c.jpg]

Gemmy single Spessartine crystal from recents finds in Nigeria. The crystal is complete and transparent with a well saturated red/orange color. Most in the lot had contacts, this one is good all around.


J712 - Aquamarine $ 120
Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
miniature - 3.8 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/J712a.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/J712b.jpg] Aquamarine from Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/J712c.jpg]

Transparent Aquamarine crystal with the good blue color Vietnamese Aqua are known for. An undamaged crystal that is fully transparent top to bottom..


J713 - Stilbite $ 350
Maharashtras State, India
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 4 cm


Stilbite from Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/J713a.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/J713b.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/J713c.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/J713d.jpg]

Double-terminated Stilbite on a matrix of drusy Quartz crystals. This is not your average Stilbite, with much better quality and presence than most. The crystal has a well saturated peach coloration and is 5.5cm tall with smaller crystals sticking out the sides. Stands up dramatically on the Quartz for great display. Good from all sides and undamaged. A really good one!!


J711 - Tsavorite in Quartz $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm


Tsavorite in Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J711a.jpg] Tsavorite in Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J711b.jpg] Tsavorite in Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J711c.jpg] Tsavorite in Quartz from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j711d.jpg]

Transparent smokey Quartz 'gumdrop' with an included crystal of Tsavorite. The Tsavorite is the elongated, faden style found here in recent years and is approximately 1.7cm long. Well polished on all sides.


J633 - Peridot $ 300
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J633a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J633b.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J633c.jpg]

Transparent Peridot crystal with great green color and a wonderful, slightly etched surface. Though small, this crystal instantly stood out from the many other typical Peridot crystals in a parcel I was reviewing due to it's brightness, color, and almost polished looking surface luster.


J225 - Spessartine $ 65
Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J225a.jpg] Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J225b.jpg] Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J225c.jpg]

Faceted Spessartine gemstone. A 5mm round weighing 0.75 carats. Good orange color.


J273 - Spessartine $ 120
Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J273a.jpg] Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J273b.jpg] Spessartine from Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J273c.jpg]

Faceted Spessartine gemstone. A 6mm round weighing 1.25 carats. Good orange color.


J725 - Barite $ 220
Flagstaff Mountain, Northport, Stevens Co., Washington, USA
cabinet - 13 x 12 x 6 cm


Barite from Flagstaff Mountain, Northport, Stevens Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/J725a.jpg] Barite from Flagstaff Mountain, Northport, Stevens Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/J725b.jpg] Barite from Flagstaff Mountain, Northport, Stevens Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/J725c.jpg]

Good coverage of yellow Barite crystals to 1.5cm on a tan rock matrix from an obscure USA locality. Excellent condition and alrged sized.


J726 - Hemimorphite $ 180
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 14 x 9 x 8 cm


Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J726a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J726b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J726c.jpg] Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J726d.jpg]

Large open vugs in Limonite matrix filled with brilliantly lustrous Hemimorphite crystals.


J727 - Wulfenite $ 75
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.0 x 6 x 4 cm


Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J727a.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J727b.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J727c.jpg]

Transparent golden Wulfenite crystals to 1.2cm on matrix. There are some damaged crystals but many good ones.


J728 - Descloizite $ 240
Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 14 x 8 x 7 cm


Descloizite from Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J728a.jpg] Descloizite from Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J728b.jpg] Descloizite from Commercial Cramer Mine, Georgetown, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/J728c.jpg]

Sparkling red microcrystals of Descloizite with an uncommon red/orange coloration. The Descolizite is present over an area 10cm wide. Neat old specimen out of a collection from an obscure and defunct USA locality.


J729 - Fluorite $ 280
Eastgate Quarry, Durham, England
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 4 cm


Fluorite from Eastgate Quarry, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/J729a.jpg] Fluorite from Eastgate Quarry, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/J729b.jpg] Fluorite from Eastgate Quarry, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/J729c.jpg]

Transparent yellow Fluorite cubes covering the entire top surface. Out of an old collection and in excellent condition without any bruising or dings.



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