Selected Specimens

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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.


AB114 - Tanzanite $ 2800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab114a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab114b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ab114c.jpg]

High quality single crystal, very gemmy near termination. Trichroic with good red color up the C-axis. Natural, unheated, and undamaged. Weighs 116 carats.


K967 - Dioptase $ 3500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.2 x 3.8 x 8 cm


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Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K967a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K967b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/K967c.jpg]

Large, gemmy Dioptase crystals on matrix. Crystals reach 1.5cm long. I ofund one micro chip on one edge, otherwise entirely undamaged. I bought this piece from Clive Queit about 20 years ago in Tucson. Beautiful large crystals.


K968 - Copper with Cuprite $ 380 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 190
Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 4 cm


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Copper with Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K968a.jpg] Copper with Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K968b.jpg] Copper with Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K968c.jpg] Copper with Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K968d.jpg]

Specimen of solid Copper and Cuprite with octahedrons of Cuprite and areas of bright Copper everywhere you look.


K965 - Rhodochrosite $ 2400
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K965a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K965b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K965c.jpg]

Crystals of translucent Rhodochroiste over a small bit of Manganite matrix. Undamaged.


K964 - Cassiterite, Fluorite, Apatite, Quartz $ 1800
Hunan, China
cabinet - 15 x 8.5 x 4 cm


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Cassiterite, Fluorite, Apatite, Quartz from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K964a.jpg] Cassiterite, Fluorite, Apatite, Quartz from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K964b.jpg] Cassiterite, Fluorite, Apatite, Quartz from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K964c.jpg] Cassiterite, Fluorite, Apatite, Quartz from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K964d.jpg] Cassiterite, Fluorite, Apatite, Quartz from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/K964e.jpg]

Old Chinese Fluorite specimen from about 20-30 years ago or more when Chinese minerals were first coming out and unfortunately no specific mine name was available. The association with Cassiterite and purple Apatite is unusual. The Fluorite forms somewhat globular crystals to 2.5cm in size and are transparent. The Cassiterite reach 1.5cm and are highly lustrous. Both species are well distributed on the matrix and are undamaged. On the lower right side there are 4 purple Apatite crystals to 8mm in size.


K963 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 450
Berbes, Asturias, Spain
cabinet - 13 x 11 x 6 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K963a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K963b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K963c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K963d.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/K963e.jpg]

Large specimen of Transparent cubic Fluorite crystals to 2 cm on front with white Calcite crystals covering the backside. The Fluorite are transparent with a light purple color and have dark purple corners. Ex. Jordi Fabre.


K953 - Sphaerosiderite $ 125
Neunkirchen, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg, Westphalia, Germany
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Sphaerosiderite from Neunkirchen, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg, Westphalia, Germany [db_pics/pics/K953a.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Neunkirchen, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg, Westphalia, Germany [db_pics/pics/K953b.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Neunkirchen, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg, Westphalia, Germany [db_pics/pics/K953c.jpg]

Botryoidal Sphaerosiderite lining vuggy matrix. Old specimen from the early 1900s.


K889 - Spessartine $ 950
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K889a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K889b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K889c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K889d.jpg]

Large, gemmy complete single Spessartine crystal from the original find near Loliondo. The vast majority were partial crystals or crystals so included they looked almost black. This one has a minimal amount of black inclusions and an overall bright citrus orange color. A side from a few small edge chips, it is totally undamaged with equant form. Weighs 60.87 grams.


K415 - Emerald gemstone $ 200
Colombia
thumbnail - 0.5 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Emerald gemstone from Colombia [db_pics/pics/K415a.jpg] Emerald gemstone from Colombia [db_pics/pics/K415b.jpg] Emerald gemstone from Colombia [db_pics/pics/K415c.jpg]

Transparent medium green Emerald gemstone. Good uniform color with a minimum of inclusions. 5mm emerald cut gem. Weighs 0.55 carats.


K869 - Tsavorite with Diopside, Graphite $ 260 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 130
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside, Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K869a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K869b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K869c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K869d.jpg]

Large, flat Graphite-rich matrix covered by Graphite crystals, Diopside, and gem Tsavorite crystals to 7mm in size. Good larger sized example.


K941 - Brucite $ 300
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 10 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K941a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K941b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K941c.jpg]

Large, thick somewhat pinwheel formation of translucent yellow Brucite on a bit of matrix from recent finds in Pakistan. Undamaged and good from both sides, this is a very thick formation. The Brucite is well crystallized all around, characteristic of open pocket growth and not growth in tight, contacted seams as are most. An excellent example that is just plain more massive than most.


M229 - Quartz $ 150
Narushima, Nagasaki Pref., Japan
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 0.3 cm


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Quartz from Narushima, Nagasaki Pref., Japan [db_pics/pics/M229a.jpg] Quartz from Narushima, Nagasaki Pref., Japan [db_pics/pics/M229b.jpg] Quartz from Narushima, Nagasaki Pref., Japan [db_pics/pics/M229c.jpg] Quartz from Narushima, Nagasaki Pref., Japan [db_pics/pics/M229d.jpg]

Transparent Japan-twinned Quartz crystal from Japan. Clean and undamaged. Out of an old collection built in the 1970s-80s.


M238 - Pyrite on Scheelite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Tae Hwa Mine (Tong Wha Mine), Neungam-ri, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


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Pyrite on Scheelite from Tae Hwa Mine (Tong Wha Mine), Neungam-ri, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea [db_pics/pics/M238a.jpg] Pyrite on Scheelite from Tae Hwa Mine (Tong Wha Mine), Neungam-ri, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea [db_pics/pics/M238b.jpg] Pyrite on Scheelite from Tae Hwa Mine (Tong Wha Mine), Neungam-ri, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea [db_pics/pics/M238c.jpg]

Dusting of sparkly Pyrite crystals atop the surface of an octahedral Scheelite. Out of an old collection built in the 1970s-80s.

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