Selected Specimens

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J913 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 120
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J913a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J913b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J913c.jpg]

Good coverage of translucent, satiny green Smithsonite on matrix.


J810 - Feldspar var. Moonstone $ 800
Namalulu, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810a.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810b.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810c.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810d.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J810e.jpg]

Blocky, grey/white Felspar crystals from a recent (and seemingly one time) find of crystallized moonstone from Tanzania. This is the single best specimen I've seen with both quality, well formed crystals and good color. The main crystal is 4.1cm wide and displays a satiny blue color across the end surfaces. This 'Schiller effect' is seen when you turn the crystal under lighting. Good color can be seen on a number of the other smaller crystals too. Moonstone crystals are rare!


J979 - Mimetite $ 750
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 5 cm


Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J979a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J979b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J979c.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J979d.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J979e.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J979f.jpg]

Large specimen of fiery golden Mimetite crystals to 8mm in size. There are a few missing crystals but it's generally free of damage. Saw cut on back and base.


J920 - Copper $ 750
Ajo, Arizona, USA
large cabinet - 32 x 13.5 x 1.2 cm


Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J920a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J920b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J920c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J920d.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J920e.jpg]

Massive Ajo Copper with a row of tall crystals to 13cm. This formed in a thin seam and has a uniform thickness throughout the specimen. This was in an old collection I bought and based on the other minerals in the collection, I estimate it's from the 1970s or 1980s.


J777 - Cuprite on Copper $ 200
unknown
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm


Cuprite on Copper from unknown [db_pics/pics/J777a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from unknown [db_pics/pics/J777b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from unknown [db_pics/pics/J777c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from unknown [db_pics/pics/J777d.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from unknown [db_pics/pics/J777e.jpg]

Octahedral Cuprite crystals covering Copper. Out and collection with no locality given, and therefore priced low.


J780 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 280
Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 8.2 x 3 x 2 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/J780a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/J780b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/J780c.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/J780d.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/J780e.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/J780f.jpg]

Gemmy, well terminated Kunzite crystal with attached Stilbite crystals on one side. Stilbite, a zeolite mineral, is not commonly found in granitic pegmatites. With this specimen you have both a rarity and and beautiful display piece. Chipping on one edge near the termiantion, otherwise complete all around and undamaged. Good Stilbite crystals on this one.


J897 - Amethyst scepters $ 650
Washington Camp, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Amethyst scepters from Washington Camp, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J897a.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Washington Camp, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J897b.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Washington Camp, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J897c.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Washington Camp, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J897d.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Washington Camp, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J897e.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Washington Camp, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J897f.jpg]

Classic old Arizona specimen with whie Quartz crystals and amethyst scepters to 4.5cm tall. Undamaged.


J956 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J956a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J956b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J956c.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J956d.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j956aa.jpg]

Large Tsavorite crystals on a matrix of Pyrite, Quartz, Graphite and another unidentified dark purple mineral. The crystals are large, reaching 2.7cm wide. There is two lower left side crystals but overall it's in good condition. There are also some good individual Graphite crystals present. Matrix Tsavorite spcimens with such large crystals are uncommon.


J771 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 275
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm


Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J771a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J771b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J771c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J771d.jpg]

Spherical crystal groups of orange Orpiment and red crystals of Hutchinsonite on matrix. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 7mm long.


J772 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 225
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J772a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J772b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J772c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J772d.jpg]

Spherical crystal groups of orange Orpiment and red crystals of Hutchinsonite on matrix. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 7mm long.


J931 - Spinel $ 150
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J931a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J931b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J931c.jpg]

Single octahedron of translucent purple Spinel. Slight chipping present but overall a good, sharp single.


J774 - Clinoatacamite $ 290
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J774a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J774b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J774c.jpg]

Selenite and Chrysocolla lined vug with large, robust crystals of dark green Clinoatacamite to 9mm. The Clinoatacamite is especially good on this one. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens. The Lily Mine is now closed.


J775 - Clinoatacamite $ 200
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 3.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775c.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775d.jpg]

Selenite and Chrysocolla lined vug with large, robust crystals of dark green Clinoatacamite. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens. The Lily Mine is now closed.


K114 - Grossular $ 150
Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
large cabinet - 17 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Grossular from Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/k114a.jpg] Grossular from Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/k114b.jpg] Grossular from Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/k114c.jpg] Grossular from Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/k114d.jpg] Grossular from Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/k114e.jpg] Grossular from Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/k114f.jpg] Grossular from Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/k114g.jpg]

Large specimen with front face covered with orange Grossular crystals to 7mm. Saw cut on back and base. Comes with an old hand written label.


K110 - Axinite $ 150
Obira, Kyushu, Japan
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/k110a.jpg] Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/k110b.jpg] Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/k110c.jpg]

Dense clusters of bladed Axinite crystals to 1cm. Crystals are transparent to translucent.



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