Selected Specimens

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D151 - Rhodochrosite $ 3500
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 2 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d151a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d151b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d151c.jpg]

Shimmering botryoidal Rhodochrosite with top cherry red color. Previous dealer had this listed at $4,500, but I got it in trade and can offer it for less. There are a couple light scuff marks, otherwise undamaged (note that the scuff is on the left center; other lighter areas in photo are light reflections off the crystals surfaces). Translucent when backlit.


D152 - Prehnite $ 1800
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
cabinet - 12.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152e.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152f.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152g.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d152h.jpg]

Large, catepillar-like formation of Prehnite crystals. A very interesting specimen for it's unique form, distinct crystals, and coloration (way better than photos - the camera didn't pick up the blue green color well). New finds at Merelani have produced Prehnites with a color I've not seen before, sort of a mixture of both green and blue. This specimen features both typical lemon yellow and the new blue/green colored crystals. While most Prehnites from other parts of the world occur as botryoidal masses or spheres, Merelani produces well formed, distinct crystals, and this specimen is loaded wtih them. It has double-terminated clusters to 5cm and individual crystals to 3cm. There is one small smooth area where it contacted a Calcite crystal, otherwise it's a floater covered by crystals on all sides, with little if any damage. One of the best, if not the best, Merelani Prehnite I've had. Minor Pyrite and Graphite in association.


D153 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d153a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d153b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d153c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d153d.jpg]

Glassy and transparent Tsavorite crystals (green Grossular) on a Graphite matrix. Good crystals are present on the front, top, and back sides of the specimen. Individual crystals reach 7mm.


D154 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 1250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
cabinet - 12.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d154a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d154b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/d154c.jpg]

Rare large matrix sized specimen of glassy and transparent Tsavorite crystals (green Grossular), Diopside crystals, and small white crystals of Chabazite (?) on a Graphite crystal covered matrix. This is an uncommon and classic example of many minerals from the Merelani mineral suite, all in one large, colorful specimen.


D155 - Heliodor $ 750
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine
small cabinet - 6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d155a.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d155b.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d155c.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d155d.jpg]

Exquisite gem Heliodor crystal with typical etching for the locality. Excellent luster and all gem internally. This crystal has good color and visual appeal, especially for this size range. Complete and undamaged except for a shallow chip near the base of the back side (which looks surprisingly like the natural etched form). Weighs 12.92 grams.


D156 - Heliodor $ 1500
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d156a.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d156b.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d156c.jpg]

Exquisite gem Heliodor crystal with typical etching for the locality, though it retains alot ot's original hexagonal form. Good luster and all gem internally. Complete and undamaged with a naturally etched hollow area at the rear termination area. Weighs 30.73 grams.


D157 - Heliodor $ 750
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine
miniature - 4.7 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d157a.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d157b.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d157c.jpg] Heliodor from Volodarsk-Volynskii, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/d157d.jpg]

Exquisite gem Heliodor crystal with typical etching for the locality. Excellent luster and all gem internally. This crystal has good color and visual appeal, especially for this size range. Complete and undamaged. Weighs 9.70 grams.


D160 - Wulfenite $ 850
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d160a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d160b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d160c.jpg]

Intergrown orange crystals of Wulfenite. There is a small amount of matrix on back, and 2 areas of contact/damage, otherwise these are large matrixless, pristine intergrown crystals to 3.7cm. This style is less common than the typical chunky crystals on matrix. Comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


D161 - Azurite $ 800
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.3 x 2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d161a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d161b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d161c.jpg]

Undamaged floater crystal group with no points of contact - nothing but great crystals. The crystals have good luster and fantastic electric blue color. This specimen is from what was called the Watercourse Pocket. The main, central crystal has a little area of Malachite poking out one end. There has been plenty of Milpillas Azurite found, but I consider these watercours pocket floater specimens to be among the best for the mine.


D162 - Azurite $ 600
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d162a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d162b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d162c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d162d.jpg]

Floater crystal group of Azurite with no points of contact - nothing but great crystals. The crystals have good luster and fantastic electric blue color. This specimen is from what was called the Watercourse Pocket. There are some fibers of Malachite attached and a couple crystls show areas of alteration to Malachite. There si one tiny crystal that is damaged, likely due to the internal alteration to Malachite, otherwise the specimen is undamaged. There has been plenty of Milpillas Azurite found, but I consider these watercours pocket floater specimens to be among the best for the mine.


D163 - Azurite $ 800
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.3 x 2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d163a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d163b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d163c.jpg]

Undamaged floater crystal group with no points of contact - nothing but great crystals all around. The crystals have good luster and fantastic electric blue color. This specimen is from what was called the Watercourse Pocket. There has been plenty of Milpillas Azurite found, but I consider these watercours pocket floater specimens to be among the best for the mine.


D164 - Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite $ 2500
Tongbei, Fujian Province, China
cabinet - 14 x 9 x 7 cm


Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164a.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164b.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164c.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164d.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164e.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164f.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164g.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164h.jpg]

Smokey Quartz, Muscovite, Spessartine crystals and even one transparent octahedron of Fluorite atop blocky white Microcline Feldspar crystals. Well balanced specimen with transparent Smokey Quartz crystals rising up in the rear central portion and a backdrop to Spessartine crystals atop a book of Muscovite. This was the best specimen of a lot I reviewed with Debbie Meng during the first years when these were being found, perhaps 20 years ago. There are a few partial Spessartines, which look more like natural corrosion than damage. otherwise all the crystals are perfect and undamaged.


D169 - Copper after Azurite $ 200
Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/d169a.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/d169b.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/d169c.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/d169d.jpg]

A floater cluster of Azurite that has been completely replaced by Copper. Complete on both sides with well defined, sharp edges. A remarkable and fantastic specimen.


D171 - Silver in Calcite $ 180
Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate. Morocco
cabinet - 10 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Silver in Calcite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate. Morocco [db_pics/pics/d171a.jpg] Silver in Calcite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate. Morocco [db_pics/pics/d171b.jpg] Silver in Calcite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate. Morocco [db_pics/pics/d171c.jpg] Silver in Calcite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate. Morocco [db_pics/pics/d171d.jpg]

Clusters of branching Silver crystals rising out of solid white Calcite. Good sized specimen with lots of Silver.


D172 - Montebrasite $ 280
Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.9 x 0.9 cm


Montebrasite from Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/d172a.jpg] Montebrasite from Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/d172b.jpg] Montebrasite from Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/d172c.jpg] Montebrasite from Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/d172d.jpg]

Splendid gem crystal of Montebrasite. Older specimen with good lustrous crystal faces all around, medium yellow color, and good transparency. Both sides shown. Undamaged.



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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
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