Selected Specimens

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K510 - Garnet, Dravite in Graphite $ 150
Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm


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Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K510a.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K510b.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K510c.jpg] Garnet, Dravite in Graphite from Red Embers Mine, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/K510d.jpg]

3 red Garnet crystals in a matrix of grey Graphite. Small dark crystals of Dravite are also embedded in the Graphite. The Garnets reach 12mm in diameter and have been analyzed as mostly Almandine with a touch of Pyrope in the outer layers. These make stunning specimens due to the fact that the Graphite has been removed from around the backs of the Garnets allowing light to pass through the crystals, creating glowing 'red embers'.


K363 - Quartz $ 150
Himalaya Mtns., India
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363a.jpg] Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363b.jpg] Quartz from Himalaya Mtns., India [db_pics/pics/K363c.jpg]

Water-clear, colorless Quartz crystals from the Indian Himalayas. Slight chipping on one back termination face, otherwise perfect. Stands upright for display.


K459 - Prehnite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K459a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K459b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K459c.jpg]

Spherical groups of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals on Graphite. Great color with large distinct crystals.


K462 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K462a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K462b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K462c.jpg]

Grouping of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals with a slight amount of attached Graphite. Great color with large distinct crystals. There is also an attached crystal of whitish Chabazite. Slight chipping is present but overall in great condition and a very good one for Merelani Prehnite.


K362 - Brucite $ 300
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4.9 x 2 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K362a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K362b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K362c.jpg]

Bright lemon yellow Brucite crystals from the original finds of a couple years ago. I looked through hundreds of specimens to find the brightest, most deeply saturated yellow specimens such as this. This specimen is solid Brucite and is well crystallized on both sides. The bright yellow Brucite formed as a second generation over a thin piece of white Brucite. These new specimens from Pakistan are world's best for the species.


K230 - Copper $ 200
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 15 x 9.5 x 8 cm


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Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/K230a.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/K230b.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/K230d.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/K230f.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/K230g.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/k230c.jpg]

Large specimen with hackly masses of Copper sticking out all over. A very colorful piece with green Epidote, a red rock matrix, and bright Turquoise blue areas.


K511 - Tourmaline on Quartz $ 1850
Pederniera Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 15 x 10 x 7 cm


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Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K511a.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K511b.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K511c.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K511d.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K511e.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Pederniera Mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K511h.jpg]

Large, floater specimen of multi-colored Tourmaline crystals on a large Quartz crystal. This is an old specimen dating back to the early days of the mine (I am told the 1980s). Even though they are all from the same pocket, the Tourmalines show a variety of colors and form - some with dark terminations, others with yellowish terminations, and some with pink cores. The best is a 4cm well terminated crystal of transparent green with a yellow termination. The Quartz crystal is rehealed on the bottom. This is a great (and inexpensive) specimen for a collector who wants to put together a Pederniera collection reflecting the various pockets and styles found at the mine.


K447 - Prehnite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K447a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K447b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K447c.jpg]

Intergrown rosettes of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals. Great color with large distinct crystals. Well crystallized all around and nearly a floater with just a small area contacted against Graphite. Slight chipping is present but overall in great condition and a very good one for Merelani Prehnite.


K458 - Prehnite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458d.jpg]

Rosette of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals with an attached partial cluster. Solid Prehnite with a flat backside due to growth against Calcite. Main crystal cluster is 4.5cm wide.


K460 - Prehnite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K460a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K460b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K460c.jpg]

Clusters of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals. Solid Prehnite with a flat backside due to growth against Calcite. Quality, large crystals.


K449 - Prehnite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K449a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K449b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K449c.jpg]

Clusters of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals. Solid Prehnite with a flat backside with a thin layer of attached Graphite. Good quality specimen with large distinct crystals.


J955 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 280
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 12.5 x 10 x 7 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955e.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955f.jpg]

Large sulfide rich matrix with botryoidal Orpiment and red crystals of Hutchinsonite. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 6mm long and both the Orpiment and Hutchinsonite are present on two sides of this large display piece.


K158 - Brucite $ 200
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 13 x 8.5 x 3 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158d.jpg]

Large specimen of solid Brucite without matrix. Large radial crystal groups, larger and thicker than most. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. Medium yellow color, translucent, thick and sturdy.


K427 - Rhodolite gemstone $ 350
Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427a.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427b.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427c.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427e.jpg]

Well saturated red Rhodolite garnet gemstone weighing 4.14 carats. I bought this from gem dealer Rick Kennedy about 20 years ago for about $250.


J961 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 160
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 5 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961d.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961e.jpg]

Large sulfide rich matrix with botryoidal Orpiment and red crystals of Hutchinsonite. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach over 1cm long and both the Orpiment and Hutchinsonite richly cover the specimen.
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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
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115

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