Selected Specimens

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K405 - Lawsonite $ 50
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K405a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K405b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K405c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K405d.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K405e.jpg]

Blue and white Lawsonite crystals in Glaucophane schist. Good representative specimen from the type locality, loaded with crystals. collected in 1965.


K421 - Lawsonite $ 50
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K421a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K421b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K421c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K421d.jpg]

Blue and white Lawsonite crystals in Glaucophane schist. Good representative specimen from the type locality, collected in 1965.


K393 - Tsavorite $ 175
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K393a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K393b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K393c.jpg]

Over a dozen gemmy Tsavorite crystals on Graphite. The crystals have good color, glassy luster, and reach 5mm in size.


K590 - Pyrite $ 180
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590a.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590b.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590d.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590e.jpg]

Intergrown cubes of lustrous Pyrite. Such clusters like this are much less common than single cubes. This one is composed of 5 intergrown cubes. Complete all around and undamaged.


K605 - Karpatite $ 95
Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm


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Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K605a.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K605b.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K605c.jpg]

Silica rich matrix hosting drusy Quartz and numerous areas of bright yellow Karpatite. Karpatite is an uncommon organic mineral, which is also fluorescent. Small red flecks of Cinnabar are also present. The Karpatite is present both beneath the drusy Quartz and exposed on many areas of the specimen.


K608 - Karpatite $ 95
Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K608a.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K608b.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K608c.jpg]

Silica rich matrix hosting drusy Quartz and numerous areas of bright yellow Karpatite. Karpatite is an uncommon organic mineral, which is also fluorescent. Small red flecks of Cinnabar are also present. The Karpatite is present both beneath the drusy Quartz and exposed on many areas of the specimen.


K612 - Karpatite $ 95
Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.7 cm


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Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K612a.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K612b.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K612c.jpg]

Silica rich matrix hosting drusy Quartz and numerous areas of bright yellow Karpatite. Karpatite is an uncommon organic mineral, which is also fluorescent. Small red flecks of Cinnabar are also present. The Karpatite is present both beneath the drusy Quartz and exposed on many areas of the specimen.


K617 - Karpatite $ 95
Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K617a.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K617b.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K617c.jpg]

Silica rich matrix hosting drusy Quartz and numerous areas of bright yellow Karpatite. Karpatite is an uncommon organic mineral, which is also fluorescent. Small red flecks of Cinnabar are also present. The Karpatite is present both beneath the drusy Quartz and exposed on many areas of the specimen.


K626 - Karpatite $ 95
Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K626a.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K626b.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K626c.jpg]

Silica rich matrix with Quartz and numerous areas of bright yellow Karpatite. Karpatite is an uncommon organic mineral, which is also fluorescent. Small red flecks of Cinnabar are also present. The Karpatite is exposed on many areas of the specimen.


K627 - Karpatite $ 95
Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 4 cm


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Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K627a.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K627b.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K627c.jpg]

Silica rich matrix hosting drusy Quartz and numerous areas of bright yellow Karpatite. Karpatite is an uncommon organic mineral, which is also fluorescent. Small red flecks of Cinnabar are also present. The Karpatite is present both beneath the drusy Quartz and exposed on many areas of the specimen. Long crystals to 2.5cm are encased in drusy Quartz.


K629 - Karpatite $ 95
Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K629a.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K629b.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K629c.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K629d.jpg]

Silica rich matrix with Quartz and numerous areas of bright yellow Karpatite. Karpatite is an uncommon organic mineral, which is also fluorescent. Small red flecks of Cinnabar are also present. The Karpatite is exposed on many areas of the specimen.


K635 - Karpatite $ 95
Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K635a.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K635b.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K635c.jpg]

Silica rich matrix hosting drusy Quartz and numerous areas of bright yellow Karpatite. Karpatite is an uncommon organic mineral, which is also fluorescent. Small red flecks of Cinnabar are also present. The Karpatite is exposed on many areas of the specimen.


K640 - Karpatite $ 95
Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K640a.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K640b.jpg] Karpatite from Los Picachos, near Picacho Peak, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K640c.jpg]

Silica rich matrix hosting drusy Quartz and numerous areas of bright yellow Karpatite. Karpatite is an uncommon organic mineral, which is also fluorescent. Small red flecks of Cinnabar are also present. The Karpatite is present both beneath the drusy Quartz and exposed on many areas of the specimen. Long crystals are present encased in drusy Quartz.


K648 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 150
Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648c.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystal clearly evident. Smaller individual Smithsonite crystals are scattered across the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite.


K693 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 150
Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.8 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K693d.jpg]

Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystal clearly evident. The surface of the matrix is also covered by a layer of velvety Smithsonite. This one in not the yellow color that the mine is best known for, but the large, isolated wavy crystal is spectacular and 1.7cm wide.
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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
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