Selected Specimens

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TS194 - Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite $ 240 (=~ ¥ 25435)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2 cm


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Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194a.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194b.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194c.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194d.jpg]

Fine quality Hausmanite (sharply formed with very bright, satiny luster) with an attached pale yellow Ettringite crystal on red Andradite.


TZ252 - Prehnite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31794)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252c.jpg]

Blue Prehnite specimen about as good as these get form wise as most of these are massess of crystals with at least some damage around the edges. This is a clean group front and back, nearly a floater with some traces of Graphite on the bottom where it was attached. These have a nice color change between shades of blue in different lighting.


SA701 - Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite $ 900 (=~ ¥ 95382)
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701a.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701b.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701c.jpg]

Rare spherical cluster of Vauxite crystals. Vauxite group is 2.4cm in diameter.


SA702 - Ludlamite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 63588)
Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


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Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702a.jpg] Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702b.jpg] Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702c.jpg]

1.4cm crystal of Ludlamite on matrix with Siderite. Aesthtics and quality are superb, undamaged.


SA705 - Apatite with Pyrite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 42392)
Julcani Mine, Peru
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


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Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705a.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705b.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705c.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705d.jpg]

Hard to find, old time specimen of yellow/green Apatite associated with Pyrite. The apatite has good luster, is double-terminated, perfect and undamaged.


AF558 - Gaudefroyite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 63588)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558a.jpg] Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558b.jpg] Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558c.jpg]

Thick Gaudefroyite crystals on Manganite matrix. The crystals reach 13 x 7mm in size. Rare piece.


TZ283 - Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite $ 380 (=~ ¥ 40272) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 228 (=~ ¥ 24163)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm


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Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283a.jpg] Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283b.jpg] Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283c.jpg]

Floater group of Sphalerite crystals in excellent condition with attached Graphite and backside and bottom coated by Calcite crystals. Complete and undamaged. A really nice example and not a common Merelani specimen. Original list price was $380.


TZ284 - Tanzanite on Calcite $ 650 (=~ ¥ 68887)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 4 cm


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Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284a.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284b.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284c.jpg] Tanzanite on Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz284d.jpg]

Large Calcite crystal with attached Graphite and gem Tanzanite. The Calcite is clear with an outer coating of translucent, satiny Calcite. The Tanzanite is 1.6cm long, gemmy and undamaged.


PAK112 - Quartz $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31794) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897)
North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan
small cabinet - 9.3 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz from North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak112a.jpg] Quartz from North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak112b.jpg]

Floater specimen of faden Quartz with the majority of the specimen a flat, tabular form. Undamaged.


NA954 - Serandite with Analcime $ 480 (=~ ¥ 50870)
Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 3.5 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


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Serandite with Analcime from Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na954a.jpg] Serandite with Analcime from Mont St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na954b.jpg]

Single well terminated Serandite crystal, more elongated in form than most, with the classic association of white Analcime crystals.


A304 - Calcite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 26495) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125 (=~ ¥ 13248)
Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a304a.jpg] Calcite from Daye Mine, Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a304b.jpg]

Translucent yelow/green Calcite crystal from a new find. An unusual neon color similar to Brazilianite color. Only 2 flats of this material were available at the show with one Chinese dealer, and 90% of those were only partial crystals, this one being one of the best complete crystals.


E519 - Manganite $ 2500 (=~ ¥ 264950)
Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519c.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519d.jpg]

Cluster of large crystals of Manganite, with individual crystals to 2.5cm tall and 1.2cm across on the terminations. Ex. Ralph Merril and W.F. Davidson collections. The Merril label indicates it was purchased in 1954 for $350.


A306 - Quartz with Calcite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 21196)
Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306a.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306b.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306c.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306d.jpg]

Lustrous and sharp sceptered Quartz crystal associated with peach colored Calcite crystals. Undamaged.


E354 - Cuprite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


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Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of sharp Cuprite crystals. Complete all around with some contacting at the base.


E355 - Cuprite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 21196)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


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Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e355a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e355b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e355c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of sharp Cuprite crystals. A complete floater but with a couple areas where other crystals were intergrown. Tiny amounts of copper and silver attached.
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