Selected Specimens

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ST194 - Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 250
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 4 cm


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Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194a.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194b.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194c.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194d.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194e.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194f.jpg]

Bladed crystal groups of green Malachite atop bright pink Cobaltoan Calcite. There are smaller deep emerald green crystal groups atop the bladed Malachite.


ST191 - Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 200
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191a.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191c.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191d.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191e.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite one one side, and bright green Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite on the other side. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful,colorful display piece.


ST192 - Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz $ 300
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192d.jpg]

Unusual finger-like formations of pink Cobaltoan Calcite in a Quartz crystal lined vug. The individual crystal aggregates rach 8mm tall.


ST189 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 350
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189d.jpg]

Dark olive green Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The Kolwezite forms a superb 'pinwheel' formation 1.3cm wide. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species.


SV305 - Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


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Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305a.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305b.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305c.jpg] Tsavorite, Calcite, Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV305d.jpg]

Elongated faden-like Tsavorite crystals on a matrix of Calcite crystals. This is an uncommon form of Tsavorite (Grossular) that are not often seen on matrix. There is a Diopside crystal and small Pyrite crystals in association. Great thumbnail from the Merelani Tanzanite mines.


ST268 - Pyromorphite $ 1250
Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268f.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268g.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268j.jpg]

Beautiful cluster of two generations of Pyromorphite. The first generation in comprised of larger orange crystals of arsenian Pyromorphite with crystals to 1.5cm upon which grew very bright, lustrous yellow to green Pyromorphite.


ST271 - Wulfenite $ 950
Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271a.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271b.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271c.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271d.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271e.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271f.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271.mp4]

Translucent, tabular orange Wulfenite crystals to 2.1cm in size on a dark matrix. A showy example of a less common style from this prolific locality.


ST270 - Adamite $ 1250
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5 x 3.3 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270c.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270d.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270f.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270.mp4]

Vivid yellow to yellow/green 'pinwheel' crystal clusters on Limonite. Beautiful color.


ST243 - Spinel $ 500
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 3.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243d.jpg]

An 1.5cm crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete, slightly elongated octahedron with good transparency.


ST245 - Spinel $ 400
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245c.jpg]

An 1.2cm crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete, slightly elongated octahedron with good transparency (like glass inside, you could cut gems).


ST253 - Sphene (Titanite) $ 250
Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


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Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253a.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253b.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253c.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253d.jpg]

Two twinned Sphene crystals on a small matrix forming a superb and uncommon thumbnail. The largest crystal is 1.5cm and both are sharp and glassy. Complete all around and undamaged and could be displayed in a number of directions.


ST278 - Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz $ 500
Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 6.5 cm


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Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278a.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278b.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278c.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278e.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278h.jpg] Dumortierite, Hematite (?) in Quartz from Vaca Morta quarry, Serra da Vereda, Boquira, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST278i.jpg]

Large double-terminated Quartz crystal with a variety of inclusions including blue Dumortierite and bladed crystals of Hematite. Purchased at the 2021 Tucson show from a large lot of recently mined Quartz from this locality, this was one of only two crystals available with these interesting banded clay (?) inclusions. There is a blue band of Dumortierite through the center with tan colored inclusions in one termination and black metallic Hematite in both terminations. There is a little bit of contacting from other crystals around the center but in good condition overall. Unusual Quartz for a Quartz collector.


ST226 - Lazulite $ 120
Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226a.jpg] Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226b.jpg] Lazulite from Graves Mtn., Georgia, USA [db_pics/pics/ST226c.jpg]

Sharp single crystal with good blue color and attached micro Pyrite.


ST282 - Woodhouseite $ 200
Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 6 cm


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Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282a.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282b.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282c.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282d.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282e.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST282f.jpg]

Rich specimen with numerous crystals of the uncommon mineral Woodhouseite. The best crystal is a pristine yellow/tan crystal 4.5mm in size well protected in a vug.


ST240 - Kammererite $ 150
Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm


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Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240a.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240b.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240c.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Daglari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/ST240d.jpg]

Rare specimen of the chromium rich Clinochore varietal known as Kammererite. Main crystal is 5mm in size and present on a druse of smaller crystals.

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