Selected Specimens

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M357 - Uvarovite $ 250
Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M357a.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M357b.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M357c.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M357d.jpg]

Two intergrown deep green Uvarovite crystals to 9mm on Quartz. The central 9mm crystal is complete, with another crystal below and a partial crystal attached to the top. There are small amounts of Pyrite in the Quartz matrix.


M356 - Uvarovite $ 250
Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M356a.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M356b.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M356c.jpg] Uvarovite from Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland [db_pics/pics/M356d.jpg]

Single 1.3cm deep green Uvarovite crystal in Quartz. The crystal is nearly complete, with a flat but broken surface on one face. There are small amounts of Pyrite in the Quartz matrix.


K923 - Azurite with Malachite $ 80
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K923a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K923b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K923c.jpg]

Cluster of deep blue Azurite crystals with a minor amount of attached Malachite. This is from what is called the Watercourse Pocket of the mine which produced some of the best specimens ever found there. Specimens from this pocket were composed of interlocking, lustrous crystals such as these. Like many from this pocket, it is a floater with small needle-like crystals of Malachite attached. This specimen features a 1.9cm main crystal with smaller intergrown crystals.


M344 - Chrysocolla with ? $ 80
79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3 cm


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Chrysocolla with ? from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M344a.jpg] Chrysocolla with ? from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M344b.jpg] Chrysocolla with ? from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M344c.jpg] Chrysocolla with ? from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M344e.jpg] Chrysocolla with ? from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M344f.jpg]

Translucent blue/green Chrysocolla occurs here as both massive and spherical formation. Much of the Chrysocolla is covered by platy groups and spheres of black and gold unidentified species. Out of an old collection from the 1970s.


M343 - Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite, Apophyllite on Calcite $ 90
Gaspe Copper Mine, Murdochville, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite, Apophyllite on Calcite from Gaspe Copper Mine, Murdochville, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/M343a.jpg] Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite, Apophyllite on Calcite from Gaspe Copper Mine, Murdochville, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/M343b.jpg] Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite, Apophyllite on Calcite from Gaspe Copper Mine, Murdochville, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/M343c.jpg] Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite, Apophyllite on Calcite from Gaspe Copper Mine, Murdochville, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/M343d.jpg] Chalcopyrite, Pyrrhotite, Apophyllite on Calcite from Gaspe Copper Mine, Murdochville, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/M343e.jpg]

Single, thick Calcite crystal with attached flattened rosettes of Pyrrhotite to 7mm and tiny 2-3mm clear Apophyllite crystals. Much of the crystals is coated by micro Chalcopyrite.


M370 - Garnet on Aquamarine $ 650
Zambia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm


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Garnet on Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M370a.jpg] Garnet on Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M370b.jpg] Garnet on Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M370c.jpg] Garnet on Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M370d.jpg] Garnet on Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M370e.jpg]

Large single Aqua crystal with excellent deep blue color. Terminated on one end and has a large red Garnet and Muscovite attached to one side. Translucent with areas of transparency.


M330 - Stilbite with Quartz $ 125
Garrawilla, Gunnadah, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


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Stilbite with Quartz from Garrawilla, Gunnadah, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M330a.jpg] Stilbite with Quartz from Garrawilla, Gunnadah, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M330b.jpg] Stilbite with Quartz from Garrawilla, Gunnadah, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M330c.jpg] Stilbite with Quartz from Garrawilla, Gunnadah, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/M330d.jpg]

Cluster of 4 orange Stilbite crystals on a matrix covered by drusy Quartz. Small Quartz crystals are scattered across the surface of the Stilbite crystals.


M284 - Quartz $ 125
Herkimer, New York, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/M284a.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/M284b.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/M284c.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/M284d.jpg]

Vuggy rock matrix. The vugs are lined with drusy Quartz crystals and two of the vugs contain double-terminated Quartz crystals known as 'Herkimer Diamonds', the largest measuring 1.6cm wide.


M434 - Copper $ 350
Corocoro, La Paz, Bolivia
small cabinet - 9.3 x 5.5 x 0.7 cm


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Copper from Corocoro, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/M434a.jpg] Copper from Corocoro, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/M434b.jpg] Copper from Corocoro, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/M434c.jpg] Copper from Corocoro, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/M434d.jpg] Copper from Corocoro, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/M434e.jpg]

Specimen of thick, interconnected Copper crystals. A nice thick, sturdy and nice looking Copper specimen. A good Copper from a locality most famous for it's Copper after Aragonite psuedomorphs.


M411 - Silver on Copper $ 250
Escanaba, Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Silver on Copper from Escanaba, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M411a.jpg] Silver on Copper from Escanaba, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M411b.jpg] Silver on Copper from Escanaba, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M411c.jpg] Silver on Copper from Escanaba, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M411d.jpg]

Mass of Silver and Copper known as a 'half breed'. Weighs 40 grams.


M412 - Copper in Calcite with Epidote $ 220
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.4 x 2.9 x 2 cm


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Copper in Calcite with Epidote from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M412a.jpg] Copper in Calcite with Epidote from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M412b.jpg] Copper in Calcite with Epidote from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M412c.jpg] Copper in Calcite with Epidote from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M412d.jpg]

Scalenohedral Calcite crystals with inclusions of Copper. There is Copper both inside and protruding from the Calcite. The matrix is covered on all sides by micro green Epidote crystals.


M414 - Copper $ 90
Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm


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Copper from Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/M414a.jpg] Copper from Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/M414b.jpg] Copper from Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/M414c.jpg] Copper from Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/M414e.jpg]

12 specimens of dendritic Copper crystals from Germany. The old label attributes it to the MerKur Mine, though I don't see a record of Copper from that mine.


M415 - Copper $ 125
Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Copper from Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/M415a.jpg] Copper from Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/M415b.jpg] Copper from Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/M415c.jpg]

Specimen of dendritic Copper crystals from Germany. The old label attributes it to the MerKur Mine, though I don't see a record of Copper from that mine.


M427 - Copper $ 325
Ajo, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.6 x 1.3 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M427a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M427b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M427c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M427d.jpg]

Group of large Copper crystals. Well formed crystals complete all around and good from either side.


M440 - Copper $ 100
Ajo, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8.8 x 8 x 0.8 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M440a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M440b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M440c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M440d.jpg]

Large thick sheet of solid Copper.
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