Selected Specimens

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M505 - Vanadinite $ 250
Princess Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 2.5 cm


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Vanadinite from Princess Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M505a.jpg] Vanadinite from Princess Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M505b.jpg] Vanadinite from Princess Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M505c.jpg]

Translucent to transparent deep red crystals of Vanadinite to 4mm. Lots of well isolated crystals across the display face. From an obscure Arizona locality.


M533 - Spinel $ 1000
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533d.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/M533e.jpg]

Glassy red Spinel, a single crystal with a couple step overgrowth crystals on one corner. Undamaged and transparent, with internal imperfections that saved it from being cut. Color is everything with gems, and this has a superb blood red color. Weighs 9.2 carats.


M597 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 200
Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4 cm


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Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597c.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597d.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597e.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M597f.jpg]

Dark 1.4cm DT Calcite and another white Calcite crystal on gemmy green Fluorite. I got this piece because it's old and dates back to the 1980s when minerals were first coming out of China. The old label only shows Hunan for the locality. Though not brightly colored, the crystals are glassy, gemmy and undamaged.


M560 - Hematite on Quartz on Hematite $ 225
Cumberland, England
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm


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Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560a.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560b.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560c.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560e.jpg] Hematite on Quartz on Hematite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M560g.jpg]

Black, botryoidal 'kidney-ore' covered by large glassy Quartz crystals. A 3.5cm grouping of Hematite crystals sits amongst the Quartz crystals.


M568 - Amethyst $ 225
Guererro, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M568a.jpg] Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M568b.jpg] Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M568c.jpg]

Amethyst crystals to 5.5cm on matrix covered by tiny crystals. Old material from decades ago.


M551 - Quartz on Pyrite $ 275
Spruce Claim, King Co., Washington, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.2 x 3 cm


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Quartz on Pyrite from Spruce Claim, King Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/M551a.jpg] Quartz on Pyrite from Spruce Claim, King Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/M551c.jpg] Quartz on Pyrite from Spruce Claim, King Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/M551e.jpg] Quartz on Pyrite from Spruce Claim, King Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/M551f.jpg]

A 5cm Quartz scepter partially surrounded by a Pyrite crystal.


M553 - Tourmaline in Quartz $ 180
Taquarel, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 13.5 x 11 x 6 cm


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Tourmaline in Quartz from Taquarel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M553a.jpg] Tourmaline in Quartz from Taquarel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M553b.jpg] Tourmaline in Quartz from Taquarel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M553c.jpg] Tourmaline in Quartz from Taquarel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M553d.jpg] Tourmaline in Quartz from Taquarel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M553h.jpg] Tourmaline in Quartz from Taquarel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M553e.jpg]

Large specimen of double-terminated Quartz crystals included by needles of black Tourmaline. There are a few dings present, but there are so many perfect tips all around and it's priced at nearly the same cost as shown on it's 1970s era label. A complete floater crystallized all around. The crystals look great when backlit to show the needles of Tourmaline inside.


M593 - Calcite (twin) $ 190
McBride, British Columbia, Canada
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Calcite (twin) from McBride, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/M593a.jpg] Calcite (twin) from McBride, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/M593b.jpg] Calcite (twin) from McBride, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/M593c.jpg] Calcite (twin) from McBride, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/M593d.jpg]

Large butterfly-twin white Calcite crystal. Good on both sides, undamaged except the very bottom where it detached.


M561 - Grossular $ 50
Lake Jaco, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Grossular from Lake Jaco, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M561a.jpg] Grossular from Lake Jaco, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M561b.jpg] Grossular from Lake Jaco, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M561c.jpg] Grossular from Lake Jaco, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M561d.jpg]

Aesthetic thumbnail sized specimen of pink Grossular crystals on matrix. Crystals to 7mm.


M424 - Prehnite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M424a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M424b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M424c.jpg]

Exquisite, high quality cluster of Prehnite. If you appreciate high quality and don't mind the smaller size, this is a good one. Undamaged.


M444 - Dravite on Albite $ 250
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Dravite on Albite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M444a.jpg] Dravite on Albite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M444b.jpg] Dravite on Albite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M444c.jpg] Dravite on Albite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M444d.jpg] Dravite on Albite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M444e.jpg] Dravite on Albite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M444f.jpg]

Blue capped Dravite crystal from an unusual, one time find in 2017. This is a rare matrix specimen from the find, partially enclosed and bisected by Albite crystals. The crystal consists of a dark base followed by a translucent to transparent white zone, then a deep blue cap. The termination (blue and white zones) is partially etched but entire specimen is undamaged. Rare coloration for Dravite.


M400 - Barite $ 400
Frizington, Cumberland, England
cabinet - 11 x 7 x 7 cm


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Barite from Frizington, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M400a.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M400b.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M400c.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/M400d.jpg]

Old timer Barite specimen with large crystals to 5.5cm on matrix. The crystals are highly lustrous and undamaged except for the edge of the back crystal.


M452 - Copper $ 575
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2 cm


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Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M452a.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M452b.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M452c.jpg]

Aesthetic Copper specimen with a 3.8cm crystal atop smaller crystals of Copper.


M453 - Rhodochrosite on quartz $ 350
American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453c.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453d.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453e.jpg] Rhodochrosite on quartz from American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M453g.jpg]

Deep pink crystals of Rhodochrosite on drusy Quartz crystals. Main Rhodo crystal is 2cm in size. Some of the drusy Quartz formed as casts after a now gone mineral.


M454 - Wulfenite $ 300
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454d.jpg]

Pair of large, translucent Wulfenite crystals on a matrix covered by small glassy Calcite crystals. Wulfenite crystals reach 2.5cm wide. There is a cleave on the left edge of the main crystal, otherwise specimen is undamaged. Highly aesthetic miniature with a better orange color than most which typically tend towards a more butterscotch color.
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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
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
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131

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