Selected Specimens

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M448 - Babingtonite on Prehnite $ 240
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm


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Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448a.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448b.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448c.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448d.jpg]

Cluster of Babingtonite crystals on spheres of green Prehnite from a now old and defunct locality. The crystals are undamaged and sharply formed. It's crystallized all with the contact at the base. No longer being found.


M465 - Ettringite $ 400
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465d.jpg]

Cluster of 4 bright lemon yellow Ettringite crystals. Undamaged quality thumbnail from the Kalahari manganese fields.


M463 - Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet $ 140
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M463a.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M463b.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M463c.jpg]

Interconnected cluster of Hematite psuedomorphs after garnet, all sprinkled with lustrous black cubes of Bixbyite. Undamaged quality thumbnail.


M640 - Diaspore $ 500
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m640a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m640b.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Complete all around with perfect undamaged terminations. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M642 - Diaspore $ 250
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces one one 'arm' (other termination incomplete) and gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M644 - Diaspore $ 400
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m644a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m644b.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces one one 'arm' (other termination incomplete) and gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M646 - Diaspore $ 250
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m646a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m646b.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces, undamaged, and transparent inside. Light purple color in natural sunlight.


M647 - Diaspore $ 100
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.3 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m647a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m647b.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces, some edge cleavages, and transparent inside. Light purple color in natural sunlight.


M650 - Diaspore $ 650
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 3 x 2.6 x 0.7 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m650a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m650b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m650c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on one 'arm' (chipping on the other termination), and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight. A little bit of iron staining is more pronounced in the photos than in person, and could likely be removed.


M602 - Quartz scepter (with bubble) $ 275
Southern Zambia Province, Zambia
small cabinet - 6 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602a.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602b.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602c.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602d.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602e.jpg]

Quartz scepter from recent finds in Zambia. The scepter head has both Amethyst and smokey coloration and also contains a 3-4mm bubble that travels over 1.2cm inside. Undamaged with a rehealed base.


M567 - Fluorite with Sphalerite $ 450
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 4.5 cm


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Fluorite with Sphalerite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M567a.jpg] Fluorite with Sphalerite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M567b.jpg] Fluorite with Sphalerite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M567c.jpg] Fluorite with Sphalerite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M567d.jpg]

Cubic yellow Fluorite with a 3.5cm cluster of Sphalerite. The Fluorite has good luster and a thin light blue outer layer. Undamaged.


M555 - Quartz with Chalcopyrite $ 250
Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 5 cm


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Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555a.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555b.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555c.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555d.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555e.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555f.jpg] Quartz with Chalcopyrite from Wakefield Mine, Huachuca Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M555i.jpg]

Quartz scepter on a matrix covered by small Quartz crystals and Chalcopyrite. From an obscure old Arizona mine that produced about 100 tons of gold and silver ore from 1896 to 1940. The scepter is 2cm tall and has a highly lustrous scepter head.


M585 - Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite $ 250
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585a.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585b.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585c.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite with attached orange crystals of Wulfenite. This is the only Enlichite I've ever owned, or can recall seeing, that had the associated Wulfenite crystals. Good curving, lustrous Endlichite crystals on all sides, even the bottom.


M605 - Tremolite in Quartz $ 225
Japan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605a.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605b.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605c.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605d.jpg]

Polished Quartz included by green hair-like Tremolite along the backside.


M509 - Hematite $ 150
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


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Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509a.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509c.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509d.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509e.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509f.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509g.jpg]

Specimen of vuggy Hematite with good lustrous crystals all over, primarily along the top surface and lining the vugs.
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