Selected Specimens

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M421 - Copper with ? $ 240
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421a.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421b.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421c.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421d.jpg]

Branching, arborescent cluster of Copper crystals from Tsumeb. One side of the cluster is coated by tiny acicular 'fuzzy' brown/black crystals of an unknown species.


M501 - Fluorite $ 220
Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M501a.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M501b.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M501c.jpg] Fluorite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M501d.jpg]

Transparent cubes of Fluorite on matrix. The crystals are about 1cm in size with bevelled edges, clear with purple cores.


M606 - Tourmaline $ 1200
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M606a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M606b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M606c.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M606d.jpg]

Single blue-cap Tourmaline mined in 2003. Vivid blue cap over green with a red core. Weighs 15.3 grams.


M591 - Rhodochrosite on Quartz $ 120
Butte, Montana, USA
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/M591a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/m591b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/m591c.jpg]

Mound-shaped specimen covered by white drusy Quartz crystals and sprinkled with pink Rhodochrosite crystals. Old timer from the famous Butte mining district.


M502 - Aurichalcite, Plattnerite $ 150
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502a.jpg] Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502b.jpg] Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502c.jpg]

Vuggy Limonite matrix with blue/green Aurichalcite and black Plattnerite. Good crystals all over, front and back and filling vugs.


M633 - Enstatite $ 350
Kilosa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M633a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M633c.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M633d.jpg]

Large single crystal of transparent Enstatite. This are typically found are partially etched crystals, but gem quality Enstatite is rare. This is the largest I've seen in some time.


M630 - Enstatite $ 120
Kilosa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630b.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630c.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630d.jpg]

Single crystal of transparent Enstatite. A partially etched and rehealed crystal with a good termination. Not perfect but gem quality Enstatite is rare.


M369 - Aquamarine $ 500
Zambia
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 2.3 cm


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Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M369a.jpg] Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M369b.jpg] Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M369c.jpg] Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M369d.jpg] Aquamarine from Zambia [db_pics/pics/M369e.jpg]

Large double-terminated Aquamarine crystal with a uniform shape. Translucent with a well saturated medium blue color. Complete all around and undamaged except for a few slight chips.


M635 - Scapolite $ 250
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M635a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M635b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M635c.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M635d.jpg]

Bi-color Scapolite crystal that is part red and cat's-eye and part transparent and golden. Complete all around and undamaged except for a chip out of one lower side face. The cat's-eye shimmer can be seen when held sideways under a light. These red crystals are uncommon.


M625 - Tanzanite with Diopside $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625a.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625b.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625c.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M625d.jpg]

Uncommon and interesting Merelani specimen consisting of a 2.5cm terminated Tanzanite side-by-side with a 3cm Diopside, however the terminations are pointing in opposite directions. Never seen one like this before.


M626 - Tanzanite with Diopside $ 1500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm


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Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626a.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626b.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626c.jpg] Tanzanite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M626e.jpg]

Uncommon, aesthetic Merelani specimen consisting of two terminated Tanzanite crystals associated with Diopside. Stands upright on it's own and is complete all around. There is a small chip on the backside of the larger 3cm crystal, otherwise perfect and undamaged all around. Unheated and natural. Really stands out from the more commonly seen single crystals.


M536 - Galena with Calcite $ 225
Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536a.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536b.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536c.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536d.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M536e.jpg]

Large single Galena cube, 6cm on the diagonal, with an attached 5.5cm golden Calcite crystal. Classic USA specimen with a clean, aesthetic look.


M634 - Tsavorite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M634a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M634b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M634c.jpg]

Glassy single crystal with good color, high luster.


M544 - Fluorite $ 120
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M544a.jpg] Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M544b.jpg] Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M544c.jpg] Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/M544d.jpg]

Translucent puple cubes of Fluorite. Slight edge wear but in overall good condition.


M409 - Tsavorite $ 1500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M409a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M409b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M409c.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite. Though not highly gemmy, it's undamaged with impressive size and great color.
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