Selected Specimens

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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 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.


M604 - Childrenite - Eosphorite $ 75
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


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Childrenite - Eosphorite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M604a.jpg] Childrenite - Eosphorite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M604b.jpg] Childrenite - Eosphorite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M604c.jpg] Childrenite - Eosphorite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M604d.jpg]

Pair of intergrown crystals of Childrenite-Eosphorite series. Left crystal is sharp and perfect. Crystal on right has a chip on the termination that can be hidden from view behind the left crystal.


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.


M612 - Morganite $ 450
Kunar, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.3 cm


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Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M612a.jpg] Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M612b.jpg] Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M612c.jpg] Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/M612d.jpg]

Two pink Morganite crystals set in white Albite crystals. The Morganite crystals sit one in front of the other and are transparent, about 2cm in diameter each. Fine quality, undamaged crystals


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.


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.

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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

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