Selected Specimens

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D351 - Smokey Quartz on Feldspar $ 120
Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351a.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351b.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351c.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351d.jpg] Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from Dogtooth Peak, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D351e.jpg]

Smokey Quartz on Feldspar from a well known California locality. This is a great example out of an old collection. The Quartz is 2.5cm and transparent - much more so than average specimens from the locality, and in perfect condition. A fine quality specimen, especially for a California suite.


D287 - Stilbite, Laumontite, Clinoptilolite $ 60
Bozeman Pass, Livingston, Gallatin Co., Montana, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Stilbite, Laumontite, Clinoptilolite from Bozeman Pass, Livingston, Gallatin Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D287a.jpg] Stilbite, Laumontite, Clinoptilolite from Bozeman Pass, Livingston, Gallatin Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D287b.jpg] Stilbite, Laumontite, Clinoptilolite from Bozeman Pass, Livingston, Gallatin Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D287c.jpg] Stilbite, Laumontite, Clinoptilolite from Bozeman Pass, Livingston, Gallatin Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D287d.jpg] Stilbite, Laumontite, Clinoptilolite from Bozeman Pass, Livingston, Gallatin Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D287e.jpg]

A 2.2 cm cluster of Stilbite on matrix covered by Laumontite and Clinoptilolite. A fun suite of Montana zeolites.


M709 - Enstatite $ 125
Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709b.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709c.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M709d.jpg]

Complete single gem crystal, facet quality. Good luster and a good, though slightly etched, termination. Crystals from this find are usually only suitable for facet rough as most are unterminated and etched, in fact this crystal was pulled from facet rough. Specimen quality Enstatite crystals are uncommon.


M791 - Tsavorite $ 125
Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, ARusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M791d.jpg]

Single Tsavorite crystal with good glassy luster a bright green coloration.


D299 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 375
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
large cabinet - 22 x 18 x 5 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D299a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D299c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D299d.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D299e.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D299f.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D299g.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D299h.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D299i.jpg]

Large plate of Schist hosting Benitoite, Neptunite and white Natrolite. I count 8 Benitoite crystals to 1.4cm in size plus dozens of Neptunite crystals. Some crystals are contacted, but many are in perfect condition. Large plates of Benitoite like this are hard to come by, especially at a price like this.


D293 - Harmotome $ 125
Strontian, Argyll, Scotland
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm


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Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293a.jpg] Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293b.jpg] Harmotome from Strontian, Argyll, Scotland [db_pics/pics/D293c.jpg]

Pearlescent white Harmotome crystals on matrix. An uncommon classic from Scotland.


D294 - Tarnowitzite $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294a.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294b.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294c.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D294d.jpg]

Pearlescent white Tarnowitzite crystals covering the top surface of matrix. A Tsumeb classic.


D432 - Liddicoatite $ 230
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 0.3 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D432a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D432b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D432c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by a clear zone, then a thin green zone, then finally a bright pink, transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 5.07 grams.


D435 - Liddicoatite $ 350
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 0.3 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D435c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by a thin yellow zone, then bright pink surrounding a transparent red central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 8.71 grams.


D436 - Liddicoatite $ 300
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
thumbnail - 3 x 2.4 x 0.4 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D436c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind followed by a clear zone, then a thin green zone, then finally a bright pink, transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 6.58 grams.


D442 - Liddicoatite $ 450
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 0.4 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/D442c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Dark rind that shows areas of blue followed by a hot pink zone, and a orange/yellow transparent central zone. Well polished on both sides, weighs 23.66 grams.


D446 - Beraunite $ 50
Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm


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Beraunite from Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/D446a.jpg] Beraunite from Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/D446b.jpg] Beraunite from Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/D446c.jpg] Beraunite from Foote Lithium Co. Mine, Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/D446d.jpg]

Five specimens of Beraunite crystals mounted atop wooden posts in a perky box. Golden acicular crystals of this rare phosphate mineral.


D447 - Malachite $ 120
Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Malachite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D447a.jpg] Malachite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D447b.jpg] Malachite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/D447c.jpg]

Spherical groups of Malachite on matrix, largest sphere is 1.1cm wide. A fine quality Morenci specimen.


D448 - Huebnerite on Quartz $ 120
Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Huebnerite on Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D448a.jpg] Huebnerite on Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D448b.jpg] Huebnerite on Quartz from Black Pine Mine, Philipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/D448c.jpg]

Small but highly aesthetic specimen with a single red Huebnerite crystal atop Quartz crystals. The Hubnerite crystal is 7mm tall. Great locality piece.


D450 - Almandine $ 125
unknown
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


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Almandine from unknown [db_pics/pics/D450a.jpg] Almandine from unknown [db_pics/pics/D450b.jpg] Almandine from unknown [db_pics/pics/D450c.jpg] Almandine from unknown [db_pics/pics/D450d.jpg]

Single complete Almandine crystal out of an old collection without any given locality information, though most of the specimens in the collection were from the USA. Well crystallized all around with one face showing a naturally etched indentation. Bright flashed of red are visible inside.
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