Selected Specimens

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M880 - Fluorite $ 600
La Barre Mine, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône-Alpes, France
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4.5 x 2.7 cm


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Fluorite from La Barre Mine, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M880a.jpg] Fluorite from La Barre Mine, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M880b.jpg] Fluorite from La Barre Mine, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M880c.jpg] Fluorite from La Barre Mine, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M880e.jpg]

Intensely colored blue Fluorite crystal from the La Barre Mine. The color is a pleasing deep blue, just what you would want in Fluorite, with lots of well defined phantoms. There is some edge wear but it's in good condition overall, and highly transparent. I think it looks nicer in person than the photos as you can see the depth and range of colors better. Comes with a custom Lucite base.


M881 - Copper $ 180
Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Copper from Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M881a.jpg] Copper from Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M881c.jpg] Copper from Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M881e.jpg] Copper from Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M881f.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen from an old collection. Lots of branches loaded with crystals, individual crytals to 1cm in size.


M878 - Opal after Bamboo $ 1200
Banten, Java, Indonesia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/M878a.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/M878b.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/M878e.jpg] Opal after Bamboo from Banten, Java, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/M878g.jpg]

Black opal that has completely replaced a section of fossil Bamboo from recent finds in Java. It has a bright play of color on one side and also shows fine detail of the former bamboo. These were found in the past 2 years and are uncommon. You can find the color on the outside surfaces of many of these, but what makes this piece uncommon and much rarer than most is the pinfire color visible on both ends, indicating that there is play of color inside the entire specimen! Few have this.


M554 - Pyrite with Enargite $ 140
Morococha Mine, Junin Region, Peru
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Pyrite with Enargite from Morococha Mine, Junin Region, Peru [db_pics/pics/M554a.jpg] Pyrite with Enargite from Morococha Mine, Junin Region, Peru [db_pics/pics/M554b.jpg] Pyrite with Enargite from Morococha Mine, Junin Region, Peru [db_pics/pics/M554c.jpg] Pyrite with Enargite from Morococha Mine, Junin Region, Peru [db_pics/pics/M554d.jpg]

Pyrite specimens always make some of the brightest and showy of mineral specimens, and those with octahedral crystals such as this old timer are mush less common than most. This specimen has well formed crystals to 2.5cm wide intergrown with grey Enargite crystals and dates back to approximately the 1980s.The Morococha mine is a large silver mine located in the center of Peru in Junín Region.


M850 - Sanidine $ 350
Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar
miniature - 3.3 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm


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Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M850a.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M850b.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M850c.jpg] Sanidine from Itrongay, Betroka, Anosy Region, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/M850d.jpg]

Felspar is a mineral not ususally known for fine collector gem crystals, but at this locality in Madagascar, amazing water clear crystals are sometimes found. This is a well terminated crystal in excellent condition, crystallized all around with some damage on the back face. The crystal has a good yellow coloration and is internally transparent. The faces alternate from smooth and glassy to a curvy surface texture that is common to these and always reminds me of a topographic map. Weighs 22.8 grams.


M884 - Rhodochrosite on Quartz $ 225
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M884a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M884b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/M884c.jpg]

Reddish pink rhombs of Rhodochrosite on sparkly white crystals of Quartz and small Pyrite crystals. A Colorado classic.


M855 - Chrome Tremolite $ 95
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.5 cm


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Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M855a.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M855b.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M855c.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M855d.jpg]

Vivid green Tremolite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Complete all around and well terminatedd (most are unterminated shards). Like many other minerals from Merelani, the Tremolite found here is considered the best in the world. Glassy and undamaged.


M854 - Chrome Tremolite $ 125
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1 x 0.5 cm


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Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M854a.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M854b.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M854c.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M854d.jpg]

Vivid green Tremolite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Complete all around and well terminatedd (most are unterminated shards). Like many other minerals from Merelani, the Tremolite found here is considered the best in the world. Glassy and undamaged.


M851 - Chrome Tremolite $ 95
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm


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Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M851a.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M851b.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M851c.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M851d.jpg]

Vivid green Tremolite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Complete all around and well terminatedd (most are unterminated shards). Like many other minerals from Merelani, the Tremolite found here is considered the best in the world. Glassy and undamaged.


M875 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 375
Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M875a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M875b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M875c.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/M875d.jpg]

Excellent example of Cuprite crystal altering to Malachite from Chessy, the very best of a small lot I reviewed that had recently been relased for sale. Complete single crystal with great form and smooth surface luster. Undamaged. Old, classic specimen possibly from the 1800s.


M512 - Atacamite $ 75
La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Shile
miniature - 5 x 4 x 1.8 cm


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Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Shile [db_pics/pics/M512a.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Shile [db_pics/pics/M512b.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Shile [db_pics/pics/M512c.jpg]

Lustrous forest green crystals of Atacamite with Chrysocolla and white Halloysite. Highly mineralized example with good coverage of crystals over matrix.


M905 - Aquamarine on Quartz $ 350
Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1 x 1 cm


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Aquamarine on Quartz from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/M905a.jpg] Aquamarine on Quartz from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/M905b.jpg] Aquamarine on Quartz from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province,Vietnam [db_pics/pics/M905d.jpg]

Transparent Aquamarine crystal attached to a smokey Quartz crystal. The Aquamarine is unusualy transparent, perfect and undamaged with good color, especially for a small size. The Smokey Quartz shows good termination faces on the front, is contacted at the back. A sweet little gem of a thumbnail!


M888 - Ilvaite $ 180
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.5 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M888a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M888b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M888c.jpg]

Thick, glossy single black Ilvaite crystal with typical chisel-shaped termination. There is a small area of Quartz in one termination face that has caused an indentation in the face. I'm not sure if it natural growth or damage as the Quartz itself is fully crystallized. Complete all around. Good large, thick crystal.


M903 - Tourmaline $ 160
Malkan, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M903a.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M903b.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M903c.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M903d.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal with a yellow/brown base and pink termination. Slight chipping on one edge otherwise undamaged. Complete all around. Weighs 16.18 grams.


M922 - Tourmaline $ 250
Malkan, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.6 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


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Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M922a.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M922b.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M922c.jpg] Tourmaline from Malkan, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/M922d.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal with a yellow/brown base and pink termination. Translucent to transparent with strong color (the yellow zone is transparent and the pink zone is more translucent). Complete all around and undamaged. Weighs 19.7 grams.

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85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
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