Selected Specimens

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AF208 - Carrollite $ 300
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208d.jpg]

Well formed single cuboctahedral crystal with a grey surface patina. This is from the Lorraine Sofia collection and likely predates the big Carrollite finds that started in 2001. High quality and undamaged


TU168 - Elbaite $ 470
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm


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Elbaite from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tu168a.jpg] Elbaite from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tu168b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single crystal with a blue/purple body color and a cranberry termination.


TZ361 - Tremolite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz361a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz361b.jpg]

Single Tremolite crystal with smooth faces and a good termination - much better than average for these which are usually very etched or etched-looking. Ex. Alex Schauss collection.


CH103 - Fluorite on Ferberite $ 290
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm


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Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103a.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103b.jpg] Fluorite on Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch103c.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite cubes atop a Ferberite crystal. The Fluorites are glassy and undamaged.


CH107 - Fluorite on Muscovite $ 1500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 5 cm


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Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107a.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107b.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107c.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue Fluorite cubes on a matrix of Muscovite. The Fluorites are glassy and undamaged. Chalcopyrite crystals are present along the left side.


TU180 - Azurite with Malachite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180d.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached. Undamaged floater cluster composed of 4 intergrown crystals. Superb.


TU181 - Azurite with Malachite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2 x 2 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu181a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu181b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu181c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached. Floater cluster of intergrown crystals, nearly perfect with just a couple tiny contacts.


TU185 - Azurite $ 350
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu185a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu185b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu185c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached. Undamaged floater cluster composed of 4 intergrown crystals. Superb.


TU193 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu193a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu193b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu193c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color. Top crystal is a 1.8 cm double terminated crystal complete all around.


TU196 - Azurite $ 650
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.4 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu196a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu196b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu196c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on a small amount of matrix featuring a fine, large 2.8cm tall and 2.2 cm wide main crystal. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color. Fine and undamaged.


TU198 - Azurite $ 450
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu198a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu198b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu198c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu198d.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on matrix. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color. Undamaged and fine quality. The main crystal is perfect, 2.5 cm wide and double-terminated.


A979 - Anatase $ 350 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 11 x 6.5 x 5.0 cm


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Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979c.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979d.jpg]

At least 15 fine Anatase crystals on matrix with Albite and Quartz crystals. Sharp, lustrous and undamaged crystals.


TZ369 - Dravite $ 300 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 150
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm


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Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz369a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz369b.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz369c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal with a very rich emerald green color. Complete and undamaged.A little dark but with an intense green when backlit.


TS212 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 375
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.3 x 3.6 x 1.2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


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Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts212a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts212b.jpg]

Classic specimen of well separated crystals of Dioptase on white Calcite. Clean with a ding to the edge of upper right crystal.


TS215 - Smithsonite $ 2500
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215c.jpg]

Large, sharp pink Smithsonite on matrix. Main crystals is 2.2cm across and pristine. Good silky luster and very translucent.

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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
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