Selected Specimens

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D649 - Mimetite with Calcite $ 60 (=~ CAN$ 77)
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D649a.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D649b.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D649c.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D649d.jpg]

Satiny spheres and botryoidal growths of yellow and yellowbrown Mimetite and clear Calcite crystals on a reddish brown limonite matrix. Loads of great crystals lining a vug on the front face of the specimen with larger Mimetite along the right side. Very aesthetic example from this find. Recently mined in 2020 in Santa Eulalia.


ST405 - Amethyst $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 514)
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.2 x 5 x 4 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST405a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST405b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST405c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST405d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Amethyst crystals to 3.3 cm on matrix. High quality undamaged specimen with both the good 'grape' coloration and the green Epidote rich matrix. .


ST403 - Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


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Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST403a.jpg] Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST403b.jpg] Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST403c.jpg] Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST403d.jpg]

Purple Lepidolite and white Albite atop a lighlty etched Orthoclase crystal. These Orthoclase with Lepidolite are instantly recognizable classics from the mine and a nice addition to round out a Himalaya Mine suite.


ST404 - Azurite $ 850 (=~ CAN$ 1092)
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST404a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST404b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST404c.jpg]

Deep blue Azurite crystals on matrix from Bisbee. The crystals are undamaged with high luster and thick, blocky form. Highly aesthetic example of Bisbee Azurite.


ST401 - Diopside $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.9 x 4 x 2 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST401a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST401b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST401c.jpg]

Cluster of large, gemmy Diopsde crystals from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The main crystal is 4.4cm and double-terminated.


ST406 - Apatite $ 240 (=~ CAN$ 308)
Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST406a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST406b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST406c.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST406d.jpg]

Gem quality yellow Apatite crystal in matrix from the well know Cerro de Mercado locality. Clean specimn that displays well. Uncommon on matrix and of this quality.


ST402 - Dioptase on/in Quartz $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase on/in Quartz from Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST402a.jpg] Dioptase on/in Quartz from Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST402b.jpg] Dioptase on/in Quartz from Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST402c.jpg]

Cluster of clear Quartz crystals with Dioptase. The main Dioptase is 1.3cm long, double-terminated, with both ends extending out opposite sides of the Quartz cluster. Old, rare specimen.


ST408 - Wulfenite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST408a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST408b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST408c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST408d.jpg]

Large, transparent single Wulfenite crystal with attached white Hydrozincite. It has a cleave along one edge (that is not distracting) otherwise it's pristine. Displays equally well from either side and has a small attached Lucite stand. Choice old classic.


ST407 - Autunite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 450)
Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Autunite from Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ST407a.jpg] Autunite from Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ST407b.jpg] Autunite from Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ST407c.jpg] Autunite from Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ST407d.jpg]

Good sized specimen of solid Autunite with a bright green-yellow coloration. The crystals form thick clusters or 'books' representative of the mine.


ST411 - Calcite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.2 x 3 cm


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Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST411a.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST411b.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST411c.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST411d.jpg]

Transparent 2.5cm Calcite crystal on matrix from Tsumeb. The matrix is a reddish Dolomite covered with green Duftite making an overall colorful specimen.


ST410 - Celestite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.2 cm


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Celestite from Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST410a.jpg] Celestite from Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST410b.jpg] Celestite from Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST410c.jpg] Celestite from Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST410d.jpg] Celestite from Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST410.mp4]

Superb example of blue Celestite from the quarrys near Salem, Indiana. Well crystallized all around with areas of transparency and highly glassy. An undamaged beauty.


ST395 - Selenite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 450)
Laurion, Attica, Greece
large cabinet - 19 x 9 x 4 cm


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Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395a.jpg] Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395b.jpg] Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395c.jpg] Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395d.jpg] Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395e.jpg]

Large, water-clear single Selenite crystal with a distinctive yellow strip running down the center. The Selenite shows 'fish tail' twinning and has another smaller included Selenite crystal.


ST394 - Heterogenite, Chrysocolla $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 771)
L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
cabinet - 14 x 10 x 6 cm


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Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394a.jpg] Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394b.jpg] Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394c.jpg] Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394d.jpg] Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394e.jpg]

Colorful specimen of botryoidal Heterogenite, Chrysocolla, small tufts of acicular Malachite, and possibly Cornetite. Ex. Gilbert Gauthier specimen with label and ex. Mike Groben collection with label. Mike's label indicates it was purchased from Gilbert in 1999 for $250 and appraised at the time at $500.


ST396 - Stilbite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 450)
Maharashtra State, India
cabinet - 11 x 9 x 6 cm


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Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396a.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396b.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396c.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396d.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396e.jpg]

Large cluster of peach colored Stilbite from the prolific basalt quarries in India. This is an excellent example with both larger sized crystals and better than average deep peach coloration. It's also undamaged and aesthetic.


ST397 - Galena $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Treece, Kansas, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Galena from Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/ST397a.jpg] Galena from Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/ST397b.jpg] Galena from Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/ST397c.jpg] Galena from Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/ST397d.jpg] Galena from Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/ST397e.jpg]

Bright metallic Galena cubes to 2.5cm on a silicified limestone matrix with red 'Ruby-Jack' Sphalerite crystals, Dolomite, and Calcite crystals from Treece, Kansas. The Galena are present on one side, but the specimen detached in the pocket and the Sphalerite and Calcite are present on all sides, making this a floater.
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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
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
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147

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