Selected Specimens

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SV494 - Pyromorphite $ 1800
Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany [db_pics/pics/SV494e.jpg]

Large single compound crystal of Pyromorphite from the Friedrichssegen Mine in Germany. The specimen has the classic form and color for the mine.  There are two missing crystals in the lower center area, otherwise in pristine condition all around. Comes with an old Gene Schlepp label.


SV483 - Wulfenite $ 125
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483d.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV483e.jpg]

Transparent orange Wulfenite crystals from Los Lamentos. This is the old style with thin, transparent crystals. There are a few very nice transparent 'window pane' crystals on this specimen. Better than photos.


SV459 - Copper with Prehnite $ 750
Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm


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Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459a.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459b.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459c.jpg] Copper with Prehnite from Osceola Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/SV459d.jpg]

Massive Calcite, Prehnite and Copper with a crystallized vug of the same species. There is a large 4cm Copper crystal in the vug as well as a mass of Prehnite that rises up and contains 2 well formed Copper crystals to 2.5cm wide.


SV470 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV470a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV470b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV470c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV470d.jpg]

Single purple blue Tanzanite crystal with a bit of attached Graphite. Complete all around with good transparency. Unheated natural crystal. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection. This is an older piece purchased by Erich from Werner Radl in 1996 for $207.


SV480 - Rutile $ 275
Champion Mine, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


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Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV480a.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV480b.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mts, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV480c.jpg]

A robust 2cm Rutile crystal in Pyrophyllite with other smaller Rutile crystals. Collected long ago from the now closed Champion Mine in the remote White Mountains of California. The main crystal is sharp and undamaged, dark with hints of red coloration.


SV512 - Langite $ 450
Mountain Mine, Alhillies, County Cork, Ireland
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Langite from Mountain Mine, Alhillies, County Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV512a.jpg] Langite from Mountain Mine, Alhillies, County Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV512c.jpg] Langite from Mountain Mine, Alhillies, County Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV512d.jpg]

Blue to blue-green Langite covering the front surface of specimen. The Langite is more green at the bottom and a more intense teal blue with better crystals at the top. Langite is a rare copper sulfate, some of the best of which are found in Ireland. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV513 - Sphalerite on Dolomite $ 175
Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Sphalerite on Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV513a.jpg] Sphalerite on Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV513c.jpg] Sphalerite on Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV513d.jpg] Sphalerite on Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV513e.jpg] Sphalerite on Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV513f.jpg]

Gemmy yellow Sphalerite crystals on white Dolomite. These were a very limited occurrence in Panel 18 of the main north orebody. Collected by Stephan Moreton who was lucky to be there at just the right time. Yellow is an uncommon and sought after color for Sphalerite. Small but bright and gemmy crystals. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV514 - Gold $ 1500
St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514a.jpg] Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514b.jpg] Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514c.jpg] Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514d.jpg] Gold from St. Patricks Pocket, Lecanvey Prospect, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV514e.jpg]

Abundant Gold and black sulfides in an open pocket of vuggy Quartz. Mined in April 2007 from the 'B' vein of the Lecanvey prospect. The mountain where this was found, Croagh Patrick, is famous as Ireland's holy mountain, where it's patron saint, Patrick, is said to have fasted and prayed.  St. Patrick's pocket was a small area of porous quartz where sulfide (likely pyrite) had long ago oxidised and washed out, leaving the Gold.  This is considered an exceptionally rich specimen from the find.  The Gold is approximately 85% gold and 15% silver. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV518 - Langite $ 650
Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 4 cm


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Langite from Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV518a.jpg] Langite from Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV518b.jpg] Langite from Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV518c.jpg] Langite from Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV518d.jpg]

Blue to blue-green Langite covering the front surface of specimen. The Langite is an intense teal blue with lots of crystals. Langite is a rare copper sulfate, some of the best of which are found in Ireland. Ex. Jim Knight, Tim Sherburn collections.


SV524 - Sphalerite, Quartz, Dolomite $ 350
Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
small cabinet - 9.2 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Sphalerite, Quartz, Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV524a.jpg] Sphalerite, Quartz, Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV524b.jpg] Sphalerite, Quartz, Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV524e.jpg] Sphalerite, Quartz, Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV524f.jpg] Sphalerite, Quartz, Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV524g.jpg]

Red 'ruby-blende' Sphalerite with Quartz crystals and Dolomite. The Mogul Mine was a large zinc-lead mine that closed in 1982 and was famous for it's Sphalerite and Galena specimens. Comes with a couple old dealer labels including Isis Minerals and Richard Barstow. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV525 - Sphalerite with Galena $ 150
Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Sphalerite with Galena from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV525a.jpg] Sphalerite with Galena from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV525b.jpg] Sphalerite with Galena from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV525c.jpg] Sphalerite with Galena from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV525d.jpg]

Gemmy yellow Sphalerite crystals to 4-5mm in a vug with Galena and Pyrite. These were a very limited occurrence in Panel 18 of the main north orebody. Collected by Stephan Moreton who was lucky to be there at just the right time.Yellow is an uncommon and sought after color for Sphalerite. Bright and gemmy crystals collected in September 2007. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV501 - Sphalerite with Dolomite $ 220
Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
small cabinet - 7.2 x 4 x 4 cm


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Sphalerite with Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV501a.jpg] Sphalerite with Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV501b.jpg] Sphalerite with Dolomite from Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV501c.jpg]

Gemmy yellow Sphalerite crystals with white Dolomite crystals. These were a very limited occurrence in Panel 18 of the main north orebody. Collected by Stephan Moreton who was lucky to be there at just the right time. Yellow is an uncommon and sought after color for Sphalerite and the gemmy crystals on this piece reach 6mm. High quality bright and gemmy crystals. collected in September 2007. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV504 - Sulfur $ 50
Owenriff River, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Sulfur from Owenriff River, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV504a.jpg] Sulfur from Owenriff River, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV504b.jpg] Sulfur from Owenriff River, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV504c.jpg] Sulfur from Owenriff River, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV504d.jpg]

Nodule of solid Sulfur in a hard grey rock matrix. There is a small vug of white Calcite crystals just below the Sulfur. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


SV505 - Quartz on Dolomite $ 80
Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Quartz on Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV505a.jpg] Quartz on Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV505b.jpg] Quartz on Dolomite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV505c.jpg]

Cluster of transparent Quartz crystals on tan Dolomite. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, purchased by Tim in 2006 from the David Green collection.


SV506 - Aragonite on Calcite $ 50
Clinty Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Aragonite on Calcite from Clinty Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV506a.jpg] Aragonite on Calcite from Clinty Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV506b.jpg] Aragonite on Calcite from Clinty Quarry, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/SV506c.jpg]

Pretty specimen with orange Aragonite needles in a vug lined by translucent botryoidal yellow Calcite. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.
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