Selected Specimens

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ST759 - Natrolite $ 150
Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.2 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm


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Natrolite from Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST759a.jpg] Natrolite from Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST759b.jpg] Natrolite from Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST759d.jpg]

Long translucent to transparent single Natrolite crystal. Perfectly terminated and complete and undamaged.


ST763 - Natrolite $ 150
Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


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Natrolite from Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST763a.jpg] Natrolite from Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST763b.jpg] Natrolite from Mwanjanga, Manyara Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST763c.jpg]

Long, transparent single Natrolite crystal. Perfectly terminated and complete and undamaged.


ST797 - Botallackite $ 325
Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England
small cabinet - 8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Botallackite from Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST797a.jpg] Botallackite from Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST797b.jpg] Botallackite from Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST797c.jpg] Botallackite from Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/ST797d.jpg]

Bright blue/green crystals of Botallackite on all sides of specimen. Botallackite is a rare secondary copper mineral and this is a very rich example from recent finds at Cligga Head.


ST772 - Calaverite with Quartz $ 1500
Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Calaverite with Quartz from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST772a.jpg] Calaverite with Quartz from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST772b.jpg] Calaverite with Quartz from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST772c.jpg] Calaverite with Quartz from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST772e.jpg] Calaverite with Quartz from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST772g.jpg]

Crystals of Calaverite, a rare Gold Telluride mineral, intergrown with Quartz. There are also areas of exposed Calaverite in the matrix.


ST783 - Red Beryl $ 1500
Violet Claims, Beaver Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/ST783a.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/ST783b.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/ST783c.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/ST783d.jpg]

Single Red Beryl crystal with a bit of attached matrix at the base. Fine quality, translucent to transparent crystal that is complete all around and undamaged.


ST782 - Chrysoberyl var. Alexandrite $ 300
Fort Victoria, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Chrysoberyl var. Alexandrite from Fort Victoria, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST782a.jpg] Chrysoberyl var. Alexandrite from Fort Victoria, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST782b.jpg] Chrysoberyl var. Alexandrite from Fort Victoria, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST782c.jpg] Chrysoberyl var. Alexandrite from Fort Victoria, Masvingo, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/ST782d.jpg]

Intergrown crystals of Alexandrite from Masvingo that changes colors from green to purple in indoor and outdoor lighting.


ST780 - Euclase $ 750
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Euclase from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST780a.jpg] Euclase from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST780b.jpg] Euclase from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST780c.jpg] Euclase from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST780d.jpg] Euclase from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST780e.jpg]

Transparent, colorless single Euclase crystal from Brazil. It's a complete and undamaged crystal though there is a bit of Muscovite and Feldspar attached to the back termination. Uncommon gem crystal.


ST687 - Amethyst $ 200
Imilchil, Midelt Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 4 cm


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Amethyst from Imilchil, Midelt Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST687a.jpg] Amethyst from Imilchil, Midelt Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST687b.jpg] Amethyst from Imilchil, Midelt Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST687c.jpg] Amethyst from Imilchil, Midelt Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST687d.jpg]

Richly colored, translucent purple crystals of Amethyst with uncommon cubic looking form.  This was a very limited find in the Imilchil area and only two pieces were available to my Moroccan supplier.


ST809 - Tennantite after Azurite $ 380
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2 cm


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Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST809a.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST809b.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST809c.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST809d.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST809f.jpg]

Crystal cluster of Tennanite after Azurite from Tsumeb. Elongated, primatic crystals of former Azurite that have been pseudomorphed to Tennantite. An undamaged floater cluster with individual crystals to 4.5cm in length.


ST800 - Microlite on Lepidolite $ 280
Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Microlite on Lepidolite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/ST800a.jpg] Microlite on Lepidolite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/ST800d.jpg] Microlite on Lepidolite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/ST800e.jpg] Microlite on Lepidolite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/ST800g.jpg]

Golden yellow Microlite crystals on Lepidolite. The Microlite form cubotahedral crystals to 5mm in size. I count 15 crystals of Microlite on the specimen. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST803 - Aquamarine $ 380
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.8 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST803a.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST803b.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST803c.jpg] Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/ST803d.jpg]

Gorgeous, glassy tabular Aquamarine crystals with Muscovite. Highly glassy and transparent crystals to 3cm wide. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection, an older specimen for the locality acquired in 1999.


ST818 - Vivianite $ 300
Morococala, Oruro, Bolivia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Vivianite from Morococala, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST818a.jpg] Vivianite from Morococala, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST818d.jpg] Vivianite from Morococala, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST818e.jpg] Vivianite from Morococala, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST818f.jpg]

Aesthetic V-shaped pair of green Vivianite crystals from Bolivia. The crystals are on a Pyrite matrix and the left crystal is doubly terminated. Undamaged specimen from the Erich Laskowski collection. His label indicates it was purchased in 1994 from Crystal Springs Mining.


ST711 - Andorite $ 180
Itos Vein, San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm


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Andorite from Itos Vein, San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST711a.jpg] Andorite from Itos Vein, San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST711b.jpg] Andorite from Itos Vein, San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/ST711c.jpg]

Metallic grey, striated single Andorite crystal from the San Jose Mine in Bolivia. Associated minerals include yellow, crust-like Cervanite, micro crystals of Rhodostannite, and Zinkenite. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST709 - Spherocobaltite $ 125
Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Spherocobaltite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST709a.jpg] Spherocobaltite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST709b.jpg] Spherocobaltite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST709d.jpg]

Well formed, deep purple/red crystals of Sperocobaltite that contrast well against the white matrix. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection.


ST775 - Silver $ 200
Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.4 cm


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Silver from Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST775a.jpg] Silver from Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST775b.jpg] Silver from Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST775c.jpg] Silver from Aspen, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/ST775d.jpg]

Aesthetic, curving Silver wires from Aspen. Fine and uncommon thumbnail.
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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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