Selected Specimens

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SV279 - Fluorite $ 200
Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV279a.jpg] Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV279b.jpg] Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV279c.jpg] Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV279d.jpg] Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV279e.jpg]

Purple/pink octahedral Fluorite crystals from Mina Navidad in Mexico. The crystals are transparent to translucent and reach 3cm in size. Some are partially coated/included by a thin layer of white Quartz. Undamaged, fine quality example from this mine.


SV264 - Andradite $ 200
Rongguan Mine, East Ujimqin Banner, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Andradite from Rongguan Mine, East Ujimqin Banner, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/SV264a.jpg] Andradite from Rongguan Mine, East Ujimqin Banner, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/SV264b.jpg] Andradite from Rongguan Mine, East Ujimqin Banner, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/SV264c.jpg] Andradite from Rongguan Mine, East Ujimqin Banner, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/SV264d.jpg] Andradite from Rongguan Mine, East Ujimqin Banner, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/SV264e.jpg]

Dark green Andradite crystals to 1.2cm in size from Inner Mongolia in China. Sharp, well formed crystals of many sizes with a single transparent Quartz crystal. High quality garnet specimen.


SV258 - Mimetite $ 450
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 4 cm


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Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258a.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258b.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258c.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258d.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV258e.jpg]

Bubbly mounds of yellow Mimetite from Mapimi. Great coverage of undamaged, botryoidal Mimetite with scattered crystals of Hemimorphite.


SV261 - Smithsonite after Calcite $ 400
San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV261a.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV261b.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV261c.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV261d.jpg]

Scalenohedral Calcite crystals that have been pseudomorphed to golden colored Smithsonite. These are unusual specimens that are no longer being found. A high quality, undamaged example of this find.


SV221 - Colemanite $ 600
Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Colemanite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV221x.jpg] Colemanite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV221b.jpg] Colemanite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV221c.jpg] Colemanite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SV221d.jpg]

Stark white starburst formation of Colemanite on a sparkling, cream-colored Calcite matrix. The Colemanite cluster is 4cm in size and perfect. So many Colemanite specimens are 'boring' dense clusters of similar sized crystals - this well isolated starburst really stands out and is exceptional.


SV250 - Heterogenite with Chrysocolla $ 200
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 2 cm


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Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250a.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250c.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250f.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250h.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250i.jpg] Heterogenite with Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV250j.jpg]

Botryoidal black Heterogenite with Chrysocolla on both sides of specimen.


SV251 - Sugilite (fibrous) $ 350
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 1 cm


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Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251a.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251b.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251c.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251d.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251e.jpg] Sugilite (fibrous) from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV251f.jpg]

Purple fibrous Sugilite on both sides of a thin Manganite matrix. Bright, chatoyant fibrous Sugilite occurring as tightly packed crystals, good on both sides. From a rare and limited find in 2014.


SV331 - Smokey Quartz $ 125
Magaliesberg Mtns., Gauteng, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Smokey Quartz from Magaliesberg Mtns., Gauteng, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV331a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Magaliesberg Mtns., Gauteng, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV331b.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Magaliesberg Mtns., Gauteng, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV331c.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Magaliesberg Mtns., Gauteng, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV331d.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Magaliesberg Mtns., Gauteng, South Africa [db_pics/pics/SV331e.jpg]

Cluster of hihgly lustrous 'Cactus Quartz' crystals from South Africa. The crystals are primarily smokey colors but with slight hints of Amethyst coloration. Four high quality undamged crystals in the cluster.


SV281 - Cornetite, Malachite, Chrysocolla $ 120
Kalukuluku Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, DR Congo
miniature - 4 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm


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Cornetite, Malachite, Chrysocolla from Kalukuluku Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV281a.jpg] Cornetite, Malachite, Chrysocolla from Kalukuluku Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV281b.jpg] Cornetite, Malachite, Chrysocolla from Kalukuluku Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV281c.jpg] Cornetite, Malachite, Chrysocolla from Kalukuluku Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV281d.jpg]

Botryoidal coatings of deep blue Cornetite, green Malachite, and Chrysocolla. Alternating layers of minerals over a dark mica -rich matrix. Ex. J.S. Sobolewski collection.


SV319 - Tremolite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319c.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319d.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SV319e.jpg]

Bright crystals of Chrome Tremolite on matrix from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. A superb group of large terminated and doubly-terminated crystals. These are rare to find on matrix.


SV320 - Hemimorphite on Willemite $ 150
M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Hemimorphite on Willemite from M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/SV320a.jpg] Hemimorphite on Willemite from M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/SV320b.jpg] Hemimorphite on Willemite from M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/SV320c.jpg] Hemimorphite on Willemite from M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/SV320d.jpg] Hemimorphite on Willemite from M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/SV320e.jpg]

A beautiful and fairly new find of blue Hemimorphite from the M'fouati mine in the Congo. The botryoidal and prismatic crystals of Hemimorphite grow on brownish Willemite radial aggregates.


SV306 - Malachite in Plancheite cast $ 200
Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Malachite in Plancheite cast from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV306a.jpg] Malachite in Plancheite cast from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV306b.jpg] Malachite in Plancheite cast from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV306c.jpg] Malachite in Plancheite cast from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV306d.jpg] Malachite in Plancheite cast from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV306e.jpg] Malachite in Plancheite cast from Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV306f.jpg]

Colorful specimen featuring a cluster of green Malachite crystals inside a vug in a Plancheite cast.


SV311 - Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite $ 2500
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 5.5 cm


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Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311a.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311c.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311d.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311e.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311g.jpg] Dioptase, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV311h.jpg]

Outstanding Dioptase crystals on white Calcite crystals from Tsumeb. A shallow vug of large (to 1.2cm) white Calcite crystals with sacttered, fairly isolated Dioptase. The Dioptase crystals have both good trnasparency and high luster. Some lighter gree Duftite adds even more color. There are some incomplete Dioptase along the outer edge, but the crystals in the vug are pristine. Ex. Dr. Abraham Feinberg collection.


SV256 - Tarnowitzite $ 225
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256a.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256b.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256c.jpg] Tarnowitzite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV256f.jpg]

Three stout, white crystals of Tarnowitzite on a matrix covered by slightly reddish Dolomite crystals. All the crystals are well terminated and undamaged. There is an old collection number painted on the bottom.


SV254 - Barite with Malachite $ 150
Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254a.jpg] Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254b.jpg] Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254c.jpg] Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254d.jpg] Barite with Malachite from Shangulowe Miine, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV254e.jpg]

Cluster of Barite crystals colored green by inclusions of Malachite.
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