Selected Specimens

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SV408 - Atacamite $ 250
La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 2 cm


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Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/SV408a.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/SV408c.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/SV408d.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/SV408e.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/SV408f.jpg]

Scintillating sprays of lustrous Atacamite crystals over Chrysocolla. A fine and very rich example for the locality.


SV402 - Calcite $ 250
Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 2 cm


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Calcite from Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV402a.jpg] Calcite from Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV402b.jpg] Calcite from Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV402c.jpg] Calcite from Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV402d.jpg] Calcite from Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV402f.jpg] Calcite from Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SV402g.jpg]

Thin plate covered by transparent Calcite crystals. Individual crystals range up to just over 1cm in size and are in perfect condtion.


SV442 - Hematite $ 125
Miguel Burnier Dist., Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1 cm


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Hematite from Miguel Burnier Dist., Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV442a.jpg] Hematite from Miguel Burnier Dist., Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV442b.jpg] Hematite from Miguel Burnier Dist., Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV442c.jpg]

Bright, metallic platy crystals of Hematite from Brazil.


SV430 - Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite $ 450
Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/SV430a.jpg] Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/SV430c.jpg] Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/SV430f.jpg] Quartz over Malachite, Cobaltian Calcite from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/SV430g.jpg]

Lustrous, clear Quartz crystals covering Malachite and bright pink Cobaltoan Calcite. It has a beautiful contrast in colors and a bright, attractive overall appearance. One of the best pieces from a small lot from several years ago and I've not seen this material again.


SV421 - Calcite on Hemimorphite $ 180
79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Calcite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV421a.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV421b.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV421c.jpg] Calcite on Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Hayden, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV421d.jpg]

Large vug lined with a thick layer of blue Hemimorphite upon which grew wavy, lenticular white Calcite crystals. Gorgeous specimen.


SV446 - Calcite $ 500
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 13.5 x 11 x 7 cm


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Calcite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV446a.jpg] Calcite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV446b.jpg] Calcite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SV446c.jpg]

Large coral-like cluster of white Calcite from Bisbee, Arizona. Rounded, branching growths of opaque white Calcite that radiate out from the base and morph into translucent bladed Calcite crystals in areas. I've never had a specimen that looks more like a piece of coral than this! A beautiful, historic specimen from the Artem Kovalev collection.


SV467 - Senegalite on Turquoise $ 175
Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal
miniature - 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467a.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467b.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467c.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467d.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Mount Kouroudiako, Faleme River Basin, Senegal [db_pics/pics/SV467e.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Senegalite on layers of vivid blue Turquoise. Senegalite is a rare phosphate mineral and this is the Type locality for the species. Ex. Erich Laskowski collection. Erich's old label indicates he purchased it in 2008 for $155.


SV492 - Pyromorphite $ 300
Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China
small cabinet - 6 x 5.2 x 4 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV492a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV492b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV492d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guanxi, China [db_pics/pics/SV492e.jpg]

Pyromorphite specimen composed of nothing but Pyromorphite crystals. The Pyromorphite forms a large central opening lined with fine, deep green crystals.


SV499 - Londonite with Tourmaline $ 450
Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499a.jpg] Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499b.jpg] Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499c.jpg] Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499d.jpg] Londonite with Tourmaline from Antsongombato, Antsentsindrano, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/SV499e.jpg]

A 1.5cm crystal of yellow Londonite on matrix with red Tourmaline. Londonite is the cesium-dominant analogue of Rhodizite. The Londonite is sharp and lustrous and translucent with small areas of transparency. Ex. Dr. David London (namesake for the species) and analyzed by David London.


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.


SV265 - Rhodochrosite $ 225
Wutong Mine, Wuzhou Pref., Guanxi Zhuang, China
small cabinet - 6.3 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Wuzhou Pref., Guanxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/SV265a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Wuzhou Pref., Guanxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/SV265b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Wuzhou Pref., Guanxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/SV265d.jpg]

Translucent pink crystals of Rhodochrosite from the Wutong Mine.


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.
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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
145 146 147 148 149

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