Selected Specimens

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SV346 - Malachite on Chrysocolla $ 50
Katanga, DR Congo
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2.3 cm


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Malachite on Chrysocolla from Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV346a.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla from Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV346b.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla from Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV346c.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla from Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV346d.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla from Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV346e.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla from Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/SV346f.jpg]

A shallow vug in solid Chrysocolla lined with crystals of Malachite.


SV340 - Descloizite $ 200
Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340a.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340b.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340c.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340d.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SV340e.jpg]

Specimen of solid Descloizite with one side covered by dark red to brown spear-shaped crystals. In excellent condition with just a couple missing crystals. Highly lustrous crystals.


SV317 - Vivianite $ 200
Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 3.8 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm


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Vivianite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV317a.jpg] Vivianite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV317b.jpg] Vivianite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV317f.jpg]

Translucent green single Vivianite crystal from Bolivia. An uncommonly short, stout crystal, complete all around. Comes with a couple old labels, including a Kristalle label that indicates it was formerly in the Willard Wulff collection.


SV262 - Amethyst pseudo. Calcite $ 120
Alacam Mine, Dursunbey, Marmara Region, Turkey
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 3 cm


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Amethyst pseudo. Calcite from Alacam Mine, Dursunbey, Marmara Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SV262a.jpg] Amethyst pseudo. Calcite from Alacam Mine, Dursunbey, Marmara Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SV262b.jpg] Amethyst pseudo. Calcite from Alacam Mine, Dursunbey, Marmara Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SV262c.jpg] Amethyst pseudo. Calcite from Alacam Mine, Dursunbey, Marmara Region, Turkey [db_pics/pics/SV262d.jpg]

Amethyst casts after rhombic Calcite crystals. The former Calcite crystals have dissolved away leaving angular, hollow casts of sparkling purple Quartz.


SV280 - Creedite with Fluorite $ 150
Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Creedite with Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV280a.jpg] Creedite with Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV280b.jpg] Creedite with Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV280c.jpg] Creedite with Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV280d.jpg] Creedite with Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV280e.jpg] Creedite with Fluorite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV280f.jpg]

Spherical clusters of orange Creedite from Mexico. Quality, undamaged crystals with attached, etched green Fluorite.


SV252 - Franckeite, Zinkenite $ 125
Itos Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Franckeite, Zinkenite from Itos Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV252a.jpg] Franckeite, Zinkenite from Itos Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV252b.jpg] Franckeite, Zinkenite from Itos Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV252c.jpg] Franckeite, Zinkenite from Itos Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV252d.jpg] Franckeite, Zinkenite from Itos Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV252e.jpg]

Intergrown spherical clusters of metallic Franckeite with silvery needles of Zinkenite. Franckeite is a rare lead, tin, antimony sulfosalt that is closely related to cylindrite. It was first described in 1893 and named after mining engineers and brothers Carl and Ernest Francke.


SV255 - Rhodochrosite $ 125
Catamarca, Argentina
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 1.8 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Catamarca, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SV255a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Catamarca, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SV255b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Catamarca, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SV255c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Catamarca, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SV255d.jpg]

Cut and polished section of Rhodochrosite stalactite from Argentina. The cut face shows wonderful color and banding and the backside show the natural crystallized surfaces of the stalactite.


SV309 - Vivianite $ 1500
Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia
small cabinet - 6.6 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm


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Vivianite from Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV309a.jpg] Vivianite from Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV309b.jpg] Vivianite from Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV309c.jpg] Vivianite from Ichocollo Mine, Monserrat-Antequera mining district, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SV309d.jpg]

Transparent single green Vivianite crystal from an obscure Vivianite locality in Bolivia. A complete, well terminated crystal with good transparency and no damage. This was formerly in the Don Boydston collection (Los Angeles) and dates back several decades at least. Comes with a couple old labels, including a Scott Williams label that calls it a 'large, transparent crystal' with a locality of 'Monserrat Mine, Poopo, Bolivia'. Comes mounted on a Lucite display stand.


SV312 - Orpiment $ 275
Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312a.jpg] Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312c.jpg] Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312d.jpg] Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312f.jpg] Orpiment from Cut 62, Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/SV312g.jpg]

Cluster of translucent amber colored Orpiment crystals from the famous early 2000s finds at the Twin Creeks Gold Mine in Nevada. The well formed crystals are translucent and even have areas of transparency. These are among the world's finest examples of the species, and certainly the best ever found in the USA.


SV315 - Cuprian Adamite $ 500
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315c.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315d.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315e.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV315g.jpg]

Vuggy Limonite matrix lined with green Adamite and white Calcite crystals. Excellent, hard to find green color with lots of crystals all over.


SV300 - Galena $ 300
Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7.2 x 5 cm


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Galena from Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SV300a.jpg] Galena from Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SV300b.jpg] Galena from Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SV300c.jpg] Galena from Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SV300d.jpg]

Bright metallic cluster of Galena crystals from the Buick Mine. The main group is an intergrown cluster of about 4 crystals with the appearance of one large crystal and a slightly concave front surface.Undamaged and showy specimen.


SV341 - Mimetite $ 400
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 8 x 5 cm


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Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341a.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341b.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341c.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341d.jpg] Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SV341e.jpg]

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


SV210 - Aquamarine $ 950
Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 6 cm


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Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV210a.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV210b.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV210c.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV210d.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SV210h.jpg]

Gem quality blue Aquamarine with Quartz and Mucsocovite from Pakistan. This in a older specimen with an uncommon tabular habit. The crystal is 3cm wide and 2.1cm thick. The Muscovite is greenish and translucent. Pristine.


SV318 - Almandine $ 280
Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV318a.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV318b.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV318c.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV318d.jpg]

Old USA classic Almandine specimen with a complete purple-red dodecahedron 2.3cm wide. The Almandine sits perfectly for display in a gray/green schist matrix. A good-sized crystal for the locality which is now closed to collecting.


SV321 - Almandine $ 225
Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 3 x 2 cm


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Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV321a.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV321b.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV321c.jpg] Almandine from Green's Farm locality, Roxbury, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/SV321d.jpg]

Old USA classic Almandine specimen with two complete purple-red dodecahedrons to 1.7cm wide. The Almandine sit perfectly for display in a gray/green schist matrix. A good example from a locality which is now closed to collecting.
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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