Selected Specimens

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A107 - Ferberite $ 450
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm


Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a107a.jpg] Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a107b.jpg] Ferberite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a107c.jpg]

Large terminated Ferberite crystal, a small fluorite attached on back, size 8 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm.


A398 - Azurite with Malachite $ 350
Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.8 x 6.5 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a398a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a398b.jpg]

Lustrous blue Azurite crystals with velvety Malachite, size 7.8 x 6.5 x 3 cm.


A406 - Bournonite on Quartz $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China
cabinet - 10.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Bournonite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a406a.jpg] Bournonite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a406b.jpg] Bournonite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a406c.jpg] Bournonite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a406d.jpg] Bournonite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a406e.jpg]

3cm double terminated Bournonite attached to the tip of a 10.5 cm Quartz crystal. Another great Yaogangxian combo specimen. One ding on the side of the Quartz crystal, otherwise undamaged, size 10.5 x 4 x 3 cm.


A990 - Inesite, Hubeite on Apophyllite $ 550
Hubei Prov., China
cabinet - 9.5 x 8 x 4 cm


Inesite, Hubeite on Apophyllite from Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a990a.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Apophyllite from Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a990b.jpg] Inesite, Hubeite on Apophyllite from Hubei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a990c.jpg]

Large red Inesite crystal spray with other areas of Inesite, good clusters of Hubeite (brown), Quartz crystals, and tiny drusy Apophyllite, size 9.5 x 8 x 4 cm.


A196 - Cinnabar on Dolomite $ 1200
Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 4 cm


Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a196a.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a196b.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a196c.jpg] Cinnabar on Dolomite from Yanwuping Mines, Guizhou, China [db_pics/pics/a196d.jpg]

Classic Cinnabar penetration twin rising up 1.7cm and 1.5 cm wide on Dolomite. Fine quality Cinnabar that glows red when backlit. Fine undamaged piece, Chinese Cinnabar is by far the world's best, get a good one while supplies are still plentiful. Although there is plenty of lower quality material available now, the better ones are few and far between, size 9 x 8 x 4 cm.


A335 - Topaz $ 420
Shigar Valley, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a335a.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a335b.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a335c.jpg]

Gem Topaz crystal with a flat termination with beveled edges, size 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm.


AF412 - Olmiite $ 300
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Olmiite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af412.jpg]

Aesthetic grouping of bowtie crystals on matrix. Opaque, tan colored crystals in attractive, balanced arrangement. Very good specimen, 8 x 5 x 2.5 cm.


AF642 - Malachite $ 180
Shaba Prov., Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5 cm


Malachite from Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af642a.jpg] Malachite from Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af642b.jpg]

Botryoidal Malachite on matrix. Very attractive and atypical to have the malachite well centered on matrix such as this one, 7 x 7 x 5 cm.


AF571 - Hausmannite $ 240
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.7 cm


Hausmannite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af571a.jpg] Hausmannite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af571b.jpg] Hausmannite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af571c.jpg]

Large single crystal with a few smaller crystals attached. Main crystal is 2.7cm tip to tip, size 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.7 cm.


AF537 - Acanthite $ 300 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 180
Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af537a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af537b.jpg]

Sharp octahedral crystals to 12mm on edge. The crystals are very sharp in form but have slightly curved edges giving them a unique appearance, 3.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm.


AF546 - Acanthite $ 250
Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco
miniature - 3.2 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm


Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af546a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af546b.jpg]

Sharp octahedral crystals to 13mm on edge, 3.2 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm.


AF106 - Silver on Acanthite $ 750
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af106a.jpg] Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af106b.jpg] Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af106c.jpg] Silver on Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af106d.jpg]

Thick, curving, ropey Silver wires protruding out from all sides of a group of Acanthite crystals. The silver is a little tarnished and could be brightened up if desired, 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.


NA236 - Amethyst $ 450 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 270
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 6 cm


Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na236a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na236b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na236c.jpg]

Amethyst crystals to 2.3 cm, some reverse scepters, 10 x 9 x 6 cm.


NA317 - Amethyst $ 350
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na317aa.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na317bb.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na317c.jpg]

"V" group of Amethyst on matrix, crystal on left a scepter, 5 x 4 x 4 cm.


AF557 - Vanadinite $ 200
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af557a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af557b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af557c.jpg]

Orangy red crystals with excellent luster. Thick crystals to 8mm wide covering matrix. Vanadanite has been coming out in quantity over the years, but both quantity and quality has diminished over the past few years. I found one Moroccan miner in Tucson this year with a handful of quality pieces. Get a good one now, 4 x 2 x 1.5 cm.



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