Selected Specimens

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TZ511 - Sphalerite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.6 x 1.0 cm


Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511a.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511b.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511c.jpg] Sphalerite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz511d.jpg]

An exceptional Sphalerite and/or possibly Wurtzite thumbnail. This light red orange color is not common and most are darker.


TZ517 - Scapolite $ 120
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz517c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal in perfect condition.


TZ518 - Tanzanite $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz518d.jpg]

Bi-colored Tanzanite crystal with superb glassy luster. There are a couple tiny nicks on the lower sides, but overall in great condition and complete all around.


B797 - Hematite $ 240
Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797a.jpg] Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797b.jpg] Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797c.jpg]

Old specimen of psuedo cubic Hematite. Main crystal is 1.6cm across (on diagonal). Old label indicates it was a rare find in 1962, valued at $20 at the time. The old label indicates this was found in 'Goyoz', which refers to the state currently spelled Goias, but I believe the correct locality is Casa de Pedra. Uncommon.


B798 - Rhodonite $ 300
San Martín Mine, Chiurucu, Ancash Department, Peru
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 1.7 cm


Rhodonite from San Martín Mine, Chiurucu, Ancash Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/b798a.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martín Mine, Chiurucu, Ancash Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/b798b.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martín Mine, Chiurucu, Ancash Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/b798c.jpg]

Bright pink sprays of diverging crystals. Attractive specimen.


B801 - Azurite with Malachite $ 400
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.2 x 4 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b801d.jpg]

Sprays of chisel shaped Azurite crystals spraying out from a white matrix. A few spheres of Malachite add color. The Azurite is a deeper navy blue than the photos indicate.


B802 - Helvite with Calcite $ 450
Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm


Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802a.jpg] Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802b.jpg] Helvite with Calcite from Huangangliang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/b802c.jpg]

Fine quality cluster of Helvite with attached translucent white Calcite crystals. Nearly undamaged but with a tips missing at the very ends of a few Helvite crystals, really only noticable when magnified. Nice composition to the specimen and very showy.


B803 - Azurite $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b803d.jpg]

A thick 4cm Azurite crystal or crystal group on matrix with a couple of more prismatic crystals below the main crystal. There is also Cerussite and Mimetite present. Great color to the Azurite, not dark but a bright blue.


B805 - Topaz on Quartz $ 270
Zambia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Topaz on Quartz from Zambia [db_pics/pics/b805a.jpg] Topaz on Quartz from Zambia [db_pics/pics/b805b.jpg] Topaz on Quartz from Zambia [db_pics/pics/b805c.jpg]

Transparent smokey Quartz crystal with an attached 3cm Topaz crystal. Contacted on the backside but displays great from the front. Out of an old collection but unfortunately no further locality information is available.


B806 - Smokey Quartz $ 350
Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


Smokey Quartz from Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/b806a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/b806b.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/b806c.jpg] Smokey Quartz from Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/b806d.jpg]

Absolutely superb Quartz crystals including a 4.5cm central crystal and a 3.3 cm double terminated crystal. The clarity, sharpness, and overall quality of the crystals is tops.


B807 - Malachite $ 150
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b807a.jpg] Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b807b.jpg]

Cup-shaped formation of botryoidal Malachite. No matrix, in great condition.


B813 - Hubnerite with Quartz $ 150
Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


Hubnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b813a.jpg] Hubnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b813b.jpg] Hubnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b813c.jpg]

Deep red Hubnerite crystals associated with transparent Quartz crystals. The Hubnerite crystals are nicely terminated and show red when backlit.


B814 - Fluorite casts on Amethyst $ 350
Southern Africa
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Fluorite casts on Amethyst from Southern Africa [db_pics/pics/b814a.jpg] Fluorite casts on Amethyst from Southern Africa [db_pics/pics/b814b.jpg] Fluorite casts on Amethyst from Southern Africa [db_pics/pics/b814c.jpg]

White Quartz cast after Fluorite intergrown with Amethyst. Ex. Irv Brown collection.


B817 - Apatite on Quartz $ 300
Pech, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4.2 x 2.0 cm


Apatite on Quartz from Pech, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b817a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Pech, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b817b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Pech, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b817c.jpg]

2.3cm purple Apatite crystal attached to light smokey Quartz crystals.


B818 - Fluorite over Tourmaline $ 350
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 3 cm


Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818a.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818b.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818c.jpg]

Single Fluorite crystal that has overgrown a single Tourmaline crystal. The bas of the Tourmaline can be seen at the bottom, along with a small amount of Albite. Great color!



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