Selected Specimens

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T315 - Wulfenite $ 290
M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm


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Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315a.jpg] Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315b.jpg] Wulfenite from M'Fouti District, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t315c.jpg]

Single translucent yellow crystal on matrix. Undamaged though back edge is contacted where it grew against the pocket wall.


T321 - Diopside on Graphite $ 290
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm


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Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t321c.jpg]

Fine and undamaged single Diopside on Graphite. Great color and uniform shape. Hard to find this good.


T328 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 650
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t328a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t328b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t328c.jpg]

Single chromium and vanadium rich Dravite crystal with exceptional color. Many of these are very dark, this one really explodes with saturated deep green color, way beter than most. Undamaged.


T329 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t329a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t329b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t329c.jpg]

Single chromium and vanadium rich Dravite crystal with an unusually elongated form for the locality. The body is dark green with vivid, emerald green color at the terminations. Undamaged.


T332 - Spinel $ 90
Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/t332a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/t332b.jpg]

Thick spinel-twinned Spinel crystal. Translucent with a purple/red coloration.


T335 - Rhodochrosite $ 1800
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t335a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t335b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t335c.jpg]

Juicy, good sized deep red single Rhodo crystal. Complete all around though with an indentation from an adjacent crystal on one side. Small cleave at the termination. There is also an old collection number afixed to the base.


T336 - Tourmaline $ 500
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t336a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t336b.jpg]

Spectacular, deeply saturated new production from Barra de Salinas. Deep cranberry red followed by a thin yellow zone and a green termination. Complete all around and undamaged, with a tiny feather of Tourmaline that sticks up a little higher than the rest. Weighs 6.5 grams.


T337 - Tourmaline $ 750
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t337a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t337b.jpg]

Spectacular, deeply saturated new production from Barra de Salinas. Deep cranberry red followed by a thin yellow zone and a green termination. Complete all around and undamaged. Weighs 9.5 grams.


T341 - Diopside on Graphite $ 240
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t341a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t341b.jpg]

Cluster of Diopside on Graphite. Great color.


T342 - Cumengeite on Selenite $ 1200
Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Cumengeite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342a.jpg] Cumengeite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342b.jpg] Cumengeite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342c.jpg]

Rare crystals of Cumengeite on a translucent Selenite matrix with green Paratacamite. The main crystal is 7mm wide but there are many more small crystals present. This specimen was in the personal collection of the mine manager who collected it in 1971 and just released it for sale. It is very rare to find a matrix Cumengite specimen!


T343 - Cumengeite on Selenite $ 3500
Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
cabinet - 11.5 x 10 x 7 cm


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Cumengeite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343a.jpg] Cumengeite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343b.jpg] Cumengeite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343c.jpg] Cumengeite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343d.jpg] Cumengeite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343e.jpg]

Rare crystals of Cumengeite on a hard Selenite rich matrix with green Paratacamite. The main crystal is 12mm wide and there is another smaller crystal nearby. There is a small nick on one the tips of the main crystal. This specimen was in the personal collection of the mine manager who collected it in 1971 and just released it for sale. It is very rare to find a matrix Cumengite specimen!


T346 - Szenicsite $ 750
Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.0 x 2 cm


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Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346a.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346b.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346c.jpg]

Dense grouping of bright green platy crystals of rare Szenicsite. A good thumbnail of a mineral that is both rare and attractive.


T358 - Euchroite $ 500
Lubjetova, Slovakia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Euchroite from Lubjetova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/t358a.jpg] Euchroite from Lubjetova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/t358b.jpg] Euchroite from Lubjetova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/t358c.jpg]

Deep green Euchroite crystals in various places on a stained Quartz matrix. Main area is 3.5cm wide with some distinct crystals to 5mm in size. From the type locality for this rare copper arsenate.


T361 - Malachite after Azurite $ 220
Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t361a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t361b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t361c.jpg]

Well formed replacement of Malachite after Azurite. Bisbee classic from the mine the produced the best of these.


T362 - Wulfenite $ 450
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362d.jpg]

Thick chunky crystals on both sides of a calcite matrix. Crystals are undamaged except on one edge where the matrix broke away. I can't decide which side I like better, both are good.
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