Selected Specimens

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C331 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c331a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c331b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c331c.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached Calcite and/or Zeolites. Solid base that tapers out towards the top into multiple, feathery terminations. Pink is one the rarest colors for Tanzanite (or Zoisite if you prefer) and this one has well saturated color. Complete and undamaged. Unusual crystal from a late 2017 find.


C344 - Cuprite with Copper $ 300
New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344d.jpg]

Solid mass of Cuprite crystals intergrown with elongated, wire-like crystals of Copper.


C350 - Malachite and Azurite $ 350
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350a.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350b.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c350c.jpg]

Botryoidal crystals of Azurite with areas of bright, chatoyant Malachite. The color of the Azurite is superb, as is the combination of colors. The matrix is composed of nodules of a vitreous black mineral.


C352 - Skutterudite $ 500
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Skutterudite from Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/c352a.jpg] Skutterudite from Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/c352b.jpg] Skutterudite from Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/c352c.jpg]

Good sized single Skutterudite from Schneeberg. A German classic that is hard to find, especially as compared to more common Moroccan specimens. It is a large crystal for the locality which more commonly produced 1cm size range crystals.


C358 - Apophyllite $ 300
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c358c.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips.


C376 - Kunzite $ 1500
Minas Gerais, Brazil
large cabinet - 18 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


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Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376a.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376b.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376c.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376d.jpg]

Two old, gem Kunzite crystals, one pink and one yellow. The yellow is 18cm and the pink is 15.5cm. Both are double terminated with etched terminations and roughly rectangular in cross-section. These are out of an old collection built in the 1970s and still retain their original price tag stickers of $250 each.


C381 - Datolite $ 400
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381a.jpg] Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381b.jpg] Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381c.jpg]

Rare specimen of pink Datolite from the Wessels Mine. There are 5 main crystals to 1.3cm that run up the center of the specimen. Crystals have glassy luster and are undamaged.


C385 - Stibiconite after Stibnite $ 150
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


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Stibiconite after Stibnite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c385a.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c385b.jpg]

Stibiconite after Stibnite specimen with sharp form and a steep pyramidal termination. This is a Mexican classic and a complete replacement of the former Stibnite (not just a surface coating) as can be seen on the bottom of the crystal. Complete and undamaged.


C388 - Stellerite $ 650
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4.0 cm


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Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388c.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388d.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 4.8cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C390 - Stellerite $ 300
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm


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Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c390a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c390b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c390c.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 4cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C391 - Stellerite $ 350
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391c.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 4.5cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C395 - Tourmaline with Albite $ 350
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.2 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


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Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395a.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395b.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395c.jpg]

Dark green Tourmaline crystal with a bright pink termination and attached blades of Albite. Complete and undamaged. There is a 1.7cm double-terminated Tourmaline grown right across the tip of the first crystal.


C396 - Anatase with Quartz $ 180
Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396a.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396b.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396c.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396d.jpg]

Double-terminated 1cm Anatase crystal on Albite. There are transparent Quartz crystals rising straight up out of the Albite. Undamaged and clean.


C403 - Adamite with Calcite $ 200
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403a.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403b.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403c.jpg]

Unusual specimen of yellow Adamite on one side, and Calcite crystals to 1.5cm on the other side.


C409 - Amethyst scepter $ 400
Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409c.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409d.jpg]

Medium purple Amethyst scepter crystal over a white Quartz stalk. Collected by David Shannon in 1981 and kept by him as part of his collection. Complete and undamaged. Excellent quality Amethyst crystals in this condition from this obscure locality are difficult to find.
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121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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