Selected Specimens

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T639 - Harmotome on Calcite $ 400
Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland
cabinet - 11.5 x 7.5 x 3.0 cm


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Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639a.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639b.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639c.jpg] Harmotome on Calcite from Strontian Barite Mine, Strontian, North West Highlands, Scotland [db_pics/pics/t639d.jpg]

Lustrous white crystals of the rare zeolite Harmotome across the front display face, with golden Calcite crystals on the backside. The Harmotome crystals occur in a wide mixture of size ranges up to 1cm.


T641 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 1500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 3 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641c.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641d.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641e.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t641f.jpg]

An extremely elongated Tsavorite crystal with attached Pyrite crystals. Fully crystallized all around and undamaged, even the bottom end has some crystal faces present. This is the longest elongated Tsavorite I have yet seen from recent production.


T642 - Grossular $ 700
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


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Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t642a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t642b.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t642c.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t642d.jpg]

Large glassy and gemmy Grossular crystal over a tiny bit of chrome green matrix. The Grossular has a very pale orange coloration, almost colorless. Undamaged. Ex. Charlie Key collection.


T656 - Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) $ 2500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1250
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 7 cm


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Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656a.jpg] Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656b.jpg] Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656c.jpg] Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656d.jpg]

Rare large cluster of Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite crystals, the largest cluster I can recall ever seeing. Note that this has been repaired in a number of places. This came out of an old collection and the repairs have not been done to modern standards, so it could be greatly improved. There are five large crystals that comprise the group. Just a rare and spectacular piece.


T657 - Malachite on Chrysocolla after Malachite $ 1200
Katanga, Congo
cabinet - 10 x 8.5 x 4 cm


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Malachite on Chrysocolla after Malachite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t657a.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla after Malachite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t657b.jpg] Malachite on Chrysocolla after Malachite from Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/t657c.jpg]

The Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo is the Malachite capital of the world, yet most found is lapidary grade with only a small percentage (usually fibrous or stalactitc specimens) being of any interest to mineral collectors. With specimens like this, Katanga can also claim to be one of the best localities for perfectly crystallized Malachite too. This specimen features perfectly formed individual crystals to 1.3 cm on a colorful and contrasting matrix of sky blue Chrysocolla. Just fabulously sharp single crystals.The Chrysocolla has partially psuedomorphed an earlier generation of Malachite crystals.


T660 - Sugilite $ 2500
N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 2 cm


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Sugilite from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t660a.jpg] Sugilite from N'Chwanning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t660b.jpg]

New find of chatoyant Sugilite. Prized Sugilite specimens were first those with small crystals, then later came specimens with fibrous crystals - and now this style, the first I've ever seen like it. This is a solid seam of fibrous, chatoyant Sugilite, reportedly the best quality (though not the biggest) out of only about 5 significant pieces found. A rare and unusual specimen, but could you imagine cat's-eye Sugilite cabachons? Weighs 55.6 grams.


T664 - Malachite on Mimetite $ 1500
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Malachite on Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t664a.jpg] Malachite on Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t664b.jpg] Malachite on Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t664c.jpg]

Unique thumbnail specimen of star-shaped Mimetite with attached Malachite. Fully crystallized all around with only one tiny point of contact on the backside. With a little imagination you can see a starfish with Malachite eyes and mouth. Never seen one like this before. From the collection of Rob Smith.


T674 - Tourmaline $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 750
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 6 cm


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Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674d.jpg]

Massive single, well terminated green Tourmaline crystal with highly fibrous, hair-like structure in areas. Broad, flat termination slopes gently back towards the side wtihteh hair-like growth. Can be displayed from one side as a typical (but huge) Tourmaline, or from the other side showing the hair-like fibrous structures.


T676 - Vanadinite $ 800
Mibladen, Morocco
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 3 cm


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Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t676c.jpg]

Fine quality Vanadinite specimen loaded with red crystals to 2cm over a thin matrix, essentially nothing but crystals. Undamaged. The pics say it all.


T679 - Clinoatacamite with Selenite $ 1200
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
cabinet - 14 x 11.5 x 6 cm


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Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679c.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679d.jpg]

Large open vug lined with Quartz over Chrysocolla with isolated clusters of dark green Clinoatacamite. At the lower right is a single 4cm Selenite crystal grown over a Clinoatacamite cluster. Uncommon for both overall size and the great isolation of the crystal clusters. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens.


T685 - Copper $ 280
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 2 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685c.jpg]

Well crystallized branching group of Copper with attached Quartz crystals and unidentified yellow mineralization.


T686 - Copper $ 450
Onganja, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686a.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686b.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686c.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686d.jpg]

Heavy mass of Copper crystals from the famous Onganja Mine. This specimen is displayable from all angles and has a wide range of crystal sizes from very fine branching crystals up to individuals to over 2cm in size.


T687 - Copper $ 450
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 5 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687d.jpg]

Heavy mass of Copper crystals. This specimen is displayable from all angles and has a wide range of crystal sizes from finer branching crystals up to individuals to over 2cm in size.


T689 - Andradite with Diopside $ 400
Lowel Pit, Eden Mills, Vermont, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


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Andradite with Diopside from Lowel Pit, Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t689a.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Lowel Pit, Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t689b.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Lowel Pit, Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t689c.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Lowel Pit, Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t689d.jpg]

Intergrown pair of Andradite crystals to 1cm perched strikingly atop matrix with Diopside and other Andradite. The top crystals are perfect and can be viewed 360 degrees all around.


T691 - Tsavorite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691d.jpg]

Fine quality elongated Tsavorite crystal from recent production (2017) that has been producing these stange, elongated crystals. Many of the new crystals, like this one, exhibit a faden line running up the C-axis. This is an undamaged floater cluster of a few interconnected crystals.
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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
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