Selected Specimens

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C494 - Bournonite on Sphalerite $ 200
Machacamarca Mine, Potosí Department, Bolivia
small cabinet - 8.2 x 6 x 3 cm


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Bournonite on Sphalerite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosí Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/c494a.jpg] Bournonite on Sphalerite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosí Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/c494b.jpg] Bournonite on Sphalerite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosí Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/c494c.jpg]

Elongated, silvery Bournonite crystals to 1.4 cm on a Sphalerite matrix.


C495 - Prehnite $ 200
Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/c495a.jpg] Prehnite from Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/c495b.jpg] Prehnite from Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/c495c.jpg]

Translucent green Prehnite with 4 stalactitic formations growing out of a Prehnite base. Sort of reminds me of a snails head.


C497 - Apatite on Ferberite $ 350
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Apatite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c497a.jpg] Apatite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c497b.jpg] Apatite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c497c.jpg] Apatite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c497d.jpg]

A 2.3 cm green Apatite crystal attached to a Ferberite crystal, with mica. Classic and aesthetic Panasquiera combo. The Apatite crystal is gemmy and 1.2cm thick. The Ferberite has some contacting on the rear left side where another Ferberite intergrew, otherwise undamaged.


C500 - Azurite with Malachite (R) $ 5000
Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite (R) from Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece [db_pics/pics/c500a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite (R) from Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece [db_pics/pics/c500b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite (R) from Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece [db_pics/pics/c500c.jpg]

Interconnected spherical clusters of Azurite with minor amounts of attached Malchite. This is a superb Greek Azurite specimen and was photographed in Lapis magazine. It is a floater specimen well crystallized all around and has one repair. Extraordinary color!


C504 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 350
Huanzala Mine, Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.0 x 4 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/c504a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/c504b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/c504c.jpg]

Colorless, transparent 2.5cm Fluorite octahedron perched atop a cluster of Quartz crystals. The Fluorite has stepped growth indentations into the crystal faces. A subtle beauty.


C505 - Copper $ 375
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 1.6 cm


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Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c505a.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c505b.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c505c.jpg]

Copper crystal cluster with a deep, rich patina. Good on both sides and undamaged.


C507 - Quartz gwindel $ 400
Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c507a.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c507b.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c507c.jpg] Quartz gwindel from Shalman Valley, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c507d.jpg]

Transparent, undamaged Quartz gwindel, good on both sides.


C512 - Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond $ 350
Herkimer, New York, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 5.5 cm


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Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c512a.jpg] Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c512b.jpg] Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c512c.jpg]

Cluster of double-terminated Quartz crystals known as 'Herkimer Diamonds'. Bright and glassy crystals that are complete and undamaged all around.


C515 - Quartz scepters $ 350
Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 5 cm


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Quartz scepters from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c515a.jpg] Quartz scepters from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c515b.jpg] Quartz scepters from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c515c.jpg] Quartz scepters from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c515d.jpg]

Cluster of excellent Quartz scepters with very slight Amethyst coloration. Small Chalcopyrite crystals are attached to the base. Comes with an old Lidstrom's label.


C518 - Calcite with Mottramite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.6 x 3.1 x 3 cm


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Calcite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c518a.jpg] Calcite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c518b.jpg] Calcite with Mottramite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c518c.jpg]

Cluster lenticular Calcite crystals with green Mottramite. The Mottramite has great color and is both in and outside the Calcite A Tsumeb classic.


C524 - Andradite with Diopside $ 350
Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524a.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524b.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524c.jpg]

Transluscent Andradite garnet crystals on Diopside. The Andradite crystals reach 9mm in size and are very sharply formed and transluscent amber colored. Fine quality specimen from a rare Arizona locality. Ex. Bruce Murphy collection.


C527 - Tourmaline $ 280
Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527a.jpg] Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527b.jpg] Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527c.jpg]

Small but colorful single Tourmaline crystal with alternating shades of pink and green. Weighs 5.4 grams.


C529 - Calcite with Barite $ 350
Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm


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Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529a.jpg] Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529b.jpg] Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529c.jpg] Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529d.jpg]

Elongated Calcite crysals associated with sky blue Barite crystals. This is an old specimen and though there are a couple missing Calcite crystals, it's in great condition overall and the main Calcite crystals are perfect and 3cm tall. The only one like it I've ever owned, and I only find one similar on Mindat.


C530 - Hematite $ 2800
Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 7 cm


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Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530a.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530b.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530c.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530d.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530e.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530f.jpg]

Large, chunky Hematite crystal with an uncommon psuedocubic form. Great luster with parallel surface striations. This is an old specimen from a collection dating back to the 60s and 70s. It came without precise locality information, but I suspect it is from the Casa de Pedra mine in Congonhas, Minas Gerais. It's complete all around with some indentations from other crystals on top near the back, but remarkably pristine with only a couple small nicks. Even the bottom is rehealed. Weighs 2 pounds and 14 ounces!


C531 - Grossular $ 490
Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.0 x 5.5 cm


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Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531a.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531b.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531c.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531d.jpg]

This is a large cluster of nothing but Grossular garnet crystals. The crystals are an amber/yellow color and transluscent to transparent. Average crystal size is about 5mm with some crystals approaching 1cm. A good sized cluster for the find. There are a few contacts but the majority is clean undamaged crystals. .
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