Selected Specimens

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T726 - Tourmaline $ 250
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 5.8 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


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Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t726a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t726b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t726c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, with minor edge chatter and a small chip on the termination. Weighs 34.4 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T730 - Fluorite $ 450
Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite from Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t730a.jpg] Fluorite from Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t730b.jpg] Fluorite from Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t730c.jpg]

Deep amber colored cubic Fluorite over purple Fluorite. This is an old piece, probably at least 50 years old and potentially much older. Mining in this area started in the 15th century, the exact mine name is unknown.


T734 - Herderite $ 3000
Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm


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Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734a.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734b.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734c.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734d.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734e.jpg]

Large single Herderite crystal with good purple color from the mine that has produced the world's best. This is a very large crystal and in good condition with many typical faces, etched (but glassy) faces, and a couple areas of contact.


T735 - Kunzite $ 1200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.8 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t735a.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t735b.jpg]

Gem quality purple/pink Kunzite crystal with a good termination. Back side of crystal appears to be a cleavage face. Weighs 147 grams.


T742 - Rhodochrosite after Calcite $ 1800
Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 6 cm


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Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742c.jpg]

Pink rhodochrosite with the dominant crystal 6cm wide and perfectly centered atop the specimen. The Rhodochrosite formed as a replacement after Calcite. The specimen has areas of coverage by drusy Quartz and has associated Pyrite.


T743 - Quartz $ 450
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.7 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t743a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t743b.jpg]

Fantastic scepter with a solid red Hematite included Quartz that grew atop and along a milky Quartz crystal. Slight edge chatter, otherwise undamaged.


T746 - Creedite $ 700
Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan
miniature - 4.8 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746a.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746b.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746c.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746d.jpg] Creedite from Akchatau Mine, Karangandy Prov., Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/t746e.jpg]

Rare blue/purple Creedite crystals from my favorite locality for the species. There are a couple brokey crystals on the periphery, but it's generally in great condition. Ex. Fersman Minerlogical Museum with label.


T747 - Analcime, Pectolite, Datolite $ 400
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Analcime, Pectolite, Datolite from Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/t747a.jpg] Analcime, Pectolite, Datolite from Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/t747b.jpg]

Cluster of 4 large, glassy Analcime crystals to 2.2cm wide with Pectolite on light green Datolite. Beautiful USA classic. Ex. Frank Imbriacco collection.


T748 - Azurite $ 2000
Touissit, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748c.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748d.jpg]

Two large Azurite crystals on a Dolomite matrix. Largest crystal is 3cm. Both are well terminated. There are small reticulated Cerussites on the Dolomite. I bought this about 15 years ago in Tucson and have held it in my collection since then.


T752 - Cuprite on Malachite $ 450
Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia
miniature - 3.9 x 3 x 2.7 cm


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Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752a.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752b.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752c.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752d.jpg]

Highly aesthetic specimen of a large single crystal of Malachite with attached octahedra of Cuprite. The Malachite has spherical indentations on the front and backside with a broad, flat termination. The locality is believed to be Ongonja, but it is possible it could be Katanga. Undamaged.


T761 - Apatite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200
Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Apatite from Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t761a.jpg] Apatite from Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t761b.jpg] Apatite from Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t761c.jpg]

Large single Apatite crystal with drusy Quartz and Chalcopyrite on one side. Undamaged and as good as I've ever seen for one of these.


T763 - Aquamarine $ 900
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763a.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763b.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763c.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763d.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy etched Aquamarine crystal. Natural processes in the pegmatite have partially dissolved the crystal leaving this fully crystallized, undamaged gem with oustanding form.


T766 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 600
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t766a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t766b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t766c.jpg]

Single undamaged 2.1cm rhodochrosite crystal with pale green octahedra of Fluorite.


T768 - Malachite after Azurite, Azurite $ 750
Ajo, Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768c.jpg]

Two larger velvety crystals of Malchite after Azurite with Azurite.  The Azurite crystals are located both on the matrix and on the psuedomorphs. Fine and undamaged.


T771 - Cerussite $ 300
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771a.jpg] Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771b.jpg] Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771c.jpg] Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771d.jpg]

Cerussite from Mibladen is somewhat common, but this is an uncommonly good one. A nice compact knob of matrix covered on both sides with gemmy Cerussite crystals to 2cm with minor amounts of pink Barite. Good from both sides, undamaged.

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