Selected Specimens

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NA409 - Smithsonite $ 200
Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


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Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na409a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, MAgdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico [db_pics/pics/na409b.jpg]

Fine sky blue botryoidal Smithsonite. This type has a more blue color than is typical and a bright, shimmering surface luster.


A139 - Ferberite on Quartz $ 360
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139a.jpg] Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139b.jpg] Ferberite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/a139c.jpg]

Sharply formed Ferberite crystal fronting a clear Quartz crystal, both accented by small clusters of mica. I purchased this from Debbie Meng many years ago (10?) just as production from the Yaogangxian mine was hitting the market, and it has been in my collection every since. Undamaged, well balanced, and displays great.


AF721 - Prehnite on Tanzanite $ 3900
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2 x 1 cm


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Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721f.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721g.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721h.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721i.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721j.jpg] Prehnite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af721k.jpg]

Killer Tanzanite thumbnail that's also a great association piece too.  Fine, gemmy blue Tanzanite crystal with excellent luster and great transparency with attached large, single Prehnite crystals (analyzed) on the backside. Prehnite from Merelani is usually seen as rounded aggregates, yet on this specimen they occur as individual crystals to 7mm wide. In addition to the Prehnite, there are white crystals of an unidentified mineral also attached to the backside. A very nice Tanzanite, undamaged with TOP luster, good color and highly gemmy.


NA473 - Calcite on Conichalcite $ 150
Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


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Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473a.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473b.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473c.jpg]

Translucent Calcite crystals to 2.4cm.


A640 - Beryllonite with Quartz $ 300
Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 3.2 x 2.0 x 2 cm


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Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640a.jpg] Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640b.jpg] Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640c.jpg]

Double terminated Beryllonite with an attached double terminated Quartz.


A645 - Clinozoisite $ 380
Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 2.0 x 2 cm


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Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645b.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645c.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645d.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645e.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645f.jpg]

Undamaged floater cluster, main crystal is 5.7cm long, double terminated, better transparency than most.


E101 - Cuprite $ 200
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


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Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101a.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101b.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101c.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e101d.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprite,complete all around, contacted on the bottom. Good large crystals to 2.4cm in longest dimension, with bevelled edges.


E103 - Cuprite with Miersite $ 450
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


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Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103a.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103b.jpg] Cuprite with Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e103c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with associated bright yellow Miersite (member of the chlorargyrite group on minerals). Only a small number of these speciemns had the asociated Miersite. Complete, undamged floater specimen with no points of contact.


E104 - Cuprite with Silver and Copper $ 600
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm


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Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e104c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprites with associated Silver and Copper. Complete undamaged floater with no points of contact, crystals to 1.7cm.


E108 - Cuprite with Silver $ 275
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e108a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e108b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e108c.jpg]

Two intergrown octahedral Cuprite crystals with attached Silver. Complete undamaged floater though smaller crystal has an indented growth on one face.


E109 - Cuprite with Silver and Miersite $ 200
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Cuprite with Silver and Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e109a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e109b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver and Miersite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e109c.jpg]

Cluster of octahedral Cuprite, largest 2.2 cm with associated Silver and small amounts of Copper. Complete all around, contacting on the bottom. Bottom has attached areas of yellow Miersite.


AF647 - Tanzanite $ 2000
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af647d.jpg]

Fine quality Tanzanite, undamaged with good luster. Trichroic with nice red color when viewed from the top.


AF691 - Carrollite $ 550
Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af691a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya Mine, Shaba Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/af691b.jpg]

A pair of highly lustrous Carrollite crystals attached to the face of a Calcite rhomb. Largest crystal is 1.1cm.


E597 - Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e597a.jpg] Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e597b.jpg] Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite on Pyrite psuedo. Pyrrhotite from Trepca Mine, Stanterg, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/e597c.jpg]

4cm wide by 3.5cm tall crystal of Pyrrhotite that has been replaced by Pyrite, coated by pale pink spheres of Rhodochrosite.


E602 - Semseyite $ 300
Herja, Romania
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Semseyite from Herja, Romania [db_pics/pics/e602a.jpg] Semseyite from Herja, Romania [db_pics/pics/e602b.jpg]

Bright crystal groups of this uncommon lead and antimony sulfosalt well distibuted across the entire surface. Associated with Sphalerite and Quartz.
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