Selected Specimens

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SM288 - Rose Quartz $ 250
Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM288a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM288b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM288c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of Rose Quartz crystals with large, distinct crystals of high sharpness and luster.


SM289 - Marcasite on Galena $ 250
Joplin, Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289a.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289b.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289c.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289d.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289e.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289f.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289g.jpg] Marcasite on Galena from Joplin, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/SM289h.jpg]

Undamaged floater specimen composed of a Galena cube covered on one side by Marcasite crystals. A USA classic of uncommon quality.


C606 - Calcite with oriented Pyrite $ 300
Freiberg, Germany
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


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Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606a.jpg] Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606b.jpg] Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606c.jpg] Calcite with oriented Pyrite from Freiberg, Germany [db_pics/pics/c606d.jpg]

Stacked, flat Calcite crystals with 'Mercedes Benz' inclusions of Pyrite. Comes with an old German label.


C612 - Diaboleite $ 500
Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


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Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612a.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612b.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612c.jpg] Diaboleite from Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c612d.jpg]

Colorful and rare specimen from Tiger featuring massive Diaboleite and Diaboleite crystals in small vugs and across the top. Main crystal 7mm wide and translucent. It is a bright 'Linarite" blue, with edge wear across the top edge.


C614 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 650
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c614c.jpg]

Green Cuprian Smithsonite rhombs lining a vug in matrix.


C615 - Spessartine with Quartz $ 350
Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm


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Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615a.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615b.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c615c.jpg]

Gemmy red orange Spessartine crystals surround the base of a transparent smokey Quartz crystal.


C617 - Sphalerite $ 400
Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617a.jpg] Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617b.jpg] Sphalerite from Eagle Mine, Gilman Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c617c.jpg]

Irridescent purple blue Sphalerite crystals on Quartz, the color reminiscent of Covellite. Beautiful specimen out of an old collection.


C620 - Diaspore $ 300
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
miniature - 5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c620c.jpg]

Interconnected, gem quality V-twin Diaspore crystals. Weighs 12.5 grams.


SM211 - Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz $ 300
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
small cabinet - 6.4 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


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Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211b.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211c.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211d.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211e.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211f.jpg] Babingtonite, Prehnite, and Quartz from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM211g.jpg]

A beautiful specimen hosting sharp black babingtonite crystals with light green prehnite on Quartz points. It's a 'floater' with no apparent point of attachment and no visible damage to any of the species. This example is in pristine condition and is as superb classic from this Chinese locality.


SM316 - Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite $ 250
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm


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Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316a.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316b.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316c.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316d.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316e.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316f.jpg] Fluorite, Galena, and Arsenopyrite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM316g.jpg]

Clear modified cube Fluorite crystals are seen on the tops of gray galena crystals. Also in association are numerous groups of small silver colored Arsenopyrite crystals. A classic combination suite of species from Ojuela, with Fluorite on Galena being uncommon. Undamaged floater crystallized on all sides.


SM320 - Pyrrhotite with Muscovite $ 200
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa
small cabinet - 7.0 x 4.2 x 2.6 cm


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Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320a.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320b.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320c.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Muscovite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russiaa [db_pics/pics/SM320d.jpg]

Well-formed tabular, compound stacked Pyrrhotite crystals rest in a matrix of milky quartz and Calcite on this outstanding cabinet specimen from the Nikolaevskiy Mine at Dal'negorsk. It is, essentially, a 'floater' with no visible point of contact. No damage to any of the main crystals. Largest single crystal measures 3cm wide.


SM333 - Azurite $ 120
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM333d.jpg]

Milpillas has produced some of the most beautiful Azurite specimens in recent time. Here's a matrix specimen with a 2cm wide group of dark, highly lustrous, inky blue crystals. All of the Azurite crystals are complete and sharply terminated.


C623 - Cuprite on Copper $ 300
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
cabinet - 11 x 5 x 5 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c623a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c623b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c623c.jpg]

Large branching group of Copper crystals coated by Cuprite. The Cuprite covers most of the surface of the Copper and is crystallized in areas. There is also black Heterogenite, green Malachite, and a blue mineral (Shattuckite ?) present in areas. Large and colorful Copper specimen found in 2018.


C625 - Cuprite on Copper $ 280
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c625d.jpg]

Large arborescent group of Copper crystals coated by Cuprite. The Cuprite covers most of the surface of the Copper and is crystallized in areas. There is also black Heterogenite and green Malachite present in areas. Large and colorful Copper specimen found in 2018.


NMC - Anglesite on Galena with Fluorite $ 150
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 4 cm


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Anglesite on Galena with Fluorite from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMca.jpg] Anglesite on Galena with Fluorite from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMcd.jpg] Anglesite on Galena with Fluorite from Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/NMce.jpg]

Galena cubes with a surface alteration to Anglesite with two attached partial crystals of Fluorite. 

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