Selected Specimens

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C152 - Axinite $ 900
Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 6 cm


Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152a.jpg] Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152b.jpg] Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152c.jpg] Axinite from Bourg d’Oisans, Isere, France [db_pics/pics/c152d.jpg]

Gemmy blades of purple Axinite associated with Albite crystals on matrix from the classic European locality once considered the source of the finest Axinites in the world (now surpassed by some specimens from the Urals and California) though still highly treasured. Some fo the crystals are pure purple and gemmy, some show green Chlorite, there is also chlorite coating parts fo the matrix. Crystals reach 2cm in size and are in great condition except for the far right edge where it appears the specimen broke away from the host rock.


C153 - Scheelite $ 1000
Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153a.jpg] Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153b.jpg] Scheelite from Traversella Mine, Chiusella Valley, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/c153c.jpg]

Rare specimen of Italian Scheelite on matrix. An old specimen from a classic locality not commonly seen for sale. The crystal measures 2cm and is a good yellow with gemmy zones. There are at least 3 other small Scheelite present on the Pyrite rich matrix.


C164 - Axinite $ 350
Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164a.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164b.jpg] Axinite from Puiva, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c164c.jpg]

Transparent purple blades of Axinite on matrix.


C166 - Kermesite $ 350
Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
miniature - 4.7 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm


Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166a.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166b.jpg] Kermesite from Dafeng, Shanglin Co., Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/c166c.jpg]

Diverging spray of Kermesite crystals with a bright metallic luster.


C167 - Cerussite with Smithsonite $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 5 cm


Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167a.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167b.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167c.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167d.jpg] Cerussite with Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c167e.jpg]

Large, heavy twinned crystals of Cerussite with associated pink Smithsonite crystals. Some slight chipping present but overall in great condition.


C172 - Feldspar var. Moonstone $ 1500
Namalulu, Tanzania
large cabinet - 21 x 19 x 7 cm


Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172a.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172b.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c172c.jpg]

New find of crystallized moonstone from Tanzania. Individual crystals to 2cm that display a satiny blue color when turned under lighting. This 'Schiller effect' of color is seen at different angles on the different crystals and was therefore not possible to catch in still photos and these are therefore more colorful and attractive in person. Moonstone crystals are rare! Large, relatively flat crystal covered specimen. Biggest of lot with good blue on crystals.


C191 - Chrome Cerussite $ 350
Magnet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Chrome Cerussite from Magnet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/c191a.jpg] Chrome Cerussite from Magnet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/c191b.jpg] Chrome Cerussite from Magnet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/c191c.jpg]

Bright yellow Cerussite 'snowflakes' on a limonite matrix. Rare old material from the Magnet Mine. Comes with Andy Seibel and Schneiders labels.


C192 - Wulfenite $ 400
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4 cm


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c192a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c192b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c192c.jpg]

Aesthetic specimen of Wulfenite crystals on a vuggy Limonite matrix. This piece is special because it has both typical translucent Butterscotch colored crystals, and smaller gem crystals.


C194 - Erythrite on Quartz $ 350
Shaft 1, Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Erythrite on Quartz from Shaft 1, Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c194a.jpg] Erythrite on Quartz from Shaft 1, Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c194b.jpg] Erythrite on Quartz from Shaft 1, Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c194c.jpg]

Quartz crystal lined vug loaded with large, bright purple Erythrite crystals to 3cm. A very rich example of this species.


C196 - Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl $ 400
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196a.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196b.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz, Schorl from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c196c.jpg]

Recently mined specimen of a 4 x 1.5cm Aquamarine crystal with an attached Quartz crystal and Schorl crystals. Undamaged and very showy.


C197 - Covellite on Quartz $ 350
Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197a.jpg] Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197b.jpg] Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197c.jpg] Covellite on Quartz from Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c197d.jpg]

Hexagonal platy crystals of irridescent Covellite on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. While larger foliated masses of Covellite crystals are more commonly seen, my favorite type from the locality are those such as this specimen with the individual crystals standing up on a bed of Quartz crystals.


C198 - Pyromorphite $ 280
Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c198c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is nearly solid Pyromorphite with just a very small amount of limonite. Showy with top lime green color. Comes with old Steve Perry label.


C200 - Azurite $ 2000
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4 x 4.5 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c200e.jpg]

Large group of chunky Azurite crystals. Main crystal is 3.8cm wide across the termination. Translucent along the edges when held to a light. There are small Cerussite crystals present. Undamaged except where it broke away from the host rock on the right side. Comes with an old label from noted Tsumeb collector Carl Acosta and old price of $3,800.


C201 - Elbaite $ 450
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c201a.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c201b.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerias, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c201c.jpg]

Purple and pink Tourmaline crystal out of an old collection. This is classic old Virgem da Lapa material, probably from the 1960s. Gemmy from tip to bottom with a purple body color and bright pink termination. Undamaged and weighs 4.4 grams.


C205 - Legrandite $ 2200
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 0.6 cm


Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c205c.jpg]

Floater, double-terminated Legrandite crystal from the recent (2017) find. Thick and translucent with great color. There were not many single crystals found (I only saw one other). .



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