Selected Specimens

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SM449 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 220
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4 x 3 cm


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Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449c.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449d.jpg]

Rhombic Rhodochrosite crystals to 1.5cm on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. In addition to the Rhodochrosite, there are a number of glassy, pale green Fluorite crystals to 1.5cm.


SM450 - Hemimorphite $ 150
Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Hemimorphite from Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM450a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM450b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM450c.jpg]

Large open vug in matrix lined with Hemimorphite crystals to about 1cm in length. The Summit Mine produced what are likely the best USA Hemimorphites ever found. This is a fine example.


SM468 - Quartz $ 150
Herkimer, New York, USA
miniature - 4.9 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468a.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468b.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468c.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468d.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468e.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468f.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468g.jpg]

Double terminated 'Herkimer Diamond' Quartz crystal. Complete all around and undamaged.


SM469 - Calcite with Ilvaite $ 150
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469a.jpg] Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469b.jpg] Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469c.jpg]

Interesting specimen showing 3 generations of Calcite. The top half of a scalenohedral Calcite sticks out of a wide rhombic Calcite crystal. Both were later covered by tiny black Ilvaite crystals, then all were overgrown by a final generation of transparent Calcite. You can see the tip of the scalenohedral Calcite covered by Ilvaite underneath the final transparent layer of Calcite.


SM480 - Pyrite $ 320
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain
small cabinet - 5.4 x 5.4 x 5.3 cm


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Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480a.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480b.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480c.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480e.jpg]

Large single Pyrite cube from this famous Pyrite locality. This is uncommonly big, and was significant enough to held in a collection for years. There is one defect where the old collection label is still affixed, otherwise perfect all around.


SM495 - Vesuvianite $ 240
Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2 cm


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Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495c.jpg]

Double-terminated rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystal with good luster.


SM498 - Calcite on Ferberite $ 260
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498a.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498b.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498c.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM498d.jpg]

Exquisite crystal of Ferberite with the backside coated by white Calcite crystals. The Ferberite had an unusual curving form and is highly aesthetic and very lustrous. Fine and unusual specimen. Undamaged.


SM499 - Tanzanite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 2.3 x 1 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499d.jpg]

Large, gemmy single Tanzanite crystal, complete and well terminated. There is an indentation from another crystal on the backside. This is a heated crystal and priced to move.


SM503 - Serandite $ 90
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.0 x 1 cm


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Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503a.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503b.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503c.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503d.jpg]

Two intergrown crystals of salmon pink Serandite with attached mica.


SM516 - Pyrite $ 600
Huanzala Mine, Peru
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


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Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM516a.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM516b.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM516c.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM516d.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM516.mp4]

Large 4.5cm Pyrite crystal atop smaller crystals. Specimen is composed solid, highly lustrous Pyrite. Bright and showy.


SM512 - Brucite $ 450
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM512a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM512b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM512c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM512d.jpg]

pinwheel formation of translucent yellow Brucite on matrix from recent finds in Pakistan. Undamaged and good from both sides. Reminiscent of a Mapimi Adamite.


SM530 - Prehnite $ 280
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530e.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Such yellow Prehnites have come from Merelani sporadically over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big chunky crystals that stick out in various directions. Some chipping, but nearly a floater crystalled all around, a good one for the find.


C631 - Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite $ 500
Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India
cabinet - 10.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c631a.jpg] Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c631b.jpg] Stilbite on Quartz over Calcite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c631c.jpg]

Laterally compressed translucent white Calcite crystal completely covered by a layer of sugary Quartz crystals, with attached pink Stilbite crystals. Unusual specimen that is reminiscent of Steve Smale's specimen known as 'The Cricket Bat' (see page 117 of the Smale Collection book). A couple of the Stilbite crystals are incomplete, otherwise undamaged, with the Stilbite only on one side. I've never seen another like this.


C633 - Silver $ 450
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633b.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633c.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633d.jpg]

Vein of white Calcite loaded with crytalline Silver with lots of exposed Silver crystals on top. The Silver is present all throughout the Calcite, top to bottom. Out of an old collection from the 1970s.


C634 - Silver $ 650
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634b.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634c.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634d.jpg]

Vein of white Calcite loaded with crytalline Silver with lots of exposed Silver crystals on top. The Silver is present all throughout the Calcite, top to bottom. Out of an old collection from the 1970s.
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121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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