Selected Specimens

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C637 - Prehnite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637d.jpg]

Along with many other 'world's best of species', Merelani produces the world's best Prehnites (in my opinion). This fantastic specimen is a complete undamaged floater that looks like it was constructed by dropping little grains of Prehnite atop each other until they formed this tall stack of crystals. The rear bottom is black from inclusions of Graphite, and there are Laumontite crystals included on one side near the base. One of the best Merelani yellow Prehnites I've owned.


C638 - Prehnite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638d.jpg]

Outstanding, undamaged cluster of blue Prehnite, crystallized front and back. Rarely do you see blue Prehnites of this quality with such good crystal form. These are also color change, producing different shades of blue in indoor versus outdoor lighting.


C642 - Brucite $ 400
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 3.5 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642d.jpg]

Large, solid radial mass of Brucite on matrix. This is an uncommon example well crystallized all around, characteristic of open pocket growth and not growth in tight, contacted seams as are most. Translucent, thick and sturdy.


SM363 - Smithsonite replacing Calcite $ 250
San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 12.0 x 9.0 x 4.6 cm


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Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363a.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363b.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363c.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363d.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363e.jpg]

The specimen shown is a specimen that has a thin layer of yellow Smithsonite crystals covering pseudomorphed scalenohedral Calcite crystals. It's an aesthetic example of a multi-generation pseudomorph with interesting internal crystal structure showing the original Calcite crystals completely replaced with some other species, then Smithsonite covering all.


SM590 - Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) $ 200
Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo
small cabinet - 6.6 x 5.4 x 3.0 cm


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Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590a.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590b.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590c.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590e.jpg]

Sky-blue Chrysocolla has replaced another species (possibly elongated Selenite crystals) in this pseudomorph specimen. A couple of the longer, large crystals that are incomplete show the replacement is total Chrysocolla.


SM606 - Sphalerite with Quartz $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru
cabinet - 12.0 x 9.2 x 4.7 cm


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Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606a.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606b.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606c.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606d.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606e.jpg]

Large, dark color Sphalerite crystals dominate the top of this specimen with the largest individual one measuring 3.5cm on edge. The matrix is entirely Sphalerite with the terminated top crystals showing small white druzy Quartz crystals providing a nice contrast. Weight is 1lb, 10oz. Ex. The Rocksmiths Minerals with their old label showing $22 price over 20 years ago. A very clean specimen with only minor contact or chipping to the main crystals.


SM615 - Axinite on Quartz $ 240
Butte County, California, USA
miniature - 4.0 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


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Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615a.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615b.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615c.jpg]

A rare specimen from Butte County in California showing a cluster of bladed, light brown, Axinite crystals centered on a pair of water-clear Quartz crystals. The specimen is a floater with no point of attachment visible and the Quartz crystals are terminated on both ends. No visible damage to any part of this specimen. Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), in Minerals of California, notes an occurrence near the Feather River and Yankee Hill areas, but little else is known. Comes mounted with minreal tac in a 2-inch perky box with an original old faded label. A true rarity for the California collector.


SM552 - Carrolite $ 140
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 5.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM552a.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM552b.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM552d.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM552e.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous octahedral Carrollite crystals to 1.8cm on matrix with white Calcite. From older finds out of an old collection.


SM553 - Carrolite $ 180
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


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Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM553a.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM553b.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM553c.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM553d.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous octahedral Carrollite crystals to 1.7cm on matrix with white Calcite and Chalcopyrite visible. From older finds out of an old collection.


SM554 - Carrolite $ 200
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.8 x 4.0 x 2.3 cm


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Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM554a.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM554b.jpg] Carrolite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM554c.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous octahedral Carrollite crystals to 1.3cm on matrix with white Calcite. From older finds out of an old collection.


SM556 - Apatite $ 90
Panasquiera, Portugal
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm


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Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM556d.jpg]

A single large 3.0cm wide glassy and translucent pale green Apatite crystal on a small amount of sulfide rich matrix. No damage to this excellent example from Portugal.


SM558 - Zircon crystals on/after Siderite with Orthoclase, Quartz, and Aegirine $ 240
Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi
cabinet - 11.0 x 4.7 x 2.3 cm


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Zircon crystals on/after Siderite with Orthoclase, Quartz, and Aegirine from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi [db_pics/pics/SM558a.jpg] Zircon crystals on/after Siderite with Orthoclase, Quartz, and Aegirine from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi [db_pics/pics/SM558b.jpg] Zircon crystals on/after Siderite with Orthoclase, Quartz, and Aegirine from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi [db_pics/pics/SM558c.jpg] Zircon crystals on/after Siderite with Orthoclase, Quartz, and Aegirine from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi [db_pics/pics/SM558d.jpg] Zircon crystals on/after Siderite with Orthoclase, Quartz, and Aegirine from Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi [db_pics/pics/SM558e.jpg]

A large, 11.0cm long, double-terminated, dark colored Aegirine crystal serves as host to a number of species including dozens of small yellow gemmy Zircon crystals, white Orthoclase crystals, large encrusted Siderite crystals, and a few clear Quartz points. Sold to me as Zircon replacing Siderite crystals, of which there are 3 distinct crystals to 2cm. An outstanding combination of species for the locality and in very good condition all-around.


SM565 - Pyromorphite $ 120
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM565a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM565b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM565c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM565d.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is solid Pyromorphite and is a floater with no Limonite matrix. Showy with top lime green color.


SM566 - Pyromorphite $ 140
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM566a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM566b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM566c.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is solid Pyromorphite and is a floater with no Limonite matrix. Showy with top lime green color.


SM569 - Pyromorphite $ 140
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM569a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM569b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM569c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM569d.jpg]

Bright lime green crystals of Pyromorphite. The specimen is solid Pyromorphite and is a floater with no Limonite matrix. Showy with top lime green color.

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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147

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