Selected Specimens

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T679 - Clinoatacamite with Selenite $ 1200
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
cabinet - 14 x 11.5 x 6 cm


Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679c.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/t679d.jpg]

Large open vug lined with Quartz over Chrysocolla with isolated clusters of dark green Clinoatacamite. At the lower right is a single 4cm Selenite crystal grown over a Clinoatacamite cluster. Uncommon for both overall size and the great isolation of the crystal clusters. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens.


T680 - Diaspore $ 300
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
small cabinet - 9 x 5.7 x 2 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t680a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t680b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/t680c.jpg]

Large single Diaspore crystal with typical ragged/contacted ends. Good gem sections in areas. This crystal displays multiple signs of fracturing and rehealing (noted by lighter colored lateral lines) resulting in a naturally 'bent' crystal, the same phenomenon that is sometimes seen in tourmaline crystals.


T685 - Copper $ 280
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 2 cm


Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t685c.jpg]

Well crystallized branching group of Copper with attached Quartz crystals and unidentified yellow mineralization.


T686 - Copper $ 450
Onganja, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 5 cm


Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686a.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686b.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686c.jpg] Copper from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t686d.jpg]

Heavy mass of Copper crystals from the famous Onganja Mine. This specimen is displayable from all angles and has a wide range of crystal sizes from very fine branching crystals up to individuals to over 2cm in size.


T687 - Copper $ 450
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 5 cm


Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/t687d.jpg]

Heavy mass of Copper crystals. This specimen is displayable from all angles and has a wide range of crystal sizes from finer branching crystals up to individuals to over 2cm in size.


C216 - Calcite with Pyrite $ 300
Chenzhou, Hunan, China
cabinet - 15 x 14 x 6 cm


Calcite with Pyrite from Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c216a.jpg] Calcite with Pyrite from Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c216b.jpg] Calcite with Pyrite from Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c216c.jpg]

Light pink Calcite crystals to 8cm with attached and included Pyrite crystals. Looks as if the Calcite was shot with a shotgun. Unusual new material.


C156 - Diamond $ 1200
Argyle Mine, Australia
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 1 cm


Diamond from Argyle Mine, Australia [db_pics/pics/c156a.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Australia [db_pics/pics/c156b.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Australia [db_pics/pics/c156c.jpg] Diamond from Argyle Mine, Australia [db_pics/pics/c156d.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal with stepped edges in areas.Gemmy but with internal crazing and a light brown color. Weighs 6.35 carats.


T689 - Andradite with Diopside $ 400
Lowel Pit, Eden Mills, Vermont, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Andradite with Diopside from Lowel Pit, Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t689a.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Lowel Pit, Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t689b.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Lowel Pit, Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t689c.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Lowel Pit, Eden Mills, Vermont, USA [db_pics/pics/t689d.jpg]

Intergrown pair of Andradite crystals to 1cm perched strikingly atop matrix with Diopside and other Andradite. The top crystals are perfect and can be viewed 360 degrees all around.


T690 - Cuprian Adamite with Wulfenite $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Cuprian Adamite with Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t690a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite with Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t690b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite with Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t690c.jpg]

classic deep green Cuprian Adamite with a couple small Wulfenite crystals. Clean and damage free.


T691 - Tsavorite $ 400
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t691d.jpg]

Fine quality elongated Tsavorite crystal from recent production (2017) that has been producing these stange, elongated crystals. Many of the new crystals, like this one, exhibit a faden line running up the C-axis. This is an undamaged floater cluster of a few interconnected crystals.


T692 - Tsavorite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t692a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t692b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t692c.jpg]

A real GEM of a Tsavorite crystal. Totally transparent and crystalized on all sides, even the bottom. Some Tsavorites grow perched atop the edges of Graphite crystals which allows crystal faces to form on the bottom as well as the top and sides.There are residual thin black grooves on the bottom where the Graphite crystals were, otherwise fully crystallized.


T695 - Vesuvianite $ 250
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm


Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t695a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t695b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t695c.jpg]

Double terminated floater crystal with purple core and green/yellow terminations. Although it has lighter purple color than most, the central area has good transparency, which is uncommon. Ex. Charlie Key.


T696 - Vesuvianite $ 200
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t696a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t696b.jpg]

Double terminated floater crystal with purple core and green/yellow terminations. Ex. Charlie Key.


T697 - Prehnite $ 350
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 3.1 x 1.8 x 1 cm


Prehnite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t697a.jpg] Prehnite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t697b.jpg] Prehnite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t697c.jpg]

Three interconnected, curving and lustrous Prehnite crystals. Although many other localities produce good Prehnite, they are usually in rounded clusters or platy masses, not distinct individual crystals such as this. Nowhere, to my knowledge, produces as good crystals as those found at the Jeffrey Mine, but they are not well known because there just aren't many available, in fact this is only the second one I have owned. Ex. Charlie Key.


T699 - Vesuvianite $ 250
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t699a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t699b.jpg]

Cluster of Vesuvianite crystals with purple core and green/yellow terminations. Many are double terminated. Ex. Charlie Key.



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