Selected Specimens

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T717 - Copper 'Skull' $ 1200
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 8 cm


Copper 'Skull' from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t717a.jpg] Copper 'Skull' from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t717b.jpg] Copper 'Skull' from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t717c.jpg] Copper 'Skull' from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t717d.jpg]

Large, exceptional Copper 'Skull', a cast of Copper formed when Copper coats a rounded nodule in a conglomerate with the nodule later eroding away leaving the "skull'. This one is both good sized and exceptionally well formed (complete) and preserved. Many get smashed or dented or are only partial hemispheres. I'd say this one has about 80% coverage of what was the former nodule.


T721 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t721a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t721b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t721c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged and highly gemmy in the upper and lower thirds. Weighs 49 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T722 - Tourmaline $ 300
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 4.5 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t722a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t722b.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged except for one small chip on a lower side. Weighs 20.5 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T724 - Tourmaline $ 600
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 6.8 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t724a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t724b.jpg]

Long, terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, slightly etched and undamaged except for a couple small chips on side faces. Weighs 34.9 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T725 - Tourmaline $ 300
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t725c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, undamaged except for minor edge chatter and highly gemmy in the upper and lower thirds. Weighs 17 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T726 - Tourmaline $ 250
Alto Ligonha, Mozambique
small cabinet - 5.8 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t726a.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t726b.jpg] Tourmaline from Alto Ligonha, Mozambique [db_pics/pics/t726c.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal with a pink red color and a very thin green cap. This is an old piece in great condition, with minor edge chatter and a small chip on the termination. Weighs 34.4 grams. This was recently released from a collection.


T730 - Fluorite $ 450
Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite from Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t730a.jpg] Fluorite from Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t730b.jpg] Fluorite from Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/t730c.jpg]

Deep amber colored cubic Fluorite over purple Fluorite. This is an old piece, probably at least 50 years old and potentially much older. Mining in this area started in the 15th century, the exact mine name is unknown.


T734 - Herderite $ 3000
Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm


Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734a.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734b.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734c.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734d.jpg] Herderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem De Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t734e.jpg]

Large single Herderite crystal with good purple color from the mine that has produced the world's best. This is a very large crystal and in good condition with many typical faces, etched (but glassy) faces, and a couple areas of contact.


T735 - Kunzite $ 1200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.8 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t735a.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t735b.jpg]

Gem quality purple/pink Kunzite crystal with a good termination. Back side of crystal appears to be a cleavage face. Weighs 147 grams.


T736 - Fluorite $ 400
Elmwood Mine, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 6.2 x 5 x 3 cm


Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/t736a.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/t736b.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/t736c.jpg]

Partially etched purple Fluorite cubes. These are the classic etched corners the mine is known for. This one however is uncommon as it is 3 intergrown cubes, each etched away to one corner each. A little bit of white Calcite grew upon the Fluorite after the etching was completed.


T739 - Fluorite on Calcite $ 400
Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 12 x 6.5 x 5 cm


Fluorite on Calcite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t739a.jpg] Fluorite on Calcite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t739b.jpg] Fluorite on Calcite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t739c.jpg] Fluorite on Calcite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/t739d.jpg]

Floater cluster of 'wheatsheaf' Calcite crystals interspersed with etched purple and yellow Fluorite crystals. Complete and undamaged all around.


T740 - Rhodochrosite $ 3000
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 3.0 cm


Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t740a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t740b.jpg]

Rhodochrosite over Manganite with a bright pink outler layer over alternating light pink and darker pink layers. The crystal form is one of the rarer types from the mine.


T742 - Rhodochrosite after Calcite $ 1800
Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 6 cm


Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Calcite from Madem-Lakko Mine, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece [db_pics/pics/t742c.jpg]

Pink rhodochrosite with the dominant crystal 6cm wide and perfectly centered atop the specimen. The Rhodochrosite formed as a replacement after Calcite. The specimen has areas of coverage by drusy Quartz and has associated Pyrite.


T743 - Quartz $ 450
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.7 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t743a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t743b.jpg]

Fantastic scepter with a solid red Hematite included Quartz that grew atop and along a milky Quartz crystal. Slight edge chatter, otherwise undamaged.


T745 - Quartz $ 160
Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t745a.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t745b.jpg] Quartz from Orange River, Karas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t745c.jpg]

Cluster of orange Quartz, the coloration caused by Hematite. Tiny chip on the tips, otherwise undamaged.



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