Selected Specimens

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C572 - Apatite $ 500
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572d.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572e.jpg]

Large blue/green Apatite crystals on Quartz crystals with Siderite. The Apatite crystals are highly lustrous and reach 2cm in size. Undamaged.


C575 - Helvite $ 950
Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575a.jpg] Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575b.jpg] Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575c.jpg]

Pair of Helvite crystals on matrix from San Diego Co. There are 2 crystals, largest is 1cm on edge. These are rare for San Diego, or anywhere in California. Ex. Curtis Wilbur collection, and pictured on Mindat, photo number 638291.


SM123 - Tremolite $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! A thich single crystal at the base that sprays out into multiple terminations as it rises up. The base is rehealed, making this a floater. Undamaged.


SM127 - Tremolite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.9 x 0.4 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! Well terminated, undamaged crystal with good transparency.


SM130 - Apatite $ 350
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130d.jpg]

Highly lustrous blue Apatite crystals with Muscovite. Main crystal is 2.2 x 1.8 cm and intergrown with a slightly smaller crystal. Slight edge chipping keeps the price way down compared too the overall beauty of the specimen and the price this would be if perfect. Glassy luster with large transparent areas.


SM132 - Apatite with Arsenopyrite $ 250
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Apatite with Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM132a.jpg] Apatite with Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM132b.jpg] Apatite with Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM132c.jpg]

Undamaged green Apatite crystals to 1.8 cm with bright metallic Arsenopyrite crystals. Undamaged.


SM133 - Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite $ 150
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.3 cm


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Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133a.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133b.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133c.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133d.jpg]

Transparent single Quartz crystal intergrown with Arsenopyrite and Ferberite at the base. Undamaged and highly transparent.


SM122 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 200
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122d.jpg]

Single crystal of Chrome Tourmaline, a vanadium rich Uvite/Dravite. Deep emerald green color and highly transluscent to transparent when backlit. Undamaged crystal 0f superb color!!!


C583 - Azurite $ 80
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583c.jpg]

Mound-shaped specimen of sparkling Azurite crystals. The majority of the matrix is gone, leaving a thick, hollow layer of Azurite. Undamaged.


C584 - Roweite, Olshanskyite $ 200
Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


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Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584a.jpg] Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584b.jpg] Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584c.jpg]

Crystals of brown Roweite and white Olshanskyite in crystal sizes and quality not seen before this find. Interestingly, the type locality for Roweite is Franklin, New Jersey, where only one specimen was found.


C585 - Clinoatacamite $ 450
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585c.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585d.jpg]

High quality specimen of Clinoatacamite crystal groups atop sparkling drusy Quartz crystals. Good isolated crystal groups of this rare species. The Lily Mine is now closed.


C586 - Brochantite on Cuprite $ 750
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


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Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586a.jpg] Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586b.jpg] Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586c.jpg] Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586d.jpg]

Thick crystal groups of green Brochanite atop Cuprite. Rare piece from Bisbee with unusually wide (to 7mm) crystal groups.


C588 - Carrollite $ 260
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c588a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c588b.jpg]

Highly lustrous Carrollite crystals to 7mm on matrix. From older finds out of an old collection.


C589 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 150
Kunar, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm


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Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589c.jpg]

Neat specimen of a double-terminated Kunzite crystal with a removable layer of Stilbite on one side. Stilbite is uncommon in pegmatites.


C590 - Tanzanite $ 375
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.9 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c590a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c590b.jpg]

Unusual Tanzanite crystal that is yellow in one direction and blue with yellow when viewed from the other direction. Complete and undamaged with great glassy luster. Weighs 18.9 carats.
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