Selected Specimens

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C388 - Stellerite $ 650
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4.0 cm


Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388c.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c388d.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 4.8cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C389 - Stellerite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 120
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c389a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c389b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c389c.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 3.5cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C390 - Stellerite $ 300
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm


Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c390a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c390b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c390c.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 4cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C391 - Stellerite $ 350
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm


Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391c.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 4.5cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C395 - Tourmaline with Albite $ 350
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.2 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395a.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395b.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395c.jpg]

Dark green Tourmaline crystal with a bright pink termination and attached blades of Albite. Complete and undamaged. There is a 1.7cm double-terminated Tourmaline grown right across the tip of the first crystal.


C396 - Anatase with Quartz $ 180
Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396a.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396b.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396c.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396d.jpg]

Double-terminated 1cm Anatase crystal on Albite. There are transparent Quartz crystals rising straight up out of the Albite. Undamaged and clean.


C398 - Veszelyite $ 400
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c398a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c398b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c398c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c398d.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 2mm on Hemimorphite lined vugs in matrix. There are vugs of crystals all over this one, with the main vug open a full 4cm across the front and another 5cm running down the side. Very rich sample. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


C399 - Veszelyite $ 300
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c399a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c399b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c399c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 2mm lining open vug in matrix. Numerous small but very good undamaged crystals. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China. Sawcut on base.


C400 - Veszelyite $ 350
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400d.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 3mm on Hemimorphite lined vugs in matrix. Lots and lots of Veszelyite crystals all over the ridges and vugs. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


C401 - Veszelyite $ 450
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c401a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c401b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c401c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 9mm lining vugs in matrix. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


C403 - Adamite with Calcite $ 200
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403a.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403b.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403c.jpg]

Unusual specimen of yellow Adamite on one side, and Calcite crystals to 1.5cm on the other side.


C406 - Smithsonite after Calcite $ 280
San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c406a.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c406b.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c406c.jpg]

Scalenohedral Calcite crystals that have been psuedomorphed to golden colored Smithsonite. These were found a few years ago and are no longer being found.


C409 - Amethyst scepter $ 400
Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409c.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409d.jpg]

Medium purple Amethyst scepter crystal over a white Quartz stalk. Collected by David Shannon in 1981 and kept by him as part of his collection. Complete and undamaged. Excellent quality Amethyst crystals in this condition from this obscure locality are difficult to find.


C410 - Cuprite $ 1250
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410a.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410b.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410c.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410d.jpg]

Well formed red Cuprite octahedrons all over matrix. While most Bisbee Cuprites are dull, this example shows a nice reddish tint under natural light which is fairly uncommon. Clean and undamaged specimen acquired by Bruce Murphy in 2007.


C414 - Smithsonite $ 2200
Gila Monster Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.2 x 5 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Smithsonite from Gila Monster Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c414a.jpg] Smithsonite from Gila Monster Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c414b.jpg] Smithsonite from Gila Monster Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c414c.jpg]

Transluscent white Smithsonite in a linear formation of interconnected spheres lining a dark red, crystal lined vug. An extremely rare and unique specimen with no damage and one of only a very few known to exist. The white markings on the surface are tiny internal inclusions and not damage. The Gila Monster Mine is located 1. 3 miles from the famous Old Yuma Mine. The data base web site Mindat shows no photographs of any species from this very obscure and old locality. Comes with 3 old labels. .



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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

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