Selected Specimens

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C371 - Smithsonite $ 1800
Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 13 x 6.5 x 4 cm


Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371c.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c371d.jpg]

Thick layer of botryoidal blue/green Smithsonite. Large undamaged specimen out of an old collection.


C374 - Dioptase $ 3500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 3 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c374a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c374b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c374c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c374d.jpg]

Bright and gemmy Dioptase crystals covering matrix. There are a couple damaged crystals present but the vast majority are perfect and the luster and transparency are great. This is out of an old collection built in the 1970s and on the market for the first time since then.


C375 - Calcite $ 500
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
large cabinet - 20 x 14 x 10 cm


Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c375a.jpg] Calcite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/c375b.jpg]

Large double-terminated Calcite crystal. Multiple tips on one end. This is an undamaged floater with no points of attachment. Great quality for such a beast of a crystal!


C376 - Kunzite $ 1500
Minas Gerais, Brazil
large cabinet - 18 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376a.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376b.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376c.jpg] Kunzite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c376d.jpg]

Two old, gem Kunzite crystals, one pink and one yellow. The yellow is 18cm and the pink is 15.5cm. Both are double terminated with etched terminations and roughly rectangular in cross-section. These are out of an old collection built in the 1970s and still retain their original price tag stickers of $250 each.


C377 - Azurite $ 650
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 15 x 10 x 5 cm


Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c377a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c377b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c377c.jpg]

Vug in Limonite lined with deep royal blue Azurite crystals, with Azurite wrapping over the top and around the backside. This is out of an old collection built in the 1970s and on the market for the first time since then.


C381 - Datolite $ 400
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381a.jpg] Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381b.jpg] Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381c.jpg]

Rare specimen of pink Datolite from the Wessels Mine. There are 5 main crystals to 1.3cm that run up the center of the specimen. Crystals have glassy luster and are undamaged.


C385 - Stibiconite after Stibnite $ 150
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


Stibiconite after Stibnite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c385a.jpg] Stibiconite after Stibnite from San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c385b.jpg]

Stibiconite after Stibnite specimen with sharp form and a steep pyramidal termination. This is a Mexican classic and a complete replacement of the former Stibnite (not just a surface coating) as can be seen on the bottom of the crystal. Complete and undamaged.


C386 - Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite $ 180
Poona, India
miniature - 3.6 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386a.jpg] Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386b.jpg] Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386c.jpg] Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386d.jpg]

Green Apophyllite with attached spherical white crystal groups of Mesolite and blades of Stilbite. Aesthetic and undamaged miniature out of the Trimingham collection. Old label indicates it was purchased for $60 from the Rocksmiths back in 1994.


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.



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