Selected Specimens

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SM162 - Copper after Cuprite $ 120
Onganja, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm


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Copper after Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM162a.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM162b.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Onganja, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM162c.jpg]

Undamaged floater cluster of Copper crystals that have replaced Cuprite crystals. Main crystals is 1.5cm.


SM171 - Eosphorite on Rose Quartz $ 300
Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171a.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171b.jpg] Eosphorite on Rose Quartz from Sapucaia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM171d.jpg]

Cluster of pink rose Quartz crystals with attached Eosphorite crystals. The specimen has particularly good, uniform and regular shaped Quartz crystals. The specimen detached in the pocket and there are Eosphorite crystals on both the front and back sides. Undamaged.


SM173 - Gersdorffite with Annabergite $ 280
Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173a.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173b.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173c.jpg] Gersdorffite with Annabergite from Ait Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM173d.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of Gersdorffite, a nickel arsenic sulfide, on matrix with green Annabergite. Crystals reach 1.9cm wide.


C600 - Cerussite on Barite $ 280
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600a.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600b.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600c.jpg] Cerussite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c600d.jpg]

Fine quality twinned yellow Cerussite crystal perfectly centered atop bladed pink Barite crystals. The Cerussite is perfect and undamaged with areas that are bright yellow and transparent. Comes with old labels from Bob Sullivan, Len Pisciotta, and Cliff Krueger. The Krueger label indicates it was bought for $60 on August 26, 1982.


C601 - Mottramite $ 250
Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


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Mottramite from Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c601a.jpg] Mottramite from Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c601b.jpg] Mottramite from Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c601c.jpg] Mottramite from Berg Aukaus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c601d.jpg]

Large bubbly mass of Mottramite with areas of highly satiny surface luster. Undamaged with an old specimen number painted on the bottom and an old label showing a price of $250.


C602 - Pyromorphite $ 200
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c602d.jpg]

Chunky Quartz matrix covered on multiple sides by drusy Pyromorphite and on one side by larger crystals. The Crystal range from yellowish green to bright neon lime green that contrast well against the white matrix. A couple missing crystals keep the price much lower than the visual impact would suggest.


C603 - Vanandinite $ 650
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.7 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603a.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603b.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603c.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603d.jpg] Vanandinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c603e.jpg]

Large red Vanadinite crystals to 1.8cm on matrix. Showy grouping of crystals with main group undamaged and all others except two insignificant 5mm crystals also undamaged. Although Vanadinite specimens are currently common, aesthetic clusters such as this are not.


SM184 - Apophyllite $ 350
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
cabinet - 10 x 8 x 5 cm


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Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM184a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM184c.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM184d.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips..


SM190 - Apophyllite $ 180
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM190a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM190b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM190c.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/SM190d.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips..


SM249 - Carrollite $ 60
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 3.2 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM249d.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous Carrollite crystals in white Calcite. Main crystal is 1.3cm in size and perfect except for one edge nick. There are also smaller, perfect crystals to 7mm present in various vugs within the Calcite.


SM251 - Carrollite $ 150
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM251a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM251b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM251c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM251d.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous Carrollite crystals within and protruding from white Calcite crystals. Main crystal is 1.5cm in size. Other Carrollites and Chalcopyrite crystals present. The Calcite is very transluscent.


SM252 - Carrollite $ 250
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM252a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM252b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM252c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM252d.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous Carrollite crystals in a vug in white Calcite. There are 3 interconnected crystals with the ain crystal approximately 2cm in size. The main crystal has a blocky, rectangula shape and a natural small indentation which is not damage.


SM253 - Carrollite $ 150
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.4 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM253a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM253b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM253c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM253d.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/SM253e.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous Carrollite crystals in white Calcite. Main crystals is 1.3cm in size and perfect with small attached Chalcopyrite crystals.


SM258 - Apatite $ 90
Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 3 cm


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Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM258a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM258b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM258c.jpg] Apatite from Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM258d.jpg]

Unusual scepter Apatite crystal with attached Chalcedony. The termination faces are prefect and smooth (with a few small areas of light etching) and the majority of the crystal side faces are etched away creating a scepter formation. The crystal is also highly transparent and gem quality. Undamaged.


SM263 - Stibnite $ 200
San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM263a.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM263b.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM263c.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM263d.jpg] Stibnite from San Martin Mine, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM263e.jpg]

Crystal sprays of Stibnite from the historic San Martin Mine. Small Calcite crystals and irridescent purple/blue Jamesonite needles add to the aesthetics of the specimen.
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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
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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