Selected Specimens

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T948 - Apophyllite on Analcime $ 280
Seiser Alp, South Tyrol, Italy
cabinet - 11.5 x 8 x 6 cm


Apophyllite on Analcime from Seiser Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/t948a.jpg] Apophyllite on Analcime from Seiser Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/t948b.jpg] Apophyllite on Analcime from Seiser Alp, South Tyrol, Italy [db_pics/pics/t948c.jpg]

Open vug lined with pink Analcime crystals with tabular, transparent Apophyllite crystals on the Analcime.


T949 - Stibnite $ 450
Baia Sprie mine, MaramureČ™ Co., Romania
large cabinet - 20 x 12 x 4 cm


Stibnite from Baia Sprie mine, MaramureČ™ Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/t949a.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie mine, MaramureČ™ Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/t949b.jpg]

Large flat specimen covered by clusters of Stibnite crystals with Calcite on the front side. Backside is also fully crystallized with rounded masses of grey Calcite. Large, showy display specimen out of an old collection.


T950 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 300
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950c.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t950d.jpg]

Gem purple Kunzite crystal with the backside coated by tan Stilbite crystals. A beautiful, well terminated Kunzite on it's own, with added color and flair due to the Stilbite. Pegmatitic Stilbite is uncommon.


T951 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 100
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t951c.jpg]

Gem purple Kunzite crystal with the backside coated by tan Stilbite crystals. A beautiful, well terminated Kunzite on it's own, with added color and flair due to the Stilbite. Pegmatitic Stilbite is uncommon. Well terminated but priced lower because one face is a cleavage, but can be displayed perfectly from the Stilbite covered side.


T952 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 280
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 1.2 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t952a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t952b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t952c.jpg]

Gem purple Kunzite crystal with the backside coated by tan Stilbite crystals. A beautiful, well terminated Kunzite on it's own, with added color and flair due to the Stilbite. Pegmatitic Stilbite is uncommon.


T954 - Quartz $ 700
Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam
large cabinet - 17 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm


Quartz from Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t954a.jpg] Quartz from Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t954b.jpg] Quartz from Que Phong, Nghe An Prov., Vietnam [db_pics/pics/t954c.jpg]

Large, tapering Quartz crystal with interesting inclusions. The is the best, largest crystal from the one and only parcel I've ever seen of this material. The core is filled with hair-like crystals and green, yellow and red coloration. There is a green phantom at the tip and the outer zone is transparent.


T955 - Jamesonite in Apatite $ 200
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955a.jpg] Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955b.jpg] Jamesonite in Apatite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/t955c.jpg]

Glassy single Apatite crystal from the famous Siglo XX Mine. The Apatite appears to be clear but colored grey due to inclusions of needle-like crystals of Jamesonite. Old dealer price was $400 on this unusual thumbnail.


T958 - Pyromorphite $ 300
Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t958a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t958b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/t958c.jpg]

Floater cluster of bright green Pyromorphite, well crystalizzed all around. There is one damaged tip on the backside, otherwise perfect all around. This specimen has the top color for the find.


T968 - Scapolite $ 300
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t968a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t968b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t968c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and undamaged. All GEM! Tiny surface imperfections show up in the photo that you don't even notice in person - looks like yellow glass in hand.


T971 - Tanzanite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t971d.jpg]

Natural yellow and purple/blue bi-color Tanzanite crystal. Complete all around and undamaged except for one tiny edge chip, with nice gem zones. Unheated.


T973 - Tanzanite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t973a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t973b.jpg]

Natural yellow and purple/blue bi-color Tanzanite crystal. Complete all around and undamaged except for slight edge chipping, with nice gem zones. Unheated. Prism faces are glassy and smooth, termination faces show light etching.


C144 - Fluorite with Celestite $ 350
Clay Center, Ohio, USA
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 6.5 cm


Fluorite with Celestite from Clay Center, Ohio, USA [db_pics/pics/c144a.jpg] Fluorite with Celestite from Clay Center, Ohio, USA [db_pics/pics/c144b.jpg] Fluorite with Celestite from Clay Center, Ohio, USA [db_pics/pics/c144c.jpg] Fluorite with Celestite from Clay Center, Ohio, USA [db_pics/pics/c144d.jpg]

Large cubes of Fluorite on matrix with associated Celestite crystals. Largest Fluorite cube is 4.9cm wide and pristine. Beautiful display piece that shows well. There are even some small Fluorite cubes on the matrix below the Celestite. .


C146 - Leifite on Serandite $ 650
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Leifite on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/c146a.jpg] Leifite on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/c146b.jpg] Leifite on Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/c146c.jpg]

Rare radial group of Leifite crystals on salmon pink Serandite crystals. With black Aegerine crystals.


C147 - Copper $ 300
Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147a.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147b.jpg] Copper from Champion Mine, Keewenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c147c.jpg]

Well crystallized group of Copper crystals. Undamaged floater group good on all sides. With minor amounts of associated Calcite.


C148 - Andradite var. Demantoid $ 1200
Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy
cabinet - 12.5 x 7 x 1.8 cm


Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148a.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148b.jpg] Andradite var. Demantoid from Val Malenco, Lombardy, Italy [db_pics/pics/c148c.jpg]

Thin matrix covered with bright green garnet crystals. The garnets are over 1cm in size and many are transparent. This is a great example out of an old collection with good coverage of crystals on a thin flat matrix. Most crystals are good though some damaged crystals keep the price much lower than it otherwise would be.



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