Selected Specimens

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C633 - Silver $ 450
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633b.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633c.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633d.jpg]

Vein of white Calcite loaded with crytalline Silver with lots of exposed Silver crystals on top. The Silver is present all throughout the Calcite, top to bottom. Out of an old collection from the 1970s.


C634 - Silver $ 650
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634b.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634c.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634d.jpg]

Vein of white Calcite loaded with crytalline Silver with lots of exposed Silver crystals on top. The Silver is present all throughout the Calcite, top to bottom. Out of an old collection from the 1970s.


C637 - Prehnite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637d.jpg]

Along with many other 'world's best of species', Merelani produces the world's best Prehnites (in my opinion). This fantastic specimen is a complete undamaged floater that looks like it was constructed by dropping little grains of Prehnite atop each other until they formed this tall stack of crystals. The rear bottom is black from inclusions of Graphite, and there are Laumontite crystals included on one side near the base. One of the best Merelani yellow Prehnites I've owned.


C638 - Prehnite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638d.jpg]

Outstanding, undamaged cluster of blue Prehnite, crystallized front and back. Rarely do you see blue Prehnites of this quality with such good crystal form. These are also color change, producing different shades of blue in indoor versus outdoor lighting.


C642 - Brucite $ 400
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 3.5 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642d.jpg]

Large, solid radial mass of Brucite on matrix. This is an uncommon example well crystallized all around, characteristic of open pocket growth and not growth in tight, contacted seams as are most. Translucent, thick and sturdy.


SM363 - Smithsonite replacing Calcite $ 250
San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 12.0 x 9.0 x 4.6 cm


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Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363a.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363b.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363c.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363d.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363e.jpg]

The specimen shown is a specimen that has a thin layer of yellow Smithsonite crystals covering pseudomorphed scalenohedral Calcite crystals. It's an aesthetic example of a multi-generation pseudomorph with interesting internal crystal structure showing the original Calcite crystals completely replaced with some other species, then Smithsonite covering all.


SM395 - Cadmium Smithsonite $ 120
Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 13.4 x 7.0 x 3.7 cm


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Cadmium Smithsonite from Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM395a.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM395b.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM395c.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM395d.jpg]

This rare variety of yellow color Smithsonite is known as 'Cadmium Smithsonite'. The element Cadmium gives it this color. These are uncommon at Mapimi and this was the best one out of only a small handful available. It is damage free with only minor contact at the edges where it was separated from matrix. A must for a complete Mapimi suite.


SM590 - Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) $ 200
Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo
small cabinet - 6.6 x 5.4 x 3.0 cm


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Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590a.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590b.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590c.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590e.jpg]

Sky-blue Chrysocolla has replaced another species (possibly elongated Selenite crystals) in this pseudomorph specimen. A couple of the longer, large crystals that are incomplete show the replacement is total Chrysocolla.


SM592 - Wulfenite $ 150
San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 9.0 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm


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Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592a.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592b.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592c.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592d.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592e.jpg]

This specimen has literally hundreds of thin, flat, yellow-orange Wulfenite crystals on matrix with a dusting of lighter color micro Mimetite crystals on selective faces. It's a classic San Francisco Mine example. All the specimens from this mine are delicate, so it's normal for a few crystals to be incomplete. Overall, a very nice larger example from the locality. Ex. Rocksmiths Minerals.


SM593 - Cerussite $ 200
Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
miniature - 4.7 x 4.0 x 1.5 cm


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Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593a.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593b.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593c.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593d.jpg]

A solid V-shaped grouping of lemon-yellow/peach color Cerussite crystals from Yangshuo. It's a superb example with only one crystal showing contact, otherwise near perfect. A most pleasing combination of high luster, sharply terminated crystals, and beautiful color transition.


SM601 - Fluorite and Galena $ 950 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 475
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
large cabinet - 20.0 x 15.0 x 8.0 cm


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Fluorite and Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM601a.jpg] Fluorite and Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM601b.jpg] Fluorite and Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM601e.jpg] Fluorite and Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM601f.jpg]

A beautiful, pristine condition, cabinet size specimen with clear, slightly modified, Fluorite crystals and Galena crystals. The clear translucent Fluorites have a light green intermixed coloration. An old label from 'Flying Pan Mineral Center' of Littleton, Colorado is included with a note on the back showing a price of $65 in 1980. A very well preserved specimen with the only visible damage seen at the peripheral edges of of the matrix. Specimen weight is approximately 7-9 lbs.


SM602 - Chalcedony var. Agate $ 350
Agua Nueva, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 14.0 x 13.0 x 8.0 cm


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Chalcedony var. Agate from Agua Nueva, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM602a.jpg] Chalcedony var. Agate from Agua Nueva, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM602b.jpg] Chalcedony var. Agate from Agua Nueva, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM602c.jpg] Chalcedony var. Agate from Agua Nueva, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM602d.jpg] Chalcedony var. Agate from Agua Nueva, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM602e.jpg]

One half of a cut and polished multicolor Agate with moss agate surrounding banded red agate and small 'stubby' stalactite formations in the center cavity. Nice variation in colors. Specimen weighs 3lb, 9oz. This is from early production at the locality in the 1970s and is large sized. You could cut off another half inch or so to reveal a greater amount of banded agate.


SM606 - Sphalerite with Quartz $ 300 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 150
Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru
cabinet - 12.0 x 9.2 x 4.7 cm


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Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606a.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606b.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606c.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606d.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606e.jpg]

Large, dark color Sphalerite crystals dominate the top of this specimen with the largest individual one measuring 3.5cm on edge. The matrix is entirely Sphalerite with the terminated top crystals showing small white druzy Quartz crystals providing a nice contrast. Weight is 1lb, 10oz. Ex. The Rocksmiths Minerals with their old label showing $22 price over 20 years ago. A very clean specimen with only minor contact or chipping to the main crystals.


SM615 - Axinite on Quartz $ 240
Butte County, California, USA
miniature - 4.0 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


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Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615a.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615b.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from Butte County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM615c.jpg]

A rare specimen from Butte County in California showing a cluster of bladed, light brown, Axinite crystals centered on a pair of water-clear Quartz crystals. The specimen is a floater with no point of attachment visible and the Quartz crystals are terminated on both ends. No visible damage to any part of this specimen. Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), in Minerals of California, notes an occurrence near the Feather River and Yankee Hill areas, but little else is known. Comes mounted with minreal tac in a 2-inch perky box with an original old faded label. A true rarity for the California collector.


SM623 - Calcite $ 200
North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA
miniature - 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.6 cm


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Calcite from North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM623a.jpg] Calcite from North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM623b.jpg] Calcite from North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM623c.jpg]

A classic Vernon Calcite specimen with sharp, golden color, gemmy crystals on minor matrix. The example is in great shape overall, and displays very well. Ex. Lawrence H. Conklin Private Collection with label included.
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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
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
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