Selected Specimens

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SM447 - Copper and Cuprite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 6 cm


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Copper and Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SM447a.jpg] Copper and Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SM447b.jpg] Copper and Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SM447c.jpg] Copper and Cuprite from Cole Shaft, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/SM447d.jpg]

Large specimen of Copper and Cuprite. The surfaces are primariy showing Cuprite with small areas of Copper protruding out. An old label indicates it was found at the 26J Stope, 1300 Level of the Cole Shaft in 1967.


SM449 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 220
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4 x 3 cm


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Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449c.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/SM449d.jpg]

Rhombic Rhodochrosite crystals to 1.5cm on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. In addition to the Rhodochrosite, there are a number of glassy, pale green Fluorite crystals to 1.5cm.


SM450 - Hemimorphite $ 150
Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Hemimorphite from Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM450a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM450b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/SM450c.jpg]

Large open vug in matrix lined with Hemimorphite crystals to about 1cm in length. The Summit Mine produced what are likely the best USA Hemimorphites ever found. This is a fine example.


SM457 - Silver $ 200
Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?)
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.7 x 1 cm


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Silver from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?) [db_pics/pics/SM457a.jpg] Silver from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?) [db_pics/pics/SM457b.jpg] Silver from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?) [db_pics/pics/SM457c.jpg]

Thick Silver wires that curl up at each end. This came out of an old collection of thumbnails with no label. I was told that 'there were some Kongsberg Silvers in the collection'.


SM459 - Veszelyite $ 450
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 8.0 x 6 cm


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Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459d.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM459e.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 4mm on Hemimorphite lined vugs in matrix. There are vugs of crystals all over. 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.


SM468 - Quartz $ 150
Herkimer, New York, USA
miniature - 4.9 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468a.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468b.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468c.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468d.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468e.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468f.jpg] Quartz from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/SM468g.jpg]

Double terminated 'Herkimer Diamond' Quartz crystal. Complete all around and undamaged.


SM469 - Calcite with Ilvaite $ 150
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469a.jpg] Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469b.jpg] Calcite with Ilvaite from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/SM469c.jpg]

Interesting specimen showing 3 generations of Calcite. The top half of a scalenohedral Calcite sticks out of a wide rhombic Calcite crystal. Both were later covered by tiny black Ilvaite crystals, then all were overgrown by a final generation of transparent Calcite. You can see the tip of the scalenohedral Calcite covered by Ilvaite underneath the final transparent layer of Calcite.


SM480 - Pyrite $ 320
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain
small cabinet - 5.4 x 5.4 x 5.3 cm


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Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480a.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480b.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480c.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/SM480e.jpg]

Large single Pyrite cube from this famous Pyrite locality. This is uncommonly big, and was significant enough to held in a collection for years. There is one defect where the old collection label is still affixed, otherwise perfect all around.


SM483 - Richterite $ 280
Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.3 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm


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Richterite from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM483a.jpg] Richterite from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM483b.jpg] Richterite from Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM483c.jpg]

Terminated single crystal of Richterite, translucent to transparent. Richterite is a mineral not commonly seen in fine gemmy crystals and crystals from this locality in Afghanistan are perhaps the best. This crystal is from the Len Pisciotta collection and was likely found 10+ years ago.


SM488 - Apatite on Muscovite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2 cm


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Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488a.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488b.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488c.jpg] Apatite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM488d.jpg]

Translucent green Apatite crystals to 1.5cm on a thin cast of Muscovite crystals.


SM489 - Tourmaline $ 260
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM489a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM489b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM489c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM489d.jpg]

Complete, terminated crystal of gemmy pink with a green cap. Areas look facet quality. Undamaged, weighs 8.4 grams.


SM493 - Veszelyite $ 300
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493d.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM493e.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 4mm in vugs in matrix. Lots and lots of Veszelyite crystals all over. 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.


SM495 - Vesuvianite $ 90
Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2 cm


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Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM495c.jpg]

Double-terminated rootbeer brown Vesuvianite crystal with good luster.


SM499 - Tanzanite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 2.3 x 1 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM499d.jpg]

Large, gemmy single Tanzanite crystal, complete and well terminated. There is an indentation from another crystal on the backside. This is a heated crystal and priced to move.


SM503 - Serandite $ 90
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.0 x 1 cm


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Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503a.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503b.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503c.jpg] Serandite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/SM503d.jpg]

Two intergrown crystals of salmon pink Serandite with attached mica.
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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

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