Selected Specimens

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SM457 - Silver $ 200 (=~ £ 144)
Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway (?)
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.7 x 1 cm


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 (=~ £ 324)
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 8.0 x 6 cm


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 (=~ £ 108)
Herkimer, New York, USA
miniature - 4.9 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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 (=~ £ 108)
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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 (=~ £ 230)
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain
small cabinet - 5.4 x 5.4 x 5.3 cm


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 (=~ £ 201)
Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.3 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm


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 (=~ £ 86) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 72 (=~ £ 52)
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2 cm


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 (=~ £ 187)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


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 (=~ £ 216)
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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 (=~ £ 65)
Fushan Iron Deposit, Hebei Prov., China
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2 cm


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 (=~ £ 540)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 2.3 x 1 cm


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 (=~ £ 65)
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.0 x 1 cm


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.


SM516 - Pyrite $ 600 (=~ £ 432)
Huanzala Mine, Peru
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM516a.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM516b.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM516c.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM516d.jpg]

Large 4.5cm Pyrite crystal atop smaller crystals. Specimen is composed solid, highly lustrous Pyrite. Bright and showy.


SM512 - Brucite $ 450 (=~ £ 324)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM512a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM512b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM512c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM512d.jpg]

pinwheel formation of translucent yellow Brucite on matrix from recent finds in Pakistan. Undamaged and good from both sides. Reminiscent of a Mapimi Adamite.


SM530 - Prehnite $ 280 (=~ £ 201)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM530e.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Such yellow Prehnites have come from Merelani sporadically over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big chunky crystals that stick out in various directions. Some chipping, but nearly a floater crystalled all around, a good one for the find.



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