Selected Specimens

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C574 - Kunzite $ 200
Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 9.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


Kunzite from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c574a.jpg] Kunzite from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c574b.jpg] Kunzite from Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c574c.jpg]

Gemmy, etched Kunzite crystal with good medium pink color. One edge is cleaved, double terminated.


C575 - Helvite $ 950
Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575a.jpg] Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575b.jpg] Helvite from Clark Mine, Rincon district, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c575c.jpg]

Pair of Helvite crystals on matrix from San Diego Co. There are 2 crystals, largest is 1cm on edge. These are rare for San Diego, or anywhere in California. Ex. Curtis Wilbur collection, and pictured on Mindat, photo number 638291.


C579 - Topaz $ 300
Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579a.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579b.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579c.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c579d.jpg]

Terminated blue Topaz crystal from the famous Little 3 Mine. Great luster and transparency. One side contacted/etched, otherwise undamaged.


C580 - Stibiotantalite $ 500
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 3 x 1.1 cm


Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580a.jpg] Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580b.jpg] Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580c.jpg] Stibiotantalite from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c580d.jpg]

Thin fragment of Feldspar with an attached 2.3cm Stibiotantalite crystal. The crystal is double-terminated, yellow/brown in color, and transluscent in areas. It has some damage along the outer edge. This is a rarity from the Himalyaya Mine and in the upper size range for the locality. There are also smaller Stibiotanalites and pink Tourmaline attached to the Feldspar. Ex Garth Bricker collection from the 1970s-1980s.


SM123 - Tremolite $ 80
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM123c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! A thich single crystal at the base that sprays out into multiple terminations as it rises up. The base is rehealed, making this a floater. Undamaged.


SM126 - Tremolite $ 60
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.4 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM126a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM126b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM126c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! Well terminated, undamaged crystals with good transparency.There is a natural, stepped growth causing the crystal to narrow towards the termination


SM127 - Tremolite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 0.9 x 0.4 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM127c.jpg]

Bright green Tremolite crystal. Great color! Well terminated, undamaged crystal with good transparency.


SM130 - Apatite $ 350
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM130d.jpg]

Highly lustrous blue Apatite crystals with Muscovite. Main crystal is 2.2 x 1.8 cm and intergrown with a slightly smaller crystal. Slight edge chipping keeps the price way down compared too the overall beauty of the specimen and the price this would be if perfect. Glassy luster with large transparent areas.


SM132 - Apatite with Arsenopyrite $ 250
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


Apatite with Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM132a.jpg] Apatite with Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM132b.jpg] Apatite with Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM132c.jpg]

Undamaged green Apatite crystals to 1.8 cm with bright metallic Arsenopyrite crystals. Undamaged.


SM133 - Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite $ 150
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.3 cm


Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133a.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133b.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133c.jpg] Quartz with Arsenopyrite, Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/SM133d.jpg]

Transparent single Quartz crystal intergrown with Arsenopyrite and Ferberite at the base. Undamaged and highly transparent.


SM142 - Aquamarine with Schorl $ 200
Erongo Mtns., Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM142a.jpg] Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM142b.jpg] Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM142c.jpg] Aquamarine with Schorl from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM142d.jpg]

Transparent blue Aquamarine crystals with Schorl on a Feldspar matrix. Main crystals are clean and undamaged, with some edge crystals missing, some of which appear to have broken off in situ and naturally rehealed. Great display presence.


SM146 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 150
Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM146a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM146b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM146c.jpg]

Elongated pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals on matrix with crystals shoooting out in various directions. Essentially undamaged, with and breakage limited to the very edges where it broke away.


SM149 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 120
Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 5 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM149a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM149b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM149c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM149e.jpg]

Bright pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals on matrix. Undamaged.


SM136 - Wulfenite $ 120
San Francisco Mine, Magdelena, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Magdelena, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM136a.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Magdelena, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM136b.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Magdelena, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM136c.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Magdelena, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM136d.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Magdelena, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM136e.jpg]

Wulfenite crystals with Mimetite. Undamaged. Comes mounted in a plastic box with an old Schneiders label.


SM122 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 200
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM122d.jpg]

Single crystal of Chrome Tourmaline, a vanadium rich Uvite/Dravite. Deep emerald green color and highly transluscent to transparent when backlit. Undamaged crystal 0f superb color!!!



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