Selected Specimens

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C543 - Dioptase with Wulfenite, Cerussite $ 750
Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 6 cm


Dioptase with Wulfenite, Cerussite from Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c543a.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite, Cerussite from Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c543b.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite, Cerussite from Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c543c.jpg]

Classic old Tiger specimen of acicular Dioptase crystals with orange Wulfenite crystals and small reticulated clusters of Cerussite lining vugs all over specimen.


C544 - Smithsonite $ 350
Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm


Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c544a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c544b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c544c.jpg]

Satiny, transluscent knob of blue Smithsonite. The color is superb!!! It's essentially all solid Smithsonite, contacted on the back and bottom, with just a tiny bit of matrix that the Smithsonite grew around. Out of an old collection.


C545 - Pyrrhotite with Galena $ 180
Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Pyrrhotite with Galena from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/c545a.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Galena from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/c545b.jpg] Pyrrhotite with Galena from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/c545c.jpg]

Pyrrhotite crystal groups with spinel-twin Galena, Quartz, and Chalcopyrite. Highly aesthetic example of Pyrhottite from this locality that has produced many. Damage to the top of the back crystal, otherwise undamaged and good from all angles.


C547 - Pyrite after ? $ 240
Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547a.jpg] Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547b.jpg] Pyrite after ? from Trepča Mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/c547c.jpg]

Elongated Pyrite groups that have replaced a previous mineral, possibly Calcite, on a matrix covered by Sphalerite. The base of one of the Pyrite crystal groups is visible and whatever was there before is all gone now - nothing but solid Pyrite. Bright, shiny luster and undamaged.


C548 - Azurite with Malachite $ 500
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c548a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c548b.jpg]

Hemispheres of blue Azurite to 1.1cm on matrix with tiny spheres of Malachite. The quality and color of the Azurite on this specimen is the best I've seen from Morenci. Undamaged.


C549 - Silver $ 250
Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 3.5 cm


Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549a.jpg] Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549b.jpg] Silver from Cobalt, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/c549d.jpg]

Sheet of solid Silver penetrating between and out of two pieces of matrix. Big piece of Silver, good from both sides.


C551 - Ferberite with Quartz $ 325
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4 cm


Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551a.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551b.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551c.jpg] Ferberite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c551d.jpg]

Well formed large Ferberite crystals associated wtih transparent Quartz crystals. There are also small purple Fluorite crystals, Muscovite, and Arsenopyrite present.


C552 - Quartz on Calcite (R) $ 175
Herkimer, New York, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552a.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552b.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552c.jpg] Quartz on Calcite (R) from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/c552d.jpg]

Outstanding 3.6cm 'Herkimer Diamond' Quartz crystal on Calcite. Quartz on Calcite are uncommon for the locality, unfortunatley this one came off the Calcite and has been reattached. The Quartz crystal is very transparent and bright, high quality (way better than photos). There is a smaller Quartz attached to the Calcite crystal too.


C553 - Turgite $ 300
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 12 x 10 x 5 cm


Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c553a.jpg] Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c553b.jpg] Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c553c.jpg]

Cluster of Highly irridescent specimen of Turgite. Turgite is a mixture of Hematite and Goethite and was originally described from the Turginsk Mine in Russia. Very colorful specimen with blues, greens, yellows and reds. Out of an old collection dating back to the 60s and 70s.


C554 - Turgite $ 120
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c554a.jpg] Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c554b.jpg] Turgite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c554c.jpg]

Cluster of Highly irridescent specimen of Turgite. Turgite is a mixture of Hematite and Goethite and was originally described from the Turginsk Mine in Russia. Very colorful specimen with blues, greens, yellows and reds. Out of an old collection dating back to the 60s and 70s.


C555 - Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite $ 350
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555a.jpg] Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555b.jpg] Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555c.jpg]

Schist and Natrolite hosting a superb 2.8cm Neptunite crystal and about 6 Joaquinite crystals. There is also a partial crystal of Benitoite along the lower edge.


C557 - Spinel $ 600
California, USA
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 8 cm


Spinel from California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557a.jpg] Spinel from California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557b.jpg] Spinel from California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557c.jpg] Spinel from California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557d.jpg]

Large 3cm black Spinel crystal on matrix with other smaller Spinel crystals. This is an old specimen from a collection from the 1960s and 70s, and unfortunately there was no further locality information available. Wherever it's from, it has to rate as a significant California Spinel. Undamaged.


C559 - Covellite $ 2500
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
cabinet - 10 x 9.5 x 5 cm


Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559a.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559b.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559c.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559d.jpg]

Irridescent blades of Covellite crystals on matrix with Quartz crystals. From the Don Boydston collection and comes with an old Burminco label.


C560 - Covellite $ 3800
Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 6 cm


Covellite from Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c560a.jpg] Covellite from Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c560b.jpg] Covellite from Annie Vein, Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c560c.jpg]

Irridescent blades of Covellite crystals in a few different areas on matrix. Ex. J.H. Marshall Jr. and Geary Murdock collections and comes with three old labels. One label indicates 'exceptionally well crystallized Covellite. One of the finest specimens I have ever seen from this locality'.


C564 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 1200
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.2 x 6 x 4 cm


Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564c.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/c564d.jpg]

Color-zoned purple/blue Fluorite cube with 5 terminated Quartz crystals grown along the sides.Two small trivial nicks otherwise pristine. Wonderful transparency and aesthetics.



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