Selected Specimens

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C567 - Calcite on Copper $ 175
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567a.jpg] Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567b.jpg] Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567c.jpg]

Small Calcite crystals atop crystalline Copper with good patina. Calcite and green Epidote on the backside.


C569 - Prehnite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c569a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c569b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c569c.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 all over, nothing but great crystals sticking out in various directions. A good one for the find.


C570 - Prehnite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c570d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals on Graphite. 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 all over in a tall mound shaped formation. There is some chipping present, but mostly nothing but great crystals sticking out 360 degrees in all directions. A good one for the find.


C571 - Carrollite $ 300
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c571a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c571b.jpg]

Exquisite jewel of a Carrollite set perfectly in rhombic white Calcite. The octahedron is 1.1cm in size, highly lustrous, and undamaged.


C572 - Apatite $ 500
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572a.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572b.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572c.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572d.jpg] Apatite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c572e.jpg]

Large blue/green Apatite crystals on Quartz crystals with Siderite. The Apatite crystals are highly lustrous and reach 2cm in size. Undamaged.


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.


C576 - Tourmaline, Kunzite, Lepidolite $ 300
Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10 x 8.0 x 5 cm


Tourmaline, Kunzite, Lepidolite from Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c576a.jpg] Tourmaline, Kunzite, Lepidolite from Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c576b.jpg] Tourmaline, Kunzite, Lepidolite from Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c576c.jpg] Tourmaline, Kunzite, Lepidolite from Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c576d.jpg] Tourmaline, Kunzite, Lepidolite from Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c576e.jpg] Tourmaline, Kunzite, Lepidolite from Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c576f.jpg]

Very interesting specimen, and uncommon to have both Tourmaline and Kunzite together on matrix. There is red Tourmaline on both sides, including larger crystals and numerous small crystals. The Kunzite crystals is 2.7cm. Ex. Curtis Wilbur collection.


C577 - Tourmaline $ 350
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.6 x 3 x 2 cm


Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c577a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c577b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c577c.jpg]

Large single crystal, wide and flat, pink with a green cap. Some slight edge chipping but overall in great condition. Weighs 61 grams and appears to have some transparent cutting rough inside. Ex Garth Bricker collection.


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.



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