Selected Specimens

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K427 - Rhodolite gemstone $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427a.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427b.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427c.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427e.jpg]

Well saturated red Rhodolite garnet gemstone weighing 4.14 carats. I bought this from gem dealer Rick Kennedy about 20 years ago for about $250.


K648 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 99)
Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K648c.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystal clearly evident. Smaller individual Smithsonite crystals are scattered across the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite.


K676 - Brazilianite on Albite $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 317)
Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676a.jpg] Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676b.jpg] Brazilianite on Albite from Telirio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/K676c.jpg]

A 1.7cm double-terminated Brazilianite crystal well presented on Albite crystals with other smaller Brazilianites. Undamaged and aesthetic.


K662 - Ettringite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K662d.jpg]

Single, well terminated crystal of bright yellow Etringite.


K661 - Gaudefroyite $ 100 (=~ AUS$ 132)
Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


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Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661a.jpg] Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661b.jpg] Gaudefroyite from Wessels Mine, Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/K661c.jpg]

Stout single crystal. Well terminated, larger than most.


K677 - Pyromorphite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396)
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/K677d.jpg]

Bright yellow/green crystals of Pyromorphite. Fine undamaged curving crystals over a 'matrix' of orange arsenian Pyromorphite.


K655 - Alanite $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 165)
Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.2 cm


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Alanite from Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/K655a.jpg] Alanite from Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/K655b.jpg] Alanite from Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan Mts, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/K655c.jpg]

Well formed single Allanite crystal. This locality is best known for it's twinned Smokey Quartz crystals, but it also produced these fine quality Allanite crystals.


K669 - Azurite $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 317)
Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669a.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669b.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669c.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K669d.jpg]

Quality single rosette cluster of Azurite crystals, good all around.


K670 - Amethyst $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 99)
Guererro, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K670a.jpg] Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K670b.jpg] Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K670c.jpg] Amethyst from Guererro, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K670d.jpg]

Glassy transparent Quarts with amethyst phantoms from recent production. Good color, glassy luster, better than photos.


K694 - Pyrite $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 165)
Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Pyrite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K694a.jpg] Pyrite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K694b.jpg] Pyrite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K694c.jpg] Pyrite from Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K694d.jpg]

Complex intergrown crystals with excellent luster and good brassy color. Solid Pyrite and a little different than the more commonly seen single crystals from the mine.


K746 - Mimetite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396)
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746c.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/K746d.jpg]

High quality, glassy crystals with a rich golden color. A couple of damaged crystals otherwise nothing but fiery bright perfection.


K743 - Prehnite after Anhydrite $ 175 (=~ AUS$ 231)
Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743a.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743b.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743c.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743d.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Djouga Diggings, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/K743.mp4]

Velvety green Prehnite that formed over (now gone) Anhydrite crystals, leaving this rare and wonderful specimen. Transluscent and undamaged. The inside shows the flat, smooth surfaces of the former Anhydrite crystals.


K706 - Calcite on Ferberite $ 225 (=~ AUS$ 297)
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


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Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/K706a.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/K706b.jpg] Calcite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/K706c.jpg]

Well formed single Ferberite crystal with attached Calcite crystals. Perfectly terminated and undamaged with an irridecent sheen on the termination faces. This is an old piece I've had in my collection for about 25 years.


K698 - Wulfenite with Mimetite $ 375 (=~ AUS$ 495)
Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698a.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698b.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698c.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698d.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698e.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/K698f.jpg]

Golden yellow Wulfenite crystals to 1.7cm with small spherical Mimetite crystal groupss, good all around.


K712 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 225 (=~ AUS$ 297)
Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/K712d.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystals clearly evident. Smithsonite also covers the surface of the matrix. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite.
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
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
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147

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