Selected Specimens

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C633 - Silver $ 450
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633b.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633c.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c633d.jpg]

Vein of white Calcite loaded with crytalline Silver with lots of exposed Silver crystals on top. The Silver is present all throughout the Calcite, top to bottom. Out of an old collection from the 1970s.


C634 - Silver $ 650
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634b.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634c.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c634d.jpg]

Vein of white Calcite loaded with crytalline Silver with lots of exposed Silver crystals on top. The Silver is present all throughout the Calcite, top to bottom. Out of an old collection from the 1970s.


C636 - Tanzanite with Calcite $ 3500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Tanzanite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c636a.jpg] Tanzanite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c636b.jpg] Tanzanite with Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c636c.jpg]

Deep purple blue Tanzanite crystal perched atop a matrix of Tanzanite, Calcite, and Graphite. The Tanzanite is translucent with a jagged termination, and is undamaged. A fine, showy matrix Tanzanite that won't break the bank.


C637 - Prehnite $ 1200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c637d.jpg]

Along with many other 'world's best of species', Merelani produces the world's best Prehnites (in my opinion). This fantastic specimen is a complete undamaged floater that looks like it was constructed by dropping little grains of Prehnite atop each other until they formed this tall stack of crystals. The rear bottom is black from inclusions of Graphite, and there are Laumontite crystals included on one side near the base. One of the best Merelani yellow Prehnites I've owned.


C638 - Prehnite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c638d.jpg]

Outstanding, undamaged cluster of blue Prehnite, crystallized front and back. Rarely do you see blue Prehnites of this quality with such good crystal form. These are also color change, producing different shades of blue in indoor versus outdoor lighting.


C642 - Brucite $ 400
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 3.5 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c642d.jpg]

Large, solid radial mass of Brucite on matrix. This is an uncommon example well crystallized all around, characteristic of open pocket growth and not growth in tight, contacted seams as are most. Translucent, thick and sturdy.


SM363 - Smithsonite replacing Calcite $ 250
San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 12.0 x 9.0 x 4.6 cm


Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363a.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363b.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363c.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363d.jpg] Smithsonite replacing Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM363e.jpg]

The specimen shown is a specimen that has a thin layer of yellow Smithsonite crystals covering pseudomorphed scalenohedral Calcite crystals. It's an aesthetic example of a multi-generation pseudomorph with interesting internal crystal structure showing the original Calcite crystals completely replaced with some other species, then Smithsonite covering all.


SM394 - Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz $ 160
Tongren Prefecture, China
miniature - 4.2 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm


Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz from Tongren Prefecture, China [db_pics/pics/SM394a.jpg] Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz from Tongren Prefecture, China [db_pics/pics/SM394b.jpg] Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz from Tongren Prefecture, China [db_pics/pics/SM394c.jpg] Cinnabar crystals on Calcite with Quartz from Tongren Prefecture, China [db_pics/pics/SM394d.jpg]

A 1cm wide group of sharply terminated Cinnabar crystals on white Calcite crystals is seen in the center of this specimen surrounded by yellow, iridescent Quartz crystals. The Cinnabar crystals are also slightly iridescent and have no damage other than very minor edge chipping.


SM395 - Cadmium Smithsonite $ 120
Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 13.4 x 7.0 x 3.7 cm


Cadmium Smithsonite from Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM395a.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM395b.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM395c.jpg] Cadmium Smithsonite from Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM395d.jpg]

This rare variety of yellow color Smithsonite is known as 'Cadmium Smithsonite'. The element Cadmium gives it this color. These are uncommon at Mapimi and this was the best one out of only a small handful available. It is damage free with only minor contact at the edges where it was separated from matrix. A must for a complete Mapimi suite.


SM590 - Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) $ 200
Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo
small cabinet - 6.6 x 5.4 x 3.0 cm


Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590a.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590b.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590c.jpg] Chrysocolla ps. after Selenite(?) from Lupoto Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Shaba, D.R. of Congo [db_pics/pics/SM590e.jpg]

Sky-blue Chrysocolla has replaced another species (possibly elongated Selenite crystals) in this pseudomorph specimen. A couple of the longer, large crystals that are incomplete show the replacement is total Chrysocolla.


SM592 - Wulfenite $ 150
San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 9.0 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm


Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592a.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592b.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592c.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592d.jpg] Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM592e.jpg]

This specimen has literally hundreds of thin, flat, yellow-orange Wulfenite crystals on matrix with a dusting of lighter color micro Mimetite crystals on selective faces. It's a classic San Francisco Mine example. All the specimens from this mine are delicate, so it's normal for a few crystals to be incomplete. Overall, a very nice larger example from the locality. Ex. Rocksmiths Minerals.


SM593 - Cerussite $ 200
Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China
miniature - 4.7 x 4.0 x 1.5 cm


Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593a.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593b.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593c.jpg] Cerussite from Yangshuo, Guangxi Region, China [db_pics/pics/SM593d.jpg]

A solid V-shaped grouping of lemon-yellow/peach color Cerussite crystals from Yangshuo. It's a superb example with only one crystal showing contact, otherwise near perfect. A most pleasing combination of high luster, sharply terminated crystals, and beautiful color transition.


SM595 - Magnesite on Quartz $ 240
Brumado, Serra das Eguas, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.8 x 3.3 cm


Magnesite on Quartz from Brumado, Serra das Eguas, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM595a.jpg] Magnesite on Quartz from Brumado, Serra das Eguas, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM595b.jpg] Magnesite on Quartz from Brumado, Serra das Eguas, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM595c.jpg] Magnesite on Quartz from Brumado, Serra das Eguas, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM595d.jpg] Magnesite on Quartz from Brumado, Serra das Eguas, Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM595e.jpg]

Clear, glassy, rhombs of Magnesite are perched on a large, light citrine color, water-clear, Quartz crystal. The Magnesite crystals are superb and free of any damage. A beautiful example.


SM601 - Fluorite and Galena $ 650
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
large cabinet - 20.0 x 15.0 x 8.0 cm


Fluorite and Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM601a.jpg] Fluorite and Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM601b.jpg] Fluorite and Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM601e.jpg] Fluorite and Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM601f.jpg]

A beautiful, pristine condition, cabinet size specimen with clear, slightly modified, Fluorite crystals and Galena crystals. The clear translucent Fluorites have a light green intermixed coloration. An old label from 'Flying Pan Mineral Center' of Littleton, Colorado is included with a note on the back showing a price of $65 in 1980. A very well preserved specimen with the only visible damage seen at the peripheral edges of of the matrix. Specimen weight is approximately 7-9 lbs.


SM602 - Chalcedony var. Agate $ 350
Agua Nueva, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 14.0 x 13.0 x 8.0 cm


Chalcedony var. Agate from Agua Nueva, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM602a.jpg] Chalcedony var. Agate from Agua Nueva, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM602b.jpg] Chalcedony var. Agate from Agua Nueva, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM602c.jpg] Chalcedony var. Agate from Agua Nueva, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM602d.jpg] Chalcedony var. Agate from Agua Nueva, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM602e.jpg]

One half of a cut and polished multicolor Agate with moss agate surrounding banded red agate and small 'stubby' stalactite formations in the center cavity. Nice variation in colors. Specimen weighs 3lb, 9oz. This is from early production at the locality in the 1970s and is large sized. You could cut off another half inch or so to reveal a greater amount of banded agate.



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