Selected Specimens

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SM854 - Cuprite $ 220 (=~ £ 158)
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/SM854a.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/SM854b.jpg] Cuprite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/SM854c.jpg]

Well formed 6mm Cuprite crystal in a Chrysocolla lined vug. Undamaged.


SM862 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 300 (=~ £ 216)
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM862a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM862b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM862c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM862d.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM862e.jpg]

Pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals on a mtrix of Pyrite, partialy coated by unidentified white crystals.


SM859 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 280 (=~ £ 201)
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM859a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM859b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM859c.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/SM859d.jpg]

Single, complete Kunzite crystal with a purple/pink color. Stilbite crystals are attached to the lower half of one side, an uncommon association. The Kunzite has unusally good, flat non-etched termination faces. Undaged and complete all around.


SM837 - Brucite $ 300 (=~ £ 216)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.0 x 5.0 x 3.5 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM837a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM837b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM837c.jpg]

Large, solid radial mass of yellow Brucite. The specimen is solid Brucite without any matrix and well crystallized all around and undamaged. Though only medium yellow, it is translucent, thick and sturdy.


SM838 - Brucite $ 300 (=~ £ 216)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 9.0 x 6.0 x 2.5 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM838a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM838b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM838c.jpg]

Large, solid mass of yellow Brucite on a thin layer of lighter colored Brucite. The specimen is solid Brucite without any matrix with the backside flat where it was attached to the host rock. Though only medium yellow, it is translucent, thick and sturdy.


SM839 - Brucite $ 450 (=~ £ 324)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5.3 x 3.3 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM839a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM839b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM839c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM839d.jpg]

Large, solid radial mass of yellow Brucite. The specimen is solid Brucite without any matrix and well crystallized all around and undamaged. It's a 360 degree 'pinwheel' formation with a small projection of lighter colored Brucite on the backside. Though only medium yellow, it is translucent, thick and sturdy.


SM840 - Brucite $ 450 (=~ £ 324)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5.0 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM840a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM840b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM840c.jpg]

Large, solid radial mass of yellow Brucite on matrix. The specimen is solid Brucite well crystallized all around and undamaged. It's a 360 degree 'pinwheel' formation on a small amount of matrix. It is technically a floater because the matrix is covered by a thin layer of lighter colored Brucite. Though only medium yellow, it is translucent, thick and sturdy.


SM848 - Clinoatacamite with Calcite $ 150 (=~ £ 108)
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM848a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM848b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM848c.jpg]

Calcite lined vug with clusters of dark green Clinoatacamite. The Clinoatacamite on this specimen are lustrous and well formed. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens.


SM849 - Clinoatacamite with Selenite $ 120 (=~ £ 86)
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM849a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM849b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM849c.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Selenite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM849d.jpg]

Selenite and Chrysocolla lined vug with a cluster of dark green Clinoatacamite. The Clinoatacamite forms a rounded cluster 6mm wide. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens.


SM844 - Clinozoisite $ 850 (=~ £ 612)
Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM844a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM844b.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM844c.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM844d.jpg]

Fine and unusual Clinozoiste specimen with elongated, off-set crystals. All the offset crystals are douoble-terminated. Gemmy with an internal faden line visible when backlit. Undamaged.


SM845 - Apatite $ 280 (=~ £ 201)
Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.7 cm


Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM845a.jpg] Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM845b.jpg] Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM845c.jpg]

Single yellow/green Apatite crystal from the original find years ago. Complete all around and undamaged, the best one I could find when they first came out, undamaged.


SM846 - Apatite $ 250 (=~ £ 180)
Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM846a.jpg] Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM846b.jpg] Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM846c.jpg]

Single yellow/green Apatite crystal from the original find years ago. Complete all around and undamaged, the best and gemmiest one I could find when they first came out, a couple tiny edge chips otherwise undamaged.


SM847 - Stibnite $ 350 (=~ £ 252)
Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiangxi, China
cabinet - 13 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Stibnite from Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SM847a.jpg] Stibnite from Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SM847b.jpg] Stibnite from Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SM847c.jpg]

Large single Stibnite crystal. Terminated and complete all around.


SM850 - Azurite $ 200 (=~ £ 144)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM850a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM850b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM850c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM850d.jpg]

Undamaged floater specimen of a dozen or so interconnected Azurite crystals. Great color and quality.


SM852 - Prehnite with Pyrite $ 200 (=~ £ 144)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.8 x 3 x 2 cm


Prehnite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM852a.jpg] Prehnite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM852b.jpg] Prehnite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM852c.jpg]

Yellow Prehnite crystals with a much different, somewhat globular style than most from Merelani. It has a flat base where it was attached to Graphite. There are small Pyrite crystals along the base, apparently that grew on the Graphite first before the Prehnite.



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