Selected Specimens

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SM952 - Spessartine $ 250
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM952a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM952b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM952c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM952d.jpg]

Equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. Some areas of black inclusions but many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 71 carats.


SM953 - Spessartine $ 750
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM953a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM953b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM953c.jpg]

Complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. Some areas of black inclusions but many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 104 carats.


SM954 - Spessartine $ 350
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM954a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM954b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM954c.jpg]

Equant, complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. Some areas of black inclusions but many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 62 carats.


SM955 - Spessartine $ 350
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM955d.jpg]

Complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. Some areas of black inclusions but many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 69 carats.


SM956 - Spessartine $ 450
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM956a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM956b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM956c.jpg]

Complete orange Spessartine with good translucency and large areas of internal transparency. This is a complete crystal all around with no contacts - only a small minority of the find are complete crystals, most are shards or have contacts on at least 1 or two sides. A small amount of edge wear on one edge. Minimal black inclusions with many areas of gem, bright citrus orange. Weighs 60 carats.


SM966 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.0 x 2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of tabular blue azurite crystals. Translucent.


CM101 - Cumengeite $ 250
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm101a.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm101b.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm101c.jpg]

Rare Cumengeite specimen just released for sale by a Mexican miner. Cumengeite is a rare halide that grows on the faces of Boleite cubes. On this specimen, there are perfect crystals of Cumengeite on 3 of Boleite cube faces and partially formed Cumengeite crystals on the remaining 3 cube faces. Although not a perfect star, these are hard to come by.


CM105 - Cumengeite $ 300
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm105a.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm105b.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm105c.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm105d.jpg]

Rare Cumengeite specimen just released for sale by a Mexican miner. Cumengeite is a rare halide that grows on the faces of Boleite cubes. On this specimen, there are pointed crystals of Cumengeite on 5 of Boleite cube faces and a flat Cumengeite or psuedoboleite on the remaing cube face. Although not a perfect star, these are hard to come by.


AR26 - Tourmaline in Lepidolite $ 450
Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm


Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26a.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26b.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26c.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26d.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26e.jpg]

White Lepidolite partially wraps around a naturally etched, multi-colored Tourmaline crystal. The green colored end of the crystal shows part of the original flat termination and the other end shows etched 'spires' of pink and green coloration.


AR29 - Rutilated Quartz $ 200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.0 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm


Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29a.jpg] Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29b.jpg] Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29c.jpg] Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29d.jpg]

A large terminated clear Quartz crystal has numerous golden color needle-like crystals of Rutile included within. Brazil is the most prolific source of this mineral combination referred to as 'Rutilated Quartz'. Only minor chipping here and there with contact on the bottom and to one side where it was attached to matrix.


AR31 - Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite $ 450
Tsumeb, Nammibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.7 x 4.0 cm


Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31c.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31d.jpg]

Classic Tsumeb specimen of Dioptase on white Calcite. Super lustrous, transluscent dark green Dioptase crystals in small clusters and isolated crystals. Areas of lighter green color Duftite are in association. There is damage to a couple of the Dioptase crystals, but the vast majority are fine and undamaged.


AR33 - Fluorite $ 450
Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5.1 x 5.0 cm


Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33a.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33b.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33c.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33d.jpg]

A cluster of dark purple color Fluorite crystals from this historic American mining locality. Very aesthetic specimen with no damage. Largest single crystal measures 4cm on edge.


AR37 - Benitoite $ 120
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
miniature - 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm


Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37a.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37b.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37c.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37d.jpg]

Benitoite crystals were occasionally found as 'floaters' that had weathered out of the host crossite amphibole rock matrix. This is an example of a single large crystal with blue-gray color and a rough surface caused by the amphibole inclusions. Even though it's not dark blue in color, it does have the same 'cornflower blue' fluorescent color when seen under shortwave UV lighting.


AR39 - Pyromorphite $ 120
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows mounds of crystals with both orange and yellow-green color and high lustre. Minor damage to a few of the crystals. Essentially solid Pyromorphite.


AR40 - Pyromorphite $ 160
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR40a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR40b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR40c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with orange and yellow color and high lustre. Crystallized all around.



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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

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