Selected Specimens

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SM583 - Cobaltoan Calcite $ 200
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
small cabinet - 5.6 x 3.0 x 2.2 cm


Cobaltoan Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM583a.jpg] Cobaltoan Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM583b.jpg] Cobaltoan Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM583c.jpg]

Colorful, vivid pink, cobaltoan calcites on the matrix of this specimen from the Mashamba West Mine. The habit is a tabular/rhombic form and the luster is excellent.


SM584 - Cobaltoan Calcite $ 120
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
small cabinet - 6.6 x 5.8 x 4.0 cm


Cobaltoan Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM584a.jpg] Cobaltoan Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM584b.jpg] Cobaltoan Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM584c.jpg]

Colorful, vivid pink, cobaltoan calcites on the matrix of this specimen from the Mashamba West Mine. The habit is a tabular/rhombic form and the luster is excellent.


SM587 - Cobaltoan Calcite with minor Malachite $ 90
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Cobaltoan Calcite with minor Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM587a.jpg] Cobaltoan Calcite with minor Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM587b.jpg] Cobaltoan Calcite with minor Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM587c.jpg] Cobaltoan Calcite with minor Malachite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM587d.jpg]

Colorful, vivid pink, cobaltoan calcites and a small area of dark green Malachite on the matrix of this specimen from the Mashamba West Mine. The habit is a tabular/rhombic form and the luster is excellent.


SM588 - Cobaltoan Calcite $ 70
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
miniature - 3.4 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm


Cobaltoan Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM588a.jpg] Cobaltoan Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM588b.jpg] Cobaltoan Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) [db_pics/pics/SM588c.jpg]

Colorful, vivid pink, cobaltoan calcites on the matrix of this specimen from the Mashamba West Mine. The habit is a tabular/rhombic form and the luster is excellent.


SM639 - Rosalite $ 260
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639a.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639b.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639c.jpg] Rosalite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM639d.jpg]

Large crystals of translucent Roselite to over 1cm on matrix. One small crystal has a cleave, and one amin crystal is located along the edge and incomplte there, otherwise undamaged. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection and comes with an old dealer label showing a price of $650.


SM640 - Neptunite $ 1500
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM640a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM640b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM640c.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/SM640d.jpg]

Large crystals with lots of '3-dimensionality' characterize this superb Neptunite specimen. The main crystal is an astonishing 5.3cm long. There is some breakage to a few small, minor crystals, with all the larger crystals perfecta nd undamaged with glassy luster and the characteristic red glints when turned in the light. Ex. Jerry Rosenthal collection.


SM641 - Hematite after Magnetite $ 280
Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina
small cabinet - 7.5 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm


Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641a.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641b.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641c.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641d.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun Volcano, Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/SM641e.jpg]

Shimmering metallic specimen of Hematite that has replaced Magnetite crystals. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. Bright, silvery, and reflective at some angles and more grey at others.


SM643 - Sulfur $ 850
Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy
cabinet - 11 x 10 x 6 cm


Sulfur from Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/SM643a.jpg] Sulfur from Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/SM643b.jpg] Sulfur from Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/SM643c.jpg] Sulfur from Cozzodisi Mine, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/SM643d.jpg]

Crystallized Aragonite sprinkled with large crystals of Sulfur to 2.5cm in size. This is out of an old collection from teh 1970s era and comes with an old Roberts Minerals label.


SM644 - Brucite $ 220
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM644a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM644b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM644c.jpg]

Pinwheel formation of translucent yellow Brucite on matrix from recent finds in Pakistan. Undamaged and good from both sides. Brucite specimen that are both on matrix and not contacted are uncommon.


SM645 - Rhodochrosite with Quartz $ 300
Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
cabinet - 10 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/SM645a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/SM645b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/SM645c.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Quartz from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/SM645d.jpg]

Large specimen with scalenohedral Rhodochrosite crystals associated with Quartz crystals. The Rhodo crystals reach 1.2cm in length and have gemmy sections, some coming to a point and others more stunted in growth.


SM646 - Babingtonite $ 150
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm


Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646a.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646b.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646c.jpg] Babingtonite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM646d.jpg]

Cluster of Babingtonite crystals from a now old and defunct locality. The crystals have broad, flat terminations to 1.7cm wide. It's essentially a floater, well crystallized all around with a couple areas of contact.


SM647 - Babingtonite on Prehnite $ 150
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm


Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM647a.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM647b.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/SM647c.jpg]

Cluster of Babingtonite crystals on spheres of green Prehnite from a now old and defunct locality. The crystals are undamaged and sharply formed. It's crystallized all with the contact at the base. It's out of a collection and is uncleaned and could be greatly improved.


SM648 - Topaz $ 180
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.7 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM648a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM648c.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SM648d.jpg]

Single Toapz crystal with a pink body color and more typical orange color at the termination. Uncommon!


SM650 - Scapolite $ 650
Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650c.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650d.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM650e.jpg]

Single yellow Scapolite with a more uncommon wide crystal form. Gemmy with glassy surface luster, complete all around and undamaged.


SM660 - Tremolite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm


Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM660a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM660b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM660c.jpg]

An unusually well formed single Tremolite crystal from recent finds. The crystal has a smooth, flat termination and good clarity.



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