Selected Specimens

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TR14 - Calcite on Amethyst $ 500
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
large cabinet - 20 x 16 x 5 cm


Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14a.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14b.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14c.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14d.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14e.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14f.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14g.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil [db_pics/pics/TR14h.jpg]

Large specimen of Amethyst with white scalenohedral Calcite crystals. Showy and undamaged.


TR15 - Calcite $ 500
Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA
cabinet - 15 x 12 x 5 cm


Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/TR15a.jpg] Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/TR15b.jpg] Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/TR15c.jpg] Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/TR15d.jpg] Calcite from Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/TR15e.jpg]

Yellow scalenohedral Calcite crystals, each with sharp phantoms, possibly partially due to Cinnabar. This is a rare specimen from the old mercury mining district of Terlingua, located near the Mexican border. Cinnabar was discovered here in the 1880s, creating a temporary mining town, now nothing remains but a ghost town. This specimen is out of an old collection from the 1970s and comes with an old Fraziers Mineral label. A little bit of tip damage but overall in great condition.


SM869 - Cerussite $ 380
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 4.2 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM869a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM869b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM869c.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM869d.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears to have been a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. Undamaged.


SM870 - Cerussite $ 160
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM870a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM870b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/SM870c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species and it appears to have been a one time or limited find from several years ago. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. The main faces and most edges are undamaged, but with some edge chipping.


SM854 - Cuprite $ 220
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.


SM841 - Tanzanite $ 180
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM841a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM841b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM841c.jpg]

Complete, gemmy single Tanzanite crystal with an interesting vertical growth tube inside that appears to have started at a small included Graphite crystal. Unheated natural Tanzanite.


SM848 - Clinoatacamite with Calcite $ 150
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
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
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.



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