Selected Specimens

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J387 - Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite $ 275
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387a.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387b.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387c.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387d.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387e.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387f.jpg]

Double-terminated twinned Calcite crystal intergrown with highly lustrous Galena crystals all atop Sphalerite. There are some cleavage faces on one termination of the Calcite, but also nice pointed ends that make it not as noticable. The Galena cubes reach 2cm in size and the combination makes for an attractive specimen good when viewed from any angle.


J390 - Apatite on Feldspar $ 250
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 5 x 2 cm


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Apatite on Feldspar from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J390a.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J390b.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J390c.jpg] Apatite on Feldspar from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J390d.jpg]

Pink Apatite crystals with black Tourmaline on a good crystal of white Feldspar. Undamaged.


J391 - Brookite in Quartz $ 150
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J391a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J391b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J391c.jpg]

Sharp, water clear Quartz crystals included by Brookite crystals. The main Quartz crystal is double-terminated. The Brookite crystals have fine hair-like needles of Rutile extending off the crystal surfaces. Fine and undamaged, one of the better examples from this occurrence that I've seen.


J378 - Apophyllite on Stilbite $ 400
Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India
large cabinet - 17 x 10 x 6 cm


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Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378a.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378b.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378c.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378d.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Well No. 3, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/J378e.jpg]

Gemmy green clusters of Apophyllite on white Stilbite from the famous 'Well Pocket' find. The crystals have good transparency and are undamaged. Large, showy specimen.


J376 - Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 750
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 7.5 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376d.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376e.jpg]

Lustrous metallic Arseonpyrite crystals with large Quartz crystals. This would be a great addition to a Yaogangxian or Chinese collection. Large, showy specimen.


J393 - Chabazite on Prehnite $ 275
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393a.jpg] Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393b.jpg] Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393c.jpg] Chabazite on Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J393d.jpg]

Large translucent yellow Prehnite crystals with attached blue/grey Chabazite crystals. 


C691 - Wulfenite $ 1800
Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c691a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c691b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c691c.jpg]

Flat matrix with red/orange Wulfenite crystals to 2cm. Undamaged - I can't find a single chip on any of the crystals. Ex. Jelks collection.


C693 - Liddicoatite $ 2300
Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
miniature - 4.5 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm


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Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693c.jpg] Liddicoatite from Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c693d.jpg]

Thick single Liddicoatite crystal with lots of color variation as you move up the crystal, ending in a transparent, colorless 'Achroite' termination. In excellent condition with perfect, glassy termination faces and just a small bit of edge wear on one edge near the base, otherwise complete all around and undamaged. Weighs 50.76 grams.


C694 - Dolomite with Hematite $ 950
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694a.jpg] Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694b.jpg] Dolomite with Hematite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c694c.jpg]

Water clear Dolomite crystal with included and attached silvery blades of Hematite. The Brumado mine is best known for Uvite and Magnesite but also produces other really interesting pieces such as pink Topaz, Emeralds, and superb Dolomite. The large Dolomite is twinned and tabular, with the smaller crytals at the base a mixture of both untwinned rhombs and tabular twins. Showy and lustrous, complete all around. The right side is smooth and lustrous but appears to be a cleavage face. Comes mounted on a Lucite stand. Unusual, aesthetic specimen!


C695 - Copper $ 3500
Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 8.7 x 6 x 3 cm


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Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695a.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695b.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695c.jpg] Copper from Houghton Co., Keweenaw Penisula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c695d.jpg]

Cluster of large, well formed Copper crystals with good patina in colors of reds to browns. Undamaged.


C697 - Fluorite $ 750
Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.7 cm


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Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c697a.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c697b.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c697c.jpg]

Blue and purple Fluorite from the famous Minerva Mine. There is a purple core with outer zones of various shades of blue. This is the color that is hard to find and that everyone wants. Nice and gemmy and nearly pristine with just a cleave at one corner.


C698 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.3 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c698d.jpg]

Classic Paprok Tourmaline in colors of pink and greens. Good transparency and overall brightness. Undamaged with attached lepidolite. Weighs 14.84 grams.


C700 - Hambergite with Tourmaline $ 1200
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Hambergite with Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c700a.jpg] Hambergite with Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c700b.jpg] Hambergite with Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c700c.jpg]

Exquisite and uncommon specimen composed of a terminated translucent to transparent Hambergite crystal accented at the base by a cluster of bi-color, double-terminated Tourmaline crystals. There are four pink and green Tourmaline crystals in the cluster.


C702 - Fluorite $ 550
Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
cabinet - 11 x 7.5 x 6 cm


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Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702a.jpg] Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702b.jpg] Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702c.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Fluorite cubes to 3.5cm on the diagonal. Clean and undamaged with good color.


C703 - Quartz Gwindel $ 950
Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703a.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703b.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703c.jpg]

Smokey Quartz gwindel with a well pronounced curve and very smooth, lustrous faces. Transparent with little to no internal cracks or veils. Undamaged with much better glassy luster than the photos indicate.

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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
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
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