Selected Specimens

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J318 - Fluorite in Quartz $ 320
Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
small cabinet - 7.9 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J318a.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J318b.jpg] Fluorite in Quartz from Miandrivazo, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J318c.jpg]

Double terminated clear Quartz crystal with inclusions of purple Fluorite crystals. These were found one time perhaps 10 years ago and have not been found since. There are 2 included Fluorite crystals. A couple edge chips but in overall great condition.


J267 - Pyrhottite $ 260
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267a.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267b.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267c.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267d.jpg] Pyrhottite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J267e.jpg]

Large, chunky single Pyrhottite crystal from Mexico. This is from an old collection and these are now uncommon to find. Besides being a large crystal, it has an interesting purple sheen over much of the surface.


J317 - Spinel $ 750
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J317a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J317b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J317g.jpg]

Superb floater cluster of octahedral purple Spinel crystals from a new find. Complete all around and undamaged. Good luster and translucency.


J306 - Diopside $ 950
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.2 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J306c.jpg]

Single Diopside crystal with intense lime green color. Complete all around and undamaged with some Tanzanite attached to the lower left side. Translucent to transparent.


J232 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 350
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J232a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J232b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J232c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Fantastic color and undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 12 grams.


J307 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J307d.jpg]

Complete single Tsavorite crystal with attached Graphite and two terminated Diopside crystals.


J308 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J308d.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j308a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j308b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j308c.jpg]

Tsavorite crystals on Graphite with attached Pyrite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged. The main crystal is 1cm and transparent.


J309 - Tsavorite with Pyrite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J309a.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J309b.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J309c.jpg] Tsavorite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J309e.jpg]

Tsavorite crystals on Graphite with attached Pyrite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged. The main crystal is 1cm and transparent.


J310 - Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310d.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J310e.jpg]

Tsavorite crystals on Graphite with attached Pyrite. Two terminated Diopside crystals are squeezed between the Tsavorite and Graphite. Complete all around and undamaged. The main crystal is 1.5cm wide.


J305 - Bismuth with Fluorite $ 1500
Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England
miniature - 3.8 x 3.3 x 1.0 cm


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Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305a.jpg] Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305b.jpg] Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305c.jpg] Bismuth with Fluorite from Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/J305d.jpg]

Historic specimen of crystallized Bismuth with Fluorite. Comes with old labels from Cal Graeber, the Nick Carruth collection, and Ward's Natural Science.


J230 - Wulfenite $ 250
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 0.3 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J230a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J230b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J230c.jpg]

Lustrous single red/orange Wulfenite crystal on a small amount of matrix. Undamaged and complete all around with areas of transparency.


TU240 - Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


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Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240a.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240b.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240c.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240d.jpg] Fluorite with Ferberite, Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu240e.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Fluorite cubes to 3cm on edge grown around a cluster of Arsenopyrite crystals. The Fluorite have green and purple color zones. A 3cm Ferberite crystal extends into the upper back of the Fluorite cluster and there are Quartz crystals attached to the top. I found one small edge nick on a side crystal, otherwise undamaged. Bright and showy, better than photos.


TU241 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 6 cm


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Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241c.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241d.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu241e.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Quartz crystal, coated on one half with fine mica crystals, with attached green Fluorite. Undamaged and good all around.


TU243 - Fluorite with Arsenopyrite $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243a.jpg] Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243b.jpg] Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243c.jpg] Fluorite with Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu243d.jpg]

Purple Fluorite cubes to 3cm on edge grown with Arsenopyrite and Muscovite crystals all atop a Quartz crystal. Good all around and undamaged.


TU244 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 750
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
cabinet - 12 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244d.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244e.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu244f.jpg]

Double-terminated cluster of smokey Quartz crystals partially coated by white Calcite crystals. A 2cm transparent, clear Fluorite crystal sits between the main Quartz crystal and the tips of smaller Quartz crystal that flares out from the main crystal. Dramatic display specimen. Well crystallized all around with smaller Quartz crystals flaring out in the opposite direction from the base of the main crystal. The Fluorite octahedron has slight cleaving on one face or natural step growth, and there is one partial Quartz crystal at the base of the main cluster, otherwise undamaged.
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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

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