Selected Specimens

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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.


SM845 - Apatite $ 280
Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.7 cm


Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM845a.jpg] Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM845b.jpg] Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM845c.jpg]

Single yellow/green Apatite crystal from the original find years ago. Complete all around and undamaged, the best one I could find when they first came out, undamaged.


SM846 - Apatite $ 250
Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM846a.jpg] Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM846b.jpg] Apatite from Imilchil, Er Rachidia Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/SM846c.jpg]

Single yellow/green Apatite crystal from the original find years ago. Complete all around and undamaged, the best and gemmiest one I could find when they first came out, a couple tiny edge chips otherwise undamaged.


SM847 - Stibnite $ 350
Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiangxi, China
cabinet - 13 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Stibnite from Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SM847a.jpg] Stibnite from Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SM847b.jpg] Stibnite from Wuning Mine, Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/SM847c.jpg]

Large single Stibnite crystal. Terminated and complete all around.


SM850 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM850a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM850b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM850c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM850d.jpg]

Undamaged floater specimen of a dozen or so interconnected Azurite crystals. Great color and quality.


SM852 - Prehnite with Pyrite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.8 x 3 x 2 cm


Prehnite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM852a.jpg] Prehnite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM852b.jpg] Prehnite with Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM852c.jpg]

Yellow Prehnite crystals with a much different, somewhat globular style than most from Merelani. It has a flat base where it was attached to Graphite. There are small Pyrite crystals along the base, apparently that grew on the Graphite first before the Prehnite.


SM865 - Prehnite with Graphite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Prehnite with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM865a.jpg] Prehnite with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM865b.jpg] Prehnite with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM865c.jpg] Prehnite with Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM865d.jpg]

Yellow Prehnite crystals on a small amount of Graphite. Large, well formed crystals that are lustrous and translucent.


SM856 - Aquamarine $ 280
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM856a.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM856b.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/SM856c.jpg]

Single blue Aquamarine crystal with very glassy faces and a nice bevelled termination. This is tops for Erongo in terms of glassy luster and way more transparent than most.


SM879 - Amethyst scepter $ 60
Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Amethyst scepter from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM879a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM879b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM879c.jpg]

Purple Amethyst, heavily included by black hair-like crystals, on a clear Quartz crystal. Complete all around and very clean, wtih only one tiny chip. New material from Tanzania.


SM883 - Amethyst $ 80
Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.6 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM883a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM883b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM883c.jpg]

Purple Amethyst crystals with good color and brightness. Undamaged floater well crystallized all around. New material from Tanzania.



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