Selected Specimens

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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.


C692 - Tourmaline with Lepidolite (R) $ 3200
Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 9 x 1 x 1 cm


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Tourmaline with Lepidolite (R) from Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c692a.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite (R) from Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c692b.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite (R) from Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c692c.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite (R) from Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c692d.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite (R) from Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c692e.jpg]

Long single, gemmy Tourmaline crystal with a cranberry pink color with a thin red zone at the termination. There is one professional repair about 2/3 up the crystal that is very hard to notice because it's in a zone that has more internal veils. No damage and with good luster, the color is fantastic. Comes with a custom Lucite base.


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.


C701 - Alexandrite $ 3500
Carnaiba mining district, Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.7 x 1.4 cm


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Alexandrite from Carnaiba mining district, Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c701a.jpg] Alexandrite from Carnaiba mining district, Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c701b.jpg] Alexandrite from Carnaiba mining district, Pindobaçu, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c701c.jpg]

Outstanding sixling crystal of Alexandrite, the rare variety of chrysoberyl that exibits a color change between natural and artificial light (Alexandrite effect). This specimen has six very well developed 'arms', each translucent and showing good color when backlit. This is easily the best Brazilian Alexandrite I've ever owned and is complete and good when viewed from either side.


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.


C704 - Clinoatacamite with Calcite $ 1250
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704c.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704d.jpg]

Large and especially fine quality Clinoatacamite crystals with white Calcite over a layer of Malachite. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens, and this is a good one. The crystals are all pristine. They were protected by a layer of Selenite that I dissolved away, leaving these perfect crystals. Individual crystals reach 1.3cm wide. The Lily Mine is now closed.


J572 - Wulfenite $ 280
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572d.jpg]

Red Wulfenite crystals on matrix. Fine and undamaged crystals. From the Don Boydston collection acquired by John Seibel in 2005.


J571 - Azurite $ 350
Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571a.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571b.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571c.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571d.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571e.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571f.jpg]

Fine floater cluster of Azurite crystals with a good, bright blue color (not too dark or black). Complete all around and undamaged.
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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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