Selected Specimens

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SM884 - Amethyst $ 50
Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM884a.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM884b.jpg] Amethyst from Gairo, Dodoma Prov., Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM884c.jpg]

Purple Amethyst crystals with good color and brightness over a clear Quartz crystal. Undamaged and double-terminated. New material from Tanzania.


SM861 - Anatase $ 240
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM861a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM861b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM861d.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM861e.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/SM861f.jpg]

Six double-termianted crystals of Anatase on matrix. Largest crystal is a fat 8 x8 mm in size.


SM902 - Blue Spinel $ 150
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Blue Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/SM902a.jpg] Blue Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/SM902b.jpg] Blue Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/sm902c.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. One tip has a small chip, otherwise a perfect octahedron with slight edge wear. Translucent to transparent crystal.


AR1 - Adamite $ 280
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR1a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR1b.jpg]

Thumbnail Adamite specimen with a perfect hemisphere of yellow/green Adamite on Limonite. The Adamite cluster is 1.4cm wide. The label indicates it was purchased by Art in 1967. Undamaged.


AR2 - Manganoan Adamite $ 750
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2a.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2b.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR2c.jpg]

Large, chisel-shaped Adamite crystals on a black matrix. These are the rare and hard to find purple tipped Adamites with a white body color grading up to purple terminations. Individual crystals are up to 2cm tall. Undamaged and glassy with areas of transparency.


AR3 - Scheelite $ 180
Darwin, Inyo Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Scheelite from Darwin, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR3a.jpg] Scheelite from Darwin, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR3b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of Scheelite from the well known Darwin lead-silver-zinc district. Sharply formed and in perfect condition. Fluorescent.


AR4 - Grossular $ 240
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/AR4a.jpg] Grossular from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/AR4b.jpg]

Transparent orange Grossular crystal, 1.2cm wide, with other smaller crystals. Undamaged. Fluorescent.


AR5 - Wulfenite $ 200
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Wulfenite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR5a.jpg] Wulfenite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR5b.jpg]

Gorgeous transparent Wulfenite crystals on matrix. Crystals reach 8mm on edge, undamaged.


AR6 - Wulfenite $ 300
Melissa Mine (?), Trigo Mtns., Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.2 cm


Wulfenite from Melissa Mine (?), Trigo Mtns., Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR6a.jpg] Wulfenite from Melissa Mine (?), Trigo Mtns., Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/AR6b.jpg]

Single red Wulfenite crystal from the Melissa Mine. The Melissa Mine is located near the Red Cloud Mine, and this crystal certainly looks more like a Red Cloud Wulfenite than what I have previously seen from the Melissa Mine (smaller, more orange bipyramidal crystals), however the old label clearly states it is from the Melissa.


AR7 - Wulfenite $ 400
Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


Wulfenite from Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria [db_pics/pics/AR7a.jpg] Wulfenite from Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria [db_pics/pics/AR7b.jpg]

Blocky orange Wulfenite crystals in a mound shaped cluster. These thick crystals were much less common than the more typical thin crystals found here. Old hard to find specimen. Crystals reach 1.1cm on edge, undamaged.


AR8 - Silver $ 900
Kongsberg, Norway
thumbnail - 2 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm


Silver from Kongsberg, Norway [db_pics/pics/AR8a.jpg] Silver from Kongsberg, Norway [db_pics/pics/AR8b.jpg]

Elegant, curving wire Silver from Kongsberg. The wire gets about 7mm wide in the center, undamaged.


AR9 - Fluorite $ 80
T&G Prospect, Pine Canyon, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Fluorite from T&G Prospect, Pine Canyon, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR9a.jpg] Fluorite from T&G Prospect, Pine Canyon, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR9b.jpg] Fluorite from T&G Prospect, Pine Canyon, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR9c.jpg] Fluorite from T&G Prospect, Pine Canyon, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/AR9d.jpg]

More than a dozen transparent purple octahedrons of Fluorite on matrix. Crystals reach 7mm on edge, all the main crystals are undamaged.


AR10 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 200
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR10a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR10b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR10c.jpg]

Two Benitoite crystals on a thin, Natrolite covered matrix. There si also a small Neptunite crystal attached near the base. The crystal on right has transparent facet grade zones and is 7mm wide.


AR11 - Apatite $ 850
Pulsifer Quarry, Maine, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Apatite from Pulsifer Quarry, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/AR11a.jpg] Apatite from Pulsifer Quarry, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/AR11b.jpg]

Classic and rare purple Apatite crystal on matrix. The crystal is 1 cm in largest dimension, undamaged.


AR12 - Rhodochrosite on Quartz $ 350
Silverton, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12c.jpg]

Clusters of pink Rhodochrosite crystals atop Quartz crystals, undamaged.



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