Selected Specimens

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CM102 - Cumengeite $ 150
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.5 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm102a.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm102b.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm102c.jpg]

Rare Cumengeite specimen just released for sale by a Mexican miner. Cumengeite is a rare halide that grows on the faces of Boleite cubes. On this specimen, there are perfect crystals of Cumengeite on 3 of Boleite cube faces, partially formed Cumengeite crystals on 2 cube faces, and none on the remaining cube face. Although not a perfect star, these are hard to come by.


CM103 - Cumengeite $ 200
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm103a.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm103b.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm103c.jpg]

Rare Cumengeite specimen just released for sale by a Mexican miner. Cumengeite is a rare halide that grows on the faces of Boleite cubes. On this specimen, there are perfect pointed crystals of Cumengeite on 4 of Boleite cube faces and missing/broken off Cumengeite crystals on the remaining 2 cube faces. Although not a perfect star, these are hard to come by.


CM105 - Cumengeite $ 300
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm105a.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm105b.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm105c.jpg] Cumengeite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/cm105d.jpg]

Rare Cumengeite specimen just released for sale by a Mexican miner. Cumengeite is a rare halide that grows on the faces of Boleite cubes. On this specimen, there are pointed crystals of Cumengeite on 5 of Boleite cube faces and a flat Cumengeite or psuedoboleite on the remaing cube face. Although not a perfect star, these are hard to come by.


KC2 - Spinel $ 400
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1.1 x 1.1


Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/kc2a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/kc2b.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/kc2c.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/kc2d.jpg]

Translucent blue spinel crystal, the largest and most perfect of the lot. Slight edge/tip damage, but overall very good.


AR26 - Tourmaline in Lepidolite $ 450
Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm


Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26a.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26b.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26c.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26d.jpg] Tourmaline in Lepidolite from Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR26e.jpg]

White Lepidolite partially wraps around a naturally etched, multi-colored Tourmaline crystal. The green colored end of the crystal shows part of the original flat termination and the other end shows etched 'spires' of pink and green coloration.


AR29 - Rutilated Quartz $ 200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.0 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm


Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29a.jpg] Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29b.jpg] Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29c.jpg] Rutilated Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR29d.jpg]

A large terminated clear Quartz crystal has numerous golden color needle-like crystals of Rutile included within. Brazil is the most prolific source of this mineral combination referred to as 'Rutilated Quartz'. Only minor chipping here and there with contact on the bottom and to one side where it was attached to matrix.


AR30 - Quartz after Fluorite $ 150
Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
small cabinet - 8.7 x 5.7 x 2.8 cm


Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30a.jpg] Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30b.jpg] Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30c.jpg] Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30d.jpg] Quartz after Fluorite from Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia [db_pics/pics/AR30e.jpg]

Specimens like these are often called 'pseudomorphs' of one mineral replacing another. In reality, this is an 'epimorph' of Quartz after Fluorite. The Quartz grew on the top of the Fluorite, then natural fluids etched away just the Fluorite leaving a perfect cast of the former crystals. A very clean, old collection example from Bohemia.


AR31 - Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite $ 450
Tsumeb, Nammibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.7 x 4.0 cm


Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31c.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Nammibia [db_pics/pics/AR31d.jpg]

Classic Tsumeb specimen of Dioptase on white Calcite. Super lustrous, transluscent dark green Dioptase crystals in small clusters and isolated crystals. Areas of lighter green color Duftite are in association. There is damage to a couple of the Dioptase crystals, but the vast majority are fine and undamaged.


AR32 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 350
Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
small cabinet - 7.3 x 7.2 x 5.0 cm


Fluorite with Calcite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR32a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR32b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR32c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR32d.jpg]

A beautiful combination of large amber color Fluorite crystals with a few lighter purple color-zoned crystals and translucent white Calcite crystals. The specimen is in superb condition with a cleavage on one corner, otherwise no damage to any of the main crystals. An American Classic specimen.


AR33 - Fluorite $ 450
Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5.1 x 5.0 cm


Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33a.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33b.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33c.jpg] Fluorite from Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois [db_pics/pics/AR33d.jpg]

A cluster of dark purple color Fluorite crystals from this historic American mining locality. Very aesthetic specimen with no damage. Largest single crystal measures 4cm on edge.


AR37 - Benitoite $ 120
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
miniature - 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm


Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37a.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37b.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37c.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37d.jpg]

Benitoite crystals were occasionally found as 'floaters' that had weathered out of the host crossite amphibole rock matrix. This is an example of a single large crystal with blue-gray color and a rough surface caused by the amphibole inclusions. Even though it's not dark blue in color, it does have the same 'cornflower blue' fluorescent color when seen under shortwave UV lighting.


AR39 - Pyromorphite $ 120
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows mounds of crystals with both orange and yellow-green color and high lustre. Minor damage to a few of the crystals. Essentially solid Pyromorphite.


AR40 - Pyromorphite $ 160
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR40a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR40b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR40c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with orange and yellow color and high lustre. Crystallized all around.


AR42 - Pyromorphite $ 90
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.9 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR42a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR42b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR42c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR42d.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals in a vuggy cavity with 'butterscotch' yellow color and high lustre.


AR43 - Pyromorphite $ 120
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.5 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR43a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR43b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR43c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with orange, tan, and yellow color and high lustre. This one appears to be a complete floater with minor damage to only a couple of the crystals.



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