Selected Specimens

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AR66 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 400
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/AR66c.jpg]

Rich pink color Cobaltian Calcite crystals to 15mm in size. Although there are a couple bruised crystals, this is a high quality Cobaltian Calcite with bright color and translucent to transparent crystals.


AR69 - Tourmaline $ 120
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR69a.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR69b.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR69c.jpg]

Colorful single Tourmaline crystal with alternating shades of pink and blue-green. Highly transparent, terminated with slight edge chipping. Weighs 4.0 grams.


AR70 - Topaz $ 800
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70a.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70b.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70c.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/AR70d.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ar70e.jpg] Topaz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ar70f.jpg]

Large glassy blue Topaz crystal complete all around with etched faces and water-clear transparency. The crystal detached in the pocket and is naturally etched all around. Weighs approximately 79 grams.


AR71 - Calcite with Duftite $ 500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8.6 x 6.2 x 3.2 cm


Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR71a.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR71b.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR71c.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR71d.jpg]

A plate of thin, dark color matrix hosts a cluster of clear, sharply terminated rhombohedral Calcite crystals and a small amount of green Duftite. An older Tsumeb classic with no damage to the Calcite crystals. Ex. Collection of Tom and Gale Parker. Excellent Tsumeb Calcite specimen.


AR72 - Boleite $ 300
Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm


Boleite from Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR72a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR72b.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/AR72c.jpg]

Most of the Boleite specimens from Amelia Mine were detached from the soft clay-like matrix. This specimen a rare example of one that still has Boleite crystals intact and in stable condition on the original matrix. There are at least a dozen blue Boleite crystals with the larger ones measuring about 4mm wide.


J103 - Spinel $ 150
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J103a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J103b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. Chipping along one edge, otherwise a perfect octahedron with slight edge wear. Translucent to transparent crystal.


J104 - Spinel $ 180
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J104a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J104b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. Chipping along two edges, otherwise a perfect octahedron with slight edge wear. Translucent to transparent crystal.


J105 - Spinel $ 170
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J105a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J105b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. Chipping on one tip, otherwise a perfect octahedron with slight edge wear. Translucent to transparent crystal.


J106 - Spinel $ 150
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J106a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J106b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. Chipping on 3 tips, otherwise a perfect octahedron with slight edge wear. Translucent to transparent crystal.


J108 - Spinel $ 200
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J108a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J108b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. A chip on one tip, otherwise a perfect octahedron with slight edge wear. Translucent to transparent crystal.


J109 - Spinel $ 150
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J109a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J109b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. A chip on one tip, otherwise a perfect octahedron with slight edge wear. Translucent to transparent crystal.


J110 - Spinel $ 175
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J110a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J110b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. Chipping on two tips, otherwise a perfect octahedron with slight edge wear. Good transparency.


J112 - Spinel $ 150
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.4 cm


Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J112a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J112b.jpg]

Spinel-twinned crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. A couple chips are present, otherwise complete all around crystal with good transparency.


J113 - Spinel $ 160
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J113a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J113b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. Though two tips are damaged, it has very little edge wear and good surface luster. Translucent to transparent crystal.


J114 - Spinel $ 200
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J114a.jpg] Spinel from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/J114b.jpg]

Single octahedral crystal of cobalt blue Spinel. Good octahedron with slight edge wear and a possible tiny nick to one tip. Translucent to transparent crystal.



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