Selected Specimens

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TU251 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 0)
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite on Quartz from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu251a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu251b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu251c.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue Fluorite cubes on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. Exceptionally bright crystals! It really pops when compared to others. Glossy, wet-looking luster. There are a couple tiny, trivial nicks that you have to search for, otherwise undamaged. This one is really nice and way better than photos.
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TU252 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252c.jpg]

Water-clear, colorless Fluorite cubes without matrix surrounding a single Calcite crystal. Great luster with slight corner modifications. Undamaged.
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TU253 - Fluorite on Quartz with Barite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0)
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253d.jpg]

Water-clear, purple Fluorite cubes on a Quartz crystal covered matrix with small white Barite crystals. The Fluorite crystals have superb surface luster. Damage to one Barite cluster on the lower right side, otherwise undamaged. Good Fluorite crystals on the back side too!
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J377 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain
large cabinet - 19 x 12 x 6 cm


Fluorite with Calcite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/J377a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/J377b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/J377c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/J377d.jpg]

Yellow Fluorite from Moscona is fairly common, but this specimen is uncommonly good due to it's large size (19cm), transparency, 'wet' luster, and accents of white scalenohedral Calcite crystals along the top edge.
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J362 - Copper $ 700 (=~ CAN$ 0)
White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.9 x 2.2 x 1 cm


Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362a.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362b.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362c.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362d.jpg]

Fantastic old Copper specimen composed a tall central spinel-twinned crystal with smaller attached crystals. Complete all around and undamaged with good patina.
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J364 - Topaz $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.4 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J364a.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J364b.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J364c.jpg]

Transparent single Topaz crystal. Complete all around and undamaged except for two small edge chips. Clear enough to facet.
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J369 - Quartz $ 50 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Quartz from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J369a.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J369b.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J369c.jpg]

Transparent, slightly sceptered single smokey Quartz crystal. Undamaged.
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J370 - Quartz $ 140 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Quartz from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J370a.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J370b.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J370c.jpg]

Transparent Quartz scepter with Amethyst and smokey coloration. Complete all around and undamaged.
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J371 - Quartz $ 140 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA
miniature - 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


Quartz from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J371a.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J371b.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Park, Beaverhead Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J371c.jpg]

Transparent Quartz scepter with Amethyst and smokey coloration. Complete all around and undamaged.
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J374 - Tourmaline $ 390 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.9 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J374a.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J374b.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J374c.jpg]

Single blue/green 'Indicolite' crystal with a steep termination. Very transparent top to bottom. There is some edge chipping on one side, otherwise perfect with good color.


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J417 - Quartz on Prehnite $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm


Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417a.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417b.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417c.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417d.jpg] Quartz on Prehnite from Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J417e.jpg]

Criss-crossing Quartz crystals with smokey scepters atop a mound of green Prehnite. Highly aesthetic specimen that has it all - good color contrast, exciting form, and looks good from any angle. Undamaged except for some partial quartz crystals along the lower edges.


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J418 - Brookite in Quartz $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418c.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418d.jpg]

Sharp, water clear Quartz crystals included by Brookite crystals. The main Quartz crystal has both a large 2cm Brookite that rises up off the bottom plus a smaller approximately 8mm Brookite floating in the termination. Fine and undamaged, one of the better examples from this occurrence that I've seen.


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J426 - Quartz $ 75 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Quartz from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J426a.jpg] Quartz from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J426b.jpg] Quartz from Capalinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J426c.jpg]

Well formed Quartz scepter with white coatings of Dolomite. Complete all around and undamaged with a very uniform shape (which make the best scepter specimens). Old specimen found in 1996.


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J407 - Aquamarine $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407a.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407b.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407c.jpg]

Transparent criss-crossing Aquamarine crystals. Good transparency and undamaged, cute thumbnail.


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J395 - Prehnite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It's undamaged and formed atop a (now gone) Tanzanite crystal and only tiny bits of Tanzanite remain on the base.



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