Selected Specimens

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J448 - Rose Quartz $ 125 (=~ € 102)
Pittorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.2 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm


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Rose Quartz from Pittorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J448a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Pittorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J448b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Pittorra Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J448c.jpg]

Glassy, lustrous, and transparent Rose Quartz crystals form a flower like cluster on white color Feldspar. Individual crystals of this color are relatively rare for Quartz, the mineral that is one of the most abundant species found on earth. Examples from Brazil are considered among the finest.


J450 - Andorite $ 220 (=~ € 179)
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


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Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450a.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450b.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450c.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450d.jpg] Andorite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J450e.jpg]

A cluster of silver-black Andorite crystals, a rare Lead, Silver, Antimony sulfide, intermixed with brassy color Pyrite and clusters of needle-like Jamesonite crystals. The best examples of the species have come from Bolivia. This one features numerous small, steel-grey color crystals that are multi-layered with an oriented growth pattern.


J454 - Stephanite $ 300 (=~ € 244)
Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J454d.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J454e.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/j454a.jpg] Stephanite from Fresnillo, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/j454b.jpg]

Bright metallic crystals of the Silver sulfosalt Stephanite in a group on contrasting white granular Quartz. A superb and rare Stephanite and Quartz combination from Fresnillo.


J458 - Prehnite $ 400 (=~ € 325)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.1 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J458c.jpg]

Gemmy bright lemon yellow crystal group of Prehnite in a spherical grouping with sharp ridges of crystals. A small amount of silver-gray Graphite can be seen on one side. The quality of the Prehnite excellent with big blocky crystals extending out of the main cluster, good luster, and very translucent. Minor contact or cleaving to a few areas. These are superb for Prehnite.


J470 - Cuprite on Copper $ 275 (=~ € 224)
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia
small cabinet - 5.6 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/J470a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/J470b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/J470c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/J470d.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/J470e.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen with Cuprite crystals measuring about 3mm-5mm. It's a complete floater group of Copper crystals with sharp, deep red, Cuprite octahedrons.


J473 - Apatite with Arsenopyrite and Pyrite $ 150 (=~ € 122)
Julcani Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica, Peru
miniature - 4.2 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm


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Apatite with Arsenopyrite and Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J473a.jpg] Apatite with Arsenopyrite and Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J473b.jpg] Apatite with Arsenopyrite and Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J473c.jpg]

A difficult to find old-time specimen of yellow-green Apatite crystals with Pyrite and Arsenopyrite. Three complete Apatite crystals in all, with the largest measuring 1.1cm in length. Minor chipping to some of the edges.


J474 - Pyromorphite $ 275 (=~ € 224)
9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.4 cm


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Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474a.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474b.jpg] Pyromorphite from 9 Level Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho [db_pics/pics/J474c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite came from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows botryoidal crystals with both orange and yellow-green color and high luster. No damage other than at the edges, essentially solid Pyromorphite. Ex. John Barlow Collection.


J477 - Benitoite with Natrolite on matrix $ 400 (=~ € 325)
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.0 x 1.9 cm


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Benitoite with Natrolite on matrix from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/J477a.jpg] Benitoite with Natrolite on matrix from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/J477b.jpg] Benitoite with Natrolite on matrix from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/J477c.jpg]

Over a dozen cornflower blue color Benitoite crystals are seen on a white Natrolite covered matrix. This is a classic, ultra-rare example of Benitoite with fully terminated crystals and no damage. A small black remnant crystal of Neptunite sits on one side. The Benitoite crystals are highly fluorescent under SW Ultraviolet light.


J478 - Orpiment $ 350 (=~ € 285)
Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 9.0 x 8.0 x 6.9 cm


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Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478a.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478b.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478c.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478d.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478e.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478f.jpg]

A group of elongated, terminated Orpiment crystals to over 2cm radiating in all directions from a matrix of massive Orpiment. Deep orange-butterscotch color specimen from this Classic Chinese locality.


J479 - Cuprite on Copper $ 350 (=~ € 285)
Chengmenshan Mine, Jiujiang Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
small cabinet - 8.6 x 6.5 x 5.0 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Chengmenshan Mine, Jiujiang Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/J479a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Chengmenshan Mine, Jiujiang Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/J479b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Chengmenshan Mine, Jiujiang Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/J479c.jpg]

A superb, large, almost 9cm wide example with lustrous octahedral Cuprite crystals on native Copper completely lining a cavity in the host matrix rust brown Limonite. Out of a collection and comes with a Collector's Edge label showing a price of $450.


J455 - Prehnite $ 220 (=~ € 179)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.0 x 3.8 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J455d.jpg]

Gemmy bright lemon yellow Prehnite in a spherical grouping with sharp ridges of crystals. A small amount of silver-gray Graphite can be seen on one side. The quality of the Prehnite is superb with big crystals extending out of the main group with good luster and very translucent. Only minor contact and cleaving in a few areas.


J457 - Prehnite $ 180 (=~ € 146)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.7 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j457a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j457b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j457c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/j457d.jpg]

Gemmy bright lemon yellow Prehnite in a spherical grouping with sharp ridges of crystals. A small amount of silver-gray Graphite can be seen on one side, but it's essentially solid Prehnite. The quality of the Prehnite is superb with big crystals extending out of the main group with good luster and very translucent. Only minor contact in a few areas.


J680 - Calcite with Duftite $ 750 (=~ € 610)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9.0 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680a.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680b.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J680c.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j680d.jpg] Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/j680e.jpg]

Mound-shaped matrix covered by green Duftite and small Calcite crystals with groupings and single larger Calcites to 3.5cm. Minor chipping to some edges but in overall great condition and very showy from all angles, good from all sides. A very sculptural and attractive Calcite.


J419 - Smithsonite $ 300 (=~ € 244)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J419d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of yellow Smithsonite crystals on matrix. Crystals reach 2cm in size. A good example of Tsumeb Smithsonite, considered teh world's best, and no longer being found.


J412 - Smithsonite on Cerussite $ 280 (=~ € 228)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


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Smithsonite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J412a.jpg] Smithsonite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J412b.jpg] Smithsonite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J412c.jpg] Smithsonite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J412d.jpg]

Undamaged 'snowflake' of Cerussite with small crystals of green, cuprian Smithsonite attached to the front. Complete and good from both sides, both front and back sides shown.

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