Selected Specimens

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V130 - Diaspore $ 420
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v130a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v130b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/v130c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Complete and undamaged with the point of contact at the bottom of the 'V'. One termination is a bit ragged and indented, but it's undamaged and there are flat faces in areas of this termination. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


D500 - Emerald $ 270
Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm


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Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500a.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500b.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500c.jpg] Emerald from Guantu, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/D500d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent hexagonal Emerald crystal with a good, flat termination. Deeper green color inthe lower half, grading up to a light green termination. Complete and undamaged.


D456 - Proustite $ 450
unknown
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456a.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456b.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456c.jpg] Proustite from unknown [db_pics/pics/D456d.jpg]

A 1.2cm cluster of thick Proustite crystals on matrix. I bought this as part of an old collection and it unfortunately came without a label or locality information.  I can only guess it is German. Chunky crystals with good red color. Undamaged and valued at $500.


M893 - Ilvaite $ 125
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
miniature - 4.4 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M893a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/M893d.jpg]

Glossy black Ilvaite crystal with an undamaged, chisel-tipped termination. Complete all around.


D599 - Rhodonite $ 250
Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm


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Rhodonite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/D599a.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/D599b.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/D599c.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin Mine, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/D599d.jpg]

Double-terminated single Rhodonite crystal from Franklin. Clean with good uniform pink color. Undamaged.


D598 - Willemite $ 1200
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D598a.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D598b.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D598c.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D598d.jpg]

Highly translucent and lustrous Willemite crystals on Calcite from Tsumeb. Individual crystals are about 5mm in size and have an intereting coloration of blue/green on the ends with a yellow zone in the center.


D570 - Tourmaline var. Indicolite $ 1800
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.4 x 5.3 x 2.2 cm


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Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570b.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570c.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570d.jpg] Tourmaline var. Indicolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/D570e.jpg]

A larger 6.4 x 2.2 cm blue Tourmaline crystal with a smaller crystal stuck out of the side. Both crystals are well terminated. A little different than your typical single crystals.


D597 - Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper $ 950
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597a.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597b.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597c.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597d.jpg] Cerussite, Rosasite on Copper from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D597e.jpg]

This is one of the special Tsumeb specimens that amaze. Cerussite and Rosasite over a mass of Copper. A floater with good crystals on all sides. Ex. Jim Parrish and Norm Dawson collections with labels.


D574 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite $ 475
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D574d.jpg]

Crystals of Tsavorite and Diopside on Graphite. The crystals formed in a vug on massive Graphite with crystals of Graphite present lining the vug. The main Tsavorite is about 7mm and highly gemmy. Tsavorite is a chrome and vanadium rich variety of Grossular from East Africa and is one of the most valuable types of garnet found anywhere. This specimen was found at the Merelani Tanzanite mines and a fine example of some of minerals found at this locality.


D571 - Laumontite on Tanzanite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.8 x 3 x 3 cm


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Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571a.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571b.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571c.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571d.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571e.jpg] Laumontite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D571f.jpg]

Tall crystals of Tanzanite with attached Laumontite on the backside. Good deep blue color.


D594 - Pyrite on Ferberite $ 650
San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.1 x 2 cm


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Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594a.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594b.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594c.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594d.jpg] Pyrite on Ferberite from San Cristobal Mine, Yauli Prov., Junin Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/D594e.jpg]

Thick, well terminated single Ferberite crystal with Pyrite crystals attached the sides and back. An unusual and outstanding thumbnail.


D637 - Variscite with Crandallite $ 450
Clay Canyon, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 5.2 x 2.2 cm


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Variscite with Crandallite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D637a.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D637b.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Clay Canyon, Fairfield Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D637c.jpg]

Variscite nodule cut on polished on one side. There are 3 separate areas of Variscite each with surrounding yellow Crandallite.


D638 - Smithsonite $ 650
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D638a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D638b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/D638c.jpg]

Large crystals of pink Smithsonite on matrix. Impressive crystals that reach 1.7cm in size.


D639 - Copper with Silver $ 200
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm


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Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D639a.jpg] Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D639b.jpg] Copper with Silver from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D639c.jpg]

Rounded mass of Copper and Silver known as a 'Half Breed'. This one has a large 1.6cm rounded mass of Silver intergrown in Copper.


D640 - Topaz on Bixbyite $ 450
Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Topaz on Bixbyite from Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D640a.jpg] Topaz on Bixbyite from Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D640b.jpg] Topaz on Bixbyite from Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D640c.jpg] Topaz on Bixbyite from Dugway Pass, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/D640d.jpg]

Floater specimen of 5 black cubic Bixbyite crystals with high luster intergrown with Topaz crystals. Largest Topaz is 1.9cm and double-terminated. Good all around.
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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147

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