Selected Specimens

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J426 - Quartz $ 75 (=~ ¥ 7948)
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.


J407 - Aquamarine $ 120 (=~ ¥ 12718)
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.


J395 - Prehnite $ 500 (=~ ¥ 52990)
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.


J397 - Prehnite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397d.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 ahs some contact/rough areas along the rear right side but can be displayed showing nothing but fat, juicy yellow crystals.


J398 - Prehnite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31794)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J398a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J398b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J398c.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. Little to no damage with Graphite attached to the back side.


J334 - Hematite $ 160 (=~ ¥ 16957)
Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334a.jpg] Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334b.jpg] Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334c.jpg] Hematite from Rio La Marina, Elba, Italy [db_pics/pics/J334d.jpg]

Crystals of irridescent Hematite associated with Pyrite. Colorful sheens of reds and greens play across the surface of the crystals. Comes with an old Lawrence Conklin label.


J403 - Tourmaline $ 140 (=~ ¥ 14837)
Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403a.jpg] Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403b.jpg] Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403c.jpg] Tourmaline from Tsarafara, Ibity, Antsirabe, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/J403d.jpg]

Complete single Tourmaline crystal (likely Liddicoatite) with a transparent green base and a bright pink termination. Slight edge wear otherwise undamaged. Weighs 4.2 grams.


J330 - Augelite $ 120 (=~ ¥ 12718)
Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 2 cm


Augelite from Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J330a.jpg] Augelite from Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J330b.jpg] Augelite from Machacamarca Mine, Colavi, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J330c.jpg]

Lustrous and sharp Augelite crystals well dispersed across the flat surface. Associated with Quartz and Pyrite. Undamaged.


J382 - Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31794)
Egremont, Cumbria, England
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382a.jpg] Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382b.jpg] Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382c.jpg]

Red Hematite matrix with typical black Hematite crystals (both sides) and Quartz crystals (one side). What is uncommon is the presence of Fluorite crystals which occur as transparent cubes of about 3mm.


J383 - Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 250 (=~ ¥ 26495)
Panasquiera, Portugal
cabinet - 10 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383d.jpg]

Bright, silvery crystals of Arseonpyrite with Quartz crystals. Showy Panasquiera classic in great condition.


J384 - Amethyst $ 250 (=~ ¥ 26495)
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J384a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J384b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/J384c.jpg]

Uncommonly good example of a common mineral featuring a glassy single Amethyst with good color with a 4cm double-terminated Amethyst crossing at the base. Fine and undamaged.


J385 - Hematite in Quartz $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093)
Egremont, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385a.jpg] Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385b.jpg] Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385c.jpg]

Highly lustrous Quartz crystals with silvery/black Hematite crystals just under the surface of the Quartz crystals. Undamaged, with old collection numbers attached to the bottom.


J386 - Azurite with Malachite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 29674)
Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386c.jpg]

Highly lustrous Azurite crystals, some partially psuedomorphed to Malachite. Besides the main coverage of crystals on top, there are also many vugs of crystals on the sides and bottom. Undamaged old specimen, with old collection number attached to the bottom.


J387 - Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite $ 275 (=~ ¥ 29144)
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387a.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387b.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387c.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387d.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387e.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387f.jpg]

Double-terminated twinned Calcite crystal intergrown with highly lustrous Galena crystals all atop Sphalerite. There are some cleavage faces on one termination of the Calcite, but also nice pointed ends that make it not as noticable. The Galena cubes reach 2cm in size and the combination makes for an attractive specimen good when viewed from any angle.


J388 - Benitoite $ 1200 (=~ ¥ 127176)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.8 x 3 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J388a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J388b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J388c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J388d.jpg]

Dense coverage of Benitoite crystals in white Natrolite. The Benitoite have areas of gemmy transparency and very good deep blue color.



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