Selected Specimens

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C702 - Fluorite $ 550
Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
cabinet - 11 x 7.5 x 6 cm


Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702a.jpg] Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702b.jpg] Fluorite from Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/c702c.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Fluorite cubes to 3.5cm on the diagonal. Clean and undamaged with good color.


C703 - Quartz Gwindel $ 950
Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703a.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703b.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Goscheneralp, Uri, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c703c.jpg]

Smokey Quartz gwindel with a well pronounced curve and very smooth, lustrous faces. Transparent with little to no internal cracks or veils. Undamaged with much better glassy luster than the photos indicate.


C704 - Clinoatacamite with Calcite $ 1250
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704a.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704b.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704c.jpg] Clinoatacamite with Calcite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c704d.jpg]

Large and especially fine quality Clinoatacamite crystals with white Calcite over a layer of Malachite. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens, and this is a good one. The crystals are all pristine. They were protected by a layer of Selenite that I dissolved away, leaving these perfect crystals. Individual crystals reach 1.3cm wide. The Lily Mine is now closed.


J572 - Wulfenite $ 280
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J572d.jpg]

Red Wulfenite crystals on matrix. Fine and undamaged crystals. From the Don Boydston collection acquired by John Seibel in 2005.


J571 - Azurite $ 350
Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571a.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571b.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571c.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571d.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571e.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571f.jpg]

Fine floater cluster of Azurite crystals with a good, bright blue color (not too dark or black). Complete all around and undamaged.


J511 - Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite $ 225
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2 cm


Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511d.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Pyrite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J511e.jpg]

Colorful and interesting Merelani specimen with large Diopside crystals, cubes of Pyrite green Grossular (Tsavorite) all atop good crystals of Graphite. There is one broken Tsavorite otherwise this would be priced much higher. Nevertheless, it's really showy and at a great price.


J498 - Tsavorite, Diopside, Calcite on Graphite $ 225
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Tsavorite, Diopside, Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J498a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J498b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J498c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside, Calcite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J498d.jpg]

Colorful and aesthetic Merelani specimen with gem Tsavorite crystals, a couple small Diopside crystals, and white Calcite crystals all atop Graphite. The largest Tsavorite is 5.5mm wide and transparent.


J497 - Tsavorite on Graphite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm


Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497a.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497b.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497c.jpg] Tsavorite on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J497d.jpg]

CGlassy green Tsavorite crystals on Graphite. The largest Tsavorite is 9mm wide and undamaged.


J506 - Spinel $ 400
Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.1 x 2 cm


Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J506a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J506b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J506c.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J506d.jpg]

Complete octahedral Spinel crystal with sharp, glassy faces and good red color. Minor chipping on a couple points, but overall in excellent condition. Weighs 7.4 grams with small gem zones. One of the best I was able to get from the 2018 finds.


J565 - Rhodochrosite $ 280
Sunnyside Mine, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/J565a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/J565b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/J565c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/J565d.jpg]

An open vug in sulfide matrix lined with Calcite, tiny needle Quartz crystals, and flattened rhombs of pink Rhodochrosite. Undamaged and very bright and clean looking.


J563 - Huebnerite with Quartz $ 75
Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru
miniature - 4.5 x 4.2 x 4 cm


Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/J563a.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/J563b.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/J563c.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/J563d.jpg]

Upright standing crystals of dark red Huebnerite associated with clear Quartz crystals. A Pasto Bueno classic.


J562 - Tetrahedrite, Sphalerite $ 175
Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 3.5 cm


Tetrahedrite, Sphalerite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/J562a.jpg] Tetrahedrite, Sphalerite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/J562b.jpg] Tetrahedrite, Sphalerite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/J562c.jpg] Tetrahedrite, Sphalerite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/J562d.jpg]

Sphalerite, Tetrahedrite, and Pyrite crystals form a classic, quality Peruvian specimen. Little to no damage.


J512 - Fluorite with Barite $ 400
Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Fluorite with Barite from Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J512a.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J512b.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J512c.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J512d.jpg]

Translucent to transparent Fluorite crystals with distinct grey phantoms. This is an undamaged floater with cream colored Barite crystals attached to the backside. This is a self collected specimen and the single best piece from a large pocket I found there approximately 15 years ago.


J259 - Agate after bivalve $ 90
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Agate after bivalve from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J259a.jpg] Agate after bivalve from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J259b.jpg] Agate after bivalve from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J259c.jpg]

Fossil bivalve shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found.


J507 - Spinel $ 200
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J507a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J507b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J507c.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J507d.jpg]

Intergrown spinel-twinned purple Spinel crystals from a new find. Complete all around with typical pitted growth but only very minor chipping. Good luster and translucency.



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