Selected Specimens

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J340 - Rhodonite $ 60
San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru
miniature - 4 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm


Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/J340a.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/J340b.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/J340c.jpg]

Rose colored bladed crystals of Rhodonite on a small amount of matrix.


J361 - Benitoite $ 200
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J361a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J361b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J361c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J361d.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/J361e.jpg]

Blue Benitoite crystals with white Natrolite on matrix. There are four crystals of about 1cm present.


J362 - Copper $ 700
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.


J363 - Topaz $ 125
Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.7 x 1 cm


Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J363a.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J363b.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J363c.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkopje, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/J363d.jpg]

Water-clear single Topaz crystal from the famous Klein Spitzkopje locality. Complete all around and undamaged except for a little chipping on one edge. Clear enough to facet.


J364 - Topaz $ 150
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.


J369 - Quartz $ 50
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.


J370 - Quartz $ 140
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.


J371 - Quartz $ 140
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.


J374 - Tourmaline $ 390
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.


J417 - Quartz on Prehnite $ 750
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.


J418 - Brookite in Quartz $ 450
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.


J426 - Quartz $ 75
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
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
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
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.



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