Selected Specimens

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M449 - Ankerite on Mariposite $ 300
Carson Hill Gold Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA
cabinet - 13 x 9 x 8 cm


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Ankerite on Mariposite from Carson Hill Gold Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M449a.jpg] Ankerite on Mariposite from Carson Hill Gold Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M449b.jpg] Ankerite on Mariposite from Carson Hill Gold Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M449c.jpg] Ankerite on Mariposite from Carson Hill Gold Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/M449d.jpg]

Large specimen of Ankerite, a mineral similar to Dolomite, on green Mariposite. Quality large specimen with great crystals to over 2cm. Mariposite is a dolomitic marble included by chromium rich mica found in the foothills of California and was often an indicator of nearby Gold and gives this specimen the green coloration.


M726 - Amethyst scepter $ 120
Concord, Cabarrus Co., North Carolina, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


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Amethyst scepter from Concord, Cabarrus Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/M726a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Concord, Cabarrus Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/M726b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Concord, Cabarrus Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/M726c.jpg]

Medium-colored Amethyst scepter head over a white Quartz stalk. Thick undamaged crystal with uniform shape. Old material.


M697 - Axinite $ 225
Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4.3 x 2 cm


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Axinite from Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M697a.jpg] Axinite from Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M697b.jpg] Axinite from Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M697c.jpg] Axinite from Shigar, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/M697d.jpg]

Large, gemmy single Axinite crystal with medium purple color and a smaller attached 2.2cm Axinite. Sharp and glassy on both sides. Slight edge chipping otherwise undamaged.


M595 - Amethyst $ 125
Guanajuato, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4 cm


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Amethyst from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M595a.jpg] Amethyst from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M595b.jpg] Amethyst from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M595c.jpg] Amethyst from Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M595e.jpg]

Showy cluster of medium purple Amethyst crystals. Old specimen or solid Amethyst, partially crystallized on backside too.


M748 - Arsenopyrite $ 180
Zacatecas, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Arsenopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M748a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M748b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M748c.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M748d.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M748e.jpg]

Shiny metallic Arsenopyrite crystals to 1.3cm associated with Pyrite and Quarttz crystals. Old specimen in good condition.


M323 - Amethyst $ 65
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M323a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M323b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M323c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M323d.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M323e.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of transparent Amethyst crystals. Undamaged.


M458 - Copper $ 150
Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1 cm


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Copper from Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M458a.jpg] Copper from Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M458b.jpg] Copper from Copper Falls Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M458c.jpg]

Well formed, quality Copper crystals with a rich patina.


M457 - Galena with Calcite $ 150
Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457a.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457b.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457c.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457d.jpg] Galena with Calcite from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Picher Field, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/M457e.jpg]

Bright and shiny Galena crystals with an attached honey-colored Calcite crystal. Old specimen from a classic USA locality.


M472 - Quartz $ 125
Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472a.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472b.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472c.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472d.jpg] Quartz from Crystal Mountain, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/M472e.jpg]

Large crystals of pinish, more opaque Quartz with overgrowths of transparent Quartz. Undamaged.


M702 - Tsavorite $ 325
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M702d.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with good color. Nearly a floater with a couple indentations, contacts with lustrous glassy faces. It's not perfect, but for the size and color it's a good value.


M703 - Tsavorite with Diopside $ 325
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.4 cm


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Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703a.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703b.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703c.jpg] Tsavorite with Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M703d.jpg]

Large single Tsavorite crystal with good color. The main crystal is 2.5cm wide and displays great from the front with small Diopside crystals below. The backside (3rd photo) shows a dimpled surface from growth against Graphite crystals.


M704 - Tsavorite on Diopside $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


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Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M704a.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M704b.jpg]

Glassy 1.4cm single Tsavorite crystal with good color atop a white Diopside crystal. The Tsavorite has great color, luster and transparency. Dispalys great from teh front, contacted on the backside.


M582 - ManganoCalcite with Pyrite and Tetrahedrite (?) $ 75
Peru
miniature - 3.6 x 3 x 3 cm


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ManganoCalcite with Pyrite and Tetrahedrite (?) from Peru [db_pics/pics/M582a.jpg] ManganoCalcite with Pyrite and Tetrahedrite (?) from Peru [db_pics/pics/M582b.jpg] ManganoCalcite with Pyrite and Tetrahedrite (?) from Peru [db_pics/pics/M582c.jpg] ManganoCalcite with Pyrite and Tetrahedrite (?) from Peru [db_pics/pics/M582d.jpg] ManganoCalcite with Pyrite and Tetrahedrite (?) from Peru [db_pics/pics/M582e.jpg]

Light pink rhombs of Mangano Calcite to 2cm in size intergrown with Pyrite cubes. ONt he front face is a 1.2cm triangular crystal of what I assume is Tetrahedrite. It's covered by micro Pyrite and Calcite but retains it's sharp perfect form.


K927 - Azurite $ 125
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K927a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K927b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K927c.jpg]

Undamaged single crystal of Azurite that exhibits areas of bright 'electric' blue color. A floater, complete all around crystal from the watercourse pocket.


M559 - Galena $ 75
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559a.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559b.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559c.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559d.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559e.jpg]

Though 'just' a Galena, it's a very good thumbnail specimen featuring a mirror lustrous 1.5cm Galena cube set in Galena and Pyrite. Undamaged and displays well.

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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

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