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J774 - Clinoatacamite $ 290
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J774a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J774b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J774c.jpg]

Selenite and Chrysocolla lined vug with large, robust crystals of dark green Clinoatacamite to 9mm. The Clinoatacamite is especially good on this one. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens. The Lily Mine is now closed.


J775 - Clinoatacamite $ 200
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
miniature - 3.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775c.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/J775d.jpg]

Selenite and Chrysocolla lined vug with large, robust crystals of dark green Clinoatacamite. These are regarded as the world's best Clinoatacamite specimens. The Lily Mine is now closed.


K110 - Axinite $ 150
Obira, Kyushu, Japan
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/k110a.jpg] Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/k110b.jpg] Axinite from Obira, Kyushu, Japan [db_pics/pics/k110c.jpg]

Dense clusters of bladed Axinite crystals to 1cm. Crystals are transparent to translucent.


J992 - Quartz $ 250
Tarentaise, Savoi, France
miniature - 4 x 2 x 1 cm


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Quartz from Tarentaise, Savoi, France [db_pics/pics/J992a.jpg] Quartz from Tarentaise, Savoi, France [db_pics/pics/J992b.jpg] Quartz from Tarentaise, Savoi, France [db_pics/pics/J992c.jpg] Quartz from Tarentaise, Savoi, France [db_pics/pics/J992d.jpg]

3 Quartz crystals from France, each with unusual form, exceptional luster, and transparency. They all appera to have faden lines. Out of an old collection.


J971 - Hutchinsonite with Pyrite $ 1250
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 2.5 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J971a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J971b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J971c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J971d.jpg]

Pyrite and red crystals of Hutchinsonite on matrix. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 8mm long and contrast nicely with the Pyrite. Undamaged with an even distribution of both species across the front face. About as nice a Hutchinsonite specimen as you could expect and the best one I've ever had.


J972 - Hutchinsonite with Pyrite $ 650
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 2.5 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J972a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J972b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J972c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J972d.jpg]

Pyrite and red crystals of Hutchinsonite on matrix. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 9mm long and contrast nicely with the Pyrite. Undamaged with an even distribution of both species across the front face. Top quality.


J974 - Hutchinsonite with Pyrite $ 500
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J974a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J974b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Pyrite from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J974c.jpg]

Pyrite and red crystals of Hutchinsonite on matrix. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 6mm long and contrast nicely with the Pyrite. Undamaged with an even distribution of both species across the front face. Top quality.


J993 - Rose Quartz on Smokey Quartz $ 650
Mount Mica, Paris, Maine, USA
cabinet - 12 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Rose Quartz on Smokey Quartz from Mount Mica, Paris, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/J993a.jpg] Rose Quartz on Smokey Quartz from Mount Mica, Paris, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/J993b.jpg] Rose Quartz on Smokey Quartz from Mount Mica, Paris, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/J993c.jpg]

Beautiful formation of deep Rose Quartz crystals atop a Smokey Quartz crystal. The Rose Quartz cluster is 6cm wide. Good color contrast with the Rose Quartz grown on smooth crystals faces of the Smokey Quartz. Good looking specimen and I love the Maine pedigree. .


J998 - Celestite on Sulfur $ 375
Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J998a.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J998b.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J998c.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J998d.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J998e.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J998f.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Floristella Mine, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy [db_pics/pics/J998g.jpg]

Well balanced, high quality miniature of white Clestite crystals on Sulfur. Crystals shoot out from matrix in various directions with individual crystals reaching 3.5 cm long. No damage.


J995 - Ettringite $ 325
Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J995a.jpg] Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J995b.jpg] Ettringite from Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa [db_pics/pics/J995c.jpg]

Water clear Calcite crystals and lemon yellow Ettringite crystals on a Manganite matrix.


K113 - Beryl (R) $ 220
Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia
cabinet - 13 x 3 x 2 cm


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Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113a.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113b.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113c.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113d.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113e.jpg] Beryl (R) from Strelley Station, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/k113f.jpg]

Crystal of translucent green Beryl from the Strelley pegmatite, located approximatley 64 kilometres south-east of Port Hedland in Western Australia. The locality was originally mined for Cassiterite and Tantalite, however green Beryl was also recovered. This is a good size crystal from the John Saul collection. It is complete all around with good form and has been repaired in a few loactions.


J989 - Amethyst scepters $ 200
Mt. Odin, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


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Amethyst scepters from Mt. Odin, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/J989a.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Mt. Odin, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/J989b.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Mt. Odin, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/J989c.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Mt. Odin, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/J989d.jpg]

3 Amethyst scepters from a lesser known Canadian locality. All are glassy and transparent, complete and undamaged.


K151 - Amethyst $ 650
Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151a.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151b.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151c.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151d.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151e.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151f.jpg] Amethyst from Toll Mountain, Jefferson Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/k151g.jpg]

This is a fantastic double-terminated Amethyst with smokey zones perched on a cluster of smaller Quartz crystals. The large DT crystal is 6cm and perfect without a single tiny nick. In fact the whole specimen is an undamaged floater crystallized all around. Comes with an on old Roberts Minerals label, which in my experience has always meant quality.


K131 - Quartz over Dioptase $ 350
Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131a.jpg] Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131b.jpg] Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131c.jpg] Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131d.jpg] Quartz over Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/k131e.jpg]

Specimen of chunky Dioptase crystals partially coated by Quartz crystals. The specimen is almost solid Dioptase with some Plancheite or Shattuckite. This is an old specimen from the 1980s or 1990s.


K135 - Chalcocite $ 350
Redruth, Cornwall, England
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135a.jpg] Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135b.jpg] Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135c.jpg] Chalcocite from Redruth, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/k135d.jpg]

Specimen of solid Chalcocite from the classic Cornwall locality. The Chalcocite grew in a narrow seam and where growth allowed, well formed striated crystals to 2cm formed.

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