Selected Specimens

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K100 - Hematite $ 450
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm


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Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100a.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100b.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100c.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100d.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100e.jpg] Hematite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/K100.mp4]

Cluster of prismatic Hematite crystals with red Andradite. These are a rare form, hexagonal in cross-section with a flat termination from a single pocket found approximately 10 years ago. 


E238 - Copper after Cuprite with Silver $ 1200
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


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Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238a.jpg] Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238b.jpg] Copper after Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e238c.jpg]

Intergrown octahedrons of Copper that have nearly completely replaced earlier Cuprite crystals (just a touch of Cuprite is visible). Complete all around and undamaged. Small areas of Silver are aso present giving it added appeal. This is an exceptional specimen as most of these have a coarser appearance due to larger subcrystals of Copper. The finess of the Copper leads to a much sharper crystal.


TS194 - Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite $ 240
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2 cm


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Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194a.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194b.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194c.jpg] Hausmanite with Ettringite, Andradite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/ts194d.jpg]

Fine quality Hausmanite (sharply formed with very bright, satiny luster) with an attached pale yellow Ettringite crystal on red Andradite.


TZ252 - Prehnite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz252c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/TZ252.mp4]

Blue Prehnite specimen about as good as these get form wise as most of these are massess of crystals with at least some damage around the edges. This is a clean group front and back, nearly a floater with some traces of Graphite on the bottom where it was attached. These have a nice color change between shades of blue in different lighting.


SA702 - Ludlamite $ 600
Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


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Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702a.jpg] Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702b.jpg] Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702c.jpg]

1.4cm crystal of Ludlamite on matrix with Siderite. Aesthtics and quality are superb, undamaged.


SA705 - Apatite with Pyrite $ 400
Julcani Mine, Peru
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


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Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705a.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705b.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705c.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Julcani Mine, Peru [db_pics/pics/sa705d.jpg]

Hard to find, old time specimen of yellow/green Apatite associated with Pyrite. The apatite has good luster, is double-terminated, perfect and undamaged.


AF558 - Gaudefroyite $ 600
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558a.jpg] Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558b.jpg] Gaudefroyite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/af558c.jpg]

Thick Gaudefroyite crystals on Manganite matrix. The crystals reach 13 x 7mm in size. Rare piece.


TZ283 - Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite $ 380 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 228
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm


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Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283a.jpg] Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283b.jpg] Sphalerite with Graphite, Calcite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz283c.jpg]

Floater group of Sphalerite crystals in excellent condition with attached Graphite and backside and bottom coated by Calcite crystals. Complete and undamaged. A really nice example and not a common Merelani specimen. Original list price was $380.


D364 - Zircon $ 150
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


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Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D364a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D364b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D364c.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D364d.jpg]

Single gemmy Zircon crystal with a nice wine red to red brown coloration. Complete all around and undamaged except for some slight edge chipping. Smooth, flat crystal faces on the termination with surface growth patterns on the prism faces, which is common with these crystals.


E519 - Manganite $ 2500
Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519c.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringen, Germany [db_pics/pics/e519d.jpg]

Cluster of large crystals of Manganite, with individual crystals to 2.5cm tall and 1.2cm across on the terminations. Ex. Ralph Merril and W.F. Davidson collections. The Merril label indicates it was purchased in 1954 for $350.


A306 - Quartz with Calcite $ 200
Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306a.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306b.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306c.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Huangang, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/a306d.jpg]

Lustrous and sharp sceptered Quartz crystal associated with peach colored Calcite crystals. Undamaged.


E354 - Cuprite $ 150
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


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Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354a.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354b.jpg] Cuprite from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe deposit, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/e354c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of sharp Cuprite crystals. Complete all around with some contacting at the base.


TZ321 - Alabandite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz321a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz321b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz321c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz321d.jpg]

Single crystal with clean, smooth faces.


TZ322 - Alabandite $ 550
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz322a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz322b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz322c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz322d.jpg]

Single crystal with clean, smooth faces and some attached graphite on the backside.


TZ324 - Alabandite $ 270
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz324a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz324b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz324c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz324d.jpg]

Single crystal with clean, smooth faces.

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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143

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