Selected Specimens

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ST204 - Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 1500
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
large cabinet - 20 x 13 x 5 cm


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Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204a.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204d.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204e.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204f.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204i.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST204j.jpg]

Large specimen of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) that displays well on both sides. The front side has large crystals to 3cm in size and a very deep pink, almost purple coloration. The backside has areas of green Malachite and black Heterogenite. A beautiful large display piece that will add lots of color to a case of minerals.


ST205 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 200
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST205a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST205c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST205d.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST205e.jpg]

Crystals of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite on matrix. The specimen has a mixture of smaller, lighter pink crystals and larger rhombic crystals to 6mm with a deeper pink coloration.


ST206 - Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 750
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
large cabinet - 15.5 x 14 x 5 cm


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Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206a.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206c.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206d.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206e.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST206f.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The Kolwezite is partially coated by bright green Malachite in areas. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. Highly colorful and beautiful large display piece.


ST195 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 350
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST195a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST195c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST195d.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST195e.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The main Kolwezite is a superb hemispherical group 9mm wide. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful,colorful display piece.


ST194 - Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 250
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 4 cm


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Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194a.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194b.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194c.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194d.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194e.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST194f.jpg]

Bladed crystal groups of green Malachite atop bright pink Cobaltoan Calcite. There are smaller deep emerald green crystal groups atop the bladed Malachite.


ST191 - Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 200
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191a.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191c.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191d.jpg] Kolwezite, Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST191e.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite one one side, and bright green Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite on the other side. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful,colorful display piece.


ST192 - Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz $ 300
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite on Quartz from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST192d.jpg]

Unusual finger-like formations of pink Cobaltoan Calcite in a Quartz crystal lined vug. The individual crystal aggregates rach 8mm tall.


ST189 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 350
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST189d.jpg]

Dark olive green Kolwezite atop rhombs of vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. The Kolwezite forms a superb 'pinwheel' formation 1.3cm wide. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species.


ST268 - Pyromorphite $ 1250
Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268f.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268g.jpg] Pyromorphite from Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/ST268j.jpg]

Beautiful cluster of two generations of Pyromorphite. The first generation in comprised of larger orange crystals of arsenian Pyromorphite with crystals to 1.5cm upon which grew very bright, lustrous yellow to green Pyromorphite.


ST271 - Wulfenite $ 950
Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271a.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271b.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271c.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271d.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271e.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271f.jpg] Wulfenite from Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST271.mp4]

Translucent, tabular orange Wulfenite crystals to 2.1cm in size on a dark matrix. A showy example of a less common style from this prolific locality.


ST270 - Adamite $ 1250
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5 x 3.3 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270c.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270d.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270f.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST270.mp4]

Vivid yellow to yellow/green 'pinwheel' crystal clusters on Limonite. Beautiful color.


ST264 - Tourmaline in Morganite $ 475
Kunar, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.7 x 4.8 x 3 cm


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Tourmaline in Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST264a.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST264b.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST264c.jpg] Tourmaline in Morganite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/ST264e.jpg]

Glassy, transparent pink Beryl var. Morganite with minor attached Albite. There are two Tourmaline crystals to 1cm included near a top face, and other Tourmaline crystals sticking out of the Albite along the bottom and into the Morganite. Complete and undamaged.


ST243 - Spinel $ 500
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 3.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243c.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST243d.jpg]

An 1.5cm crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete, slightly elongated octahedron with good transparency.


ST245 - Spinel $ 400
Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245a.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245b.jpg] Spinel from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/ST245c.jpg]

An 1.2cm crystal of pink Spinel in matrix. A complete, slightly elongated octahedron with good transparency (like glass inside, you could cut gems).


ST253 - Sphene (Titanite) $ 250
Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


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Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253a.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253b.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253c.jpg] Sphene (Titanite) from Hohe Tauern Mtns., Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST253d.jpg]

Two twinned Sphene crystals on a small matrix forming a superb and uncommon thumbnail. The largest crystal is 1.5cm and both are sharp and glassy. Complete all around and undamaged and could be displayed in a number of directions.
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