Selected Specimens

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ST187 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 300
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST187a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST187b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST187c.jpg]

Dark olive green botryoidal Kolwezite atop rhombs of pink Cobaltoan Calcite (or possibly Cobaltoan Dolomite) creating a stunning mixture of colors and forms. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together. Sawcut on back.


ST374 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 200
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 8.7 x 3.7 x 2 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST374a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST374b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST374c.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST374d.jpg]

Dark olive green to yellowish green Kolwezite atop vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful large display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together. Sawcut on back.


ST375 - Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 200
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 9 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST375a.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST375b.jpg] Kolwezite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST375c.jpg]

Dark olive green spherical cluster of Kolwezite atop bright pink Cobaltoan Calcite. Kolwezite is a Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide and this is the type locality for the species. A beautiful display piece and combination specimen of two desireable species together. Sawcut on back.


ST379 - Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 150
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm


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Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST379a.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST379b.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST379c.jpg]

Groups of bladed Malachite crystals atop vivid pink Cobaltoan Calcite. Bright and colorful combination specimen. Sawcut on back.


ST368 - Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite $ 200
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm


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Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST368a.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST368c.jpg] Malachite on Cobaltian Calcite from Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST368d.jpg]

Fine quality clusters of green Malachite on reddish pink Cobaltoan Calcite. A beautiful, colorful display piece. Sawcut on back.


D649 - Mimetite with Calcite $ 60
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D649a.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D649b.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D649c.jpg] Mimetite with Calcite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/D649d.jpg]

Satiny spheres and botryoidal growths of yellow and yellowbrown Mimetite and clear Calcite crystals on a reddish brown limonite matrix. Loads of great crystals lining a vug on the front face of the specimen with larger Mimetite along the right side. Very aesthetic example from this find. Recently mined in 2020 in Santa Eulalia.


ST405 - Amethyst $ 400
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.2 x 5 x 4 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST405a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST405b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST405c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST405d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Amethyst crystals to 3.3 cm on matrix. High quality undamaged specimen with both the good 'grape' coloration and the green Epidote rich matrix. .


ST403 - Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase $ 150
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


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Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST403a.jpg] Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST403b.jpg] Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST403c.jpg] Lepidolite, Albite on Orthoclase from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST403d.jpg]

Purple Lepidolite and white Albite atop a lighlty etched Orthoclase crystal. These Orthoclase with Lepidolite are instantly recognizable classics from the mine and a nice addition to round out a Himalaya Mine suite.


ST404 - Azurite $ 850
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST404a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST404b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST404c.jpg]

Deep blue Azurite crystals on matrix from Bisbee. The crystals are undamaged with high luster and thick, blocky form. Highly aesthetic example of Bisbee Azurite.


ST401 - Diopside $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.9 x 4 x 2 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST401a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST401b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST401c.jpg]

Cluster of large, gemmy Diopsde crystals from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The main crystal is 4.4cm and double-terminated.


ST406 - Apatite $ 240
Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST406a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST406b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST406c.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durnago, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST406d.jpg]

Gem quality yellow Apatite crystal in matrix from the well know Cerro de Mercado locality. Clean specimn that displays well. Uncommon on matrix and of this quality.


ST402 - Dioptase on/in Quartz $ 450
Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase on/in Quartz from Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST402a.jpg] Dioptase on/in Quartz from Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST402b.jpg] Dioptase on/in Quartz from Reneville, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/ST402c.jpg]

Cluster of clear Quartz crystals with Dioptase. The main Dioptase is 1.3cm long, double-terminated, with both ends extending out opposite sides of the Quartz cluster. Old, rare specimen.


ST408 - Wulfenite $ 450
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST408a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST408b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST408c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/ST408d.jpg]

Large, transparent single Wulfenite crystal with attached white Hydrozincite. It has a cleave along one edge (that is not distracting) otherwise it's pristine. Displays equally well from either side and has a small attached Lucite stand. Choice old classic.


ST407 - Autunite $ 350
Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Autunite from Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ST407a.jpg] Autunite from Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ST407b.jpg] Autunite from Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ST407c.jpg] Autunite from Daybreak Mine, Mount Kit Carson, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/ST407d.jpg]

Good sized specimen of solid Autunite with a bright green-yellow coloration. The crystals form thick clusters or 'books' representative of the mine.


ST411 - Calcite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.2 x 3 cm


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Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST411a.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST411b.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST411c.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ST411d.jpg]

Transparent 2.5cm Calcite crystal on matrix from Tsumeb. The matrix is a reddish Dolomite covered with green Duftite making an overall colorful specimen.
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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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