Selected Specimens

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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.


ST410 - Celestite $ 500
Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.2 cm


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Celestite from Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST410a.jpg] Celestite from Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST410b.jpg] Celestite from Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST410c.jpg] Celestite from Salem, Washington Co., Indiana, USA [db_pics/pics/ST410d.jpg]

Superb example of blue Celestite from the quarrys near Salem, Indiana. Well crystallized all around with areas of transparency and highly glassy. An undamaged beauty.


ST398 - Malachite $ 450
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST398a.jpg] Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST398b.jpg] Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST398c.jpg] Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST398d.jpg] Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST398e.jpg]

Specimen of solid Malachite featuring a 5.5cm stalactite of Malachite. A Bisbee classic with a velvety surface and a sawcut on the base which allows it to stand on it's own for display.


ST395 - Selenite $ 350
Laurion, Attica, Greece
large cabinet - 19 x 9 x 4 cm


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Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395a.jpg] Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395b.jpg] Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395c.jpg] Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395d.jpg] Selenite from Laurion, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/ST395e.jpg]

Large, water-clear single Selenite crystal with a distinctive yellow strip running down the center. The Selenite shows 'fish tail' twinning and has another smaller included Selenite crystal.


ST394 - Heterogenite, Chrysocolla $ 600
L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
cabinet - 14 x 10 x 6 cm


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Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394a.jpg] Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394b.jpg] Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394c.jpg] Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394d.jpg] Heterogenite, Chrysocolla from L'Etoile du Congo Mine (Star of Congo), Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/ST394e.jpg]

Colorful specimen of botryoidal Heterogenite, Chrysocolla, small tufts of acicular Malachite, and possibly Cornetite. Ex. Gilbert Gauthier specimen with label and ex. Mike Groben collection with label. Mike's label indicates it was purchased from Gilbert in 1999 for $250 and appraised at the time at $500.


ST396 - Stilbite $ 350
Maharashtra State, India
cabinet - 11 x 9 x 6 cm


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Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396a.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396b.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396c.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396d.jpg] Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/ST396e.jpg]

Large cluster of peach colored Stilbite from the prolific basalt quarries in India. This is an excellent example with both larger sized crystals and better than average deep peach coloration. It's also undamaged and aesthetic.


ST397 - Galena $ 200
Treece, Kansas, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Galena from Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/ST397a.jpg] Galena from Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/ST397b.jpg] Galena from Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/ST397c.jpg] Galena from Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/ST397d.jpg] Galena from Treece, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/ST397e.jpg]

Bright metallic Galena cubes to 2.5cm on a silicified limestone matrix with red 'Ruby-Jack' Sphalerite crystals, Dolomite, and Calcite crystals from Treece, Kansas. The Galena are present on one side, but the specimen detached in the pocket and the Sphalerite and Calcite are present on all sides, making this a floater.


ST420 - Rose Quartz $ 280
Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 3.3 x 1.3 cm


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Rose Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST420a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST420b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST420c.jpg] Rose Quartz from Sapucaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST420d.jpg]

Tall, narrow wall-like cluster of Rose Quartz crystals from Brazil. Great crystals with classic rose pink coloration. Can be displayed from either side.


ST433 - Emerald $ 650
Salzburg, Austria
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Emerald from Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST433a.jpg] Emerald from Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST433b.jpg] Emerald from Salzburg, Austria [db_pics/pics/ST433c.jpg]

A 1.4cm Emerald in a dark schist matrix. The Emerald has great medium green color and lots of transparency.


ST438 - Milarite $ 400
Jaguaraçu pegmatite, Jaguaraçu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Milarite from Jaguaraçu pegmatite, Jaguaraçu, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST438a.jpg] Milarite from Jaguaraçu pegmatite, Jaguaraçu, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST438b.jpg] Milarite from Jaguaraçu pegmatite, Jaguaraçu, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/ST438c.jpg]

Single well terminated Milarite crystal from old (1980s) finds in Brazil. Milarite is a rare silicate mineral with the best found in the Swiss Alps and this locality in Brazil. Well terminated, translucent single crystal with nicely beveled termination edges. A rare thumbnail.


ST435 - Herderite $ 280
Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.4 cm


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Herderite from Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST435a.jpg] Herderite from Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST435b.jpg] Herderite from Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST435c.jpg] Herderite from Hi Hope Dig, near Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST435d.jpg]

Translucent 1.5cm white Herderite crystal on matrix. Collected years ago by noted southern California collector Josie Scripps. A rare specimen for a southern California collection.
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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144

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