Selected Specimens

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B919 - Elbaite $ 250
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


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Elbaite from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b919a.jpg] Elbaite from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b919b.jpg] Elbaite from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b919c.jpg]

Single gemmy Tourmaline crystal, complete and undamaged, with a bright pink termination and a purple body color. Weighs 5.3 grams.


B922 - Chrome Vesuvianite $ 380
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b922a.jpg] Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b922b.jpg] Chrome Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b922c.jpg]

Bright emerald green chromium rich Vesuvianite crystal. Hard to find, undamaged crystal with great color.


B924 - Mimetite $ 400
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 2 cm


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Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/b924c.jpg]

High quality, glassy crystals with a rich golden color.


B932 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 600
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b932a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b932b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and gemmy the entire length. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016.


B937 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 400
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b937a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b937b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b937c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and the majority of the crystal is flawless to highly gemmy. Undamaged but with a grooove in the lower backside and a small indentation in one face where other Tourmaline crystals were intergrown. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016.


B940 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1250
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b940a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b940b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged except for a tiny nick on the upper right side. One narrow face on the left side has etched, stepped growth patterns. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016.


B943 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 250
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b943a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b943b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamagedexcept for one small nick on the edge of the termination. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016.


D100 - Cuprian Austinite $ 390
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprian Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d100a.jpg] Cuprian Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d100b.jpg] Cuprian Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d100c.jpg]

Bright green, translucent masses of Cuprian Austinite on Limonite matrix. Largest group is 3.5 cm across! Excellent color.


D111 - Azurite $ 300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111c.jpg]

Large single crystal likely from the Milpillas Mine. This was shipped to me directly from Mexico from a miner who claimed it was from Sierra Rica, however it looks more like a Milpillas Mine crystal. At any rate, it's a big, showy single crystal crystallized on all sides, front and back, with some bits of matrix intergrown in areas.


D114 - Rhodochrosite $ 350
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d114a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d114b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d114c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d114d.jpg]

Rare and aesthetic specimen of bright pink Rhodochrosite crystals attached to the tip a long single Rhodochrosite or Quartz crystal that has been pseudomorphed.  There are also small transparent Fluorite crystals near the base.  This is a 'one off' specimen I bought from a Mexican miner years ago and haven't seen other like it. Pristine and undamaged.


D118 - Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine $ 150
Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine from Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d118a.jpg] Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine from Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d118b.jpg] Feldspar var. 'Moonstone' on Aegerine from Patricia Mine, Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d118c.jpg]

Cluster of Feldspar crystals with an irridescent blue on the narrow faces grown around a single black Aegerine crystal. Reminds me of a guitar. Very few localities produce true moonstone crystals.


D119 - Sulfur $ 150
San Felipe, Baja, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Sulfur from San Felipe, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d119a.jpg] Sulfur from San Felipe, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d119b.jpg]

Bright yellow Sulfur crystals to 1.2cm that contrast well against the white matrix. Good crystals.


D126 - Mottramite over/after Quartz $ 180
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Mottramite over/after Quartz from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d126a.jpg] Mottramite over/after Quartz from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d126b.jpg] Mottramite over/after Quartz from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d126c.jpg] Mottramite over/after Quartz from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d126d.jpg]

Oujela Mottramite is common enough, but I've never seen a specimen from here of Mottramite over Quartz crystals. There are numerous crystals of Quartz that are either covered by or replaced by Mottramite. There is Quartz at the base of the specimen, but when I look closely at the bottoms of the crystals at the edge, I can see no Quartz in the cores, which leads me to believe the Quartz has been replaced by Mottramite.


D128 - Fluorite $ 400
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Fluorite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d128a.jpg] Fluorite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d128b.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue crystals from recent finds. Glass-like crystals with one tiny crystal of Galena on the bottom.


D129 - Austinite $ 200
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d129a.jpg] Austinite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d129b.jpg]

Glistening single 'gumdrop' of Austinite, 1.5cm wide, on Limonite.
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