Selected Specimens

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TU251 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 964)
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu251a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu251b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu251c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/TU251.mp4]

Transparent purple/blue Fluorite cubes on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. Exceptionally bright crystals! It really pops when compared to others. Glossy, wet-looking luster. There are a couple tiny, trivial nicks that you have to search for, otherwise undamaged. This one is really nice and way better than photos.


TU252 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 771)
Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Emilio Mine, Colunga District, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu252c.jpg]

Water-clear, colorless Fluorite cubes without matrix surrounding a single Calcite crystal. Great luster with slight corner modifications. Undamaged.


TU253 - Fluorite on Quartz with Barite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 514)
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Barite from La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/tu253d.jpg]

Water-clear, purple Fluorite cubes on a Quartz crystal covered matrix with small white Barite crystals. The Fluorite crystals have superb surface luster. Damage to one Barite cluster on the lower right side, otherwise undamaged. Good Fluorite crystals on the back side too!


J377 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 771)
Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain
large cabinet - 19 x 12 x 6 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/J377a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/J377b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/J377c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/J377d.jpg]

Yellow Fluorite from Moscona is fairly common, but this specimen is uncommonly good due to it's large size (19cm), transparency, 'wet' luster, and accents of white scalenohedral Calcite crystals along the top edge.


J362 - Copper $ 700 (=~ CAN$ 900)
White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 4.9 x 2.2 x 1 cm


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Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362a.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362b.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362c.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362d.jpg] Copper from White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/J362.mp4]

Fantastic old Copper specimen composed a tall central spinel-twinned crystal with smaller attached crystals. Complete all around and undamaged with good patina.


J364 - Topaz $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.4 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J364a.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J364b.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J364c.jpg] Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J364.mp4]

Transparent single Topaz crystal. Complete all around and undamaged except for two small edge chips. Clear enough to facet.


J418 - Brookite in Quartz $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418c.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J418d.jpg]

Sharp, water clear Quartz crystals included by Brookite crystals. The main Quartz crystal has both a large 2cm Brookite that rises up off the bottom plus a smaller approximately 8mm Brookite floating in the termination. Fine and undamaged, one of the better examples from this occurrence that I've seen.


J407 - Aquamarine $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 154)
Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407a.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407b.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J407c.jpg]

Transparent criss-crossing Aquamarine crystals. Good transparency and undamaged, cute thumbnail.


J395 - Prehnite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J395d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It's undamaged and formed atop a (now gone) Tanzanite crystal and only tiny bits of Tanzanite remain on the base.


J397 - Prehnite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 450)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J397d.jpg]

Merelani Prehnite is considered by many, including me, to be the best in the world, and what has been produced in the last year or two has been the best. This beautiful specimen is a perfect example of this quality. Large translucent crystals with good yellow color in a somewhat flower-like rosette formation. It ahs some contact/rough areas along the rear right side but can be displayed showing nothing but fat, juicy yellow crystals.


J382 - Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
Egremont, Cumbria, England
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382a.jpg] Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382b.jpg] Fluorite and Quartz on Hematite from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J382c.jpg]

Red Hematite matrix with typical black Hematite crystals (both sides) and Quartz crystals (one side). What is uncommon is the presence of Fluorite crystals which occur as transparent cubes of about 3mm.


J383 - Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Panasquiera, Portugal
cabinet - 10 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/J383d.jpg]

Bright, silvery crystals of Arseonpyrite with Quartz crystals. Showy Panasquiera classic in great condition.


J385 - Hematite in Quartz $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 450)
Egremont, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385a.jpg] Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385b.jpg] Hematite in Quartz from Egremont, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/J385c.jpg]

Highly lustrous Quartz crystals with silvery/black Hematite crystals just under the surface of the Quartz crystals. Undamaged, with old collection numbers attached to the bottom.


J386 - Azurite with Malachite $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 360)
Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386c.jpg]

Highly lustrous Azurite crystals, some partially psuedomorphed to Malachite. Besides the main coverage of crystals on top, there are also many vugs of crystals on the sides and bottom. Undamaged old specimen, with old collection number attached to the bottom.


J387 - Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite $ 275 (=~ CAN$ 353)
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387a.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387b.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387c.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387d.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387e.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387f.jpg] Calcite, Galena on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/J387.mp4]

Double-terminated twinned Calcite crystal intergrown with highly lustrous Galena crystals all atop Sphalerite. There are some cleavage faces on one termination of the Calcite, but also nice pointed ends that make it not as noticable. The Galena cubes reach 2cm in size and the combination makes for an attractive specimen good when viewed from any angle.

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