Selected Specimens

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K300 - Fire Opal gemstone $ 260
Brazil
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Fire Opal gemstone from Brazil [db_pics/pics/K300a.jpg] Fire Opal gemstone from Brazil [db_pics/pics/K300b.jpg] Fire Opal gemstone from Brazil [db_pics/pics/K300c.jpg] Fire Opal gemstone from Brazil [db_pics/pics/K300d.jpg]

Orange fire opal gemstone. Appears very clean with no inclusions or edge chips. This was bought about 25 years ago and shows an old price of $139. Weighs 11.35 carats.


K298 - Spessartine $ 650
Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm


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Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298a.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298b.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298c.jpg] Spessartine from Nani, Loliondo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K298d.jpg]

Bright citrus orange Spessartine crystal, complete all around. Equant form with gem zones. There is one minor edge chip and some natural small surface pits, but no significant damage. This is a good one, with minimal black inclusions that negatively affect most of these. The intensity of color and gem zones are even more apparent with backlighting. These are no longer being found. Weighs 26.8 grams.


MM100 - Malachite after Azurite $ 260
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm100a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm100b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm100c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm100d.jpg]

Well formed crystals of Malachite after Azurite with a velvety surface luster. Individual crystals to 2.5cm. Highly sculptural and undamaged.


MM102 - Calcite $ 1600
Hercules Mine (Negra Mine), La Negra, Mun. Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 5 cm


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Calcite from Hercules Mine (Negra Mine), La Negra, Mun. Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm102a.jpg] Calcite from Hercules Mine (Negra Mine), La Negra, Mun. Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm102b.jpg] Calcite from Hercules Mine (Negra Mine), La Negra, Mun. Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm102c.jpg]

Spectacular, bright and gemmy Calcite crystals on matrix. Incredibly beautiful Calcite from a little know Mexican locality. Main crystal is 6.5cm tall and accented by numerous smaller crystals. Undamaged. Much better and brighter in person.


MM103 - Dioptase $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 750
Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/mm103a.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Brazzaville, Congo [db_pics/pics/mm103b.jpg]

Interesting new Dioptase specimen from recent finds from early 2019. I posted a small number of these back in May of 2019 and recently acquired this single specimen. It is composed of a series of cup-like formations of bright, drusy Dioptase crystals.


MM104 - Japan twin Quartz with Augelite $ 450
Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Japan twin Quartz with Augelite from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/mm104a.jpg] Japan twin Quartz with Augelite from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/mm104b.jpg] Japan twin Quartz with Augelite from Mundo Nuevo Mine, La Libertad, Peru [db_pics/pics/mm104c.jpg]

Aesthetic thumbnail composed of transparent, Japan twin Quartz crystals all stacked together in an artistic arrangement. A perfect, terminated green Augelite sticks out from the base.


MM108 - Amethyst scepter $ 200
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


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Amethyst scepter from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm108a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm108b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm108c.jpg]

Deep purple scepter overgrowth of Amethyst over a lighter colored Quartz crystal. Complete all around and undamaged with great color.


MM109 - Ilvaite $ 150
Dalnegorsk, Russia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm


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Ilvaite from Dalnegorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/mm109a.jpg] Ilvaite from Dalnegorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/mm109b.jpg] Ilvaite from Dalnegorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/mm109c.jpg] Ilvaite from Dalnegorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/mm109d.jpg]

Chunky single Ilvaite crystal, complete all around and undamaged. Good luster and a full sized thumbnail.


MM113 - Smithsonite $ 1250
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
cabinet - 13 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm113a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm113b.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mm113c.jpg]

Brightly colored blue and purple Smithsonite specimen with silky luster and intense, uncommon coloration. The color reminds me of overly dyed cotton candy. Comes with an old Don Olson label showing a price of $1250. .


MM116 - Azurite on Malachite $ 650
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5 x 3 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm116a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm116b.jpg]

Sparkling, lustrous blue Azurite crystals atop Malachite. The Malachite occurs as fibrous crystal groups.


MM118 - Hematite with Quartz $ 2500
Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Hematite with Quartz from Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm118a.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm118b.jpg] Hematite with Quartz from Big Bertha Mine (Veta Grande Mine), Dome Rock Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mm118c.jpg]

Stunning Hematite and Quartz specimen from the classic Arizona locality, likely from the late 1970s. Mirror lustrous tabular crystals to 1.9cm. Comes with an old Larry Conklin label that shows a price of $550 likely from decades ago. There are some small damaged crystals, still this is by far the best I've owned or seen, though admittedly I have not seen many - they are uncommon, Mindat only shows 18 specimens.


MM122 - Celestite with Fluorite $ 600
Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122a.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122b.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122c.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122d.jpg] Celestite with Fluorite from Dundas Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/mm122e.jpg]

Outstanding blue Celestite crystals with attached purple Fluorite. Individual crystals reach 5.5cm in size and are highly lustrous, many doubly-terminated. The specimen is displayable from both sides with great crystallization all around. Old labels indicate it was collected by Tim Elliot in 2002 and traded to Bill Pinch in 2003.


MM124 - Covellite $ 950
Summitville, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Covellite from Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mm124a.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mm124b.jpg] Covellite from Summitville, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/mm124c.jpg]

Irridescent blades of Covellite well protected in a vug. Ex. H.R. McBroom collection with label.


MM126 - Epidote with Quartz $ 450
Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mm126a.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mm126b.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/mm126c.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of green Epidote with Quartz crystals. Main crystal is double-terminated, pristine, and 5.5cm long.


K397 - Barite $ 125
China
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Barite from China [db_pics/pics/K397a.jpg] Barite from China [db_pics/pics/K397b.jpg] Barite from China [db_pics/pics/K397c.jpg] Barite from China [db_pics/pics/K397d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of translucent to transparent Barite crystals. Individual crystals to 2cm in length.
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