Selected Specimens

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M454 - Wulfenite $ 300
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454d.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M454.mp4]

Pair of large, translucent Wulfenite crystals on a matrix covered by small glassy Calcite crystals. Wulfenite crystals reach 2.5cm wide. There is a cleave on the left edge of the main crystal, otherwise specimen is undamaged. Highly aesthetic miniature with a better orange color than most which typically tend towards a more butterscotch color.


M448 - Babingtonite on Prehnite $ 240
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm


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Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448a.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448b.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448c.jpg] Babingtonite on Prehnite from Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Sichuan Province, China [db_pics/pics/M448d.jpg]

Cluster of Babingtonite crystals on spheres of green Prehnite from a now old and defunct locality. The crystals are undamaged and sharply formed. It's crystallized all with the contact at the base. No longer being found.


M465 - Ettringite $ 400
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/M465d.jpg]

Cluster of 4 bright lemon yellow Ettringite crystals. Undamaged quality thumbnail from the Kalahari manganese fields.


M463 - Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet $ 140
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M463a.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M463b.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/M463c.jpg]

Interconnected cluster of Hematite psuedomorphs after garnet, all sprinkled with lustrous black cubes of Bixbyite. Undamaged quality thumbnail.


M642 - Diaspore $ 250
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m642c.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces one one 'arm' (other termination incomplete) and gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M644 - Diaspore $ 400
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m644a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m644b.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces one one 'arm' (other termination incomplete) and gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


M650 - Diaspore $ 650
Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 3 x 2.6 x 0.7 cm


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Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m650a.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m650b.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m650c.jpg] Diaspore from Milas, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/m650d.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on one 'arm' (chipping on the other termination), and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight. This is a good sized crystal for the find!


M601 - Shattuckite in Quartz $ 240
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5 x 2 cm


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Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601a.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601b.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601c.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601d.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601e.jpg] Shattuckite in Quartz from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M601f.jpg]

Bright blue Shattuckite under drusy Quartz from recent finds at Milpillas. There are a few small hemispheres of Shattuckite on top of the Quartz too.


M602 - Quartz scepter (with bubble) $ 275
Southern Zambia Province, Zambia
small cabinet - 6 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602a.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602b.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602c.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602d.jpg] Quartz scepter (with bubble) from Southern Zambia Province, Zambia [db_pics/pics/M602e.jpg]

Quartz scepter from recent finds in Zambia. The scepter head has both Amethyst and smokey coloration and also contains a 3-4mm bubble that travels over 1.2cm inside. Undamaged with a rehealed base.


M585 - Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite $ 250
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585a.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585b.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585c.jpg] Wulfenite on Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M585d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Arsenian Vanadinite var. Endlichite with attached orange crystals of Wulfenite. This is the only Enlichite I've ever owned, or can recall seeing, that had the associated Wulfenite crystals. Good curving, lustrous Endlichite crystals on all sides, even the bottom.


M605 - Tremolite in Quartz $ 225
Japan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm


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Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605a.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605b.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605c.jpg] Tremolite in Quartz from Japan [db_pics/pics/M605d.jpg]

Polished Quartz included by green hair-like Tremolite along the backside.


M509 - Hematite $ 150
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


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Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509a.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509c.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509d.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509e.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509f.jpg] Hematite from Rio Marina, Elba Island, Italy [db_pics/pics/M509g.jpg]

Specimen of vuggy Hematite with good lustrous crystals all over, primarily along the top surface and lining the vugs.


M421 - Copper with ? $ 240
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421a.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421b.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421c.jpg] Copper with ? from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/M421d.jpg]

Branching, arborescent cluster of Copper crystals from Tsumeb. One side of the cluster is coated by tiny acicular 'fuzzy' brown/black crystals of an unknown species.


M502 - Aurichalcite, Plattnerite $ 150
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502a.jpg] Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502b.jpg] Aurichalcite, Plattnerite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M502c.jpg]

Vuggy Limonite matrix with blue/green Aurichalcite and black Plattnerite. Good crystals all over, front and back and filling vugs.


M630 - Enstatite $ 120
Kilosa, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630b.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630c.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M630d.jpg]

Single crystal of transparent Enstatite. A partially etched and rehealed crystal with a good termination. Not perfect but gem quality Enstatite is rare.
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49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
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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