Selected Specimens

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M704 - Tsavorite on Diopside $ 150 (=~ € 123)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


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Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M704a.jpg] Tsavorite on Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M704b.jpg]

Glassy 1.4cm single Tsavorite crystal with good color atop a white Diopside crystal. The Tsavorite has great color, luster and transparency. Dispalys great from teh front, contacted on the backside.


K927 - Azurite $ 125 (=~ € 103)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K927a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K927b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K927c.jpg]

Undamaged single crystal of Azurite that exhibits areas of bright 'electric' blue color. A floater, complete all around crystal from the watercourse pocket.


M559 - Galena $ 75 (=~ € 62)
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559a.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559b.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559c.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559d.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/M559e.jpg]

Though 'just' a Galena, it's a very good thumbnail specimen featuring a mirror lustrous 1.5cm Galena cube set in Galena and Pyrite. Undamaged and displays well.


M462 - Pyrite after Pyrhottite $ 150 (=~ € 123)
Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462a.jpg] Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462b.jpg] Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462c.jpg] Pyrite after Pyrhottite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/M462d.jpg]

Thin blades of Pyrite that have psuedomorphed after Pyrhottite crystals. Bright and lustrous with a few small Quartz crystals associated.


M731 - Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite $ 150 (=~ € 123)
Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731a.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731b.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731c.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731e.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731f.jpg] Prehnite, Stilbite on Laumontite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M731g.jpg]

Green Prehnite and tan Stilbite crystals on a cluster of Laumontite after Anhydrite crystals. Small Calcite crystals are also present. Well crystallized all around.


M663 - Enstatite $ 70 (=~ € 57)
Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.4 x 1 cm


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Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M663a.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M663b.jpg] Enstatite from Kilosa, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/M663c.jpg]

Terminated single Enstatite crystal with medium rootbeer brown color and typical light etching. Gem quality Enstatite is uncommon.


M688 - Copper $ 150 (=~ € 123)
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688a.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688b.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688c.jpg] Copper from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/M688d.jpg]

Well formed, quality Copper crystals with a rich patina. Crystals on the right 'arm' are particularly sharp.


K913 - Azurite $ 120 (=~ € 99)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K913a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K913b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K913c.jpg]

Undamaged single crystal of Azurite that exhibits areas of bright 'electric' blue color. A floater, complete all around crystal from the watercourse pocket. Undamaged and perfect.


M765 - Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite $ 450 (=~ € 369)
Huaron, Peru
cabinet - 10 x 10 x 6 cm


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Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765a.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765b.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765c.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765d.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765e.jpg] Pyrite, quartz on Sphalerite from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/M765f.jpg]

Clusters of Pyrite cubes and Quartz crystals atop a matrix of solid crystalline Sphalerite. Aesthetic large specimen from the Tom Ellis collection.


M767 - Halloysite in Quartz $ 650 (=~ € 534)
Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia
cabinet - 11.5 x 10 x 6.5 cm


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Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767a.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767b.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767c.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767d.jpg] Halloysite in Quartz from Cabiche, Boyacá Department, Colombia [db_pics/pics/M767e.jpg]

Cluster of diverging Quartz crystals. The yellow tips are caused by inclusions of Halloysite.


M768 - Brazilianite with Quartz $ 600 (=~ € 493)
Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4 cm


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Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768a.jpg] Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768b.jpg] Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768c.jpg] Brazilianite with Quartz from Corrego Frio, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/M768e.jpg]

Large single crystal from the original finds in Brazil with attached Quartz crystals. Large, glassy faces on the front with mostly cleavages and contacts on the backside.


M785 - Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite $ 350 (=~ € 287)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785d.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785e.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785f.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/M785g.jpg]

Fine quality single Arsenopyrite crystal with another smaller crystal sticking out the front face. Well terminated bright crystals with the backside covered by wafer-like Calcite crystals. 


M784 - Acanthite $ 200 (=~ € 164)
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784c.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/M784d.jpg]

Serpent-like cluster of interconnected octahedral Acanthite crystals. Complete all around and undamaged.


M483 - Copper $ 450 (=~ € 369)
Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 13 x 8 x 3.5 cm


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Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M483a.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M483b.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M483c.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M483d.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M483e.jpg] Copper from Ajo, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/M483f.jpg]

Large, heavy mass of Copper crystals. Individual crystals reach 1.5cm in size.


M761 - Prehnite after Anhydrite $ 240 (=~ € 197)
Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Prehnite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M761a.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M761b.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M761c.jpg] Prehnite after Anhydrite from Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/M761e.jpg]

Translucent apple green Prehnite cast that formed over a flat, tabular Anhydrite that then dissolved away leaving this hollow cast. Botryoidal, translucent Prehnite forms over the front and back with the shape of the former Anhyrite easily seen when looking up from the opening in the bottom. A wonderful example from long ago, and not as jumbled as some larger pieces are - this is a nice distinct cast of a single large crystal.
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37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144

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