Corundum var. Sapphire from Potanino Mine, Ilmen Mountains, Russia [CORUNDUM8]
Corundum var. Sapphire
Potanino Mine, Ilmen Mountains, Russia
Serandite with Aegirine from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [SERANDITE1]
Serandite with Aegirine
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
Zoisite Var. Tanzanite from Merelani Mine, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [TANZANITE6]
Zoisite Var. Tanzanite
Merelani Mine, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Opal (polished) from Jalisco, Mexico [OPAL3]
Opal (polished)
Jalisco, Mexico
Corundum Var. Sapphire from Balangoda, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province,  Sri Lanka [SAPPHIRE6]
Corundum Var. Sapphire
Balangoda, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Opal (rough and cut) from Shoa Province, Ethiopia [OPAL12]
Opal (rough and cut)
Shoa Province, Ethiopia

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Worldwide Quality specimens, chosen especially for the Web Site Re-Launch


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Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/pyro2a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/pyro2b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/pyro2c.jpg]



PYRO2 - Pyromorphite
$ 225.00 (=~ € 210.43) SOLD
Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm

This is an interesting piece from a hard-to-find location. I did extensive cleaning, that better revealed the Pyromorphite crystals. It is a substantial piece, with some minor damage to crystals as is common with pyromorphite and pieces from old localities. 




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Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite from Antsirabe Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/tourm1a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite from Antsirabe Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/tourm1b.jpg] Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite from Antsirabe Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/tourm1c.jpg]



TOURM1 - Tourmaline var. Liddicoatite
$ 295.00 (=~ € 275.89) SOLD
Antsirabe Province, Madagascar
miniature - 3.6 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm

The crystal is gemmy throughout its length. It is green at the base blending into reddish/magenta on top. There are notes of teal on the right side, adding even more character to this specimen. It has a beautiful form with two crystals joined side by side with a small straw size tourmaline "bridging" them. It's in great shape, and the terminations are without dings. It comes mounted on an acrylic base. It weighs 17.9 grams.




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Tourmaline var. Elbaite on feldspar from Nujiang Valley, Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/tourm5a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Elbaite on feldspar from Nujiang Valley, Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/tourm5b.jpg] Tourmaline var. Elbaite on feldspar from Nujiang Valley, Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/tourm5c.jpg]



TOURM5 - Tourmaline var. Elbaite on feldspar
$ 150.00 (=~ € 140.29) SOLD
Nujiang Valley, Yunnan Province, China
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2 cms

Bright Rubellites cover the feldspar crystal. This piece has character and composition. It's in good condition, with only the back right side showing where it contacted the pocket wall. It's a fine miniature that shows the contrast between the two different minerals quite well. There is some debate over whether the actual location is the Yunnan Province, or if it's from nearby Burma (I would imagine, concealed due to political pressures).




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Quartz with Tourmaline inclusions from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz1a.jpg] Quartz with Tourmaline inclusions from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/quartz1b.jpg]



QUARTZ1 - Quartz with Tourmaline inclusions
$ 245.00 (=~ € 229.13) SOLD
Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 14 x 14 x 6 cms

Here's a unique Quartz cluster with thousands of tiny, fine Tourmaline crystals included within it. The Quartz is quite clear with a slight smoky tinge to it. The crystals have a neat composition of smaller crystals leading up to two larger points on the top. Quite attractive. Good condition, with a tiny ding on the large point (hard to see)As you can see in the pics, there is a 12.5 cm double terminated, tourmalinated crystal within the cluster. 




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Tourmaline var. Elbatie from Newry, Maine [db_pics/pics/tourm6a.jpg] Tourmaline var. Elbatie from Newry, Maine [db_pics/pics/tourm6b.jpg] Tourmaline var. Elbatie from Newry, Maine [db_pics/pics/tourm6c.jpg] Tourmaline var. Elbatie from Newry, Maine [db_pics/pics/tourm6d.jpg]



TOURM6 - Tourmaline var. Elbatie
$ 395.00 (=~ € 369.42) SOLD NET
Newry, Maine
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1 x .9 cm

The minty green color of this Tourmaline is indicative of Newry, Maine. It has a beautiful prismatic trigonal termination. It is so gemmy and transparent, that even in low light, it glows from within. It's in great condition, without any dings. Tourmaline crystals from Maine are hard to come by, a gemmy beautiful stunner like this is extremely scarce! It will light up your showcase. It weighs 3.1 grams.




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Rose Quartz from Acta da Pitora, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/rose1a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Acta da Pitora, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/rose1b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Acta da Pitora, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/rose1c.jpg] Rose Quartz from Acta da Pitora, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/rose1d.jpg]



ROSE1 - Rose Quartz
$ 265.00 (=~ € 247.84) SOLD
Acta da Pitora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm

This Rose Quartz is growing on light citrine. It has good crystallization (easy to see in pic #2 side view), and good color. It is on a 2 1/4 inch square, custom made acrylic base ($100 value). The first pic is head on as it sits in its base. Pic #2 is from the right side and pic#3 is from the top. 




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Phosphophyllite from Machacamarca District, Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/phospho1a.jpg]



PHOSPHO1 - Phosphophyllite
$ 135.00 (=~ € 126.26) SOLD
Machacamarca District, Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1 cm

This is from the new find of Phosphophyllites, found in the region where Vivianites are mined in Bolivia. It shows off several intergrown crystals, and has the typical lime green color indicative of the new find. It took considerable time for me to clean this properly. The crystal's condition is excellent. This continues to be one of the rarest of minerals to own. 




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Olmiite on matrix from N Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/olmiite1a.jpg] Olmiite on matrix from N Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/olmiite1b.jpg] Olmiite on matrix from N Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, Republic of South Africa [db_pics/pics/olmiite1c.jpg]



OLMIITE1 - Olmiite on matrix
$ 115.00 (=~ € 107.55)
N Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, Republic of South Africa
thumbnail - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm

Once regarded as Poldervaartite, this piece was later known to be Olmiite due to a higher concentration of Manganese than originally observed. This piece has all the best attributes from the Olmiite find that was part of the Charlie Key collection (which this came from), from a pocket mined around 2000. It has a rich color, and a bright sparkly luster. The form is good as well as the spherical habit of the mineral is plainly seen, while attached to the matrix. The newer finds, typically have a lighter color.




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Mimetite from San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mimetite1a.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mimetite1b.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mimetite1c.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mimetite1d.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mimetite1e.jpg]



MIMETITE1 - Mimetite
$ 275.00 (=~ € 257.19) SOLD
San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.6 x 2.5 x 3.4 cm

This Mimetite was mined in the 70's - 80's. I acquired it from John Rackovan's personal collection (his label is included).

The boytroidal Mimetite crystals are a pleasant golden yellow that sharply contrasts the ochre matrix. It's in good condition as pictured, with perhaps a very minor blemish here and there on one or two mimetites, only seen on extreme close-up. Mounted on a 1 1/2" acryllic base. 




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Wulfenite on Limonite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/wulfenite1a.jpg] Wulfenite on Limonite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/wulfenite1b.jpg] Wulfenite on Limonite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/wulfenite1c.jpg]



WULFENITE1 - Wulfenite on Limonite
$ 275.00 (=~ € 257.19) SOLD
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3 cm

I grabbed this out of recent production on its way out the famous Ojuela mine. Good solid pieces like this one don't last long, compared to partial and broken pieces. Wulfenites as well as Mimetite specimens have recently been found here following a prolonged draught that lowered the water table low enough to allow mining in these previously flooded zones. Recently the mine has re-flooded, and there are some questions about financing further mining operations here. This piece is bright and in superb condition. 

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