and very impressive specimen of Native Silver with Acanthite in Calcite matrix!
I acquired this specimen from
a private collection in Cobalt and it went immediately into my personal cabinet.
It's the finest Cobalt Silver specimen I've seen and is a true centerpiece. Brilliant,
leafy, dendritic Native Silver
rises upwards atop the various seams of Silver and gray Acanthite running through and atop
the matrix below.
The appearance of the Native Silver rising atop the matrix and the contrasting seam
throughout the Calcite and
greenish matrix is incredible and super aesthetic. I've searched for classic specimen of
Silver from the world
famous Cobalt Mining District for many years and specimens of this calibre are extremely
rare. A true prize!
From the Beaver Mine, Cobalt
Area, Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canada.
Measures 14.2 cm by 14.3 cm by 8.3 cm in total size. Ex. Bishop Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled display stand
P. O. R.
crystals of hot-pink Tourmaline set atop and alongside a Quartz crystal!
There are several gem crystals on this specimen, the largest of which measures 4.2 cm in
All are perfectly terminated and super gemmy transparent like pink glass. Lustrous flows
down the slightly striated crystal faces. The host is a slightly smoky, terminated Quartz
From Paprok, Kamdesh
District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.
Measures 5.2 cm by 7.2 cm by 5.7 cm in total size. Ex. Gerhard Wagner Tourmaline Collection
combination featuring a lustrous Calcite crystals on Malachite from Bisbee, Arizona!
This is a tremendous specimen which dates from the late 1880's to 1890's. It's probably
Bisbee miniature of Calcite with Malachite that I've ever seen and the eye appeal is very
The slightly golden Calcite is super lustrous with glassy surfaces. The Malachite appears
as a rounded
botryoidal ball to the left of the terminated Calcite and it extends across the Limonite
matrix across the
length of the specimen. In excellent condition with no detractions or contacts to speak
of. Very historical!
From the Southwest Mine, Bisbee,
Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise County, Arizona.
Measures 5.7 cm by 7.5 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.
specimen featuring vertical Danburites covered by Quartz var. Citrine!
Incredibly flashy and quite aesthetic specimen which fully displays the crystal habit
of the large Danburite crystals beneath the micro-crystal coating of orange Quartz.
The color is deeper near the base and center and lightens a bit towards the top and
the light play of the Quartz coating is blinding under lighting. In pristine condition.
From Charcas, Mun. de
Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
Measures 8.1 cm by 7 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.
aesthetic specimen of Amazonite with Cleavelandite and Smoky Quartz crystals!
I haven't offered many of these beautiful combinations in the new showrooms lately because
very picky when it comes to Smoky-Amazonite specimens. I look for unusual, unique, and
specimens and this one fits the bill in all respects. The Amazonite crystal at bottom
5.5 cm in size and displays the deepest Turqoise color imaginable along with a full
Climbing above the Amazonite are dark crystals of Smoky Quartz, the largest of which lays
horizontally at the very top, measures 6.3 cm in length, and is doubly terminated. Between
Quartz and Amazonite are fine, white bladed clusters of Cleavelandite. In excellent
with the usual repairs and one tiny crack fill common to these beautiful clusters from
From the Smoky Hawk claim,
Crystal Peak Area, Teller County, Colorado.
Measures 12.9 cm by 6.7 cm by 4.8 cm in total size. Comes with a custom made, labeled display stand
Gorgeous Quartz var. Amethyst scepter with
Beautiful specimen featuring a large, nearly 4 cm Amethyst scepter crystal
sitting among lighter colored, terminated Amethyst crystals. In excellent shape.
From Mun. Las Vigas de Ramírez (Mun. de Profesor Rafael
Ramírez), Veracruz, Mexico.
Measures 7 cm by 4 cm by 4.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Rolf Wein Mineral Collection
Exceptional crystal-clear Fluorite dodecahedron perched between Green Quartz
(Hedenbergite included) and atop Calcite! The glassy Fluorite itself is pristine and very
lustrous, measuring nearly 4 cm across the front. A smaller sidecart crystal is incomplete
on the backside but this doesn't affect the large Fluorite. Most of the Green Quartz
crystals are terminated with the largest being doubly terminated. The Calcites near
the bottom add a nice touch to what is a very attractive specimen of bygone mining.
From Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia.
Measures 7.4 cm by 6 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Edward David Collection
Famous "Pala Princess" *
Exceptional specimen of Beryl var. Aqua-Morganite with Morganite crystals on Albite var.
Feldspar! This specimen is known as the Pala Princess III
and was once part of a famous, large Morganite specimen called the Pala Princess,
found by Roland Reed in 1982. According to John Sinkankas, it was the finest Beryl
specimen found in North America to that date.
This is the third of the three large plates that was trimmed from this famous specimen.
The specimen consists of several Morganite
crystals that have formed upon a host Feldspar matrix. The largest Morganite crystal
actually has a beautiful blue Aquamarine core.
The Morganite to its right is a deep pinkish-orange. This is a major California Beryl with
a very famous history. In excellent condition. From the Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief
Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego County, California.
Measures 9.6 cm by 15.7 cm by 6.7 cm in total size. Ex. Chuck Houser, Kevin Ward, Marc Weill, Graeber,
Barnett Mineral Collections.
Super lustrous and scarce
specimen of Native Gold on white Quartz matrix!
The specimen is an impressive and brilliant arrangement of crystalline Gold with crystals
entire complex structure. The surface is lustrous and slightly textured and the Gold sits
atop a matrix
of bright white Quartz. Oriental Mine Golds are scarce in the marketplace and a small
appeared in Denver this year and I cherry picked the best examples in an affordable price
From the Oriental Mine, Alleghany, Forest District, Sierra
Measures 4.1 cm by 3.5 cm by 1.3 cm in total size.
combination featuring a vibrant pink Kunzite crystal perched atop Green Tourmalines!
The Kunzite is doubly terminated and measures 7.2 cm in size from the complex left side
to the textbook termination on the right. The crystal has very good color and glows
intensely when given
direct lighting on either end. The crystal is beautifully striated with a strong flowing
luster. The host base is a
gemmy cluster of green Tourmaline crystals on white Albite matrix. Well balanced and in
From the Mawi Pegmatite, Du
Ab District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.
Measures 7.5 cm by 6 cm by 4 cm in total size.
and amazingly aesthetic specimen of Native Lead on matrix!
Native Lead is a rare mineral and admittedly, not one of the most aesthetic in the world.
is on an entirely different level however, as it is as aesthetic as many of the Native
Silvers I've offered
on the website over the years. The Native lead starts at the bottom of the mosaic-style
matrix and climbs
upwards until it finally rises high above the top with an arborescent looking crystalline
spray. I've never
seen anything like this piece. The checker board style matrix of white Quartz and dark
patches is awesome.
From Lĺngban, Filipstad,
Measures 12.8 cm by 7.7 cm by 5.5 cm in total size.
Comes with a custom made, labeled display stand
Beautiful specimen of Rhodochrosite
crystals with Pyrite, Dolomite, and Quartz!
These impressive Rhodochrosites came out about eight years ago and they continued to get
better and better with each new find. This miniature features rhombs to just over 1 cm in
and the color is very good. In very condition with no major contacts and a well trimmed
From the Wutong Mine, Liubao, Wuzhou Prefecture,
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Measures 4.1 cm by 2.2 cm by 1.3 cm in total size.
specimen of Schorl Tourmaline crystals sitting atop Cleavelandite with Quartz!
Here we have two lustrous Schorl Tourmaline crystals, sitting side by side, with the
over 10 cm in size. Both crystals are completely terminated and well striated with intense
from one end to the other. The front side base for both Schorls is a series of bladed
and a transparent Quartz crystal at the very bottom. In excellent condition with no
blemishes or contacts.
From the Shengus, Haramosh
Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Measures 11 cm by 4.8 cm by 4.1 cm in total size. Ex. Webb Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled display stand
Sparkling plate of orangeish-yellow
Mimetite crystals on matrix!
This lovely plate is from that other famous Mexican Mimetite locality - the Ojuela Mine.
It's super lustrous and flashy with a brilliant sparkle. The color is orange over a yellow
base and the entire plate of small Mimetite crystal clusters is virtually blemish free.
From the Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango,
Measures 8.3 cm by 8 cm by 3 cm in total size.
Brilliant crystal blades of gemmy
green Vivianite sitting against brown Siderite matrix!
This specimen gleams with brilliance and color. All the
blades are terminated, with the longest
measuring 3 cm in length. There are dozens of them and all are completely transparent and
glassy-lustrous. No damage to speak of. The edge has been stabilized to add matrix
From the Huanuni mine, Huanuni, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia.
Measures 7.6 cm by 10.5 cm by 3.3 cm in total size.
Transparent golden crystals of Calcite on matrix from Tanzania!
This is the only pure Calcite specimen I've seen from Tanzania so they are definately not
in the marketplace. The crystals are actually large transparent blades with crystal faces
front display side. In other words, the blades are flat on the back side and display
modified faces on
front. The surfaces are flassy and lustrous with no visible contacting. An attractive and
Note - There are no photos of
Calcite for this locality on mindat.org, attesting to its rarity!
From Mwajanga, Simanjiro
District, Manyara Region, Tanzania.
Measures 11 cm by 8 cm by 7.3 cm in total size. Ex. Graeber Mineral Collection
crystals of Pyrargyrite on matrix from Nevada!
This is probably the richest
specimen of Pyrargyrite I've ever seen from the great state of Nevada.
Deep red crystals cover the front and sides of this specimen and the color of the crystals
is so intense
that it's easy to see why this mineral has been called "Ruby Silver" in the
past. The crystals measure
to .8 cm in size and are highly lustrous. Eureka County was named for the Greek term which
to "I have found it!" are was created when Silver was discovered there in the
1870's. Rare and choice!
From the Eureka Mining District, Eureka County, Nevada.
Measures 3.5 cm by 3.5 cm by 2.2 cm in total size.
Large cabinet plate of forest green
Fluorite crystals appearing as botryoidal surfaces on matrix!
This is a new find that is different than anything else
I've seen from China. The crystals are small and gemmy
with a different shade of green. Under magnification I can see dozens of lustrous, stepped
angular faces but
the crystals all come together to complete the botryoidal, rolling surfaces. This was one
of the prettiest plates
from the new find in China. In excellent condition with an unusual color covered by
rolling luster and flash.
From the Xinyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China.
Measures 12.8 cm by 22 cm by 7.5 cm in total size.
plate of freestanding Stibnite crystals on matrix from a classic Nevada locality!
Easily one of the best examples of Stibnite from the old mining town of Manhattan, Nevada,
specimen is unusually complete and free of contacting. Stibnite specimens from this
so often found smashed and broken but most of these crystals are complete and terminated.
The incomplete crystal tips are well hidden among those which are pristine and the luster
excellent throughout. This is a well balanced, very well trimmed plate with a great
From the White Caps Mine, Manhattan,
Manhattan District, Toquima Range, Nye Co., Nevada.
Measures 5.2 cm by 10.5 cm by 10.8 cm in total size. Ex. Charles M. Noll Mineral Collection
time specimen featuring crystalline Native Copper on a bed of red Cuprite!
Classic specimen from the Bisbee Minign District, dating back at least a century if not
Fine dendrites of Native Copper climb upwards atop the Cuprite and contrast brown vs red
surfaces. The Cuprite is mostly massive although there are some crystals around the edges.
From the Bisbee Mining
District, Cochise County, Arizona.
Measures 11.3 cm by 7.8 cm by 4.7 cm in total size.
specimen featuring an elongated Barite crystal sitting atop Dolomite covered matrix!
Impressive specimen with a nearly 8 cm tall Barite, displaying a greenish-blue coloration
Barite Hematite inclusions along the left side of the interior. The crystal displays two
possibly a twinning, and also has two smaller crystals attached to the front and back
lustrous specimen with only a couple of minor contacts on the back side of the top
From Frizington, West
Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England.
Measures 8.4 cm by 5.9 cm by 3.5 cm in total size. Ex. John Sippel, Rossum Mineral Collections
looking plate of Galena cubes with Sphalerite crystals on Chert matrix!
This is a well balanced specimen from the classic Tri-State Mining District. I've always
had an appreciation
for these old timers and this fine cabinet plate features lustrous Galenas to 3.5 cm in
Sphalerites frame the borders at both the top and bottom. In excellent condition with
great flash and eye appeal.
From the Joplin Field,
Tri-State District, Jasper County, Missouri.
Measures 9.7 cm by 9.8 cm by 6.3 cm in total size.
Freestanding leaves of Native
Gold with traces of Native Copper on Quartz crystals!
This is a very rare Native Gold displaying fine lustrous leaves atop a Quartz crystal
matrix. This is the first Costa Rican Gold specimen that I can remember offering in years!
From near the Poás Volcano in Central Costa Rica.
Measures 3.1 cm by 2.6 cm by 1.6 cm in total size.
specimen of botryoidal lime-green Smithsonite on matrix!
Actually, the amount of matrix is very small and the bottom side of this brilliant plate
is more concave
than anything else. The botryoidal surfaces are intensely lustrous and completely free of
From Choix, Mun. de Choix,
Measures 10 cm by 7.1 cm by 3.3 cm in toal size.
antique specimen of Native Copper with numerous Native Silver crystals!
This is a large Copper crystal from the 1860's to 1880's mining period of Michigan's
The old handwritten label indicates the specimen was formally in a German museum
The surfaces of the specimen is textured and highly lustrous and the Copper is covered
a gorgeous antique reddish-brown patina (like an aged Lincoln penny). The Silver crystals
cover the entire top portion of the Copper and appear as isolated crystals on the front
From the Copper Mining
District, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.
Measures 4.8 cm by 6.5 cm by 3.7 cm in total size. Ex. Poteete Mineral Collection