** Updated 4/12/2011 with New Exceptional Specimens! **
Lustrous, silvery-gray crystal cluster
of Stephanite with Calcite on matrix!
VERY impressive example of this late stage Silver Antimony Sulfosalt which is roughly
about 69% Silver by formula. The crystals appear as flattened hexagonal tables with
an obvious twin visible in the photo on the far left side of the cluster. Crude looking
dogtooth Calcite crystals surround the cluster and cover most of the host rock matrix.
From the Doloras Mine, Real del Monte, Hidalgo, Mexico.
Measures 5 cm by 4.8 cm by 4 cm in size.
Ex. Manhattanville College Mineral Collection, Purchase, New York
EXCEPTIONAL!! Twirling wires of Native
Silver perched atop Calcite crystals!
I believe this is the first Peruvian Silver I've seen with complete scalenohedral Calcites!
The combination is incredibly beautiful and eye-catching! It measures 5 cm by 7 cm
in size with 1 - 1.5 cm Calcite crystals! From the Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province,
Lima Department, Peru. The Silver wire at top rises 3 cm above the Calcite base.
Comes with a custom made, labeled stand.
Ex. Bill and Carol Smith Collection
Exceptional specimen featuring a Smoky
Quartz with a crystal-clear Topaz crystal!
A really sweet combo, the Smoky Quartz is fully terminated and in perfect condition with
only a tiny bit of chatter here and there. The Topaz crystal is large for the locale and is
completely gem with sharply striated faces. It measures 3 cm by 3.5 cm in size and is
almost colorless but for a very faint icy-blue tint. The Topaz is partially contacted on
the backside but this does not detract in the least. This is one stunning specimen to see.
From Klein Spitzkopje, Swakopmund District, Namibia.
Measures 8.1 cm by 6 cm by 4.5 cm in size.
Ex. Rolf Wein Mineral Collection
Large, gem Aquamarine crystal on Albite!
This perfectly terminated crystal is quite stunning as it sits atop the white Albite and
also features some unusual green inclusions. I have not identified this mineral as of yet.
From the Erongo Mountains in Nambia, SW Africa.
Measures 6 cm by 7.3 cm in size.
Glassy crystal of bi-color Apophyllite
perched atop transparent Calcite crystals!
The Calcites are accented by Stilbite blades along the top side and smaller Apophyllite crystals
down the back. A distinct green banding can be seen in the center of the 7.2 cm Apophyllite
crystal. It's doubly terminated with the left side termination being pristine and pointed while
the right side termination is flat with a slightly matted surface. In excellent condition overall!
From Jalgaon, North Maharashtra, India.
Measures 11.9 cm by 7.3 cm by 6.7 cm in size.
Ex. Steve Neely Mineral Collection
RARE and EXCEPTIONAL!! Fine crystals of
Galena on matrix from Tsumeb!
This would definately rank as one of the best Tsumeb Galena specimens I've seen.
The crystals are sharp and range from just over 1 cm to 2 cm in size. The matrix
is also sprinkled with small Quartz needles. From the Tsumeb Mine in Tsumeb,
Namibia, SW Africa. Measures 7.5 cm by 6 cm by 6 cm in total size.
RARE!! Leaf Native Silver atop matrix from
Silver specimens from Tsumeb are incredibly rare but a matrix specimen is a very special find!
Measures 5.3 cm by 5.8 cm in size. From the Tsumeb Mine in Tsumeb, Nambia.
Ex. Bill and Carol Smith Collection.
Gorgeous specimen featuring two Corundum
var. Sapphire crystals on matrix!
From Amboarohy, Ihosy Area, Horombe Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar.
Measures 5.5 cm by 8 cm in size with the largest Sapphire measuring 2.5 cm!
NEW FIND! Sharp crystals of bipyramidal
Wulfenite on Limonite matrix!
These were collected in January of 2008 and have been very popular since coming to market.
These specimen is in excellent condition with very little in the way of contacts. The crystals
appear to be sitting on Descloizite coated matrix but I haven't tested to be certain.
From Level 6, San Juan Poniente Vein, Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico.
Measures 6.9 cm by 10 cm by 5.3 cm in size.
Impressive specimen featuring a deep
orange Imperial Topaz crystal atop matrix!
Overall, this is a visually pleasing crystal with a textbook termination and only a slight
bit of contacting along the right side, probably due to matrix influence along that edge.
It doesn't detract at all from the 3.5 cm by 2.4 cm Topaz crystal. The color overpowers all!
From Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil.
Measures 5.6 cm by 4.5 cm in size.
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Lustrous and very well defined crystal
clusters of Azurite sitting atop matrix!
Aesthetic specimen with two crystalline balls of Azurite sitting atop the clay matrix. Each is composed
of dozens if not hundreds of sharp little crystals and crystal faces. Very reflective under any lighting.
From the La Sal Mountains, San Juan County, Utah.
Measures 6.7 cm by 5.5 cm by 3.6 cm in total size.
Large cabinet sized specimen of very
vibrant blue Azurite with Malachite!
This was one of the first mineral specimens in my own personal collection. I sold it years
ago and was very happy to find it again last year. A little bit of trimming and cleaning
and here it is again on the website. I was always impressed with the sparkle and color
of this thick specimen of solid Azurite. I also love the fact that it has its own crystal
filled vugs and seams, showing the geology of the Bisbee locality. It isn't perfect and does
have some scattered contacts and incomplete crystals but I think it's a special piece.
The photo above says it all I think. It just displays beautifully - better than most.
From the Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona.
Measures 18.4 cm by 16 cm by 15.5 cm in size.
Ex. Kevin Ward Personal Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled base.
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