This fairly new mineral location has become instantly famous for superbly crystallized Acanthites as in this specimen.
Species: Acanthite, Locality: Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco Dimensions: 4.7 x 4.3 x 3 cm.
4.7 x 4.3 x 3 cm.
With the purple-tinted tips, these manganoan-adamite crystals are one of the great classics from Mine Ojuela.
Species: Adamite var. Manganoan Adamite,
Locality: Ojuela Mine, Mapami, Durango, Mexico
Dimensions: 5.6 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm.
Adamite var. Manganoan Adamite
5.6 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm.
A large and lustrous group of zoned green Fluorapatite crystals from the classic Panasqueira locality in Portugal. In excellent condition as pictured. Ex. Scott Rudolph collection collection.
Species: Apatite var. Fluorapatite
Locality: Panasqueira Mine, Panasqueira, Portugal
Dimensions: 7.8 x 6.8 x 4.5 cm.
6.3 x 5.8 x 2 cm.
An absolutely first-class miniature of azurite from Bisbee.
Species: Azurite, Malachite
5.1 x 3.6 x 3 cm.
Locality: Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona
Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.6 x 3 cm.
5.1 x 3.6 x 3 cm.
A choice miniature cluster of azurite crystals from Milpillas.
Species: Azurite, Locality: Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.7 cm.
5.1 x 3.9 x 3.7 cm.
How quickly we have come blase about Milpillas azurites. This is a superb terminated azurite crystal from anywhere.
Species: Azurite, Locality: Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico Dimensions: 5 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm.
5 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm.
A fine showy display piece: The Aquamarine crystal is 4.3 cm. tall, on a matrix with Feldspar and Quartz crystals. Nice combination.
Species: Beryl variety Aquamarine, Quartz, Felspar 9.7 x 7.3 x 8.1 cm. Locality: , Skardu, Northern Areas, Pakistan Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.3 x 8.1 cm.
Beryl variety Aquamarine, Quartz, Felspar
9.7 x 7.3 x 8.1 cm.
An absolutely top competition grade miniature! A perfect doubly terminated brazilianite crystal 5.5 cm long with smaller accesory crystals for accent.
Species: Brazilianite, Locality: Telirio Mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm.
5.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm.
One of the great associations of Tsumeb. A 4 cm. gemmy cerussite crystal sits artistically on a micro-crystallized botryoidal duftite matrix.
Species: Cerussite, Mottramite 5.5 x 4.2 x 4.1 cm. Locality: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.2 x 4.1 cm.
5.5 x 4.2 x 4.1 cm.
A very fine twinned crystal cluster, from the original (and best) find of Espirito Santo Chrysoberyl. See MR article on Alan Caplan in Brazil in the 1940's when he made this find.
Locality: Colatina, Espirito Santo, Brazil
Dimensions: 4.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm.
4.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm.
About thirty isolated crystals of brilliant red Cinnabar on a contrasting matrix of white Dolomite, from the Tongren Mine in China. Much more attractive in person; the red color is more saturated and even redder than pictured. This specimen has been restored as evidenced by the suture limes on the backside, but this is not obvious form the display side of the specimen. From the Scott Rudolph collection, with a custom made base for perfect presentation.
Species: Cinnabar, Dolomite
Locality: Tongren, Guizhou Province, China
Dimensions: 9.4 x 5.4 x 3 cm.
9.4 x 5.4 x 3 cm.
A superb group of crystallized copper from the venerable old dame of copper mines: Bisbee,Arizona.
Species: Copper, Locality: Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA Dimensions: 6 x 5.5 x 3 cm.
6 x 5.5 x 3 cm.
A large museum-quality specimen of solidly crystallized Cuprite over Copper. When one sees specimens like this,you realize how rich this mine was!
Locality: Wheal Gorland, St.Day, Cornwall, England
Dimensions: 13.5 x 11 x 10.7 cm.
13.5 x 11 x 10.7 cm.
A brilliant array of pencil-like green Elbaite crystals are artfully arranged on a matrix of clear Quartz crystals and Microcline. The longest crystal is over 6 cm. and many are double-terminated. More impressive in person than the photos would suggest. Ex. Keith Proctor, ex. Scott Rudolph.
Species: Elbaite (Tourmaline), Quartz, Albite
Locality: Escondido Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 12.5 x 9.6 x 6 cm.
Elbaite (Tourmaline), Quartz, Albite
A most unusual specimen,showing a ferberite crystal partially embedded in a big chalcopyrite crystal with quartz, apatite,arsenopyrite and (rare!) stannite crystals. A cosmopolitan specimen!
Species: Ferberite, Chalcopyrite 4.5 x 4.3 x 4 cm. Locality: Panasquiera, Portugal Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.3 x 4 cm.
4.5 x 4.3 x 4 cm.
A great classic from a now-closed famous French location. A "Mayan pyramid" effect of many cubic Fluorite crystals forming an octahedron, with white drusy quartz.
Species: Fluorite, Quartz 7.5 x 5.7 x 4.6 cm. Locality: Langeac, Haute-Loire, Auvergne, France Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.7 x 4.6 cm.
7.5 x 5.7 x 4.6 cm.
A top quality museum specimen of large water-clear lime green cubic Fluorite crystals, modified by dodecahedral faces. A modern-day classic.
Locality: Xianghualing Mine, Hunan Province, China
Dimensions: 15.5 x 13.2 x 6.9 cm.
15.5 x 13.2 x 6.9 cm.
Formerly known in very small crystals for this mineral, the crystals on this specimen are perfectly monstrous!
Species: Helvite, Locality: No. 1 Huanggang Mine,Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region,China Dimensions: 6 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm.
6 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm.
A very pleasant specimen showing deep green velvety malachite after azurite crystals from the suddenly famous Milpillas mine.
Species: Malachite, Locality: Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico Dimensions: 6.7 x 5.7 x 3.4 cm.
6.7 x 5.7 x 3.4 cm.
A marvelous little miniature Mimetite, for the discriminating Tsumeb collector.
Locality: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2.4 cm.
4 x 3 x 2.4 cm.
Superb museum-quality display specimen,from a very French location. Very rarely do we see specimens from this mine outside of France.
Species: Pyromorphite, Locality: Asprieres, Aveyron, France Dimensions: 13 x 7.6 x 6.6 cm.
13 x 7.6 x 6.6 cm.
Great architecture in this pyrrhotite crystal group, few a few calcite crystals for accent.
Species: Pyrrhotite, Calcite 6.9 x 5.4 x 3.5 cm. Locality: Dal'negorsk, Far-Eastern-Region, Russia Dimensions: 6.9 x 5.4 x 3.5 cm.
6.9 x 5.4 x 3.5 cm.
A competition-grade miniature! A marvelous red rhombic rhodochrosite crystal sitting on a bit of tiny quartz crystal matrix.
Species: Rhodochrosite, Quartz 4.7 x 3.1 x 2 cm. Locality: Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park Co., Colorado, USA Dimensions: 4.7 x 3.1 x 2 cm.
4.7 x 3.1 x 2 cm.
Pseudomorphs aren't noted to win beauty contests,but this one will. Beautiful coffee-colored siderite after hexagonal calcite crystals,with satiny luster.
Species: Siderite, Locality: Dal'negorsk, Far-Eastern-Region, Russia Dimensions: 5.9 x 4.2 x 4 cm.
5.9 x 4.2 x 4 cm.
A large and quite exceptional specimen of Quartz on Siderite from France. Ex. Keith Proctor. From the Scott Rudolph collection.
Species: Siderite, Quartz
Locality: Saint-Pierre-de-Message, Vizille, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France
Dimensions: 13.6 x 10.2 x 3.7 cm.
13.6 x 10.2 x 3.7 cm.
A great miniature of matted silver crystals rising from a rough calcite matrix.
Species: Silver, Calcite, Acanthite 6.2 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm. Locality: Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico Dimensions: 6.2 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm.
Silver, Calcite, Acanthite
6.2 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm.
For the smithsonite lover in you, all you can expect in quality in a superb Berg Aukus smithsonite.
Species: Smithsonite, Locality: Berg Aukus, Namibia Dimensions: 5.8 x 4.9 x 3.1 cm.
5.8 x 4.9 x 3.1 cm.
A superb miniature of pale green smithsonite crystals from Berg Aukus.
Species: Smithsonite, Locality: Berg Aukus, Namibia Dimensions: 4.8 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm.
4.8 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm.
A large and very impressive specimen of Sulphur on matrix from Italy. It features numerous large and lustrous Sulphur crystals nicely arranged over a matrix of Aragonite. From the Scott Rudolph collection, with a custom made base for perfect presentation.
Locality: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Dimensions: 18 x 15.3 x 6.8 cm.
18 x 15.3 x 6.8 cm.
A prize-winning miniature! A perfectly formed terminated topaz crystal, water-clear light-sherry color sits on white clevelandite matrix.
Species: Topaz, Feldspar var. Clevelandite 4.9 x 4.2 x 3.9 cm. Locality: Dassu, Skardu District, Northern Areas, Pakistan Dimensions: 4.9 x 4.2 x 3.9 cm.
Topaz, Feldspar var. Clevelandite
4.9 x 4.2 x 3.9 cm.
Weighing in at 5-1/2 pounds, this is a perfectly terminated museum quality Topaz crystal.
Species: Topaz, Locality: Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil Dimensions: 11.8 x 11.7 x 11.5 cm.
11.8 x 11.7 x 11.5 cm.
A solid floater of crystallized vanadinite, with the classic deep-red color and bright crystallization.
Locality: Mibladen, Morocco
Dimensions: 7.4 x 4.3 x 2 cm.
7.4 x 4.3 x 2 cm.
While overshadowed by Wulfenite, the Erupcion Mine also produced some of the finest Endlichite specimens known. This is a superb display specimen of Endlichite.
Species: Vanadinite variety Endlichite, Locality: Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico Dimensions: 14 x 12 x 6.4 cm.
Vanadinite variety Endlichite
14 x 12 x 6.4 cm.
A large and quite lustrous crystal of gemmy Tanzanite, complete all the way around. Some damage along one edge as seen in the last photo. Weighs 109 grams. Ex. Keith Proctor. From the Scott Rudolph collection.
Species: Zoisite var. Tanzanite
Merelani Hills, Manyara Region, Tanzania
Dimensions: 5 x 4.5 x 2.7 cm.
Zoisite var. Tanzanite
5 x 4.5 x 2.7 cm.