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To order a mineral give the mineral name and the number of the specimen(s) you wish to purchase. You will receive that exact specimen(s).  Satisfaction is guaranteed.  If you are unhappy with any specimen, please let me know within 5 days after your shipment arrives that you are returning a specimen(s) for full refund with no questions asked.  I only ask that all specimens returned are in the same condition upon return as when shipped.
 


Aquarmarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Specimen # 1200

Erongo Range, North of Karibib, Nambia


3.1 x 0.8 x 0.9 cm

 $ 29

Actual single terminated specimen has more blue color than seen here; this specimen has some Shorl crystals on its surface






Aquarmarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Specimen # 1200

another view






   

Aquarmarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Specimen # 1201

Erongo Range, North of Karibib, Nambia


3.3 x 0.7 x 0.8 cm

$ 59

Fine specimen with a single termination and
a smaller attachted aquamarine xl at an angle
near its base with numerous Schorl crystals
and some Schorl inclustions; reflected light obscures the actual blue color of the specimen







Aquarmarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Specimen # 1201

another view





   


Aquarmarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Specimen # 1202

Erongo Range, North of Karibib, Nambia



4.6 x 1 x 1.5 cm

$ 149

A gorgeous specimen with numerous small
attached aquamarine crystals near its
base and one noteable Shorl crystal nearer to
its termination as well as small Shorl crystals
scattered about






Aquarmarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Specimen # 1202

another view





   

Carrollite

Specimen # 1203

Kambove, Shaba Province, Congo

9.5 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm

$ 165

A bright, showy specimen with silver
crystals on a gray to white matrix; specimen has a sawed, flat under surface for easy display

 






Carrollite

Specimen # 1203


A closeup view of specimen 1203 with its
 numerous Carollite crystaline and
non-crystalline metal fragments


   

Carrollite


Specimen #  1204

Kambove, Shaba Province, Congo

7 x 4 x 4.5 cm

$ 90

Same as above, but with larger,  more
perfect;y shaped Carrolite crystals

 







Carrollite

Specimen #  1204

A closer view of specimen 1204



   







Carrollite

Specimen #  1204

another view at a slightly different angle







   

Corundum


Specimen # 1205

Morogoro, Tanzania

3.5 x 3.6 x 3 cm

 $ 95

Crystal has natural flat, crystalline surfaces, pink to purple in color, nice crystal terminations; this is a closeup of the top of the specimen; the bottom looks



Corundum

Specimen # 1205

A frontal view showing the
near perfect hexagonal crystal shape




   


Crocidolite  (Variety: Riebeckite)

Specimen # 1206

Griqualand, Koega, Namibia

9.8 x 7 x 2 cm

$199

A silver tigereye material is
 between two solid rock layers and visible for 360
o
around the specimen;  this is prably not cutting material though as the fibers are quite compact



Crocidolite  (Variety: Riebeckite)

Specimen # 1206

Photo showing the edge of the specimen showing
the Riebeckite; I have collected this material for years - this is the first silver tigereye I have found; quite unusual




   

Erythrite on Skutterudite matrix

Specimen # 1207

Bou Azzer, Morocco

6 x 5.5 x 3 cm

$ 65

Collected Summer, 2000

Reference: see Mineralogical Record,
Volume 32, page 58









 


Erythrite on Skutterudite matrix

Specimen # 1207

Another view of this select specimen which
is loaded with lots of Erythrite crystals
; as I wrapped this specimen for proper storage I realized the back side had almost as many red crystals as the front side.





Erythrite on Skutterudite matrix

Specimen  # 1208


Bou Azzer, Morocco

5 x 4 x 4.2 cm

$ 49

Collected Summer, 2000

Reference: see Mineralogical Record,
Volume 32, page 58










Erythrite on Skutterudite matrix

Specimen # 1208


Another view showing the specimen
from a top view; there are less crystals
on this piece, but the price is lower too











Malachite with Cerussite

Specimen # 1209

 Tsumeb, Namibia

3.3 x 2.3 x 3.5 cm

 $ 165

Note the special top malachite
section which has sort of
a funnel shape




Malachite with Cerussite

Specimen # 1209


Another view showing the specimen
 from the side







 Azurite
 
Specimen # 1210

Tsumeb, Namibia

6 x 3 x 3 cm

 $ 195

A nice selection of Azurite crystals; several appear to be chipped on the top center and bottom edge, but several select crystals are intact




 Azurite
 
Specimen # 1210

Another view to show off the best Azurite
crystal on the specimen which appears
to be facet grade (optically clean).  If this
specimen doesn't sell quickly I may extract
that crystal and facet it into a gem myself!







Malachite


Specimen # 1211

Tsumeb, Namibia 

5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm

 $ 95

This is a top view of the specimen





Malachite

Specimen # 1211

Another view of this Malachite
specimen; as with many Tsumeb malachite
specimens, it has a slight fuzzy appearance




 



Vanadinite
 

Specimen # 1212
 

Mibladen Lead Mines
15km Northeast of Midelt, Morocco


3.7 x 3 x 3.7 cm

$ 25

Small yellow-orange crystals on barite matrix 








 

Vanadinite 

Specimen # 1212

Another view of the opposite side
of the specimen





Vanadinite


Specimen # 1213

Mibladen Lead Mines
15km Northeast of Midelt, Morocco

3.5 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm 


$ 35

The Vanadinite crystals are larger and 
darker orange-brown crystals than the
 specimen above; the crystals grew on a
barite matrix here also  







Vanadinite

Specimen # 1213


This is more of a frontal view showing
how the crystals surround a small
depression on the specimen

 



Wolframite

Specimen # 1214

Kayiro, Southeast D. R. Congo

7 x 4 x 2 cm

 $ 99

Wolframite crystals aremonoclinic, tabular
crystals and have a high density.





Wolframite

Specimen # 1214

Another view of the specimen at
a slightly different angle; edges are rounded as the local streams have these as gravel; this specimen weighs in at 280.5 grams






 


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