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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 10 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.
 


Aquamarine 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






Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Specimen # 1200

another view






   

Aquamarine 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 attached aquamarine xl at an angle
near its base with numerous Schorl crystals
and some Schorl inclusions; reflected light obscures the actual blue color of the specimen







Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Specimen # 1201

another side view of the specimen




   


Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Specimen # 1202

Erongo Range, North of Karibib, Nambia



3.5 x 0.85 x 0.85 cm

$ 79

A gorgeous specimen with a smaller
attached aquamarine crystal at almost a right angle near its center and other small one near the right end; small Shorl crystals
scattered about






Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Specimen # 1202

another closer view



   

Carrollite

Specimen # 1203

Kambove, Shaba Province, Congo

9.5 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm

$ 165

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

 






Carrollite

Specimen # 1203


A close-up view of specimen 1203 with its
 numerous Carrollite crystalline and
non-crystalline metal fragments


   

Carrollite


Specimen #  1204

Kambove, Shaba Province, Congo

7 x 4 x 4.5 cm

$ 90

Same as the above specimen with fewer, but larger,  more exposed Carrolite crystals

 







Carrollite

Specimen #  1204

A closer view of specimen 1204; the red crystal is simply a light reflection off of mirror surface of one of the Carrollite crystals



   







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



Corundum

Specimen # 1205

A closer view showing the depth of the
near perfectly shaped hexagonal crystal




   

Crocidolite  (Variety: Riebeckite)

Specimen # 1206

Griqualand, Koega, Namibia

9.8 x 7 x 2 cm

$ 59

A edge view of this specimen; the silver tigereye material is  between two solid rock layers and visible for 360o around the specimen;  this is probably 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

$ 75

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 # 1207

An even closer view showing one  flawless Erythrite crystal on this specimen.
   



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 these
crystals have different shapes






Malachite with Cerussite

Specimen # 1209

 Tsumeb, Namibia

3.3 x 2.3 x 3.5 cm

 $ 165

Note the partial "funnel" shape at the top of this specimen and also the very unusual ridge and groove structure on the malachite crystal just below.




Malachite with Cerussite

Specimen # 1209


Another closer view of the specimen





 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 at a slightly different angle








Azurite
 
Specimen # 1210


An even closer view showing these fine azurite crystals from Tsumeb.  The largest azurite is located on the right pointing straight up.  It appears to be a flawless crystal.


   

Malachite


Specimen # 1211

Tsumeb, Namibia 

5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm

 $ 75

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

$ 20

Small yellow-orange crystals on barite matrix 









Vanadinite 

Specimen # 1212

Another view of the of the specimen;
click on the specimen to see this image
four times larger.
 



Vanadinite

Specimen # 1215

Mibladen Lead Mines
15km Northeast of Midelt, Morocco

 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm 

These vanadinite crystals have some unique shapes.  Click on specimen for enlargement. The barite matrix has some bladed extensions protruding upward in the center of this jpeg.
  $ 30




Vanadinite

Specimen # 1215

Another view with the specimen in another position.


   

Vanadinite

Specimen # 1213

Mibladen Lead Mines
15km Northeast of Midelt, Morocco

3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm

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


$ 30
   
Vanadinite

Specimen # 1213


Another closer view at a slightly different angle






Vanadinite

Specimen # 1216

Mibladen Lead Mines
15km Northeast of Midelt, Morocco

4 x 2.5 x 3 cm

Another new Vanadinite specimen with very finely shaped hexagonal crystals

$ 38
   



Vanadinite

Specimen # 1216


A closer look at this specimen
   

Wolframite

Specimen # 1214

Kayiro, Southeast D. R. Congo

7 x 4 x 2 cm          280.5 gm

 $ 99

Wolframite crystals are monoclinic, 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 is very dense, note the weight of the specimen






 


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