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Check out the "Gem" Amethyst Crystals on Matrix, Hematite Rosettes with Quartz, Smoky Amethyst Crystal, Skeletal Quartz on Matrix, Lavender Fluorite Crystals with Schorl Tourmaline on Quartz, Vanadinite, DT Calcite Crystal on Barite, Adamite on Limonite, Smithsonite, Yellow Apatite on Feldspar, Bournonite Crystals with Pyrite, Azurite, Datolite, Calcite Crystals on Pyrite, Wulfenite on Limonite, Spessartine Garnets with Smoky Quartz & Mica, Rutile on Hematite, Talmessite on Cobaltoan Calcite, Fluorapophyllite & Stilbite, Barite Crystals on Dolomite, Apatite Crystals with Quartz on Quartz, Calcite on Dolomite with Pyrite & Stibnite and Microcline (Baveno Twins) with Schorl mineral specimens on this page.

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Well balanced specimen of honey colored Spessartine Garnets with a tall central Smoky Quartz crystal (4x1 cm), which is very gemmy (but not very perceptible in the photo) and, with a book of Mica on the right.
 Spessartine Garnets with Smoky Quartz & Mica
 Tongbei Area, Fujian Province, China
 11 x 6 x 5.5 cm
Excellent specimen of Rutile "Stars" on Hematite from the personal collection of the great Brazilian dealer - Luiz Menezes, who told me this one is from the early finds of higher quality specimens.
A rich specimen of rare Talmessite from the famous mining area of Bou Azer, Morocco. The Talmessite forms a dense covering of intergrown crystals forming a botryoidal druse. The sparkling crystals are a fine deep maroon to a rich deep pink. The matrix is a mixture of light pink Cobaltoan Calcite and translucent white Dolomite.
Rutile Crystals on Hematite
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
6.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm
Ex- Luiz Menezes Collection
Talmessite on Cobaltoan Calcite
Bou Azer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco, Africa
8.5 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm
Excellent specimen of beautiful dark green, quasi-cubic crystals of Fluorapophyllite (largest measuring 4.5x4x4 cm) with translucent pale peach colored Stilbite crystal (up to 5x2.5x1 cm). All the crystals are essentially pristine.
Top quality cluster of very gemmy clear, light golden crystals of Barite with nicely modified edges on Dolomite matrix.
Dark Green Cubic Fluorapophyllite Crystals and Stilbite
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
16 x 9.5 x 8 cm
Barite Crystals on Dolomite Matrix
Cerro Warihuyn Miraflores, Huamalies Province, Huanco Department, Peru
6 x 5 x 4 cm
Beautiful clustering of teal blue, gemmy Apatite crystals with a nice, clear Quartz crystal on a substrate of solid Quartz. Also appears to be a scattering of fine Siderite crystals.
Apatite Crystals with Quartz Crystal on Quartz
Panasqueira Mines, Panasqueira, Covilha, District of Castelo Branco, Portugal
9 x 7 x 3 cm
Ex-Jorge Diaz Asenjo Collection
Wonderful contrast of lustrous Calcite rhombs on tan colored Dolomite with sprinkles of Pyrite and a lone Stibnite crystal in the center.
Calcite on Dolomite with Pyrite & Stibnite
Govedarnika Mine (Drujba Mine), Laki District, Southern Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria
 9.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm
Very nice cluster of Calcite rhombs. In fine condition.
Calcite Crystals
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio de Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico
9 x 8.5 x 3.5 cm
Ex-Jorge Diaz Asenjo Collection
Lost Lake Claim, Nacimiento Mine, San Pablo, Sandoval County, New Mexico, USA
7.9 x 7.5 x 3.3 cm
Striking, soft blue banded mushroom cap Azurite concretions on sandstone matrix. Pristine - the white spot is not a ding. Rarely on the market.
Vanadinite Crystals on Matrix
Couda, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Melnes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
17 x 9 x 4.5 cm
Blood red, hexagonal, lustrous crystals of Vanadinite on matrix. Fine condition.
Wulfenite Crystals on Limonite
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, USA
9 x 6.5 x 5 cm
Ex-Harold Urish Collection
Super specimen of much sought after Red Cloud Mine Wulfenite crystals (to 1.5 x 1 cm) on Limonite matrix. The crystals are reddish-orange in color with wondeful luster. In fine condition.
Bournonite Crystals with Pyrite
Panasqueira Mines, Panasqueira, Covilha  Branco Dstrict, Portugal
12 x 7.5 x 4 cm
Very nice specimen of well formed, silvery Bournonite crystals with partial coating of fine crystalline, golden Pyrite.
Illinois Fluorites
"Gem" Amethyst Crystals on Matrix
Ellis-Jones Mine, Due West, Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA
17.5 x 10.5 x 7.2 cm
A superb large specimen of South Carolina Amethyst. The Amethyst crystals, rather unusually, are Herkimer-like in form and have gem-like transparency and brightness and are clear in the middle with purple blushes at the two ends. In addition, this is a large piece with over a dozen crystals measuring to 2.5 cm dispersed aesthetically across the display face. In pristine condition.
Hematite Rosettes with Minor Quartz
Jinlong Hill, Longchuan County, Heyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
11 x 8.5 x 4 cm
A super, aesthetic specimen of well formed, intricate rosettes of Hematite with some minor Quartz. In fine condition.
Smoky Amethyst Crystal Cluster
Bor Pit, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
7.3 x 6.7 x 5.8 cm
Skeletal Quartz Crystal Cluster
Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch, Grischun, Switzerland
11.2 x 6.3 x 5.2 cm
Ex-Kay Robertson Collection
This is a "rarity" from Dal'negorsk from a very small, and uncommon, find for the locality over 10 years ago. A rather pretty specimen with decent transparency, glassy luster and an unusual color that appears smoky grey in some light, while showing a light lavender hue in other lighting. Great qualiy all around, with only a few minor imperfections.
A superb pristine, gemmy, terminated light smoky Quartz crystal with beautiful skeletal and stepped-growth features aesthetically perched on gneiss matrix. The sharp prism faces on the front compliment the stepped-growth faces on the back. Matrix skeletal smokies of this super quality are very rare from the famed Cavradi Gorge.
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Vanadinite Crystals on Matrix
Mibladen, Midelt, Meknes-Tafilalet, Morocco
9.5 x 6 x 3 cm
Lavender Fluorite Crystals with Schorl Tourmaline on Quartz
Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia, Africa
13.4 x 6.8 x 6.7 cm
An amazing specimen from the Erongo Mountains in Namibia. We  have never seen others like it from the locality. It features large (4.2 cm), modified Fluorite crystals, which are mostly lavender with some purplish accenting along the high points. The Fluorites sit alongside a cluster of shiny Schorl Tourmatine crystals with some other smaller crystals scattered about on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. In excellent condition.
Excellent specimen from a new find of black-cherry red (unusual color), lustrous, hexagonal Vanadinite crystals. In fine condition.
Back Side
D.T. Calcite Crystal on Barite
Cumberland Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
10.5 x 7.5 x 7 cm
Fluorite Crystal Cluster
El Hammam Mine, Meknes, Fes-Meknes Region, Morocco
8.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm
Ex-Art Soregaroli Collection
Beautiful, golden, lustrous, gemmy double terminated Calcite crystal aesthetically perched on a ball of fine Barite crystals. In Very good condition.
A very nice Flourite specimen with golden-yellow interiors surrounded by near colorless, gem outer sections with sharp blue gray edge phantoms from the El Hammam Mine. Pristine, except for the acceptable periphery wear. Hard to photgraph and better in person.
Adamite Crystals on Limonite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
13.7 x 5.8 x 2.8 cm
A very nice large specimen with classic, lustrous, yellow-green, spherical groups of Adamite crystals covering contrasting reddish-brown Limonite matrix. The only real damage is on the upper periphery where is was removed from the pocket wall.
Smithsonite Crystal Cluster (Uncommon Color and Habitat)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia, Africa
11.3 x 10.7 x 6.2 cm
Ex-Ted Bartels Collection
Sharp, lustrous, translucent, well-striated, multi-hued mahogany-brown rhombs of Smithsonite measuring to 2.0 cm, that are densely intergrown on a rich and sculptural mound of solid Smithsonite. From the famous Tsumeb Mine and complete all around and nearly pristine, with only one small area of bruising and a bit of periphery wear on one side of the whole huge piece.
Yellow Apatite Crystals on Feldspar
Anemzy, Imilchil, Er Rachidial Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
7 x 5 x 5 cm

A very good specimen from a find in Morocco a few years ago, which specimens were recovered in much better condition than similar yellow Apatites found in Mexico.
Datolite Crystal Cluster
Charcas, Municipio de Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
12 x 6.5 x 1 cm
Nice cluster of lustrous, pale green Datolite crystals. In very good condition.
Calcite Crystals on Pyrite
Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic Ore Field, Linwu County, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
13.5 x 8 x 4 cm
Aesthetic specimen of translucent Calcite crystals crowning a silvery Pyrite matrix. In very good condition.
Microcline (Large Baveno Twin) with Schorl
Raikot, Chilas, Diamar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
9 x 7.3 x 6.3 cm
An impressive Microcline (Feldspar) specimen from a find in Pakistan in late 2005. It is something not often seen from Pakistan and features a fine quality, sharp, lustrous, porcelain like "Baveno" twinned crystal with minor black Schorl crystals and some Quartz.  Microcline "Baveno" twins occuring in Feldspar in such thick and excellent form are quite rare. "Baveno" twin crystals are elongated along the b axis, and the twinning plane, a diagonal one, runs through opposite edges of th prismatic crystal.
In excellent condition.
Stilbite Crystal Cluster
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
13 x 10 x 5 cm
A beautiful, sparkling, lustrous yellow colored Stilbite crystal cluster in excellent condition. The color is uncommon for Indian Stilbites.