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Small cabinet GALLERY

(Last update 04/05/2017)

 

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Hematite (MSC07) - Isle of Elba, Italy - 5.2 oz., 2 1/2 in. - $25

Irridescent platy xls. - very old specimen

CROCO01 - Crocoite xls. - Australia - 3 1/2 oz., 3 1/4 X 1 1/4 X 3/4 in. - $35

A gorgeous grouping of bright red Crocoite needles on a contrasting matrix

Malachite (MSC09) - Zaire, Africa - 1.4 oz., 1 3/4 in. - $25

Micro xls. of Malachite coating flat platy structures on botryoidal pink matrix - good "loupe" specimen

Tetrahedrite, Quartz (MSC12) - Animon Mine, Peru - 4.6 oz., 2 3/8 in. - $45

Very large single Tetrahedrite xl. (~1 1/2 in.) imbedded in Pyrite matrix with other Tetrahedrite and Quartz xls.

GROSS01 - Grossular (Garnet) - Sierra de la Cruz, Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico - 5 oz., 2 1/2 X 1 1/2 X 1 1/4 in. - $15

Nice colorful Garnet crystal coating on matrix

STAUR01 - Staurolite xls. - Kola Penninsula, Russia - 3 1/2 oz., 3 in. - $17

Staurolite xls. which have been coaxed out of their matrix using an abrasive airgun

CARR01 - Carrollite xls. - Kamoya Mine, Katanga District, Zaire, Africa - 4 12 oz., 2 in. - $15

Small Silvery well-formed rarity...

TORB02 - Torbernite - Zaire, Africa - 1 oz., 2 X 1 1/2 X 1/2 in. - $35

Very well-formed rare grass-green Torbernite crystals on matrix

SPYR01 - Pyrite on matrix - Navajun Mine, La Rioja, Spain - 3 1/2 oz., 2 X 1 3/4 X 1 1/2 in. - $25

Mirror-like faces on a 3/4 in.+ Pyrite crystal

ERYTH01 - Erythrite xls. - Bou Azzer, Morocco, Africa - 1 1/2 oz., 1 3/4 X 1 1/2 X 1/2 in. - (SOLD)

Beautiful rare violet Erythrite radiating crystals

STAUR06 - Staurolite crystals in Mica schist - Windham, Maine - 3 oz., 2 3/4 X 1 3/4 X 1 in. - $17

Nice red-brown crystal with a tiny twin in Mica schist

GAL01 - Galena, Dolomite - Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds County, Missouri - 5 1/2 oz., 2 X 2 X 1 1/2 in. - $45

Exceptional 1/2 in. Octahedral twinned Galena crystal "parents" on matrix, plus three nicely-formed "kids"

PPYR12 - Pyrite xls. - Huanzala Mine, Huanuco Dept., Peru - 6 oz., 2 1/2 X 2 1/4 X 1 3/4 in. - $20

A glittering, intricate mass of shiny Pyritohedrons and cubes

COCA01 - Cobaltian Calcite xls. - Shaba District, DRC, Africa - 2 oz., 2 1/2 X 1 1/2 X 3/4 in. - (SOLD)

Calcite druse in a hot pink color....

PECTO01 - Pectolite xls. - Patterson, New Jersey - 4 oz., 2 1/2 X 1 3/4 X 1 1/2 in. - $15

A great New Jersey classic, with sharp radiating crystals....

FCREEK01 - Magnetite, Pyrite, Calcite - French Creek Mine Dumps, Checter Co., PA - 7 oz., 2 1/2 X 2 X 1 1/2 in. - $12

Classic ore specimen from a long-closed mine

OKRO01 - Barite "Rose" xls. - Norman, Oklahoma (Cleveland Co.) - 3 oz., 2 X 1 3/4 X m1 in. - $17

"Roses are red" - at least this one is....

SARO02 - Selenite "rose" xls. - Sahara Desert, North Africa - 2 oz., 2 1/4 X 2 1/4 X 1 in. - $12

Nice little "desert rose", white instead of the ususal tan....

BRRT01 - Tourmaline (var. Rubellite) in Quartzite - Minas Gerais, Brazil - 6 oz., 3 X 1 3/4 X 1 1/4 in. - $15

Several Tourmaline xls. (up to 2 in.) in Quartzite...

PERUQ03 - Pyrite and Quartz xls. - Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Dept., Lima, Peru - 2 oz., 2 1/4 X 1 3/4 X 1 in. - $20

Nice specimen of snowy needle Quartz and bright brassy Pyrite xls.

SCHOR03 - Tourmaline xl. (var. Schorl) - Altai, Xijiang, China - 5 oz., 2 X 1 1/2 X 1 1/4 in. - $25

Nice shiny black Schorl xl., one decent termination (chip), excellent luster on other faces...

MXGAR01 - Garnet xls. (var. Grossular) - Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico - 5 oz., 2 X 1 3/4 X 1 1/4 in. - $17

Nice yellow-green Garnet xl. cluster - sharp faces....

AZUR08 - Azurite, Malachite - Morence, Greenlee Co., Arizona - 3 oz., 2 1/4 X 1 1/2 X 1 1/4 in. - $16

Nice colorful Morenci specimen with sparkly Azurite and contrasting Malachite....

APACHE01 - Obsidian nodule ("Apache tear") in Perlite - Superior, Arizona - 3 oz., 2 3/4 X 1 1/2 X 1 1/4 in. - $24

Nodule is just under 1 in. - these are readily available, but typically not in matrix....

Items pictured above which are also on sale in my eBay store have an eBay item # following the price; you can go to my eBay store by clicking here.  If you are considering a purchase of any of the specimens not listed in eBay, please send me an email with any questions; additional images may be available upon request. 

 

Jim Simpson (tigerowner@gmail.com)

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