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Kunzite, Katerina Mine, Hiriart Mountain, Pala, Pala Mining District, San Diego County, CAKunzite, Katerina Mine, Hiriart Mountain, Pala, Pala Mining District, San Diego County, CA
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Kunzite, Katerina Mine, Hiriart Mountain, Pala, Pala Mining District, San Diego County, CAKunzite, Katerina Mine, Hiriart Mountain, Pala, Pala Mining District, San Diego County, CA
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S-179  Kunzite on Montmorillonite  SOLD
Ex. Russ Rizzo Collection

Katerina Mine, Hiriart Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego County, CA

7.4 x 6.2 x 4.9 cm

A rare matrix specimen of Kunzite from San Diego's Pala District. This specimen consists of 4 medium-colored Kunzite crystals in a matrix of Montmorillonite clay. Kunzite from San Diego is found as loose crystals by the time they are mined. These specimens were found by Byron Weege and Otto Komarek in the late 1990's. They were sprayed and soaked with glue to stabilize the crumbly matrix in which they were found (so they are basically floaters perched in pocket clay). Before The finds from Afghanistan if you wanted a matrix specimen of Kunzite this is what you had to choose from.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Amethyst geode, Steinkaulenberg, Idar-Oberstein, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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AD-241  Amethyst geode  SOLD

Idar-Oberstein, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

8.7 x 7.1 x 4.1 cm

A flattened oval-shaped geode lined with light purple-colored Amethyst crystals from Germany's most famous Agate\Quartz location. The area surrounding the twin cities of Idar & Oberstein gained notoriety for the fantastic Agates & Amethyst lined geodes discovered there in the mid 1500's. By the beginning of the 1800's the production of material had fallen to a small fraction of what was found in its heyday.


Tourmaline, Golconda Pegmatite Field, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, BrazilTourmaline, Golconda Pegmatite Field, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, BrazilTourmaline, Golconda Pegmatite Field, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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T-365  Tourmaline  SOLD

Golconda Pegmatite Field, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil

7.7 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm

A Tourmaline crystal with a blade-like termination whose lower portion is hollow and translucent.


Microcline with Epidote and Tourmaline, Incline Village, Washoe County, NVMicrocline with Epidote and Tourmaline, Incline Village, Washoe County, NV
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Microcline with Epidote and Tourmaline, Incline Village, Washoe County, NVMicrocline with Epidote and Tourmaline, Incline Village, Washoe County, NV
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F-308  Microcline with Epidote and Tourmaline  SOLD
Ex. Russ Rizzo Collection

Incline Village, Washoe County, NV

11.1 x 8.2 x 7.3 cm

The eastern slope of the northern Sierra-Nevada range is a host to numerous miarolitic cavities & pegmatites that for the most part have been, most likely because of the rugged collecting conditions, left untouched. This specimen is an example of what can be found in these occurrences. This specimen consists of a flesh-colored twinned crystal of Microcline generously covered with green-colored Epidote crystals and micro-fine crystals of light steel-blue-colored Tourmaline. Specimens from this location are highly prized by local collectors and are almost never offered for sale.


Elbaite, Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande Mining District, San Diego County, CAElbaite, Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande Mining District, San Diego County, CAElbaite, Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande Mining District, San Diego County, CA
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T-364  Elbaite  SOLD

Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, CA

2 x .7 x .6 cm

A double-terminated, very gemmy and bi-colored Tourmaline from San Diego's most famous gem mine.


Chalcedony pseudomorph after Anhydrite, Agua Fria River, New River Station Area, Yavapai County, AZChalcedony pseudomorph after Anhydrite, Agua Fria River, New River Station Area, Yavapai County, AZ
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Q-576  Chalcedony pseudomorph after Anhydrite  SOLD

Agua Fria River, New River Station Area, Yavapai County, AZ

2.3 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm

An example of pink-colored Chalcedony replacing Anhydrite crystals. These Chalcedony pseudomorphs after Anhydrite were collected over a period of 10 years by my friend Al Rose. This material has the distinction of being mentioned not once but twice in The Mineralogical Record's what's new in minerals. Not many of these were found and are much sought after by collectors of Arizona minerals as well as by pseudomorph collectors.


Chalcedony pseudomorph after Anhydrite, Agua Fria River, New River Station Area, Yavapai County, AZChalcedony pseudomorph after Anhydrite, Agua Fria River, New River Station Area, Yavapai County, AZ
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Q-577  Chalcedony pseudomorph after Anhydrite  SOLD

Agua Fria River, New River Station Area, Yavapai County, AZ

2.4 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm

An example of pink-colored Chalcedony replacing an Anhydrite crystal. These Chalcedony pseudomorphs after Anhydrite were collected over a period of 10 years by my friend Al Rose. This material has the distinction of being mentioned not once but twice in The Mineralogical Record's what's new in minerals. Not many of these were found and are much sought after by collectors of Arizona minerals as well as by pseudomorph collectors.


Quartz on Hematite pseudomorph after Epidote,  Bessemer Ridge, Green Mountain, North Bend, King County, WAQuartz on Hematite pseudomorph after Epidote,  Bessemer Ridge, Green Mountain, North Bend, King County, WA
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Q-578  Quartz on Hematite pseudomorph after Epidote  SOLD

Bessemer Ridge, Green Mountain, North Bend, King County, WA

6 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm

This specimen consists of an Epidote crystal that has been entirely replaced with Hematite faithfully retaining its original form. A later generation of gemmy Quartz crystals then grew on the faces of the pseudomorph. The pseudomorph specimens from this location have always been one of my favorites.


Hydrozincite, Yellow Pine Mine, Goodsprings Mining District, Spring Mountains, Clark County, NVHydrozincite, Yellow Pine Mine, Goodsprings Mining District, Spring Mountains, Clark County, NV
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H-102  Hydrozincite and Smithsonite (Fluorescent)  SOLD

Yellow Pine Mine, Goodsprings Mining District, Spring Mountains, Clark County, NV

6.3 x 5.1 x 2 cm

This specimen features crystallized vugs loaded with brilliant white needles of Hydrozincite on Smithsonite. The Hydrozincites glow with an electric blue color under UV light. The hydrozincites from the Yellow Pine Mine are some of the best examples of the species from any locality in the United States. They were the primary zinc ore at this now abandoned Pb-Zn-Ag-Cu-Au-Hg-Sb mine.


Quartz with Chlorite and Amphibole inclusions, Obira Mine, Bungo-Ono City, Oita Prefecture, JapanQuartz with Chlorite and Amphibole inclusions, Obira Mine, Bungo-Ono City, Oita Prefecture, Japan
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Q-581  Quartz with Chlorite and Amphibole inclusions  SOLD

Obira Mine, Bungo-Ono City, Oita Prefecture, Japan

7.4 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm

A very clear Quartz crystal with whitish Amphibole with of green-colored Chlorite inclusions. The Chlorite occurs a small spheres while the Amphibole mineral is needle-like. The specimen has an indent from where another crystal formed up against it.


Quartz (Japan-law twin), PC Mine, Cataract Mining District, Jefferson County, MTQuartz (Japan-law twin), PC Mine, Cataract Mining District, Jefferson County, MT
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Q-579  Quartz (Japan-law twin)  SOLD

PC Mine, Cataract Mining District, Jefferson County, MT

3 x 2.5 x .9 cm

A very clear Japan-law twinned Quartz from Montana. This is what is referred to as "closed" twin with a more compressed form like butterfly wings instead of an "open" with longer narrow crystals. This is a complete crystal with only a little wear on the termination.


Quartz (Japan-law twin), Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan District, Capitan Mountains, Lincoln County, NM Quartz (Japan-law twin), Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan District, Capitan Mountains, Lincoln County, NM
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Q-580  Smoky Quartz (Japan-law twin)  SOLD

Mina Tiro Estrella, Capitan District, Capitan Mountains, Lincoln County, NM

3 x 3 x .7 cm

A very clear, striated and flattened crystal of Smoky Quartz from the Capitan Mountains in New Mexico. The Mina Tiro Estrella Quartz locality has long been famous for producing some of North America's finest Japan-law twins. What sets the twins apart from many other localities is their smoky color, gem quality and pronounced striations on the flattened crystal faces.


Amethyst, Little Badger Creek, Fremont County, COAmethyst, Little Badger Creek, Fremont County, CO
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Q-583  Amethyst  SOLD

Little Badger Creek, Fremont County, CO

7 x 6.2 x 4.1 cm

An Amethyst from a remote Colorado locality. This crystal is opaque to translucent in the center with an outer layer that is transparent. The lower portion is milky in color and changes from violet to deep purple-colored as you go towards the termination. This crystal is complete, with the termination having a micro-sized imperfection and the bottom of the crystal being contacted.