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CKK01 Wulfenite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.8x 5.5x 3.4 cm
$88

A nice example of wulfenite from the famous find several years ago that produced these distinctive, elongated crystals on the limonite matrix that so easily distinguishes specimens from Mina Ojuela.







CKK02 Shattuckite
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
6.6x 3.4x 3.7 cm
$88

An exceptionally rich sample of shattuckite from northwestern Namibia.  These usually occur as somewhat thin casts of fissures in no longer present quartz matrixes, or the shattuckite is seen as a thin layer still present on the host rock.  On this piece, the mass of shattuckite is unusually thick and rich.









CKK03 Pyrite with Chalcopyrite
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
6.5x 5.7x 4.7 cm
$82

A very beautiful cluster of cubic pyrite crystals from the major pocket discovered around two years ago.  This one has a mirror like luster that is impeded only by a light dusting of black sphalerite crystals, which arguably increases he contrast and improves the visual appeal of the specimen.  There are also a couple brassy chalcopyrite tetrahedrons positioned at the front of the piece.  There are only a couple small spots of damage, though nothing that really detracts from the piece.









CKK04 Liddicoatite Tourmaline on Feldspar
Mt. Ibity, Antsirabe 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
7.6x 4.3x 4.7 cm
$96

A very interesting specimen, with hundreds of small dark tourmaline crystals nestled in a shelf-like cluster of feldspar crystals.  A very interesting piece.









CKK05 Quartz var. Amethyst
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
6.2x 5.0x 2.7 cm
$48

A nice example of terminated, light purple amethyst crystals from Mexico.









CKK06 Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Mt. Ibity, Antsirabe 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
2.1x 2.1x 1.6 cm
$80

An unterminated prism of liddicoatite on a bit of matrix, with good zoning.  The color of this crystals is about as saturated as you can hope to see, from Madagascar or anywhere else for that matter.  This is what some Pakistani dealers irradiate their tourmalines (then photoshop the pictures by turning the contrast alllll the way up) to look like.... except this one is natural.







CKK07 Wulfenite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
8.4x 4.3x 1.7 cm
$56

A reference sample of blocky, almost pseudo-cubic wulfenite crystals from a recent find at Mina Ojuela.  There is a bit of edge chipping, but the piece is exactly as shown.







CKK08 Axinite on Andradite Garnet
Canta Prov., Lima Dept., Peru
3.4x 2.9x 1.9 cm
$38

A cute miniature sized sample of axing crystals on a bit of matrix composed of tiny andradite garnets.  From the find made about a year and a half ago.







CKK09 Brucite
Killa Saifullah District., Baluchustan, Pakistan
6.0x 2.3x 1.8 cm
$78

An excellent brucite specimen, from a recent Pakistani find that raises the bar for the species. This one combintes good, bright yellow color and saturation, with excellent form. 

Until this find, brucite was not often seen as particularly attractive specimens-- perhaps the most famous are the antique pieces from Pennsylvania, but those generally lack the color saturation of these (and are generally priced in the thousands of dollars.)  Aside from the Pennsylvania pieces, there are also examples from the Kalahari Manganese fields and from the Urals ( both are blue to whitish gray) though they seldom have the same richness or visual appeal, and none but the finest few have a color saturations as good as the new Pakistani examples.







CKK10 Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Mt. Ibity, Antsirabe 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
3.6x 2.1x 1.4 cm
$88

A beautiful and rather unusual spray of purplish-pink liddicoatite tourmaline crystals from recent finds in Madagascar.









CKK11 Adamite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
8.8x 6.2x 2.6 cm
$68

A nice example of bright yellow adamite on a limonite matrix, form recent finds at Mina Ojuela.







CKK12 Quartz with Magnetite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
11.5x 4.4x 2.4 cm
$76

A nice cabinet sized example of quartz displaying the typical habit for the locality, a stacked bat quartz prism with very complex lateral faces.  The termination is backed by a bit of matrix composed of magnetite dodecahedrons. 







CKK13 Brucite
Killa Saifullah District., Baluchustan, Pakistan
5.4x 3.2x 2.5 cm
$62

An excellent brucite specimen, from a recent Pakistani find that raises the bar for the species. This one combintes good, bright yellow color and saturation, with excellent form. 

Until this find, brucite was not often seen as particularly attractive specimens-- perhaps the most famous are the antique pieces from Pennsylvania, but those generally lack the color saturation of these (and are generally priced in the thousands of dollars.)  Aside from the Pennsylvania pieces, there are also examples from the Kalahari Manganese fields and from the Urals ( both are blue to whitish gray) though they seldom have the same richness or visual appeal, and none but the finest few have a color saturations as good as the new Pakistani examples.







CKK14 Wulfenite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.6x 3.8x 1.5 cm
$42

A group of blocky wulfenite crystals perched on the edge of a limonite matrix.  A nice miniature sample form a recent find that has produced yet another interesting Ojeula wulfenite habit.







CKK15 Quartz (Japan Law Twin)
Pampa Blanca Mine, Castrovirreina Prov., Huancavelica Dept., Peru
4.5x 3.5x 3.0 cm
$29

A heart-shaped Japan law twin nestled at the top of a cluster of quartz crystals.









CKK16 Quartz var. Amethyst
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
4.5x 3.6x 1.5 cm
$38

A nice example of purple amethyst on matrix.  The main crystal on this piece is doubly terminated.







CKK17 Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
4.1x 3.6x 2.2 cm
$84

A very good example of a terminated liddicoatite crystal from the Manama pegmatite field.  This crystal has the very distinctive purplish red color that I haven't really seen from any other locality.  Liddicoatites from this location are often seen frozen in matrix (particularly on specimens of rhodizite) though you usually don't see freestanding crystals like this.







CKK18 Quartz var. Amethyst
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
4.3 3.0x 1.9 cm
$46

A very beautiful and quite saturated (for the locality) cluster of purple amethyst crystals.  There is a bit of chipping, though it displays exactly as shown.







CKK19 Brucite
Killa Saifullah District., Baluchustan, Pakistan
4.6x 3.5x 2.2 cm
$62

An excellent brucite specimen, from a recent Pakistani find that raises the bar for the species. This one combintes good, bright yellow color and saturation, with excellent form. 

Until this find, brucite was not often seen as particularly attractive specimens-- perhaps the most famous are the antique pieces from Pennsylvania, but those generally lack the color saturation of these (and are generally priced in the thousands of dollars.)  Aside from the Pennsylvania pieces, there are also examples from the Kalahari Manganese fields and from the Urals ( both are blue to whitish gray) though they seldom have the same richness or visual appeal, and none but the finest few have a color saturations as good as the new Pakistani examples.








CKK21 Hutchinsonite
Quiruvilca Dist., Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
5.3x 3.7x 1.6 cm
$84

A rich and very rare sample of hutchinsonite, a thallium bearing sulfide, from Peru.  Hutchinsonite is one of a relatively small number of thallium bearing minerals, and it is one of only a few that are actually obtainable.  On this specimen, the hutchinsonite appears as the tiny bright crystals sprinkled all over a dark sulfide matrix







CKK22 Hutchinsonite
Quiruvilca Dist., Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
4.9x 2.9x 2.2 cm
$58

A very rare sample of hutchinsonite, a thallium bearing sulfide, from Peru.  Hutchinsonite is one of a relatively small number of thallium bearing minerals, and it is one of only a few that are actually obtainable.  On this specimen, the hutchinsonite appears as the tiny bright crystals sprinkled all over a dark sulfide matrix







CKK23 Quartz var. Amethyst
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
5.4x 3.4x 2.7 cm
$42

A beautiful cluster of amethyst crystals from Mexico.







CKK24 Wulfenite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.3x 4.5x 2.8 cm
$42

A nice sample of wulfenite from recent finds at Mina Ojuela.  The habit from this find is somewhat blockier and more pseudo cubic than what usually comes from this locality.







CKK25 Quartz var. Amethyst
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
4.5x 4.2x 3.5 cm
$44

A beautiful example of amethyst from Mexico, this one has two main crystals, with the horizontally positioned one being double terminated.







CKK26 Zircon
Seiland Island, Alta, FInnmark, Norway
4.9x 2.8x 3.3 cm
$58

A well crystalized zircon sample on matrix, from recent workings on Seiland Island.  







CKK27 Fluorite on Arsenopyrite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
7.0x 5.7x 3.4 cm
$120

A nice example of colorless fluorite on an arsenopyrite matrix, from finds made a few years back at the Huanggang Mine.  The dealer who I purchased this piece form had a retail price of $380 on the specimen, I purchased his entire room at a substantial discount and recently rediscovered this piece in my flats.







CKK20 Quartz var. Amethyst
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
4.2x 3.4x 3.5 cm
$58

A very nice example of reasonably saturated purple (for this locality) amethyst crystals on a bit of matrix.  Very well balanced overall.







CKK28 Pyrite with Quartz
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
5.9x 5.4x 4.1 cm
$72

A group of highly lustrous pyrite crystals from the major pocket hit about 2 years ago.  The crystal faces have an incredibly high luster, and the piece's overall appearance is aided by the quartz/ sphalerite association that add a nice degree of contrast.









CKK29 Quartz on Pyrite
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
6.8x 4.2x 3.4 cm
$38

A group of quartz crystals on a partial pyrite crystal, from Huanzala.







CKK30 Quartz var. Amethyst
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
4.8x 2.5x 2.6 cm
$58

A nice example of amethyst, with a pair of decently saturated purple crystals (for this locality) on a bit of matrix.









CKK31 Quartz incl. Hedebergite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
7.1x 4.2x 4.4 cm
$69

A beautiful example of a terminated quartz crystal, positioned on a nearly perpendicular spray of additional crystals.  This piece displays the complex lateral faces typical of quartz examples from this locality.







CKK32 Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Mt. Ibity, Antsirabe 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
2.5x 2.4x 1.7 cm
$72

A vividly colored spray of pink liddicoatite tourmaline crystals from Madagascar.  There is some matrix interspersed around the spray's terminations.







CKK33 Monazite (10 Crystals)
Ambatofotsikely pegmatite, Fidirana Commune, Betafo Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
2.6x 1.6x 0.8 cm
$180

A set of 10 monazite crystals from Madagascar, with varying levels of completeness.  This is primarily intended for researchers or educational institutions (and on that note, if you need more of this material, please contact me as as I have quite a bit more material like this available, that is priced below what I would charge for perfect crystals)








CKK34 Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Mt. Ibity, Antsirabe 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
4.4x 1.9x 1.5 cm
$68

A well formed, terminated prism of calcium-rich liddicoatite tourmaline on a scrap of matrix. An excellent reference example of the species.







CKK35 Olshanskyite
Shijiangshan Mine, Linxi Co., Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
5.4x 4.1x 2.9 cm
$76

A decently sized reference specimen of the rare borate olshanskyite, from the relatively new find in Inner Mongolia.  Prior to this find, the only olshanskyite you might have seen would have been a microscopic association somewhere on a Japanese henmilite specimen.  These crystals are huge by comparison, and the specimen is quite rich.  There is some damage, so I've priced it as a reference. there is a tiiiny bit of roweite on the piece as well.







CKK36 Adamite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
8.0x 7.5x 2.2 cm
$78

A rich, cabinet sized specimen of yellow admit on limonite matrix, from recent finds at the Ojuela Mine. 







CKK37 Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Mt. Ibity, Antsirabe 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
3.1x 2.7x 2.5 cm
$70

A nice example of zoned liddicoatite tourmaline on matrix, from Mt. Ibity.  Matrix samples are somewhat rare from this area, as the pegmatite tends to be rather weathered.









CKK38 Fluorite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
4.4x 3.4x 1.5 cm
$38

A nice little reference sample of the dark, inky blue fluorite habit discovered a few years back at the Huanggang Mine.







CKK39 Tourmaline
Mt. Ibity, Antsirabe 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
3.7x 3.5x 1.5 cm
$39

An interesting "toenail" sized tourmaline specimen, with two diverging black crystals perched on a bit of feldspar.  The crystals also have unusual "reverse sceptered" terminations.







CKK40 Brucite
Killa Saifullah District., Baluchustan, Pakistan
4.1x 2.8x 2.2 cm
$42

An excellent brucite specimen, from a recent Pakistani find that raises the bar for the species. This one combintes good, bright yellow color and saturation, with excellent form. 

Until this find, brucite was not often seen as particularly attractive specimens-- perhaps the most famous are the antique pieces from Pennsylvania, but those generally lack the color saturation of these (and are generally priced in the thousands of dollars.)  Aside from the Pennsylvania pieces, there are also examples from the Kalahari Manganese fields and from the Urals ( both are blue to whitish gray) though they seldom have the same richness or visual appeal, and none but the finest few have a color saturations as good as the new Pakistani examples.








CKK41 Wulfenite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
10.5x 3.4x 2.2 cm
$69

A nice example of blocky wulfenite crystals on matrix, from recent finds at Mina Ojuela.







CKK42 Brucite
Killa Saifullah District., Baluchustan, Pakistan
4.2x 4.0x 2.5 cm
$68

An excellent brucite specimen, from a recent Pakistani find that raises the bar for the species. This one combintes good, bright yellow color and saturation, with excellent form. 

Until this find, brucite was not often seen as particularly attractive specimens-- perhaps the most famous are the antique pieces from Pennsylvania, but those generally lack the color saturation of this one (and are generally priced in the thousands of dollars.)  Aside from the Pennsylvania pieces, there are also examples from the Kalahari Manganese fields and from the Urals ( both are blue to whitish gray) though they seldom have the same richness or visual appeal, and none but the finest few have a color saturations as good as the new Pakistani examples.










CKK43 Shattuckite with Quartz
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
5.0x 4.0x 2.5 cm
$48

A nice example of a shattuckite-lined bug overgrown with drusy quartz, from northwestern Namibia.







CKK44 Ferberite on Quartz
Mundo Nuevo District, Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
3.9x 2.7x 2.2 cm
$39

A nice little "toenail" specimen, with a tabular black ferberite crystal (complete all around) perched on a cluster of quartz crystals.







CKK45 Quartz
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
6.0x 3.5x 3.5 cm
$52

A beautiful spray of terminated quartz crystals with a rather delicate appearance, displaying the complex lateral faces typical of quartz specimens from this mine.







CKK46 Copper ps. Aragonite
Corocoro, Pacajes Prov., La Paz Dept., Bolivia
3.0x 2.7x 2.0 cm
$38

A nice thumbnail sized specimen of radiating aragonite crystals that have been replaced by copper, classic Bolivian material.









CKK47 Quartz (Beta Scepter)
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
5.5x 3.6x 2.8 cm
$46

A nice example of beta quartz from finds made several years back at the Huanggang Mine.  There are a bunch of small metallic lollingite crystals on the reverse.







CKK48 Rhodizite-Londonite
Antsongombato, Betafo Region, Madagascar
4.4x 3.0x 1.2 cm
$68

A very nice example of rhodizite-londonite on matrix, from central Madagascar.  Rhodizite is a rare borate mineral known as good specimens pretty much only from central Madagascar.







CKK49 Liddicoatite Tourmaline on Quartz
Mt. Ibity, Antsirabe 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
4.2x 3.5x 2.8 cm
$60

A nice example of liddicoatite tourmaline, with a couple terminated crystals inter grown with a light smoky quartz crystals.  Matrix examples are somewhat rare from this locality, as the weathered nature of the pegmatites tends to make them rather crumbly.







CKK50 Rhodizite-Londonite
Antsongombato, Betafo Region, Madagascar
3.9x 2.5x 4.5 cm
$68

A very nice example of rhodizite-londonite on matrix, from central Madagascar.  Rhodizite is a rare borate mineral known as good specimens pretty much only from central Madagascar.







CKK51 Liddicoatite Tourmaline on Quartz
Mt. Ibity, Antsirabe 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
4.0x 3.2x 3.0 cm
$68

A nice example of a doubly terminated smoky quartz crystal with a dark, doubly terminated liddicoatite tourmaline attached it its side.  Seems like a floater.









CKK52 Chalcedony
Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov, Madagascar
11.2x 9.1x 5.0 cm
$64

An odd example of coral-like chalcedony from Madagascar.  I was offered several pieces of this material at a few different locations, so I'm not sure of the precise locality within this area-- still it's a good reference example of this interesting material.  







CKK53 Liddicoatite Tourmaline on Quartz
Mt. Ibity, Antsirabe 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
4.3x 2.6x 2.2 cm
$62

A nice example of liddicoatite tourmaline on matrix.  It is somewhat unusual to find matrix specimens from this locality, as the pegmatite tends to be highly weathered and crumbly.  A nice reference piece.









CCH01 China, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province
Yaogangxian Mine,
14.2x 5.5x 3.7 cm
$120

A cluster fo doubly terminated quartz crystals with green fluorite, from he Yaogangxian Mine.  At my cost in Tucson a couple years ago. 









CCH02 Dioptase
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
6.9x 4.1x 3.8 cm
$74

A nice dioptase specimen from the Kaokoveld Plateau, with the main dioptase crystal doubly terminated and positioned nicely front and center. 









CCH03 Cavansite
Wagholi, near Poona, Maharashtra State, India
5.5x 3.1x 2.6 cm
$68

A pair of well formed (and reasonably sizable) balls on matrix, from the area around Wagholi. The cavansiye on this specimen has a light dusting of some other white mineral.







CCH04 Shattuckite with Malachite
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
4.7x 4.4x 3.8 cm
$72

A nice sample of shattuckite and malachite on matrix, the blue shatuckite balls have been overgrown with a thin layer of quartz. 







CCH05 Fluorite
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
3.9x 3.3x 3.3 cm
$115

A nice example of the highly sought after blue-purple fluorite from Southern Illinois.  This one has a purple core with a thicker aqua blue layer, and a final thin, outermost layer of purple.  With even minor backlighting, the color is considerably bluer than shown in the pictures (for some reason the camera focused on the purple). There is minor edge wear, and the crystal is mostly complete all around except for in one spot.







CCH07 Quartz var. Amethyst
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
6.7x 4.8x 3.5 cm
$88

A very beautiful example of light purple amethyst from Las Vegas.







CHH08 Pyrite with Quartz
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
7.8x 5.0x 4.5 cm

An example of very lustrous pyrite crystals from one of the major pockets hit in the last 2 years.







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