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CFF01 Apophyllite with Stilbite
Nasik Area, Maharashtra State, India
8.3x 6.2x 4.0 cm

A nice sample of apophyllite "disco balls" on a nicely contrasting stilbite matrix.  Please note:  there is damage to the apophyllite, what is why I am pricing it so cheaply.  If perfect it would be $300-$400, though I think the price is still very low, even with the issues.  







CFF02 Fluorite
De'An Mine, Jiangxi Prov., China
8.9x 4.5x 3.3 cm
$88

A nice example of dodecahedral fluorite that has grown over what appear to be octahedral crystals, all on a pillar of quartz-coated rock.







CFF03A Spessartine Garnet with Quartz
Wushan Mine, Tongbei, Fujian Prov., China
9.1x 5.3x 2.0 cm
$68

A nice sample of bright orange spessartine garnets sharing a feldspar matrix with a  small smokey quartz crystal, from a find made several years back.









CFF03 Quartz
Maharashtra State, India
11.8x 5.2x 6.2 cm

A very sculptural quartz cluster from Madagascar.  Despite there being literally pickup loads of the stuff, i only ever select a few pieces to bring back.  This one had a nice arrangement of crystals, one one of them seem to be growing INTO the main crystal-- you can see the termination of the secondary crystal inside the main one. 









CFF04A Chalcocite
Daye Copper mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
3.4x 2.0x 1.7 cm
$72

A nice sample of chalcocite with a djurleite overgrowth that gives it a crazy blueish purple iridescence. A very beautiful little thumbnail/ toenail.







CFF04 Beryl var. Aquamarine, Schorl
Shigar Valley, Baltistan Pakistan
3.75x 2.7 1.75 cm
$84

A nice combination specimen with a blue aquamarine crystal perched on a partial schorl tourmaline prism.







CFF05A Quartz
Mahaiza Commune, Betafo Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
14.5x 11.4x 7.8 cm
$94

A nice quartz specimen from Madagascar.







CFF05 Variscite
Lucin, Lucin District, Pilot Range, Box Elder Co., Utah, USA
5.85x 4.1x 2.0 cm
$62

A nice sample of variscite from Lucin.  This is a nodule that has been broken open and polished to show the color within-- though I like that it retains the outer rind as well... it makes it feel like a "specimen" and not a "lapidary item." 









CFF06A Quartz var. Amethyst
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
4.2x 2.7x 2.8 cm

A nice specimen of amethyst from Mexico, with decently saturated color near the tips of the specimens.







CFF06 Spessartine Garnet
Shigar Valley, Baltistan Pakistan
7.0x 3.0x 3.6 cm
$68

A nice sample of deep red spessartine garnets in matrix, from Pakistan.  There is some damage, bu the piece is exactly as shown.







CFF07A Chrysocolla with Quartz
Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa Department, Peru
6.8x 5.2x 4.7 cm

A beautiful example of druzy quartz over chrysocolla, from the Acari mine in Peru.







CFF08 Ammonite (Calcite)
Madagascar
12.1x 10.5x 1.5 cm

A beautiful cut and polished ammonite from Madagascar.  I don't usually offer fossils on this website, but it came with some minerals... and if you look inside the partitions (is that the correct term?) you will see calcite crystals.... so, for all intents and purposes this is a calcite specimen. ;)







CFF09 Quartz var. Amethyst
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
4.7x 2.3x 1.75 cm

A nice sample of amethyst from Las Vigas, with decently saturated color near the tips of the crystals.







CFF10 Barite with Orpiment
Quiruvilca Dist., Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
9.1x 6.8x 3.2 cm
$76

A sample of orpiment with barite, from finds made a few years back at the Quiruvilca Mine.  There is damage to the main barite crystal. 







CFF11 Fluorite on Quartz
Pasto Bueno, Pallasca Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru
6.1x 5.5x 5.0 cm
$72

A very pale green (nearly colorless) and etched fluorite octahedron nestled in a cluster of very sharp, transparent quartz crystals. 







CFF12 Pyrite
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
8.0x 6.2x 3.6 cm
$68

A nice cluster of lustrous cubic pyrite crystals from Peru.







CFF13 Celestite
Sakoany Deposit, Katsepy Commune, Majunga, Madagascar
9.8x 7.3x 3.5 cm
$59

A nice sample of blue celestite from Madagascar.







CFF14 Fluorite
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Pref., Hunan Prov., China
7.3x 5.1x 2.5 cm
$62

A group of very lightly colored fluorite crystals on calcite, from the Shangbao Mine.  The crystals display the stepped cubo-octahedral faces that the mine is known for.







CFF15 Pyrite
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
4.0x 2.6x 2.3 cm
$34

A nice cluster of sharp pyrite octahedrons from the Huanzala Mine in Peru.







CFF16 Quartz
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
13.0x 4.9x 4.1 cm
$68

A nice quartz sample from the Huanggang Mine, displaying the complex lateral faces that are typical of examples from the locality.







CFF17 Scheelite
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan Prov.,, China
7.1x 3.8x 3.5 cm
$58

A sample of brown scheelite on muscovite, from the Yaogangxian Mine.







CFF18 Chalcocite on Calcite
Daye Copper mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
3.8x 2.6x 1.3 cm
$69

An interesting "toenail" sized specimen from the find made about 2 years ago.  While most of these were either stand alone clusters of irridescent stalactites or on a rock matrix, this one crystallized on iron stained calcite.  Kind of unusual, but oddly pretty.







CFF19 Pyrite
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
4.0x 2.9x 2.5 cm
$34

A nice cluster of sharp pyrite octhedrons, from Peru.







CFF20 Calcite
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Prov., Peru
10.8x 7.8x 4.5 cm
$68

A nice sample of calcite from the Huanzala Mine, best known as a prolific producer of pyrite.  Good for the locality.







CFF21 Quartz (
Dal'Negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
6.8x 2.8x 1.8 cm

A very unusual quartz specimen from Dal'Negorsk-- it naturally displays the sort of iridescence seen on evaporation coated materials like "aqua aura"-- I suspect the iridescence comes from the growth of multiple thin, transparent layers of quartz that cause interference between reflected beams of light.  Whatever the case, you end up with a very interesting quartz crystal.  

I couldnt quite capture much of the "rainbow" effect in the pictures, but they give you some sense of what to expect (though it is still better in person.)









CFF22 Calcite on Quartz
Dal'Negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
6.6x 6.1x 2.0 cm
$54

A single large "poker chip" of calcite perched on a quartz matrix, from Dal'Negorsk, in Russia's far east.







CFF23 Copper
White Pine Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, United States
5.0x 2.9x 1.35 cm
$74

A nice sample of crystalline copper from the White Pine Mine.







CFF24 Lazurite
Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
4.7x 4.0x 2.6 cm
$76

A nice sample of lazurite in marble, from Afghanistan.  The main crystal is mostly intact, the secondary one is only half complete, but displays well from the front.







CFF25 Prehnite with Epidote
Bendoukou, Sandare District, Kayes Region, Mali
4.8x 3.8x 2.8 cm

A nice combination sample, featuring a terminated epidote crystal with a light green prehnite sphere.







CFF26 Andradite Garnet
Bendoukou, Sandare District, Kayes Region, Mali
3.9x 3.0x 2.5 cm
$46

A sharp garnet crystal from Mali.  Minor contacting on the reverse.







CFF27 Pyromorphite
Daoping-Yangshuo Orebody, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
2.4x 0.8x 0.5 cm

A bright green little thumbnail of hoppered pyromorphite from the Daoping-Yangshuo orebody in southeastern China.







CFF28 Powellite
Nasik Area, Maharashtra State, India
1.8x 1.3x 1.25 cm
$52

A rare thumbnail example of powellite, scheelite's rarer cousin.  Powellite is one of the rarer minerals from the Indian basalt traps, and though is found in association with zeolites, is not a zeolite itself.







CFF29 Cuprite
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
1.8x 1.6x 1.15 cm
$39

A nice little thumbnail with some very bright red cuprite crystals on a nicely contrasting white matrix.







CFF30 Topaz
Veronica Mine, Villa Garcia, Zacatecas, Mexico
2.35x 1.15x 0.6 cm
$28

A nicely terminated topaz crystal from Mexico....these look so much like the examples from Utah.







CFF31 Apatite
Ipira City, Bahia, Brazil
2.9x 1.3x 1.1 cm

An inky blue apatite crystal from Brazil.







CFF32 Millerite
Plymouth, Illinois, United States
2.5x 1.6x 1.3 cm
$42

A tuft of hairy millerite on matrix, from a location *other* than Hall's Gap, Kentucky.







CFF33 Sulfur
Maybee, Monroe Co., Michigan, United States
2.5x 1.6x 1.4 cm
$29

A nice sulfur crystal from Michigan-- although not especially well known, this location probably produces some of the best sulfur crystals in North America.







CFF34 Fluorite
Lime City, Wood Co., Ohio, USA
1.6x 1.5x 1.4
$36

A nice thumbnail sample of brown fluorite from Lime City, Ohio.  







CFF35 Corundum var. Ruby
Jagdalek, Kabul Prov., Afghanistan
2.8x 2.0x 1.3 cm
$42

A thumbnail ruby specimen from Afghanistan, with a brightly colored ruby crystal embedded in a marble matrix.







CFF36 Galena
Viburnum Trend District., Reynolds Co., Missouri, United States
2.5x 2.0x 1.7 cm
$30

A sharp galena octahedron, wonderfully isolated on a small pillar of matrix. A very cute little sample from a location that is more well known for producing large, clunky pieces.







CFF37 Monazite
1.9x 1.3x 0.5
$39

A nice thumbnail sized sample of monazite, from Madagascar.







CFF38 Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Mt Ibity, Antsirabé 2 Dist., Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
3.4x 2.9x 1.7 cm
$58

A vivid pink liddicoatite tourmaline perched against a larger shard of slightly smoky quartz, from Madagascar.







CFF39 Chrysocolla with Quartz
Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa Department, Peru
5.2x 3.0x 3.5 cm
$39

A beautiful example of druzy quartz over chrysocolla, from the Acari mine in Peru.







CFF40 Quartz
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
4.8x 4.9x 4.1 cm
$58

A nice quartz "scepter" on matrix, from finds made a few years ago at the Huanggang Mine.







CFF41 Cerussite
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4.5x 2.2x 2.6 cm
$48

A nice sample of cerussite on matrix, from the world famous Tsumeb Mine.









CFF42 Quartz var. Amethyst
Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province, Madagascar
6.9x 3.1x 3.1 cm

A nice "scepter" with an amethystine head and colorless stalk, from Madagascar.  There are a couple chips, but it displays as shown, with excellent form.







CFF43 Paravauxite
Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia.
11.6x 7.4x 4.5 cm
$88

A very rich specimen of Paravauxite from the 2006 find at Llallagua.  Priced at $200 in my show stock.







CFF44 Metastibnite
San Jose mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia.
6.7x 5.3x 4.0 cm

A very rare sample of metastibnite from the San Jose Mine.  At other locations, a "good" specimen would just be a reddish smear on marix-- but this one has a rich coating of botryoidal metallic material.

Priced at $180 in my show stock.







CFF45 Galena (Spinel Law Twins!)
Big Bear Orebody, Fletcher Mine, Viburnum Trend Dist., Missouri, United States
9.6x 6.1x 5.2 cm
$84

A cabinet sized specimen hosting a number of spinel law twinned galenas.  Spinel law twinned galenas are common at other localties such as Dal'Negorsk, though there are only 2 finds of such material in recent memory at the Viburnum Trend district.  Considering the sheer amount of galena that comes out of this locality, that makes pieces like this highly unusual.  It was part of a find made about 2 years ago.







CFF46 Spessartine Garnet
Shigar Valley, Baltistan Pakistan
3.4x 2.7x 2.1 cm
$58

A nice sample of deep red spessartine garnets on an albite matrix, from the far north of Pakistan.  Contacted on the reverse--including the garnet crytsals.  Still, it displays very nicely from the front, as the pictures show. 







CFF47 Mottramite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.6x 5.3x 2.2 cm
$60

A rich specimen of botryoidal green mottramite on a limonite matrix, from the major find made about 2 years ago.  

Prices have come down considerably-- pieces like this were initially selling for around $250. When it comes to Mina Ojuela, it often pays to wait.... 







CFF48 Barite
Cerro Warihuyn, 2 hours walk from Miraflores, Huamalias. Huanuco, Peru
5.7x 4.5x 5.7 cm
$86

A nice example of barite, with a sizable crystal on the end of a pillar of sandstone.  There are a couple small chips, but it displays exactly as shown, and is quite cheap for the size (I think.)









CFF49 Chrysocolla with Quartz
Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa Department, Peru
3.4x 3.2x 2.1 cm
$39

A beautiful example of druzy quartz over chrysocolla in a vug, from the Acari mine in Peru.  The color on this one is especially vivid.







CFF50 Chrysocolla with Quartz
Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa Department, Peru
3.8x 3.2x 2.8 cm
$42

A beautiful example of druzy quartz over chrysocolla, from the Acari mine in Peru.







CFF51 Scheelite and Nelenite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
4.5x 3.7x 2.7 cm

A doubly terminated scheelite crystal sharing a matrix with crusty brown nelenite, from a find made a couple years ago.







CFF52 Fluorite and Quartz on Manganocalcite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
19.2x 14.8x 10.3 cm
$365

A large cabinet sample of light pink manganocalcite,with colorless fluorite octahedrons and small quartz scepters.  The manganocalcite fluoresces a bright pink under longwave UV.

This was priced at $950 in the stock of a Chinese dealer, I purchased it as part of a bulk deal and can offer it at a considerably lower price.

There is damage, but it displays exactly as shown.









CFF53 Copper
Mountain City Mine, Mountain City District, Elko Co., Nevada
7.0x 5.2x 1.5 cm
$69

A nice sample of dendritic copper from one of the more obscure American localities for native copper: the Mountain City Mine in Nevada.  Just about all the American copper specimens you see are likely to come from Michigan or Arizona.







CFF54 Copper
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, United States
10.1x 3.0x 1.0 cm

A cluster of curiously elongated copper crystals from Michigan.







CFF55 Calcite
Buffalo, Scott Co., Iowa, United States
20.0x 13.2x 14.1 cm
$59

An interesting large cabinet sized sample of calcite from near the Iowa- Illinois border.  It was purchased from a field collector, and shows an entire vug in the host rock-- this was obviously sawn from a larger boulder.  While most specimens are nicely prepared, or trimmed down, I thought this one gave an interesting glimpse into the way these things are actually found, when one goes to field collect.  Some damage, but exactly as shown.

This is heavy.









CFF56 Calcite on Fluorite
Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co. , Chenzhou Pref., Hunan Prov., China
6.2x 4.5x 3.3 cm
$54

A nice example of tabular gray calcite, on a partial, light green fluorite octahedron.







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