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Mid west limestone quarries known mineral rich geodes pockets The
Lehigh Portland Cement Co. Quarry, Mitchell, Lawrence Co., Indiana, USA
Miniature, 5.5 x 4.6 x 2.4 cm
Mid-west limestone quarries are well-known for their mineral-rich geodes and pockets. The Celestines from the Lehigh Portland Cement Quarry, in general, have a beautiful golden color. All the smaller Celestines in this geode are golden and GEMMY. Perfect. The larger crystal here, a full 3 cm across and well-formed, ranges from colorless to golden, and the golden layer is infused with microsulfides... Read more
This aesthetic rare species specimen probably richest known examples
Boulby Potash Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England
Miniature, 5.3 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm
This aesthetic rare species specimen is probably one of the richest known examples of the mineral and is composed of intergrown, bladed crystals of glassy and gemmy, nearly colorless volkovskite, an uncommon hydrated potassium calcium borate. Individual crystals reach 2 cm in length and form a solid mass filling a "geode" of lustrous, salmon-colored hilgardite (another uncommon borate mineral as a... Read more
This rare calcite inside amethyst geode ancient classic locality We
Idar-Obenstein, Fishbachtal, Germany
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 6.8 x 4.7 cm
This is a rare calcite inside an amethyst geode, from this ancient and classic locality. We do not see many on the market today. Idar remains today, even after the exhaustion of its famous crystal deposits, the center of world lapidary skill and craftsmanship. Emplaced aesthetically on slightly amethystine quartz is a lustrous and translucent, golden amber colored calcite crystal measuring 4.5 cm ... Read more
A rarity USA Nestled aesthetically calcite lined geode divergent
Estabrook Park, Racine Co., Wisconsin, USA
Miniature, 5.6 x 4.0 x 3.6 cm
A rarity from the USA! Nestled aesthetically in the calcite-lined geode is a divergent, acicular spray of millerite crystals, to 2 cm in length. The lustrous, golden crystals of millerite are associated with lustrous and translucent, colorless calcite crystals, to 1.4 cm in length. This is a classic association, and very rarely seen in such aesthetic quality! The collecting site is now in a park, ... Read more
Beautiful salmon colored elongated crystals thomsonite natrual geode
Forra di Bulla (Pufler Loch), Alpe di Siusi (Seisser Alps), South Tyrol, Italy
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 6.0 x 4.2 cm
Beautiful, salmon-colored, elongated crystals of thomsonite in a natrual geode from this classic Alpine locality! This is from the collection of Phil Scalisi, exchanged to him from Harvard over 20 years ago. These crystals are quite large by ANY standard, alpine or otherwise.
Here COMPLETE POCKET high grade velvety shattuckite literally perched
Okenwasi Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 11.4 x 7.2 x 6.4 cm
Here is a COMPLETE POCKET of high-grade velvety shattuckite, literally perched on its own natural pedestal and complete all around! Mineralogically, a fascinating piece, I think. How could such a thing survive, its beyond me; but apparently the shattuckite geode survived intact when surounding calcite or quartz was dissolved or etched away in nature. The pedestal of malachite and quartz sets the p... Read more


This stunning geode like pocket chrysocolla completely preserved layer
Inspiration Mine, Globe-Miami Dist., Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Miniature, 5.5 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
This is a stunning "geode"-like pocket of chrysocolla, completely preserved under a thin layer of sparkly, transparent quartz that has coated the inside of the pocket and preserved the soft material under a coating of hardness. The shine and color to the piece just make it stand out. The outside of this natural pocket has been polished slightly to smooth it down. All in all, a fine miniature, with... Read more
A rich spray acicular millerite crystals 2 cm length perched calcite
roadcut in Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm
A rich spray of acicular millerite crystals to 2 cm in length perched on calcite. These form in rare geodes found at this locale, and are old USA classics, though seldom seen today. These are found in roadcuts around the county, and are a different beast from the frilly hairy millerites from nearby Ollie.
Azurite rarely copper famous cuprite specimens recent years This
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
Cabinet, 9.6 x 8.4 x 6.0 cm
Azurite is very rarely found at this copper mine, most famous for its cuprite specimens in recent years. This is from one pocket found in the summer of 2013, I am told. Nearly a complete floater, this azurite specimen is composed of rosettes formed by many, tiny, tabular crystals of sparkling, neon blue azurite. The rosettes reach 2 cm across. As an added measure, there are bright green 1-2 mm mal... Read more
Totally bounded faces translucent partially hollow specimen occurs non
Pine Creek Mine, Inyo Co., California, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 2.7 x 0.9 cm
Totally bounded by faces, this translucent and partially hollow specimen, occurs as the non crystalline center of certain agates. Definitely not a common occurrence in the stock of mineral dealers. I have never seen one of these from anywhere but Brazil. From California ?!?! NOTE FROM A FRIEND: These polyhedrons occurred in a Tungsten mine near Bishop, California. The correct spelling is "Pine Cri... Read more
A superb symmetric amethyst scepter unusual locale just hav enot seen
Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm
A superb, very symmetric amethyst scepter from an unusual locale....just hav enot seen many amethyst from Brazil at all other than the typical small crystals in geodes, and this fine scepter is really therefore a shock to me. It is complete save a single small bit of contact or damage on one back face only.
Beautiful cluster parallel smokies small geode nice
Moorolla, Victoria, Australia
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm
Beautiful cluster of two parallel smokies, from a small geode! nice!.
A UNIQUE SPECIMEN better perosn shot angle This azurite geode cavity
Blue Bell Mine, near Globe, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm
A very UNIQUE SPECIMEN, much better in perosn as the shot is off-angle. This azurite geode has a cavity filled with brilliant, acicular malachite crystals. Most unusual!!! I have never seen another - only empty azurite geodes from here, in the past!.
Another exceptional shattuck diop combo These rare I seen small
Otjikotu, Kaokoveld, Kunene, Namibia
Miniature, 4.5 x 4.0 x 2.5 cm
Another exceptional shattuck/diop combo! These are very rare, and I have never seen but a few of them out of the small batches of the last few years trickling out of this locality. This piece has a rather large vug, and thus tons of shattuckite for the money...its probably more valuable, if less unique, split in half to sell as two shattuckite specimens. However, I think the novelty value of such ... Read more
This superb example rare nickel species brilliant hulk green crystals
Hall's Gap Road Cut, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA
Miniature, 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm
This is a superb example of this rare nickel species, with brilliant hulk-green crystals to 1 cm in a protected cavity in a quartz geode. I believe this is the world's best locality for the least, I have not seen good honessite from other places for sale. Honessite is MUCH more rare than the millerite found in geodes from this hard-to-collect locality (I know, I collected there as a ... Read more
Metallic brilliant nickel green honessite crystals richly 3 cm vug
Hallos Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 6.1 x 2.5 cm
Metallic, brilliant nickel-green honessite crystals richly fill a 3 cm vug in this impressive matrix specimen from a now closed locality. Honessite is MUCH more rare than its close-relative millerite and I can assure you, having collected here as a kid, that the stuff is REALLY rare at Hall's Gap. 1 in 1000 geodes have it, 1 for every 100 that have millerite.
A matrix bound millerite geode measuring 3 5 cm It just fille dwith
Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 4.0 x 3.1 cm
A matrix-bound millerite geode, measuring 3.5 cm across! It is just fille dwith beautiful multicolored, iridescent millerite in acicular crystals to several centimeters. This locality is now unaccessible to collectors.
This rich example millerite nestled protected cavity quartz geode This
Hall's Gap Road Cut, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA
Miniature, 4.6 x 3.9 x 3.3 cm
This is a very rich example of millerite nestled within a protected cavity in a quartz geode. This is a hard-to-collect locality (I know, I collected there as a kid!), and geodes this full and this well- filled are just rare as can be. The location is a road cuts along a major state highway, now completely off-limits to collectors. This particular specimen has millerite poking out all sides, and i... Read more
One lucky Millerite crystals geode vug Maybe nice spray gods looking
Halls Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky (NOW CLOSED TO COLLECTING!)
Miniature, 3.8 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm
One is often lucky to find even a few Millerite crystals in a geode or vug. Maybe a nice spray if the gods are looking favorably on you...Here you have a geode absolutely packed with lustrous and perfect needles and a rare associated pyrite. This is a rare killer specimen for the species and what is more, it can be safely mailed as the crystals are protected in a natural geode. I used to collect h... Read more
It difficult remove gemmy undamaged clusters celestine like large
Sakoany (Sankoany) deposit, Katsepy Commune, Mitsinjo District, Boeny Region, Mahajanga (Majunga) Province, Madagascar
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 7.8 x 4.4 cm
It is very difficult to remove gemmy, undamaged, clusters of celestine, like this one, from the large geodes in which they form. The aesthetic arrangement of the lustrous, transparent, sky blue, prismatic crystals, to 6.0 cm in length, helps make this Celestine, a winner. I normally look righ tpast the stuff...its usually just "stuff," in mass quantities. But THIS ONE stands above, and is simply a... Read more
Aesthetically situated completely hollow basaltic vug diverging spray
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 11.4 x 10.5 x 9.2 cm
Aesthetically situated in completely hollow basaltic vug, a diverging spray of gemmy, lustrous, natrolite crystals to 6 cm in length emanate from a druse of sugary white quartz. Although a few natrolite crystals do span the vug and are attached to the ceiling, the majority are visibly terminated. Just an amazing specimen!
This terrific specimen consists Fluorite spheres 1 3 cm 2 cm
Mahodari, Nasik, Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 9.9 x 9.8 x 4.3 cm
This terrific specimen consists of three Fluorite spheres (to 1.3 cm) and a 2-cm scalenohedron of Calcite, all perched on literally ropelike stalactites of translucent quartz crystals. Many of the quartz crystals actually comprise very attractive and visually delicate stalactites within the Chalcedony/basalt vug (the piece preserves some of the natural concavity in person, though it is sawed o nth... Read more
A slamon pink cluster incredibly formed euhedral epistilbite crystals
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 7.2 x 4.2 cm
A slamon-pink cluster of incredibly well-formed euhedral epistilbite crystals, showing tru chisel-type terminations, flanked by two splaying wings of heaulandite! I had this trimmed down from a much larger specimen to highlight the unusual combination, and I think the result is quite unique
A beautiful half geode consistent red datolite ask These datolite
Caledonia Mine, Ontonogan County, Michigan, USA
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.6 x 1.7 cm
A beautiful half-geode with the most consistent red datolite you could ask for. These datolite nodules are quite rare in such quality, and highly prized by collectors who know their ins and outs. This one is a particularly fine piece for the red variety (the color is due to copper), and is from several prominent collections. I recently saw the exhibit of the Seaman Museum's specimens up in Michiga... Read more
I normally big basaltic amethyst geodes turns blows away exquisite
Artigas, Uraguay
Large Cabinet, 24.0 x 12.0 x 6.4 cm
I am not normally big on basaltic amethyst geodes, but every now and then one of them turns up that blows me away with its exquisite crystallization inside the former lava bubbles. This UNDAMAGED, PRISTINE stalactite leaps up from matrix, and is just plain dramatic. It is 7.5 inches tall! The stalactite is complete 360 degrees. Comes in a custom Brazilian wood base, for easy display. (and with a f... Read more
A choice calcite specimen recovered famous quartz amethyst geodes old
Fischbach, Idar-Oberstein, Germany
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm
A choice calcite specimen recovered from one of the famous quartz or amethyst geodes of old Idar-Oberstein, long-ago exhausted and now difficult to find (which is what sent so many German craftsman off to Brazil). This is a fine miniature with crystals to 2.5 cm. It shows phantoms consisting of hematite-colored reddish scalenohedra within a later generation of sharp hexagonal crystals and is compl... Read more
This specimen features geode vug colorless lustrous calcite crystals
Estabrook Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.6 cm
This specimen features a geode vug with colorless, lustrous, calcite crystals hosting a diverging spray of lustrous, brassy, millerite crystals to an inch cm in length. Note that the millerite from here is more cylindrcal and stout in form, compared to the hairy wires from Kentucky. This is as large a specimen as I have seen for the locality on the market in some time. I had the good fortune to fi... Read more
Well jokes aside I think specimen named Blue Ball Mine This wonderful
Blueball Mine, Globe, Globe Hills, Globe Hills District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Miniature, 3.4 x 3.3 x 1.8 cm
Well, all jokes aside, I think from this specimen you can see why this mine was named the Blue Ball Mine. This is a wonderful azurite GEODE (yes, an azurite geode!) that came uniquely from this mine. The crystals grew radially towards the middle, where you can actually see terminations around the hollow at the very center. These are quite unique specimens! 3.4 x 3.3 x 1.8cm
Well jokes aside certainly called Blue Ball Mine This adorable geode
Blueball Mine, Globe, Globe Hills, Globe Hills District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.4 x 1.1 cm
Well, all jokes aside, you can certainly see why they called this the Blue Ball Mine. This is an adorable geode of solid azurite, with tiny sparkling crystals in the middle, accented with pretty green malachite. These are very hard to get now This one came from Arizona collector/dealer Evan Jones. 2.7 x 2.4 x 1.1cm, 2.7 x 2.3 x 1.4cm
A little geode solid azurite small pocket inside lined sparkly deep
Blueball Mine, Globe, Globe Hills, Globe Hills District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Toenail, 3.1 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm
A little geode of solid azurite with a small pocket inside lined with sparkly, deep blue crystals. Old material, accompanied by an old Burminco label. Measurement given is 1/2 of geode.