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AF564 - Azurite $ 440 (=~ AUS$ 581) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 220 (=~ AUS$ 290)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.4 x 2.3 x 1 cm
ex.  Matthew Webb


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af564a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af564b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/af564c.jpg]

Cluster of highly lustrous Azurite crystals, complete all around and translucent when backlit. Display equally well from either side. Some minor chipping along the termination of one crystal, otherwise undamaged.


A855 - Anatase on Albite with Quartz $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 165)
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855a.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855b.jpg] Anatase on Albite with Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a855c.jpg]

Anatase crystals to 14mm set in snow-white, sparkling Albite crystals with transparent Quartz crystals.


AF537 - Acanthite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af537a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco [db_pics/pics/af537b.jpg]

Sharp octahedral crystals to 12mm on edge. The crystals are very sharp in form but have slightly curved edges giving them a unique appearance, 3.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm.


A398 - Azurite with Malachite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175 (=~ AUS$ 231)
Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.8 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a398a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Copper Mine, Anhui Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a398b.jpg]

Lustrous blue Azurite crystals with velvety Malachite, size 7.8 x 6.5 x 3 cm.


T38 - Tanzanite $ 3500 (=~ AUS$ 4620) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1750 (=~ AUS$ 2310)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t38a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t38b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t38c.jpg]

Good sized gem Tanzanite crystal with good transparency. Complete all around, fine gem crystal, 3.5 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm.


T35 - Tanzanite $ 3200 (=~ AUS$ 4224) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1600 (=~ AUS$ 2112)
Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t35a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t35b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t35c.jpg]

Fine gem Tanzanite crystal with good transparency from top to bottom. Complete all around and undamaged, very good crystal, 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm.


B304 - Azurite, Malachite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 238) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90 (=~ AUS$ 119)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.4 x 1 cm


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Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b304a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b304b.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with attached Malachite. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. A couple chips, otherwise undamaged.


B306 - Azurite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 238) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90 (=~ AUS$ 119)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306a.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306b.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306c.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping, beautiful front and back with just a tiny area of contact on bottom where it attached to the matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


T883 - Vanadinite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175 (=~ AUS$ 231)
San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 12 x 11 x 6 cm


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Vanadinite from San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t883a.jpg] Vanadinite from San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t883b.jpg] Vanadinite from San Carlos Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t883c.jpg]

Old specimen of Vanadinite with Calcite. Individual crystals reach over 1cm in length. From an old collection, amazingly only a couple crystals missing.


T868 - Goshenite $ 390 (=~ AUS$ 515) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 195 (=~ AUS$ 257)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Goshenite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t868a.jpg] Goshenite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t868b.jpg] Goshenite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t868c.jpg]

Old specimen of colorless Beryl. A tabular crystal that has been heavily etched though it retains some of the original crystal faces. Valued at $350.


T827 - Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite $ 3000 (=~ AUS$ 3960) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1980)
Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo
cabinet - 9.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827a.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827b.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827c.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827d.jpg] Shattuckite over Dioptase over Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Dem. Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/t827e.jpg]

Large open vug of blue Shattuckite over Dioptase. The Dioptase formerly covered larger Calcite crystals, which are now gone, only the tips of one or two crystals can be seen on the backside now, however their form is clearly evident from the inside of the vug. The specimen is almost entirely Dioptase and Shattuckite. An unusual feature of this specimen is the light, pearly luster on the surface of the Shattuckite, which is more typically a darker, matte luster. Rare and unusual.


T794 - Quartz $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 99)
Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794a.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794b.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794c.jpg] Quartz from Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/t794d.jpg]

Cluster of smokey grey Quartz crystals. The prism faces of the large crystals are covered by smaller Quartz crystals and the termination faces are flat and smooth. There is also color zoning in the terminations with dark zones along the edges. Found in 2017.


T674 - Tourmaline $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1980) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 990)
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 6 cm


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Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t674d.jpg]

Massive single, well terminated green Tourmaline crystal with highly fibrous, hair-like structure in areas. Broad, flat termination slopes gently back towards the side wtihteh hair-like growth. Can be displayed from one side as a typical (but huge) Tourmaline, or from the other side showing the hair-like fibrous structures.


T656 - Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) $ 2500 (=~ AUS$ 3300) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1250 (=~ AUS$ 1650)
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 7 cm


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Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656a.jpg] Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656b.jpg] Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656c.jpg] Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite (R) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t656d.jpg]

Rare large cluster of Rosasite after Malachite after Azurite crystals, the largest cluster I can recall ever seeing. Note that this has been repaired in a number of places. This came out of an old collection and the repairs have not been done to modern standards, so it could be greatly improved. There are five large crystals that comprise the group. Just a rare and spectacular piece.


T494 - Brucite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t494d.jpg]

Elegant, wavy cluster of solid Brucite from a new find that grades from white to bright lemon yellow. Undamaged.

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