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TS216 - Calcite with Malachite after Azurite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


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Calcite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts216a.jpg] Calcite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts216b.jpg] Calcite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts216c.jpg]

Coral-like formation of light green Calcite with four crystals of Malachite after Azurite.


US157 - Copper with Calcite $ 2000 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1000
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157a.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157b.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157c.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157d.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157e.jpg]

Hackly Copper protruding out of a Quartz matrix with areas overgrown by clear Calcite crystals. Well balanced specimen with lots of Copper and good coverage of Calcite crystals heavily included by bright, non-tarnished Copper. There is some damage to the Calcite, but it is in overall good condition.


E678 - Azurite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e678a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e678b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e678c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


TZ478 - Dravite $ 750 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 375
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.7 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz478a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz478b.jpg]

Large gemmy brown Dravite with a complex termination. Only the bottom portion is backlit inthe second photo but you can see that it is very gemmy. Big crystal that weighs 90.6 grams.


TU231 - Dravite $ 480 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 240
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu231a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu231b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu231c.jpg]

Gem quality rootbeer brown Dravite crystal with a complex, stepped termination. An unusual feature of this crystal is a thin horzontal zone of cat's-eye that runs through the middle of the crystal, causing it to slightly offset, how this formed is a mystery to me. Complete and undamaged.


T463 - Apatite on Quartz $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


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Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t463a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/t463b.jpg]

Rehealed Quartz crystal shard with an attached 1.3cm Apatite crystal. The Apatite is color zoned with a central blue stripe.


C557 - Spinel $ 600 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 300
Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 8 cm


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Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557a.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557b.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557c.jpg] Spinel from Big Maria mountains, Riverside County, California, USA [db_pics/pics/c557d.jpg]

Large 3cm black Spinel crystal on matrix with other smaller Spinel crystals. This is an old specimen from a collection from the 1960s and 70s, and unfortunately there was no  locality information available. I believe it to be from an old, lost locality in Riverside Co. It occurs with Chlorite and appears to have been partially etched from carbonate rock. It rates as a significant California Spinel. Undamaged.


C567 - Calcite on Copper $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567a.jpg] Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567b.jpg] Calcite on Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c567c.jpg]

Small Calcite crystals atop crystalline Copper with good patina. Calcite and green Epidote on the backside.


C597 - Azurite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 1.3 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597d.jpg]

Cluster of blue Azurite crystals with jagged edges in places, which is an uncommon style from Tsumeb. There is a small chip on the termination, otherwise good. Transluscent blue on edges when backlit. Ex. Russel Jones, Carl Acosta collections and previous price of $185.


SM273 - Azurite $ 240 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 120
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM273a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM273b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM273c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM273d.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM273e.jpg]

Translucent, tabular Azurite crystals from the Volborthite zone. The crystals are complete and undamaged. Milpillas is already considered the best Azurite locality in the world. While crystals are currently abundant, now is the time to get a good one before supplies dry up.


SM606 - Sphalerite with Quartz $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru
cabinet - 12.0 x 9.2 x 4.7 cm


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Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606a.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606b.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606c.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606d.jpg] Sphalerite with Quartz from Pacococha, Huancavalica, Peru [db_pics/pics/SM606e.jpg]

Large, dark color Sphalerite crystals dominate the top of this specimen with the largest individual one measuring 3.5cm on edge. The matrix is entirely Sphalerite with the terminated top crystals showing small white druzy Quartz crystals providing a nice contrast. Weight is 1lb, 10oz. Ex. The Rocksmiths Minerals with their old label showing $22 price over 20 years ago. A very clean specimen with only minor contact or chipping to the main crystals.


C649 - Amethyst scepter $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c649c.jpg]

Glassy and transparent amethyst scepter atop white Quartz. Complete all around and undamaged with an area of natural etching on one face. The Amethyst has hair-like black inclusions.


AR7 - Wulfenite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200
Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Wulfenite from Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria [db_pics/pics/AR7a.jpg] Wulfenite from Bad Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria [db_pics/pics/AR7b.jpg]

Blocky orange Wulfenite crystals in a mound shaped cluster. These thick crystals were much less common than the more typical thin crystals found here. Old hard to find specimen. Crystals reach 1.1cm on edge, undamaged.


AR12 - Rhodochrosite on Quartz $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Silverton, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12a.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12b.jpg] Rhodochrosite on Quartz from Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/AR12c.jpg]

Clusters of pink Rhodochrosite crystals atop Quartz crystals, undamaged.


AR13 - Millerite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13a.jpg] Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13b.jpg] Millerite from Hall's Gap, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA [db_pics/pics/AR13c.jpg]

Partial geode filled with golden hair-like Millerite, undamaged. Classic USA material from a now closed locality.

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