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NA231 - Cuprian Adamite SOLD
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.1 x 3.0 cm
ex.  Don Boydston


Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na231a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na231b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na231c.jpg]

A 3.5cm cluster of cuprian Adamite on limonite. This one has the desirable green color that is so hard to find. From the Don Boydston collection.


AF444 - Dioptase, Plancheite after Calcite $ 1800 SOLD
Tantara Mine, Katanga, Republic of Congo
miniature - 4.1 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Dioptase, Plancheite after Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/af444a.jpg] Dioptase, Plancheite after Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/af444b.jpg] Dioptase, Plancheite after Calcite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/af444c.jpg]

Rare old specimen of Dioptase and Plancheite replacing scalenohedral Calcite crystals. The crystals reach 1.3cm in length. These are from a small find found way back in the 1920s. The Mineralogical Record has an article on these specimens in the November-December 2005 issue. According to the article, the Calcites were first replaced by the Dioptase with are in turn partially replaced by Plancheite. Ex. Kent England collection and very rare to find for sale.


AF445 - Azurite SOLD
Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit District, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit District, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af445a.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit District, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af445b.jpg] Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Touissit District, Morocco [db_pics/pics/af445c.jpg]

Sharply formed cluster of Azurite crystals. Floater cluster with no points of attachment with crystals to 1.4cm wide.


A104 - Pyromorphite $ 340 SOLD
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a104a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/a104b.jpg]

Fine quality Pyromorphite specimen, a floater with no matrix or points of attachment. Good color and luster with no damage. A definite keeper that stands out among the many thousands of similar specimens that have been found.


E503 - Heliodor SOLD
Andiamena Commune, Tsaratanana District, Betsiboka Region, Mahananga (Majunga) Province, Madagascar
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3.9 cm


Heliodor from Andiamena Commune, Tsaratanana District, Betsiboka Region, Mahananga (Majunga) Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/e503a.jpg] Heliodor from Andiamena Commune, Tsaratanana District, Betsiboka Region, Mahananga (Majunga) Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/e503b.jpg] Heliodor from Andiamena Commune, Tsaratanana District, Betsiboka Region, Mahananga (Majunga) Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/e503c.jpg] Heliodor from Andiamena Commune, Tsaratanana District, Betsiboka Region, Mahananga (Majunga) Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/e503d.jpg]

Unusually etched, gemmy yellow Heliodor crystal with sharp, parallel ridges giving it a ribbed effect unlike any I've seen before. A floater with each termination relatively flat and etched. This style of etching is very uncommon and much different than the etched Ukranian Heliodors.


NA416 - Fluorite, Sphalerite, Calcite, Galena $ 120 SOLD
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite, Sphalerite, Calcite, Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na416a.jpg] Fluorite, Sphalerite, Calcite, Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na416b.jpg] Fluorite, Sphalerite, Calcite, Galena from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na416c.jpg]

Transparent Fluorite crystals of two habits (cubes and cubes with bevelled edges) on Galena with black Sphalerite. A druse of white Calcite crystals coat the top. Much better in person as the Fluorites appear like ice cubes attached to the Galena.


NA417 - Grossular with Diopside $ 50 SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Grossular with Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na417a.jpg] Grossular with Diopside from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na417b.jpg]

Gem quality orange Grossular crystals on Diopside coated matrix. The large 1.3cm crystal at the base is has chipping along the edges, the other crystals are undamaged. .


NA418 - Mimetite $ 150 SOLD
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Mimetite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na418a.jpg] Mimetite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na418b.jpg]

Clusters of greenish yellow Mimetite on matrix. This specimen has great velvety sparkle on the mounds of Mimetite. A showy and undamaged specimen, very good for this size.


NA419 - Wulfenite $ 350 SOLD
Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.8 x 3 cm


Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/na419a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/na419b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mtns., La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/na419c.jpg]

Stunning bright red/orange Wulfenite crystals well protected in a shallow vug. The crystals reach 1.8cm and are very showy and bright.


NA421 - Manganoan Adamite $ 480 SOLD
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na421a.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na421b.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na421c.jpg] Manganoan Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na421d.jpg]

Cluster of lustrous Adamite crystals with typical chisel-shaped terminations in a spray formation in a limonite vug. This is old material from the 1980s with the rare and desirable purple coloration. Largest crystals reach nearly 2cm long and over 5mm across at the terminations. These can sell for ridiculously high prices due to their rarity and I consider this one a bargain.


NA422 - Orpiment SOLD
Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm


Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na422a.jpg] Orpiment from Twin Creeks Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na422b.jpg]

Rich, translucent orange Orpiment crystals on black matrix.



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