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B487 - Boleite $ 850
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
large cabinet - 16 x 10 x 7 cm


Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487a.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487b.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487c.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487d.jpg] Boleite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b487e.jpg]

Large matrix specimen with numerous Boleite crystals. Matrix Boleite specimens, when available, are most commonly composed of dried clay containing Boleite crystals. This specimen is uncommon for both it's size and that the matrix is composed of hard rock and Gypsum. There are also cream colored Anglesite crystals present. The Boleite cubes reach 8mm in largest dimension. I count 9 larger Boleites, plus many more tiny crystals. This is a rare specimen from a long closed mine.


B488 - Azurite $ 950 SOLD
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona
cabinet - 13 x 8 x 6 cm


Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b488a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b488b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/b488c.jpg]

Large display specimen of deep blue Azurite. Sparkly crystals all over with great color. There is an old collection sticker on the back, though I am unaware of what collection this is from.


B489 - Chalcocite $ 1200 SOLD
Lucky Friday Pocket, Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin
cabinet - 13.5 x 9 x 7 cm


Chalcocite from Lucky Friday Pocket, Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin [db_pics/pics/b489a.jpg] Chalcocite from Lucky Friday Pocket, Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin [db_pics/pics/b489b.jpg] Chalcocite from Lucky Friday Pocket, Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin [db_pics/pics/b489c.jpg]

Large specimen if irridescent Chalcosite. Crystals are present all over the specimen, with shimmering colors of red, purple, gold, and blue. Comes an old Western Minerals label and old price of $3,500.


B490 - Copper on Cobaltian Dolomite $ 800 SOLD
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 3.2 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm


Copper on Cobaltian Dolomite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b490a.jpg] Copper on Cobaltian Dolomite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b490b.jpg] Copper on Cobaltian Dolomite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b490c.jpg]

Highly aesthetic specimen of Copper atop well saturated pink Colbaltian Dolomite. Uncommon and beautiful piece, reminds me of a Bonsai tree.


B491 - Elbaite $ 700
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 9.1 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b491a.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b491b.jpg] Elbaite from Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b491c.jpg]

Long, slender single Elbaite crystal. Blue/green color and facet grade for it's entire length. Perfectly terminated and undamaged.


B493 - Brochantite $ 250
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 2 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b493a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b493b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b493c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b493d.jpg]

Bright green Brochantite crystals covering matrix. Great 'electric' green color and a mixture of larger and smaller sized crystals.


B495 - Brookite $ 300
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b495a.jpg] Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b495b.jpg] Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b495c.jpg]

A 3cm Brookite crystal on matrix with Quartz crystals.


B496 - Brookite $ 300 SOLD
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b496a.jpg] Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b496b.jpg]

Pair of intergrown Brookite crystals, each is single terminated.


B498 - Brookite $ 200 SOLD
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm


Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b498a.jpg] Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b498b.jpg] Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b498c.jpg]

A 1.3cm double terminated Brookite crystal on matrix. Superb!


B499 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1250
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499d.jpg]

Stunning Azurite specimen with bladed crystals to 2.5cm wide on a white matrix with spherical masses of Malachite which are distinctive for this pocket.


B500 - Azurite with Malachite $ 250
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b500a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b500b.jpg]

Bright bladed crystals of Azurite, nothing but Azurite on this one except a single spherical mass of Malachite which is distinctive for this pocket. Some chipping along the edges.


B501 - Argyrodite $ 750 SOLD
Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm


Argyrodite from Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b501a.jpg] Argyrodite from Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b501b.jpg] Argyrodite from Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b501c.jpg]

Rare, historic Argyrodite specimen. Argyrodite is one the rarest of the silver species, a germanium containing silver sulfide. Comes with old W. Maucher label.



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