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B655 - Cuprite, Silver on Copper $ 4250
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
cabinet - 10 x 9.5 x 6.5 cm


Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655a.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655b.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655c.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655d.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655e.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655f.jpg]

One of the largest, most dramatic examples of Cuprite on Copper from this find I have seen. A large, heavy specimen of well crystallized Copper adorned with Cuprite crystals running down the front, including a cluster right at the top and center. The Cuprites reach 1.5cm in size. The are areas of Silver with most located in an open area in the center of the Copper, which is loaded with Silver. No damage and sits up on its own for display. A stunner!


B656 - Wulfenite $ 750
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
cabinet - 15 x 11 x 3 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b656a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b656b.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix. A good sized flat plate of crystals.


B657 - Wulfenite $ 750
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
cabinet - 14 x 13 x 3.5 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b657a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b657b.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b657c.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix. A good sized flat plate of crystals.


B658 - Wulfenite SOLD
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
cabinet - 14 x 6 x 3 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b658a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b658b.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b658c.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix. Well separated crystals.


B660 - Elbaite $ 150 SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.9 x 1.0 x 1 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b660a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b660b.jpg]

Terminated single bubble-gum pink Tourmaline crystal. Great color and gem zones. Weighs 5.8 grams.


B661 - Elbaite $ 200
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3.1 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b661a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b661b.jpg]

Intergrown pair of bubble-gum pink Tourmaline crystals. Great color and gem zones. Undamaged (except for tiny crystal at base) and double terminated though bottom termination is rough.


B662 - Elbaite $ 120 SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.0 x 1 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b662a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b662b.jpg]

Single bubble-gum pink Tourmaline crystal with a light purple zone at termination. Undamaged and weighs 4.7 grams.


B663 - Sphalerite $ 280
Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 5 cm


Sphalerite from Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York [db_pics/pics/b663a.jpg] Sphalerite from Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York [db_pics/pics/b663b.jpg] Sphalerite from Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York [db_pics/pics/b663c.jpg]

Bright, jewel-like golden Sphalerite crystals set in a vug in Magnetite. The whole specimen, even the matrix, is bright and just sparkles. Excellent quality Sphalerite and hard to get specimen. Better than photos.


B664 - Azurite $ 1200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664c.jpg]

Exceedingly showy, bright Azurite crystals. Great color and 'wet' luster. The only detraction, and what keeps this from being a $5000 specimen, is one broken off crystal at the bottom near the edge. A good flat plate of crystals with individuals to 2cm wide at the termination.


B665 - Topaz on Albite $ 250 SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 5.0 x 4.5 cm


Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b665a.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b665b.jpg] Topaz on Albite from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b665c.jpg]

Two Topaz crystals set in white blades of Albite. Both crystals are gemmy and undamaged, main crystal 3cm tall


B666 - Brookite in Quartz $ 300 - ON HOLD
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm


Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b666a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b666b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b666c.jpg]

Floater cluster of two Quartz crystals in a V formation. The right crystal has an included 9mm Brookite crystal.


B667 - Amazonite $ 200
Konso, Sidamo-Borana Province, Ethiopia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.0 x 2.5 cm


Amazonite from Konso, Sidamo-Borana Province, Ethiopia [db_pics/pics/b667a.jpg] Amazonite from Konso, Sidamo-Borana Province, Ethiopia [db_pics/pics/b667b.jpg] Amazonite from Konso, Sidamo-Borana Province, Ethiopia [db_pics/pics/b667c.jpg]

Twin Amazonite crystals with large, smooth faces and great color.


B668 - Inesite $ 250
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668a.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668b.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668c.jpg]

Pink Inesite crystals covering matrix, but not your typical druse of evenly sized crystals. This particular find produced specimens with tufts of Inesite rising above the smaller crystals.


B669 - Inesite $ 220
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b669a.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b669b.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b669c.jpg]

Pink Inesite crystals covering matrix, but not your typical druse of evenly sized crystals. This particular find produced specimens with tufts of Inesite rising above the smaller crystals.



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