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C470 - Azurite with Malachite $ 2800 (=~ £ 2014)
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 12.5 x 10 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c470a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c470b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c470c.jpg]

Flat matrix partially covered by bubbly Malachite which is in turn covered by bright, sparkly Azurite. Essentially undamaged with only one or two very slight bruises along edges. Showy and rare specimen that has been in a collection since the 1970s. A gorgeous specimen, brighter and more sparkly than photos.


C471 - Hemimorphite $ 600 (=~ £ 432)
Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4 cm


Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c471a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c471b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c471c.jpg]

Thick layer of Hemimorphite over matrix. The Hemimorphite is transluscent with superb color, the best for the find in my opinion. Perfect and undamaged.


C472 - Smithsonite $ 350 (=~ £ 252)
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4 cm


Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c472a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c472b.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c472c.jpg]

Bright pink satiny Smithsonite without matrix. Great color, no damage.


C473 - Copper $ 2400 (=~ £ 1727)
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 10 x 8.5 x 2.0 cm


Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c473a.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c473b.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c473c.jpg]

Grouping of Copper crystals with a rich red patina. Ex. Peter Bancroft specimen.


C474 - Mangano Calcite with Quartz $ 390 (=~ £ 281)
Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c474a.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c474b.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c474c.jpg]

A 3.7cm pink, scalenohedral Manganocalcite crystal, partially coated by drusy Quartz, adjacent to a mound of Quartz crystals. Clean and undamaged.


C475 - Prehnite $ 550 (=~ £ 396)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals on Graphite. Such Prehnites have come out sporadically from Merelani over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big crystals with individuals to 1.6cm wide. The lower back edge is contacted, otherwise nothing but great crystals sticking out in various directions. A good one for the find.


C476 - Prehnite $ 450 (=~ £ 324) SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4.9 x 3 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c476a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c476b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c476c.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals. Such Prehnites have come out sporadically from Merelani over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big crystals with great color. It appears to have grown on a Tanzanite crystal (there is a flat surface and traces of Tanzanite on the back). There is some chatter on some crystals but it's in overall great condition and has a fabulous 'glow' to it. A good one for the find.


C477 - Barite $ 350 (=~ £ 252)
Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c477a.jpg] Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c477b.jpg]

A stunner of a Barite specimen with water clear, glassy crystals on matrix. Main crystal is 3cm and undamaged.


C478 - Gold on Quartz $ 600 (=~ £ 432) SOLD
16-1 Mine, Alleghany, Sierra Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm


Gold on Quartz from 16-1 Mine, Alleghany, Sierra Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c478a.jpg] Gold on Quartz from 16-1 Mine, Alleghany, Sierra Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c478b.jpg] Gold on Quartz from 16-1 Mine, Alleghany, Sierra Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c478c.jpg]

Bright Gold on and in milky Quartz from the famous 16-1 Mine. Center cluster of Gold is 1.8cm wide.


C479 - Benitoite $ 1600 (=~ £ 1151)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479d.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Benitoite to 2.1cm on schist matrix with white Natrolite. This specimen has two qualities which most do not have - deep blue color and good luster. The color is as good as it gets and the luster is good. A small shallow nick on the large crystal is the only detraction I could find. Uncommon to find them this good!


C480 - Epidote on Feldspar $ 750 (=~ £ 540)
Baja California, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Epidote on Feldspar from Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c480a.jpg] Epidote on Feldspar from Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c480b.jpg] Epidote on Feldspar from Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c480c.jpg]

Terminated green Epidote crystal rising out of the center of large white Feldspar crystals. This is an old John Sinkankas specimen with his number 'JS EP12' affixed to the backside. The termination faces are slightly etched but undamaged. Both a good Baja Epidote specimen and a historic specimen.


C481 - Tourmaline $ 1500 (=~ £ 1079)
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.8 x 1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c481a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c481b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c481c.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c481d.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c481e.jpg]

Classic gem green Tourmaline from the Perderniera. Undamaged with the uppper two thirds entirely facet quality gem. There is a very shallow indentation on one side where another Tourmaline grew against it. A more blue/green body color grading to more grass green at the termination. A stunner!


C482 - Chlorargyrite $ 450 (=~ £ 324) SOLD
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 5 x 3 x 3 cm


Chlorargyrite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/c482a.jpg] Chlorargyrite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/c482b.jpg]

Olive green crystals of Chlorargyrite that contrast well against the black matrix. A rare silver chloride specimen likely mined 100 years ago. Undamaged, quality specimen.


C483 - Tourmaline on Lepidolite (R) $ 850 (=~ £ 612) SOLD
Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Tourmaline on Lepidolite (R) from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c483a.jpg] Tourmaline on Lepidolite (R) from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c483b.jpg] Tourmaline on Lepidolite (R) from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c483c.jpg]

Long cluster of cranberry red Tourmaline crystals with green tips on Lepidolite. Stunningly beautiful piece with good transparency and balance. There is one repair to the main crystal which keeps the price low. Can be displayed from front or back.


Q303 - Nagyagite $ 125 (=~ £ 90) SOLD
Nagyag, Hunedoara Co., Romania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 0.4 cm


Nagyagite from Nagyag, Hunedoara Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/q303a.jpg] Nagyagite from Nagyag, Hunedoara Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/q303b.jpg]

Nagyagite is a Lead/Gold/Tellurium/Antimony sulfide. This specimen was from the collection of a German professor who emigrated to the U.S. and comes with an old Wilhelm Maucher label that dates the specimen back to at least 1936.



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