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C331 - Tanzanite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.6 x 1 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c331a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c331b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c331c.jpg]

Single pink Tanzanite crystal with attached Calcite and/or Zeolites. Solid base that tapers out towards the top into multiple, feathery terminations. Pink is one the rarest colors for Tanzanite (or Zoisite if you prefer) and this one has well saturated color. Complete and undamaged. Unusual crystal from a late 2017 find.


C343 - Sphaerosiderite $ 200
Mont Dore, France
miniature - 3.8 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343a.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343b.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343c.jpg] Sphaerosiderite from Mont Dore, France [db_pics/pics/c343d.jpg]

Vug filled with hemispheres of Sphaerosiderite. Another small vug filled with Sphaerosiderite on the backside too. This is from the Al McGuinness collection, and comes with Al's label plus 3 older labels (four total labels), plus another label affixed to the back of the specimen.


C344 - Cuprite with Copper $ 300
New Mexico, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344a.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344b.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344c.jpg] Cuprite with Copper from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/c344d.jpg]

Solid mass of Cuprite crystals intergrown with elongated, wire-like crystals of Copper.


C345 - Silver with Calcite $ 800
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 1.0 cm


Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345a.jpg] Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345b.jpg] Silver with Calcite from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c345c.jpg]

Lattice-like crystals of Silver on Calcite. Longer spinel-twinned crystal rise up out of the Calcite, with smaller crystals filling in. This is out an old collection that looks like it was put together in the 1970s. The Silver has a natural dark patina that could easy be brightened up if desired.


C353 - Tanzanite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 270
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c353c.jpg]

A 2cm purple/blue Tanzanite crystal on a Calcite covered matrix with numerous other small partial Tanzanite crystals. Comes with an old label showing a price of $1100.


C361 - Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz $ 150 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 90
Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c361a.jpg] Calcite and Malachite covered by Quartz from Luambo Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c361b.jpg]

New find of pink Calcite with attached clusters of Malachite all covered by a layer of sparkling Quartz crystals.


C364 - Aquamarine with Spessartine $ 280
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364a.jpg] Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364b.jpg] Aquamarine with Spessartine from Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c364c.jpg]

Gem 3.1cm Aqua crystal on Albite with attached Spessartine crystals. Undamaged.


C381 - Datolite $ 400
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381a.jpg] Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381b.jpg] Datolite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c381c.jpg]

Rare specimen of pink Datolite from the Wessels Mine. There are 5 main crystals to 1.3cm that run up the center of the specimen. Crystals have glassy luster and are undamaged.


C386 - Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite $ 180
Poona, India
miniature - 3.6 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386a.jpg] Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386b.jpg] Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386c.jpg] Apophyllite with Mesolite, Stilbite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/c386d.jpg]

Green Apophyllite with attached spherical white crystal groups of Mesolite and blades of Stilbite. Aesthetic and undamaged miniature out of the Trimingham collection. Old label indicates it was purchased for $60 from the Rocksmiths back in 1994.


C395 - Tourmaline with Albite $ 350
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.2 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395a.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395b.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395c.jpg]

Dark green Tourmaline crystal with a bright pink termination and attached blades of Albite. Complete and undamaged. There is a 1.7cm double-terminated Tourmaline grown right across the tip of the first crystal.


C396 - Anatase with Quartz $ 180
Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396a.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396b.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396c.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396d.jpg]

Double-terminated 1cm Anatase crystal on Albite. There are transparent Quartz crystals rising straight up out of the Albite. Undamaged and clean.


C399 - Veszelyite $ 300
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c399a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c399b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c399c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 2mm lining open vug in matrix. Numerous small but very good undamaged crystals. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China. Sawcut on base.


C403 - Adamite with Calcite $ 200
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403a.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403b.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403c.jpg]

Unusual specimen of yellow Adamite on one side, and Calcite crystals to 1.5cm on the other side.


C415 - Rosasite $ 1250
Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415a.jpg] Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415b.jpg] Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415c.jpg]

Powder blue spheres of Rosasite on the sides and within a protected vug in the specimen. Gorgeous and undamaged, this competition quality specimen is similar to the example shown on the cover of the 2nd addition of Minerals of Arizona. High quality and undamaged Rosasite from here are rare. To Bruce Murphy via the Arkenstone who acquired it in 2005 from the Ernie Schlichter collection.


C417 - Vanadinite $ 1250
Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Vanadinite from Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c417a.jpg] Vanadinite from Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c417b.jpg] Vanadinite from Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c417c.jpg]

Vug filled with chocolate brown, curving Vanadinite crystals. Crystals of this size are very rare from this obscure locality near Tombstone, Arizona. Ex. Ann Williams collection, acquired by Bruce Murphy in 2007. Fine and undamaged specimen thought to be collected in the early 1930’s. Specimens from the Gallagher Mine are rarely seen on the market and this one may be the best extent.



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