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SM817 - Azurite $ 225
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM817a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM817b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM817c.jpg]

Tabular, deep blue Azurite crystals with attached spheres of green Malachite from the area of the mine where the Volborthite was found. The Azurite has superb luster and areas of bright 'electric' blue color.


SM929 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM929c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM928 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM928a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM928b.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM926 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 1.0 cm


Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM926a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM926b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM926c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM932 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.2 x 2 x 1.2 cm


Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM932a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM932b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM932c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM936 - Kyanite $ 120
Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.2 cm


Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM936a.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM936b.jpg] Kyanite from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/SM936c.jpg]

Translucent twinned orange Kyanite specimen composed of two crystals that come together at an angle forming a V-shape. These were recovered as a biproduct of mining for Spessartine and usually occured as single splintery crystals with this uncommon color for Kyanite, and 10% or less were these V-twins. Interesting and unique Kyanite specimen with typical ragged edges.


SM966 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.0 x 2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/SM966d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of tabular blue azurite crystals. Translucent.


AR37 - Benitoite $ 120
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
miniature - 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm


Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37a.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37b.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37c.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37d.jpg]

Benitoite crystals were occasionally found as 'floaters' that had weathered out of the host crossite amphibole rock matrix. This is an example of a single large crystal with blue-gray color and a rough surface caused by the amphibole inclusions. Even though it's not dark blue in color, it does have the same 'cornflower blue' fluorescent color when seen under shortwave UV lighting.


AR39 - Pyromorphite $ 120
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR39c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows mounds of crystals with both orange and yellow-green color and high lustre. Minor damage to a few of the crystals. Essentially solid Pyromorphite.


AR48 - Pyromorphite $ 200
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.8 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR48a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR48b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR48c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with a mixture of orange, tan, and green color and high lustre.


AR47 - Pyromorphite $ 200
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 4.1 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR47a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR47b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR47d.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with a mixture of orange and yellow color and high lustre on both sides of a ridge-like formation.


AR46 - Pyromorphite $ 250
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.5 x 3.0 x 1.9 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR46a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR46b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR46c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR46d.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows crystals with bright orange and yellow color and high lustre. A bit of matrix remains on one side.


AR50 - Pyromorphite $ 120
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.8 x 2.9 x 1.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR50a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR50b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR50c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR50d.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows a plate of crystals with yellow-orange color and high lustre and no matrix.


AR51 - Pyromorphite $ 200
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.0 cm


Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR51a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR51b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Shoshone County, Idaho [db_pics/pics/AR51c.jpg]

Some of the finest known examples of Pyromorphite come from The Bunker Hill Mine. Specimens were collected in a multitude of colors, mainly within the orange, yellow, and green spectrum. This example shows a group of stacked barrel-shaped crystals with greenish-yellow color and high lustre.


AR55 - Wulfenite $ 260
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55a.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55b.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55c.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55d.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55e.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/AR55f.jpg]

About a dozen sharply terminated cream-colored tabular Wulfenite crystals are stacked on a bit of host matrix. An older Tsumeb example with a Frazier's Minerals label from decades ago. Slight chipping on some of the crystal edges does not detract from the beautiful display presentation of the crystals.



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