Selected Specimens

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B296 - Azurite, Malachite on Dickite $ 350
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b296a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b296b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b296c.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 1.7cm with green Malachite on a Dickite coated matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B298 - Volborthite $ 400
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.3 cm


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Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b298a.jpg] Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b298b.jpg]

Volborthite crystals in a 0.7cm group on a Quartz matrix. This specimen is unusual for the pocket (only one of a few I saw) in that it has glassy, lustrous crystals with transparency. This pocket has produced the world's finest Volborthite by a huge margin and while this one is not the largest, it is of excellent quality. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B302 - Azurite, Malachite $ 200
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.7 x 0.6 cm


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Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b302a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b302b.jpg]

Wide single Azurite crystal with attached Malachite. One photo backlit to show color. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Slight chipping otherwise undamaged.


B303 - Azurite, Malachite $ 250
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


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Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b303a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b303b.jpg]

Azurite crystal group with attached Malachite. One photo backlit to show color. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. One very small chip found using a loupe, otherwise undamaged.


B304 - Azurite, Malachite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.4 x 1 cm


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Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b304a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b304b.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with attached Malachite. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. A couple chips, otherwise undamaged.


B305 - Azurite, Malachite $ 300
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.6 x 1 cm


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Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305c.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with attached Malachite. Beautiful front and back with just a tiny area of contact on bottom where it attached to the matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. One very small chip found using a loupe, otherwise undamaged.


B306 - Azurite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306a.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306b.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306c.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping, beautiful front and back with just a tiny area of contact on bottom where it attached to the matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B308 - Azurite $ 120
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b308a.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b308b.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with crystals to 1.6cm. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B314 - Gold $ 3800
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2 cm


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Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314a.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314b.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314c.jpg]

Bright Gold crystals throughout a Quartz matrix. There is a wonderful hoppered octhedral crystal front and center that is 6mm on edge. There is also lots of Gold all throughthe Quartz, so this could be further etched to reveal lots more Gold if desired.


B321 - Dioptase $ 500
Katanga Prov., Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321a.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321b.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321c.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/B321.mp4]

Solid cluster of nothing but Dioptase crystals, with the focus on a central, large upright crystal. Main crystal is 1.5cm in diameter, rises up 1.5cm higher than the others, and is undamaged.


B324 - Dioptase $ 400
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


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Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324c.jpg]

Double terminated Dioptase crystal of large size. The crystal is translucent to transparent. It is contacted on the backside where it grew against the matrix, and has a smaller attached crystal. A great thumbnail, if from Tsumeb price would be double.


B326 - Dioptase $ 600
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326c.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326d.jpg]

Double terminated Dioptase crystal of large size. The crystal is translucent to transparent. It is contacted on the backside where it grew against the matrix, and has a smaller attached crystal that is damaged at the tip that can serve as a natural base to elevate both the main, undamaged terminations. Bright and very transparent at one end.


B335 - Dioptase $ 450
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.0 x 1 cm


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Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b335a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b335b.jpg]

Large single Dioptase crystal with a partially etched termination. Bright and translucent to transparent - looks like a big emerald when backlit.


B342 - Moonstone with ? $ 800
Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


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Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342a.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342b.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342c.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342d.jpg]

An old specimen from the Bill Hiss collection featuring wonderful, transparent Orthoclase var. Moonstone crystals with black Augite crystals. There is also an unknown hoppered octahedral crystal present, about 7mm wide.


B364 - Copper $ 750
Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364a.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364b.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364c.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364d.jpg]

Aesthetic Copper specimen of typically crystallized Copper with long, flattened leaf-like spinel twin crystals on one side. There is an old collection label affixed, but I have no knowledge of the previous collectors name.
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97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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