Selected Specimens

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TZ369 - Dravite $ 300
Namalulu, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm


Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz369a.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz369b.jpg] Dravite from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz369c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal with a very rich emerald green color. Complete and undamaged.A little dark but with an intense green when backlit.


A984 - Peridot $ 150
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a984a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a984b.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a984c.jpg]

Gemmy and complete single Peridot crystal with fine lime green color. This crystal is from a parcel I bought many years ago. The parcel stood out to me as all the crystals had this great bright green color as compared to most available which had a more olive green color. Good transparency and with smooth, flat crystal faces as compared to most which are rounded in form. A great little crystal.


TS212 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 375
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.3 x 3.6 x 1.2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts212a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts212b.jpg]

Classic specimen of well separated crystals of Dioptase on white Calcite. Clean with a ding to the edge of upper right crystal.


TS215 - Smithsonite $ 2500
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215c.jpg]

Large, sharp pink Smithsonite on matrix. Main crystals is 2.2cm across and pristine. Good silky luster and very translucent.


TS216 - Calcite with Malachite after Azurite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 270
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Calcite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts216a.jpg] Calcite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts216b.jpg] Calcite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts216c.jpg]

Coral-like formation of light green Calcite with four crystals of Malachite after Azurite.


TS218 - Smithsonite $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 3 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts218a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts218b.jpg]

2.2cm tall single Smithsonite crystal on matrix. Rare crystal habit with a chisel shaped termination.


TS220 - Malachite after Azurite on Smithsonite $ 500 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Malachite after Azurite on Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts220a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite on Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts220b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite on Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts220c.jpg]

Rare association of Malachite after Azurite crystals atop green Smithsonite. There is also an etched crystal of Azurite present. Old Scalisi label indicates it was from Harvard (1965) and the Dr. Ian Hunter collection prior to Acosta.


TS222 - Smithsonite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 240
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts222a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts222b.jpg]

Pink crystals of Smithsonite on a dark sulfide matrix. Exceptionally well colored vivid crystals.


TS223 - Malachite after Azurite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts223a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts223b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts223c.jpg]

Malachite after Azurite crystals. The Azurite has only slightly altered to Malachite in areas, and the specimen looks more like Malachite on Azurite.


TS224 - Smithsonite $ 340
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts224a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts224b.jpg]

Rare formation of a pink Smithsonite stalactite. Complete and undamaged.


M103 - Azurite $ 250
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m103a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m103b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m103c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster composed of a major 2.5cm crystal on smaller crystals, some of which are altering to Malachite. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color.


M104 - Azurite $ 275
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m104a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m104b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m104c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster composed of a major 2.1cm crystal with smaller crystals, some of which are altering to Malachite. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color.


M105 - Azurite $ 250
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m105a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m105b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m105c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m105d.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster composed of a major 2.0cm crystal situated on top, with smaller crystals. Crystallized all around with some Malachite. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color.


E629 - Azurite $ 600
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e629a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e629b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e629c.jpg]

Lovely rosettes of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is composed of two attached clusters of gorgeous blue color. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


TZ402 - Dravite $ 350
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.3 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz402a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz402b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz402c.jpg]

Transparent, light brown Dravite with a darker rootbeer color in the lower half and a sharp change to silvery grey, cat's-eye Dravite near the top. These half normal/half cats-eye crystals are much less common than normal crystals from the find, and crystals with such a sharp delineation between the two even more so. Weighs 16.3 grams.



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