Selected Specimens

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E690 - Azurite $ 300 (=~ € 244)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e690a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e690b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e690c.jpg]

Floater cluster 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 features large blocky crystals. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


SA603 - Uvite on Quartz $ 300 (=~ € 244)
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Uvite on Quartz from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa603a.jpg] Uvite on Quartz from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa603b.jpg] Uvite on Quartz from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa603c.jpg]

Although small, this specimen has alot of character - note that the Tourmaline is not merely attached to the outside surface of the Quartz, it is actually cupped within the tip. The 7mm wide golden colored Uvite is set rightinto the tip of a Quartz crystal.


TS235 - Azurite $ 1200 (=~ € 976)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.9 x 1 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235d.jpg]

Thick, blocky Azurite crystal displaying a bright 'electric' blue coloration under lighting. There is one smal chip along the back edge, otherwise perfect. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


M160 - Brochantite $ 3000 (=~ € 2439)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 11.5 x 8 x 3 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160d.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160e.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160f.jpg]

Thick chisel-shaped crystals of deep forest green Brochantite crystals on matrix. A few of the crystals to the lower right grew against the pocket/seam wall otherwise the crystals all have wonderful sharp terminations. These are thick, robust crystals from a 2014 find and are much different in style than earlier finds from the mine which were usually more fragile, hair-like crystals.


M166 - Brochantite $ 150 (=~ € 122)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m166a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m166b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m166c.jpg]

Thick, deep forest green Brochantite crystals with high luster on matrix. Nice chisel-shaped terminations. These are thick, robust crystals from a 2014 find and are much different in style than earlier finds from the mine which were usually more fragile, hair-like crystals.


M169 - Azurite $ 1200 (=~ € 976)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m169a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m169b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m169c.jpg]

Bright, electric blue Azurite crystals from the watercourse pocket. Two larger intergrown crystals form the backdrop for a number of smaller crystals projecting forward. Undamaged.


TZ470 - Dravite $ 400 (=~ € 325)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz470a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz470b.jpg]

Large, light brown gem crystal with great luster.


TZ477 - Dravite $ 400 (=~ € 325) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 240 (=~ € 195)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz477a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz477b.jpg]

Large gemmy brown Dravite with a complex termination.


TZ478 - Dravite $ 750 (=~ € 610)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.7 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz478a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz478b.jpg]

Large gemmy brown Dravite with a complex termination. Only the bottom portion is backlit inthe second photo but you can see that it is very gemmy. Big crystal that weighs 90.6 grams.


TZ482 - Dravite $ 290 (=~ € 236)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz482a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz482b.jpg]

Facet grade rootbeer colored Dravite crystal with a complex termination. Complete and undamaged.


CO105 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 350 (=~ € 285)
Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co105a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co105b.jpg]

Complete octahedral Malachite after Cuprite crystal from a 1979 find in Zambia, just released for the first time. Complete and undamaged.


CO107 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 350 (=~ € 285)
Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co107a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co107b.jpg]

Intergrown octahedral Malachite after Cuprite crystals from a 1979 find in Zambia, just released for the first time. Complete and undamaged except for one micro chip on one corner.


CO108 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 300 (=~ € 244)
Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co108a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co108b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co108c.jpg]

Octahedral Malachite after Cuprite crystal from a 1979 find in Zambia, just released for the first time. Contacted on the bottom with damage to one corner.


SA708 - Indicolite $ 400 (=~ € 325)
Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


Indicolite from Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa708a.jpg] Indicolite from Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa708b.jpg]

Vivid blue Tourmaline crystal with pink core. A blue 'watermelon' Tourmaline. Undamaged.


SA711 - Chrysoberyl $ 750 (=~ € 610)
Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.1 x 0.6 cm


Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa711a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa711b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa711c.jpg]

Beautiful and gemmy V-twin Chrysoberyl. Complete and undamaged.



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