Selected Specimens

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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.


E240 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 650
Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e240a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e240b.jpg]

9mm octahedral crystal of Malachite after Cuprite set in a flaoter cluster of crystallized Azurite. Historic specimen dating back to the 1800s, the locality is long closed. Usually found as loose singles, Malchite after Cuprites set in Azurite are uncommon.


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.


E630 - Azurite with Malachite $ 250
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630e.jpg]

Clusters of thick Azurite crystals from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. Some of the crystals have partially psuedomorphed to Malachite. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


TZ406 - Alabandite with Tanzanite $ 950
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406a.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406b.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406c.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406d.jpg]

Large, well formed single Alabandite crystal a full 7cm on edge. This is a very large crystal with good shape and large smooth faces. Attached to the side is a very interesting formation of light blue Tanzanite enclosed within a white Calcite rhomb.


US157 - Copper with Calcite $ 2000
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157a.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157b.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157c.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157d.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157e.jpg]

Hackly Copper protruding out of a Quartz matrix with areas overgrown by clear Calcite crystals. Well balanced specimen with lots of Copper and good coverage of Calcite crystals heavily included by bright, non-tarnished Copper. There is some damage to the Calcite, but it is in overall good condition.


TS230 - Azurite with Malachite after Azurite $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Azurite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts230a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts230b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts230c.jpg]

Highly colorful specimen of Azurite, Malachite after Azurite crystals on a bright yellow/green matrix.


TS232 - Cuprian Adamite $ 350
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts232a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts232b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts232c.jpg]

Cuprian Adamite specimen of a style I've never seen before. The crystals are elongated and start out a golden color then turn bright green at the terminations.


TS234 - Cuprian Smithsonite with Rosasite $ 2800 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 1680
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Cuprian Smithsonite with Rosasite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts234a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite with Rosasite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts234b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite with Rosasite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts234c.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite with Rosasite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts234d.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite with Rosasite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts234e.jpg]

Three fine, green Cuprian Smithsonite crystals to 9mm on white Dolomite. Also sprinkled across the Dolomite a blue spheres of Rosasite. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


M110 - Brochantite $ 1500
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 2 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m110a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m110b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m110c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m110d.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m110e.jpg]

Thick, deep forest green Brochantite crystals with high luster on matrix. Two very fine, well isolated clusters stand out against the lighter colored matrix. Largest cluster is 2.7cm wide. Individual crystals reach 7mm in width. 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.


M115 - Brochantite $ 290
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 2.5 x 1 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m115a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m115b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m115c.jpg]

Thick, deep forest green Brochantite crystals with high luster on matrix. Loads of fine terminated crystals. 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.


M116 - Brochantite $ 300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m116a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m116b.jpg]

Thick, deep forest green Brochantite crystals with high luster. Lots of thick high quality crystals. 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.



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