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E661 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 280
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e661a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e661b.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 has a few attached crystals of Malachite after Cuprite and a few areas where the Azurite has altered to Malachite. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E664 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 500
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 5 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e664a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e664b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e664c.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e664d.jpg]

Fine, deep blue 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 has numerous small attached crystals of Malachite after Cuprite and a few areas where the Azurite has altered to Malachite.


E669 - Azurite $ 260
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e669a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e669b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e669c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. This one has a neat 2.5cm wide crystal edge right across the top. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. There are no points of contact, a complete floater. There is some damage on one end but overall in good condition.


E673 - Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite $ 200
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e673a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e673b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e673c.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. Nice crystallization with individual to over 1cm, plus a small Malachite after Cuprite crystal. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E674 - Azurite $ 2000
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.3 x 4.0 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e674a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e674b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e674c.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e674d.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 and uniform deep blue color. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged. The finest large Chessy Azurite I've ever owned.


E675 - Azurite $ 300
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.8 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e675a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e675b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e675c.jpg]

Floater cluster of intergrown spherical clusters of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E677 - Azurite $ 150
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e677a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e677b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e677c.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e677d.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 two attached Azurite clusters, each with large, distinct crystals. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E678 - Azurite $ 300
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e678a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e678b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e678c.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. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E690 - Azurite $ 300
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.



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