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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.


E680 - Azurite $ 150
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e680a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e680b.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. Fine thumbnail.


E685 - Azurite $ 150
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e685a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e685b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e685c.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 thick blocky crystals, one of the best thumbnails I've seen. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged except for one shallow chip.


E686 - Azurite $ 70
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e686a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e686b.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. Great deep blue, uniform color but with some damage, though it still presents well.


E689 - Azurite $ 250
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm



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Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e689a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e689b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e689c.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 is one area that could be a contact with former matrix, otherwise complete 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.


TU208 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 400
Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208c.jpg]

Complete single crystal with great form and smooth surface luster. Undamaged.



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