Selected Specimens

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B298 - Volborthite $ 400
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.3 cm


Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b298a.jpg] Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b298b.jpg]

Volborthite crystals in a 0.7cm group on a Quartz matrix. This specimen is unusual for the pocket (only one of a few I saw) in that it has glassy, lustrous crystals with transparency. This pocket has produced the world's finest Volborthite by a huge margin and while this one is not the largest, it is of excellent quality. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B300 - Volborthite $ 400
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b300a.jpg] Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b300b.jpg] Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b300c.jpg]

Floater grouping of Volborthite crystals in attractive rosette well crystallized front and back. This pocket has produced the world's finest Volborthite by a huge margin and while this one is not the largest, it is of excellent quality and has the attached Azurite. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B302 - Azurite, Malachite $ 200
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.7 x 0.6 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b302a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b302b.jpg]

Wide single Azurite crystal with attached Malachite. One photo backlit to show color. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Slight chipping otherwise undamaged.


B303 - Azurite, Malachite $ 250
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b303a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b303b.jpg]

Azurite crystal group with attached Malachite. One photo backlit to show color. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. One very small chip found using a loupe, otherwise undamaged.


B304 - Azurite, Malachite $ 180
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.4 x 1 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b304a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b304b.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with attached Malachite. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. A couple chips, otherwise undamaged.


B305 - Azurite, Malachite $ 300
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.6 x 1 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305c.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with attached Malachite. Beautiful front and back with just a tiny area of contact on bottom where it attached to the matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. One very small chip found using a loupe, otherwise undamaged.


B306 - Azurite $ 180
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306a.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306b.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306c.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping, beautiful front and back with just a tiny area of contact on bottom where it attached to the matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B308 - Azurite $ 120
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b308a.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b308b.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with crystals to 1.6cm. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B311 - Dioptase $ 2400
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.0 x 3.7 x 3 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311c.jpg]

Large single Dioptase, 1.5cm long, on a matrix covered by smaller Dioptase crystals. An exquisite specimen from the Georg Gebhard collection.


B314 - Gold $ 3800
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2 cm


Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314a.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314b.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314c.jpg]

Bright Gold crystals throughout a Quartz matrix. There is a wonderful hoppered octhedral crystal front and center that is 6mm on edge. There is also lots of Gold all throughthe Quartz, so this could be further etched to reveal lots more Gold if desired.


B321 - Dioptase $ 500
Katanga Prov., Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321a.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321b.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321c.jpg]

Solid cluster of nothing but Dioptase crystals, with the focus on a central, large upright crystal. Main crystal is 1.5cm in diameter, rises up 1.5cm higher than the others, and is undamaged.


B328 - Dioptase with Chrysocolla $ 650
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 1 cm


Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328a.jpg] Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328b.jpg] Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328c.jpg] Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Dioptase crystals with attached spheres of Chrysocolla. 'Dioptase-man' or 'Gumby'? Bright and very transparent.


B329 - Dioptase $ 450
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b329a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b329b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b329c.jpg]

Sharp Dioptase crystals standing straight up on a Chrysocolla matrix. Bright and transparent crystals.


B334 - Dioptase $ 200
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b334a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b334b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b334c.jpg]

Bright Dioptase crystals with Chrysocolla.


B342 - Moonstone with ? $ 800
Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342a.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342b.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342c.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342d.jpg]

An old specimen from the Bill Hiss collection featuring wonderful, transparent Orthoclase var. Moonstone crystals with black Augite crystals. There is also an unknown hoppered octahedral crystal present, about 7mm wide.



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