Selected Specimens

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B595 - Calcite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 155)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595a.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595b.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595c.jpg]

Sharp, highly lustrous Calcite rhomb, 2.4cm on a colorful matrix of Dolomite. The old label dates the specimen back to at least 1977.


B597 - Dioptase $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b597a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b597b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b597c.jpg]

Cluster of large, elongated Dioptase crystals. Deep green and lustrous. The crystal that crosses in the back has been cleaved.


B607 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1943)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 3 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607e.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607f.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 2.2cm and spherical masses of green Malachite on a white Dickite coated matrix. What a stunning piece! The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single clay-filled pocket opened in April 2015 . There is a small nick on the upper right crystal, otherwise undamaged.


B609 - Copper $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 972)
Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609a.jpg] Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609b.jpg] Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609c.jpg] Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609d.jpg]

Grouping of large, thick Copper crystals with a rich, dark patina that is only found on old, uncleaned specimens. A magnificient 3-dimensional display specimen with crystals to 2cm. Beautiful from all angles.


B611 - Uvite on Dolomite $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 311)
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611a.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611b.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611c.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611d.jpg]

Red/brown Uvite crystals to 1.5 cm across nestled on ice-like transparent Dolomite crystals. There is one small nick on one Uvite crystal as seen in photos, otherwise undamaged. The Uvite crystals are beautifully translucent and richly colored.


B622 - Calcite with Boulangerite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 583)
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 4 cm


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Calcite with Boulangerite from Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/B622a.jpg] Calcite with Boulangerite from Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/b622b.jpg] Calcite with Boulangerite from Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/b622e.jpg] Calcite with Boulangerite from Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/B622b.jpg]

Translucent, layered rosettes (intergrown flattened rhombohedra) of Calcite which are included by silvery needles of Boulangerite. A complete floater specimen comprised of a 5.5cm central cluster with a few side clusters. Can be oriented to resemble Mickey Mouse!


B624 - Manganite $ 850 (=~ AUS$ 1101) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 425 (=~ AUS$ 551)
Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624c.jpg]

Not your typical druse of Manganite crystals. This specien features a lustrous, metallic, jet-black, striated, manganite crystal of 1.8 cm rising out of an open vug. The vug is set in massive crystalline manganite lined with a bit of barite for contrast. These old Ilfeld Manganites are regarded as the world's best for species and came out in late 1800s.


B626 - Siderite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777)
Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Siderite from Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b626a.jpg] Siderite from Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b626b.jpg]

Fine quality Siderite crystals over Quartz. The Siderite rhombs have excellent saturated color and reach 2cm in size. An old-time, desirable European classic of rich color and quality.


B648 - Copper $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 4.3 x 1 x 1 cm


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Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648a.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648b.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648c.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648d.jpg]

Cluser of Copper crystals with a large spinel twin of 3cm forming the base for additional smaller crystals. Good patina and in excellent condition.


B663 - Sphalerite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 140 (=~ AUS$ 181)
Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 5 cm


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Sphalerite from Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York [db_pics/pics/b663a.jpg] Sphalerite from Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York [db_pics/pics/b663b.jpg] Sphalerite from Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York [db_pics/pics/b663c.jpg]

Bright, jewel-like golden Sphalerite crystals set in a vug in Magnetite. The whole specimen, even the matrix, is bright and just sparkles. Excellent quality Sphalerite and hard to get specimen. Better than photos.


B664 - Azurite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1554)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664c.jpg]

Exceedingly showy, bright Azurite crystals. Great color and 'wet' luster. The only detraction, and what keeps this from being a $5000 specimen, is one broken off crystal at the bottom near the edge. A good flat plate of crystals with individuals to 2cm wide at the termination.


B668 - Inesite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 324)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668a.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668b.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668c.jpg]

Pink Inesite crystals covering matrix, but not your typical druse of evenly sized crystals. This particular find produced specimens with tufts of Inesite rising above the smaller crystals.


B669 - Inesite $ 220 (=~ AUS$ 285)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


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Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b669a.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b669b.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b669c.jpg]

Pink Inesite crystals covering matrix, but not your typical druse of evenly sized crystals. This particular find produced specimens with tufts of Inesite rising above the smaller crystals.


B832 - Seligmannite on Galena with Realgar $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 194) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 97)
Mina Palomo, Peru
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 4 cm


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Seligmannite on Galena with Realgar from Mina Palomo, Peru [db_pics/pics/b832a.jpg] Seligmannite on Galena with Realgar from Mina Palomo, Peru [db_pics/pics/b832b.jpg] Seligmannite on Galena with Realgar from Mina Palomo, Peru [db_pics/pics/b832c.jpg]

Small rod-shaped crystals (1-2mm) of Seligmannite on the surface of Galena Crystals. Associated with Pyrite, Quartz, and Realgar. Seligmannite is a rare lead copper arsenic sulfide in the Bournonite group of minerals.


B674 - Malachite after Azurite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 6 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b674a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b674b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b674c.jpg]

Bright velvety Malachite that have replaced large Azurite crystals. Crystals reach 3.5cm wide. There is Azurite throughout the matrix providing color contrast, and the whole specimen has a little more flair and pizzaz than the typical Mal/Az psuedos from here.
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73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
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