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B499 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1250 (=~ £ 899)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499d.jpg]

Stunning Azurite specimen with bladed crystals to 2.5cm wide on a white matrix with spherical masses of Malachite which are distinctive for this pocket.


B500 - Azurite with Malachite $ 250 (=~ £ 180)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b500a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b500b.jpg]

Bright bladed crystals of Azurite, nothing but Azurite on this one except a single spherical mass of Malachite which is distinctive for this pocket. Some chipping along the edges.


B503 - Pyrite in Quartz $ 1500 (=~ £ 1079)
Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


Pyrite in Quartz from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b503a.jpg] Pyrite in Quartz from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b503b.jpg] Pyrite in Quartz from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b503c.jpg]

Transparent Quartz crystal with included green Rutile crystals and a superb cube of Pyrite. The pyrite cube is good sized at about 5mm on edge and is readily visible in the Quartz.


B504 - Pyrite in Quartz $ 350 (=~ £ 252) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210 (=~ £ 151)
Saline Valley, California
small cabinet - 5.8 x 2.7 x 2 cm


Pyrite in Quartz from Saline Valley, California [db_pics/pics/b504a.jpg] Pyrite in Quartz from Saline Valley, California [db_pics/pics/b504b.jpg] Pyrite in Quartz from Saline Valley, California [db_pics/pics/b504c.jpg]

Transparent, water clear Quartz crystal with included Pyrite crystals. Rare to find crystal from a little known locality. A little chatter along a couple edges, but mostly perfect condition.


B513 - Amethyst scepter $ 350 (=~ £ 252)
Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Amethyst scepter from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b513a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b513b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b513c.jpg]

Scepter of deep purple Amethyst over white Quartz stalk. Perfect undamaged termination and complete all around and undamaged with an indentation on backside where another crystal was present.


B519 - Amethyst $ 450 (=~ £ 324)
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b519a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b519b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b519c.jpg]

Transparent purple crystals on matrix. Excellent color - this is old material with the good color. Undamaged.


B524 - Topaz on Elbaite $ 350 (=~ £ 252)
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524a.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524b.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524c.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524d.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524e.jpg]

A 1.6cm transparent Topaz crystal with translucent to transparent golden Lepidolite crystals attached to an Elbaite crystal. The Elbaite has a blue/green color with a transparent termination. Undamaged.


B538 - Paravauxite $ 420 (=~ £ 302)
Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


Paravauxite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b538a.jpg] Paravauxite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b538b.jpg] Paravauxite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b538c.jpg]

Cluster of Paravauxite crystals without matrix. There is also some blue Vauxite present. Main crystal is a large 2.1cm wide. Big crystal!


B560 - Azurite with Malachite $ 2000 (=~ £ 1439) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 1200 (=~ £ 863)
Anhui Province, China
cabinet - 14.5 x 12.5 x 5.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560c.jpg]

Shockingly bright, electric blue Azurite crystals lining a large, shallow vug. The color is a more dark, vibrant royal blue than the photos indicate. The photos also don't capture the bright reflections of the crystals - they look like blue foil. These are so incredibly bright I had to take a second look to make sure they weren't Linarite or some other species. I've never Azurite seen like this before, though I have heard Bisbee produced similar Azurites to this at one time. The backside is sawn revealing another small vug containing typical, darker blue Azurite crystals. If you want to add a large amount of bright blue to your case, this is the one.


B565 - Azurite $ 950 (=~ £ 683)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b565a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b565b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b565c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b565d.jpg]

Azurite crystals to 2.5cm tall in an attractive grouping on matrix. Minor damage to the lower outer edges.


B574 - Smithsonite $ 400 (=~ £ 288)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574c.jpg]

Elongated, transparent Smithsonite crystals rising up out of a shallow vug in matrix. Crystals reach 1.5cm tall.


B595 - Calcite $ 120 (=~ £ 86)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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 (=~ £ 201)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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 (=~ £ 1079)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 3 cm


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 (=~ £ 540)
Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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.



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