Selected Specimens

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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.


B317 - Diopside on Tanzanite $ 950 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 570
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.3 cm


Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317a.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317b.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317c.jpg]

Clusters of Diopside crystals attached to a purple/blue Tanzanite crystal. Undamaged.


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.


B340 - Alabandite $ 750
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b340a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b340b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b340c.jpg]

Particularly large, sharp single crystal. These are not coming out as much as the past couple years, so I feel fortunate to have found as nice a crystal as this.


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.


B364 - Copper $ 750
Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364a.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364b.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364c.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364d.jpg]

Aesthetic Copper specimen of typically crystallized Copper with long, flattened leaf-like spinel twin crystals on one side. There is an old collection label affixed, but I have no knowledge of the previous collectors name.


B363 - Andradite with Diopside $ 280 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 168
Tora Bora area, near Spin Gar, Afghanistan
miniature - 5 x 5 x 1.5 cm


Andradite with Diopside from Tora Bora area, near Spin Gar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b363a.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Tora Bora area, near Spin Gar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b363b.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Tora Bora area, near Spin Gar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b363c.jpg]

Larger dark green Andradite crystals with smaller light green andradite and Diopside crystals on matrix, crystals to 1.2cm.


B389 - Jamesonite $ 125
Zacatecas, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 6 cm


Jamesonite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b389a.jpg] Jamesonite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b389b.jpg] Jamesonite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b389c.jpg]

Vuggy matrix filled with Jamesonite needles and pyrite. There is ALOT of Jamesonite on this specimen.  This is from an old Mexican collection and these are not commonly seen anymore.


B396 - Azurite $ 250
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396c.jpg]

Flattened, lustrous Azurite crystals on matrix. One edge of the small, uppermost crystal is contacted on edge where it grew against matrix and another small crystal has damage and irregular growth. Nevertheless, the damage does not distract much and it's a very showy piece, and price reflects the damage.


B367 - Copper $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 1 cm


Copper from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b367a.jpg] Copper from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b367b.jpg]

Thin sheet of Copper crystals.


B399 - Azurite $ 450
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 2.6 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399d.jpg]

Highly lustrous, elongated Azurite crystals that contrast well against the white Dickite coated matrix. Main crystal is 3.3 cm wide and contacted at the far right side where it grew against matrix, otherwise specimen is undamaged with crystals in an aesthetic arrangement. Azurite is also translucent under strong lighting.



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