Selected Specimens

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B597 - Dioptase $ 280
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
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
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.


B611 - Uvite on Dolomite $ 240
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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.


B616 - Dioptase on Plancheite $ 200
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Dioptase on Plancheite from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b616a.jpg] Dioptase on Plancheite from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b616b.jpg] Dioptase on Plancheite from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b616c.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of Dioptase crystals on light blue Plancheite. The cluster offer great presentation from all sides. Minor chipping but overall good condition. Shows well from any angle!


B620 - Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite $ 400
Trepca, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620a.jpg] Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620b.jpg] Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620c.jpg]

Unusual specimen composed of a central stalactitic-looking Galena rising out of black Sphalerite crystals. On the right side is a dense layer of fibrous Boulangerite crystals looking like a woolen blanket partially coating the Galena.


B624 - Manganite $ 850 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 510
Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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.


B627 - Barite $ 350
Sardinia, Italy
small cabinet - 5.1 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627a.jpg] Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627b.jpg] Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627c.jpg]

Richly colored cluster of Barite crystals. The main crystal is a striking 3.3cm tall crystal rising up from the others and is complete all around. Transluscent to transparent with undamaged crystals.


B642 - Tourmaline $ 950
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b642a.jpg] Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b642b.jpg] Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b642c.jpg] Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b642d.jpg]

Complete and undamaged side by side Tourmaline crystals with great transparency their entire length. Undamaged with fine, deep blue color.


B648 - Copper $ 350
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 4.3 x 1 x 1 cm


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
Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 5 cm


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
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


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
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


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
Mina Palomo, Peru
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 4 cm


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.



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