Selected Specimens

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T748 - Azurite $ 2000
Touissit, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748c.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t748d.jpg]

Two large Azurite crystals on a Dolomite matrix. Largest crystal is 3cm. Both are well terminated. There are small reticulated Cerussites on the Dolomite. I bought this about 15 years ago in Tucson and have held it in my collection since then.


T752 - Cuprite on Malachite $ 450
Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia
miniature - 3.9 x 3 x 2.7 cm


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Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752a.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752b.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752c.jpg] Cuprite on Malachite from Ongonja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/t752d.jpg]

Highly aesthetic specimen of a large single crystal of Malachite with attached octahedra of Cuprite. The Malachite has spherical indentations on the front and backside with a broad, flat termination. The locality is believed to be Ongonja, but it is possible it could be Katanga. Undamaged.


T761 - Apatite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200
Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Apatite from Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t761a.jpg] Apatite from Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t761b.jpg] Apatite from Pea Ridge Mine, Sullivan, Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/t761c.jpg]

Large single Apatite crystal with drusy Quartz and Chalcopyrite on one side. Undamaged and as good as I've ever seen for one of these.


T763 - Aquamarine $ 900
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763a.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763b.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763c.jpg] Aquamarine from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t763d.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy etched Aquamarine crystal. Natural processes in the pegmatite have partially dissolved the crystal leaving this fully crystallized, undamaged gem with oustanding form.


T766 - Rhodochrosite with Fluorite $ 600
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t766a.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t766b.jpg] Rhodochrosite with Fluorite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/t766c.jpg]

Single undamaged 2.1cm rhodochrosite crystal with pale green octahedra of Fluorite.


T768 - Malachite after Azurite, Azurite $ 750
Ajo, Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t768c.jpg]

Two larger velvety crystals of Malchite after Azurite with Azurite.  The Azurite crystals are located both on the matrix and on the psuedomorphs. Fine and undamaged.


T771 - Cerussite $ 300
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771a.jpg] Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771b.jpg] Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771c.jpg] Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t771d.jpg]

Cerussite from Mibladen is somewhat common, but this is an uncommonly good one. A nice compact knob of matrix covered on both sides with gemmy Cerussite crystals to 2cm with minor amounts of pink Barite. Good from both sides, undamaged.


T774 - Malachite after Azurite, Azurite $ 280
Ajo, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t774a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t774b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite, Azurite from Ajo, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t774c.jpg]

Three interconnected velvety crystals of Malchite after Azurite with Azurite crystals on the psuedomorphs. Fine and undamaged.


T775 - Quartz $ 260
Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Quartz from Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t775a.jpg] Quartz from Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/t775b.jpg]

Japan-law twin smokey Quartz crystal. Edge contacted along lower left side, otherwise undamaged.


T776 - Andradite $ 300
Tormiq, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Andradite from Tormiq, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t776a.jpg] Andradite from Tormiq, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t776b.jpg] Andradite from Tormiq, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t776c.jpg] Andradite from Tormiq, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t776d.jpg]

Large green Andradite crystal on matrix with Clinochlore. Largest Andradite is 1.9cm. Undamaged.


T782 - Wulfenite $ 850
Old Yuma Mine, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Wulfenite from Old Yuma Mine, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t782a.jpg] Wulfenite from Old Yuma Mine, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t782b.jpg] Wulfenite from Old Yuma Mine, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t782c.jpg]

A 2.8cm wide red/orange Wulfenite crystal on Calcite matrix. The backside of the crystal has a druse of Calcite but the front is bright and lustrous. Minor chipping along the edges but overall great condition.


T786 - Azurite $ 350
Touissit, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t786a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t786b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t786c.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/t786d.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of bright, translucent blue Azurite. Good quality lustrous crystals.


T787 - Scolecite $ 200
Italy
miniature - 3.9 x 3.8 x 2 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Scolecite from Italy [db_pics/pics/t787a.jpg] Scolecite from Italy [db_pics/pics/t787b.jpg]

Small geode filled with white Scolecite crystals. There is one broken crystal deep in the vug, otherwise all crystals present though not terminated because they contacted the top of the geode. Unusual specimen, unfortunately no further locality information is available.


T789 - Tanzanite $ 700
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t789a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t789b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t789c.jpg]

Bi-colored single Tanzanite crystal, yellow over a blue core, with some attached Calcite. Slight chipping on the back face, otherwise undamaged. 23 grams.


T793 - Tourmaline $ 300
Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 1 x 0.7 cm
ex.  Irv Brown


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Tourmaline from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t793a.jpg] Tourmaline from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t793b.jpg]

Single Tourmaline crystal that grades up from medium green to clear to dark green at the termination. Unusual color zoning. Undamaged, with gem zones.

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