Selected Specimens

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C235 - Diamond $ 1900
Congo
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235a.jpg] Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235b.jpg] Diamond from Congo [db_pics/pics/c235c.jpg]

Complete Diamond crystal in the form of a distorted cube. The surface has a dimpled appearance, but it appears clear inside. Weighs 3.25 carats.


C236 - Diamond $ 1400
Botswana
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Diamond from Botswana [db_pics/pics/c236a.jpg] Diamond from Botswana [db_pics/pics/c236b.jpg] Diamond from Botswana [db_pics/pics/c236c.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal. Great luster and very gemmy. Weighs 1.75 carats.


C237 - Diamond $ 5500
Williamson Mine, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Diamond from Williamson Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c237a.jpg] Diamond from Williamson Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c237b.jpg] Diamond from Williamson Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c237c.jpg] Diamond from Williamson Mine, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c237d.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal with lots of trigonal hillocks on the surface. Translucent with gem zones.There are inclusions that give it a darker and yellowish appearance in ambient light, however when backlit (see photo), it's more transparent, white characteristics are evident. Large diamond crystals such as this are now very hard to come by. Weighs 17.8 carats.


C239 - Diamond $ 2800
South Africa
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c239a.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c239b.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c239c.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c239d.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal. Great luster with surface growth features. All tips present, with one tip stunted with multiple tips. Translucent with gem zones. Weighs 8.8 carats.


C240 - Diamond $ 1800
South Africa
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c240a.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c240b.jpg] Diamond from South Africa [db_pics/pics/c240c.jpg]

Complete octahedral Diamond crystal. Great luster with surface growth features. Translucent with gem zones. Weighs 8.25 carats.


C241 - Diamond $ 1700
Premier Mine, South Africa
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm


Diamond from Premier Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c241a.jpg] Diamond from Premier Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c241b.jpg] Diamond from Premier Mine, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c241c.jpg]

Complete, flattened octahedral Diamond crystal. Great luster and highly gemmy with an inclusion. Weighs 2.15 carats.


C243 - Mangano Calcite $ 1200
Dal'negorsk, Russia
large cabinet - 20 x 9.5 x 6 cm


Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243a.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243b.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243c.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c243d.jpg]

Disc shaped pink Mangano Calcite crystals on matrix. Great pink color. Large undamaged display specimen.


C244 - Mangano Calcite $ 1200
Dal'negorsk, Russia
large cabinet - 23 x 12 x 8 cm


Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244a.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244b.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244c.jpg] Mangano Calcite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c244d.jpg]

Disc shaped pink Mangano Calcite crystals in two stacks. Each stack of crystals is at a different angle, so on the left you see the crystal tops and to the right you see a stack from the side. Large crystal on the left is 12cm wide. There are oriented inclusions of a dark needle-like mineral. Slight edge chipping but overall very clean and free of damage.


C245 - Mangano Calcite with Fluorite $ 1500
Dal'negorsk, Russia
large cabinet - 17 x 11 x 9 cm


Mangano Calcite with Fluorite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c245a.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Fluorite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c245b.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Fluorite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c245c.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Fluorite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c245d.jpg]

Colorful specimen of disc shaped pink Mangano Calcite crystals with green Fluorite. The larger crystals are 7cm wide and most crystals have oriented inclusions of a dark needle-like mineral. Fine quality, colorful specimen. Undamaged and better than photos.


C246 - Fluorite $ 250
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c246c.jpg]

Large, clear octahedron of Fluorite with Quartz crystals. Large, smooth flat crystal faces with a small natural step on the back face.


C248 - Azurite $ 150
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c248c.jpg]

Bright 'electric' blue Azurite crystals to 2.7cm in size. The crystals have partially psuedomorphed to Malachite and you can see Malachite in two areas. This veneer of Azurite over an inner core of Malachite gives these specimens the bright 'electric' blue color. These are no longer being found.


C251 - Copper after Cuprite $ 280
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.1 x 2 cm


Copper after Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/c251a.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/c251b.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/c251c.jpg] Copper after Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altayskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/c251d.jpg]

Superb thumbnail sized specimen of Copper psuedomorphs after Cuprite. My favorite specimens from this find and those such as this one with partially psuedomorphed Cuprite along with fully psuedomorphed Cuprite. This specimen is a cluster of about 10 crystals with 3 that retain a good amount of the original Cuprite. Complete all around, floater specimen. One small nick at the top, otherwise undamaged.


C252 - Chrome Dravite $ 350
Landani, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Chrome Dravite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c252a.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c252b.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Landani, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c252c.jpg]

Deep chrome green Dravite crystal with a curious clear (Achroite) termination. Translucent with excellent color and undamaged.


C253 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 2000
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c253a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c253b.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c253c.jpg]

Outstanding thumbnail sized specimen of Dioptase crystals on white Calcite crystals. Main Dioptase is an undamaged 1.6cm crystal. There is one small cleaved crystal on the lower right (that could be trimmed away), all other crystals undamaged.


C254 - Malachite after Azurite $ 100
Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c254c.jpg]

Pair of well fomred, crossing psuedomorphs of Malachite after Azurite.



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