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C420 - Vanadinite $ 750
Melissa Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 4 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Vanadinite from Melissa Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c420a.jpg] Vanadinite from Melissa Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c420b.jpg] Vanadinite from Melissa Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c420c.jpg] Vanadinite from Melissa Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c420d.jpg]

Red Vanadinite crystals atop white Quartz. The contrast between the red Vanadinite and white Quartz matrix is very striking and appealing This is a significant historic specimen that comes with a rare and delicate hand-written label from George English, a famous mineral dealer of the late 19th century. The specimen dates back to the 1880's, when the locality was known as the 'Rover-Melissa Vein' as evidenced from the English label.


C422 - Calcite $ 140
Mine Canyon, Whetstone Mtns., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Calcite from Mine Canyon, Whetstone Mtns., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c422a.jpg] Calcite from Mine Canyon, Whetstone Mtns., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c422b.jpg] Calcite from Mine Canyon, Whetstone Mtns., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c422c.jpg]

White Calcite crystals on matrix. Main crystal is 2.5cm and double-terminated. From a very unusual and relatively unknown locality.


C423 - Vanadinite $ 1200
Hamburg Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 4 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Vanadinite from Hamburg Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c423a.jpg] Vanadinite from Hamburg Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c423b.jpg] Vanadinite from Hamburg Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c423c.jpg]

Historical early Arizona specimen of red Vanadinite crystals on matrix. Although the crystals are small, they are bright red, translucent, and evenly distributed across the specimen. This great color, combined with the sparkling Calcite coated matrix yield a visually attractive specimen. Undamaged. Comes with a Gene Schlepp label (indicating the specimen is from the 1880s at the very early stage of mine development) and an old German label. Floater specimen with crystals on all sides. Fewer crystals on the backside, but some are larger than on the front.


C426 - Aquamarine with Quartz $ 400
Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Aquamarine with Quartz from Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c426a.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c426b.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c426c.jpg]

Tabular Aquamarine crystals adjacent to a clear Quartz crystal, on Muscovite. These Aquas are typically found on flat plates of Muscovite and the structure and display of this one is unique and striking. There are 3 main Aqua crystals, one of which has some interference growth on one side which is not damage. Professionally cleaned and exceptionally clean and bright.


C430 - Ilvaite $ 250
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 8 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c430a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c430b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c430c.jpg]

A double-terminated Ilvaite with a smaller crystal sticking out one side. All the terminations are perfect, and there are small attached Quartz crystals.


C431 - Ilvaite $ 350
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 9 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c431a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c431b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c431c.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c431d.jpg]

Double-terminated Ilvaite crystals in a compact floater cluster. There are 2 distinct terminations on one end and stepped terminations on the other end. Perfect and undamaged.


C433 - Azurite $ 600 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 360
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/c433a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/c433b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/c433c.jpg]

Large cluster of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is out of an old collection built in the 1960s and 70s and has minor amounts of attached Malachite.


C436 - Rosasite, Hemimorphite, Chrysocolla $ 350
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm


Rosasite, Hemimorphite, Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c436a.jpg] Rosasite, Hemimorphite, Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c436b.jpg] Rosasite, Hemimorphite, Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c436c.jpg] Rosasite, Hemimorphite, Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c436d.jpg]

Hemimorphite lined vugs with darker blue/green Rosasite on one side and light blue/green Chrysocolla on the other. This specimen is out of an old collection built in the 1960s and 70s.


C437 - Fluorite $ 450
Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 9 x 4.5 cm


Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c437a.jpg] Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c437b.jpg] Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c437c.jpg]

Bright, transluscent yellow Fluorite cubes with a thin outer layer or purple.


C438 - Dioptase on Shattuckite after Cuprite $ 1250
Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


Dioptase on Shattuckite after Cuprite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c438a.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite after Cuprite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c438b.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite after Cuprite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c438c.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite after Cuprite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c438d.jpg]

Rare psuedomorph of royal blue Shattuckite that has replaced Cuprite crystals. This of one of the rarer Tantara psuedomorphs, and one of only a very few I've ever seen. The entire specimen is composed of somewhat flat, interlocking octahedral crystals to 2cm in size. There is an area of Dioptase crystals in the center, some of which are broken. A true rarity!


C439 - Quartz $ 325
Democratic Republic of Congo
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm


Quartz from Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/c439a.jpg] Quartz from Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/c439b.jpg] Quartz from Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/c439c.jpg]

New find of unusual smokey/citrine Quartz crystals from the Congo. I found this with one dealer at the 2018 Tucson show. There were perhaps a couple dozen available, this being the best and least damaged and the only one I purchased. It's complete all around and fully surrounded by the smaller side crystals.


C441 - Azurite on Malachite $ 425
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 2 cm


Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c441a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c441b.jpg]

Blue Azurite crystals atop a thin plate of Malachite. Despite the tons of Malachite that pour out of Katanga every year, Azurite from the Congo remains rare. Good blocky crystals to 1.5cm that contrast well against the Malachite.


C442 - Azurite on Malachite $ 150
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2 cm


Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c442a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c442b.jpg]

Blue Azurite crystals atop Malachite. Despite the tons of Malachite that pour out of Katanga every year, Azurite from the Congo remains rare. Good blocky crystals that contrast well against the Malachite.


C443 - Azurite on Malachite $ 250
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2 cm


Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c443a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c443b.jpg]

Blue Azurite crystals atop a thin plate of Malachite. Despite the tons of Malachite that pour out of Katanga every year, Azurite from the Congo remains rare. Good blocky crystals that contrast well against the Malachite.


C444 - Azurite on Malachite $ 250
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.8 cm


Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c444a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c444b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c444c.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c444d.jpg]

Blue Azurite crystals atop a thin plate of Malachite. Despite the tons of Malachite that pour out of Katanga every year, Azurite from the Congo remains rare. Good blocky crystals that contrast well against the Malachite.



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