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C479 - Benitoite $ 1600
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479d.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Benitoite to 2.1cm on schist matrix with white Natrolite. This specimen has two qualities which most do not have - deep blue color and good luster. The color is as good as it gets and the luster is good. A small shallow nick on the large crystal is the only detraction I could find. Uncommon to find them this good!


C480 - Epidote on Feldspar $ 750
Baja California, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Epidote on Feldspar from Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c480a.jpg] Epidote on Feldspar from Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c480b.jpg] Epidote on Feldspar from Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c480c.jpg]

Terminated green Epidote crystal rising out of the center of large white Feldspar crystals. This is an old John Sinkankas specimen with his number 'JS EP12' affixed to the backside. The termination faces are slightly etched but undamaged. Both a good Baja Epidote specimen and a historic specimen.


C485 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1500
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485e.jpg]

Azurite partially altered to Malchite, with the Malachite forming fine 'bulls-eye' patterns. The Azurite is sharply formed with lustrous faces. The back is a large 10cm partial crystal and there are 2 terminated Azurite crystals attached to the front, the best is 5cm tall and grown out away from the largest crystal.


C486 - Inesite $ 450
Hale Creek, Trinity Co., California
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


Inesite from Hale Creek, Trinity Co., California [db_pics/pics/c486a.jpg] Inesite from Hale Creek, Trinity Co., California [db_pics/pics/c486b.jpg] Inesite from Hale Creek, Trinity Co., California [db_pics/pics/c486c.jpg]

Bright pink crystals of Inesite on matrix from the classic California locality. Great color and the most distinct, isolated crystals of any Inesite I've ever had from this locality. Individual crystals to 2cm in length. Out of an old collection built in the 1960s and 1970s.


C487 - Azurite on Malachite $ 4500
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
large cabinet - 19 x 16 x 4.0 cm


Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c487a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c487b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c487c.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c487d.jpg]

Bright blue, spherical crystal groups of Azurite atop rolling hills of satiny Malachite. A large, flat specimen that would add a huge amount of color to any display. Undamaged, historic specimen out of an old collection built in the 1960s and 1970s.


C488 - Fluorite with Quartz $ 650
Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
miniature - 4.5 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm


Fluorite with Quartz from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c488a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c488b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c488c.jpg]

Cluster of gemmy green Fluorite octahedra with a coating of drusy Quartz on the backside. The largest crystal is 3.5 cm and the smaller crystal is especially transparent. Clean and undamaged. Stunning specimen.


C489 - Silver $ 750
Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Silver from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c489a.jpg] Silver from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c489b.jpg] Silver from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/c489c.jpg]

Highly aesthetic, showy display Silver specimen with sheets of solid Silver protruding from a Calcite rich rock matrix. The matrix appears to have been stabilized.


C490 - Phenakite $ 1500
Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Middle Urals, Russia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 5 cm


Phenakite from Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Middle Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c490a.jpg] Phenakite from Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Middle Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c490b.jpg] Phenakite from Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Middle Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c490c.jpg]

Huge 5.5cm Phenakite crystal in matrix from the classic emerald and alexandrite mining area of Russia. This is a complete crystal in schist and one the nicer display specimens of this material I have seen. Out of an old collection built in the 1960s and 1970s.


C491 - Rutile on Hematite on Quartz $ 1000
Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491a.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491b.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491c.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491d.jpg]

Epitaxial red Rutile on Hematite crystals on a water clear, glassy crystal of light smokey Quartz. The Quartz crystal is 6cm tall and undamaged. The Hematite crystals reach 1.7cm in size.


C492 - Quartz scepter $ 250
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


Quartz scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c492a.jpg] Quartz scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c492b.jpg] Quartz scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c492c.jpg] Quartz scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c492d.jpg] Quartz scepter from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c492e.jpg]

Transparent, light smokey Quartz scepter atop a Quartz crystal that is partially intergrown with black Tourmaline. The scepter is glassy with a stepped termination. Slight edge wear in places but relatively undamaged. This is an old crystal from the 1960s/70s.


C494 - Bournonite on Sphalerite $ 200
Machacamarca Mine, Potosí Department, Bolivia
small cabinet - 8.2 x 6 x 3 cm


Bournonite on Sphalerite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosí Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/c494a.jpg] Bournonite on Sphalerite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosí Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/c494b.jpg] Bournonite on Sphalerite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosí Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/c494c.jpg]

Elongated, silvery Bournonite crystals to 1.4 cm on a Sphalerite matrix.


C495 - Prehnite $ 200
Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Prehnite from Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/c495a.jpg] Prehnite from Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/c495b.jpg] Prehnite from Djouga, Bendougou, Kayes Region, Mali [db_pics/pics/c495c.jpg]

Translucent green Prehnite with 4 stalactitic formations growing out of a Prehnite base. Sort of reminds me of a snails head.


C496 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 350
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3 cm


Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c496a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c496b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c496c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c496d.jpg]

Smokey Quartz crystals that are covered by small, outwardly growing white Quartz crystals, that are in turn covered by inky blue Fluorite crystals. Undamaged.


C497 - Apatite on Ferberite $ 350
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


Apatite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c497a.jpg] Apatite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c497b.jpg] Apatite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c497c.jpg] Apatite on Ferberite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c497d.jpg]

A 2.3 cm green Apatite crystal attached to a Ferberite crystal, with mica. Classic and aesthetic Panasquiera combo. The Apatite crystal is gemmy and 1.2cm thick. The Ferberite has some contacting on the rear left side where another Ferberite intergrew, otherwise undamaged.


C500 - Azurite with Malachite (R) $ 5000
Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite (R) from Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece [db_pics/pics/c500a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite (R) from Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece [db_pics/pics/c500b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite (R) from Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece [db_pics/pics/c500c.jpg]

Interconnected spherical clusters of Azurite with minor amounts of attached Malchite. This is a superb Greek Azurite specimen and was photographed in Lapis magazine. It is a floater specimen well crystallized all around and has one repair. Extraordinary color!



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