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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.


C445 - Galena with Sphalerite $ 750
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


Galena with Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c445a.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c445b.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c445c.jpg]

New find of skeletal Galena from the 9th of September Mine. This is true skeletal Galena (not the manufactured specimens from about 10 years ago), only the second time in 20 years that they have been found. Black Sphalerite crystals are intergrown with the Galena. Undamaged floater specimen crystallized all around.


C446 - Brochantite $ 450
Morocco
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 3 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Brochantite from Morocco [db_pics/pics/c446a.jpg] Brochantite from Morocco [db_pics/pics/c446b.jpg] Brochantite from Morocco [db_pics/pics/c446c.jpg]

Old specimen from the Bruce Murphy collection composed of nothing but Brochantite crystals. This was a rare specimen when Bruce acquired it, and I've not seen much Brochantite specimens from Morocco since. Bright emerald green crystals everywhere. This is likely from the Bou Bekker Mine.


C447 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 450
Mashamaba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4 x 3.3 x 2 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamaba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c447a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamaba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c447b.jpg]

'Hot pink' crystals of Cobaltian Calcite on matrix. This is old stock from Gilbert Gauthier. Translucent to transparent crystals to 1cm. Undamaged, hard to find classic with top color.


C448 - Hausmanite with Calcite, Ettringite $ 200
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 4 cm


Hausmanite with Calcite, Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c448a.jpg] Hausmanite with Calcite, Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c448b.jpg] Hausmanite with Calcite, Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c448c.jpg]

Brilliantly lustrous black Hausmanite crystals grown around a cluster of transparent Calcite crystals and yellow Ettringite.


C449 - Galena (spinel twin) $ 280
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.0 cm


Galena (spinel twin) from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c449a.jpg] Galena (spinel twin) from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c449b.jpg] Galena (spinel twin) from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c449c.jpg]

Flat tabular spinel-twinned Galena crystal. Undamaged with bright silvery luster. The front is nothing but brigth Galena, the backside is partially covered by small Quartz crystals and Calcite.


C450 - Vanadinite $ 80
Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Vanadinite from Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c450a.jpg] Vanadinite from Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c450b.jpg]

Specimen of curving, olive green Vanadinite crystals over a quartz matrix. Good crystals on all sides.


C453 - Tanzanite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c453a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c453b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c453c.jpg]

Rare crystal of pink Tanzanite over blue. Glassy and well crystallized all around.


C454 - Tanzanite $ 100
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 1 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c454a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c454b.jpg]

Rare crystal of pink and blue Tanzanite. Glassy luster, contacted/incomplete on backside.


C455 - Apophyllite with Stilbite $ 350
Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 5 cm


Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455a.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455b.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455c.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455d.jpg]

Aesthetic formation of yellow Apophyllite and pink Stilbite crystals. The crystals grew around a Quartz stalactite so it's perfectly crystallized all around, and the only 'contact' is the tiny 3mm end of the stalactite that can be seen at the very bottom. The largest Apop is 4.3cm across. A gorgeous, undamaged specimen.


C456 - Quartz $ 1250
Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia
cabinet - 11 x 8.5 x 8 cm


Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456c.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456d.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456e.jpg]

Matrix Quartz specimen featuring a stunning 6cm transparent crystal rising out of a Quartz and Calcite crystal lined vug. The crystal has a sharp smokey phantom and red Hematite inclusions. Perfect and undamaged. Flat, sawcut base.


C459 - Schorl $ 200 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 120
Guadalupe Mine, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Schorl from Guadalupe Mine, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c459a.jpg] Schorl from Guadalupe Mine, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c459b.jpg] Schorl from Guadalupe Mine, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c459c.jpg]

Solid cluster of black Tourmaline crystals with no matrix. Large well formed crystals with good luster. Largest crystal has a 3.2cm termination.


C462 - Aquamarine $ 150
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462a.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462b.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462c.jpg]

Transparent blue Beryl from the Erongo finds. This one is unusual for the locality in that it is totally transparent and it's lightly etched. Complete and undamaged. Good luster too, better than photos.


C463 - Lepidolite on Tourmaline $ 240
Paprok, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463a.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463b.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463c.jpg]

Pink and green Tourmaline crystal with an attached cluster of Lepidolite. There is a Quartz crystal and another small Tourmaline sticking out of the Lepidolite cluster. Clean and undamaged.



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