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C397 - Vezelyite on Hemimorphite $ 650
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


Vezelyite on Hemimorphite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c397a.jpg] Vezelyite on Hemimorphite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c397b.jpg] Vezelyite on Hemimorphite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c397c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 8mm on Hemimorphite lined vugs in matrix. There are some damaged crystals at the edges of individual vugs, but overall this is a very showy example from the find with larger sized crystals. And the color combo of the bright blue on the green Hemimorphite is outstanding. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


C398 - Vezelyite $ 400
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


Vezelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c398a.jpg] Vezelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c398b.jpg] Vezelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c398c.jpg] Vezelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c398d.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 2mm on Hemimorphite lined vugs in matrix. There are vugs of crystals all over this one, with the main vug open a full 4cm across the front and another 5cm running down the side. Very rich sample. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


C399 - Vezelyite $ 300
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


Vezelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c399a.jpg] Vezelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c399b.jpg] Vezelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c399c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 2mm lining open vug in matrix. Numerous small but very good undamaged crystals. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China. Sawcut on base.


C400 - Vezelyite $ 350
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Vezelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400a.jpg] Vezelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400b.jpg] Vezelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400c.jpg] Vezelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400d.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 3mm on Hemimorphite lined vugs in matrix. Lots and lots of Veszelyite crystals all over the ridges and vugs. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


C401 - Vezelyite $ 450
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Vezelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c401a.jpg] Vezelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c401b.jpg] Vezelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c401c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 9mm lining vugs in matrix. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


C403 - Adamite with Calcite $ 200
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403a.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403b.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403c.jpg]

Unusual specimen of yellow Adamite on one side, and Calcite crystals to 1.5cm on the other side.


C404 - Neptunite $ 900
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
cabinet - 11.5 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm


Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c404a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c404b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c404c.jpg]

Large Neptunite specimen with highly lustrous, jet black crystals against a white Natrolite coated matrix. Largest crystal is a 2.7cm double-terminated crystal at the upper right.


C405 - Dioptase $ 200
Altyn-Tyube, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3 cm


Dioptase from Altyn-Tyube, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/c405a.jpg] Dioptase from Altyn-Tyube, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/c405b.jpg]

Highly bright and lustrous Diotase crystals over most of the matrix. The color and luster are top for the locality, and you get alot of Dioptase for your dollar as compared to Tsumeb specimens. Some bruising near edges but the majority are perfect and undamaged.


C406 - Smithsonite after Calcite $ 280
San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c406a.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c406b.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c406c.jpg]

Scalenohedral Calcite crystals that have been psuedomorphed to golden colored Smithsonite. These were found a few years ago and are no longer being found.


C407 - Smokey Quartz $ 140
St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland
miniature - 5 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


Smokey Quartz from St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c407a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c407b.jpg]

High quality, transparent Quartz crystals on matrix. Good overall form and composition of the crystals. Ex. Ed Rosenzweig, Len Pisciotta collections.


C408 - Smithsonite $ 1200
Silver Hill Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Smithsonite from Silver Hill Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c408a.jpg] Smithsonite from Silver Hill Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c408b.jpg] Smithsonite from Silver Hill Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c408c.jpg]

Layer of transluscent, vivid blue/green Smithsonite over a dark brown matrix. A label accompanying the specimen from Mark Hay, noted Arizona collector and dealer states that this is the best color he has ever seen for a Silver Hill Smithsonite. Typically, Smithsonite from this location is white in scattered small crystals. Reportedly only 2 pieces like this were ever found. Ex. David Shannon collection. This competition quality specimen is a unique, one of a kind example from an obscure Arizona locality.


C409 - Amethyst scepter $ 400
Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409c.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409d.jpg]

Medium purple Amethyst scepter crystal over a white Quartz stalk. Collected by David Shannon in 1981 and kept by him as part of his collection. Complete and undamaged. Excellent quality Amethyst crystals in this condition from this obscure locality are difficult to find.


C410 - Cuprite $ 1250
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410a.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410b.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410c.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410d.jpg]

Well formed red Cuprite octahedrons all over matrix. While most Bisbee Cuprites are dull, this example shows a nice reddish tint under natural light which is fairly uncommon. Clean and undamaged specimen acquired by Bruce Murphy in 2007.


C411 - Azurite $ 400
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c411a.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c411b.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c411c.jpg]

Bright blue, velvety spheres to 5mm of Azurite against a pale blue/grey matrix. Visually stunning contrast between the spheres and the lighter matrix background. Ex. Mark Hay collection. Saw cut on back.


C414 - Smithsonite $ 2200
Gila Monster Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.2 x 5 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Smithsonite from Gila Monster Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c414a.jpg] Smithsonite from Gila Monster Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c414b.jpg] Smithsonite from Gila Monster Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c414c.jpg]

Transluscent white Smithsonite in a linear formation of interconnected spheres lining a dark red, crystal lined vug. An extremely rare and unique specimen with no damage and one of only a very few known to exist. The white markings on the surface are tiny internal inclusions and not damage. The Gila Monster Mine is located 1. 3 miles from the famous Old Yuma Mine. The data base web site Mindat shows no photographs of any species from this very obscure and old locality. Comes with 3 old labels. .



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