Selected Specimens

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C520 - Cerussite $ 350
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4 x 1.8 cm


Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c520a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c520b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China [db_pics/pics/c520c.jpg]

Reticulated Cerussite crystal from a limited (one time?) find in the Daoping Mine. An unusual coloration for Cerussite with yellows and pinks making rare and unique specimens. Front and back sides shown.


C521 - Malachite after Azurite $ 400
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c521a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c521b.jpg]

Exceptionally sharp and well formed single crystals of Azurite that has been psuedomorphed to Malachite, though a small amount of the original azurite remains at the termination. There is good 'bulls-eye' patterning in the Malachite on a termination face.


C522 - Chrysocolla $ 180
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.8 x 3 x 1.5 cm


Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c522a.jpg] Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c522b.jpg] Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c522c.jpg] Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c522d.jpg]

This is an old spcimen out of the Bruce Murphy collection, who collected at the mine back in the 1970s good on both sides. The specimen is composed of dense, transluscent Chrysocolla with a botryoidal surface of dark blue (heterogenite?) and lighter green. Good on both sides.


C523 - Mangano Adamite $ 245
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


Mangano Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c523a.jpg] Mangano Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c523b.jpg] Mangano Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c523c.jpg]

Cluster of Purple Mangano Adamite cluster on Limonite. Large cluster of this rarer varietal of Adamite with other smaller clusters. Undamaged on front, top, and sides, backside intergrew with the matrix.


C524 - Andradite with Diopside $ 350
Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524a.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524b.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Gray Throne Claim, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c524c.jpg]

Transluscent Andradite garnet crystals on Diopside. The Andradite crystals reach 9mm in size and are very sharply formed and transluscent amber colored. Fine quality specimen from a rare Arizona locality. Ex. Bruce Murphy collection.


C527 - Tourmaline $ 280
Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527a.jpg] Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527b.jpg] Tourmaline from Mina Poa Alta, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c527c.jpg]

Small but colorful single Tourmaline crystal with alternating shades of pink and green. Weighs 5.4 grams.


C528 - Kammererite $ 260
Kop Dalgari, East Anatolia, Turkey
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Kammererite from Kop Dalgari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c528a.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Dalgari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c528b.jpg] Kammererite from Kop Dalgari, East Anatolia, Turkey [db_pics/pics/c528c.jpg]

Rare specimen of the chromium rich Clinochore varietal known as Kammererite. Drusy purple crystals with larger transluscent crystals to 6mm.


C529 - Calcite with Barite $ 280
Minerva Mine, Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm


Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529a.jpg] Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529b.jpg] Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529c.jpg] Calcite with Barite from Minerva Mine, Cave-inRock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c529d.jpg]

Elongated Calcite crysals associated with sky blue Barite crystals. This is an old specimen and though there are a couple missing Calcite crystals, it's in great condition overall and the main Calcite crystals are perfect and 3cm tall. The only one like it I've ever owned, and I only find one similar on Mindat.


C530 - Hematite $ 2800
Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 7 cm


Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530a.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530b.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530c.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530d.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530e.jpg] Hematite from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c530f.jpg]

Large, chunky Hematite crystal with an uncommon psuedocubic form. Great luster with parallel surface striations. This is an old specimen from a collection dating back to the 60s and 70s. It came without precise locality information, but I suspect it is from the Casa de Pedra mine in Congonhas, Minas Gerais. It's complete all around with some indentations from other crystals on top near the back, but remarkably pristine with only a couple small nicks. Even the bottom is rehealed. Weighs 2 pounds and 14 ounces!


C531 - Grossular $ 490
Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.0 x 5.5 cm


Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531a.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531b.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531c.jpg] Grossular from Handan Pref., Hebei Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c531d.jpg]

This is a large cluster of nothing but Grossular garnet crystals. The crystals are an amber/yellow color and transluscent to transparent. Average crystal size is about 5mm with some crystals approaching 1cm. A good sized cluster for the find. There are a few contacts but the majority is clean undamaged crystals. .


C532 - Dioptase $ 1500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c532a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c532b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c532c.jpg]

Classic Tsumeb specimen of Dioptase on white Calcite. Super lustrous, transluscent Dioptase crystals in small clusters and isolated crystals. There is damage to a couple crystals, but the vast majority are fine and undamaged. Despite the damage, this quality is rare to find now.


C533 - Stilbite $ 250
New South Wales, Australia
cabinet - 9.5 x 8 x 4.5 cm


Stilbite from New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/c533a.jpg] Stilbite from New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/c533b.jpg] Stilbite from New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/c533c.jpg]

Isolated orange Stilbite crystals on a crystal coated matrix. Out of an old collection with specimen number affixed to the bottom.


C534 - Fluorite $ 850
Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Fluorite from Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c534a.jpg] Fluorite from Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c534b.jpg] Fluorite from Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c534c.jpg] Fluorite from Boltsburn Mine, Weardale, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/c534d.jpg]

Two interpenetrating transparent Fluorite cubes with rich purple color. In great condition with good luster. Main crystal is 6.2cm on the diagonal.


C536 - Azurite on Malachite $ 225
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Azurite on Malachite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c536a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c536b.jpg]

Azurite spheres to 1.3cm on Malachite. Aesthetic specimen out of the Bruce Murphy Arizona collection.


C538 - Azurite $ 1800
Chessy, Rhone Alpes, France
cabinet - 11.5 x 10.5 x 3.5 cm


Azurite from Chessy, Rhone Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/c538a.jpg] Azurite from Chessy, Rhone Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/c538b.jpg] Azurite from Chessy, Rhone Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/c538c.jpg]

Cluster of Large, relatively flat floater crystal group of Azurite from the historic Chessy mines. This is out of an old collection built in the 60s and 70s, and specimen itself likely dates back to the 1800s. These are most commonly found as small rounded clusters of crystals and this specimen is noteworthy for both it's large size and flat shape. There are a couple areas of breakage along the edges, where it was likely attached to the matrix, otherwise it's pristine with both the front and back faces perfect and undamaged.



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