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B673 - Cuprite $ 600 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 360
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 12 x 6 x 6 cm


Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b673a.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b673b.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b673c.jpg]

Bright red Cuprite crystals in vugs on massive Cuprite matrix. Great color, luster, and sparkle to the crystals.


B737 - Jamesonite on Pyrite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 150
Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm


Jamesonite on Pyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b737a.jpg] Jamesonite on Pyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b737b.jpg] Jamesonite on Pyrite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b737c.jpg]

Large, thick Jamesonite crystals intergrown with Pyrite. Jamesonite is most commonly seen as thin, hair-like crystals, these are stout crystals to 3cm. Hard to find, from an old collection.


B749 - Franklinite $ 650 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 390
Franklin, New Jersey
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 5.0 cm


Franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey [db_pics/pics/b749a.jpg] Franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey [db_pics/pics/b749b.jpg] Franklinite from Franklin, New Jersey [db_pics/pics/b749c.jpg]

Large single Franklinite crystal, the largest I've ever owned. No matrix. There is damage along one edge, but regardless, it's a desirable, massive crystal. Ex. J.R. Thompson collection.


B774 - Pyrite $ 160 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 96
Kelly Mine, Butte, Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm


Pyrite from Kelly Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/b774a.jpg] Pyrite from Kelly Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/b774b.jpg] Pyrite from Kelly Mine, Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/b774c.jpg]

Fine quality octahedral Pyrite crystal on matrix.


B780 - Bournonite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 120
Chichibu Mine, Honshu, Japan
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Bournonite from Chichibu Mine, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b780a.jpg] Bournonite from Chichibu Mine, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b780b.jpg]

Three old specimens of Bournonite from Japan. Bright with a silvery metallic luster. The smallest specimen is a double terminated crystal.


B790 - Azurite with Malachite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 240
Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece
small cabinet - 8.9 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Kamariza Mine, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/b790c.jpg]

Beuatiful specimen of solid crystalline Azurite with areas of contrasting Malachite. Good crystals on all sides.


B792 - Apatite with Pyrite $ 150 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 90
Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3 cm


Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b792a.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b792b.jpg] Apatite with Pyrite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b792c.jpg]

Tabular pink Apatite crystals to 1.4cm with sparkling bright Pyrite crystals.


B796 - Apatite, Fluorite $ 100 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 60
Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Apatite, Fluorite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b796a.jpg] Apatite, Fluorite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b796b.jpg] Apatite, Fluorite from Piao Tang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu, Jiangxi Prov.,China [db_pics/pics/b796c.jpg]

Tabular pink Apatite crystals to 1.1cm across with purple cubic Fluorite.


B916 - Dioptase $ 2500 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 1500
Malpaso Quarry, Dumesnil, Córdoba, Argentina
cabinet - 14 x 9 x 5 cm


Dioptase from Malpaso Quarry, Dumesnil, Córdoba, Argentina [db_pics/pics/b916a.jpg] Dioptase from Malpaso Quarry, Dumesnil, Córdoba, Argentina [db_pics/pics/b916b.jpg] Dioptase from Malpaso Quarry, Dumesnil, Córdoba, Argentina [db_pics/pics/b916c.jpg]

Dioptase crystals to 5mm on matrix. Good sized specimen with good coverage, loaded with bright undamaged crystals. One of the best specimens from this occurrence I've seen.


B928 - Chamosite psuedo. Almandine $ 260 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 156
Michigamme Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Chamosite psuedo. Almandine from Michigamme Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b928a.jpg] Chamosite psuedo. Almandine from Michigamme Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b928b.jpg] Chamosite psuedo. Almandine from Michigamme Mine, Marquette Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b928c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of crystals of Almandine replaced by Chamosite (the iron analogue of Clinochlore in the Chlorite group of minerals) from the upper peninsula of Michigan. Good sized with crystals to 3.5 cm (most found were less than 3cm). The old label indicates it was in the Frank Hess collection and identified it as 'Aphrosiderite', however Aphrosiderite is an obsolete name and Chamosite is the correct species name. I only have the Hess label, but this specimen is also shown on the Arkenstone website and indicates it was from the historical garnet collection of SMITH COLLEGE, Northampton, Massachusetts and ex. Dr. Gary Hansen Collection.


D111 - Azurite $ 300 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 180
Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 2 cm


Azurite from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111a.jpg] Azurite from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111b.jpg] Azurite from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d111c.jpg]

Large single crystal from recent workings at the Sierra Rica Mine.


T144 - Zektzerite $ 220 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 132 SOLD
Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t144a.jpg] Zektzerite from Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/t144b.jpg]

Sharp single crystal of Zektzerite, a rare lithium, zirconium silicate. Pinkish tan in color with gemmy areas.


T208 - Apatite on Clinozoisite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 270
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 2 x 1.3 cm


Apatite on Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t208a.jpg] Apatite on Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t208b.jpg] Apatite on Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t208c.jpg]

Stacked tabular Apatite crystals grown around Clinozoisite crystals. Transparent, complete all around with glassy luster.


T215 - Vayrynenite $ 280 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 168 SOLD
Shengus, Skardu District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm


Vayrynenite from Shengus, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t215a.jpg] Vayrynenite from Shengus, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t215b.jpg] Vayrynenite from Shengus, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/t215c.jpg]

Rare matrix specimen of Vayrynenite. Main crystal is a gemmy pink, double terminated, and 8mm in size. Attached to the base is a darker orangey red mineral, possibly Triplite.


T230 - Benitoite $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 900
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
large cabinet - 16 x 15 x 7.0 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230d.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230e.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230f.jpg]

Benitoite specimen with large front dispay face with approximately 50 Benitoite crystals, largest reaching 1.3 cm in size. Also present are numerous Neptunite and Djurleite crystals.



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