Dioptase, Bromian Chlorargyrite from the Blue Bell Mine

A recent find of vibrant green dioptase crystals dotted with yellow-green silver halide bromargyrite recently surfaced from the well known Blue Bell Mine in the Soda Mountains of San Bernardino County, California.  This decades old famous silver-copper-lead-zinc mine has produced in excess of 80 different mineral species over the years with several new species coming to light in the last four years.  It's home to one of the most complex mineral assemblages known in California.  Specimens with bright green dioptase shown here are likely some of the best full or near full coverages to come from California.



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C133 - Dioptase, Chrysocolla $ 80 (=~ AUS$ 104)
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 3.0 cm


Dioptase, Chrysocolla from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c133a.jpg] Dioptase, Chrysocolla from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c133b.jpg]

Excellent coverage of bright green crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla.


C135 - Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite $ 60 (=~ AUS$ 78)
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c135a.jpg] Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c135b.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Dioptase with Hemimorphite and waxy olive yellow crystals of Bromian Chloraryrite.


C140 - Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite $ 60 (=~ AUS$ 78)
Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c140a.jpg] Dioptase, Bromian Clorargyrite, Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite from Blue Bell Mine, Soda Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California [db_pics/pics/c140b.jpg]

Bright green crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla, Hemimorphite and waxy olive yellow crystals of Bromian Chloraryrite.



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