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B731 - Tenantite $ 450
El Cobre Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 2.5 cm


Tenantite from El Cobre Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b731a.jpg] Tenantite from El Cobre Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b731b.jpg] Tenantite from El Cobre Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b731c.jpg] Tenantite from El Cobre Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b731d.jpg]

Thin plate of Quartz crystals hosting well separated, sharp crystals of Tenantite. This mine is most famous for it's superb Scorodite crystals, but collectors also remember these fantastic Tenantites that make striking specimens due to their isolated crystals on the white matrix. In great condition and crystallized on backside too.


B732 - Smithsonite $ 600 SOLD
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b732a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b732b.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b732c.jpg]

Pink Smithsonite with a pleasing pink color and typical silky luster, but with a particularly nice formation. The Smithsonite wraps down the sides too giving good visual coverage all over. A very good example.


B733 - Chalcopyrite with Quartz $ 150
Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b733a.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b733b.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b733c.jpg]

Chalcopyrite crystals to 1.5 cm with Quartz and Pyrite crystals. The Chalcopyrite exhibit an irridescent patina.


B734 - Wulfenite, Mimetite $ 250 SOLD
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Wulfenite, Mimetite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b734a.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b734b.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b734c.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b734d.jpg]

Blocky Wulfenite crystals on a bed of green Mimetite over Limonite. The main Wulfenite is almost cube shaped and 9mm on edge.


B735 - Amethyst $ 400
Las vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Amethyst from Las vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b735a.jpg] Amethyst from Las vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b735b.jpg] Amethyst from Las vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b735c.jpg]

Five Amethyst crystals in nice arangement on matrix. The color is a medium purple, darker than most, and the composition is good. This is from an old collection and reflects the good taste of the collector. Undamaged, and the flat lying crystal is partially double terminated. Better than pictures.


B736 - Calcite on Danburite $ 600 SOLD
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 9 x 8 x 5 cm


Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b736a.jpg] Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b736b.jpg] Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b736c.jpg] Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b736d.jpg]

Cluster of 3 Danburite crystals, longest 8cm, partially coated with Calcite crystals. For my tastes, this is as nice a Danburite specimen I've seen in this size. The crystals are glassy and transparent, undamaged, with all the top ends uncoated by the Calcite. The Calcite crystals reach 8mm in size, have an interesting form, and are present on both front and back. This is from an old collection and reflects the good taste of the collector.


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.


B738 - Calcite on Danburite $ 200
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b738a.jpg] Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b738b.jpg] Calcite on Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b738c.jpg]

Glassy and transparent Danburite partially coated by the Calcite, undamaged.


B739 - Adamite, Calcite $ 150
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Adamite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b739a.jpg] Adamite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b739b.jpg] Adamite, Calcite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b739c.jpg]

Yellow Adamite and Calcite crystals on Limonite matrix. The Calcite has a reddish color likely due to iron staining. Neat formation of crystals!


B740 - Apatite $ 350 SOLD
Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b740a.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b740b.jpg] Apatite from Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b740c.jpg]

Gemmy and glassy APatite crystals to 2.5cm on matrix. Good composition of crystals that stand out well against the white matrix. This is from an old collection and reflects the good taste of the collector.



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