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C583 - Azurite $ 80 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c583c.jpg]

Mound-shaped specimen of sparkling Azurite crystals. The majority of the matrix is gone, leaving a thick, hollow layer of Azurite. Undamaged.
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C584 - Roweite, Olshanskyite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584a.jpg] Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584b.jpg] Roweite, Olshanskyite from Shijiangshan Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c584c.jpg]

Crystals of brown Roweite and white Olshanskyite in crystal sizes and quality not seen before this find. Interestingly, the type locality for Roweite is Franklin, New Jersey, where only one specimen was found.
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C585 - Clinoatacamite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585a.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585b.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585c.jpg] Clinoatacamite from Lily Mine, Ica Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c585d.jpg]

High quality specimen of Clinoatacamite crystal groups atop sparkling drusy Quartz crystals. Good isolated crystal groups of this rare species. The Lily Mine is now closed.
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C586 - Brochantite on Cuprite $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586a.jpg] Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586b.jpg] Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586c.jpg] Brochantite on Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c586d.jpg]

Thick crystal groups of green Brochanite atop Cuprite. Rare piece from Bisbee with unusually wide (to 7mm) crystal groups.
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C588 - Carrollite $ 260 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm


Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c588a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c588b.jpg]

Highly lustrous Carrollite crystals to 7mm on matrix. From older finds out of an old collection.
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C589 - Stilbite on Kunzite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Kunar, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm


Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589a.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589b.jpg] Stilbite on Kunzite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c589c.jpg]

Neat specimen of a double-terminated Kunzite crystal with a removable layer of Stilbite on one side. Stilbite is uncommon in pegmatites.
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C590 - Tanzanite $ 375 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c590a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c590b.jpg]

Unusual Tanzanite crystal that is yellow in one direction and blue with yellow when viewed from the other direction. Complete and undamaged with great glassy luster. Weighs 18.9 carats.
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C591 - Mimetite $ 275 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia
miniature - 4.9 x 2.9 x 2 cm


Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/c591a.jpg] Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/c591b.jpg] Mimetite from Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/c591c.jpg]

Cluster of Mimetite crystals with individual crystals to 9mm. Undamaged and sort of a floater with crystals on backside too. Locality is closed and these are seldom seen for sale anymore.


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C592 - Veszelyite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
miniature - 3.6 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c592a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c592b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c592c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 2mm lining vug 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.


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C593 - Apatite on Siderite $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Panasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593a.jpg] Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593b.jpg] Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593c.jpg] Apatite on Siderite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/c593d.jpg]

Glassy 1.8cm Apatite crystal attached to a Siderite crystal that is dusted with Pyrite. The Apatie has a blueish lavender color, with a darker blue stipe down the center, and is undamaged.
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C594 - Galena with Pyrrhottite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Dal'negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 3 cm


Galena with Pyrrhottite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c594a.jpg] Galena with Pyrrhottite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c594b.jpg] Galena with Pyrrhottite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c594c.jpg] Galena with Pyrrhottite from Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c594d.jpg]

Grey, spinel-twinned Galena crystals with bright, lustrous Pyrrhottite crystalsAssociated with minor amounts of Sphalerite and small Quartz crystals. Showy, undamaged specimen.
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C595 - Azurite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c595a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c595b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c595c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c595d.jpg]

Large, lustrous Azurite crystals that formed in a thick seam. It's not perfect, as the big crystals grew into both sides of the seam, but there are plenty or terminated crystals present and it's just darn impressive in size and volume of electric blue color.
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C596 - Rhodochrosite after Clam $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 3.5 cm


Rhodochrosite after Clam from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c596a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Clam from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c596b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Clam from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/c596c.jpg]

Fossil bivalve that has been replaced with pink Rhodochrosite. The old iron mine where these were found is long closed and these are no longer being found. This is an excellent example with an uncompressed fossil with the bottom half still in matrix and the top half exposed and partially open to reveal the botryoidal pink interior.


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C597 - Azurite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 1.3 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c597d.jpg]

Cluster of blue Azurite crystals with jagged edges in places, which is an uncommon style from Tsumeb. There is a small chip on the termination, otherwise good. Transluscent blue on edges when backlit. Ex. Russel Jones, Carl Acosta collections and previous price of $185.



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