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C456 - Quartz $ 1250
Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia
cabinet - 11 x 8.5 x 8 cm


Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456c.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456d.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456e.jpg]

Matrix Quartz specimen featuring a stunning 6cm transparent crystal rising out of a Quartz and Calcite crystal lined vug. The crystal has a sharp smokey phantom and red Hematite inclusions. Perfect and undamaged. Flat, sawcut base.


C470 - Azurite with Malachite $ 2800
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 12.5 x 10 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c470a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c470b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c470c.jpg]

Flat matrix partially covered by bubbly Malachite which is in turn covered by bright, sparkly Azurite. Essentially undamaged with only one or two very slight bruises along edges. Showy and rare specimen that has been in a collection since the 1970s. A gorgeous specimen, brighter and more sparkly than photos.


C473 - Copper $ 2400
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 10 x 8.5 x 2.0 cm


Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c473a.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c473b.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/c473c.jpg]

Grouping of Copper crystals with a rich red patina. Ex. Peter Bancroft specimen.


C479 - Benitoite $ 1600
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479d.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Benitoite to 2.1cm on schist matrix with white Natrolite. This specimen has two qualities which most do not have - deep blue color and good luster. The color is as good as it gets and the luster is good. A small shallow nick on the large crystal is the only detraction I could find. Uncommon to find them this good!


C481 - Tourmaline $ 1500
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.8 x 1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c481a.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c481b.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c481c.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c481d.jpg] Tourmaline from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/c481e.jpg]

Classic gem green Tourmaline from the Perderniera. Undamaged with the uppper two thirds entirely facet quality gem. There is a very shallow indentation on one side where another Tourmaline grew against it. A more blue/green body color grading to more grass green at the termination. A stunner!


C487 - Azurite on Malachite $ 4500
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
large cabinet - 19 x 16 x 4.0 cm


Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c487a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c487b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c487c.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c487d.jpg]

Bright blue, spherical crystal groups of Azurite atop rolling hills of satiny Malachite. A large, flat specimen that would add a huge amount of color to any display. Undamaged, historic specimen out of an old collection built in the 1960s and 1970s.


C485 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1500
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 10 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c485e.jpg]

Azurite partially altered to Malchite, with the Malachite forming fine 'bulls-eye' patterns. The Azurite is sharply formed with lustrous faces. The back is a large 10cm partial crystal and there are 2 terminated Azurite crystals attached to the front, the best is 5cm tall and grown out away from the largest crystal.


C490 - Phenakite $ 1500
Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Middle Urals, Russia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 5 cm


Phenakite from Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Middle Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c490a.jpg] Phenakite from Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Middle Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c490b.jpg] Phenakite from Izumrudnye Kopi area, Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Middle Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/c490c.jpg]

Huge 5.5cm Phenakite crystal in matrix from the classic emerald and alexandrite mining area of Russia. This is a complete crystal in schist and one the nicer display specimens of this material I have seen. Out of an old collection built in the 1960s and 1970s.


C491 - Rutile on Hematite on Quartz $ 1000
Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491a.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491b.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491c.jpg] Rutile on Hematite on Quartz from Cavradi Gorge, Curnera Valley, Grischun, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c491d.jpg]

Epitaxial red Rutile on Hematite crystals on a water clear, glassy crystal of light smokey Quartz. The Quartz crystal is 6cm tall and undamaged. The Hematite crystals reach 1.7cm in size.


C499 - Celestite $ 1200
Sakoany deposit, Boeny Region, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 6 cm


Celestite from Sakoany deposit, Boeny Region, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c499a.jpg] Celestite from Sakoany deposit, Boeny Region, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c499b.jpg] Celestite from Sakoany deposit, Boeny Region, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/c499c.jpg]

Dramatic, gemmy blue crystals of Celestite with glassy luster. These are common as geodes, but it's difficult to get good undamaged specimens from the geodes and they are therefore uncommon. There is a flat lying 5cm crystal and the main vertical crystal rises 3.5cm above the others. All the crystals are undamaged and like transparent glass. Highly showy and bright.


C500 - Azurite with Malachite (R) $ 5000
Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite (R) from Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece [db_pics/pics/c500a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite (R) from Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece [db_pics/pics/c500b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite (R) from Christiana Mine, Lavrion District, Greece [db_pics/pics/c500c.jpg]

Interconnected spherical clusters of Azurite with minor amounts of attached Malchite. This is a superb Greek Azurite specimen and was photographed in Lapis magazine. It is a floater specimen well crystallized all around and has one repair. Extraordinary color!


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!


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.


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.


C559 - Covellite $ 2500
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
cabinet - 10 x 9.5 x 5 cm


Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559a.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559b.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559c.jpg] Covellite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/c559d.jpg]

Irridescent blades of Covellite crystals on matrix with Quartz crystals. From the Don Boydston collection and comes with an old Burminco label.



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