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B289 - Azurite, Malachite on Dickite $ 1200
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2 cm


Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b289a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b289b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b289c.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b289d.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 1.6cm with green Malachite on a Dickite coated matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. A small chip on one crystal otherwise undamaged.


B311 - Dioptase $ 2400
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.0 x 3.7 x 3 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311c.jpg]

Large single Dioptase, 1.5cm long, on a matrix covered by smaller Dioptase crystals. An exquisite specimen from the Georg Gebhard collection.


B314 - Gold $ 3800
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2 cm


Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314a.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314b.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314c.jpg]

Bright Gold crystals throughout a Quartz matrix. There is a wonderful hoppered octhedral crystal front and center that is 6mm on edge. There is also lots of Gold all throughthe Quartz, so this could be further etched to reveal lots more Gold if desired.


B499 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1250
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499d.jpg]

Stunning Azurite specimen with bladed crystals to 2.5cm wide on a white matrix with spherical masses of Malachite which are distinctive for this pocket.


B503 - Pyrite in Quartz $ 1500
Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


Pyrite in Quartz from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b503a.jpg] Pyrite in Quartz from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b503b.jpg] Pyrite in Quartz from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b503c.jpg]

Transparent Quartz crystal with included green Rutile crystals and a superb cube of Pyrite. The pyrite cube is good sized at about 5mm on edge and is readily visible in the Quartz.


B560 - Azurite with Malachite $ 4000
Anhui Province, China
cabinet - 14.5 x 12.5 x 5.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560c.jpg]

Shockingly bright, electric blue Azurite crystals lining a large, shallow vug. The color is a more dark, vibrant royal blue than the photos indicate. The photos also don't capture the bright reflections of the crystals - they look like blue foil. These are so incredibly bright I had to take a second look to make sure they weren't Linarite or some other species. I've never Azurite seen like this before, though I have heard Bisbee produced similar Azurites to this at one time. The backside is sawn revealing another small vug containing typical, darker blue Azurite crystals. If you want to add a large amount of bright blue to your case, this is the one.


B607 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1500
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607e.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607f.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 2.2cm and spherical masses of green Malachite on a white Dickite coated matrix. What a stunning piece! The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single clay-filled pocket opened in April 2015 . There is a small nick on the upper right crystal, otherwise undamaged.


B664 - Azurite $ 1200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664c.jpg]

Exceedingly showy, bright Azurite crystals. Great color and 'wet' luster. The only detraction, and what keeps this from being a $5000 specimen, is one broken off crystal at the bottom near the edge. A good flat plate of crystals with individuals to 2cm wide at the termination.


B723 - Aquamarine $ 6500
Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan
cabinet - 15 x 12.5 x 9 cm


Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723a.jpg] Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723b.jpg] Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723c.jpg] Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723d.jpg] Aquamarine from Shengus, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b723e.jpg]

Stunning large matrix specimen of Quartz, Feldspar, and Muscovite hosting two absolutely water clear Aquamarine crystals. The Aqua crystals are approximately 4 and 3.5cm long. Very clean and damage free. Mined approximately 4 years ago.


B763 - Diopside on Graphite $ 1500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 4 x 4 cm


Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b763c.jpg]

An open vug of crystallized Graphite filled with green Diopside crystals. Rare to find such matrix specimens on the crystallized Graphite.


B853 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 4.1 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b853c.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 73 grams.


B854 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200
Landanai, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854c.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b854d.jpg]

Fantastic single Chrome Tourmaline from a recent find. 'Chrome Tourmaline' is a vanandium and chromium rich varietal of the species Dravite. This crystal is one of a small handfull that have 3 color zones. A bright, vivid green at the termination, a darker green at the center, and grading towards a yellow green at the base. Weighs 35 grams.


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.


B940 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1250
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b940a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b940b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and highly gemmy. Undamaged except for a tiny nick on the upper right side. One narrow face on the left side has etched, stepped growth patterns. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016.


T103 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 1200
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t103a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t103b.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/t103c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and gemmy in the upper emerald green zone. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 7.7 grams.



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