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B574 - Smithsonite $ 400
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574c.jpg]

Elongated, transparent Smithsonite crystals rising up out of a shallow vug in matrix. Crystals reach 1.5cm tall.


B595 - Calcite $ 120
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595a.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595b.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595c.jpg]

Sharp, highly lustrous Calcite rhomb, 2.4cm on a colorful matrix of Dolomite. The old label dates the specimen back to at least 1977.


B648 - Copper $ 350
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 4.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648a.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648b.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648c.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648d.jpg]

Cluser of Copper crystals with a large spinel twin of 3cm forming the base for additional smaller crystals. Good patina and in excellent condition.


B668 - Inesite $ 250
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668a.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668b.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668c.jpg]

Pink Inesite crystals covering matrix, but not your typical druse of evenly sized crystals. This particular find produced specimens with tufts of Inesite rising above the smaller crystals.


B685 - Azurite $ 150
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b685a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b685b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b685c.jpg]

Bright and glassy bladed Azurite crystals on matrix. The crystals are superb but a couple grew too big and contacted the opposite pocket wall, keeping this from being a $500 specimen. Much better than photos.


B686 - Azurite $ 350
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 3.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b686a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b686b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b686c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b686d.jpg]

Bright and glassy bladed Azurite crystals on matrix. The crystals are superb and reach 1.6cm wide. Fine and undamaged.


B692 - Ajoite (?)/Chrysocolla after Azurite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 108
Luputo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 3 cm


Ajoite (?)/Chrysocolla after Azurite from Luputo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/B692A.jpg] Ajoite (?)/Chrysocolla after Azurite from Luputo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/B692b.jpg] Ajoite (?)/Chrysocolla after Azurite from Luputo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b692c.jpg]

Cluster of bright blue psuedomorphs of either Ajoite or Chrysocolla and Malachite that has replaced Azurite. These were origianlly sold as Chrysocolla but it is rumored that recent analyses indicates that the blue mineral is Ajoite.


B699 - Ferberite with Arsenopyrite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 72
Pansasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4.5 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm


Ferberite with Arsenopyrite from Pansasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b699a.jpg] Ferberite with Arsenopyrite from Pansasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b699b.jpg]

Quality combination specimen featuring a well terminated Ferberite crystal rising from Quartz, Apatite, Siderite, and Arsenopyrite crystals, all dusted by small Chalcopyrite crystals.


B712 - Scapolite $ 250
Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b712a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b712b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b712c.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and undamaged though the breakage on the backside bottom extends up about a cm. Great aesthetics and an impressive gem crystal weighing 8.1 grams. All GEM!


B751 - Cinnabar $ 450
Tongren, Guizhou Province, China
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751a.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751b.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/b751c.jpg]

A splendid deep red, double-terminated Cinnabar crystal set in a well proportioned matrix covered by Dolomite crystals. The cinnabar crystal is 1.8cm long. There are areas of stepped growth on the front faces, but not damage.


B758 - Calcite $ 250
Boron, California
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758a.jpg] Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758b.jpg] Calcite from Boron, California [db_pics/pics/b758c.jpg]

Unusual stalactitic formation of golden Calcite from a locality more known for it's variety of Borate minerals. The main cylindical formation is 2.1 x 1.5 cm in size attached to the main stalactite. Translucent, undamaged, with vertical striations.


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.


B768 - Copper $ 1600
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm


Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b768a.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b768b.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/b768c.jpg]

Cluster of large, well crystallized Copper crystals. Ex. Bill Larson, Irv Brown, was known as 'The Panda'. Largest crystal is 2.5cm across.


B797 - Hematite $ 240
Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797a.jpg] Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797b.jpg] Hematite from Casa de Pedra Mine, Congonhas do Campro, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b797c.jpg]

Old specimen of psuedo cubic Hematite. Main crystal is 1.6cm across (on diagonal). Old label indicates it was a rare find in 1962, valued at $20 at the time. The old label indicates this was found in 'Goyoz', which refers to the state currently spelled Goias, but I believe the correct locality is Casa de Pedra. Uncommon.


B818 - Fluorite over Tourmaline $ 350
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 3 cm


Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818a.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818b.jpg] Fluorite over Tourmaline from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b818c.jpg]

Single Fluorite crystal that has overgrown a single Tourmaline crystal. The bas of the Tourmaline can be seen at the bottom, along with a small amount of Albite. Great color!



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