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C396 - Anatase with Quartz $ 180
Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396a.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396b.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396c.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396d.jpg]

Double-terminated 1cm Anatase crystal on Albite. There are transparent Quartz crystals rising straight up out of the Albite. Undamaged and clean.


C395 - Tourmaline with Albite $ 350
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.2 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395a.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395b.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395c.jpg]

Dark green Tourmaline crystal with a bright pink termination and attached blades of Albite. Complete and undamaged. There is a 1.7cm double-terminated Tourmaline grown right across the tip of the first crystal.


C394 - Tourmaline with Albite $ 200
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c394a.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c394b.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c394c.jpg]

Dark green Tourmaline crystal with a bright pink termination and attached blades of Albite. Complete and undamaged.


C403 - Adamite with Calcite $ 200
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403a.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403b.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403c.jpg]

Unusual specimen of yellow Adamite on one side, and Calcite crystals to 1.5cm on the other side.


C407 - Smokey Quartz $ 140
St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland
miniature - 5 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


Smokey Quartz from St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c407a.jpg] Smokey Quartz from St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/c407b.jpg]

High quality, transparent Quartz crystals on matrix. Good overall form and composition of the crystals. Ex. Ed Rosenzweig, Len Pisciotta collections.


C415 - Rosasite $ 1250
Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415a.jpg] Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415b.jpg] Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415c.jpg]

Powder blue spheres of Rosasite on the sides and within a protected vug in the specimen. Gorgeous and undamaged, this competition quality specimen is similar to the example shown on the cover of the 2nd addition of Minerals of Arizona. High quality and undamaged Rosasite from here are rare. To Bruce Murphy via the Arkenstone who acquired it in 2005 from the Ernie Schlichter collection.


C417 - Vanadinite $ 1250
Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Vanadinite from Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c417a.jpg] Vanadinite from Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c417b.jpg] Vanadinite from Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c417c.jpg]

Vug filled with chocolate brown, curving Vanadinite crystals. Crystals of this size are very rare from this obscure locality near Tombstone, Arizona. Ex. Ann Williams collection, acquired by Bruce Murphy in 2007. Fine and undamaged specimen thought to be collected in the early 1930’s. Specimens from the Gallagher Mine are rarely seen on the market and this one may be the best extent.


C416 - Vanadinite $ 650
Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Vanadinite from Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c416a.jpg] Vanadinite from Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c416b.jpg] Vanadinite from Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c416c.jpg]

Densely clustered crystals of Vanadinite on matrix. The crystals extend straight up from the matrix giving an incredible geometric visual effect. Undamaged and nice color; crystals are large for the locality. Ex. Paul Harter collection.


C422 - Calcite $ 140
Mine Canyon, Whetstone Mtns., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Calcite from Mine Canyon, Whetstone Mtns., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c422a.jpg] Calcite from Mine Canyon, Whetstone Mtns., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c422b.jpg] Calcite from Mine Canyon, Whetstone Mtns., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c422c.jpg]

White Calcite crystals on matrix. Main crystal is 2.5cm and double-terminated. From a very unusual and relatively unknown locality.


C438 - Dioptase on Shattuckite after Cuprite $ 1250
Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


Dioptase on Shattuckite after Cuprite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c438a.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite after Cuprite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c438b.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite after Cuprite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c438c.jpg] Dioptase on Shattuckite after Cuprite from Tantara Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c438d.jpg]

Rare psuedomorph of royal blue Shattuckite that has replaced Cuprite crystals. This of one of the rarer Tantara psuedomorphs, and one of only a very few I've ever seen. The entire specimen is composed of somewhat flat, interlocking octahedral crystals to 2cm in size. There is an area of Dioptase crystals in the center, some of which are broken. A true rarity!


C442 - Azurite on Malachite $ 150
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2 cm


Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c442a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c442b.jpg]

Blue Azurite crystals atop Malachite. Despite the tons of Malachite that pour out of Katanga every year, Azurite from the Congo remains rare. Good blocky crystals that contrast well against the Malachite.


C447 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 450
Mashamaba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4 x 3.3 x 2 cm


Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamaba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c447a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamaba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c447b.jpg]

'Hot pink' crystals of Cobaltian Calcite on matrix. This is old stock from Gilbert Gauthier. Translucent to transparent crystals to 1cm. Undamaged, hard to find classic with top color.


C450 - Vanadinite $ 80
Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Vanadinite from Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c450a.jpg] Vanadinite from Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c450b.jpg]

Specimen of curving, olive green Vanadinite crystals over a quartz matrix. Good crystals on all sides.


C449 - Galena (spinel twin) $ 280
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.0 cm


Galena (spinel twin) from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c449a.jpg] Galena (spinel twin) from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c449b.jpg] Galena (spinel twin) from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c449c.jpg]

Flat tabular spinel-twinned Galena crystal. Undamaged with bright silvery luster. The front is nothing but brigth Galena, the backside is partially covered by small Quartz crystals and Calcite.


C453 - Tanzanite $ 500
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c453a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c453b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c453c.jpg]

Rare crystal of pink Tanzanite over blue. Glassy and well crystallized all around.



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