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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


C454 - Tanzanite $ 100
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.7 x 1 x 1 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c454a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c454b.jpg]

Rare crystal of pink and blue Tanzanite. Glassy luster, contacted/incomplete on backside.


C477 - Barite $ 350
Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c477a.jpg] Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/c477b.jpg]

A stunner of a Barite specimen with water clear, glassy crystals on matrix. Main crystal is 3cm and undamaged.


C475 - Prehnite $ 550
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals on Graphite. Such Prehnites have come out sporadically from Merelani over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big crystals with individuals to 1.6cm wide. The lower back edge is contacted, otherwise nothing but great crystals sticking out in various directions. A good one for the find.


C474 - Mangano Calcite with Quartz $ 390
Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c474a.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c474b.jpg] Mangano Calcite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Lima Department, Peru [db_pics/pics/c474c.jpg]

A 3.7cm pink, scalenohedral Manganocalcite crystal, partially coated by drusy Quartz, adjacent to a mound of Quartz crystals. Clean and undamaged.



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