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B138 - Erythrite $ 950
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm


Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b138a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b138b.jpg]

Incredible specimen of two attached ball-shaped formations of Erythrite crystals. A rare floater specimen for this species, crystallized all around. Definitely different than most Erythrites you will encounter.


B148 - Calcite on Tanzanite $ 900
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.0 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm


Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b148a.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b148b.jpg] Calcite on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b148c.jpg]

Gemmy, complete Tanzanite crystal. Top luster and undamaged. When you see a loose single Tanzanite crystal it's easy to assume it was broken off matrix during mining, however the calcite on the bottom and backside of this crystal demonstrates that this crystal detached from the matrix naturally after formation. I think this is a very good value for a crystal of this size and quality.


B150 - Elbaite with Lepidolite $ 850
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California
miniature - 3.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Elbaite with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b150a.jpg] Elbaite with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b150b.jpg] Elbaite with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b150c.jpg]

Stunning single Elbaite crystal with attached books of bright purple Lepidolite. The Elbaite is 1.2cm wide with a classic bubble-gum pink color with a thin green zone at the termination, with good transparency.


B235 - Alabandite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b235a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b235b.jpg]

Single octahedral Alabandite crystal with relatively smooth and sharp faces. Merelani Alabandites are easily the world's largest and best examples of the species.


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.


B291 - Azurite, Malachite on Dickite $ 750
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b291a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b291b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b291c.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b291d.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 1.5cm 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. Undamaged.


B294 - Azurite, Malachite on Dickite $ 400
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b294a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b294b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b294c.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 chip to one crystal otherwise undamaged.


B295 - Azurite, Malachite on Dickite $ 220 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 132
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b295a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b295b.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 1.3cm with green Malachite on a Dickite coated matrix. There is also a metallic mineral near the base. 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. Damage to one crystal, otherwise undamaged.


B321 - Dioptase $ 500
Katanga Prov., Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321a.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321b.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321c.jpg]

Solid cluster of nothing but Dioptase crystals, with the focus on a central, large upright crystal. Main crystal is 1.5cm in diameter, rises up 1.5cm higher than the others, and is undamaged.


B317 - Diopside on Tanzanite $ 950 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 570
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.3 cm


Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317a.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317b.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b317c.jpg]

Clusters of Diopside crystals attached to a purple/blue Tanzanite crystal. Undamaged.


B364 - Copper $ 750
Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364a.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364b.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364c.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364d.jpg]

Aesthetic Copper specimen of typically crystallized Copper with long, flattened leaf-like spinel twin crystals on one side. There is an old collection label affixed, but I have no knowledge of the previous collectors name.


B363 - Andradite with Diopside $ 280 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 168
Tora Bora area, near Spin Gar, Afghanistan
miniature - 5 x 5 x 1.5 cm


Andradite with Diopside from Tora Bora area, near Spin Gar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b363a.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Tora Bora area, near Spin Gar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b363b.jpg] Andradite with Diopside from Tora Bora area, near Spin Gar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b363c.jpg]

Larger dark green Andradite crystals with smaller light green andradite and Diopside crystals on matrix, crystals to 1.2cm.


B396 - Azurite $ 250
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396c.jpg]

Flattened, lustrous Azurite crystals on matrix. One edge of the small, uppermost crystal is contacted on edge where it grew against matrix and another small crystal has damage and irregular growth. Nevertheless, the damage does not distract much and it's a very showy piece, and price reflects the damage.


B399 - Azurite $ 450
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 2.6 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399d.jpg]

Highly lustrous, elongated Azurite crystals that contrast well against the white Dickite coated matrix. Main crystal is 3.3 cm wide and contacted at the far right side where it grew against matrix, otherwise specimen is undamaged with crystals in an aesthetic arrangement. Azurite is also translucent under strong lighting.


B406 - Azurite $ 300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b406a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b406b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b406c.jpg]

Single large, thick Azurite crystal with a tiny amount of matrix attached to one side. Slight chipping present but overall very clean and complete all around.



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