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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.


B413 - Fluorite $ 350
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
miniature - 5 x 4.9 x 4.0 cm


Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/b413a.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/b413b.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/b413c.jpg] Fluorite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee [db_pics/pics/b413d.jpg]

One of the curiosities of the Elmwood Mine are these specimens of etched Fluorite where a corner remains intact while other parts are etched away leaving this unusual formation. This is a good sized example and perfect all around, a complete floater.


B418 - Fluorite $ 350
Marienschacht Mine, Wolsendorf, Bavaria, Germany
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 3 cm


Fluorite from Marienschacht Mine, Wolsendorf, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/b418a.jpg] Fluorite from Marienschacht Mine, Wolsendorf, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/b418b.jpg] Fluorite from Marienschacht Mine, Wolsendorf, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/b418c.jpg] Fluorite from Marienschacht Mine, Wolsendorf, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/b418d.jpg]

Glassy and highly transparent Fluorite cubes to 1.3 cm (on the diagonal) on matrix. High quality crystals! Ex. W. Peraud collection.


B416 - Rose Quartz $ 450
Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b416a.jpg] Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b416b.jpg] Rose Quartz from Tacquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b416c.jpg]

Flowy, flower-like cluster of rose Quartz crystals. Attractive cluster with good form and lots of distinct crystals.


B464 - Elbaite $ 500
Pala, San Diego Co., California
miniature - 3.6 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Elbaite from Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b464a.jpg] Elbaite from Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b464b.jpg] Elbaite from Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b464c.jpg]

Bright pink single Elbaite crystal with a thin green zone at the termination. Complete and undamaged.


B495 - Brookite $ 300
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b495a.jpg] Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b495b.jpg] Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b495c.jpg]

A 3cm Brookite crystal on matrix with Quartz crystals.


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.


B500 - Azurite with Malachite $ 250
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b500a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b500b.jpg]

Bright bladed crystals of Azurite, nothing but Azurite on this one except a single spherical mass of Malachite which is distinctive for this pocket. Some chipping along the edges.


B519 - Amethyst $ 450
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b519a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b519b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b519c.jpg]

Transparent purple crystals on matrix. Excellent color - this is old material with the good color. Undamaged.


B524 - Topaz on Elbaite $ 350
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524a.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524b.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524c.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524d.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524e.jpg]

A 1.6cm transparent Topaz crystal with translucent to transparent golden Lepidolite crystals attached to an Elbaite crystal. The Elbaite has a blue/green color with a transparent termination. Undamaged.


B567 - Phenakite $ 1500
Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.3 x 2 x 2 cm


Phenakite from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b567a.jpg] Phenakite from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b567b.jpg] Phenakite from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b567c.jpg]

Single transparent Phenakite crystal with good luster. Bright and clear, gem quality. Old material rarely seen nowdays.


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.



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