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E677 - Azurite $ 150
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e677a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e677b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e677c.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e677d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen features two attached Azurite clusters, each with large, distinct crystals. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E680 - Azurite $ 150
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e680a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e680b.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged. Fine thumbnail.


E685 - Azurite $ 150
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e685a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e685b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e685c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen features thick blocky crystals, one of the best thumbnails I've seen. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged except for one shallow chip.


E686 - Azurite $ 70
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e686a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e686b.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. There are no points of contact, a complete floater. Great deep blue, uniform color but with some damage, though it still presents well.


SA603 - Uvite on Quartz $ 300
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Uvite on Quartz from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa603a.jpg] Uvite on Quartz from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa603b.jpg] Uvite on Quartz from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa603c.jpg]

Although small, this specimen has alot of character - note that the Tourmaline is not merely attached to the outside surface of the Quartz, it is actually cupped within the tip. The 7mm wide golden colored Uvite is set rightinto the tip of a Quartz crystal.


TS235 - Azurite $ 1200
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.9 x 1 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235d.jpg]

Thick, blocky Azurite crystal displaying a bright 'electric' blue coloration under lighting. There is one smal chip along the back edge, otherwise perfect. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


TU208 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 400
Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208c.jpg]

Complete single crystal with great form and smooth surface luster. Undamaged.


M166 - Brochantite $ 150
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m166a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m166b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m166c.jpg]

Thick, deep forest green Brochantite crystals with high luster on matrix. Nice chisel-shaped terminations. These are thick, robust crystals from a 2014 find and are much different in style than earlier finds from the mine which were usually more fragile, hair-like crystals.


TZ482 - Dravite $ 290
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz482a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz482b.jpg]

Facet grade rootbeer colored Dravite crystal with a complex termination. Complete and undamaged.


CO105 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 350
Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co105a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co105b.jpg]

Complete octahedral Malachite after Cuprite crystal from a 1979 find in Zambia, just released for the first time. Complete and undamaged.


CO107 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 350
Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co107a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co107b.jpg]

Intergrown octahedral Malachite after Cuprite crystals from a 1979 find in Zambia, just released for the first time. Complete and undamaged except for one micro chip on one corner.


CO108 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 300
Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co108a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co108b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Nchanga Mine, Chingola, Zambia [db_pics/pics/co108c.jpg]

Octahedral Malachite after Cuprite crystal from a 1979 find in Zambia, just released for the first time. Contacted on the bottom with damage to one corner.


SA708 - Indicolite $ 400
Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


Indicolite from Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa708a.jpg] Indicolite from Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa708b.jpg]

Vivid blue Tourmaline crystal with pink core. A blue 'watermelon' Tourmaline. Undamaged.


SA711 - Chrysoberyl $ 750
Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.1 x 0.6 cm


Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa711a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa711b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa711c.jpg]

Beautiful and gemmy V-twin Chrysoberyl. Complete and undamaged.


SA714 - Rutile $ 150
Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa714a.jpg] Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa714b.jpg] Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa714c.jpg]

Terminated single Rutile crystal, complete and undamaged. This crystal is a transparent red color top to bottom when backlit.



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