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B249 - Chrome Tourmaline $ 200
Landanai, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b249a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Landanai, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b249b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration. Undamaged.


B274 - Chrome Tremolite $ 80
Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.3 cm


Chrome Tremolite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b274a.jpg] Chrome Tremolite from Karo Pit, Block D, Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b274b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of brilliant green Tremolite. Gemmy with lustrous, flat termination faces. Great color and quality for this material which is not common.Undamaged.


B288 - Azurite on Dickite $ 350
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


Azurite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b288a.jpg] Azurite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b288b.jpg] Azurite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b288c.jpg]

A 1.7cm wide Azurite crystal perched atop 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.


B290 - Azurite, Malachite $ 750
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b290a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b290b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b290c.jpg]

Wide single Azurite crystals with other smaller crystals and a sphere of green Malachite. 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.


B296 - Azurite, Malachite on Dickite $ 350
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b296a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b296b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b296c.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 1.7cm 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.


B304 - Azurite, Malachite $ 180
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.4 x 1 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b304a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b304b.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with attached Malachite. 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 couple chips, otherwise undamaged.


B303 - Azurite, Malachite $ 250
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b303a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b303b.jpg]

Azurite crystal group with attached Malachite. One photo backlit to show color. 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. One very small chip found using a loupe, otherwise undamaged.


B302 - Azurite, Malachite $ 200
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.7 x 0.6 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b302a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b302b.jpg]

Wide single Azurite crystal with attached Malachite. One photo backlit to show color. 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. Slight chipping otherwise undamaged.


B300 - Volborthite $ 400
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b300a.jpg] Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b300b.jpg] Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b300c.jpg]

Floater grouping of Volborthite crystals in attractive rosette well crystallized front and back. This pocket has produced the world's finest Volborthite by a huge margin and while this one is not the largest, it is of excellent quality and has the attached Azurite. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B298 - Volborthite $ 400
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.3 cm


Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b298a.jpg] Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b298b.jpg]

Volborthite crystals in a 0.7cm group on a Quartz matrix. This specimen is unusual for the pocket (only one of a few I saw) in that it has glassy, lustrous crystals with transparency. This pocket has produced the world's finest Volborthite by a huge margin and while this one is not the largest, it is of excellent quality. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B305 - Azurite, Malachite $ 300
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.6 x 1 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305c.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with attached Malachite. Beautiful front and back with just a tiny area of contact on bottom where it attached to the 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. One very small chip found using a loupe, otherwise undamaged.


B306 - Azurite $ 180
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306a.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306b.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306c.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping, beautiful front and back with just a tiny area of contact on bottom where it attached to the 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.


B308 - Azurite $ 120
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b308a.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b308b.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with crystals to 1.6cm. 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.


B314 - Gold $ 3800
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2 cm


Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314a.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314b.jpg] Gold from Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California [db_pics/pics/b314c.jpg]

Bright Gold crystals throughout a Quartz matrix. There is a wonderful hoppered octhedral crystal front and center that is 6mm on edge. There is also lots of Gold all throughthe Quartz, so this could be further etched to reveal lots more Gold if desired.


B328 - Dioptase with Chrysocolla $ 650
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 1 cm


Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328a.jpg] Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328b.jpg] Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328c.jpg] Dioptase with Chrysocolla from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b328d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Dioptase crystals with attached spheres of Chrysocolla. 'Dioptase-man' or 'Gumby'? Bright and very transparent.



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