Selected Specimens

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E690 - Azurite $ 300
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e690a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e690b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e690c.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 large blocky crystals. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


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


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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.


M160 - Brochantite $ 3000
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 11.5 x 8 x 3 cm


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Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160d.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160e.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160f.jpg]

Thick chisel-shaped crystals of deep forest green Brochantite crystals on matrix. A few of the crystals to the lower right grew against the pocket/seam wall otherwise the crystals all have wonderful sharp 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.


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


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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.


M169 - Azurite $ 1200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m169a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m169b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m169c.jpg]

Bright, electric blue Azurite crystals from the watercourse pocket. Two larger intergrown crystals form the backdrop for a number of smaller crystals projecting forward. Undamaged.


TZ470 - Dravite $ 400
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz470a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz470b.jpg]

Large, light brown gem crystal with great luster.


TZ478 - Dravite $ 750
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.7 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm


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Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz478a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz478b.jpg]

Large gemmy brown Dravite with a complex termination. Only the bottom portion is backlit inthe second photo but you can see that it is very gemmy. Big crystal that weighs 90.6 grams.


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


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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


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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


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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


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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.


D361 - Zircon $ 120
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 1 cm


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Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D361a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D361b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D361c.jpg]

Single gemmy Zircon crystal with a nice wine red to red brown coloration. Complete all around and undamaged except for some slight edge chipping. Smooth, flat crystal faces on the termination with surface growth patterns on the prism faces, which is common with these crystals.


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


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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


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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.


SA718 - Dumortierite in Quartz $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
near Vaca Morta quarry, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1 x 0.9 cm


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Dumortierite in Quartz from near Vaca Morta quarry, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa718a.jpg] Dumortierite in Quartz from near Vaca Morta quarry, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa718b.jpg]

Blue crystals of Dumortierite included within a clear Quartz crystal.

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