Selected Specimens

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M117 - Brochantite $ 600
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m117a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m117b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m117c.jpg]

Thick, deep forest green Brochantite crystals with high luster on a thin wafer of matrix. Main crystal is 6mm wide. Good crystals on the bottom side too. 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.


M120 - Brochantite $ 400
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 1 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m120a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m120b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m120c.jpg]

Thick, deep forest green Brochantite crystals with high luster. 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.


M123 - Brochantite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 210
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m123a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m123b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m123c.jpg]

Thick, deep forest green Brochantite crystals with high luster on matrix. This specimn is covered with a number of particularly stout crystals. 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.


M132 - Malachite after Azurite $ 600
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m132a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m132b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m132c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m132d.jpg]

This truely looks more like a Malachite after Tanzanite than what it is, such an unusal shape. The single 3.5cm tall crystal is visually striking against the white matrix. The chatoyancy of the velvety Malachite is wonderful with a uniform wave of light rolling up to the termination as you turn it in your hand. There is some Azurite around the base ofthe crystal. Unique.


M136 - Azurite with Malachite $ 400
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m136a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m136b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m136c.jpg]

Large single Azurite crystal with Malachite and smaller attached Azurite crystals. Superb electric blue coloration and wet luster. The frontside has a couple rows of tiny Azurites attached, and the backside has a single larger Azurite coming out the face. This grew straight out from the pocket wall giving such beautiful 360 degree viewing. There is a natural notch along the top edge and there appears to be a little damage right in the notch. Otherwise this is perfect and even stands up on it's own.


M138 - Azurite on Malachite $ 450
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Azurite on Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m138a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m138b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m138c.jpg]

Single, terminated Azurite crystal on velvety, botryoidal Malachite. The Azurite is 1.5cm long. Specimens such as this are uncommon from Milpillas and are highly attractive.


M140 - Azurite with Malachite $ 450
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m140a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m140b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m140c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m140d.jpg]

Choice minature of 3 Azurite crystals to 1cm on Malachite. The Azurite crystals have superb color and luster and are undamaged.


M141 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 2.2 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m141a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m141b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m141c.jpg]

Superb electric blue Azurite crystals with a few stringers of Malachite on one side. This is from the watercourse pocket (also called the elegant pocket or spiderweb pocket) that was opened in 2013. Nearly a floater cluster (there is contacting on a few of the bottom of a few of the lower crystals) composed of intergrown crystals to 1.9cm in size. Although this was mined in 2013 it only made its way north of the border in late 2014 having been stashed away by a miner. Undamaged and superb.


M142 - Azurite $ 400
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m142a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m142b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m142c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m142d.jpg]

Single thick, chisel terminated 2.1cm Azurite crystal on matrix. Slight chatter along one edge, otherwise undamaged. Great luster and form and strong color.


M143 - Azurite with Malachite $ 650
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m143a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m143b.jpg]

Superb electric blue Azurite crystals with a minor amount of Malachite. This is from the watercourse pocket (also called the elegant pocket or spiderweb pocket) that was opened in 2013. A near floater cluster (one of the smallest crystals shows a contact where it grew against matrix) composed of intergrown crystals to 2.2cm in size. Although this was mined in 2013 it only made its way north of the border in late 2014 having been stashed away by a miner. Backside has one small broken off crystal, otherwise undamaged and superb. A beauty!


M148 - Azurite with Malachite $ 140
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m148a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m148b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m148c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite crystals with minor amounts of Malachite attached. Undamaged floater cluster composed of 4 intergrown crystals, largest 1.7cm long.


M151 - Azurite with Malachite $ 150
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m151a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m151b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m151c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite crystals with Malachite from the watercourse pocket. Main crystal is undamaged and 2.1cm long. One minor crystal has a contact where it likely grew against a pocket wall, otherwise undamaged.


E657 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 400
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.0 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e657a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e657b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e657c.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e657d.jpg]

Bright blue Azurite clusterfrom the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen features a sharp 7mm crystal of Malachite after Cuprite.


E659 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 450
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e659a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e659b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e659c.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e659d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite with 6 crystals of Malachite after Cuprite. From the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s.


E661 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 280
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e661a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e661b.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 has a few attached crystals of Malachite after Cuprite and a few areas where the Azurite has altered to Malachite. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.



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