Selected Specimens

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B324 - Dioptase $ 400
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


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Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b324c.jpg]

Double terminated Dioptase crystal of large size. The crystal is translucent to transparent. It is contacted on the backside where it grew against the matrix, and has a smaller attached crystal. A great thumbnail, if from Tsumeb price would be double.


B326 - Dioptase $ 600
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326c.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b326d.jpg]

Double terminated Dioptase crystal of large size. The crystal is translucent to transparent. It is contacted on the backside where it grew against the matrix, and has a smaller attached crystal that is damaged at the tip that can serve as a natural base to elevate both the main, undamaged terminations. Bright and very transparent at one end.


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


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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.


B329 - Dioptase $ 450
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


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Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b329a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b329b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b329c.jpg]

Sharp Dioptase crystals standing straight up on a Chrysocolla matrix. Bright and transparent crystals.


B334 - Dioptase $ 200
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b334a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b334b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b334c.jpg]

Bright Dioptase crystals with Chrysocolla.


B335 - Dioptase $ 450
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.0 x 1 cm


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Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b335a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b335b.jpg]

Large single Dioptase crystal with a partially etched termination. Bright and translucent to transparent - looks like a big emerald when backlit.


B342 - Moonstone with ? $ 800
Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


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Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342a.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342b.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342c.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342d.jpg]

An old specimen from the Bill Hiss collection featuring wonderful, transparent Orthoclase var. Moonstone crystals with black Augite crystals. There is also an unknown hoppered octahedral crystal present, about 7mm wide.


B364 - Copper $ 750
Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364a.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364b.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364c.jpg] Copper from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b364d.jpg]

Aesthetic Copper specimen of typically crystallized Copper with long, flattened leaf-like spinel twin crystals on one side. There is an old collection label affixed, but I have no knowledge of the previous collectors name.


B389 - Jamesonite $ 145 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 72
Zacatecas, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 6 x 6 cm


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Jamesonite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b389a.jpg] Jamesonite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b389b.jpg] Jamesonite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b389c.jpg]

Vuggy matrix filled with Jamesonite needles and pyrite. There is ALOT of Jamesonite on this specimen.  This is from an old Mexican collection and these are not commonly seen anymore.


B396 - Azurite $ 250
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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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.


B367 - Copper $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 1 cm


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Copper from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b367a.jpg] Copper from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b367b.jpg]

Thin sheet of Copper crystals.


B399 - Azurite $ 450
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 2.6 cm


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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 $ 400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm


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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.


B411 - Huebnerite with Quartz $ 750
Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 6 cm


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Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411a.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411b.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411c.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411d.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411e.jpg]

Fine example of Huebnerite crystals in clear Quartz. These are not the typical parallel growth clusters of Huebnerite, rather they are stout individual crystals with wide, flat termination faces. Amazingly, not only are the Huebnerites in perfect condition, the myriad of Quartz crystals are also undamaged. Quartz crystals reach 5cm in length.


B414 - Arsenopyrite $ 200
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 3 cm


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Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b414a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b414b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b414c.jpg]

Bright, bright silvery Arsenopyrite cluster with aesthetic form. Lustrous and complete all around with some small Apaties on the backside.
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