Selected Specimens

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B469 - Danburite $ 100 (=~ £ 72) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 50 (=~ £ 36)
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.7 x 3 cm


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Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469a.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469b.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469c.jpg]

Single light pink Danburite crystal. Glassy luster and transparent at the tip.


B472 - Anatase on Quartz $ 120 (=~ £ 86)
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Anatase on Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b472a.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b472b.jpg] Anatase on Quartz from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b472c.jpg]

A double-terminated 1.2 cm crystal of Anatase attached to a terminated Quartz crystal.


B477 - Sphene $ 150 (=~ £ 108)
Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b477a.jpg] Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b477b.jpg] Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b477c.jpg]

Cluster of thick, green Sphene crystals. The crystals orient in an upright position and are thick making for a nice display thumbnail. There are crystals on the bottom too, it's a floater or nearly one.


B495 - Brookite $ 300 (=~ £ 216)
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b495a.jpg] Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b495b.jpg] Brookite from Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b495c.jpg]

A 3cm Brookite crystal on matrix with Quartz crystals.


B499 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1250 (=~ £ 899)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b499d.jpg]

Stunning Azurite specimen with bladed crystals to 2.5cm wide on a white matrix with spherical masses of Malachite which are distinctive for this pocket.


B500 - Azurite with Malachite $ 250 (=~ £ 180)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b500a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b500b.jpg]

Bright bladed crystals of Azurite, nothing but Azurite on this one except a single spherical mass of Malachite which is distinctive for this pocket. Some chipping along the edges.


B503 - Pyrite in Quartz $ 1500 (=~ £ 1079)
Nuristan, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


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Pyrite in Quartz from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b503a.jpg] Pyrite in Quartz from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b503b.jpg] Pyrite in Quartz from Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b503c.jpg]

Transparent Quartz crystal with included green Rutile crystals and a superb cube of Pyrite. The pyrite cube is good sized at about 5mm on edge and is readily visible in the Quartz.


B504 - Pyrite in Quartz $ 350 (=~ £ 252) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175 (=~ £ 126)
Saline Valley, California
small cabinet - 5.8 x 2.7 x 2 cm


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Pyrite in Quartz from Saline Valley, California [db_pics/pics/b504a.jpg] Pyrite in Quartz from Saline Valley, California [db_pics/pics/b504b.jpg] Pyrite in Quartz from Saline Valley, California [db_pics/pics/b504c.jpg]

Transparent, water clear Quartz crystal with included Pyrite crystals. Rare to find crystal from a little known locality. A little chatter along a couple edges, but mostly perfect condition.


B513 - Amethyst scepter $ 350 (=~ £ 252)
Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Amethyst scepter from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b513a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b513b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b513c.jpg]

Scepter of deep purple Amethyst over white Quartz stalk. Perfect undamaged termination and complete all around and undamaged with an indentation on backside where another crystal was present.


B519 - Amethyst $ 450 (=~ £ 324)
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b519a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b519b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b519c.jpg]

Transparent purple crystals on matrix. Excellent color - this is old material with the good color. Undamaged.


B524 - Topaz on Elbaite $ 350 (=~ £ 252)
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524a.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524b.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524c.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524d.jpg] Topaz on Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b524e.jpg]

A 1.6cm transparent Topaz crystal with translucent to transparent golden Lepidolite crystals attached to an Elbaite crystal. The Elbaite has a blue/green color with a transparent termination. Undamaged.


B538 - Paravauxite $ 420 (=~ £ 302)
Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm


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Paravauxite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b538a.jpg] Paravauxite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b538b.jpg] Paravauxite from Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/b538c.jpg]

Cluster of Paravauxite crystals without matrix. There is also some blue Vauxite present. Main crystal is a large 2.1cm wide. Big crystal!


B560 - Azurite with Malachite $ 2000 (=~ £ 1439) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 1000 (=~ £ 719)
Anhui Province, China
cabinet - 14.5 x 12.5 x 5.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b560c.jpg]

Shockingly bright, electric blue Azurite crystals lining a large, shallow vug. The color is a more dark, vibrant royal blue than the photos indicate. The photos also don't capture the bright reflections of the crystals - they look like blue foil. These are so incredibly bright I had to take a second look to make sure they weren't Linarite or some other species. I've never Azurite seen like this before, though I have heard Bisbee produced similar Azurites to this at one time. The backside is sawn revealing another small vug containing typical, darker blue Azurite crystals. If you want to add a large amount of bright blue to your case, this is the one.


B565 - Azurite $ 950 (=~ £ 683)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b565a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b565b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b565c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b565d.jpg]

Azurite crystals to 2.5cm tall in an attractive grouping on matrix. Minor damage to the lower outer edges.


B574 - Smithsonite $ 400 (=~ £ 288)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b574c.jpg]

Elongated, transparent Smithsonite crystals rising up out of a shallow vug in matrix. Crystals reach 1.5cm tall.
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