Selected Specimens

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B560 - Azurite with Malachite $ 4000
Anhui Province, China
cabinet - 14.5 x 12.5 x 5.5 cm


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.


B561 - Azurite with Malachite $ 300
Anhui Province, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b561a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b561b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/b561c.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.


B565 - Azurite $ 950
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4 cm


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.


B567 - Phenakite $ 1200
Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.3 x 2 x 2 cm


Phenakite from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b567a.jpg] Phenakite from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b567b.jpg] Phenakite from Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b567c.jpg]

Single transparent Phenakite crystal with good luster. Bright and clear, gem quality. Old material rarely seen nowdays.


B574 - Smithsonite $ 400
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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.


B595 - Calcite $ 120
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595a.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595b.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b595c.jpg]

Sharp, highly lustrous Calcite rhomb, 2.4cm on a colorful matrix of Dolomite. The old label dates the specimen back to at least 1977.


B597 - Dioptase $ 280
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b597a.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b597b.jpg] Dioptase from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b597c.jpg]

Cluster of large, elongated Dioptase crystals. Deep green and lustrous. The crystal that crosses in the back has been cleaved.


B607 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1500
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607e.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607f.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 2.2cm and spherical masses of green Malachite on a white Dickite coated matrix. What a stunning piece! The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single clay-filled pocket opened in April 2015 . There is a small nick on the upper right crystal, otherwise undamaged.


B609 - Copper $ 750
Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609a.jpg] Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609b.jpg] Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609c.jpg] Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609d.jpg]

Grouping of large, thick Copper crystals with a rich, dark patina that is only found on old, uncleaned specimens. A magnificient 3-dimensional display specimen with crystals to 2cm. Beautiful from all angles.


B611 - Uvite on Dolomite $ 240
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611a.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611b.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611c.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611d.jpg]

Red/brown Uvite crystals to 1.5 cm across nestled on ice-like transparent Dolomite crystals. There is one small nick on one Uvite crystal as seen in photos, otherwise undamaged. The Uvite crystals are beautifully translucent and richly colored.


B616 - Dioptase on Plancheite $ 200
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Dioptase on Plancheite from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b616a.jpg] Dioptase on Plancheite from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b616b.jpg] Dioptase on Plancheite from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b616c.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of Dioptase crystals on light blue Plancheite. The cluster offer great presentation from all sides. Minor chipping but overall good condition. Shows well from any angle!


B620 - Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite $ 400
Trepca, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620a.jpg] Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620b.jpg] Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620c.jpg]

Unusual specimen composed of a central stalactitic-looking Galena rising out of black Sphalerite crystals. On the right side is a dense layer of fibrous Boulangerite crystals looking like a woolen blanket partially coating the Galena.


B624 - Manganite $ 850 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 510
Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624c.jpg]

Not your typical druse of Manganite crystals. This specien features a lustrous, metallic, jet-black, striated, manganite crystal of 1.8 cm rising out of an open vug. The vug is set in massive crystalline manganite lined with a bit of barite for contrast. These old Ilfeld Manganites are regarded as the world's best for species and came out in late 1800s.


B626 - Siderite $ 600
Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Siderite from Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b626a.jpg] Siderite from Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b626b.jpg]

Fine quality Siderite crystals over Quartz. The Siderite rhombs have excellent saturated color and reach 2cm in size. An old-time, desirable European classic of rich color and quality.


B627 - Barite $ 350
Sardinia, Italy
small cabinet - 5.1 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627a.jpg] Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627b.jpg] Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627c.jpg]

Richly colored cluster of Barite crystals. The main crystal is a striking 3.3cm tall crystal rising up from the others and is complete all around. Transluscent to transparent with undamaged crystals.



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