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TS218 - Smithsonite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 484)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 3 x 2.5 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts218a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts218b.jpg]

2.2cm tall single Smithsonite crystal on matrix. Rare crystal habit with a chisel shaped termination.


TS220 - Malachite after Azurite on Smithsonite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 692)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Malachite after Azurite on Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts220a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite on Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts220b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite on Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts220c.jpg]

Rare association of Malachite after Azurite crystals atop green Smithsonite. There is also an etched crystal of Azurite present. Old Scalisi label indicates it was from Harvard (1965) and the Dr. Ian Hunter collection prior to Acosta.


TS221 - Dioptase with Wulfenite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 622)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3.6 x 2.2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Dioptase with Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts221a.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts221b.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts221c.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts221d.jpg]

Dioptase crystals on white Calcite. Though not visible from the front, the upper crystals are grown around a 1.5cm Wulfenite. Main Dioptase is a central, upright 1cm crystal, sharp with high luster. Some damage to crystals on the edges, but main crystals in center are perfect.


TS222 - Smithsonite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 553)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts222a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts222b.jpg]

Pink crystals of Smithsonite on a dark sulfide matrix. Exceptionally well colored vivid crystals.


TS223 - Malachite after Azurite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 346)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts223a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts223b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts223c.jpg]

Malachite after Azurite crystals. The Azurite has only slightly altered to Malachite in areas, and the specimen looks more like Malachite on Azurite.


TS224 - Smithsonite $ 340 (=~ AUS$ 470)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts224a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts224b.jpg]

Rare formation of a pink Smithsonite stalactite. Complete and undamaged.


E240 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 899)
Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e240a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e240b.jpg]

9mm octahedral crystal of Malachite after Cuprite set in a flaoter cluster of crystallized Azurite. Historic specimen dating back to the 1800s, the locality is long closed. Usually found as loose singles, Malchite after Cuprites set in Azurite are uncommon.


M102 - Fluorite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 1037)
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4.8 cm


Fluorite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m102a.jpg] Fluorite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m102b.jpg] Fluorite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m102c.jpg]

Large transparent spinel-law twinned Fluorite crystal with another smaller twinned crystal attached. Selected faces are glassy while others are frosted. Though some of the faces are frosted, it is internally transparent. One shallow cleave present, otherwise undamaged. This is a large spinel twin. Minor Pyrite in association.


V115 - Aquamarine $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 277)
Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/v115a.jpg] Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/v115b.jpg] Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/v115c.jpg]

Gemmy and glassy pair of crystals. Fine quality, undamaged, great color, and a little more visual 'pop' than most.


PAK120 - Elbaite with Topaz, Albite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 346)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.8 cm


Elbaite with Topaz, Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak120a.jpg] Elbaite with Topaz, Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak120b.jpg] Elbaite with Topaz, Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/pak120c.jpg]

Terminated 4.5cm yellow/green tipped Tourmaline in a chunky group Albite crystals. The Albite are thick and blocky on this one forming a flat surface around the tip of the Tourmaline, upon which sits a 8mm topaz. Undamaged.


M103 - Azurite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 346)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m103a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m103b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m103c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster composed of a major 2.5cm crystal on smaller crystals, some of which are altering to Malachite. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color.


M104 - Azurite $ 275 (=~ AUS$ 380)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m104a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m104b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m104c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster composed of a major 2.1cm crystal with smaller crystals, some of which are altering to Malachite. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color.


M105 - Azurite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 346)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m105a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m105b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m105c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m105d.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster composed of a major 2.0cm crystal situated on top, with smaller crystals. Crystallized all around with some Malachite. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color.


A802 - Peridot $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 207)
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a802a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a802b.jpg]

Tall single Peridot crystal with exceptional color. Undamaged and complete all around.


E629 - Azurite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 830)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e629a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e629b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e629c.jpg]

Lovely rosettes 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 is composed of two attached clusters of gorgeous blue color. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.



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