Selected Specimens

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E690 - Azurite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 399)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e690a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e690b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e690c.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 features large blocky crystals. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


SA603 - Uvite on Quartz $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 399)
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


Uvite on Quartz from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa603a.jpg] Uvite on Quartz from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa603b.jpg] Uvite on Quartz from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa603c.jpg]

Although small, this specimen has alot of character - note that the Tourmaline is not merely attached to the outside surface of the Quartz, it is actually cupped within the tip. The 7mm wide golden colored Uvite is set rightinto the tip of a Quartz crystal.


TS235 - Azurite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1598)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.9 x 1 cm


Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235d.jpg]

Thick, blocky Azurite crystal displaying a bright 'electric' blue coloration under lighting. There is one smal chip along the back edge, otherwise perfect. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


TZ463 - Scapolite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 160)
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz463a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz463b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz463c.jpg]

Fine quality yellow Scapolite crystal. Great color and luster and internally flawless. Undamaged.This crystal is very clear and the camera accentuates any tiny surface imperfection. In person you look into the crystal and all you notice is beautiful gem crystal and it is therefore better in person.


TS239 - Smithsonite $ 2000 (=~ AUS$ 2663)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.2 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts239a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts239b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts239c.jpg]

Bright green cuprian Smithsonite crystals covering matrix. The matrix form lots of hills and valleys, all covered by a carpet of green.


TS244 - Smithsonite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 599)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.0 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts244a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts244b.jpg]

Two stalactite of green cuprian Smithsonite.


TU208 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 533)
Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu208c.jpg]

Complete single crystal with great form and smooth surface luster. Undamaged.


TU209 - Malachite after Cuprite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 266)
Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 1.1 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu209a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu209b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/tu209c.jpg]

Complete single crystal with great form and smooth surface luster. Undamaged.


TU213 - Elbaite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 240)
Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Elbaite from Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu213a.jpg] Elbaite from Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu213b.jpg] Elbaite from Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu213c.jpg]

Color zoned green Elbaite crystal. Complete and undamaged.


TZ486 - Wurtzite $ 480 (=~ AUS$ 639)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz486a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz486b.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


TZ490 - Wurtzite $ 800 (=~ AUS$ 1065)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz490a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz490b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz490c.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


TZ493 - Wurtzite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 599)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.1 x 1 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz493a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz493b.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


TZ499 - Wurtzite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 466)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.1 x 0.6 cm


Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz499a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz499b.jpg]

Translucent, deep red/orange single crystal of Wurtzite. These Wurtzites from Merelani are widely considered the best in the world and are no longer being found, this crystal being from a 2013 find.


M160 - Brochantite $ 3000 (=~ AUS$ 3995)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 11.5 x 8 x 3 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160d.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160e.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m160f.jpg]

Thick chisel-shaped crystals of deep forest green Brochantite crystals on matrix. A few of the crystals to the lower right grew against the pocket/seam wall otherwise the crystals all have wonderful sharp terminations. 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.


M166 - Brochantite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm


Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m166a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m166b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m166c.jpg]

Thick, deep forest green Brochantite crystals with high luster on matrix. Nice chisel-shaped terminations. 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.



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