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M103 - Azurite $ 250 (=~ € 236)
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 (=~ € 259)
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 (=~ € 236)
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 (=~ € 141)
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 (=~ € 566)
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.


E630 - Azurite with Malachite $ 250 (=~ € 236)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e630e.jpg]

Clusters of thick Azurite crystals from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. Some of the crystals have partially psuedomorphed to Malachite. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E633 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 950 (=~ € 896)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e633a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e633b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e633c.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e633d.jpg]

Four sharp crystals of Malachite after Cuprite atop Azurite. The Azurite is not simply a colorful matrix, it is finely crystallized all around and undamaged. Superb!


E635 - Azurite $ 300 (=~ € 283)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4.4 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e635a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e635b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e635c.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 intergrown clusters of gorgeous blue color. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E640 - Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite $ 600 (=~ € 566)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4.8 x 3.8 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e640a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e640b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e640c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e640d.jpg]

Cluster of blocky Azurite crystals from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen has an attached crystal of Malachite after Cuprite and hollow areas that are also lined by Azurite crystals.


E644 - Azurite $ 250 (=~ € 236)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.6 x 1.1 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e644a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e644b.jpg]

Sharp cluster of Azurite crystals 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 intergrown Azurite crystals with an overall diamond shaped form. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


TZ387 - Dravite $ 400 (=~ € 377)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz387a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz387b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz387c.jpg]

Transparent, light brown Dravite grading to a darker rootbeer color at the base. There is a sharp change to silvery grey, cat's-eye Dravite approximately half way up the crystal. These half normal/half cats-eye crystals are much less common than normal crystals from the find, and crystals with such a sharp delineation between the two even more so. Weighs 18.9 grams.


TZ391 - Dravite $ 250 (=~ € 236)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.6 x 1.2 x 1 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz391a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz391b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz391c.jpg]

Transparent, rootbeer brown Dravite with a sharp change to cat's-eye Dravite near the top. The bottom half shows a series of natural fracturing and rehealing resulting in a bent crystal, very interesting and unusual.


TZ402 - Dravite $ 350 (=~ € 330)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.3 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz402a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz402b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz402c.jpg]

Transparent, light brown Dravite with a darker rootbeer color in the lower half and a sharp change to silvery grey, cat's-eye Dravite near the top. These half normal/half cats-eye crystals are much less common than normal crystals from the find, and crystals with such a sharp delineation between the two even more so. Weighs 16.3 grams.


TZ406 - Alabandite with Tanzanite $ 950 (=~ € 896)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406a.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406b.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406c.jpg] Alabandite with Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz406d.jpg]

Large, well formed single Alabandite crystal a full 7cm on edge. This is a very large crystal with good shape and large smooth faces. Attached to the side is a very interesting formation of light blue Tanzanite enclosed within a white Calcite rhomb.


US157 - Copper with Calcite $ 2500 (=~ € 2357)
Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157a.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157b.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157c.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157d.jpg] Copper with Calcite from Quincy Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/us157e.jpg]

Hackly Copper protruding out of a Quartz matrix with areas overgrown by clear Calcite crystals. Well balanced specimen with lots of Copper and good coverage of Calcite crystals heavily included by bright, non-tarnished Copper. There is some damage to the Calcite, but it is in overall good condition.



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