Selected Specimens

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M102 - Fluorite $ 750 (=~ £ 497)
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 (=~ £ 132)
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.


M103 - Azurite $ 250 (=~ £ 166)
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 (=~ £ 182)
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 (=~ £ 166)
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 (=~ £ 99)
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 (=~ £ 398)
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 (=~ £ 166)
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 (=~ £ 629)
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 (=~ £ 199)
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 (=~ £ 398)
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 (=~ £ 166)
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 (=~ £ 265)
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 (=~ £ 166)
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 (=~ £ 232)
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.



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