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B648 - Copper $ 350
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 4.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648a.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648b.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648c.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648d.jpg]

Cluser of Copper crystals with a large spinel twin of 3cm forming the base for additional smaller crystals. Good patina and in excellent condition.


B663 - Sphalerite $ 280
Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 5 cm


Sphalerite from Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York [db_pics/pics/b663a.jpg] Sphalerite from Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York [db_pics/pics/b663b.jpg] Sphalerite from Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York [db_pics/pics/b663c.jpg]

Bright, jewel-like golden Sphalerite crystals set in a vug in Magnetite. The whole specimen, even the matrix, is bright and just sparkles. Excellent quality Sphalerite and hard to get specimen. Better than photos.


B664 - Azurite $ 1200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664c.jpg]

Exceedingly showy, bright Azurite crystals. Great color and 'wet' luster. The only detraction, and what keeps this from being a $5000 specimen, is one broken off crystal at the bottom near the edge. A good flat plate of crystals with individuals to 2cm wide at the termination.


B666 - Brookite in Quartz $ 300
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm


Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b666a.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b666b.jpg] Brookite in Quartz from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b666c.jpg]

Floater cluster of two Quartz crystals in a V formation. The right crystal has an included 9mm Brookite crystal.


B668 - Inesite $ 250
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668a.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668b.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b668c.jpg]

Pink Inesite crystals covering matrix, but not your typical druse of evenly sized crystals. This particular find produced specimens with tufts of Inesite rising above the smaller crystals.


B669 - Inesite $ 220
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b669a.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b669b.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/b669c.jpg]

Pink Inesite crystals covering matrix, but not your typical druse of evenly sized crystals. This particular find produced specimens with tufts of Inesite rising above the smaller crystals.


B832 - Seligmannite on Galena with Realgar $ 150
Mina Palomo, Peru
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 4 cm


Seligmannite on Galena with Realgar from Mina Palomo, Peru [db_pics/pics/b832a.jpg] Seligmannite on Galena with Realgar from Mina Palomo, Peru [db_pics/pics/b832b.jpg] Seligmannite on Galena with Realgar from Mina Palomo, Peru [db_pics/pics/b832c.jpg]

Small rod-shaped crystals (1-2mm) of Seligmannite on the surface of Galena Crystals. Associated with Pyrite, Quartz, and Realgar. Seligmannite is a rare lead copper arsenic sulfide in the Bournonite group of minerals.


B674 - Malachite after Azurite $ 350
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 10 x 7.5 x 6 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b674a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b674b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b674c.jpg]

Bright velvety Malachite that have replaced large Azurite crystals. Crystals reach 3.5cm wide. There is Azurite throughout the matrix providing color contrast, and the whole specimen has a little more flair and pizzaz than the typical Mal/Az psuedos from here.


B675 - Malachite after Azurite $ 450
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 9 x 6.5 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b675a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b675b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b675c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b675d.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b675e.jpg]

Bright velvety Malachite that have replaced large Azurite crystals. Crystals reach 2cm wide. There is Azurite throughout the matrix providing color contrast, and the whole specimen has a little more flair and pizzaz than the typical Mal/Az psuedos from here.


B685 - Azurite $ 150
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b685a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b685b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b685c.jpg]

Bright and glassy bladed Azurite crystals on matrix. The crystals are superb but a couple grew too big and contacted the opposite pocket wall, keeping this from being a $500 specimen. Much better than photos.


B686 - Azurite $ 350
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 3.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b686a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b686b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b686c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b686d.jpg]

Bright and glassy bladed Azurite crystals on matrix. The crystals are superb and reach 1.6cm wide. Fine and undamaged.


B690 - Tourmaline $ 200
Oyo, Nigeria
thumbnail - 3 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


Tourmaline from Oyo, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/b690a.jpg] Tourmaline from Oyo, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/b690b.jpg]

Single green Tourmaline with a steep pyramidal termination. Flawless gem quality for it's entire length.


B692 - Ajoite (?)/Chrysocolla after Azurite $ 180 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 108
Luputo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 3 cm


Ajoite (?)/Chrysocolla after Azurite from Luputo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/B692A.jpg] Ajoite (?)/Chrysocolla after Azurite from Luputo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/B692b.jpg] Ajoite (?)/Chrysocolla after Azurite from Luputo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/b692c.jpg]

Cluster of bright blue psuedomorphs of either Ajoite or Chrysocolla and Malachite that has replaced Azurite. These were origianlly sold as Chrysocolla but it is rumored that recent analyses indicates that the blue mineral is Ajoite.


B699 - Ferberite with Arsenopyrite $ 120 DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 72
Pansasquiera, Portugal
miniature - 4.5 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm


Ferberite with Arsenopyrite from Pansasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b699a.jpg] Ferberite with Arsenopyrite from Pansasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b699b.jpg]

Quality combination specimen featuring a well terminated Ferberite crystal rising from Quartz, Apatite, Siderite, and Arsenopyrite crystals, all dusted by small Chalcopyrite crystals.


B708 - Scapolite $ 240
Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm


Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b708a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b708b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b708c.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b708d.jpg]

Gemmy and lustrous, water-clear, yellow Scapolite crystal with glassy termination faces from Morogoro, Tanzania. The recent finds of Scapolite from Tanzania have been outstanding. A fine Scapolite, complete all-around and undamaged. Great aesthetics and an impressive gem crystal weighing 4.3 grams. All GEM!



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