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B436 - Wulfenite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 333)
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
miniature - 5.0 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b436a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b436b.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b436c.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix.


B439 - Wulfenite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200)
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
small cabinet - 7 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b439a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b439b.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b439c.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix.


B440 - Wulfenite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 333)
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b440a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b440b.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b440c.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix.


B443 - Wulfenite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 333)
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b443a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b443b.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix.


B446 - Azurite $ 1000 (=~ AUS$ 1332) DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 700 (=~ AUS$ 932)
Block 14 Open Cut, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite from Block 14 Open Cut, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b446a.JPG] Azurite from Block 14 Open Cut, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b446b.jpg] Azurite from Block 14 Open Cut, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b446c.jpg]

Azurite crystals over Malachite. This old classic was mined at around the turn of the last century. There are some broken crystals which is not unexpected for such an old, historic piece, but there are many fine undamaged crystals too. It would be suitable for a specialized azurite collection or one that tends towards mineral specimens that are over a century out of the ground.


B447 - Malachite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1997) DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 1050 (=~ AUS$ 1398)
Burra Burra Mine, South Australia (state), Australia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 2.2 cm


Malachite from Burra Burra Mine, South Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b447a.JPG] Malachite from Burra Burra Mine, South Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b447b.jpg]

Fien Malachite specimen from a relatively rare locality. It was mined before 1900. It would be suitable for any collection of “antique” mineral specimens or a specialized malachite collection.


B454 - Copper $ 2000 (=~ AUS$ 2663) DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 1400 (=~ AUS$ 1864)
Mount Elliott Mine, near Selwyn, Queensland, Australia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Copper from Mount Elliott Mine, near Selwyn, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b454a.JPG] Copper from Mount Elliott Mine, near Selwyn, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b454b.jpg]

This is a high quality “birds nest” of copper from an unusual locality. I've never such an interwoven mass of wires such as this. It would be a fine addition to many specialized native copper or native metal collection.


B455 - Malachite, Azurite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 533) DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 373)
Sir Dominic Mine, Arkaroola, central Flinders Ranges, South Australia (state), Australia
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Malachite, Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Arkaroola, central Flinders Ranges, South Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b455a.JPG] Malachite, Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Arkaroola, central Flinders Ranges, South Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b455b.jpg] Malachite, Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Arkaroola, central Flinders Ranges, South Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b455c.jpg]

Flaoter cluster of rosettes of Azurite and Malachite relacing Azurite. This specimen is particularly clean and the 50:50 split of the blue and green is particularly pleasing. Complete all around and undamaged. This piece would be a good addition to any specialized worldwide azurite and/or malachite collection.


B456 - Azurite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1997) DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 1050 (=~ AUS$ 1398)
Sepon Mine, Laos
miniature - 4.5 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Sepon Mine, Laos [db_pics/pics/b456a.JPG] Azurite from Sepon Mine, Laos [db_pics/pics/b456b.jpg] Azurite from Sepon Mine, Laos [db_pics/pics/b456c.jpg] Azurite from Sepon Mine, Laos [db_pics/pics/b456d.jpg]

This fine matrix specimen consist of separated, glassy lustered, neon-blue crystals on azurite. There are particularly good 1.5cm double-terminated crystals on each side (or top and bottom depending ont he orientation). The quality of the Azurite is superb. The matrix consist of limonitic gossan. The Sepon Mine is an extremely rich copper-gold mine in one of the most isolated parts of south-east Asia. This specimen was mined in 2011 or 2012. Despite the prevalence of generally inferior quality Laotian azurite on the market, it will not take long to dry up since any azurite recovered from this mining operation recently has been recovered from dump material.


B457 - Tennantite after Azurite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1997) DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 1050 (=~ AUS$ 1398)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 3 x 1.6 cm


Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b457a.JPG] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b457b.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b457c.jpg]

Large psuedomorph of Tennantite replacing Azurite. Good quality and complete all around and undamaged, though it appears to have naturally fractured and rehealed near the termination during growth. This piece was mined from the first oxidation zone of Tsumeb. This type of pseudomorph only occurred at Tsumeb, and then only rarely.


B458 - Sampleite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 533) DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 373)
North Parkes Mine, near Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


Sampleite from North Parkes Mine, near Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b458a.JPG] Sampleite from North Parkes Mine, near Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b458b.jpg]

This is a fine representative specimen from one of the most important localities for this rare copper-bearing phosphate species. This specimen was field collected pre 2012. None or very few specimens remain on the dumps of this mine. It had a very shallow oxidized zone and the future of mineral specimen production at this locality is bleak.


B461 - Molybdenite $ 2000 (=~ AUS$ 2663) DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 1400 (=~ AUS$ 1864)
Wolfram Camp, northern Queensland, Australia
cabinet - 11 x 7.5 x 5 cm


Molybdenite from Wolfram Camp, northern Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b461a.JPG] Molybdenite from Wolfram Camp, northern Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b461b.jpg]

This is a relatively sharp crystal although a very small number of much sharper crystal clusters were mined at Wolfram Camp. The locality was mined for molybdenum. Wolfram Camp has recently been reopened but production of any mineral specimens has been sparse at best. This piece was formerly in the collection of the late Professor Laurie Lawrence of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


B464 - Elbaite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 666)
Pala, San Diego Co., California
miniature - 3.6 x 1.1 x 1 cm


Elbaite from Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b464a.jpg] Elbaite from Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b464b.jpg] Elbaite from Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/b464c.jpg]

Bright pink single Elbaite crystal with a thin green zone at the termination. Complete and undamaged.


B468 - Gold $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 799)
Colorado Quartz Mine, Jamestown, California
thumbnail - 3 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm


Gold from Colorado Quartz Mine, Jamestown, California [db_pics/pics/b468a.jpg] Gold from Colorado Quartz Mine, Jamestown, California [db_pics/pics/b468b.jpg] Gold from Colorado Quartz Mine, Jamestown, California [db_pics/pics/b468c.jpg]

Crystalline Gold specimen with bright luster and great yellow color. Weighs 2.9 grams.


B469 - Danburite $ 100 (=~ AUS$ 133)
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.7 x 3 cm


Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469a.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469b.jpg] Danburite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b469c.jpg]

Single light pink Danburite crystal. Glassy luster and transparent at the tip.



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