Selected Specimens

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M144 - Azurite $ 190 (=~ AUS$ 263)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.4 x 2.1 x 2 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m144a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m144b.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster composed a large 3.4cm crystal and one smaller crystal. Undamaged.


M148 - Azurite with Malachite $ 140 (=~ AUS$ 194)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m148a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m148b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m148c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite crystals with minor amounts of Malachite attached. Undamaged floater cluster composed of 4 intergrown crystals, largest 1.7cm long.


M150 - Azurite with Malachite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 166)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m150a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m150c.jpg]

Complete, double-terminated Azurite crystal perched atop another Azurite. The bottom crystal grew straight out of the pocket wall and the top crysal grew freely atop the lower. Undamaged.


M151 - Azurite with Malachite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 207)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m151a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m151b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m151c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite crystals with Malachite from the watercourse pocket. Main crystal is undamaged and 2.1cm long. One minor crystal has a contact where it likely grew against a pocket wall, otherwise undamaged.


L16 - Dravite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 277)
Mwajanga, Tanzania
miniature - 3.2 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/l16a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/l16b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/l16c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/l16d.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/l16e.jpg]

18 Dravite crystals from recent finds in Tanzania. Crystals show a rich rootbeer brown color when backlit.


L19 - Alabandite $ 100 (=~ AUS$ 138)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 5 x 3.0 x 2 cm


Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/l19a.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/l19b.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/l19c.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/l19d.jpg] Alabandite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/l19e.jpg]

18 specimens of Alabandite to 5cm wide. Hexagonal prismatic crystals in clusters and crystal covered plates.


M153 - Amethyst $ 95 (=~ AUS$ 131)
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m153a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m153b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m153c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m153d.jpg]

Six Amethyst crystals radiating out from a central base. The crystals have sharp edges and great glassy luster. The central crystal is sceptered and the bottom crystal is double terminated.


M155 - Amethyst $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 173)
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 3 cm


Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m155a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m155b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m155c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m155d.jpg]

Amethyst crystals to 4.5 cm long on a thin crystalline Quartz matrix. The crystals have sharp edges, great glassy luster, and the main crystal is partially sceptered.


TZ434 - Dravite $ 850 (=~ AUS$ 1176)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.3 x 3.1 x 3 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz434a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz434b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz434c.jpg]

Large translucent, rootbeer colored Dravite crystal with a very sharp change to white, cat's-eye Dravite. These part rootbeer/part cat's-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 125 grams.


TZ437 - Dravite $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 249)
Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania
miniature - 4.1 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz437a.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz437b.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz437c.jpg] Dravite from Mwajanga, near Komolo, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz437d.jpg]

Transparent to translucent, rootbeer colored Dravite crystal with a very sharp change to golden that is starting to alter to a cat's-eye Dravite. This crystal is terminated and also features a natural bend which sometimes occurs in Tourmaline crystals due to fracturing and rehealing in the pegmatite pocket. Weighs 6.1 grams.


A986 - Clinozoisite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 387)
Tormiq, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.8 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a986a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a986b.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a986c.jpg]

Floater cluster of sharp, gemmy Clinozoisite. Blocky, double terminated, and undamaged. Dichroic coloration of green and brown.


A987 - Anatase $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 484)
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 9.5 x 9.5 x 4 cm


Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a987a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a987b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a987c.jpg]

Double terminated Anatase crystals to 1cm on matrix associated with Quartz.


A988 - Anatase $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 346)
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a988a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a988b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a988c.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a988d.jpg]

Sharp, metallic Anatase crystals to 8mm on matrix associated with Albite.


E656 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 415)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e656a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e656b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e656c.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 Malachite after Cuprite in two areas, one a single crystal, and the other a 1.2cm cluster of crystals. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E657 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 553)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.0 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e657a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e657b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e657c.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e657d.jpg]

Bright blue Azurite clusterfrom the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen features a sharp 7mm crystal of Malachite after Cuprite.



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