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B666 - Brookite in Quartz $ 300 (=~ £ 226) - ON HOLD
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.


B667 - Amazonite $ 200 (=~ £ 151)
Konso, Sidamo-Borana Province, Ethiopia
miniature - 4.5 x 4.0 x 2.5 cm


Amazonite from Konso, Sidamo-Borana Province, Ethiopia [db_pics/pics/b667a.jpg] Amazonite from Konso, Sidamo-Borana Province, Ethiopia [db_pics/pics/b667b.jpg] Amazonite from Konso, Sidamo-Borana Province, Ethiopia [db_pics/pics/b667c.jpg]

Twin Amazonite crystals with large, smooth faces and great color.


B668 - Inesite $ 250 (=~ £ 188)
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 (=~ £ 166)
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.


B670 - Malachite after Azurite $ 150 (=~ £ 113)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b670a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b670b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b670c.jpg]

Bright velvety Malachite that has replaced large Azurite crystals. Main crystal is 3.5cm wide. These Milpillas psuedos are really good.


B832 - Seligmannite on Galena with Realgar $ 150 (=~ £ 113)
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.


B673 - Cuprite $ 600 (=~ £ 452)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 12 x 6 x 6 cm


Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b673a.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b673b.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b673c.jpg]

Bright red Cuprite crystals in vugs on massive Cuprite matrix. Great color, luster, and sparkle to the crystals.


B674 - Malachite after Azurite $ 350 (=~ £ 264)
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 (=~ £ 339)
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.


B676 - Goethite $ 120 (=~ £ 90)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Goethite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b676a.jpg] Goethite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b676b.jpg] Goethite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b676c.jpg]

Iridescent Goethite in both botryoidal and elongated stalactitic formations. This is uncommon from Milpillas and a good addition to a Milpillas suite.


B681 - Cuprite $ 120 (=~ £ 90)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1 cm


Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b681a.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b681b.jpg] Cuprite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b681c.jpg]

Bright Cuprite on matrix. Good lustrous crystals to 5mm.


B685 - Azurite $ 150 (=~ £ 113)
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 (=~ £ 264)
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.


B687 - Copper $ 150 (=~ £ 113)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 0.4 cm


Copper from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b687a.jpg] Copper from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b687b.jpg]

Thin sheet of Copper crystals. Despite being a Copper mine, native Copper crystals are not commonly seen from here.


B690 - Tourmaline $ 200 (=~ £ 151)
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.



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