Selected Specimens

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TZ434 - Dravite $ 850 (=~ £ 563)
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 (=~ £ 119)
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 (=~ £ 186)
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 (=~ £ 232)
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 (=~ £ 166)
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 (=~ £ 199)
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 (=~ £ 265)
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.


E658 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 200 (=~ £ 132)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e658a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e658b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e658c.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 has nice large crystals and a Malachite after Cuprite crystal attached. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E659 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 450 (=~ £ 298)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.6 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e659a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e659b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e659c.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e659d.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite with 6 crystals of Malachite after Cuprite. From the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s.


E661 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 280 (=~ £ 186)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e661a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e661b.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 has a few attached crystals of Malachite after Cuprite and a few areas where the Azurite has altered to Malachite. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E664 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 500 (=~ £ 331)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 5 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e664a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e664b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e664c.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e664d.jpg]

Fine, deep blue 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 has numerous small attached crystals of Malachite after Cuprite and a few areas where the Azurite has altered to Malachite.


E665 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 120 (=~ £ 80)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.0 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e665a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e665b.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e665c.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e665d.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 is primarily a fine clusrter of Azurite but has one small attached crystal of Malachite after Cuprite. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.


E667 - Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite $ 280 (=~ £ 186)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm


Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e667a.jpg] Malachite after Cuprite on Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e667b.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 a single Malachite after Cuprite crystal perched atop the Azurite. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged. There are tiny grains of Quartz attached tothe Azurite.


E669 - Azurite $ 260 (=~ £ 172)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e669a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e669b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e669c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. This one has a neat 2.5cm wide crystal edge right across the top. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. There are no points of contact, a complete floater. There is some damage on one end but overall in good condition.


E670 - Azurite $ 300 (=~ £ 199)
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e670a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/e670b.jpg]

Floater cluster of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. Nice, good sixed crystals on this specimen. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. There are no points of contact, a complete floater and undamaged.



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