Selected Specimens

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M143 - Azurite with Malachite $ 650
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m143a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m143b.jpg]

Superb electric blue Azurite crystals with a minor amount of Malachite. This is from the watercourse pocket (also called the elegant pocket or spiderweb pocket) that was opened in 2013. A near floater cluster (one of the smallest crystals shows a contact where it grew against matrix) composed of intergrown crystals to 2.2cm in size. Although this was mined in 2013 it only made its way north of the border in late 2014 having been stashed away by a miner. Backside has one small broken off crystal, otherwise undamaged and superb. A beauty!


M144 - Azurite $ 190
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.



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