Selected Specimens

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B648 - Copper $ 350 (=~ ¥ 35714)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 4.3 x 1 x 1 cm


Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648a.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648b.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648c.jpg] Copper from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b648d.jpg]

Cluser of Copper crystals with a large spinel twin of 3cm forming the base for additional smaller crystals. Good patina and in excellent condition.


B651 - Scorodite with Pyrite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 45918) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225 (=~ ¥ 22959)
Babu, Guanxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Scorodite with Pyrite from Babu, Guanxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/b651a.jpg] Scorodite with Pyrite from Babu, Guanxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/b651b.jpg] Scorodite with Pyrite from Babu, Guanxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China [db_pics/pics/b651c.jpg]

Floater cluster of blue Scorodite crystals with Pyrite. While many of the Scorodites are included by Pyrite, there are also many lusterous blue crystal faces. Most Scorodites from this find were black in color, and those with blue crystals were the beautiful exception. Crystals to 1cm in size. Better than photos. private_notes


B655 - Cuprite, Silver on Copper $ 4250 (=~ ¥ 433673)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
cabinet - 10 x 9.5 x 6.5 cm


Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655a.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655b.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655c.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655d.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655e.jpg] Cuprite, Silver on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/b655f.jpg]

One of the largest, most dramatic examples of Cuprite on Copper from this find I have seen. A large, heavy specimen of well crystallized Copper adorned with Cuprite crystals running down the front, including a cluster right at the top and center. The Cuprites reach 1.5cm in size. The are areas of Silver with most located in an open area in the center of the Copper, which is loaded with Silver. No damage and sits up on its own for display. A stunner!


B656 - Wulfenite $ 750 (=~ ¥ 76531)
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
cabinet - 15 x 11 x 3 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b656a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b656b.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix. A good sized flat plate of crystals.


B657 - Wulfenite $ 750 (=~ ¥ 76531)
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
cabinet - 14 x 13 x 3.5 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b657a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b657b.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b657c.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix. A good sized flat plate of crystals.


B661 - Elbaite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 20408)
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3.1 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b661a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b661b.jpg]

Intergrown pair of bubble-gum pink Tourmaline crystals. Great color and gem zones. Undamaged (except for tiny crystal at base) and double terminated though bottom termination is rough.


B663 - Sphalerite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 28571)
Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 5 cm


Sphalerite from Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York [db_pics/pics/b663a.jpg] Sphalerite from Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York [db_pics/pics/b663b.jpg] Sphalerite from Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York [db_pics/pics/b663c.jpg]

Bright, jewel-like golden Sphalerite crystals set in a vug in Magnetite. The whole specimen, even the matrix, is bright and just sparkles. Excellent quality Sphalerite and hard to get specimen. Better than photos.


B664 - Azurite $ 1200 (=~ ¥ 122449)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b664c.jpg]

Exceedingly showy, bright Azurite crystals. Great color and 'wet' luster. The only detraction, and what keeps this from being a $5000 specimen, is one broken off crystal at the bottom near the edge. A good flat plate of crystals with individuals to 2cm wide at the termination.


B666 - Brookite in Quartz $ 300 (=~ ¥ 30612) - 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 (=~ ¥ 20408)
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 (=~ ¥ 25510)
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 (=~ ¥ 22449)
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 (=~ ¥ 15306)
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 (=~ ¥ 15306)
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 (=~ ¥ 61224)
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.



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