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B606 - Cerussite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 266)
Congo
miniature - 3.7 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


Cerussite from Congo [db_pics/pics/b606a.jpg] Cerussite from Congo [db_pics/pics/b606b.jpg] Cerussite from Congo [db_pics/pics/b606c.jpg]

Uncommon Congo Cerussite featuring a 2cm sixling crystal on matrix.


B607 - Azurite with Malachite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1997)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 3 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607e.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b607f.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 2.2cm and spherical masses of green Malachite on a white Dickite coated matrix. What a stunning piece! The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single clay-filled pocket opened in April 2015 . There is a small nick on the upper right crystal, otherwise undamaged.


B609 - Copper $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 999)
Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609a.jpg] Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609b.jpg] Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609c.jpg] Copper from Evergreen Bluff Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan [db_pics/pics/b609d.jpg]

Grouping of large, thick Copper crystals with a rich, dark patina that is only found on old, uncleaned specimens. A magnificient 3-dimensional display specimen with crystals to 2cm. Beautiful from all angles.


B611 - Uvite on Dolomite $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 320)
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611a.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611b.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611c.jpg] Uvite on Dolomite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b611d.jpg]

Red/brown Uvite crystals to 1.5 cm across nestled on ice-like transparent Dolomite crystals. There is one small nick on one Uvite crystal as seen in photos, otherwise undamaged. The Uvite crystals are beautifully translucent and richly colored.


B616 - Dioptase on Plancheite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 266)
Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


Dioptase on Plancheite from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b616a.jpg] Dioptase on Plancheite from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b616b.jpg] Dioptase on Plancheite from Christoph Mine, Kaokaveld, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b616c.jpg]

Aesthetic cluster of Dioptase crystals on light blue Plancheite. The cluster offer great presentation from all sides. Minor chipping but overall good condition. Shows well from any angle!


B620 - Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 533)
Trepca, Kosovo
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620a.jpg] Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620b.jpg] Galena, Boulangerite, Sphalerite from Trepca, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/b620c.jpg]

Unusual specimen composed of a central stalactitic-looking Galena rising out of black Sphalerite crystals. On the right side is a dense layer of fibrous Boulangerite crystals looking like a woolen blanket partially coating the Galena.


B623 - Pyromorphite on Quartz $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 320)
Sarrowcole Hall Vein, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 4.5 cm


Pyromorphite on Quartz from Sarrowcole Hall Vein, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/b623a.jpg] Pyromorphite on Quartz from Sarrowcole Hall Vein, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/b623b.jpg]

Cluster of robust Quartz crystals coated by green Pyromorphite.


B624 - Manganite $ 850 (=~ AUS$ 1132)
Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mts., Thuringia, Germany [db_pics/pics/b624c.jpg]

Not your typical druse of Manganite crystals. This specien features a lustrous, metallic, jet-black, striated, manganite crystal of 1.8 cm rising out of an open vug. The vug is set in massive crystalline manganite lined with a bit of barite for contrast. These old Ilfeld Manganites are regarded as the world's best for species and came out in late 1800s.


B626 - Siderite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 799)
Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Siderite from Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b626a.jpg] Siderite from Neudorf, Harz Mts, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/b626b.jpg]

Fine quality Siderite crystals over Quartz. The Siderite rhombs have excellent saturated color and reach 2cm in size. An old-time, desirable European classic of rich color and quality.


B627 - Barite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 466)
Sardinia, Italy
small cabinet - 5.1 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627a.jpg] Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627b.jpg] Barite from Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/pics/b627c.jpg]

Richly colored cluster of Barite crystals. The main crystal is a striking 3.3cm tall crystal rising up from the others and is complete all around. Transluscent to transparent with undamaged crystals.


B629 - Diopside $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200)
Kirado Mine, Hirado-Mura, Honshu, Japan
thumbnail - 1.5 x 0.3 x 0.1 cm


Diopside from Kirado Mine, Hirado-Mura, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b629a.jpg] Diopside from Kirado Mine, Hirado-Mura, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b629b.jpg]

Undamaged single gem crystal of green coloration.


B632 - Tetrahedrite $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 200)
Teine Mine, Sapporo-gun, Hokka Ido, Japan
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Tetrahedrite from Teine Mine, Sapporo-gun, Hokka Ido, Japan [db_pics/pics/b632a.jpg] Tetrahedrite from Teine Mine, Sapporo-gun, Hokka Ido, Japan [db_pics/pics/b632b.jpg] Tetrahedrite from Teine Mine, Sapporo-gun, Hokka Ido, Japan [db_pics/pics/b632c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Tetrahedrite. The Teine mine was a gold mine that operated from 1941 to 1971. Minerals from this mine are hard to come by.


B634 - Veszelyite $ 130 (=~ AUS$ 173)
Arakawa Mine, Akita-Ken, Honshu, Japan
thumbnail - 0.4 x 0.3 x 0.2 cm


Veszelyite from Arakawa Mine, Akita-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b634a.jpg] Veszelyite from Arakawa Mine, Akita-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b634b.jpg]

Small but well formed, lustrous single Veszelyite crystal. The Arakawa Mine was a copper and gold mine that closed in 1966.


B637 - Pyrite $ 75 (=~ AUS$ 100)
Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


Pyrite from Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b637a.jpg] Pyrite from Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b637b.jpg] Pyrite from Ani Mine, Alota-Ken, Honshu, Japan [db_pics/pics/b637c.jpg]

Cluster of mirror lustrous octahedral Pyrite crystals. Largest crystal is 1.3cm.


B642 - Tourmaline $ 950 (=~ AUS$ 1265)
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
small cabinet - 6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b642a.jpg] Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b642b.jpg] Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b642c.jpg] Tourmaline from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/b642d.jpg]

Complete and undamaged side by side Tourmaline crystals with great transparency their entire length. Undamaged with fine, deep blue color.



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