Selected Specimens

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B430 - Wulfenite $ 450
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
cabinet - 9.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b430a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b430b.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b430c.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals lining an open vug. The crystals are approximatley 5-8mm in size and contrast well against the white Calcite lining the vug.


B433 - Wulfenite $ 150
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b433a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b433b.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix.


B435 - Wulfenite $ 450
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b435a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b435b.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b435c.jpg]

Thick clusters of red/orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix.


B436 - Wulfenite $ 250
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
miniature - 5.0 x 3.5 x 2 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b436a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b436b.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b436c.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix.


B439 - Wulfenite $ 150
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
small cabinet - 7 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b439a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b439b.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b439c.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix.


B440 - Wulfenite $ 250
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b440a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b440b.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b440c.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix.


B443 - Wulfenite $ 250
Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b443a.jpg] Wulfenite from Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China [db_pics/pics/b443b.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals that contrast well against the white Calcite covered matrix.


B446 - Azurite $ 1000 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 700
Block 14 Open Cut, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Azurite from Block 14 Open Cut, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b446a.JPG] Azurite from Block 14 Open Cut, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b446b.jpg] Azurite from Block 14 Open Cut, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b446c.jpg]

Azurite crystals over Malachite. This old classic was mined at around the turn of the last century. There are some broken crystals which is not unexpected for such an old, historic piece, but there are many fine undamaged crystals too. It would be suitable for a specialized azurite collection or one that tends towards mineral specimens that are over a century out of the ground.


B447 - Malachite $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 1050
Burra Burra Mine, South Australia (state), Australia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 2.2 cm


Malachite from Burra Burra Mine, South Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b447a.JPG] Malachite from Burra Burra Mine, South Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b447b.jpg]

Fien Malachite specimen from a relatively rare locality. It was mined before 1900. It would be suitable for any collection of “antique” mineral specimens or a specialized malachite collection.


B449 - Calcite on Chalcopyrite $ 100 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 70
Northern Queensland, Australia
miniature - 4.3 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Calcite on Chalcopyrite from Northern Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b449a.JPG] Calcite on Chalcopyrite from Northern Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b449b.jpg] Calcite on Chalcopyrite from Northern Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b449c.jpg]

Grey Calcite crystals that are in turn sprinkled with tiny Chalcopyrite, atop Chalcopyrite crystals. This specimen was mined recently and more precise locality information will be forthcoming.


B451 - Emerald $ 2000 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 1400
Torrington, New England Region, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 3.7 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Emerald from Torrington, New England Region, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b451a.JPG] Emerald from Torrington, New England Region, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/b451b.jpg]

Good sized medium green Emerald crystal, complete all around. Although it may not be apparent from the photograph, this crystal is color zoned. The thin bands alternate between colorless and green and are perpendicular to the c-axis. The crystal is terminated on at least one end. Emerald from Torrington was found briefly during the late 1990’s and production was sparse. This crystal is much larger than most Torrington emerald crystals. This specimen would be a good addition to any collection of unusual gemological specimens.


B454 - Copper $ 2000 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 1400
Mount Elliott Mine, near Selwyn, Queensland, Australia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Copper from Mount Elliott Mine, near Selwyn, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b454a.JPG] Copper from Mount Elliott Mine, near Selwyn, Queensland, Australia [db_pics/pics/b454b.jpg]

This is a high quality “birds nest” of copper from an unusual locality. I've never such an interwoven mass of wires such as this. It would be a fine addition to many specialized native copper or native metal collection.


B455 - Malachite, Azurite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 280
Sir Dominic Mine, Arkaroola, central Flinders Ranges, South Australia (state), Australia
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm


Malachite, Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Arkaroola, central Flinders Ranges, South Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b455a.JPG] Malachite, Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Arkaroola, central Flinders Ranges, South Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b455b.jpg] Malachite, Azurite from Sir Dominic Mine, Arkaroola, central Flinders Ranges, South Australia (state), Australia [db_pics/pics/b455c.jpg]

Flaoter cluster of rosettes of Azurite and Malachite relacing Azurite. This specimen is particularly clean and the 50:50 split of the blue and green is particularly pleasing. Complete all around and undamaged. This piece would be a good addition to any specialized worldwide azurite and/or malachite collection.


B456 - Azurite $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 1050
Sepon Mine, Laos
miniature - 4.5 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm


Azurite from Sepon Mine, Laos [db_pics/pics/b456a.JPG] Azurite from Sepon Mine, Laos [db_pics/pics/b456b.jpg] Azurite from Sepon Mine, Laos [db_pics/pics/b456c.jpg] Azurite from Sepon Mine, Laos [db_pics/pics/b456d.jpg]

This fine matrix specimen consist of separated, glassy lustered, neon-blue crystals on azurite. There are particularly good 1.5cm double-terminated crystals on each side (or top and bottom depending ont he orientation). The quality of the Azurite is superb. The matrix consist of limonitic gossan. The Sepon Mine is an extremely rich copper-gold mine in one of the most isolated parts of south-east Asia. This specimen was mined in 2011 or 2012. Despite the prevalence of generally inferior quality Laotian azurite on the market, it will not take long to dry up since any azurite recovered from this mining operation recently has been recovered from dump material.


B457 - Tennantite after Azurite $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 30% OFF TO $ 1050
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 3 x 1.6 cm


Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b457a.JPG] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b457b.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b457c.jpg]

Large psuedomorph of Tennantite replacing Azurite. Good quality and complete all around and undamaged, though it appears to have naturally fractured and rehealed near the termination during growth. This piece was mined from the first oxidation zone of Tsumeb. This type of pseudomorph only occurred at Tsumeb, and then only rarely.



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