B454 - Copper
Mount Elliott Mine, near Selwyn, Queensland, Australia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 3 cm
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
Sir Dominic Mine, Arkaroola, central Flinders Ranges, South Australia (state), Australia
miniature - 3.5 x 2.8 x 2 cm
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
Sepon Mine, Laos
miniature - 4.5 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm
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
small cabinet - 8 x 3 x 1.6 cm
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.
B458 - Sampleite
North Parkes Mine, near Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm
This is a fine representative specimen from one of the most important localities for this rare copper-bearing phosphate species. This specimen was field collected pre 2012. None or very few specimens remain on the dumps of this mine. It had a very shallow oxidized zone and the future of mineral specimen production at this locality is bleak.
B461 - Molybdenite
Wolfram Camp, northern Queensland, Australia
cabinet - 11 x 7.5 x 5 cm
This is a relatively sharp crystal although a very small number of much sharper crystal clusters were mined at Wolfram Camp. The locality was mined for molybdenum. Wolfram Camp has recently been reopened but production of any mineral specimens has been sparse at best. This piece was formerly in the collection of the late Professor Laurie Lawrence of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
B464 - Elbaite $ 500 (=~ ¥ 60976)
Pala, San Diego Co., California
miniature - 3.6 x 1.1 x 1 cm
Bright pink single Elbaite crystal with a thin green zone at the termination. Complete and undamaged.
B468 - Gold $ 600 (=~ ¥ 73171)
Colorado Quartz Mine, Jamestown, California
thumbnail - 3 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm
Crystalline Gold specimen with bright luster and great yellow color. Weighs 2.9 grams.
B469 - Danburite $ 100 (=~ ¥ 12195)
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.7 x 3 cm
Single light pink Danburite crystal. Glassy luster and transparent at the tip.
B471 - Anatase $ 200 (=~ ¥ 24390)
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm
Floater single crystal, double terminated and undamaged. Elongated with complex morphology.
B472 - Anatase on Quartz $ 120 (=~ ¥ 14634)
Kharan Mountain, Balochistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm
A double-terminated 1.2 cm crystal of Anatase attached to a terminated Quartz crystal.
B477 - Sphene $ 150 (=~ ¥ 18293)
Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
Cluster of thick, green Sphene crystals. The crystals orient in an upright position and are thick making for a nice display thumbnail. There are crystals on the bottom too, it's a floater or nearly one.
B480 - Uvite on Dolomite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 36585)
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.8 x 4 x 3.5 cm
Glassy, translucent bright green Uvite (Tourmaline) crystals on matrix of Dolomite crystals. Individual crystals of Uvite reach 1.2cm wide.
B481 - Gold $ 1100 (=~ ¥ 134146)
Round Mountain Mine, Nye Co., Nevada
miniature - 4 x 2 x 0.5 cm
Leaf-like crystalline Gold specimen with large crystals along the edges. Weighs 3.6 grams.
B482 - Chlorite in Quartz $ 120 (=~ ¥ 14634)
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.8 cm
Glassy, transparent Quartz crystals with multiple, sharp phantoms of green Chlorite.
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