Selected Specimens

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TU181 - Azurite with Malachite $ 200 (=~ € 177)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2 x 2 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu181a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu181b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu181c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached. Floater cluster of intergrown crystals, nearly perfect with just a couple tiny contacts.


TU183 - Azurite with Malachite $ 130 (=~ € 115)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu183a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu183b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu183c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached. Crystal reach nearly 2cm in size It's nearly perfect with damage to a couple crystals, but nevertheless is a very attractive specimen.


TU185 - Azurite $ 350 (=~ € 309)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu185a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu185b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu185c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached. Undamaged floater cluster composed of 4 intergrown crystals. Superb.


TU193 - Azurite $ 200 (=~ € 177)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu193a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu193b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu193c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color. Top crystal is a 1.8 cm double terminated crystal complete all around.


TU194 - Azurite $ 350 (=~ € 309)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu194a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu194b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu194c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on matrix with Malachite. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color.


TU196 - Azurite $ 650 (=~ € 574)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.4 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu196a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu196b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu196c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on a small amount of matrix featuring a fine, large 2.8cm tall and 2.2 cm wide main crystal. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color. Fine and undamaged.


TU198 - Azurite $ 450 (=~ € 398)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm


Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu198a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu198b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu198c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu198d.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on matrix. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color. Undamaged and fine quality. The main crystal is perfect, 2.5 cm wide and double-terminated.


SA600 - Rhodonite $ 1200 (=~ € 1061)
Chiurucu Mine, Bolognesi Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm


Rhodonite from Chiurucu Mine, Bolognesi Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa600a.jpg] Rhodonite from Chiurucu Mine, Bolognesi Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa600b.jpg] Rhodonite from Chiurucu Mine, Bolognesi Prov., Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/sa600c.jpg]

Cluster of deep reddish pink Rhodonite crystals. Undamaged cluster of large crystals 3cm long. The color is what really makes this specimen stand out. It's from the 1989 find, which are considered to have better color than the more recent material.


A974 - Sapphire $ 1500 (=~ € 1326)
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
small cabinet - 5.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/a974a.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/a974b.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/a974c.jpg] Sapphire from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [db_pics/pics/a974d.jpg]

Slightly water-worn double-terminated Sapphire crystal. The color is either white or slightly yellow, hard to be sure as there is some surface staining. This one is special as there are multiple side crystals growing out in rows, alternating along 3 of the six edges, never seen one quite like it.


E628 - Diaspore $ 4900 (=~ € 4331)
Aydun, Mugula, Turkey
cabinet - 10.5 x 6 x 3 cm


Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/e628a.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/e628b.jpg] Diaspore from Aydun, Mugula, Turkey [db_pics/pics/e628c.jpg]

Large V-twin Diaspore crystal with a second 4.5cm V-twin crystal attached. One arm of the larger crystal has a broken end while the other has a natural, etched looking termination. Much of the specimen is composed of a large gem section in the longer arm. The entire specimen weighs 430 carats. This is the largest V-twin I've seen.


NA124 - Wulfenite $ 350 (=~ € 309)
Mobile Mine, Goodsprings, Clark Co., Nevada
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 1.8 cm


Wulfenite from Mobile Mine, Goodsprings, Clark Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na124a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mobile Mine, Goodsprings, Clark Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/na124b.jpg]

Good coverage of lustrous orange Wulfenite crystals. There is one missing/broken off crystal, the rest are undamaged. Good specimen from an uncommon locality.


NA132 - Elbaite $ 150 (=~ € 133)
Big Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California
thumbnail - 2.6 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


Elbaite from Big Kahuna Zone, Oceanview Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California [db_pics/pics/na132a.jpg]

Nice hot pink Tourmaline with a thin green or blue cap at the termination. Complete and undamaged with a bit of pocket crud atop the termination.


NA133 - Wulfenite with Calcite $ 275 (=~ € 243)
Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?)
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3.0 cm


Wulfenite with Calcite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?) [db_pics/pics/na133a.jpg] Wulfenite with Calcite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?) [db_pics/pics/na133b.jpg] Wulfenite with Calcite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?) [db_pics/pics/na133c.jpg] Wulfenite with Calcite from Glove Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona (Tiger?) [db_pics/pics/na133d.jpg]

Geometric box-work of large yellow Wulfenite crystals, each coated on one side big sugary Calcite crystals. The old label indicates this is from the Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine in Tiger, however it looks more like Glove Mine material to me. Largest crystal is 4.5cm across.


SA601 - Chrysoberyl $ 3800 (=~ € 3358)
Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm


Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa601a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa601b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa601c.jpg]

Rare sixling Chrysoberyl. Complete all around though lower backside is indented. This is an old crystal from the Don Boydston collection dating back to at least the 1960s. It's likely from the famous Chrysoberyl find in the 1950s.


A979 - Anatase $ 250 (=~ € 221)
Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 11 x 6.5 x 5.0 cm


Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979a.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979b.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979c.jpg] Anatase from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a979d.jpg]

At least 15 fine Anatase crystals on matrix with Albite and Quartz crystals. Sharp, lustrous and undamaged crystals.



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