Selected Specimens

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B300 - Volborthite $ 400 (=~ £ 265)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b300a.jpg] Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b300b.jpg] Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b300c.jpg]

Floater grouping of Volborthite crystals in attractive rosette well crystallized front and back. This pocket has produced the world's finest Volborthite by a huge margin and while this one is not the largest, it is of excellent quality and has the attached Azurite. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B301 - Azurite, Volborthite, Malachite $ 1800 (=~ £ 1192)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.6 x 1 cm


Azurite, Volborthite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b301a.jpg] Azurite, Volborthite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b301b.jpg] Azurite, Volborthite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b301c.jpg] Azurite, Volborthite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b301d.jpg]

A great combination thumbnail from this pocket - a floater grouping of Azurite crystals too 1.5cm with green Malachite and two areas of Volborthite. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Complete and undamaged with no matrix.


B302 - Azurite, Malachite $ 200 (=~ £ 132)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.7 x 0.6 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b302a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b302b.jpg]

Wide single Azurite crystal with attached Malachite. One photo backlit to show color. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Slight chipping otherwise undamaged.


B303 - Azurite, Malachite $ 250 (=~ £ 166)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b303a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b303b.jpg]

Azurite crystal group with attached Malachite. One photo backlit to show color. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. One very small chip found using a loupe, otherwise undamaged.


B304 - Azurite, Malachite $ 180 (=~ £ 119)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.4 x 1 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b304a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b304b.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with attached Malachite. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. A couple chips, otherwise undamaged.


B305 - Azurite, Malachite $ 300 (=~ £ 199)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.6 x 1 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305c.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with attached Malachite. Beautiful front and back with just a tiny area of contact on bottom where it attached to the matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. One very small chip found using a loupe, otherwise undamaged.


B306 - Azurite $ 180 (=~ £ 119)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306a.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306b.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306c.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping, beautiful front and back with just a tiny area of contact on bottom where it attached to the matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B308 - Azurite $ 120 (=~ £ 80)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b308a.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b308b.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with crystals to 1.6cm. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B277 - Zircon $ 200 (=~ £ 132)
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b277a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b277b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of red/brown Zircon. Translucent with gem zones near the termination.Undamaged.


B279 - Zircon $ 200 (=~ £ 132)
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b279a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b279b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of red/brown Zircon. Translucent with gem zones near the termination.Undamaged.


B280 - Zircon $ 200 (=~ £ 132)
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b280a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b280b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b280c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of red/brown Zircon. Translucent with good gem zones near the termination.Undamaged.


B284 - Zircon $ 200 (=~ £ 132)
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b284a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b284b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of red/brown Zircon. Transparent top to bottom.Undamaged. One photo backlit to show transparency.


B285 - Zircon $ 120 (=~ £ 80)
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b285a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b285b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of red/brown Zircon. Translucent to transparent.Chipped/contacted on one corner otherwise undamaged.


B309 - Elbaite with Lepidolite $ 600 (=~ £ 398)
Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm


Elbaite with Lepidolite from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b309a.jpg] Elbaite with Lepidolite from Aricanga Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/b309b.jpg]

Gem green Elbaite with a bright red termination and an attached book of purple Lepidolite. From a mid 1990s find. The strong colors make for a striking specimen. Undamaged.


B311 - Dioptase $ 2400 (=~ £ 1590)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.0 x 3.7 x 3 cm


Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b311c.jpg]

Large single Dioptase, 1.5cm long, on a matrix covered by smaller Dioptase crystals. An exquisite specimen from the Georg Gebhard collection.



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